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  • 6 Myths Other Gutter Shield Companies Want You to Believe

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    sfschristina
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    Other gutter shield brands claim that their products are superior in construction and performance, yet there are unique benefits that set Gutter Helmet® apart from the competition. Here are some myths you might hear from other gutter guard companies. Theirs is the only product with a “no clog warranty.” But the competitors’ fine print also states you can get a free cleaning when the system clogs … which is a bit contradictory. Gutter Helmet never needs cleaning and our warranty guarantees it. A wider gap is better. Gutter Helmet’s 3/8″ gap has been carefully engineered to…
  • Lucky Wedding Dates 2015

    Feng Shui Import » Feng Shui Tips, Feng Shui Cures
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    19 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Happy Marriage is one of the most important things for a life. It is believed that one lucky wedding date can bring happiness, harmony and wealth for the rest of the life. Instead an inauspicious wedding date can lead to unhappy marriage. In 2015, Zodiac sign sheep, ox, dragon and dog are against or side… Read More »
  • Think Green: Transforming Your Kitchen Into An Eco-friendly Space

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    Anne
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:48 am
    Thinking of turning your kitchen into an eco-friendly haven? Wonderful! While many get the impression that ‘going green’ can be very costly, nothing can be farther from the truth. Nowadays, it is reassuring to know that there are a lot of affordable options available that offer the same environmental gains as their costly counterparts. Whether […] The post Think Green: Transforming Your Kitchen Into An Eco-friendly Space appeared first on diy projects.
  • Small Spaces and Interior Design

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    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Every professional interior designer knows that decorating a small space is almost always more difficult than decorating a large space, but with some thinking and imagination, a small room can look and function just as well as a large one.  Here are a few guidelines and tips that interior designers keep in mind when furnishing […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Balancing Work and Home life

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    My Home Life Mag
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    By: Endia Turney For mothers everywhere, finding balance between home and work can sometimes be stressful. For work-from-home mothers, though, it can prove to be even more difficult. When combining the two, it’s important to find ways to ensure that each aspect of your life stays as separate as possible, so that each is given the proper amount of attention. These tips can help lessen the stress and improve balance in your life.   Schedules, Schedules, Schedules! It’s essential to be aware of what’s going to happen throughout your day. Making lists and checking things off throughout…
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  • 6 Myths Other Gutter Shield Companies Want You to Believe

    sfschristina
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    Other gutter shield brands claim that their products are superior in construction and performance, yet there are unique benefits that set Gutter Helmet® apart from the competition. Here are some myths you might hear from other gutter guard companies. Theirs is the only product with a “no clog warranty.” But the competitors’ fine print also states you can get a free cleaning when the system clogs … which is a bit contradictory. Gutter Helmet never needs cleaning and our warranty guarantees it. A wider gap is better. Gutter Helmet’s 3/8″ gap has been carefully engineered to…
  • Early Fall is a Great Time to Invest in the Best Gutter Protection

    sfschristina
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Gutter covers are a type of leaf protection with the purpose of keeping water flowing freely through the gutter system by preventing debris from getting into the gutter. Gutter protection has grown increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. It greatly reduces the chance of water damage to a structure due to overflowing gutters, and eliminates the messy and risky chore of checking and cleaning gutters once or twice per year. Ultimately, gutter covers pay for themselves in time and labor savings, as well as potential home repairs. If you still haven’t invested in gutter…
  • Improve the Long-Term Viability and Value of Your Home with Gutter Leaf Guards

    sfschristina
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    When it comes to home maintenance, certain steps must be taken to ensure every component is functioning properly. Gutters are small but critical components that have a dramatic effect on the long-term viability and value of your home. Regarding gutter maintenance, there are numerous gutter styles, materials and gutter cover solutions to choose from. However, choosing an inferior gutter guard can do more harm than good. Screens often become dislodged by animals or wind, or debris becomes trapped in the mesh, both problems which will cause frequent maintenance requirements. Screens with a very…
  • Use Rain Gutter Guards to Avoid the Dangers of a Flooded Basement

    sfschristina
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Like a car, your home is a complex system with multiple components that work together to perform a certain task. When any one of these components is neglected or broken, over the long term your home will not be able to do its job – protecting you and your family from the elements. Take the gutters, for example. When a rain gutter system becomes clogged with debris and overflow, the water can end up in a very unwelcome place: the basement. A basement can flood at any time. Basement flooding can result from clogged gutters, a severe storm or even loss of power that causes a sump pump to stop…
  • Trust the Professionals to Install Gutter Protection Systems

    sfschristina
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Today’s homeowner has a wide variety of gutter protection systems to choose from. Pricing of a gutter guard system is typically done on a per-foot basis. Many companies that sell gutter covers include installation of the product at no extra charge. Others sell the gutter cover system and parts only, but leave you to install the product yourself. In the case of professional installation, many companies will provide complimentary cleaning and minor gutter repairs with the purchase of a system. More substantial repairs may add to the final cost. Professional installers have been trained and…
 
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    Feng Shui Import » Feng Shui Tips, Feng Shui Cures

  • Lucky Wedding Dates 2015

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Happy Marriage is one of the most important things for a life. It is believed that one lucky wedding date can bring happiness, harmony and wealth for the rest of the life. Instead an inauspicious wedding date can lead to unhappy marriage. In 2015, Zodiac sign sheep, ox, dragon and dog are against or side… Read More »
  • Good Day to Make a Wish on Moon Festival

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    27 Aug 2014 | 11:04 am
    Chinese Moon Festival is coming soon. 2014 Moon Festival will fall on Sep 8 (Monday). It is believed that moon can make your wishes come true if you make a wish to the moon on that Moon Festival night. The Moon festival is on the day of the 15th of the 8th Lunar month. Moon… Read More »
  • Chinese New Year 2014

    admin
    22 Jan 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Chinese New Year 2014 is coming soon! 2014 Chinese new year will falls on Jan. 31, 2014 (Friday). It will be the year of the wood horse. Chinese New Year is also called Chinese Spring Festival which is the biggest festival in China. There are a lot of Chinese New Year cerebration events and fairs… Read More »
  • Tai Sui 2014

    admin
    14 Jan 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Tai Sui (太岁) is known as Grand Duke Jupiter. He is the star directly opposite to Jupiter and changes location every year according to the Jupiter. In Taoism and feng shui, tai sui is in charge of people’s fortune and world’s affairs. There are 60 different Tai Sui who take turn to be in charge… Read More »
  • Chinese Horoscope Boar 2014, Chinese Zodiac Boar 2014

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    16 Dec 2013 | 12:28 am
    Leaving the zone of turbulence, zodiac Boar enters the relatively smooth period. There are uplifting stars emerging in the constellation. These noble stars would dispel the dark mist upon your constellation gradually and illuminate the path of fortune ahead. The presence of Yuede (moon favor) suggests a significant favor and kindness from high rank. That… Read More »
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  • Think Green: Transforming Your Kitchen Into An Eco-friendly Space

    Anne
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:48 am
    Thinking of turning your kitchen into an eco-friendly haven? Wonderful! While many get the impression that ‘going green’ can be very costly, nothing can be farther from the truth. Nowadays, it is reassuring to know that there are a lot of affordable options available that offer the same environmental gains as their costly counterparts. Whether […] The post Think Green: Transforming Your Kitchen Into An Eco-friendly Space appeared first on diy projects.
  • Snug and Secure: Exploring the Advantages of Conservatories

    Anne
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Ever watched those television home makeover shows where fervent presenters harass hackneyed construction experts into completing a renovation in an inexplicably short space of time? Of course you have! Universally, aside from a dislike for the bothersome host, one thing we all take from these shows is the motivation to get our own home in […] The post Snug and Secure: Exploring the Advantages of Conservatories appeared first on diy projects.
  • How To Lay Carpet Tiles

    Anne
    21 Jan 2014 | 7:09 am
    ‘How To Lay Carpet Tiles’ takes an in depth look at how you can lay your own carpet tiles. Carpet tiles are the best solution for DIYers who want a carpeted room without the expense of hiring someone to do it. Laying a full carpet can be extremely tricky, especially if you’re doing it for […] The post How To Lay Carpet Tiles appeared first on diy projects.
  • DIY Accidents That Make You Look Dumb

    Anne
    18 Dec 2013 | 7:35 am
    Looking at the myriad of DIY tutorials online and popular articles on social media platforms, one is bound to be motivated to try their hand at the various, interesting DIY jobs out there. And why not! With the holidays and festivities approaching, you’ll have time at your disposal and the entire house to decorate.  A […] The post DIY Accidents That Make You Look Dumb appeared first on diy projects.
  • The Definitive Guide to Timber Floors

    Anne
    11 Dec 2013 | 6:15 am
    ‘The definitive guide to timber floors’ is a handbook for people thinking about getting a timber floor in their home. (A guest post) Timber floors provide an elegant and natural aesthetic that is not available in other types of floor surfacing. It might not seem ideal when we think about the inconsistent patterns found in […] The post The Definitive Guide to Timber Floors appeared first on diy projects.
 
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  • Small Spaces and Interior Design

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Every professional interior designer knows that decorating a small space is almost always more difficult than decorating a large space, but with some thinking and imagination, a small room can look and function just as well as a large one.  Here are a few guidelines and tips that interior designers keep in mind when furnishing […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Shopping for Kitchen Flooring

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:05 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Your kitchen flooring can have a substantial effect on what may be the most used room in the residence. The appropriate kitchen flooring can create the personality of your kitchen, make housecleaning quicker, and last for many years. The wrong kitchen flooring is going to last even longer, so you will want to make a […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Excellent Ideas For Kitchen Remodeling

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen area would be the heart of any home.  It can be the warmest, most active room in most homes.  This is where the family meets, cooks, eats and at times entertains.  You might thus, want to make it the kind of location that may be functionally sound and comfortable for entertaining or family […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • 7 Materials For Creating The Perfect Kitchen Countertop

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:11 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen countertop needs to withstand lots of abuse. Hot pots straight off the stove, knives and abrasive cleansers. The ideal countertop is able to stand up to heat and the sharp edge of a knife. Allow us to take a look at 7 of the preferred kitchen countertop materials being used: Granite A natural stone, […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Bamboo Surfboards – a history

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Gary Young recounts his history in building bamboo surfboards – starting back in 1970 and finishing his first surfboard two years later. He has some really interesting points about his experiences with bamboo: After over 10 years of bamboo board making, I would estimate that each layer of rotary bamboo veneer is roughly as strong […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
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  • Balancing Work and Home life

    My Home Life Mag
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    By: Endia Turney For mothers everywhere, finding balance between home and work can sometimes be stressful. For work-from-home mothers, though, it can prove to be even more difficult. When combining the two, it’s important to find ways to ensure that each aspect of your life stays as separate as possible, so that each is given the proper amount of attention. These tips can help lessen the stress and improve balance in your life.   Schedules, Schedules, Schedules! It’s essential to be aware of what’s going to happen throughout your day. Making lists and checking things off throughout…
  • Stylish DIY Key holder

    My Home Life Mag
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    By: Hannah Haselhoff Always losing your keys? Looking for a creative way to spice up your entryway? Then this craft is for you! Using an old picture frame you can make your very own stylish key holder.   Here is what you will need: An old or inexpensive picture frame 3 or 4 decorative knobs or hooks Paint Paint brush Decorative fabric or paper Hot glue gun or staple gun Ruler or tape measure Scissors Possibly a drill   DIY in 6 Easy Steps Paint your picture frame First paint your frame in any way you like.You can even distress it or add small embellishments. I used an old wooden…
  • Falling for Pumpkin-Chocolate Squares

    My Home Life Mag
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    By: Elisa Voland There’s nothing that goes better together than fall and pumpkin. That’s why this week, My Home Life decided to jump right into fall baking with these delicious pumpkin- chocolate chip squares to get you through the toughest of weeks. Before you know it, pumpkin will be out of season again, so start creating with it now with this tasty treat! Step 1: Start with these simple ingredients Step 2: Preheat oven to 350 F. Line the bottom and sides of a 9×13-inch baking pan with foil, leaving some extra on all sides. Step 3: In a medium bowl, whisk flour, pie spice, baking…
  • Décor PSA: Hang Curtains High and Wide

    My Home Life Mag
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:47 am
    By: Elisa Voland A simple and cost-efficient way to update any room can be to change your curtain rod placement. As you can tell from the pictures below, you will give the illusion that your window is larger by extending the curtain rod 3-6 inches wider than the actual window and placing it 4-6 inches above the window frame. Not only does this make the room look more spacious and low ceilings seem higher, but it brings in more light to the space as well. So remember, when you need a fresh look at home this fall, just hang those curtains high and wide!    …
  • The Power of Paint

    My Home Life Mag
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    By: Endia Turney DIY projects are not only fun to do, and but a strong sense of accomplishment often comes with the completion of the project. When looking to revamp your home décor, one of the most powerful and most accessible DIY tools is one that’s so often overlooked: paint! Paint, paint and paint again. Paint your favorite color. Paint your favorite design. Maybe even paint objects in your home that you never would have thought to paint before. Although it’s a product that we use relatively often, we repeatedly underestimate its ability to easily transform spaces.   Go bold…
 
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  • Small Spaces and Interior Design

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Every professional interior designer knows that decorating a small space is almost always more difficult than decorating a large space, but with some thinking and imagination, a small room can look and function just as well as a large one.  Here are a few guidelines and tips that interior designers keep in mind when furnishing […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Shopping for Kitchen Flooring

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:05 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Your kitchen flooring can have a substantial effect on what may be the most used room in the residence. The appropriate kitchen flooring can create the personality of your kitchen, make housecleaning quicker, and last for many years. The wrong kitchen flooring is going to last even longer, so you will want to make a […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Excellent Ideas For Kitchen Remodeling

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen area would be the heart of any home.  It can be the warmest, most active room in most homes.  This is where the family meets, cooks, eats and at times entertains.  You might thus, want to make it the kind of location that may be functionally sound and comfortable for entertaining or family […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • 7 Materials For Creating The Perfect Kitchen Countertop

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:11 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen countertop needs to withstand lots of abuse. Hot pots straight off the stove, knives and abrasive cleansers. The ideal countertop is able to stand up to heat and the sharp edge of a knife. Allow us to take a look at 7 of the preferred kitchen countertop materials being used: Granite A natural stone, […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Bamboo Surfboards – a history

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Gary Young recounts his history in building bamboo surfboards – starting back in 1970 and finishing his first surfboard two years later. He has some really interesting points about his experiences with bamboo: After over 10 years of bamboo board making, I would estimate that each layer of rotary bamboo veneer is roughly as strong […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
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  • Forced Air vs. Ductless: Which Is the Best HVAC System for Your Business?

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    17 Sep 2014 | 6:47 am
    There are a lot of choices available to property owners when it comes to choosing a commercial HVAC system. In fact, there are enough choices as to cause some challenges in determining the system that will best fit your property. When it comes to comparing two HVAC systems, such as forcedair versus ductless, the main question to keep in mind is: which system will best meet your needs? One of the best ways to determine this is to work with a trained professional. RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning specializes in commercial HVAC services in Anderson, and our expertise and knowledge can help…
  • How to Tell That You Need Duct Sealing

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    10 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    The vent work in your home is made to be durable, but that doesn’t mean it won’t experience wear or damage during its lifespan. Faulty ductwork can lead to multiple problems, and once a crack or hole develops, it doesn’t go away and typically gets worse over time. One of the best ways to manage holes and cracks in your ductwork in Cincinnati is by scheduling a professional duct sealing appointment with RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning. How Are Ducts Sealed? Hint: it’s not with duct tape. In fact, you should never try to cover up cracks and holes in your ductwork with duct tape;…
  • The Fashion of Wearing White and Labor Day

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    1 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    You may have heard about the fashion faux pas of wearing white after Labor Day. In the present, this tradition is usually treated as old fashioned and a joke. Few people will criticize you for wearing white articles of clothing after the first Monday in September, or even take notice of it except to wonder why it was ever a major concern at all. Where did this tradition of white clothing going out of fashion after Labor Day come from, and why did it fade away like colorful fabric washed in a hot load in the washing machine? In general, white makes sense for the heat of summer. Light-colored…
  • Repair vs. New Installation: Make the Right Choice for Your AC

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    27 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    If your formerly reliable air conditioning system does not seem to run as well as it once did, you have a tough choice to make. Sure, air conditioning repair may take care of the problem, but what if another larger problem occurs in the near future? On the other hand, why would you schedule air conditioning replacement if a repair may keep it running for a couple of years longer? If you are not an AC technician, this is a difficult situation. Air conditioning installation may be more costly, but what if it’s the right choice for your home? The best person to contact about this question is a…
  • Horizontal vs. Vertical Loops: Which Is Better for My Geothermal System?

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    20 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Geothermal heating and cooling systems for homes do not come in “one size fits all” options. Each geothermal installation is different and designed to match the comfort needs of the customer, the space available for the loops, the average outdoor temperature, and the soil conditions. This is why it is so important to rely on experienced geothermal professionals for installation: it’s the only way you know that you’ll receive the system that will do the job you expect, and keep doing it for many years. Two of the basic options available for geothermal systems are horizontal or vertical…
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    Air National Houston Blog

  • Low-Cost Ways to Heat Your Home

    siteadmin
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:40 pm
      Heating your home can be extremely expensive, especially if you live in an area that is known for cold winters. While the majority of people use traditional heating methods such as gas or oil, there are other alternatives that can prove to be far more cost-effective while also helping the environment. Many of today’s best heating alternatives rely instead on such sources as solar power and recycled materials to help keep costs down when the temperature dips. Wood-pellet heating has seen a resurgence in recent years as a cost-effective home heating option. The pellets, roughly the…
  • Tricks of the Trade: Installing Ductwork

    siteadmin
    18 Oct 2013 | 12:41 pm
    Getting your home to stay at a reguler temperature; that you can enjoy, can be a bit bothersome. After a while, you can only take so much of being uncomfortable in your own home. There is a solution. And we’re here to help. Try the art of installing ductwork. Ductwork is the relief that you and your family are looking for. It will allow your home’s air to flow smoother and easier; creating a comfortable environment. Now, when it comes to how to install ductwork; well that’s all your choice. You can either hire a HVAC professional, or you could step up and do it yourself.
  • When the Eerie Sets In

    siteadmin
    23 Sep 2013 | 11:16 am
    Do you ever wake up in the morning to a particularly eerie feeling lurking through your home? The floor creak, you air enwraped in a crisp breezes; as wafts in your ears, and the windows drip with icy droplets. What if I told you that we could out an end to that dreary morning routine? You could awaken to clear and bright windows and your air conditioner keeping your home at a perfect temperature. In order to keep from freezing, you need to put an end to your cold drafts. All you have to do is seal up the cracks in your home. You can find little opening to the outside world through your…
  • Common HVAC Technician Mistakes

    siteadmin
    16 Sep 2013 | 9:40 am
    Trusting your home to a HVAC professional can and will be a particularly tedious task. Just jumping into hiring a HVAC professional, to come in and maintenance your home’s air conditioning system is not something that you want to subjected yourself to. Doing so will open up a huge oppurtunity for your home to be terribly wrecked. Just because someone has earned their HVAC license does not mean that they can perform air conditioning maintenance and repair to a precise expertise. You need to be able to assure yourself that your home is in the hands of someone that is there to help you and…
  • Survive the Texas Heat

    siteadmin
    9 Sep 2013 | 12:03 pm
    Being subjected to the harsh and terrorizing nature of Houston, Tx can be highly stressful. Texas is naturally a scorching hot atmosphere; but being a Texan, you know that living in Texas can be unpredictable. The weather changes from day to day; kind of just going with the wind. One day you may be enjoying the brief cool breezes of the world and the next you are begging for a nice ice cold water bottle to help you cool down. If you run into the unfortunate event of your air conditioning failing on you, you are in for a real miserable time. I have a few tips for you to help yourself survive…
 
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    Cool Air Mechanical Blog

  • Are Air Conditioners Easier to Repair Than Heat Pumps?

    Stephen Andrews
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    Air conditioners and heat pumps are often placed together in the same category. The reason for this is that an air conditioner is a type of heat pump, and a heat pump can do the same job as an air conditioner. Essentially, a heat pump is an air conditioner that can reverse the direction it moves heat and so work at both cooling and heating a home. The two systems work through an identical process of heat exchange using the cycling of refrigerant. There are some differences mechanically between the two—heat pumps have more components to allow them to operate in different modes—but they are…
  • 3 Most Common Commercial HVAC Repairs

    siteadmin
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    If you own or manage a commercial property, your clients, customers, and employees need a calm and comfortable place to conduct business. Your HVAC system helps do a lot of this work for you, so it’s important to call for repairs at the first sign of trouble. However, many people are too busy to notice right away when their commercial unit has run into problems. Instead, you may rely on your employees, customers, or even your bills, to let you know about the following problems that lead to commercial HVAC repair. Insufficient heating or cooling: One of the most common reasons business…
  • Can I Do Water Heater Repairs on My Own?

    siteadmin
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    Do-it-yourself projects are a great way to save a little money and learn a new life skill—in some situations. But when it comes to your home’s water heater, professional technicians simply have more experience dealing with water heater repair, and can better ensure everything gets back to normal as soon as possible. This is a large piece of equipment, so a poor repair job may lead to costly replacement. If you want to make a sweater, test out a chili recipe, or try your hand at flower arrangements, by all means, do it yourself. But here are the reasons you should not attempt to make any…
  • The Fashion of Wearing White and Labor Day

    Stephen Andrews
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    You may have heard about the fashion faux pas of wearing white after Labor Day. In the present, this tradition is usually treated as old fashioned and a joke. Few people will criticize you for wearing white articles of clothing after the first Monday in September, or even take notice of it except to wonder why it was ever a major concern at all. Where did this tradition of white clothing going out of fashion after Labor Day come from, and why did it fade away like colorful fabric washed in a hot load in the washing machine? In general, white makes sense for the heat of summer. Light-colored…
  • 3 Common Signs That You Need Commercial HVAC Repair

    Stephen Andrews
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    Problems with your commercial HVAC system can have a direct impact on your business; this is why it’s so important to attend to repairs right away. You don’t have to be an HVAC expert to spot the signs of developing problems, but it does help to know what to look for. Our Cool Air Mechanical technicians have put together a short list of common signs that can indicate the need for repair to your commercial HVAC system in Marietta. 3 Signs of Possible Problems Following are 3 signs your commercial AC may be experiencing problems: AC is blowing warm air – there are several problems that…
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  • How to Seal Granite Countertops

    Matt Leonard
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    Article from CounterTop GuidesGranite countertops, like other natural stones materials such as, marble, sandstone and slate are resistant to staining and easier to clean only when properly sealed.Choosing the Right Sealant is EssentialThe deeper into the surface of the material the sealer penetrates, the better it will resist stains, keep out bacteria and clean up with just mild detergent and a wet wash cloth or a cleaning product designed for your type of natural stone countertop.For this reason, look for products in the class known as impregnating stone sealers. Theyare chosen by…
  • How to Repair Fissures, Cracks and Chips in Countertops

    Matt Leonard
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesLet’s begin with the process of explaining the steps to repairing your countertops.  Firstly, it is important to understand whether the crack you are observing is an actual crack or a fissure, for chips you can skip to the repair section of this post. This information is relevant when determining which type of materials are required to get the job done right.Fissures Vs. Cracks. Which are which?Fissures are naturally occurring in many types of stone. Defined by the American Geological Institute as an “extensive Crack, break, or fracture in the…
  • Granite vs. Marble Countertops

    Matt Leonard
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesMarble and granite countertops have more similarities than differences. Specifically, they are both gorgeous natural stone materials and they both require a significant amount of care. That’s the good and the bad.With some TLC, however, both granite and marble countertops will keep their fantastic looks for decades, elevating the beauty of your kitchen, bathroom, office, laundry area or wet bar.Let’s get more specific about comparing marble and granite countertops.marble-countertopsGetting to Know Marble and GraniteThese are natural stone materials, and both…
  • Quartz vs. Quartzite Countertops

    Matt Leonard
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesComparing Quartz and Quartzite CountertopsQuartz and quartzite are two popular choices for countertops, but they are not the same material. They offer differences in looks, durability, care and price that you should know about before making your selection.This countertop guide explores quartzite and quartz countertops and the different strengths and weaknesses they present.quartz-countertopsquartzite countertopsUnderstanding Quartz and QuartziteQuartzite is a naturally occurring metamorphic rock. It is created when sandstone is subjected to extreme heat and…
  • How to Seal Natural Stone Countertops for Better Durability

    Matt Leonard
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    Article from CounterTop GuidesThe biggest caution to consider when selecting natural stone counters is that they must be properly sealed when installed and resealed as needed.When you pay attention to these details, your stone countertops will look good for decades without stains or blemishes. They’ll also be easier to get thoroughly clean for kitchen safety, and the sealant will stop the penetration of damaging water into the stone.Sealed Natural Stone CountertopsThis natural stone countertop maintenance guide will inform you about countertop sealing.  You’ll get the best long-term…
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  • Bookcase Lighting

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    Built-in bookshelves add such architectural interest to a room so you want lights that really compliment their design.  While sourcing some lights for a client recently I came across several great options.  We are working on her library room and we wanted some stylish lighting to create a soft glow, but first we had to narrow down which style would work best.There are swing arm sconces like this Landmark Lighting polished chrome one: Which can create a great look similar to this: via Kemble Interiors Or more traditional style sconces with a fabric shade like…
  • Style Your...

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
     Dresser The top of a dresser needs to be functional as well as look pretty. I like a pair of lamps at either end for light; a framed photo or two or maybe a small piece of framed art; a tray to hold clutter like glasses, watches, and perfume; a bowl for smaller items like rings and change; and a plant or vase of flowers for something natural. Trays   Art   Lidded Bowl  Lamp   Coffee Table A coffee table also needs to be functional while still looking pretty. Large stacked books look inviting while also creating an…
 
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  • The ideal style to follow for a wind resistant roof

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    The roof of any structure has to be strong and durable so that it easily withstands the pressure of high winds and torrential rains. The structure failure and water infiltration can cause a building to collapse in times of major storms. Therefore, there is a dire need of homes that have an ultimate structure and ... The post The ideal style to follow for a wind resistant roof appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Ideas to help you design your outdoor patio

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Along with your decorating your interior, designing your exterior is important too. Outdoor of your house gives the first look of your home. Besides, some people also organize various parties in their outdoor patio. For that very time, design and decoration of your patio adds to the beauty of your house. Here we present you ... The post Ideas to help you design your outdoor patio appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Make your windows more appealing with creative coverings

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Windows are an essential feature of any home that gives an entirely different look to your home. We use different kind of things to decorate our house windows such as blinds, curtains and other window coverings but still not able to get that perfect home look that satisfy our fantasy. Here we present you the ... The post Make your windows more appealing with creative coverings appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Ideas to make your zen room more attractive and comfortable

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:28 pm
    We all know how important it is for us to have a comfortable sleep after whole days of tiring work. A Zen bedroom is what we desire to relax and enjoy our sleep. You always look for an uninterrupted sleep with comfortable furniture. It is very important to know that what you like to have ... The post Ideas to make your zen room more attractive and comfortable appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Beautifully designed stylish furniture for your patio

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
      Our homes are the only place where we can relax and spend time with our families. As homeowners, we look for beautiful furniture that not only provides with comfort but also make our homes look beautiful. Every small part of our home deserves to have the best look decorated with best-designed furniture. Patio is ... The post Beautifully designed stylish furniture for your patio appeared first on Home Chunk.
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  • Bedroom redecorating, building a custom wardrobe

    7 Sep 2014 | 12:34 am
    Earlier in the week I posted a list of what was left to do on the bedroom and had a few weeks to do these before our week off work to really crack on with the work. But with my partner super keen to get the bedroom completed he has booked the carpet fitter in for this week and not the week after!We now have just 5 days to get the bedroom ready to be finished with carpet this Thursday! This weekend we have been working hard on the list to get things either done/Paint the surround around the wardrobe Add handlesAll the handles are now added to the drawers and doors and look amazing, and…
  • Kitchen Redecorating Ideas

    6 Sep 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Kitchen Remodeling IdeasYour kitchen is the hub of your home. It’s where your family comes together to talk about their day, eat delicious meals, and relax with a nice cup of coffee. But sometimes you can get bored with the same design of the area over time, and think about what you can do to brighten up the space, or give it a warmer feeling. Taking on a kitchen makeover is not for the faint of heart, and you should be prepared to exercise a great deal of patience while renovations are under way.According to kitchens.com, “Think of a kitchen remodel the same way you would think about…
  • Renovating our dream bedroom little step by little step

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    We are now speeding through the renovation of our master bedroom, the wardrobe has now been completely lined needing just under four rolls of wallpaper to allow the pattern to line up. Considering this is going to be on the inside and only seen as a treat when getting clothes out it was an expensive and time consuming addition to the bedroom but something that we both really wanted and it is those personal touches that make our house our own. The ten drawers in the middle of the wardrobe and been made and fitted as well as the first two cupboard doors going into place.At the end of the…
  • Wallpapered Wardrobes

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:49 am
    With the bank holiday weekend proving to be a wash out the hard work spent doing DIY didn't seem to bad. I think if the sun was shining outside then it would have been a different story. With our samples painted and our final colour choice chosen it was now time to crack on with getting the walls coated. The ceiling still needs a little attention and a few holes filled before this can be painted and as you can see on the below image to the left our light switch is currently sitting on this wall as we are waiting for the electrician to safely move this to another wall. Once this is done…
  • Picking the wrong colour paint

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:34 am
    After several hours at the weekend spent in Homebase and much deliberating, we had finally agreed on the colour of paint for a master bedroom. With the house renovations into their second year and only having temporary bedroom space up until now getting our master bedroom perfect is an exciting challenge and choosing the paint colour is very important. With colour guide books with the paint's in use and rows of tins in front of us we narrow down the choices and there was a clear winner for our paint. We chose to use Homebase Home Of Colour in a shade called 'Cosy Mocha' The colour in the…
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  • A High Efficiency Toilet Can Prevent Water Waste in Your Home

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    30 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    Did you know that toilets are a main source of water use in your home?  The EPA estimates that nearly 30 percent of water use in a home comes from toilets.  They also estimate that toilets are a major source of wasted water in homes because of small, undetected leaks and because older models are usually very inefficient. read more
  • Save Money in All Seasons By Insulating Your Attic

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    The Department of Energy estimates that heating and cooling a home accounts for approximately 50 to 70 percent of the home’s total energy costs, making it the single largest consumption of energy in your house.  A poorly insulated home can not only make your living space less comfortable, but also cost you money.  SSI’s residential HVAC professionals know how important it is to not only have properly working air-conditioners and furnaces, but also well insulated homes for those units to work in.  read more
  • Autumn Plumbing Tips for Northern VA Homeowners

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
    Cooler weather is on the way as fall approaches, and the change in season creates changes in your home as much as it does in the weather.  Fall is a great time to prepare your home for the upcoming cold winter months.  At SSI, we understand many of the issues that confront a homeowner as weather changes.  Here are a few tips to help get your home ready: read more
  • Preventing Clogged Drains and Other Plumbing Issues

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    If you own a home, chances are you have had to have a clogged drain cleared by a professional plumber at one point or another.  Areas of your home, such as the kitchen and bathroom, are points where materials regularly enter the plumbing system and can become trapped.  SSI’s plumbing company services regularly handle such clogs and are always available to you should you encounter a problem that can not be solved with simple measures.  read more
  • When is it Time to Call a Plumber?

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Owning a home is a wonderful experience, however it can present its own set of challenges at times. While it is necessary to perform regular maintenance on your property, there are some repairs that you should not do on your own. Often, when it comes to plumbing, it is best if you leave it to the professionals. Unclogging a drain is a great DIY project however anything more than that it is time to call the experts. read more
 
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  • We’ve Got You Covered: Noisy Rain on Roofs

    Value Roofing
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
        Does the sound of rain deafen you at home? Or do you hardly notice it? We bet you didn’t know that the shape of your roof determines how loud, quiet, or funny-sounding rain is. You’re going to hear more noise from rain right below a roof—say, in an attic—but certain roof types are noisier than others. And the same goes for roofing materials.   Noisy Roof Types Cathedral ceilings, low slope roofs, flat roofs, and metal roofs let in more noise than other types of roofs. It’s not just rain, either. If you live near an airport, you can actually reduce how much…
  • The Underside of Roofing: Inspecting the Attic

    Value Roofing
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
        Do you like the idea of conducting your own annual roof inspection, but dread climbing the ladder? Problem solved: inspect the roof from underneath—in your attic! You can detect leaks and water damage from the attic just as easily (and probably a little easier) with enough light and crawling around. If your attic is finished, that’s great; less crawling! The attic is the first place you will see roof problems, so regular inspection is key.   Checklist for Attic Inspections You’ll want to follow these guidelines if you’re going to inspect your own attic. 1. Check air…
  • Curves on Your Roof: Why Are Chinese Roofs Curved?

    Value Roofing
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
        Have you ever seen images of Chinese temples, the curved pagodas of ancient religions? Or perhaps you have been to China and seen them in person, even heard your tour guide explain it. However you’ve seen them, the curves have drawn you in and made you question the rigid angles of Western architecture. And why shouldn’t the architecture of other cultures and ancient peoples intrigue you? It’s mysterious and fun to look at. If you’ve ever considered adding a garden gazebo, consider the aesthetically pleasing addition of curved corners to add some flair to your landscape.
  • The Lowdown on VOCs & Your Health

    Value Roofing
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:25 pm
        All building materials release some amount of pollution, whether in production or after being used. In the roofing industry, the biggest pollutants are VOCs, and they occur while shingles are on your roof. So what are VOCs? Known as Volatile Organic Compounds, VOCs are gases that release certain materials, either from solids or liquids. If you are concerned about the presence of VOCs on your roof, you’re not alone.   What are VOCs? Volatile Organic Compounds. What exactly does that mean? VOCs are carbon-based chemicals that evaporate easily at room temperature. They…
  • Birds You Don’t Want to See This Summer

    Value Roofing
    16 May 2014 | 11:51 am
        Have you ever gone outside to enjoy your yard and heard chirping just a little too close to the house? If you looked up, you might have seen one of the worst pests for a roof, tucked in close to the gutter or eave—a bird nest. Starlings, sparrows, and pigeons are the most common roof nesters in the Nashville area. Each species is drawn to the narrow, dark cavities offered by gutters and failing siding. The only problem is that these nests compromise the integrity of your roof, and they can get into your house, causing even more problems.   What’s wrong with a little…
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  • Fremantle Leisure Centre gets into hot water with Evoheat

    Evo Heat
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Having a policy of carbon neutrality, the City of Fremantle naturally researched low-carbon options when upgrading the pool heating system at the Fremantle Leisure Centre. It eventually settled on a solution that is the first of its kind in Australia: a cogeneration system plus a shallow aquifer geothermal heat pump.   Pool heating specialist Evoheat won the tender to supply and install both the water-to-water heat pump for the geothermal heating system and the cogeneration system.   The heating project was part of a 10-month, $5 million overhaul of the centre, which includes a…
  • Five of the World’s Most Splendid Public Pools

    Evo Heat
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Although these pools look fit for royalty, you don’t need to be minted to enjoy the fun. Here are five of the world’s most luxurious and splendid pools, all of them open to the public and costing little more than spare change!   1. Bondi Icebergs in Sydney Caption: The pool at the Bondi Icebergs Club, Sydney, Australia Image Source   For over 100 years, the azure blue Tasman sea has crashed dramatically into the sea wall at Bondi Baths. This ruggedly beautiful outdoor swimming pool is only separated from the big blue beyond by a solid concrete wall that allow the waves…
  • Two cool guerilla pool designs that challenge conventions

    Evo Heat
    17 Jun 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Here are two completely different ways to approach pool building that started from some clever thinking out of the box and evolved into some of the most innovative pools in the world. How about a pool that can change from a dancefloor into a wading pool and then into a diving pool? Or perhaps a rubbish skip located in a shopping centre carpar that can be transformed into a swimming pool and local hang out? All sound too far-fetched? Well read on to find out how two guerilla pool designers are changing the rules of the pool building game.   Hydrofloor   This incredibly smart and…
  • The 3D print revolution is coming for the pool and spa industry!

    Evo Heat
    8 Jun 2014 | 11:15 pm
      Used everywhere from fashion and jewellery design to the rarefied world of archaeology, 3D printing is bringing new objects to life in profound and exciting ways. More and more manufacturers are moving towards products that can be reproduced anywhere in the world. However, this is where it gets interesting – consumers are about to become producers themselves! Here are some tips for the pool and spa industry, so that we can all benefit from this important technological shift.     Caption: A laser-scanned and 3D printed Viking Belt Buckle. A unique project in which a…
  • Five Ways To Revive Your Retail Sales Efforts

    Evo Heat
    29 May 2014 | 1:30 am
    There are plenty of pool businesses out there all vying for the same retail customers. During the quieter months of winter, Aussie pool businesses should take stock of their customer base and consider techniques for increasing their spheres of influence. Here are a couple of innovative ways to step up your success. Get prepared so that when the summer season comes rolling around again, you will have a rock solid strategy in place for selling and retaining a large customer base.   1. Create a loyalty system   Retain existing customers and get them interested in ongoing offers by…
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  • Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Home maintenance during the fall is very important for preparing your home for the winter season.  Here is a checklist for home maintenance during the fall: Interior Fall Maintenance Have your home heating system inspected and serviced by a home heating professional. Clean or change your HVAC air filters. Check your attic insulation. Make sure your attic insulation is not covering
  • Fall Lawn Care Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Lawn care during the fall is very important for enhancing your outdoor space, for promoting healthy grass and plant growth the next spring, and for ensuring your lawn stays healthy through the winter.  Here are my tips for maintaining your lawn for a healthy, green, and beautiful look in the following spring and summer: Test and correct your soil pH (acidity) level if needed. Most lawns
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Terry’s Blinds in UK

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Recently Terry’s Blinds in the UK asked to interview me for their Designer Insights series. Designer Insights includes interviews with fabulous expert designers in the field of interior and landscape design, as well as home staging and home renovation.  I’m pleased to be featured on their “Designer Insights” interview series. <!-- AddThis Follow BEGIN --> Follow
  • Tips for Choosing Outdoor Furniture

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Outdoor furniture can transform your backyard, patio, deck, or front yard into a relaxing retreat and enjoyable gathering place for you and your family. Outdoor furniture adds comfort and function to your outdoor spaces. Outdoor furniture is made from a variety of materials, each with its own look and feel. Materials can include wood, aluminum, wicker, wrought iron, plastic, and more.
  • Front Yard Curb Appeal Ideas

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Front yard curb appeal can make a great first impression because the first thing visitors or potential homebuyers see when they visit you is the outside of your home. Curb appeal should be neat, organized, colorful, and attractive. Here are some tips and ideas that will add curb appeal and will boost the look and value of your home: Repaint the exterior of your home if needed with
 
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  • Window walls vs. glass doors

    Bifold Network Expert
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    What is a window wall? A window wall is just what it sounds like: a wall made entirely of glazing. Popular in many commercial developments, window walls have found their way into residential applications in the form of floor-to-ceiling windows. Due to developments in double glazing technology, large glass areas can now replace walls without compromising on security or energy efficiency.   What is a glass door? A glass door, again, is exactly as it sounds: a door made completely of glazing. Sliding in-line patio doors and French doors used to be … Continue reading The post Window…
  • Custom aluminium windows

    Bifold Network Expert
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    Bifold Network are aluminium specialists. Well known in the industry for the superb quality of our bifold doors, a little known fact is that we are also able to offer custom aluminium windows to our customers.   Regardless of whether you’re an installer, a homeowner or work within the commercial market, we can create custom aluminium windows whose impeccable quality you won’t be able to find elsewhere in the industry. Aluminium: the perfect window material Aluminium windows have come a long way over the last decade. Slim, light and easy to install, … Continue reading The post…
  • Why bifold doors are perfect for… your garage

    Bifold Network Expert
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    Traditional garage doors can be cumbersome to operate at the best of times. Heavy, often liable to rust and for many people, difficult to use, their awkward design means that sometimes they can be more hassle than they’re worth. Bifold Network however, have the answer: a bifolding garage door. The bifold technology revolution The growth and development of bifold technology over the last decade has revolutionised the way that we think about the boundaries of space. The perfection of bifolding technology means that a five-metre wide, bifolding door can be easily folded … Continue…
  • What other aluminium products do we supply?

    Bifold Network Expert
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    As well as being a specialist in the manufacture and supply of aluminium bifolding doors, Bifold Network can also offer a diverse range of other products such as windows and doors. These aluminium product ranges are designed to perfectly complement your existing Bifold Network products.   Created to the same profile system as your aluminium bifold, we can manufacture matching Smarts aluminium windows, designed to suit the appearance of your existing product and helping you to achieve continuity in the property’s look. All these products are also manufactured in the same specialist…
  • Free UK bifold door delivery, nationwide.

    Bifold Network Expert
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    Imagine it. You’ve ordered the product, parted with your money and you’re about to arrange your delivery. Then suddenly you’re hit with an unwelcome addition of extra charges in the form of delivery charges: a horrible sting in the proverbial sales tail that is an unfortunate reality for most of us. Add to this the very real possibility that your purchase might not even arrive on time, or even at all in some rare cases, and you have the perfectly worst delivery process. If you can’t fit a product, you don’t get … Continue reading The post Free UK bifold door delivery,…
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  • Fourteen Weeks ‘til Christmas – Get Shopping!

    Dan Pala
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    How Prepared are you for Christmas Shopping? Unfortunately summer of 2014 is coming to an end. The new school year is underway, leafs are starting to fall and winter coats are starting to fill the windows of high street stores. You may have even noticed that some catering establishments have already started taking bookings, providing a menu and even putting decorations up all in the aid of Christmas. If you are still in summer mode it may come as a huge shock that there is less than 100 days ‘til Christmas! If this sounds like you, it is time to take your head out of the sand and start…
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  • Pest Control Cost – Estimates For Various Pests

    Admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Finding out you have pests in your home can be a little overwhelming. There are several factors you need to consider when you think about pest control cost. Sometimes it is worth calling an exterminator in to take care of the problem, especially if there aren’t many do-it-yourself options that seem promising. Below you will find information on what you can expect to pay for services rendered for each pest and the cost of dealing with it on your own, if that is an option. Termites Termites are pesky creatures who can wreak havoc on your home or nearby trees if not dealt with immediately…
  • How To Get Rid Of Fleas – Dogs, Cats, and Humans

    Admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Saying that fleas are a pest might be a bit of an understatement because they are often hard to get rid of. Once you have a pet come into contact with them, it will be a real ordeal to get them and your home flea-free. If your home becomes infested, you will need to treat all of your animals, your home, your yard, and virtually everything else you can imagine. Once you learn how to get rid of fleas, you will need to put forth both money and time to ensure they will not return once the course of treatment has been completed. Often people think that a home remedy will do the trick, but…
  • What eats bed bugs? Spiders? Roaches?

    Admin
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Bed bugs are a huge problem in today’s society. They were once nearly extinct from the North American region, but in recent years they have come back with a vengeance. While you generally assume that bed bugs would be found solely in beds or other furniture frequently sat on or used, it is just not the case. These insects can be found anywhere from schools to shopping centers, and everything in between. If you find yourself dealing with an infestation you may be wondering what eats bed bugs and whether or not that will get rid of them. Signs of bed bugs You may not even be aware that…
  • How To Get Rid of Ticks On People and Dogs

    Admin
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Most people will encounter a tick at one point or another in their life. They can be a particularly hard pest to deal with, and sometimes they spread diseases to their host. Humans along with livestock and pets are susceptible to becoming hosts at any given time. You may have come here wondering how to get rid of ticks, but before that can happen you need to identify what kind of tick you are dealing with and how they may have attached to the host. There are nearly 900 different species of ticks across the world. In the United States there are only 90 species, which is just a sliver of the…
  • Types of Termites You’ll Find In Your Yard

    Admin
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Termites aren’t something many homeowners think about. Finding out you may have an issue with them can be a little intimidating. There are a few different types of termites, and it is important that you figure out which ones have made their way into your home. Once you have identified which termites are inhabiting your space, you can devise a plan of action to get rid of them once and for all. Signs of termites While several of the signs are subtle, they won’t be missed. The two biggest signs of a termite infestation are mud tubes and swarmings. If you are noticing mud tracks up…
 
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  • Punjabi Jutti Online Collection in USA – Traditional Colorful Shoes from Punjab India – By The Modish Store

    The Modish Store
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Punjabi Jutti is a type of footwear common in North India and neighboring regions. Traditionally they were made up of leather and then decorated with extensive embroidery, in real gold and silver thread in olden days. But now with changing times Juttis  with rubber soles are also being designed as they add durability as well as comfort. Juttis have evolved into several localized design variations and styles vary even depending upon the shoemaker. However by large, they have no left or right distinction, and over time take the shape of the foot. They usually have flat sole, and are similar in…
  • Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2013

    The Modish Store
    10 Jun 2013 | 11:40 am
      Fathers Day is round the corner and we have the perfect selection of gifts for the Hero in your life. This Father’s Day make his day as special as him, by gifting him something wonderful from our unique collection of products   For the Entertainment King – For the dad’s who love to party , we have the perfect chip – n – dip tray , which will provide the perfect touch of fun and exquisiteness to his party style. http://www.themodishstore.com/shop/exquisite-white-outside-and-red-dip-holder-chip-n-dip-aluminum-tray-12-shell-shaped/   For the Artsy Dad- This…
  • A Romance with Ethnic Elements and Color

    The Modish Store
    14 Jan 2013 | 2:10 am
    Hello Friends, welcome to The Modish Store blog. Here we would like to get in touch with you , share the thoughts behind our product choices and of course ideas around home décor. We at The Modish Store love all things beautiful, colorful and unique. But fortunately Indian handicraft industry has a lot to offer as far as dressing up your home is concerned. We are dedicated to make The Modish Store your destination to find home décor items – Ranging from classic yet elegant Brass Idols ; or wooden “Jaali” art items ; or intricately carved and detailed acrylic inlay work wooden pieces.
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  • Should You Remodel the Bathroom in Your Boston Home?

    Anne Reagan
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Remodeling a bathroom brings the possibilities of water saving fixtures, clean tile and upgraded lighting. But with a large project like this, there are many details to decide as well as cost and time factors to consider. How do you know if this type of project is “worth it?” Unfortunately a lot of homeowners don’t compare the cost versus value before they remodel — only to find out the project they thought would add value, didn’t. Just because you’re remodeling a room in your house doesn’t mean you will actually earn more when you go to sell it. That is why it is…
  • How to Clean & Keep Summer Gear Over the Winter

    Anne Reagan
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    When summer turns to fall it’s important to store away your summer items and keep them safe from damaging rain storms, ice and snow. This is the perfect time of year to close up the BBQ, put away outdoor furniture, store your gardening tools and sporting equipment. It’s important that you take the time to clean these items before covering them up or storing them in the garage – dirt, food and grease can cause damage over time and make for a not-so-pleasant unveiling come spring. Read our tips below for keeping and storing your end of season items. Outdoor furniture The best…
  • 10 Tips For Designing Your Dining Room

    Anne Reagan
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The dining room can be a multifunctional space, used for eating, crafting, homework or entertaining, or it may be a room strictly reserved for special dinner occasions, like evening meals or holidays. Regardless of how you actually use your dining room, designing this space should focus on both the practical as well as beautiful. Dining rooms are predominately used for dining, so having a solid table and functional chairs is of upmost importance. Some dining rooms are large enough to have other furniture, like sideboards or additional tables. Whether you want a space that feels traditional,…
  • Chimney & Fireplace Safety

    Anne Reagan
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Our fireplaces are sources of comfort and warmth, especially in the fall and winter. We spend time and money ensuring that the mantel is decorated and that the hearth is pretty – but how much do you think about the inside of the chimney? Each year, an estimated 24,300 unintentional house fires begin in the fireplace and chimney, causing millions of dollars in property damage. Additionally, blocked chimneys can cause carbon monoxide to back up into the home, sending people to the hospital for CO poisoning. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recognizes the last week of September as…
  • Do I Need a Contract for My Lighting Project?

    Anne Reagan
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Lighting your home can add comfort and convenience and help make your space look bigger and brighter. Most of us have tried our hand at adding or changing out lighting – it’s easy to add lamps or change pendants. But when we need to add dimmers, fix electrical issues, add wiring or address unknown electrical issues, we start getting into technical areas that may require a professional. The wiring behind walls can often hide issues that we weren’t previously aware of , making it necessary to rip out walls or ceilings and adding to the overall scope and cost of a project.
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  • What is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Pool?

    Mat Jobe
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    So, you’ve decided to pull the trigger on a new swimming pool. Or at least you’ve indulged in your new pool fantasy to the point of thinking about scheduling. The big question is, when is the right time to have a pool installed? A pool salesman will tell you that now is the best time to buy, and back it up by arguing that prices will never be lower. On this website, we like to say that the right time to buy a pool is when you’re ready. After all, there are lots of decisions to weigh – and unfortunately, mistakes can be costly. But if you’re wondering what time of…
  • Hot Tubs: Inground, Above Ground, or Not at All?

    Mat Jobe
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    It might happen in the early stages of planning a new swimming pool, or years after it’s been built. But sooner or later, the issue of hot tubs rears its bubbly head. The first question that often bubbles to the surface is, what’s the difference between a hot tub and a spa? As far as this article and most non-industry professionals are concerned, there is none. However, you might want to be aware that for some people, the words mean different things. Semantics aside, a more important question for many homeowners is whether to get an inground hot tub or above ground hot tub. And…
  • Above Ground vs Inground: It’s Not Just About Cost

    Mat Jobe
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Should I get an above ground pool or an inground pool? It’s a question every would-be pool owner has to answer if they want to get anywhere in their quest for backyard bliss. According to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, there are about 5 million inground pools in the United States, compared to about 3.5 million above ground pools. However, the market for above ground pools (aka onground pools) has grown faster in recent years. In short, people are pretty divided on what type of pool to get. Of course, for many people, there is no choice because an inground pool…
  • Pool Lighting Options: 7 Bright Ideas

    Mat Jobe
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    In the dark about choosing the best lighting for your inground swimming pool? You’re not alone. As with virtually every other aspect of pool design, the number of pool lighting options has jumped in recent years – thanks in large part to new technologies and consumer demand for more “resort-style” features. For the average pool owner, traditional incandescent lighting is still a solid choice due to the comparatively low cost of installation. But for those who want to add some bling to their pool area, LED lighting has become the trendy choice. As always, it all depends…
  • Building Your Own Pool: Is the Idea All Wet?

    Mat Jobe
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    You’ve probably heard this before: You can save a lot of money by building your swimming pool yourself. When you say it like that, it sounds simple. Just self-install your new pool and avoid hiring an expensive contractor. No big whoop, right? Of course, installing a pool is anything but simple. Do-it-yourself websites and heavily edited YouTube videos make it seem like you can accomplish the task in X easy steps, but a few minutes of research (or just a little common sense) lead you to a different conclusion. Pool installation is a complex job, and it’s usually best left to the…
 
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  • The Main Causes of Air Pollution (2)

    D stone
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:48 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin It Particulate matter (PM) All the solid or liquid particles floated in the atmosphere can be seen as particulate matter which is created by natural process, including the eruption of volcanoes, forest fires, dust storms, and human activities. But, PM human created as a companion of economic growth is the absolute contributor of air [...]The post The Main Causes of Air Pollution (2) appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Some Natural Methods to Improve Indoor Air Quality

    D stone
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:38 am
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItSome Facts about Indoor Air Pollution According to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), most people usually spend most of the time at homes, in offices, or in a relatively enclosed space. But the occurrence rate of air pollution in these indoor places is about 2 to 5 times higher than that of outdoor air [...]The post Some Natural Methods to Improve Indoor Air Quality appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • The Main Causes of Air Pollution

    D stone
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItThe World Health Organization released an estimate report that the annual premature deaths caused by air pollution are up to three million, many of which are children who are usually under five years old. Air pollution is considered to be associated with the higher incidence of heart diseases, stroke, asthma, emphysema, and other various [...]The post The Main Causes of Air Pollution appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • 3 Steps to Test Indoor Air Quality

    D stone
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:45 am
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin It3 Steps to Screen or Estimate Indoor Air Quality Today, most people start to pay increasing attentions on indoor air quality (IAQ). However, they don’t spend much of time on air quality inspection, which is a very essential step to improve air qualities. And they usually use simple and ineffective ways to cover indoor [...]The post 3 Steps to Test Indoor Air Quality appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier and Reviews 2014 – 2015

    D stone
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItSharp Air Purifier Review 2014 – 2015 This post is for Sharp Air Purifier Review, mainly covering Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier Ratings, features and Comparisons. Sharp air purifiers, are purifiers that fit almost all kinds of customers. Its cleansing ability is excellent, eliminating all kinds of allergens, from molecule level to larger dusts, hairs, [...]The post Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier and Reviews 2014 – 2015 appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
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  • Water Heater Efficiency in West Milford

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    The higher the efficiency rate of your water heater translates to more money that you will save on household expenses over time. The big problem with this statement, however, is that you may not fully understand what makes one water heater more efficient than another model. Fortunately enough, Climate Plus is here to explain what determines a water heater’s efficiency. Explaining Water Heater Efficiency There are three pieces of information that are necessary when coming up with a water heater’s efficiency rate: Recovery efficiency: The recovery efficiency of a water heater is based upon…
  • Tankless Water Heater Maintenance in Bayonne

    admin
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    So you’ve made the switch to tankless: congrats!  Now you’re enjoying energy savings, unlimited hot water, and a more efficient heating system.  The typical warranty on a tankless water heater is between 15 and 20 years, far greater than the typical 6 year warranty you get with a tank-type.  But how do you make sure it last that full lifespan? Because tankless heating sends water through a coil for perpetual heating rather than storing cooled water, there’s no storage tank to break, no thermostat pre-set to adjust, and no magnesium corrosion to worry about!  This means…
  • Tankless Water Heaters in Clifton

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    So what are the advantages of tankless water heaters?  Many Americans have been making the switch, but what exactly are they switching to?  We mentioned on this blog last week that the difference between conventional and tankless water heating is the storage tank: whereas conventional heating stores hot water at a pre-set temperature, tankless water heats your water on-demand in a series of coils.  That means you don’t waste energy on water that you don’t use, and also that there’s no limit to the hot water your family can use — meaning no more cold showers. …
  • Tankless Water Heaters in Passaic

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    Does your home have a traditional water heater?  If so, you may have heard some people start to talk about making a switch from conventional to “tankless”; maybe it’s been recommended to you, or maybe other people like yourself who live in older houses have mentioned their recent upgrade.  More and more Americans are making the permanent crossover from tank-type to tankless water heaters — but why?  There has to be a reason why the tank-type heaters are  “traditional,” right?  Why is this becoming an issue all of the sudden? The crux of this whole water…
  • What Are the Reasons for Using an Air Purifier?

    admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Did you know that indoor air pollution can be up to 10 times worse than outdoor air pollution? Considering all the chemicals we use to clean our homes, dust accumulation, and circulating air, no wonder indoor air pollution is a serious problem! In fact, the World Health Organization has released a study estimating that approximately 3 billion people in the world unknowingly suffer from indoor air pollution. Whether it’s asthma, allegories, or something more severe, indoor air pollution is a serious problem that homeowners and commercial business owners alike should consider.  Indoor air…
 
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  • A Guide To Worktops Costs

    Bill1234
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com Find Local Kitchen Professionals Kitchen renovations can give you the dream kitchen you’ve always wanted. Your kitchen won’t only look great, it will perform great as well. There are many things to be considered to achieve a successful kitchen make-over, but one of the most important aspects are the kitchen worktops. By choosing the correct new or replacement kitchen worktops, you’ll create a vibrant new look and impress everyone who sees them. Why your worktops are so important Your kitchen should look…
  • Window blinds and shades cost guide

    Bill1234
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com Get Free Window Blinds Quotes Window blinds and shades have been in use for the last two thousand years, and they look just as stylish now as they did then. If you’ve just moved into a new home, or are in the process of carrying out home refurbishments, then window blinds and shades can provide the perfect finishing touch. In our window blinds and shades cost guide we’ll discuss some of the most popular forms of blinds and shades, and look at the typical costs to have them fitted. What are blinds and shades? Window…
  • A Guide To Cabinet Installation Costs

    Bill1234
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:23 pm
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com Get Free Kitchen Fitting Estimates Are you planning or undertaking a kitchen renovation? Your kitchen should be one of the greatest rooms in your home. It’s a place where you can express your creativity, and produce something that looks and tastes wonderful. When your kitchen looks fantastic, your food will taste even better. One of the most overlooked aspects of kitchen remodelling is the importance of kitchen cabinets. By installing new kitchen cabinets, you can create a whole new look that perfectly matches your…
  • Intruder Alarm Guide: Available Options & Installation Costs

    Bill1234
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com Free Burglar Alarm Installation Estimates The security of your family and your home is your number one priority, but are you doing everything that you can to ensure their safety? Burglar alarms can be an excellent first line of defence, but there’s a wide range to choose from. People can become confused by what burglar alarm systems they need, or they may be worried about the cost of a burglar alarm. In this intruder alarm guide, we’ll answer your questions and help you decide which house alarm system is best for…
  • The Benefits Of Hiring A Professional Aerial Installer

    Bill1234
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com Receive Free TV Aerial Estimates  There’s no better way to unwind at the end of a working day, than watching your favourite television shows. If you have children, you’ll be amazed at how much they can learn from the programs they watch. That’s why our televisions are so important, they’re far more than just a provider of entertainment. It’s important, therefore, to have the best picture and sound quality that you can. Why should you settle for second best? If you’re disappointed with the…
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  • Working Your Insurance Company After Residential Water Damage

    Zach
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Filing an insurance claim after your home experiences water damage can be confusing and frustrating. But, if you know what initial steps to take, the process can run much more smoothly.First, you need to read your policy and then re-read it. Insurance policies aren’t always written in the most reader-friendly language and you may have to read a few times to understand what types of damages are covered. You may also want to see what the long-term effects are for filing a claim. Will your premium increase? Most likely it will, but by how much? Make sure you won’t end up losing money in the…
  • 5 Most Common Causes of Residential Water Damage

    Zach
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Whether you’ve recently experienced water damage in your home or just want to prevent it from happening, it’s important to know what common causes residential water damage. Bursting or Leaking PipesWhether it’s in the bathroom or kitchen, old or blocked pipes can burst or leak. Make sure your garbage disposal is properly working and that food or large objects aren’t clogging any drains. In the bathroom, if your sink takes longer than normal to drain, you may have hair and products building up in the pipes. Overflowing or Clogged ToiletWhether it’s the flush valve or tank,…
  • Residential Water Damage

    Zach
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    The First Things to Do When You Experience Residential Water DamageA water pipe burst, your toilet overflowed, or some other disaster happened causing your home severe water damage. Residential water damage is a nightmare but you can wake up from it and get your house back to its dry self. If you’ve just experienced a flood or other water disaster, here are the first steps you should immediately take:1. Turn off your water. Shut off the main water line for your house and find out the source of the water. It doesn’t matter if a pipe burst in the kitchen or the bathroom, the only way to…
  • The Six Classes of Fire Damage

    Zach
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    The Six Classes of Fire DamageWhile no one expects to experience a fire in their home or office, nothing is guaranteed and there is always a small chance it could happen. Whether the result of old electrical wiring or a brush fire, your San Diego property could suffer serious fire and smoke damage. If you are unlucky enough to encounter a fire, the first thing you should do after the firefighters put it out is contact your insurance company. They will give you tips on how to minimize the damage caused by the fire and also protect your property from the elements prior to beginning the…
  • How to Spot Water Damage in an Old Home

    Zach
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:54 pm
    If you own an older home, chances are it suffered water damage at some point since its original construction. A home that is over 30 years old is three times more likely to have a major plumbing problem than newer homes, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. Another study performed by the IBHS concluded that 75% of water heaters will fail within the first 10 years of operation. Dealing with water damage can be a real headache so we wanted to include some tips for spotting water damage that you can utilize when looking into buying an older home.How to Spot Water DamageFeel…
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  • Prevent Copper Theft in Your Home

    Kelley
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Copper theft is becoming more prevalent than ever. How do you prevent it from happening to you? We gathered some great tricks to make sure your home and pipes are protected! There's an epidemic happening in the United States and it has to do with the high price of copper. read more
  • What's Hidden in a Home Security System Contract

    Kelley
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
    What are you really agreeing to when you sign a contract for a home security system? We looked into all the hidden parts of monitoring and security contracts. You've decided to get an alarm system, and now its time to decide which. You might have gotten an offer for a "free" or cheap alarm system, with a contract. But what are you truly getting when you sign a contract with a home security company for one, two or even three years? Low upfront prices may seem enticing to begin with, but you’ll often end up paying much more than you bargained for when it comes to early termination fees,…
  • Deciding Whether or Not to Use Window Decals and Yard Signs

    Kelley
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Many debate whether or not to use a yard sign to protect a property. We discuss how window decals and yards signs can bolster your home security. So you’ve purchased your first home security system. Now it's time to weigh the pros and cons of using a yard sign to let your neighborhood know that you have installed an alarm system. Even the most cursory glance at the home security message boards shows that the great home security yard sign debate has little chance to be resolved any time soon. read more
  • SimpliSafe Home Security Ranks No. 119 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 List

    Kelley
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    We were ranked as the 119th fastest growing company in the United States by Inc. magazine! On Wednesday, SimpliSafe was ranked no. 119 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies. We’re very excited by this news, and proud of our growth over the last three years. We have grown 3,076% since 2010! Inc. 5000 is a list of the top growing private companies, released by Inc. magainze for the last 33 years. read more
  • The 9 Best Times to Buy a Home Security System

    Kelley
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    You might think the only time to get a home security alarm is when you buy a new home. We disagree. What's the best time to buy a home security system? You might think you know the answer: when you buy a home. But we believe there isn't just one correct answer to that question. Easy installation and affordability have placed alarm systems as a "must have" in many situations. Here are some of the best times for you to snap up your alarm system. read more
 
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  • Best Buy Reed & Barton Bristol Flatware Chest

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    17 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    List Price : $150.00 Price : $101.99 Saved Price : $48.01 ASIN : B0006LSCIA Category: Flatware Organizers Brand: Reed & Barton Reed & Barton Bristol Flatware Chest Product Description Bristol flatware chest holds up to 210 pieces, including 12 knives and 12 spreaders. Has 8-slot drawer rack for extra pieces. Mahogany finish and lined in brown tarnish-preventive silver cloth. [read more] Product Features Lined in tarnish-preventive silver cloth Holds 210 pieces Mahogany/Brown User Review Reed & Barton Bristol Flatware ChestRating: 4.7 out of 5 based on 111 reviews. Read full…
  • Best Deal Monarch Specialties Cappuccino Finish Bar Ladder

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    17 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    List Price : $339.00 Price : $230.99 Saved Price : $108.01 ASIN : B008V6RINW Category: Bars & Wine Cabinets Brand: Monarch Specialties Monarch Specialties Cappuccino Finish Bar Ladder Product Description This stylish and contemporary ladder bar unit encompasses a design that is ideal for entertaining your guests. It features a drawer, a place to hang glasses, shelf space ideal for making cocktails, and a wine rack that can store up to 15 bottles. This cappuccino finished, solid-wood unit is practical, elegant and a must-have in every home. [read more] Product Features Solid wood with a…
  • Best Buy Passe Partout Burlap Lined Linen Tablecloth. 100% Linen. 120 Inch Round.

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    17 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    List Price : $252.00 Price : $109.20 Saved Price : $142.80 ASIN : B007CE7WS0 Category: Tablecloths Brand: Fennco Passe Partout Burlap Lined Linen Tablecloth. 100% Linen. 120 Inch Round. Product Description This Passe Partout Burlap Lined Tablecloth, made of 100% fine burlap, brings today in your house a professional quality and a product carrying emotion and magic. It’s simple and easy to use daily. [read more] Product Features Original Price: $150-$294 Size Option: 90″, 108″, 120″, 132″ Shape: round Material: 100% burlap dry clean; imported User Review Passe…
  • Best Deal Winsome Wood Entertainment Cart, Espresso

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    17 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    List Price : $200.00 Price : $119.99 Saved Price : $80.01 ASIN : B000GLRG32 Category: Serving Carts Brand: Winsome Winsome Wood Entertainment Cart, Espresso Product Description 3 Tiered Wood Entertainment cart with chrome accents and casters [read more] Product Features Cart stores up to 6 bottles of wine 3 Open shelves for serving and storage Removeable casters Measures 36-inch by 35-1/2-inch by 14-1/2-inch Easy to assemble User Review Winsome Wood Entertainment Cart, EspressoRating: 3.9 out of 5 based on 59 reviews. Read full reviews here » So functional and gorgeous!This entertainment…
  • Best Offer Couleur Nature 71-inches by 106-inches Treetop Tablecloth, Yellow/Green

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    17 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    List Price : $120.00 Price : $120.00 ASIN : B009JBYUU2 Category: Tablecloths Brand: Couleur Nature Couleur Nature 71-inches by 106-inches Treetop Tablecloth, Yellow/Green Product Description You can’t help but smile at this fun collection. Available in two color palates and in bright, modern, striped and Kantha accessories, the carefree Treetop collection is sure to add cheer to any occasion. [read more] Product Features Bring the romance of Southern France to your home with our richly colored, hand-printed cotton linens Designed exclusively for Couleur Nature by Parisian artist Bruno…
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    Artistic Concrete Transformations

  • Polished Concrete Benefits

    Kimo Rama
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Polished Concrete Benefits   We have just completed five Family Dollar stores in the last five weeks. We have also acquired several new pieces of heavy equipment that will dramatically improve our quality and turnaround time of large polishing projects. Among this new equipment is our Klindex 850 RX. This machine is considered the “Lamborghini” of stone polishers. The performance that this machine delivers will help us to ensure that our polished concrete and stone will be handled with a top quality process. In addition we continue to emphasize greater knowledge and growth to our…
  • Waterproof Wood Crete Application

    Web Master
    19 Mar 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Waterproof Wood Crete Application Another Waterproof Wood-crete application. You CAN have the natural feel and look of wood in your basement and NEVER worry again about a sump pump failure. Look at the details of the hand crafted grain. Dark Cherry – High Gloss Stains are then custom colored and detailed with a brush to capture the depth of the grain, unlike laminates or vinyls that are just printed onto a surface then applied with water-based adhesives that weaken after a flood.  Dark Cherry – HIGH GLOSS Rustic Amber – Matte Finish Note: this customer gave me a sample of a laminate…
  • Basement Waterproof Coatings

    Web Master
    6 Nov 2013 | 5:19 pm
    BASEMENT WATERPROOF COATINGS Yes, We have coatings that will withstand the tests of time and water. Can you imagine being able to squeegee the sludge and dirt off, mop and sanitize back to original condition without having to tear it out? Many of our customers have called looking for a viable solution to basement flooding after throwing out their carpet or laminate a SECOND time! I personally did this twice some years ago within the same year thanks to a faulty float valve in our sump pump. Not only did we go through the aggravation of cleanup, moving furniture, stored records and valuables,…
  • Classic Cottage Design – Metallic Stained Floor

    Web Master
    8 Oct 2013 | 1:53 am
    Classic Cottage Design – Metallic stain design with a clean bluestone slate appearance. Classic Cottage Design Sometimes less is more. Working with the Smith’s we came up with a slate tile and block design with subtle yet tasteful transition in color and texture. The end result is a clean bluestone slate appearance that compliments the stained cedar siding. As you also see, the furniture has a perfect background to stand out from with the colorful contrasts introduced in the picture. The post Classic Cottage Design – Metallic Stained Floor appeared first on Artistic Concrete…
  • Tuscan Slate – Testimonial

    Web Master
    26 Sep 2013 | 6:53 am
    Tuscan Slate – Testimonial You don’t want to have a very ugly, cracking, spalling, and pitting concrete on your garages, patios, and front porches right? We offer you a great deal! Enhance either inside or outside of your concrete floors with different colors, textures with rustic effect with one of our best decorative concrete finish, the Tuscan Slate. It  gives your concrete a beautiful and credible look! Tuscan Slate gives concrete an authentic look with a rustic feel. It can be used as an interior or exterior concrete design and it is slip resistant. Tuscan Slate is perfect…
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    Residential Acoustics

  • How to Fall Asleep Fast

    Shelby Ellis
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Are you tired of lying down at night for bed and instead of falling asleep, you end up lying there wide awake for what seems like forever? Or maybe you just want to fall asleep faster for those nights you have to be up early. We have created a quick guide on how to fall asleep fast! 1. Turn off all electronics. Many people do not realize how much of a distraction electronics are. The constant buzzing of a cell phone, notifications from Facebook, and the flashing of a television can be keeping you up later at night. Having these electronics keep your mind from being able to relax and shut off.
  • What is a Decibel (dB)?

    Shelby Ellis
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Have you ever wondered what a decibel is and how exactly it is relevant to you? The decibel is actually a unit used to measure the intensity of a sound. It is abbreviated “dB.”  Explaining the decibel scale is a bit complicated because the human ear is so complex, as explained in our blog The Science Behind Sound. The smallest sound our ears can register is 0 dB, which is near total silence. A sound 10 times more powerful than 0 dB is 10 dB. A sound 100 times more powerful than 0 dB is 20 dB. A sound 1,000 times more powerful than 0 dB is 30 dB, and so on. Below we have provided a scale…
  • VIDEO: How Much Sound Does It Block?

    Walker Peek
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    See Our Demonstration for how much sound the AcoustiCurtain Blocks:
  • Black-out vs. Soundproofing Curtains

    Shelby Ellis
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    If you are in the market to buy new curtains, you may be wondering what the difference is between black-out and soundproofing. We have you covered! Black-Out Curtains These curtains are made mostly for blocking light from entering your room. They are simply a curtain with a liner on the back to keep sunlight or artificial light in the evenings, such as street lights, from coming through. It is good to be awoken by sunlight in the morning, but these curtains come in especially handy for people with unusual sleep schedules or parents with napping kids. Black-out curtains can be used to save…
  • Now Shipping Internationally!

    Shelby Ellis
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Big things are happening here at Residential Acoustics! Have you been wanting/needing an AcoustiCurtainTM or AcoustiDoorTM but could not purchase one because we didn’t ship to your country? Wait no more!! We now ship internationally! When checking out, if you do not live in the United States then check the box titled “SHIP TO A DIFFERENT ADDRESS?” This will bring up a list of all the countries we now ship to. Looking for more products to fulfill your soundproofing and sleeping needs? We also now offer the Good Night LED Lamp, MiniMax Silent Desk Fan, and Marpac-Dohm Sound Conditioner.
 
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  • Home Improvement: 5 Jobs to Leave to the Pros

    Erin Emanuel
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Even if you’re handy with a saw and other tools, there are some home improvement projects that are best left to the professionals. While you may feel perfectly capable of building a new floating deck or changing the colors in your home, there are key projects that should be left to the pros. With the right tools and skills, they can complete a job faster while ensuring that everyone remains safe. Electrical Lines and Outlets Replacing a switch or ceiling fan is one thing, but you don’t want to start adding power lines and outlets to your home. The loads on any given circuit are limited by…
  • Unwanted Guests: 6 Home Remedies for Repelling Garden Pests

    Erin Emanuel
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Whether your garden grows flowers to beautify your home or vegetables to feed your family, you want to keep it safe from the attacks of garden pests. Some yard pests will merely damage the surface of your garden, while others can strip it right down to the buds. Part of good gardening is figuring out methods to keep these pests away and protect your plants. You can easily get rid of garden pests with the right tools and ingredients. Keep reading to get a few good ideas for deterring any unwanted guests from your beautiful garden. Stick a Fork in It Even if you don’t have household pets of…
  • Tips for Renovating Your Attic

    Erin Emanuel
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Codes and Safety Before you break out the force apparatuses, make sure your loft space meets the models for a safe nature. Commonly, codes say the loft must be 7 feet high and 7 feet wide with a range of 70 square feet. You ought to likewise contact a specialist to help figure out whether the structure of the house can withstand development and hold the additional weight. When the majority of this looks at, you’ll be ready! Temperature Since nobody needs to hang out in the sweltering hotness or solidifying icy, you’ll need to make certain your new loft will be agreeable…
  • UK Power Consumption Facts and Figures

    Erin Emanuel
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Infographic sent to us by: Temporary Power Solutions The post UK Power Consumption Facts and Figures appeared first on Strategies Online.
  • Ideas to reuse old cardboard boxes

    Erin Emanuel
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The post Ideas to reuse old cardboard boxes appeared first on Strategies Online.
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  • Compare Owens Corning Duration Shingles vs GAF Timberline Shingles

    John Palmer
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Asphalt roofing still remains the most popular choice for roof replacement in Philadelphia and New Jersey, but how do you choose a shingle that is right for your home? Today, we will look at the pluses and minuses of the two most popular shingles on the market today; Owens Corning Duration Shingles & GAF Timberline Shingles. Before we get into the differences, let’s compare the similarities. Both shingles offer a “limited lifetime warranty” and both are dimensional shingles. Dimensional shingles are what you see on homes that have re-roofed in the past 15 years. The dimensional…
  • Follow checklist for fall home maintenance

    John Palmer
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    With fall quickly approaching, now is the time to focus on a few simple home maintenance projects to prepare for the changing weather ahead. The good news is that many of these are low- or no-cost DIY projects that can also help you save money on your energy bills. Most importantly, they help protect your home investment. Here are a few projects to check off your to-do list in the next couple of months: Fall Home Maintenance Checklist Mind the gaps Heated air can escape from gaps that develop where building materials meet. Inspect areas where building materials may have pulled apart and caulk…
  • The Non-Abrasive Ways to Clean a Roof – Clarifying on the Best and Worst

    John Palmer
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s been known for long that the topic regarding cleaning a roof may cause a lot of confusions among many property owners. If you have a concern on how to remove moss from your roof, it is likely for you to receive, say, ten different feedbacks when you ask around ten roof cleaning service providers who are operating on a separate basis. You may even question yourself if cleaning a roof is really that complicated. The good news is it’s not. Reasons why you’re likely to receive different opinions on roof cleaning methods Firstly, it is crucial to find out the reasons of the presence of…
  • Site Factors and Your Cool Roof

    John Palmer
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Much has been written of late, both positive and negative, regarding cool roofing. Some recommend a cool or reflective roof for every structure on Earth, projecting energy consumption savings in the billions. A few even say that cool roofing is overhyped, and not only won’t deliver savings, will lead to problems. To get at this topic in depth, GAF is the lead sponsor of Principia’s Energy Efficient Roofing 2013 conference. As you might guess, the issue is complex, and you can’t make a blanket statement about cool roofing that will apply to every structure. A data center in a cold…
  • Tin Roof Pros and Cons – What Metal Roofing is All About

    tricountry
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    A notion that installing a “tin” roof over your house may seem old fashioned, or be somehow associated with the unattractive tin roofs on industrial warehouses, could not be further from the truth when it comes to modern metal roofing. Tin metal roofs are one of the oldest, most reputable roofing systems in the world, boasting numerous advantages, that are as desirable today as they were centuries ago! In fact, modern tin (metal) roofing systems offer highly sophisticated and beautiful design options, superior strength, protection, and energy efficiency. For anyone looking to make a…
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    Remodeling Central

  • 15 Home Decorating Mistakes You Don't Even Know You're Making

    KellyRose McAleer
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Decorating is not just a fun way to change the look of your house - decorating is an art. In theory one just has to buy good-looking furniture and put it in the living room, but in reality there is so much more to it. Here are 15 decorating mistakes you don't even know you're making on your journey to the perfect room.
  • 12 Creative Ways To Upgrade Your Empty Nest

    KellyRose McAleer
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Although it can be sad when one of your children leaves the nest, it&rsquo;s also an opportunity. Suddenly you have an entire room in your house that&rsquo;s up for use &ndash; but what are you going to do with it? The possibilities may seem overwhelming, so we&rsquo;ve assembled the best ways for you to make the most of that space.
  • 13 Gorgeous Fireplaces You'll Want To Curl Up Next To

    KellyRose McAleer
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
     With winter coming, you might be thinking about getting ready to use your fireplace; or, wishing you had one. Odds are, you don’t own a fireplace made entirely out of horseshoes, or marble – but somebody does. Whether you own one or not, these 15 fireplaces are sure to make you dreamy with jealousy. 1. The Starry Nightvia LouieCypherThis fireplace isn’t just a tool for warmth, it’s a piece of art.  It’ll keep your attention as you admire the subtle swirl of the rocks so much, you forget there’s a fireplace underneath it. Sheer amount of time…
  • How To Make A Tiny Kitchen Look Enormous

    KellyRose McAleer
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    As much as you love your home, there are probably areas you wish you could change. For anyone who has a tiny kitchen, you don’t have to wait for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to get the spacious area you need. You just need to know these tricks of perception that will fool the eyes into seeing a bigger kitchen – without knocking down any walls.
  • Eight Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage

    KellyRose McAleer
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We are officially at the point in the year when the weather is starting to turn colder – and although it’s not time to hang up Christmas trees or scary witches, you can still decorate your house for the season! Here we have easy do-it-yourself ways to decorate the house with the staples of fall that can be found in your own front yard. 
 
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    Protect Your Home

  • Using Emerging Tech to Hack Your Home Into a Fortress

    Admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Emerging technology in a home security system is becoming more and more prevalent. There are a lot of different things that you can have attached to your security system that can help beef up your protection plan and help keep your family and home safe. From lighting control to thermostat control, you’re able to build... Read more » The post Using Emerging Tech to Hack Your Home Into a Fortress appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • I’m a Landlord. Should I Get A Security System For My Tenants?

    Admin
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Home security systems aren’t just for homeowners they can also be for landlords who rent out their property! Being a landlord means a lot of work, but the pay-off—and sense of satisfaction—can make it all worthwhile. If you’re new to the rental property scene or you’re just now considering whether you should install a home... Read more » The post I’m a Landlord. Should I Get A Security System For My Tenants? appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • 5 iPhone Apps Your Smart Home May Need

    Admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Home automation helps to make your life easier, and help to save you money in the long run. Smart home technology can, and really should, be run from your smartphone or tablet. If you aren’t using the product’s apps, you aren’t fully utilizing the technology, and what’s the point of owning technology you never use?... Read more » The post 5 iPhone Apps Your Smart Home May Need appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • How Do I Know If My New Security System Is a Good Fit for My Needs?

    Admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Because security systems are so common these days, there are many offers to bundle systems into packages. While these systems may work fine for some people, they aren’t necessarily the right fit for everyone. Homes vary greatly in architecture, age, condition, layout, and landscaping, and no two families are exactly alike, which means there isn’t... Read more » The post How Do I Know If My New Security System Is a Good Fit for My Needs? appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Incorporating New Technology into Your Home Security Plan

    Admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Investing in home protection technology can feel daunting as you discover just how many products and systems are available to help keep your home safe. Many would have you believe that you need to make a rushed decision, and install it all at once. Luckily, that’s not the case at all! In fact, you can... Read more » The post The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Incorporating New Technology into Your Home Security Plan appeared first on Protect Your Home.
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    Best Maids

  • How to Upgrade a Bathroom Fan

    Paul Cook
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Bathroom fans play extremely important role in removing bad odors and moisture from the bathroom, thereby obstructing the growth of mildew and mold. Sometimes you may want to upgrade your bathroom fan without creating any damage to the bathroom ceiling. Here we have highlighted some important steps on how to change your bathroom fan without tearing up the ceiling. If you want to replace an old bathroom fan with the new one then it is always recommended to place the fan in similar spot unless you have some valid reason for placing it in different location. The most important step in upgrading…
  • Quarts Countertops Cleaning Methods

    Paul Cook
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Quartz countertops are made from synthetic polymer and quartz stone. They are naturally glossy and that’s the reason why they don’t require regular polishing. However, there are some precautions which you have to take in order to clean your quartz countertops so that they will always keep shining. Here we have highlighted some important quartz countertops cleaning methods to make your job easy. Always prefer non-abrasive surface cleaners to get rid of heavy or dried stains. To be on safer side, you can opt for sponges which are especially designed to clean non-stick pans. Similar…
  • How to Spot a Leaking Toilet

    Paul Cook
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Leaked toilets are one the important reasons of water wastage in your home. If your toilet has a heavy leakage then a faint noise of tank regularly replenishing will give you a hint of toilet leakage. But if your toilet has a small leakage then several gallons of water will be silently wasted every day. Here we have revealed the most effective techniques to spot a leakage in your toilet before it creates any significant amount of damage. Remove the lid of your toilet tank. Add food coloring or a dye tablet into the toilet tank. Place the lid back again. Don’t flush and wait for more…
  • Grout Care, Cleaning and Sealing

    Paul Cook
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Grout is a porous material which collects grime, spills and dirt, thereby spoiling the tile surface. Here we have highlight few tips which will help you to bring your home walls and floors back to their beauty by taking care of grout in most effective way. The simplest method to clean the grout is to use the water to eliminate any loose debris from the floor and let it to get dry. If your grout has rigid stains then simply dip a toothbrush in a mixture of soap water and scrub it on the grout area. Always sweep or vacuum before mopping to remove as much dust as possible from the grout lines.
  • How to Keep Mold Residue Out of a Front Load Washer

    Paul Cook
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:13 pm
    When it comes to performing laundry, most of the people opt for front load washers because they are more effective than other washers. However, they are not free from the problems and you have to follow some important instructions when cleaning it. Here is an exhaustive guide on how to keep mold residue out of your front load washer – If you want to clean your washer without using commercial solutions then you can take help of Acidic cleaner with few traces of baking soda. You can also take help of soft toothbrush or small brushes to completely wipe out the gooey mold residue. Prefer only…
 
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    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care

  • How to Care for Berber Carpet

    Precision Carpet &#38; Upholstery Care
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    If you have a Berber carpet, then you know why they are so popular. It is a beautiful type of carpet that adds a certain class and style to any room lucky enough to have it covering its floors. Having said that, owning Berber carpet comes with its own special challenges when maintaining and cleaning […]
  • How to Remove Paint from Upholstery

    Precision Carpet &#38; Upholstery Care
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:52 am
    You have decided to paint your living room to give it a fresh, clean look, but when you finish, you discover to your horror that all of the paint didn’t stay on the walls. In fact, somehow, it found its way to your sofa. The truth is, no matter how careful you are, paint seems […]
  • Health Benefits of Cleaning Your Carpets

    Precision Carpet &#38; Upholstery Care
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    When you think about cleaning your carpets, typically it is because you want them to look clean and fresh. The health benefits of clean carpets might not immediately come to mind, but they should. Toxins lodged within your carpets can be a danger to you and your family. While clean carpets will benefit anyone living […]
  • Should You Have Your Carpets Cleaned Before Selling Your Home?

    Precision Carpet &#38; Upholstery Care
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    If you are considering selling your home, the question of installing new carpets or cleaning the ones you have will come up. Unless your carpet is falling apart and has large holes throughout, a professional cleaning should do the job quite nicely. Advantages of Having Your Carpet Professionally Cleaned Before Selling Let’s face it, when […]
  • How to Clean Carpet Squares or Tiles

    Precision Carpet &#38; Upholstery Care
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    For some areas of your home or business carpet squares or tiles can be a better option than the more traditional wall-to-wall carpeting. When it comes to cleaning carpet squares, there are a few things you need to be aware of before you start. Some areas of your carpet will have more traffic than others, […]
 
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    Home Masters

  • Audio Visual Hire

    25 Sep 2014 | 11:03 pm
    Corporate occasions are not just the same. Not simply could they range in size, they can also vary in purpose, in place as well as in the time of day they are held. None of these could appear significant, yet each could alter the standards when it concerns choosing the audio visual tools for the event, altering the focus from lighting to seem as well as from speakers to video clip presentations. However, despite why a conference, meeting or event may be taking place, there is enough selection readily available from leading audio aesthetic equipment hire firms. The variety includes laptops and…
  • The Gardens Of Their Dreams By Robin Lane Fox | The New York Review Of Books

    Sienna Beor
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Kissing, he replied, and went back to do so on the lawn. Hardyment has omitted writers of gardening columns, making her collection much less interesting and memorable. Surely they are literary often enough. Vita Sackville-West, writing in her weekly column on deadheading roses in June, is far better than anything here on solace for body and soul. When the British expert Arthur Hellyer explained how to prune cobnuts and filberts, he addressed the practicalities with an exactly observed clarity that Hardyments quotes from Gerards Herbal lack. She represents Hellyer only indirectly, through a…
  • Australian Mogul Battled For Decades To Develop Troubled Mine – Real Time Economics – Wsj

    Sienna Beor
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:33 pm
    ADS U.S. View All Search Results For the original Version of Australian Mogul Battled for Decades to Develop Troubled Mine – Real Time Economics – WSJ, please visit http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/09/10/australian-mogul-battled-for-decades-to-develop-troubled-mine/?mod=WSJBlog Guangdong Land Holdings Supports JNA Awards 2014 — HONG KONG, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The jewellery mart is located in the Buxin area of Luohu district in central Shenzhen. It will include a large-scale jewellery trading and exhibition centre. Letitia Chow, Founder of JNA and Director of…
  • Boyfriend Of Dead Woman Arrested – Greenwichtime

    Sienna Beor
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    28 at Bridgeport Hospital three days after she was found lying in a pool of blood in the parking lot outside her condo. Police said she had a large gash on her head consistent with having been attacked and termed her death “suspicious.” Police sources said they also found bits of flesh under Sredzinski’s fingernails that did not come from her. The samples were sent to the State Police Forensic lab for DNA analysis. Police sources said DNA samples were also taken from Sredzinski’s former husband, J.P. For the original version including any supplementary images or video,…
  • Threat Level Raised For Volcanic Lava Flow In Hawaii – Yahoo News

    Sienna Beor
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    A reconnaissance flight over the flow on Thursday morning showed the lava moving very slowly, having advanced approximately the length of a football field since Wednesday, the agency said. But Big Island resident Jerry Konanui said he has already begun evacuating his farm in Kaohe Homestead, saying road access to his property could soon be blocked. After a day of hauling lumber, cattle fencing and other materials to a friends property an hour north, Konanui returned to Kaohe Wednesday to load and secure his tractor and to plan for the rest of his evacuation. “Cousins and friends are…
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    Comfort Matters

  • Make your home fall fashionable.

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Let the changes outside influence some beautiful changes inside. Fall brings with it a new color palette, and a sense of warmth and coziness.  Embrace it with these fall designer tips for the home. Keep living areas lit Shorter days mean less light in the evenings, so make sure you add some lighting sources to reading, work or study areas that normally receive a lot of sunlight during the summer.  Use some variety with your lighting sources; try a floor lamp in the corner, or a desk lamp on a nearby table. Comfy, cozy, covered Fall weather means cold can come on at a moment’s notice.  So…
  • It was warm just a minute ago…

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Prepare your home for Fall’s unpredictable cold snaps. Summer was great while it lasted, but now the colder weather is on the way.  In Fall, the temperatures can drop at a moment’s notice.  Help keep your home consistently comfortable with these helpful Fall tips for fighting unexpected cold snaps. Don’t let cold walk through the front door Doors are great for people and pets.  Unfortunately, cold will also try to sneak in every time a door is opened. And it will try to force its way in through leaking seals around your doors even when they’re closed.  Replace worn or insufficient…
  • Bring bright new ideas from the pros into your home.

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    Every year, Southern Living creates a very special way to show off the latest ideas in interior design and comfort: The Southern Living Idea House. Built in a new location every year, the 2014 house is located in Bluffton, South Carolina, and features the work of Architect Ken Pursley and Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler. Inside, Ken and Suzanne have created a masterpiece of beauty, functionality and inspiration.  Let their expertise and skill breathe new life into your home environment. Pull your tub out of the wall Building a bathtub into the wall can save space.  However, it doesn’t…
  • Innovation feels good: A look at the comfort technology found in the 2014 Southern Living Idea House.

    admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    It’s 2014. Robot butlers and flying cars may not be in the horizon, but technology sure has come a long way toward keeping your home comfortable.  Perhaps the best collection of this advanced comfort equipment is found in the Southern Living Idea House. Every year, the Southern Living Idea House is constructed in a new location, and used to showcase brilliant new thinking in interior design, furnishings and, above all, technology for more comfortable living.  For 2014, the Southern Living Idea House is found in Bluffton, South Carolina. And its offerings are impressive. Keeping every room…
  • Keep your home safe during summer vacations.

    admin
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Heading out for the summer?  Make sure everything is safe and secure when you return. Summertime is vacation time. A chance to get away from the familiar routine and enjoy a little change of pace.  Unfortunately, you can’t take your house with you.  But you can take a few extra steps to keep it safe while you’re gone. Piled up papers say “nobody’s home” If your front yard has a collection of unread newspapers, or the mailbox is bulging with uncollected mail, that’s a pretty sure sign that nobody is home.  If you’re going to be gone for more than a day or two, arrange to have…
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    Carpet Cleaning | Upholstery & Oriental Rug Cleaners | Rochester NY

  • Read the labels!

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    CONSUMER AWARENESS warning: Look at the picture of the tag; it actually contains a ton of information! This is a 100% jute fiber rug that is being sold as a product to walk on. Most people would naturally assume that you would be able to clean something that is designed to walk on; after all, it’s going to get dirty, right? However, a careful reading of the tag is important- the second sentence says that using a pad is REQUIRED with this rug, as the color may transfer. With this type of rug, the color may “bleed” onto another surface when wet, or even “crock” or…
  • Benefits of Our Rug Centrifuge

    admin
    6 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Why should you choose Pinnacle as YOUR rug cleaner in Rochester? One major reason is that we have invested in equipment to ensure that we can provide the highest level of quality. One such piece of equipment is our Centri-MAXX rug wringing centrifuge. What does a rug centrifuge do? Its main function is to safely spin the excess water out of your rug after washing and rinsing. How safe is the centrifuge for your fine rugs? You may recall a certain ride at the carnival when you were a child, called the “Round Up.” This ride used centrifugal force to hold you against the outer rim of…
  • Oriental Rug Washing in Rochester NY

    admin
    21 Jun 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Here’s a picture of a rug we washed in our shop on Mushroom Blvd in Henrietta. Notice the variety of colors in this Soumak herringbone woven rug. Each individual color presents the possibility of “bleeding”- a color migrating or “running” into the adjacent color, which could ruin this beautiful rug. We were able to completely immersion wash this wool rug and dry it quickly, at the same time ensuring that the rug would be restored to its former like-new appearance. Using proper testing procedures, cleaning solutions, and state-of-the-art equipment such as our…
  • Excellent Rug and Carpet Cleaning Systems in Rochester NY

    admin
    10 Jun 2014 | 8:50 am
    One of the five values at Pinnacle Eco Clean is SYSTEMS. We employ a number of systems in our service to ensure that our service is of the highest quality. Our aim is to have you, the client, feel this from the very first interaction with our company. We are often complimented on the friendly attitude of our Customer Service Representatives who answer our phones. One of the comment cards we received from a client today said, “All the way through from telephone contact to the young men who picked up the rugs to the actual beautifully cleaned product, you rate an A++.” Another card…
  • Upholstery Cleaning in Fairport

    admin
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:58 am
    Here’s a pic of an upholstery cleaning service for a longtime client in Fairport. If you look closely at the label on the platform of the sofa, you will notice a small “W” on the lower right corner. This “W” stands for “wet” or “water”, meaning the piece can be safely spot cleaned with small amounts of a water-based cleaning solution. All things being equal, it is our opinion that furniture with the “W” cleaning code will perform better and look better longer than a piece that is “S” coded, or solvent/dry clean…
 
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    Sentry Air Now

  • Your Health and Indoor Air Quality

    admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:11 am
    With the health of many people plagued with symptoms of hay fever, allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments, it’s become necessary that homeowners pay attention to ways that they can help to improve indoor air quality. It is estimated that the levels of air pollutants indoors may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels. The effects of poor indoor air quality can affect more than those people with respiratory issues; symptoms of pollutant-filled air can include headaches, sleepiness, nausea, disorientation, and many others. Fortunately there are some things you can do, and…
  • Do You Know the Meaning Behind Labor Day?

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Labor Day. The last long weekend of summer. Did you know it’s much more than that? The History of Labor Day There’s some controversy over who suggested a day to honor America’s workers, but no dispute as to the meaning of the day.  Labor Day was first celebrated in the late 1800s – a creation of the labor movement and a time of political organizing.. On Sept. 5, 1882, the first Labor Day was celebrated in New York City to appease unhappy workers. As far back as 1885 and 1886, city governments recognized the importance of Labor Day. Oregon’s legislature passed a bill to officially…
  • Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit?

    admin
    7 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    There are quite a few things in life with which people have to ask themselves, “Should I pay to have this repaired or just buy a new one?” An air conditioning unit is one of those things. When cooling equipment is used daily, as in our hot Texas climate, it stands to reason that you may notice it’s not functioning properly – it could be time to purchase a new one. However, it’s often not so cut and dry, and in an effort to save money, save energy and save frustration, homeowners have to conclude at some point if their unit is worth fixing or not. Fortunately, there are some key…
  • What is a Mini Split Heating & Cooling System?

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    At Sentry Air, we want our customers to understand their heating and cooling options and how they work. For those who are looking for a new, more efficient cooling system, the mini-split system is a great option. A mini split system includes two parts – an outdoor unit that pulls air toward the indoor unit where the heated (or cooled) air will is dispersed. These systems work well for air conditioning Plano TX, especially in homes with ductless heating systems (like those that use radiant or hot water heat, space heaters or even propane. How Do Mini Split Systems Work? According to the U.S.
  • Regular equipment maintenance can save you money

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    As any homeowner who has had to do a little research regarding their HVAC system knows, these systems can be costly, and at times, the need for repairs to HVAC Richardson Texas  can come out of the blue. If you’re like most homeowners, you like to save money on household repairs.  Undertaking maintenance on a regular schedule can help you to avoid costly and unexpected repairs. Here are a few maintenance tips that can help you save money over the long run. Clean and change the air filter on a regular basis. This is a task you can take on yourself. By cleaning and changing the air filter…
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    Decatur heat and air | Masters Heating & Cooling

  • Let’s Talk Toilets: Basic Repair for DIYers

    admin
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    There are some repairs you can make for toilets that don’t require the services of a professional. As basic toilet are necessary from time to time, you’ll want to have a sound introductory knowledge about your toilet, common issues and how to resolve them. You’ll first need to recognize the toilet bowl and the toilet tank. Most basic problems stem from either of these. The bowl includes the base and sits right above the floor, and the tank is the top part, with the handle to flush that rests at the wall. Toilet Bowl Issues and Repairs You’ll see around the base of the toilet that…
  • The Importance of Regular HVAC Maintenance

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    It’s important for homeowners to not discount the idea of calling on a professional air conditioning service in Angola to come out and perform preventative maintenance on your furnace and air conditioning unit; not only can it be a way to prevent small problems from becoming large issues, but also can save you money in the long run. Just as with many other large item investments, the better your indoor comfort systems are taken care of, the longer they will last and the better they will perform, saving you money. It’s recommended by experts that you have your heating and cooling systems…
  • Manage Your HVAC Costs in Just a Few Steps

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:04 pm
    We know that heating and cooling utility costs are high – especially in the upcoming winter months when use of heating systems is high as customers try to keep their homes and businesses at a comfortable level of heating. Energy doesn’t have to take such a big bite out of your budget though.  We know that in Decatur heat and air systems can be costly when they’re not running properly or used efficiently, and at Masters Heating and Cooling we offer these tips to gain control of your HVAC costs. Three Tips to Help Manage HVAC Utility Costs Ensure Your Home is Properly Sealed.  When…
  • The Beginnings of Our Labor Day Holiday

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Everyone knows that Labor Day is summer’s last “hoorah”, and most people know that we celebrate the achievements of American workers each year on the first Monday in September. But not everyone knows exactly how the Federal holiday got started. Labor Day became a Federal holiday in 1894, after President Grover Cleveland acted as a response to a failed attempt at breaking up a railroad strike. At the height of the Industrial Revolution in the late 1800s, the average American worker was working 12-hour shifts, every day of the week in order to make a basic living. In addition, children as…
  • Tips For Your Health And Indoor Air Quality

    admin
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    With the health of many people plagued with symptoms of hayfever, allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments, it’s become necessary that homeowners pay attention to ways that they can help to improve indoor air quality. It is estimated that the levels of air pollutants indoors may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels. The effects of poor indoor air quality can affect more than those people with respiratory issues; symptoms of pollutant-filled air can include headaches, sleepiness, nausea, disorientation, and many others. Fortunately there are some things you can do, and…
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    Interstate Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

  • Your Health and Indoor Air Quality

    seohaus
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    When you’re living in an environment where the indoor air quality isn’t high, it can affect you quickly. You may get the sniffles, you may have itchy, watery eyes, or you may have symptoms that are more serious and less obviously related to air quality – like allergies or asthma.  Professionals who specialize inheating and air Oklahoma City can tell you that it’s easy to lessen those symptoms. Common Indoor Air Quality Issues Stagnant Air and Inadequate Ventilation: When air doesn’t circulate properly, your home can feel stuffy and stale, which can lead to a variety of…
  • How Did Labor Day Become a Holiday?

    seohaus
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Most people know that we celebrate the achievements of American workers each year on the first Monday in September. The holiday often unofficially marks the end of the summer season and the beginning of “back to school” for many. But how did it all start? What caused a holiday like this to become federally recognized? Labor Day became a Federal holiday in 1894, after President Grover Cleveland acted as a response to a failed attempt at breaking up a railroad strike. At the height of the Industrial Revolution in the late 1800s, the average American worker was working 12-hour shifts, every…
  • Why You Should Hire Only Licensed HVAC Contractors

    seohaus
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Now is a great time to have your air conditioning unit undergo a tune-up and check-up with a licensed air conditioner repair company in Oklahoma City, and this is true whether you need to purchase and install a new unit, you need repairs, or it’s time for your annual preventive maintenance check. Always make sure to pay attention to any signs of malfunction with your unit, and you’ll also want to only hire companies that employ qualified licensed, insured and certified technicians. There are several reasons why you shouldn’t entrust something so important to just any contractor or take…
  • Should You Repair or Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit?

    seohaus
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    At the worst possible time, when the summer heat bears down on various parts of the country, you learn that your air conditioning unit is acting up. But should you bring in an Oklahoma City air conditioning repair specialist to fix it, or should you replace the entire unit? We suggest that you consider the following questions and topics as you make that decision. The Age of the Air Conditioning Unit and Cost of the Replacement. Experts suggest that if you know your air conditioning OKC is at 75% of its life expectancy, it might be best to replace the entire unit instead of repairing it.
  • What is the Best Time of Year to Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit?

    seohaus
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Don’t delay purchasing a new OKC air conditioning unit! With the hot summer months on the tail end and the cold winter months just ahead, now is the best time to replace your system. The optimal time to replace your outdated, inefficient (or even non-working) heating and cooling system is in between seasons. The best dealers and technicians in heating and air in OKC feature the top models and brands at a savings to their customers during this time of year. In addition to being able to take advantage of a wide variety of brands, models and sales prices available, you will also avoid having…
 
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    The DIY Helpers

  • Making a Greenhouse out of your Attic

    24 Sep 2014 | 2:34 am
    The benefits of converting your loft into an extra bit of living space, whether a spare bedroom, bathroom, home office or leisure area, are well known. From increasing your home’s value to expanding your available space without the need to move house, loft conversions have proven their worth time and again.Toronto Greenhouse LoftBut if those ideas don’t spark your interest, then how about something completely different? Those with green fingers and a bit of a creative bent could do well to take note of Toronto residents Stephen Young and Roseanne Berry, and their unique and ambitious…
  • How to Get Rid of Dust Mites

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Dust mites are the bane of many people’s lives, but most especially those with asthma or other breathing issues. Dust mites are minute creatures which thrive off the dust and debris which is left behind by most human’s daily lives. Much of what forms the diet of the average dust mite is rather horrible to contemplate; they eat the tiny flakes of skin which are shed by humans and left behind on many surfaces but most especially within soft furnishings, bedding, rugs and soft toys. Because dust mites can cause extreme irritation to those who have breathing problems already, it is very…
  • How to Lay your own Carpets: A Fuss Free Method!

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    Laying your own carpets isn’t as difficult as you may imagine. Many people are put off by the fact that carpets are not only heavy to move but very expensive, one mistake and there’s no going back! But if you follow instructions very carefully then there’s no need to assume that carpet laying is only a job which professionals can tackle. Before you begin the task of laying your own carpet, take a look at the tools which you will need.Sharp knife such as a Stanley KnifeChalkTape measureKnee padsThe first thing you will need to tackle is the removal of the old carpet. Many people do this…
  • How To Get Tough Stains Out of Carpets

    8 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s every home-owners nightmare: a glass of red wine spilled across their beautiful cream carpet. Stains on carpets can be very hard to remove, and there is no end to old wives’ tales about salt, using water, not using water and so on. Although there is no one way of treating every stain, it’s worthwhile learning how to deal with the most common stains so that if that glass of red wine is spilled, you’ll know what to do about it.General PrinciplesAlthough there are no miracle solutions which will work on every single stain, there are some general principles to bear in mind. Firstly,…
  • Creating a Survival Bag for the Apocalypse!

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    OK, so it’s unlikely to happen, but you never know just when your daily life will be transformed into something out of a Hollywood blockbuster movie. We all like to think we’d cope in a post-apocalyptic world, but when it’s survival of the fittest, a bit of forward planning pays dividends. Having a bag at the ready which you can just grab and go is the first step in your plans. Bag Before you start thinking about what to put in it, your first consideration has to be the bag itself. This is not the time for luxury handbags or suitcases; you need a relatively small backpack with lots of…
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  • Modern Black and White Bathrooms

    Ant Langston
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Black and white never really goes out of fashion, but in the last couple of years the monochrome look has been everywhere, not just on the fashion catwalks. There are a huge number of benefits to sticking to such a simple colour scheme for your bathroom, and given that there are so many black and white items to choose from, this is a look you can choose whatever your budget. Benefits of Monochrome Bathrooms Apart from the fact that this is a look which will not date quickly, one of the benefits of a black and white colour scheme is that it works so well with other colours too. For example, if…
  • 7 Strange Bathroom Accessories You Can Actually Buy

    Thomas Mulrooney
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Getting the right bathroom accessories is what completes the bathroom, and you have to be sure that they’re going to match your bathrooms design. They also have to be functional, or else they’re obviously a bit pointless. Are all the bathroom accessories below functional? Yep, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be rushing out to buy them anytime soon. But if you appreciate a little novelty in your life, then the things below may be fun for a while – although they may very well end up collecting dust too! The Waterproof Notepad They say that our best ideas come to us while…
  • How to Make Your Own Bubble Bath

    Scott Morris
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    There’s nothing better than sinking into a hot bath full of bubbles after a long, hard day. Bubble bath is one of life’s luxuries, and we all like to treat ourselves to the best now and again. Many of the premium brands of bubble bath can be expensive, and although they’ll relax you and leave you smelling sweetly, they will also leave a considerable dent in your wallet. Making your own bubble bath allows you to save a bit of money, but it also allows you to control exactly what chemicals and products you are putting on your skin, and allows you to tailor the “recipe” and scent…
  • The Official Top Ten Songs for Singing in the Shower

    Ant Langston
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    A still from the classic film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. So you like a bit of a croon when you shower? Or maybe you’re more of a show-stopping belt-it-out type while you wash? Whatever your style, the shower is the one place where even the most self conscious of us can truly feel safe enough to really let go and pretend we’re Adele; or Paulo Nutini. And that’s another great thing about the privacy of the shower…you don’t have any sex! You can be male or female and still take on the characteristics of your favourite singer right down to the hip wiggles and the preening. So…
  • The World’s Strangest and Funniest Toilet Signs

    Ant Langston
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    It’s not so long ago that people were so embarrassed about toilets that they wouldn’t even say the word never mind tack an amusingly suggestive sign to the door of their smallest room. Euphemisms were utilized to avoid speaking about that-which-must-not-be-acknowledged and toilets were referred to as “The Little Girl’s Room”, “The Powder Room”, “The Restroom” and “The WC” amongst many other rather prissy titles. Describing the action was another problem altogether! “I’m just going to pick a daisy.” Was one way of explaining ones’ forthcoming absence and “I…
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  • 4 Construction Equipment Management Tips

    James and Alicia
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    Regardless of the type of construction, maximum uptime is always the desired goal of a quality crew. When construction crews have ample operating time, they have enough flexibility to optimize their operations, resulting in more impressed clients and sustained contracts. Construction delays can result in unhappy clients and difficulty winning future contracts. As a result, it’s recommended for any crew to avoid delays as much as possible. One area to look at is construction equipment; a fairly common cause of construction delays is faulty equipment, which can usually be addressed as a…
  • 30 Subscription Boxes You Need to Discover

    James and Alicia
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    As a homeowner, you understand the struggle for balance. Between work, family activities and the general busyness of life, finding a way to add in a little convenience is always a positive. One way I’ve found to simplify my life while adding some fun surprises to my day is through subscription boxes. Available in multiple forms – from health and beauty items to kids toys to gourmet food, snacks and home décor – subscription boxes are a simple way to add a little more excitement to your home life with little to no effort. The Rise of the Box Launched in 2010, Birchbox, a…
  • Free DIY Home Security Guide

    James and Alicia
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Burglaries continue to be a problem in the United States. According to The Ultimate Guide to DIY Home Security, there were more than 2 million burglaries in the U.S. in both 2012 and 2013, with nearly three percent of homes in the country falling prey. Not everyone has the ability to hire a security guard or have a security system installed. That’s where DIY (or Do It Yourself) Home Security comes into play giving you ways to protect your home without hiring others or having a security system installed by a third party. Benefits of a Security System Even though 66 percent of break-ins…
  • 20 Tips to Deep Clean Your Kitchen

    James and Alicia
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    The kitchen is, quite often, the hub of the home. Unfortunately, it also tends to be a hub for dirt, grease, slime, crumbs, particles and germs. Cleaning the kitchen can seem overwhelming at times, especially if the dirt has built up over time and across various surfaces and appliances. Heck, it can seem daunting even if it is a regular, recurring task. Thankfully, the age of the Internet has enabled homemakers to collect and share cleaning tips and tricks like never before. The following twenty tips may require a little patience, but they also require far fewer tools and products, and far…
  • Tips To Make Your Barbeque Healthier (Without Sacrificing Taste)

    James and Alicia
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Fall is just around the corner, bringing with it picnics, barbeques and time spent cooking on the grill. If you’re a self-proclaimed gill-master, chances are you already started digging out your favorite grill tools and “Kiss the Cook” apron in preparation. While it might not be possible for you to grill a more succulent steak or a more perfect, juicy burger, there are some ways to make your grilling less harmful. Read on to learn some tips and techniques to make your summer grill-out not only delicious but healthier. Know the Risks Recent research has discovered that there are some…
 
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  • Vinyl vs. Wood Fencing

    25 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When you are installing a new fence, you will have the option of choosing a vinyl fence or a wood fence. Vinyl fences offer several advantages over wood security fences. When you install a vinyl fence, your fence will require very little maintenance. In addition, vinyl fences do not require painting and staining during the new fence installation process. Over the years and seasons, vinyl fences will not crack, peel, warp, or disintegrate. By working with a residential fencing company during your new fence installation, you will be able to choose a fencing material that is suited for the needs…
  • What Does Your Fence Say About Your Personality?

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Your fence is one of the first features that people will see when they come to your home. When you are planning a new fence installation for your yard, it is a great idea to select a fence that makes a statement about your personal taste and style. With the services of a highly rated fence contractor, you will be able to create a custom residential fencing design that is both attractive and durable. To help you get started on the designs for your new fence, here is at what some particular types of fences have to say about the personality of their owners. Friendly and Outgoing With a charming…
  • The Benefits of PVC Fencing

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    When you are planning a new fence installation project, you will have a choice of a variety of fencing materials. By working with a company that provides quality fence installation services, you will be able to design the perfect new fence for your needs. PVC fencing is a functional and durable choice for your property. A fence contractor located in Lake Worth can help you with every step of your PVC fence installation. To help you decide between the various security fences that are available to you, here is a look at some of the great benefits of PVC fencing. Strength PVC fencing is…
  • How to Choose a Fencing Contractor

    4 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    If your property is in need of a new fence, it is important to be able to work with a reputable and experienced fencing contractor. Before you embark on your new fence installation, it is essential to choose a fencing company that will meet all of your needs and expectation. To choose a fencing contractor, you should first do your research. Ask the company to tell you about their experience with installing security fences and privacy fences. In addition, be sure to ask the fencing company about their materials and fence installation techniques. In addition, you may also want to ask about any…
  • A Look at Different Fencing Materials

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    A new fence will enhance the privacy and security of your property. Whether you are planning on installing a pool fence, security fence, or other type of fence, you will have a variety of fencing materials to choose from. To ensure that your new fence meets your needs for both beauty and function, it is a great idea to work with a fence contractor located in Lake Worth. Fence contractors have the knowledge and expertise required to help you design the quality fence of your dreams. Here is an overview of some of the different fencing materials that a residential fence company will have to…
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  • Top Home Improvement Trends to Make the Most of Your Home

    MBecchi
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Today’s savvy home buyers are opting for smaller houses that offer space which is efficient, flexible and allows for stress-free living. Here are some hot home improvement trends that can make your “home-sweet-home” a little sweeter. • Maintenance-free Exterior Siding – Fiber-cement siding is becoming one of the fastest-growing divisions of the siding market. Made from a combination of cement, sand and cellulosic fibers, it looks like wood – but will not rot, combust or give way to termites and other wood-boring insects. It is more expensive than paint-grade wood, vinyl and…
  • Nine Easy Ways to Make a Green, Earth-Friendly Home

    MBecchi
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Although the green movement and many Earth-friendly messages have made their presence known in the mainstream, there are still homeowners who are unaware of some easy energy and money saving changes they can make to combat both high utility bills and global warming. With a few minor adjustments to one’s home, the savings can really add up (not to mention the benefits of living on a healthier and happier planet). Reducing consumption and recycling are the best ways to be Earth-friendly and make an impact on being green and efficient. Here are 10 easy tips to green your home, put money in…
  • Artist Stephanie Jaffe Werner Uses Trend Terrazzo to Create Veteran Memorial

    caitlink
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Devotion drives passion in the heart of Stephanie Jaffe Werner, a mixed media artist. Raised in New York and currently living in South Florida, Stephanie’s unique talent has earned her the respect of being selected by public juries and commissioned by private enterprises to design and construct numerous interior and exterior permanent installations across the state of Florida. Last year, the town of Miami Lakes posted a call to artists to submit a design for a permanent iconic landmark sculpture to honor veterans from all five branches of the United States Armed Forces. The landmark was to…
  • Eight Great Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

    MBecchi
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Today’s unsettled real estate market has prompted homeowners on the selling end to reevaluate the appeal of their property by tweaking some of the downsides and increase their home’s value. Here is a snapshot of what professionals say are the best ways to boost the value of your house and get the most return on your money: 1. Open up the Space New buyers are looking for open floor plans with large spaces that are family-friendly. Knocking down a non-structural wall between the kitchen and den, for example, is one of the most popular ways to appeal to new homebuyers. For an investment of a…
  • 2014 Top Home Improvement Trends by Industry Experts

    MBecchi
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Today’s homeowners are feeling confident about home remodeling after bouncing back from the recent recession by diving into a fresh set of design ideas that are trending in 2014. Industry experts weigh in on their predictions for the latest interior design and home remodeling trends. A 2013 Hanley Wood survey revealed that remodeling sales are up 10 percent (when compared to 2012), and this number is expected to increase another 10 percent in 2014, according to 45 percent of remodelers who were surveyed. Among all rooms in a home, kitchen remodels scored highest and bathroom renovations…
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  • 8 House Design Software Reviewed

    Izandi Ibrahim
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    Ever wanted to design your own house? Of course you probably don’t have a professional architectural background, so it may have seemed an impossible dream. Thanks to house design software, … Continue reading →
  • 8 Ideas for Innovative L Shaped Home Design

    Izandi Ibrahim
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:09 pm
    For some, square building plots are simply too boxy and boring. If you count yourself among this category, an L shaped structure could serve as a more interesting yet still … Continue reading →
  • 20 Ideas for Stunning U Shaped House Design

    Izandi Ibrahim
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:17 pm
    If the structure of your home forms a u shape, there’s no shortage of design steps you can take to make this feature seem less like an awkward inconvenience and … Continue reading →
  • 20 Ideas for Tasteful Living Room Decoration

    Izandi Ibrahim
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:49 am
    Your living room is a place to relax, so decorating it successfully is imperative – the last thing you want to end up with is a space that leaves you … Continue reading →
  • 20 Ideas for a Stunning Kitchen Makeover

    Izandi Ibrahim
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Remodeling a kitchen is arguably the most disruptive of all interior design jobs, and so there’s little margin for error when it comes to delivering on a challenging brief. The … Continue reading →
 
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  • Hearth Fuel Primer for Choosing a Fireplace or Stove

    George Roy
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    While fireplaces and stoves can add elegance and warmth to a room, many buyers overlook a critical element in choosing which type to purchase: the heat source. Obviously any heating device uses some sort of man-made or nature-made heat, which is derived from a particular source. When considering buying a stove or fireplace, it’s important to look at the pros and cons of the most common heat sources:   Wood Gas Pellets Electricity Coal Wood Along with gas, wood is the most popular fireplace fuel. It is readily available and can cut heating bills by 30 percent. Wood produces a robust…
  • Measuring Your Fireplace for a Custom Screen

    George Roy
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    Any real estate agent will tell you that a beautiful fireplace is a sought-after amenity for many home buyers. In some cases it’s the deal-maker. Fireplaces bring not only warmth to a home but a touch of elegance and sophistication. One way to further enhance the ambiance of your fireplace is to add a good-looking fireplace screen or door. Fireplace doors and screens bring safety to any room Single screens and door screens on fireplaces add visual appeal to the hearth area while providing safety. The close-mesh design of a fireplace screen prevents sparks and embers from popping out into…
  • Time to Consider Adding a Wood Insert to Your Fireplace

    George Roy
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:44 am
    As winter approaches, how much money could you save by installing a wood-burning insert in your fireplace? If you’re having a cookout, you would never consider burning balled-up newspaper sheets as the fire source to cook your hamburgers and hot dogs. It would be a highly inefficient cooking method that would require constant re-stocking and re-igniting, and it would take forever for the food to cook. The question is, are you doing the same with your fireplace? Where does the heat go in a typical fireplace? A standard open wood-burning fireplace might create a pleasant ambiance in a room,…
  • Comparing Wood-Burning Stoves and Pellet Stoves

    George Roy
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    Here we’ll look at some of the differences between wood-burning and pellet stoves. Both are popular options for people who prefer not to operate a fireplace and want a little more flexibility in where they set up the stove. Both bring warmth and ambiance to a home. So the main factors prospective buyers are looking at are cost to buy and operate and convenience and efficiency of operation. Costs: wood vs. pellet stoves Pellet stoves are generally more expensive to buy than wood-burning stoves. They (like all stand-alone stove units) should be installed only by trained experts in the hearth…
  • Considerations for Selecting the Perfect Fireplace Mantel

    George Roy
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    Are you thinking of adding a fireplace to your home? Then think also of including a handsome fireplace mantel and surround to bring your hearth area to life. A fireplace mantel is part of your interior decoration A lot of people think of a mantel as nothing more than a shelf across the top of the fireplace on which they can set some framed photos or a clock. But a mantel is much more than a place to put things. It’s a way to add beauty and pride of ownership to your fireplace area. The trick is choosing the mantel style that’s a right fit for the room. The hearth is very often the heart…
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    Comfort Matters

  • Make your home fall fashionable.

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Let the changes outside influence some beautiful changes inside. Fall brings with it a new color palette, and a sense of warmth and coziness.  Embrace it with these fall designer tips for the home. Keep living areas lit Shorter days mean less light in the evenings, so make sure you add some lighting sources to reading, work or study areas that normally receive a lot of sunlight during the summer.  Use some variety with your lighting sources; try a floor lamp in the corner, or a desk lamp on a nearby table. Comfy, cozy, covered Fall weather means cold can come on at a moment’s notice.  So…
  • It was warm just a minute ago…

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Prepare your home for Fall’s unpredictable cold snaps. Summer was great while it lasted, but now the colder weather is on the way.  In Fall, the temperatures can drop at a moment’s notice.  Help keep your home consistently comfortable with these helpful Fall tips for fighting unexpected cold snaps. Don’t let cold walk through the front door Doors are great for people and pets.  Unfortunately, cold will also try to sneak in every time a door is opened. And it will try to force its way in through leaking seals around your doors even when they’re closed.  Replace worn or insufficient…
  • Bring bright new ideas from the pros into your home.

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    Every year, Southern Living creates a very special way to show off the latest ideas in interior design and comfort: The Southern Living Idea House. Built in a new location every year, the 2014 house is located in Bluffton, South Carolina, and features the work of Architect Ken Pursley and Interior Designer Suzanne Kasler. Inside, Ken and Suzanne have created a masterpiece of beauty, functionality and inspiration.  Let their expertise and skill breathe new life into your home environment. Pull your tub out of the wall Building a bathtub into the wall can save space.  However, it doesn’t…
  • Innovation feels good: A look at the comfort technology found in the 2014 Southern Living Idea House.

    admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    It’s 2014. Robot butlers and flying cars may not be in the horizon, but technology sure has come a long way toward keeping your home comfortable.  Perhaps the best collection of this advanced comfort equipment is found in the Southern Living Idea House. Every year, the Southern Living Idea House is constructed in a new location, and used to showcase brilliant new thinking in interior design, furnishings and, above all, technology for more comfortable living.  For 2014, the Southern Living Idea House is found in Bluffton, South Carolina. And its offerings are impressive. Keeping every room…
  • Keep your home safe during summer vacations.

    admin
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Heading out for the summer?  Make sure everything is safe and secure when you return. Summertime is vacation time. A chance to get away from the familiar routine and enjoy a little change of pace.  Unfortunately, you can’t take your house with you.  But you can take a few extra steps to keep it safe while you’re gone. Piled up papers say “nobody’s home” If your front yard has a collection of unread newspapers, or the mailbox is bulging with uncollected mail, that’s a pretty sure sign that nobody is home.  If you’re going to be gone for more than a day or two, arrange to have…
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  • Enjoy Holiday Dinners in Your New Kitchen

    Jim Weisman
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    In many ways, the kitchen serves as the heart of a home. This is where people tend to gather and it is often where some of the most important and memorable discussions and events take place. While the kitchen serves an important and prominent role in the daily, normal events of the home, it really gets the full spotlight during the holiday season. This is where you will likely host friends, share good times with loved ones and—perhaps most importantly—prepare your amazing holiday dinners. A new space isn’t just important for cosmetic reasons. When it comes to a new and improved kitchen,…
  • Pre-Holiday Remodeling Makes Gatherings Even Better

    Jim Weisman
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    This is the time of year when many people start to think ahead to holiday dinners, family gatherings and other social events. If certain parts of your home aren’t all that you would like them to be, this may also be the time when you start to get anxiety (or even perhaps go into a full-blown panic) at the thought of friends and family coming over for your winter events. Your home doesn’t have to be a source of holiday stress, though. There is still plenty of time to complete a home remodeling project long before you need to start preparing for your holiday events. You can have an…
  • Remodeling for Guest Rooms and Relaxation Space

    Jim Weisman
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    Getting visits from out-of-town friends and family members is usually a welcome treat. Unfortunately, that’s not always true if you lack sufficient room for guests to stay comfortably. If your visitors have to crash on the couch or cram into an inefficient space, that can create a stressful and annoying experience for everyone involved. It may even prevent you from having the ability to invite people to stay with you at all. Overnight visitors aside, your family (and anyone who may come for a visit) needs areas where they can relax and enjoy peaceful quiet time. It can be difficult to…
  • Employee Spotlight: Kathy Molnar

    Jim Weisman
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    At RW Remodeling, we know that our true strength lies in our wonderful team. Our employees provide the expertise, dedication and commitment to service that allows us to ensure complete customer satisfaction. Many of our team members are unsung heroes, performing their magic behind the scenes without much fanfare. We felt it was time to give these company superstars the recognition they deserve, so we will be spotlighting individual team members here on an ongoing basis. Today we would like you to meet Kathy Molnar, who works as an interior designer here at RW Remodeling. When she started with…
  • Another Amazing Phoenix Kitchen Remodel Completed

    Jim Weisman
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    One of the parts of our work we enjoy most here at RW Remodeling is the thrill of seeing how much our customers love their terrific new spaces. We know that even a relatively minor update or renovation can give the place a whole new look and feel, and can make the family fall in love with their home all over again. We recently completed a Phoenix kitchen remodeling project that even exceeded what we and our clients could have envisioned. The project took place in a historic home in one of Phoenix’s oldest central neighborhoods. While the list of individual features involved in the design…
 
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  • 20 Myths about New York City

    Maid Sailors
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Yes, you are dying to move into the Big Apple. You are even watching your favorite films, filmed in New York City just so you can study what New York City will be like. However, most of those films are actually misleading. The real New York City and its movie version are completely different. Most movies about New York romanticize the city so that viewers can picture it as the greatest city in the world. In fact, in most movies filmed in New York City, you will likely fall in love with the city and you will eventually dream of living there. If you think that you already understand NYC after…
  • She Needs You To Know (About These 3 Fall Trends)

    Maid Sailors
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Part 2 of Many More to Come   This article is part of the “Maid for Men” series, where we share niche, pointed expertise about the benefits of professional household cleaning throughout the year in an attempt to step up your game with your wife/girl/partner/weekend-friend. The previous article can be found here. Let’s be real, Fall is totally “in” right now. It has officially boxed out the holiday season (which generally begins after Thanksgiving) as the voguey-est and hippest period of the year. K-Mart (I understand many of you just shuddered) has already begun running…
  • 12 Cleaning Hacks That Will Make Chores Less Painful and Life Easier

    Maid Sailors
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:21 pm
    1. Don’t throw out old windshield wipers, keep one to clean off the other windows. Wipers 2. Clean your oven like this with about 40 minutes of work. I have an ammonia free way of oven cleaning! Make a big paste of bi-carb soda. Coat whole oven in paste. Leave over night, really as long as you want. The longer you leave it the easier it is to clean. Then mix a cup of vinegar into a bucket of water and use that to clean off the bi-carb and junk. Probably needs a little more elbow grease, but it works well and saves you having to breathe in shitty smells. 3. Instant, cheep, air freshener!
  • Simple Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide In Your Home

    Maid Sailors
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    What are a few uses for hydrogen peroxide? Hydrogen Peroxide is one of the most common household items that you may have in your home. You can usually find a bottle of hydrogen peroxide underneath your kitchen sink or in your first aid kit box. Hydrogen peroxide is an effective anti-biotic which helps to kill small bacteria around small wounds or cuts. Hydrogen peroxide has many uses besides this as it is an all natural cleaner. Here a few different items that we can clean with hydrogen peroxide. Different Kitchen Cleaning Uses Hydrogen peroxide for your home or apartment should be used at 3%…
  • Natural Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe

    Maid Sailors
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:26 pm
    This simple natural homemade all-purpose cleaner recipe takes only 2- 3 ingredients and is unbelievably effective. Items that you will need for the homemade all-purpose cleaner recipe: Empty spray bottle Water Bottle of White Vinegar Bottle of essential oil (lavender or citrus) When you have a clean and dry spray bottle ready, mix the following together: 1/2 cup water 1/2 vinegar 15- 20 drops of the essential oil of your choice (optional), although good choices are pine, lavender or one of the citrus fruits. Combine together in the spray bottle and shake well. The essential oil really is only…
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  • Choosing the Fitting Sofa Color to Your Lounge Adorning Concepts

    Emily Cantona
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Choosing the Fitting Sofa Color to Your Lounge Adorning Concepts   Buying a sofa appears the identical as figuring out the massive investment. Not yearly you’ll purchase a brand new couch. Of course, you... Choosing the Fitting Sofa Color to Your Lounge Adorning Concepts Emily Cantona
  • Decorating Ideas with Yellow Color

    Emily Cantona
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Living Rooms Decorating Ideas with Yellow Color Yellow Living Rooms Ideas may be very artistic and nice particularly throughout the summertime. The yellow color can reflect the sunny day all day. To put fresh... Decorating Ideas with Yellow Color Emily Cantona
  • Living Room Furniture Arrangement

    Emily Cantona
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Living Room Furniture Arrangement   Braided checkerboard pattern The room space is lit in delicate pastel yellow, which houses a modern classic upholstered furniture highlight with design of top class high and far. Armchair... Living Room Furniture Arrangement Emily Cantona
  • Romantic and Elegant Decor in an Apartment in Bucharest

    Emily Cantona
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Romantic and Elegant Decor in an Apartment in Bucharest Everyone loves magnificence and with regards to beautifying a room, the method isn’t just enjoyable, but in addition attention-grabbing. A neatly designed and adorned room... Romantic and Elegant Decor in an Apartment in Bucharest Emily Cantona
  • White Color for Living Room Walls

    Emily Cantona
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. White Color for Living Room Walls White is a typically-neglected color for walls. Maybe it’s as a result of many people, having grown up with white walls in our childhood houses, see white walls... White Color for Living Room Walls Emily Cantona
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    Lose the Tank - Tankless Water Heater Reviews

  • Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus

    8 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    Check out the latest Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus Review. The Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus is an Indoor Electric tankless water heater that produces up to 4.7 GPM.
  • Stiebel Eltron Tempra 15

    4 Sep 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Check out the latest Stiebel Eltron Tempra 15 Review. The Stiebel Eltron Tempra 15 is an Electric tankless water heater that produces up to 2.8 GPM.
  • Stiebel Eltron Tempra 36

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    Check out the latest Stiebel Eltron Tempra 36 Review. The Stiebel Eltron Tempra 36 is an Indoor Electric tankless water heater that produces up to 7.0 GPM.
  • Stiebel Eltron DHC 6-2

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    Check out the latest Stiebel Eltron DHC 6-2 Review. The Stiebel Eltron DHC 6-2 is a point of use Electric tankless water heater that produces up to 1.0 GPM.
  • Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Check out the latest Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Review. The Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 is an Indoor Electric tankless water heater that produces up to 4.7 GPM.
 
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    Kansas City Commercial & Residential Painting Company

  • Professional Commercial Painting Update

    Ryan
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:25 pm
    We’ve been busy as the weather starts to change. Kansas City metro area businesses are re-assessing the exterior look and feel of their buildings. Changing the paint scheme on your business’ facade can be a fast, effective and affordable way to update your professional image. Your building’s appearance is a reflection of your company, and a great paint job will ensure that it is a positive one. From exterior to interior, Neighborhood Painting has the necessary skills and manpower to tackle a job of any proportion. We just finished this work on the Culver’s building in…
  • The Power Of Blues: Interior Room Painting Trends

    Ryan
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    As we continue to look at great ideas for exceptional interior room painting solutions for the Kansas City metro, one of things to consider is subsets of a primary color.  In this case, blue.  Blue is our friend, it can be both a compliment and a contrast. It’s cool and refreshing, yet stark and powerful in it’s darker forms. We’re seeing more and more blues being requested and introduced into people’s homes. We love working with blue paint schemes (and you should too!) Below is a list of some of the hot variations of our old friend that we’re seeing more and…
  • Painting Houses in Mission Hills (And A Brief History)

    Ryan Toelkes
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Mission Hills was founded on June 30th 1914 – largely to the efforts on Real Estate Developer JC Nichols.Originally 121 acres were on the Kansas Side and 7 acres on the Missouri side where the club house resided- largely due to the State Liquor Laws at the time. What makes Mission Hills unique, is that you have the architectural designs that continue to maintain historical integrity (houses that mostly fit in 7 styles- several which are referenced later in the article), but mainly it’s the use of green spaces, park lets, lot configurations, and house mass patterns that really…
  • Why Our Painting Company Calls Shawnee Kansas Home

    Ryan Toelkes
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:19 pm
    As a person who appreciates small town values, but who is also dependent on local commerce as a business man, the city of Shawnee, Kansas has it all. Shawnee to this day still clearly shows the heritage of her founders on her surface. The presence of the small town values of its hardworking residents from years before are still deeply ingrained in the city’s core. You’re not going to see this at your typical large corporate franchise’s that are in every other city, but go downtown near city hall and talk with the local shop/business owners and there you will find what…
  • What I’ve Learned As A Professional Painter

    Ryan
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:13 pm
    I’ve dedicated my life to being a true craftsman in the field of house painting and restoration. Along the way, I’ve learned a lot about myself and about the profession. It’s worth sharing, as much of what’s written here can  have an impact on your home if and when we get the opportunity to work together.Firstly, I’ve learned that there’s a lot of different ways to complete a job, in terms of how to approach it. Some jobs might require more masking than others. On some jobs, I prefer prefer to cut in more. There’s different “styles” in…
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    Occasional Tables

  • Folding Pool Table Features and Best Prices

    occasional tables
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Folding Pool Table The folding pool table is an excellent alternative for those who would like a pool table but are a little short on space and can’t put a large piece of furniture in their home.  The surface of the folding table is most often made of medium density fiberboard or M.D.F.  This smaller and most […]
  • Top 6 Types of Pool Tables

    occasional tables
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Types of Pool Table Many types of pool tables exist just like many types of games of pool, or billiards exist.  It just depends upon what game of pool is being played and the location it is being played.  Snooker and eight ball are some examples of the games of pool and these games can […]
  • Best 3 Outdoor Pool Table Designs and Prices.

    occasional tables
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Outdoor Pool Table An outdoor pool table is one that is weatherproof so that the game of pool, or billiards, may be played outdoors.  This is particularly convenient if the inside of the home doesn’t have enough room for a pool table.  The fabric of a pool table located outdoors is an all weather fabric.  […]
  • Find a Good Quality Mini Pool Tables!

    occasional tables
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Mini Pool Table The mini pool table can be an excellent alternative to larger more expensive pool tables and can be used on a desktop, on a table top, in an office or den, in a playroom, in a game room, anywhere that the game of pool may be enjoyed.  Mini pool tables come in […]
  • Reconditioned Pool Tables

    occasional tables
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Reconditioned pool tables are a less expensive alternative to going out and purchasing a brand new pool table.  The pool table is a piece of furniture in the home and for this reason any damaged areas on the pool table will have been repaired if you purchase one.  Usually the surface has been re-clothed.  Many […]
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    Home Designs Decorating Ideas

  • Exterior Sliding Glass Doors for Perfect Patio Decoration

    Julia James
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Advertisement When you are going to make a patio for your new house, the sliding door with its exterior sliding glass doors will be the best choice for the scenery and the comfort of your house. Patio is usually the place to relax and let loose. Added with nice scenery and calming decoration of the […]
  • Kid’s Room Decorating Ideas That Will be Favored Kids

    Julia James
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    Advertisement Kid’s room is a place where you can be creative, the brave and adventurous. The kids’ rooms should be designed so that it lively reflected children’s tastes and specificity. But it should also be functional so that there is nowhere to shelter all the toys that have a space in which he can learn […]
  • How to Successfully Design a Living Room

    Julia James
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:56 am
    Advertisement Classic or modern? If you are looking for the perfect solution for your living room, you’ve come to the right place. See some of the examples that we offer! These photos offer more ideas for those who want a living room with style, regardless of whether it comes to modern design and old school. […]
  • Decorative Staircase Ideas to Beautify Your House

    Julia James
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    Advertisement The staircase is part of the home that is often overlooked because its main purpose is to take you from one floor to another, but that does not mean you can’t make it interesting. We suggest some simple ideas to make your stairs become something more than just crossing the floor to the first […]
  • Simple Tips to Make Narrow Apartments Looks Bigger

    Julia James
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    Advertisement Having an apartment with a limited area, it will require residents to be smart to organize the space. With proper treatment, the studio apartment is not so widespread, it can be seen widely. Use separator rooms without walls. The walls are limiting each rooms will make each rooms look more narrow. Therefore, for the […]
 
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    Canvas Art Rocks!

  • Scarface : An Indepth Look At An Iconic Movie

    Alyson Duncan
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    If someone was to ask you to name a famous movie from the gangster or crime genre, then there is a very strong possibility that you might opt for Scarface. This violent piece of cinema history has become an iconic film of our time despite opening to very negative critical (and public) response when it was first released. It is actually a reboot of an old 1930’s picture of the same name although there has been some major alterations in terms of the characters, the setting and the plot! The film follows Tony Montana, a character largely believed to be based on real life gangster Al…
  • 120 x Virtuoso Banksy Pieces You Seriously Can’t Ignore

    Steven Summers
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Share on Tumblr Banksy is without doubt the world’s most famous and celebrated graffiti artist. To some, his works of art are poignant, thought-provoking, ironic and humorous. To others, it is just plain vandalism. Whichever side of the fence you are on, there can be no doubt that he is a very talented and clever artist and conveys his views in a way that many of us could not manage to do. I have put together here a list of the best Banksy graffiti art and street art pieces, all showing the various locations of his works with street map views where applicable. So here goes…. 1.
  • Dog Day Afternoon – a Great Movie!

    Steven Summers
    21 Jan 2014 | 5:36 am
    If you’re a big Al Pacino fan then one movie that you will have almost certainly seen is “Scarface” which tells the story of Cuban drug lord “Tony Montana”. As with many Pacino films it ends in bloodshed (and there is bloodshed throughout it has to be said) but it is a classic and if it teaches you one thing it is that crime doesn’t really pay. One lesser-know Al Pacino movie is “Dog Day Afternoon” and for me it is a better film than Scarface. There is much less violence and there is humour and emotional sentiment throughout. It is a film that I only discovered a year or so…
  • Win a Banksy Canvas Print

    Steven Summers
    6 Nov 2013 | 4:37 am
    You can win this Banksy canvas print in our new competition! One lucky winner drawn at random from all the correct entries will receive this Banksy “Flying Balloon Girl” canvas print delivered to their door. The print will be size size A2 (approx 23″ high x 16″ wide) stretch-framed gallery-wrap style and ready-to-hang. The competition closes at 7pm on Saturday 19th July 2014. Head on over to the competition page now and get your entry in!   STOP PRESS: Well done to Angela McDonald, who was the lucky winner of this competition. Congratulations Angela and bad luck…
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    Fight Pests

  • How To Get Rid Of Armadillos

    Kevin Callahan
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Armadillos are becoming more of a problem in the southern states than many realize. These animals are only in a climate-specific area because they cannot tolerate cold temperatures. Originally these animals were found in Texas because they migrated from Mexico. While the population has spread naturally to other states, Florida’s population occurred from escaped armadillos from zoos and traveling circuses. Now armadillos can be found in several of the southern states including Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas. Once you have an encounter with one of them in your garden or yard,…
  • How To Get Rid Of Skunks

    Kevin Callahan
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    Skunks are often known only for their foul scent and not for their pesky behavior. They are located all across the United States, making them fairly common no matter where you are. Learning how to get rid of skunks is easy, but the process of permanent removal may be a little more complex. Below you will find remedies for removal and how to prevent more skunks from returning once your initial issue has been dealt with. You will find that skunks are mostly nocturnal creatures and are rarely seen during the day. They hunt at night and most eat grub, insects, and small animals. When skunks are…
  • How To Get Rid Of Bats

    Kevin Callahan
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Bats aren’t something you would automatically think of as a pest that would invade your home. Most of the time they are only seen at night out in rural or wooded areas. The majority of bats don’t inhabit homes and buildings, but there are a small portion that will especially when it is time to have babies. If you find yourself the victim of a bat infestation you may be wondering how to get rid of bats. Below you will find resources and tools you can use in order to combat the infestation you may have. The beginning of an infestation usually happens in the spring. Bats hibernate…
  • How To Get Rid Of Moles

    Kevin Callahan
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Finding out you may have a mole problem may be a little intimidating, especially if you aren’t sure where to begin. Figuring out how to get rid of moles can be a daunting task since they spend most of their time underground. If you believe moles are the cause of your concern, you will have to learn what you can do to get rid of them. Below you will find information on the problems moles cause, solutions to the problem, and efforts you can take for prevention of a recurrence. You may think that moles are of the rodent family, but they are not. Instead these creatures are insectivores.
  • How To Get Rid Of Groundhogs – Baiting And Trapping

    Kevin Callahan
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Groundhogs may look cute from a far enough distance, but they can be quite damaging to farmers and gardeners. They are the largest rodent and squirrels are their distant cousins. Groundhogs are also referred to as whistle pigs and woodchucks. Typically they are brown with bushy tails. You may not consider these animals a typical pest but for farmers and others living in more rural areas, they absolutely are. Learning how to get rid of groundhogs isn’t going to be easy, but it can be done. Below you will find more information about trapping, repelling, and the prevention of groundhogs.
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    Diamond Certified Blog

  • Defense Against the Dark Arts: Four Expert Tips and One Simple Trick to Avoid Locksmith Fraud

    Jennifer Chan
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Photo: Foothill Locksmiths, Inc (2014) If you’re locked out of your home or car, you might assume that googling “locksmith” or pointing to a random name in the phone book will yield a positive result. However, as it turns out, choosing a locksmith at random is a risky move. According to Gary Lekan, owner of First Lock & Security Technologies, incidents of locksmith-related fraud have increased significantly in the past 10 years, thanks in part to the rise of the Internet and mobile phone use. “These people are so unscrupulous,” he says. “They advertise heavily and emphasize…
  • How it Is: I Got Scammed by a Locksmith

    Jennifer Chan
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Listen. I delete emails from down-and-out Nigerian royalty. Stranded hospital-bound strangers get nothing. And when Bernie Madoff made me an offer I couldn’t refuse, I said, “No way!” Or I would have, if he had…you get the drift. Consequently, it is with great humility (and some shame) that I admit this in a public forum: I got scammed by a locksmith—or more accurately, a con artist posing as a locksmith. Here’s how it happened. One bright fall morning, I carefully locked all the doors to my house, walked my kids to the bus stop and handed my only house key to my son (who had…
  • Savvy Consumer Tip: Saving on Car Rentals

    Chris Bjorklund
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Do you know how to get the best rates on a rental car? Watch this video for some helpful tips.
  • An “Earth-Shaking” Reminder about Preventative Maintenance

    James Florence
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    For those of us who put off preventative maintenance, an extraordinary occurrence can serve as a sobering reminder. Photo: Best Tree Service (2014) Like most people, I have a tendency to assume the minutiae of details surrounding my life will continue to function smoothly, whether or not I acknowledge them. However, once in a while, an uncommon occurrence rouses me from my usual state of complacency. A recent instance followed the Napa Valley earthquake of August 24, 2014. As a resident of Santa Rosa, I was on the outskirts of the quake’s radius and only mildly felt its effects. The next…
  • How to Choose the Right Furnace Filter

    James Florence
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    Furnace filters come in a variety of styles, so it’s critical to choose one that’s compatible with your particular system. Photo: Moore Heating & Air Conditioning (2014) Most homeowners understand the importance of regularly changing their furnace filters, but when it comes to choosing a product, few realize the extent of their options. Far from a one-size-fits-all affair, furnace filters range from disposable fiberglass units to high-efficiency pleated models, so it’s important to consider several factors before making a decision. When choosing a furnace filter, the first thing you…
 
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    Kitchen Design Maven

  • Kitchen Design: Lights, Camera, Action!

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerIn a previous article I talked about accent lighting, a subject that I am a bit obsessive about:http://bit.ly/1r7cwuPThis time I want to discuss all 3 types of kitchen lighting – there is hardly a kitchen remodel that doesn’t involve adding lighting. I guess we used to cook in the dark!A well designed kitchen will incorporate 3 types of lighting: Ambient, Task, and Accent.Ambient Lighting: This is the general, overall light in the room. Typically it is provided by a central overhead fixture that casts a glow throughout the kitchen. However, the variety…
  • Cabinets 101: Framed vs. Frameless Cabinets

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerWhen a client begins a kitchen project, one of the first choices we discuss is the cabinetry. Most of us will only purchase a new kitchen a few times in our entire lives, and yet it is a major purchase, and we need to make educated choices. This is where ‘Cabinets 101’ comes in - basic information that a consumer should consider.Here is a great place to start when learning about cabinets: In the world of cabinets there are 2 main branches: Framed and Frameless. This refers to the two different ways that cabinets are constructed.Rather than offering a rewrite,…
  • Kitchen Design: The Work Triangle

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerSo, we are heading back to basics. And I mean back: this design concept has been around since the 1940s. I am talking about the legendary work triangle.midcenturyhomestyle.comWhen a designer is laying out a kitchen, there are 3 primary work areas to consider: the sink (prep and clean up area), the range and the refrigerator. Drawing an imaginary line from the sink, to the range, to the refrigerator, and then back to the sink gives us our triangle. The Infographic below has great examples!inspacedecor.comWe want our kitchens not only to reflect our taste and…
  • Kitchen Design: Putting Together a Kitchen Color Palette

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerColors and patterns – where to start? This article is a bit wordier than usual, but this topic can be complicated, and you can easily feel overwhelmed. Here are some of the ways we get the discussion headed in a productive direction.design-seeds.com          We suggest that you start collecting pictures, and put together an inspiration folder. This helps us identify the elements that appeal to your personal taste. Once we determine the vision you have for your kitchen, we can help you put together a…
  • Kitchen Design: Focal Point

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerIn a companion article I am discussing putting together your kitchen’s color palette, and I found myself repeatedly referring to the Focal Point. So I decided to take a moment and talk about why you need to consider this when designing your kitchen!      Focal point  noun: a center of activity, interest, or attention -www.merriam-webster.comWhen putting together a color palette, I like to consider the room’s focal point, or “the star of the show”. What area or item do you see ‘popping’? Where is the eye drawn?Neutral Kitchen:…
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    Tool Evaluator

  • Portable and Strong : The Leatherman Crunch Multi-Tool Reviewed

    Jim Pyke
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    The Leatherman Crunch is your best option if you need torque from your pocket multi-tool. For two years I worked as the maintenance man for an apartment complex. The only tool I consistently carried with me was my traditional style Leatherman. Every other tool at my disposal was either in the shop or the golf cart. I had the Leatherman with the needle nose pliers. They were great for most circumstances, but the wrench action of the pliers just wasn’t right for many situations. So, I was quite jealous when I first started reviewing the Leatherman Crunch Multi-Tool and realized how much…
  • Should You Rent or Buy a Tool?

    Scotty Burrell
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    A chainsaw is a commonly rented tool There is often internal debate between buying a moderately expensive tool and renting the same tool when the occasion for it arises. Sometimes even once you decide to rent a tool the rental price has you eyeing a cheaper or used model model to purchase. Generally speaking, if renting the tool is on your radar you should probably rent the tool. It will not hurt to research buying a used or new tool, but ultimately you will probably find the value gained by buying does not exceed the added cost of owning a tool. To know what option, buying or renting, is…
  • Powerful and Portable : The Makita 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw Reviewed

    Jim Pyke
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    The Makita 10-Inch Compound Miter saw has great portability With 15 amps of power, 4,600 RPM, and over 50 degrees of cutting range  in a package under 30 pounds the Makita 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw is one of the best choices in its price point. The Makita 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw (Model : LS1040) features a primarily aluminum frame which is the basis for its light weight and portability. The aluminum frame also protects the saw from weather related damage steel and other heavy metals often suffer from. The direct-drive feature of the Makita 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw’s…
  • Portable Circular Saws Ranked

    Scotty Burrell
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Portable circular saws are important tools in many carpentry projects. The portable circular saw is the backbone of many carpentry tasks. The versatility of modern portable circular saws means they can be used for anything from finish carpentry to landscape construction. This post will review what features to look for in a good portable circular saw. Then I will ranked the top 3 portable circular saws on the market using my own experience, peer feedback, and market feedback. What to Look For : Power If you want to saw through more than just pine lumber you will need to make sure you get a…
  • What to Look for in an Oscillating Multi-Tool

    Scotty Burrell
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Sanding is one of the many features of the oscillating multi-tool The oscillating multi-tool is the workhorse of detail work. Multi-tools make tasks like tile removal, detail cutting, and precision grinding easier. Oscillating multi-tools get their force and functionality from the short rhythmic movement, or oscillation, the tool head produces. Detail work is a favorite task for oscillating multi-tools because the limited range of motion in tool oscillation produces very slight kickback to the user. What to Look For : Flexibility We used to just have oscillating tools on the market which…
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    Best vacuum cleaner - the ultimate guide - Clean smartly

  • A detailed guide to vacuum cleaner features

    Jason Roberts
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    With sleek designs, trendy styles and catchy colors, you might be overly overwhelmed by the wide range of products offered in the world of vacuum cleaners. But hey, thank God Jason is here to help you out! These are must-have appliances in the janitorial industry, and your ability to choose the right vacuum cleaner coupled with efficient accessories and extensions will determine your success in cleaning. You need to buy like a PRO in order to get value for the $$ that you are willing to spend. How about a detailed guide outlining what you should look for in a vacuum cleaner, packed with the…
  • Dirt Devil vacuum cleaners

    Jason Roberts
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    Established as a backyard garage, this is one of the companies that has undergone the greatest transformations and change of hands before it was officially recognized as Dirt Devil. The founder was Philip A. Geier, establishing one of the pioneer companies devoted to the production of vacuum cleaners around 1905. Doing most of their productions by hand, they progressively produced metal vacuum cleaners for years before they decided to establish two more divisions. The company was purely specializing in the production of vacuum cleaners, but had an interest in mixers, washing machines and hair…
  • The new Bissell Symphony All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop. Is extreme marketing influencing this review?

    Jason Roberts
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:39 am
    When it comes to hybrid vacuum cleaners, Bissell is one of my favorite producers. And with the new Bissell Symphony All-in-One, they’ve done it again. But before we jump right into this review, let me tell you what you will find out in the next couple of minutes, if you stick around. First, you will learn all the things you need to know about Bissell Symphony. Second, you’ll see if this appliance is right for you. It may happen you don’t need both features: vacuuming and steaming. And third, you will get the absolute best price on the market. I always keep an eye on online…
  • How to Unclog a Vacuum Cleaner?

    Jason Roberts
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    No matter how well you safeguard it, dirt, dust, hair and other forms of debris will progressively find way into your vacuum cleaner and this contracts its suction power with time. Whether you have the upright model or canister vacuum cleaner, the process of unclogging is awfully similar because it involves accessing the clogged area and cleaning all the debris. Here is a do-it-yourself guide that will take you out of the mess of buying another vacuum cleaner. Step #1: Power the appliance Turn your vacuum cleaner on and adjust the settings such that the appliance makes use of the hose. If you…
  • Is Dyson DC59 Motorhead the best cordless vacuum cleaner? Read this awesome review and find out

    Jason Roberts
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    Cleaning has never been out of the major jobs in any house. It is trivial that all the people in the world have seen to it that cleanliness is maintain in their homes. Burdens keep piling up, from wiping to scrubbing, then to polishing the floors, and the list of chores goes on. And to do this, some have sought the online world to purchase for various products that will excellently do the job for them. One of which is a cordless vacuum cleaner. It is great for dust collecting jobs around the house. The Dyson Company has used a cutting edge technology to make this kind of product, and in order…
 
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    The Pub Stool - Bar Stools

  • 7 Inexpensive Ways To Use Pallets to Create your Unique Kitchen

    The Pub Stool
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Any company that orders bulk bar stools, counter stools or almost any product imaginable can expect to receive their shipment on pallets.  Wooden pallets are usually discarded or destroyed and are rarely recycled.  Companies who wastefully discard these pallets give the home DYI'er the chance to use their imagination to create inexpensive, sturdy and beautiful designs to accommodate almost any style.  Professional companies to beginner hobbyist have turned to this versatile product to create amazing art work, kitchen furniture and in some cases complete kitchens from pallets.  …
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