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  • Gutter Helmet® Supports 2015 American Heart Month

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    Danielle Schlomer
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    This month, Gutter Helmet® – America’s #1 choice for gutter protection – is showing our support of American Heart Month and the fight against heart disease with helpful tips and encouragement to find out more about this preventable disease. Heart disease is far too common; every year in the United States, more men and women die of this disease than any other. In fact, one in four deaths can be linked to heart disease. The good news is that healthy eating and lifestyle choices can often prevent heart disease. Here are some steps you can take to improve your health and the health of…
  • Tai Sui 2015

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    23 Jan 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Tai Sui 2015 is General Yang Xian (楊仙), who is holding a sword, implying a year of striving and hard work. Tai Sui (太岁), known as Grand Duke Jupiter, 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… Read More »The post Tai Sui 2015 appeared first on Feng Shui Import.
  • Using Tape For Painting

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    Dave
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Before painting any room in your home, it helps to have the proper tools on hand. Paint brushes, rollers and drop cloths are all obvious necessities, but you should also invest in a good quality painter’s tape to ensure a clean, attractive finish. What is Painter’s Tape? Painter’s tape is an easily removable type of masking tape used by both DIYers and professional painters. The purpose of painter’s tape is to cover edges such as window frames and baseboard trim, keeping them free of paint when you’re putting a fresh coat on the walls. It is also used to keep…
  • How To Maintain Hot Water Systems

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    Anne
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    If necessary, would you know how to maintain your hot water system by yourself? If being blasted with ice cold water is a rude awakening you wouldn’t want to experience, then it’s time you get savvy with your hot water heater maintenance. You can attend to fundamental water heater concerns before they escalate by keeping […] The post How To Maintain Hot Water Systems appeared first on diy projects.
  • 5 Weird Natural Cleaning Products

    Domestic Cleaning Tips
    Roland McDonald
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    We’ve already viewed the great power of vodka as cleaning product. Have you tried it? If you thought that cleaning with vodka was weird, just wait for this one. Ketchup, mayonnaise and bread – forget their taste qualities, today we are going to look at them from a slightly different perspective. You will find a […]
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  • Gutter Helmet® Supports 2015 American Heart Month

    Danielle Schlomer
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    This month, Gutter Helmet® – America’s #1 choice for gutter protection – is showing our support of American Heart Month and the fight against heart disease with helpful tips and encouragement to find out more about this preventable disease. Heart disease is far too common; every year in the United States, more men and women die of this disease than any other. In fact, one in four deaths can be linked to heart disease. The good news is that healthy eating and lifestyle choices can often prevent heart disease. Here are some steps you can take to improve your health and the health of…
  • Why Gutter Screens Might Be More Hassle Than Cleaning Out Gutters

    Danielle Schlomer
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Most homeowners know that their rain gutters should be regularly cleaned of leaves and other debris to prevent water runoff from backing up. When this happens, the heavy weight of water can pull the gutters away from the fascia or water may spill over the edge, causing potential damage to siding, windows and door, landscaping and the foundation. You should inspect and clean your gutter and downspout system twice per year to be sure it’s not clogged. If you want to spend less time cleaning your gutters, gutter guards are a great option to consider. Just don’t expect that all gutter guards…
  • Will Gutter Helmet® Work with My Roofing Warranty?

    Danielle Schlomer
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    One of the most common questions we are asked by homeowners who are considering Gutter Helmet® is whether their roof warranty will be affected by the installation of Gutter Helmet®. A new roof involves a serious investment of time and money, and that investment is protected by the warranty that is included with a professional roof installation. They want to make sure that anything they add to their home will not affect that coverage. We are happy to assure homeowners that Gutter Helmet® is compatible with almost every roofing warranty. We work closely with major roofing manufacturers such…
  • Can Rain Gutter Covers from Gutter Helmet® Handle Really Heavy Rains?

    Danielle Schlomer
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    Homeowners in parts of the country subject to heavy rainfall often ask us if rain gutter covers from Gutter Helmet® can handle really heavy rains. The answer: yes, they can! But first let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Gutter Helmet® has been tested to handle 22 inches of rainfall per hour, almost twice the heaviest rainfall ever measured by the U.S. Weather Service. The accepted world record for the most rain that fell in one hour is 12 inches of rain in Holt, MO, on June 22, 1947. Even more impressive, the entire 12 inches actually fell in only 42 minutes! However, this record is a…
  • Understanding the Differences between Zigzag Heat Cables and Helmet Heat®

    Danielle Schlomer
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:04 am
    In a previous blog, we discussed different heating options to keep winter ice off your roof. We also proposed that Helmet Heat® is the best of the bunch among gutter heating systems. Here’s more on this important topic for homeowners. The Downsides of Heat Cables For decades, heat cables have been many homeowners’ choice for keeping their roof and gutters free of the dangerous effects of ice dams and icicles. Heat cables are most commonly installed in a zigzag pattern along the lower edge of a roof. This installation can result in a very unsightly look on the roof. Heat cable also has to…
 
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  • Tai Sui 2015

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    23 Jan 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Tai Sui 2015 is General Yang Xian (楊仙), who is holding a sword, implying a year of striving and hard work. Tai Sui (太岁), known as Grand Duke Jupiter, 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… Read More »The post Tai Sui 2015 appeared first on Feng Shui Import.
  • Chinese Horoscope 2015

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    17 Jan 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Chinese horoscope 2015 – Chinese zodiac 2015 is one of the feng shui tips 2015 for the year of the Sheep according to Chinese zodiac sign and flying stars. CHINESE HOROSCOPE RAT 2015: Sailing out of gloomy shadow of against Taisui, zodiac Rat enters the relatively halcyon field. Although zodiac Rat and zodiac Ram are… Read More »The post Chinese Horoscope 2015 appeared first on Feng Shui Import.
  • Feng Shui Tips 2015

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    9 Dec 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Feng shui tips 2015 are the tips to arrange house or office for year of the sheep according to flying stars 2015. They include the information about feng shui bagua as well as feng shui enhancers and cures. The year of 2015 is the year of Sheep (Year of the Ram). Although the traditional celebration… Read More »The post Feng Shui Tips 2015 appeared first on Feng Shui Import.
  • Auspicious Wedding Dates 2015, Lucky Wedding Dates 2015

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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 »The post Auspicious Wedding Dates 2015, Lucky Wedding Dates 2015 appeared first on Feng Shui Import.
  • 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 »The post Good Day to Make a Wish on Moon Festival appeared first on Feng Shui Import.
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  • Using Tape For Painting

    Dave
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Before painting any room in your home, it helps to have the proper tools on hand. Paint brushes, rollers and drop cloths are all obvious necessities, but you should also invest in a good quality painter’s tape to ensure a clean, attractive finish. What is Painter’s Tape? Painter’s tape is an easily removable type of masking tape used by both DIYers and professional painters. The purpose of painter’s tape is to cover edges such as window frames and baseboard trim, keeping them free of paint when you’re putting a fresh coat on the walls. It is also used to keep…
  • Colored Wax for Furniture Cracks

    Dave
    26 Apr 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Once upon a time, filling nail holes, mending cracks or removing scratches from your wood furniture was typically a time-consuming chore. Now you can handle these tasks in just a matter of minutes and for a very low cost with colored wax filler sticks. There is no need to strip the existing finish or sand the surface before making repairs with the sticks. Matching Colored Wax These sticks come in a variety of colors to match any wood, and they are also available in black or white. If you need a shade that is in between two choices, choose the darker shade for best results. You can also mix…
  • Sponges For Staining Furniture

    Dave
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Staining wood furniture is an art, and it is not an art form that is achieved the same way for each person. Many people argue whether sponges or bristled brushes are better for staining wood, and some people prefer brushes. However, sponges are often preferred by people who are beginners or those who want to make it easier to create an even finish. Sponges do not leave the same types of streaks that some brushes leave, and they can also be used to create an added marbled look to certain types of wood. In some cases, they provide a better overall finish. For example, pine wood soaks up stain…
  • How to Properly Apply Wood Veneers

    Dave
    18 Feb 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Wood veneering is the process of gluing thin pieces of wood to thicker, more solid pieces of wood, often called base wood or substrate. This base wood is usually made of particle board or plywood. Veneers are frequently made from expensive wood such as mahogany or maple. Veneers also give the appearance of expensive decorative wood but are less costly compared to crafting the furniture from solid pieces of lumber. Steps To Apply Veneers Properly Learning how to apply wood veneers properly is not difficult; veneering does, however, require care. Methods vary slightly depending on which form…
  • Best Brushes For Staining

    Dave
    30 Aug 2013 | 4:19 pm
    The best brushes for staining furniture are those that work on multiple furniture projects. Brushes are the most versatile stain applicator. They’re used to apply clear, semi-transparent or semi-solid viscous stains. Brushes are used to apply solid color stains over previous coats of paint or solid stains. Brushes can be used to apply stains to raw new surfaces or those previously stains. Brushes allow for greater application control and offer deep penetration of stain into wood pores. High Quality Stain Brushes Buy the best quality brushes you can afford and then clean thoroughly…
 
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  • How To Maintain Hot Water Systems

    Anne
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    If necessary, would you know how to maintain your hot water system by yourself? If being blasted with ice cold water is a rude awakening you wouldn’t want to experience, then it’s time you get savvy with your hot water heater maintenance. You can attend to fundamental water heater concerns before they escalate by keeping […] The post How To Maintain Hot Water Systems appeared first on diy projects.
  • Hot Tubs And Their Benefits

    Anne
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:34 am
    Hot tubs and their benefits far outweigh their costs and upkeep.  Hot tubs are a time-tested treatment for restorative and recreational uses. Having one is also a good way to add value to your home when you want to upgrade. Most tubs use chlorinated or bath water, but were you aware that there’s another option? […] The post Hot Tubs And Their Benefits appeared first on diy projects.
  • Tuning Up Your Garage Door: Important Tips To Remember

    Anne
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    You can do lots of things to make your garage more convenient and effective at keeping your home safe and comfortable. If you have some time and money to spare you can declutter it, light it up, add more storage spaces for your belongings – the list goes on. On top of these, perhaps the […] The post Tuning Up Your Garage Door: Important Tips To Remember appeared first on diy projects.
  • How to Put Up Wallpaper: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Anne
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:02 am
    by Tim Smith While hanging wallpaper can seem challenging, this DIY guide makes it easy to transform your room with the gorgeous decor of your choice. Read on for the critical steps to putting up wallpaper, even if you’ve never tackled a project like this before. via Tigerlilly Quinn   1. Prepare Your Space Before […] The post How to Put Up Wallpaper: A Step-by-Step Guide appeared first on diy projects.
  • Lighting Your Garage

    Anne
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    Have you given much consideration to lighting your Garage? Your garage, is more than just a utilitarian space. It’s more than merely a place to park your car or keep ‘stuff’ that you can’t position anywhere else in and around your home. This guest post will show you why you need some good, effective lighting […] The post Lighting Your Garage appeared first on diy projects.
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    Domestic Cleaning Tips

  • 5 Weird Natural Cleaning Products

    Roland McDonald
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    We’ve already viewed the great power of vodka as cleaning product. Have you tried it? If you thought that cleaning with vodka was weird, just wait for this one. Ketchup, mayonnaise and bread – forget their taste qualities, today we are going to look at them from a slightly different perspective. You will find a […]
  • Five Uses of Vodka for Cleaning Your Home

    Roland McDonald
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
    Why Not Just Drink It? That is an appropriate question. People enjoy vodka from the early Middle Ages. It is known as one of the world’s most popular spirits. The high alcohol content and its versatility in mixing made it exceptionally popular in cocktails. Yet, it is still enjoyed “neat” in much of Eastern and […]
  • Why You Should Convert to Separate Collection?

    Roland McDonald
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:26 am
    Separate waste collection has been around for years and yet, I still encounter people who do not do this, even though it’s beneficial for the entire world. Yes, it’s easier to put no thought when throwing out your rubbish and lump it all together, but you’re not doing anyone any favours. Separate collection isn’t something […]
  • Cheap Fixes to Boost the Value of Your Home

    Roland McDonald
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    When it comes to boosting the value of your home don’t let anyone trick you into thinking there is such thing as cheap fixes! Still, there are fixes that are cheaper than others, and these are what you should opt for. Regardless the reason of your remodeling (I’m guessing you want to sell or rent), […]
  • How to Make Your Yard a Garden Paradise

    Roland McDonald
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:58 am
    Even the smallest of homes can seem like a dream house if it has a garden in the back that you can decorate and organize in any way you like. Making your own place of relaxation is essential in modern days, and making it in a garden is the best way possible. This can be […]
 
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  • How to choose the right bedroom furniture

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Choosing the proper bed room fixtures can genuinely be a challenge. After all, the bedroom is a location where a great deal of men and women like to expend their time and unwind from the day’s activities. As such, it is extremely significant for making sure that the room is as inviting as possible. The […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Antiquing Your White Kitchen Cabinets

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Antique White Kitchen Cabinets Do you have a dull, white kitchen that needs to be spruced up? Yes, even though the kitchen is all white, the counters are white, the seats are white, and I’m sure the table is white, and while it all seems nice, the room probably seems cold. This is a prevalent […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • How to get rid of mold and mildew in your home

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Mold growth in the home is unhealthy for your family. It is essential that you deal with any mold or mildew in your home. The common idea most people have of basements are dark, damp rooms, covered with basement mold. In fact, basement and bathroom mold is one of the main concerns many homeowners have about […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Coffee and End Tables

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo They might match or only complement each other, but without them you would just have a room with a sofa. When it comes to living room furniture two standards are the coffee table and end tables. Coffee and end tables are used for many things from eating or resting feet to being a convenient place […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The possibilities available to the furniture designer, cabinet maker or DIY enthusiast using architectural bamboo boards are limited only to the imagination. Have a look at what Greenington have managed to come up with & be inspired … Quoted from their web site: Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture offers a full line of unique, high quality […] 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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  • How to choose the right bedroom furniture

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Choosing the proper bed room fixtures can genuinely be a challenge. After all, the bedroom is a location where a great deal of men and women like to expend their time and unwind from the day’s activities. As such, it is extremely significant for making sure that the room is as inviting as possible. The […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Antiquing Your White Kitchen Cabinets

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Antique White Kitchen Cabinets Do you have a dull, white kitchen that needs to be spruced up? Yes, even though the kitchen is all white, the counters are white, the seats are white, and I’m sure the table is white, and while it all seems nice, the room probably seems cold. This is a prevalent […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • How to get rid of mold and mildew in your home

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Mold growth in the home is unhealthy for your family. It is essential that you deal with any mold or mildew in your home. The common idea most people have of basements are dark, damp rooms, covered with basement mold. In fact, basement and bathroom mold is one of the main concerns many homeowners have about […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Coffee and End Tables

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo They might match or only complement each other, but without them you would just have a room with a sofa. When it comes to living room furniture two standards are the coffee table and end tables. Coffee and end tables are used for many things from eating or resting feet to being a convenient place […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The possibilities available to the furniture designer, cabinet maker or DIY enthusiast using architectural bamboo boards are limited only to the imagination. Have a look at what Greenington have managed to come up with & be inspired … Quoted from their web site: Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture offers a full line of unique, high quality […] 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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  • How to Keep Your Furnace Working Safely

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    30 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Your furnace may be a remarkably sturdy heating system, as most furnaces are. However, it will not stay healthy or live a long life if you neglect to take care of it. Furnaces that don’t receive proper care and maintenance tend not to last long, incurring all sorts of problems and repair needs before being replaced altogether sooner than they could have been. If you’d like your furnace to last as long as possible, there are a few things you can try. Read on to find out how to keep your furnace working safely. Clean Your Air Filter The air filter is a part installed in the air return duct…
  • Are Geothermal Systems Prone to Leaking?

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    22 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Geothermal systems are the most efficient heating and cooling systems available and because they have few moving parts, are not prone to a lot of repair. However, one major concern regarding repairs to geothermal system is leaking from the ground loop. The good news is that geothermal systems are not prone to leaking; secondly, should a leak develop with your geothermal ground loop, there is a way technicians can detect it fairly easily. Durable Tubing The first reason geothermal systems aren’t prone to developing leaks is that the tubing is very durable: it is made of a high density…
  • How to Tell You Need New Heat Pump Installation

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    14 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    Finding out that your heat pump is failing may not be an ideal situation, but it’s better to know now than to find out after it has broken down. When a heat pump reaches a certain age, the parts can deteriorate to the point that they no longer function properly. And when your heat pump is not in peak shape, there is always a chance that it can break down entirely without the possibility of repair. Replacing a heat pump as it nears the end of its life can save you money overall. Even if it seems like the initial cost is high, the satisfaction of saving money from month to month with one of…
  • Duct Tape: It Isn’t for Duct Sealing!

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    7 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    You must contact HVAC professionals to have sealing done whenever your ductwork develops air leaks. Without proper sealing, the ducts of a ventilation system will permit air pressure to drop, which will result in poor comfort throughout your home and an inefficient heating and cooling system that will drive up your bills—often by 30%. In addition to these problems, leaking ducts will also permit dust, dirt, and other contaminants to infiltrate the ventilation system, lowering your indoor air quality. However, homeowners sometimes believe that professionals are unnecessary for duct sealing…
  • 12 Grapes for 12 Months: An Unusual New Year’s Tradition

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    1 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    Across the world, many cultures have specific traditions to celebrate the transition from the old year to the new. In the U.S. and Canada, we associate New Year’s with the ball in Times Square, kissing at the stroke of midnight, resolutions, and singing “Old Lang Syne.” But for many Spanish-speaking countries, one of the key traditions has to do with eating grapes as fast as possible. The “twelve grapes” tradition comes from Spain, where it is called las doce uvas de la suerte (“The Twelve Lucky Grapes”). To ensure good luck for the next year, people eat one green grape for each…
 
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  • Commercial HVAC Trouble: When It’s the Thermostat’s Fault

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    30 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    When your commercial HVAC system isn’t working properly, you’re most likely going to get an earful from clients, customers, tenants, and/or employees. These people expect you to provide them with enough cooling or heating power to stay comfortable while on your property, whether it’s for 8 hours at a time or for a quick shopping trip. So if you want to improve work morale and keep clients and customers returning, you need to fix your unit quickly. Fixing a large commercial unit may be an ordeal, especially if no one has looked at your commercial unit in quite some time. Because some…
  • What Does Rusty Discoloration in My Hot Water Mean?

    Stephen Andrews
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    Discoloration in your water is never a good sign under any circumstances. Brown or red water coming out of your faucets means that there is rust present somewhere in your plumbing. Where that rust is located will determine how much trouble your system is in and what kinds of repairs will be required. If you’re only experiencing discolored water when you turn on the hot water, then it’s a good bet that the issue is in your hot water heater. Let’s take a look at the primary reasons your water heater would be rusting, both tank and tankless. Storage Tank Water Heaters Storage tank water…
  • 3 Common Signs That You Need Your Heating Repaired

    Stephen Andrews
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    Though there are many different kinds of heating systems, each with their own unique construction and operation, there are still common problems that affect all of them. These common problems each give out signs and indications when they happen, helping the homeowner identify and react to them. In an effort to expand peoples’ knowledge of these common issues, we’re going to examine 3 of the most common signs that you need your heating repaired. If you notice any of these signs with your heating system, it’s a good idea to call a professional as soon as possible. Strange Noises When you…
  • What You Need to Know about Duct Cleaning

    Stephen Andrews
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:55 am
    Though you may not know it, your home’s air ducts are some of the most important pieces of infrastructure in the entire house. They make central heating and air possible in the first place, and keep the rooms in your home from getting stale by circulating fresh air. They also happen to be among the most commonly neglected parts of your forced air system when it comes to maintenance. Let’s take a look at why it’s so important to have your ducts professionally cleaned. Airborne Pollutants Believe it or not, the air in the average home is infested with microscopic pollutants and…
  • Benefits of Rooftop Commercial HVAC Installation

    Stephen Andrews
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:54 am
    When looking into HVAC systems for your business, you have a few considerations to make that homeowners do not have to deal with. For one, you have to select a unit that can handle a much heavier load due to the square footage. For another, you have space to consider. Commercial HVAC systems are extremely heavy, and take up a lot of space. In most businesses, every bit of space is at a premium. You probably don’t have an entire large room to devote solely to your HVAC system. That’s where rooftop installation comes in. Let’s take a look at the benefits of rooftop commercial HVAC…
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  • How to Bevel a Countertop

    Matt Leonard
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesPutting an attractive bevel on a countertop enhances its beauty, while taking off the sharp edge makes it safer. However, beveling a countertop is no easy job. It’s one that even skilled DIY homeowners stay away from for two reasons: Most of us don’t have the right tools and few have the requisite experience.Is Beveling a DIY project?Simply put, a solid surface, quartz or granite countertop is an expensive an investment that most don’t want to put at risk by attempting a DIY bevel job.  It’s a really good idea to hire a qualified contractor for this…
  • How much do Quartz Countertops Cost?

    Matt Leonard
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesQuartz countertops are elegant, gorgeous and long-lasting, but they are not cheap! Prices for quartz countertops range from about $100 to $200 per square foot for the materials and professional installation. When you get quartz countertop estimates, where they fall in that price spectrum will be decided by several factors that we discuss here.Quartz Countertop Cost FactorsThe factors that affect the cost of quartz countertops are the grade of the material, the complexity of the job, who does the work and where you get the countertops. Let’s explore each of…
  • How much do Granite Countertops Cost?

    Matt Leonard
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesWhen homeowners are considering granite countertops for their kitchen or bathroom, price is always something to take into account. This beautiful material is not cheap, but there are factors in every project that determine whether the granite countertops price will be moderately expensive or very expensive.  Let’s explore those factors.Granite Countertops Cost FactorsWhite Granite Countertops – Photo Courtesy: TovTov.comAs we’ve noted in other posts, granite countertop prices for the material and installation range from about $100 per square foot up to…
  • How to Polish Marble Countertops

    Matt Leonard
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesAre your marble countertops looking dull, perhaps with light scratches in the surface? You can restore their gleam while removing light imperfections by polishing them.This is a DIY project with the right products, so you’ll save more than 50% of the cost of hiring a contractor and have the satisfaction of success.Marble Polishing KitYour Tools and Supplies List for Marble PolishingHaving all your supplies together at the start saves you time and keeps you focused on the task at hand. Here’s what you’ll need for polishing marble countertops.Mild cleaner and…
  • How to Seal Granite Countertops

    Matt Leonard
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    Article from CounterTop GuidesGranite countertops, like other natural stone countertop 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. They are chosen…
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  • Pest Control And Safety Measures

    Brian Reynolds
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Pests often create maddening interference in human lives. They are the major source of illness and health problems. These pests are present all over. Be it any place, your home, workplace, garden, kitchen, lawn, or any other place. Therefore, it is indispensable to get rid of them. However, if your place is victimized with pest […]
  • Effective Rodent Control Measures

    Brian Reynolds
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:38 am
    Rodents are very unwanted pests. Most people just hate it because of its bad odor, while some are petrified of it. Rodents such as mice and rats are such creatures that have a tendency to bite everything they come across anywhere. These contaminated rodents are the cause of spreading many diseases. It also destroys many […]
  • Whiteflies Treatment | Plants | Trees

    Brian Reynolds
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:49 am
    Whiteflies Treatment Whiteflies Treatment are a minor expense after spending countless hours and hundreds of dollars on your home’s exterior beautification, which could include your favorite trees/shrubs to see them destroyed by whiteflies, can be devastating.  Trees and shrubs accentuate homes and once infested with whiteflies could be detrimental to the tree/shrub if not treated […]
  • Super Head Lice Tips | Information

    Brian Reynolds
    10 Jun 2014 | 11:32 am
    Head Scratcher | Super Head Lice Salmonella, E. coli and Tuberculosis, are just a few of the superbugs that resist the traditional antibiotics used to cure the ailment. Super head lice have been added to this growing list of what once was a simple problem to resolve, to now an increasingly troublesome and annoying issue […]
  • Florida Termite Control Inspection Treatment

    Brian Reynolds
    23 May 2014 | 11:13 am
    Florida Termite Control by Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. Reynolds Pest Management Inc is fully qualified to perform Florida termite control, and termite inspections in the state of Florida. We have certification for WDO –Termite and Other Wood destroying Organisms, and are licensed to practice in several counties in Florida State. The problem with termites is […]
 
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    Home Chunk

  • Modular lighting systems that can change the way your house looks

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:08 am
      Along with changing technology, changes our desires. We all desire for better services from the technology. We work to get these services to fulfill our needs. Lights in our lives play an important role to get that work done. So it is necessary to enjoy work in a better lighting system. Modular lighting system ... The post Modular lighting systems that can change the way your house looks appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Waking Up Naturally With Window Treatments

    Community Writer | Community.Drprem.com
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:37 am
    Over the years we’ve seen some truly weird and wonderful inventions when it comes to alarms. We’ve seen the traditional devices which just play out an offensive sound, right the way to the ones which aim to wake us up naturally by showing lights and playing gradual melodies. There could be an even more effective ... The post Waking Up Naturally With Window Treatments appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Choosing the Best Vessel Sink For Your Bathroom

    Community Writer | Community.Drprem.com
    25 Dec 2014 | 2:13 am
    Bathrooms are important. While the concept is very utilitarian, their function requires a lot of features that are more than simply practical. Bathroom comfort and style are elements that add a lot of value to your home. In fact, bathrooms are frequently the selling point, when showing your home to prospective renters and buyers. In ... The post Choosing the Best Vessel Sink For Your Bathroom appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Understanding the Significance of Contractor’s Insurance for Homeowners

    Community Writer | Community.Drprem.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Looking to get some serious work done on your home? Though there are DIY kits, guides, and tutorials on how to complete just about anything on your own, there are times when it’s simply best to reach out to a qualified contractor. If you’ve never had any renovations done on your property, you’re probably having ... The post Understanding the Significance of Contractor’s Insurance for Homeowners appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Inspirational, Color Filled Décor Ideas for Kitchen Cabinets

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Gone are the days when individuals used to opt for neutral color palettes for their homes and the time is over when kitchens used to feature monochrome colors with minimum patterns. The modernistic kitchens feature splashes of bright colors that highlight individual areas. The more recent trend involves highlighting the kitchen cabinets, a previously untouched ... The post Inspirational, Color Filled Décor Ideas for Kitchen Cabinets appeared first on Home Chunk.
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    TERRY LEE'S SPECIALTIES

  • Using Garage Door Remotes

    Sue Crawford
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:26 pm
    By Lana Bella KunstIf you have been getting the same problems like other people when their garage door won't open or close, you are not alone in this dilemma. Sometimes, the garage door remotes can be unresponsive no matter what pressing you do on the buttons. This can be exasperating, especially if you are in a hurry to get out of the garage. Your plans for the day would be ruined when you cannot get your vehicle out to go the destination you need to reach.There are days that your garage would really not open or close despite being maintained. Or sometimes, the garage remote is…
  • Tiny Houses - Green Living, Sustainable Lifestyle

    Sue Crawford
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:43 am
    By Geza Csuros As at 2013, an average single family house was 2,598 square feet. That is according to the United States Census Bureau. All these units have a variety of accessories from air conditioning, stories, basements, forced - air furnaces, bathrooms, etcetera. Needless to say, this large living ultimately results in lots of overheads. Apart from the expenses involved in building and maintaining these superfluous units, there is also too much usage of electricity and gas. The tiny house movement solves these challenges and more.Living small is living green. If you are living…
  • 6 Must-Have Energy Efficient Devices In Your New Home

    Sue Crawford
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:31 am
    by Abishek KumarHave you always wanted to join the league of energy-efficient homeowners, but couldn't because you didn't know how or where to start? In this article, you can find a way to change that.How Energy Efficient Are Conservatories?by Matt D LambourneA conservatory makes a wonderful addition to any home, offering a cosy retreat for you and your family come rain or shine. The space can double up as a dining area, second kitchen, or even a sun room. While many of us see a conservatory as a great way to open up our properties and add a little extra living space, an energy…
  • Making A Few Improvements Around The Home Could Save You Cash This Winter!

    Sue Crawford
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:24 am
    By C Ray  Everyone wants to save money and now that we are officially knocking on "old man winter's doorstep" below are some tricks that can improve your home and save you money during the winter months.1) Cover holes around electrical outlets. If you feel air is a little cooler around your outlets then losing air through the outlet.2) Add insulation. Normally insulation is added to the attic but also think about your crawl space, garage, and basement. If your insulation is over 20 years old adding a layer would be beneficial. Put down area rugs on tile and wood flooring and…
  • Things You Need Consider Before Installing a Driveway

    Sue Crawford
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    By Erique Benson  One of the best ways to increase the curb appeal of your property is by laying paving stones. A damaged or cracked driveway destroys the aesthetic appeal of a home. Thus, you need to look out for reliable paving contractors who can complete the work in the best possible way. There are various kinds of paving materials available in the market today; you can opt for one that suits the structure and layout of your home.Why should you install driveway in your home?Every homeowner likes to have a beautiful and pleasant ambience with an appealing driveway. Just…
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    fencecity

  • Winter Walking Tips

    joanneland
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    The sidewalk is completely buried under snow.  The temperature is frigid and the wind is whipping.  It’s a great day to take a walk — if you’re a Siberian husky!  If, however, you’re a Chihuahua, a Yorkie or a human, you’d probably rather take a long winter’s nap.  But neither snow nor rain gloom of night should stay a dog’s appointed rounds.  Like mail carriers, dogs have to go out no matter what the weather. If you don’t take your dogs out or exercise them in the winter, they can get very destructive as they have no outlet for their pent-up…
  • What do the Neighbors Think?

    joanneland
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    We’ve shared numerous posts over the past couple of years regarding “Crafty Fences” — fence projects that homeowners have taken upon themselves to do, using a wide variety of materials, and in manners that are often quite unusual. Today’s post is even more of the same … check ‘em out! If for some reason your neck of the woods doesn’t have glass recycling, here’s an idea of what to do with all of those colorful bottles.  Or if plastic bottles are your downfall, don’t feel left out, there’s one here for you too! Or, maybe where…
  • Recycled Fence Boards

    joanneland
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:18 am
    Do you have an old wooden fence that you don’t know what to do with the boards? Or maybe you’re a DIY-type person looking for a crafty project?  Well, check out some of the photo inspirations we found for you! For instance, sand some boards, cut them to shape, and build your own Adirondack chair! Or, take an old picket fence and build yourself a shelving unit — use it indoors or out? How about a potting bench for the gardener in your life?  Or maybe you’re just interested in creating something small . . . say, a bird house or some cute, fun decorations. Then take a…
  • Spooky Fences, the sequel

    joanneland
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Back in October we shared photos and a link to a story about a fence that gets decorated each Halloween with “impaled pumpkin heads”.  Well, the initial story was from the previous year (right around the time of Hurricane Sandy), and this latest post is the continuing saga of how the pumpkin impaling went this fall.  They’ve shared a LOT more photos and closeups this time … and the story has such a nice sense of community, despite the ghoulish decorations! Check out the entire story and photos by visiting this link, and if you think a nice, spear top aluminum fence…
  • Spooky Fence Decorating

    fencecity
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    When Halloween gets near, one fence in Brooklyn, NY gets an especially  spooky decoration.  Since 1998, Jane Greengold has placed 80 to 100 individually carved jack-o-lanterns on the stakes of a fence.  The pumpkins are left on the stakes and sometimes begin to take on the appearance of shrunken heads.  This unusual fence decorating idea has become a tradition for the neighborhood.  Read more about this spooky “Shrunken Head Impaler” fence here. Do you decorate your fence for Halloween (or any holidays)?  We love to see decorated fences!   Send us your fence photos and…
 
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    Finsa Blog

  • 10 Simple yet Powerful New Year’s Resolutions for the Home

    Matthew Crist
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
    We’re all pretty familiar with New Year’s resolutions, usually due to the fact that by the middle of January most of us have completely given up on them. But how about this year you make a few pledges when it comes to your home? Losing weight, getting fit or looking for a new job might make you feel better about yourself, but a few simple changes around the home can make a massive difference and even save you money. So here are 10  domestic resolutions you might want to sign-up to in 2015, and it’s entirely up to you if you embrace all of them or just a few – you’re only cheating…
  • Finsa Host Annual Convention at Inglewood Manor

    Matthew Wood
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:54 am
    This month, Finsa UK and Finsa Home hosted the annual Finsa Group International Convention at Inglewood Manor on the Wirral. Finsa, which has its UK headquarters in Birkenhead, welcomed its top management from Spain, which included Tito Garcia, Finsa’s CEO, as well as delegates comprising of business clients, staff and overseas management and key local business figures. The event was supported and assisted by the Wirral Chamber of Commerce. Patsy Crocker, of the Wirral Chamber, gave delegates an update about initiatives and business support available, and the way in which Wirral will be…
  • Top Finsa product recieves Architecture Expo award

    Matthew Crist
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
      Dublin was home to the Architecture Expo last month, an event for the construction and architecture industry across Ireland. And this year’s show, which was held on the 12th and 13th of October, was so popular it even managed to double its size since from when it was first held two years ago. One event of note was Compacmel Plus, a wood solution especially designed for highly humid indoor environments or applications that require high strength, being awarded the prize for the best construction material for indoor use. Compacmel Plus is a wood solution we at FINSA use in many of…
  • 6 Things You Should Know About Advertising Property Online

    Matthew Wood
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:17 am
    Having recently attended the Merseyside Landlord Show, Finsa was able to take advantage of the presentation and advice on show from Upad – a self-service letting agency. Within their presentation, Upad highlighted the key areas to look out for when advertising a property online and how to find the right tenant for your home. Having attained this information, we have contributed a guest blog to Upad titled “6 Things You Should Know About Advertising Property Online”. You can check out this post by clicking the following…
  • Finsa star at Merseyside Landlord Show

    Matthew Crist
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    The Merseyside Landlord’s Show took place last Saturday with hundreds of property owners and investors visiting the exhibition at the  Liverpool Echo Arena on a beautiful sunny day on the banks of the river Mersey. Landlords had the opportunity to attend seminars on topics such as: ‘Advertising your property on-line’, ‘Evicting problematic tenants’, ‘How to raise additional finance to grow your property portfolio’, and ‘Energy Efficiency.’ At the event Finsahome showcased their extensive range of kitchens with all the exclusive trade…
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    Heating Furnace Repair | Air Conditioning Service & Companies| HVAC Contractors Northern Virginia Va blogs

  • It’s 2015! Learn More about the Updated Water Heater Regulations Now

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    As of April 16th 2015, the Water Heater Energy Factor (EF) will see significant updates come into place. New changes to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) mean that all residential gas, tankless gas, and electric water heaters will need to have a higher EF rating. The question is how do these changes effect you? Understanding the new changes read more
  • Winter Heating Emergencies - What You Need to Know in Northern Virginia

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    Every winter, the cold weather doesn’t just pose a threat to you; it can also cause serious problems for your home. Unfortunately it sometimes feels like your heating system is just waiting all year for winter to arrive before it decides to pack up. There are all kinds of winter heating emergencies that homeowners face and below you’ll discover exactly what can go wrong and why it is important to be prepared. Frozen pipes - A simple problem that isn’t so simple to fix read more
  • Update your Bathroom and Kitchen with a New Faucet

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Are you looking to update your bathroom or kitchen faucet? There are so many different styles and types available to choose from. Before you rush out and buy one, it is worth learning a little more about the different styles on offer. The faucet makes a massive difference to the overall look of the room so it makes sense to choose wisely. Why upgrade? read more
  • Tips for Keeping Your Garbage Disposal Healthy This Winter

    admin
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:17 am
    Big winter meals can be filled with joy, laughter and love. However, they can also be really stressful and hectic. Unless you are properly prepared, all kinds of things can go wrong. One thing you don’t often think about in the build up to having a big dinner is your garbage disposal. Think about it. You will be spending hours in the kitchen preparing meals and baking up delicious treats. This puts a lot of pressure onto your garbage disposal unit. read more
  • Cut Your Heating Costs This Winter with Money Saving Furnace Ideas

    admin
    30 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    Your furnace is one of the most important appliances in the home. Providing you with adequate heating, they are especially vital throughout the cold, winter months. However, did you know you could be paying more than you need to? If it isn’t working efficiently enough, you will end up paying more on your heating bills than you should be. Below you’ll discover some of the best furnace tips to lower your heating costs. Replace the filter read more
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    Leovan Design

  • Casual Interior Design Style

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    Casual interior design style makes a room feel warm, comfortable, and inviting. It contains simple details, relaxing horizontal lines instead of vertical lines, and layouts which are not symmetrical.  Casual design style can be easily mixed with other design styles such as country and rustic. Many home owners prefer it because it is visually appealing, functional, comfortable, and easy to
  • Kitchen Staging Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    Kitchens can make or break a sale when you are trying to sell your home. You should stage your kitchen to help your home sell faster for a better price. Home staging will make your kitchen appear functional, attractive, organized, spacious, and a great place to make a meal. 
 Here are my best tips to follow when staging your kitchen: Tie all the design elements in the kitchen
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Zeina Al Anaka Magazine

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:46 am
    Zeina al Anaka magazine in United Arab Emirates asked to interview me for their December Festive Issue. Zeina Al Anaka is a popular lifestyle magazine which is sold throughout the Middle East and Europe. I’m pleased to be featured in their home design and décor category, sharing my best tips and inspirations for designing any space with the rustic interior design style.
  • Winter Home Energy Saving Tips

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:41 am
    Winter the coldest season of the year is here. Temperatures are starting to drop and your energy bills are beginning to go up.  Get ready for winter by following these home energy saving tips that will reduce your energy usage and will keep you warm and comfortable at the same time:  Make sure you complete your fall home maintenance checklist. Increase the amount of insulation in your
  • Renovations to Increase Home Value

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Are you planning a home renovation or preparing your home for sale and are looking for the best home improvements that will add value and beauty to your home? Here is a list of some of the top home improvements that will increase the look and the value of your home: Update your kitchen countertops, sink, cabinets, hardware, backsplashes, and light fixtures. Kitchen renovations are a
 
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    Bifold Network

  • 2015: A good year for bifold door sales

    Bifold Network Expert
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
      As we saw from the sales evidence of our network members, 2014 was a great year for bifold installers, with homeowners continuing to choose ali bifolds as their luxury home improvement product of choice.   If 2014 showed us anything, it was that bifolds are one of the most sought-after products that an installer can offer. Over the course of the year, bifold door sales remained strong, and this trend looks set to continue into 2015 and beyond.   What does 2015 hold for bifold door sales? With the economy steadily … Continue reading The post 2015: A good year for bifold…
  • Keep the weather at bay

    Bifold Network Expert
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    British weather can be particularly erratic. We’ve seen that proven over the last week with the infamous ‘weather-bomb’ that hit parts of the country causing massive disruption and damage to properties.   With global warming increasingly playing havoc with our weather systems, many homeowners are beginning to look for a more weatherproof bi-fold, like the ones we supply here at Bifold Network.   Specifying a weatherproof bifold as part of your range can really help to net you new customers. Here are some weatherproofing features you can use to maximise the weatherproofing…
  • Free homeowner leads

    Bifold Network Expert
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    As that time-honoured saying goes, ‘United we stand, divided we fall’. We honour that maxim here at the Bifold Network. We provide a dedicated network for installers, helping you sell and install our aluminium bifold doors. Free homeowner leads with Bifold Network As a member of the Bifold Network you’ll received a host of exclusive benefits. One of the most exciting of these is free homeowner leads. Thanks to our website bifold builder, our digital marketing and our great reputation in the industry we generate a lot of homeowner leads. As a … Continue reading The post Free…
  • 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…
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    clicknorder.co.uk

  • Small Restaurant Design: How to Maximise Efficiency

    Dan Pala
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    How to Maximise Efficiency in Your Small Restaurant Design Space limitations are often a factor in designing your own restaurant. You’ll want to maximise the size of different areas of your small restaurant, whilst still providing the best possible experience for your customers, and staff. So how do you do it? We’ve compiled this handy guide to help you out! General Tips for Small Restaurant Design These tips will help when deciding on general factors for your entire restaurant. For more specific information about designing your kitchen, table area and bar area, scroll down!
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  • What Do Ants Eat?

    Jonny C
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:07 pm
    What Do Ants Eat? “What do ants eat”, you ask?    Ants eat everything.  With a side of anything.  And nothing leftover.  Have you ever looked up “omnivore” in the dictionary?  If so, you’ll find, most unfortunately, that a picture of an ant does NOT in fact show up.  Not even close, actually.  However, we here at fightbugs.com would not object if a picture of an ant did accompany the definition of omnivore in a standard dictionary.  Why? Because we have asked ourselves that same not-so proverbial question of “What do Ants Eat” and we have…
  • How To Kill A Wasp – Safe Wasp Removal Ideas and Tips

    Admin
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:34 am
    You may be trying to find out how to kill a wasp, but that will only temporarily fix your problem if there is a nearby nest. Once you find out how deep the issue is, you can find the best way to get rid of the pest. From identifying the type of wasp to locating where the nest is, all of it will play an important role in eliminating the pests for good. Below you will find the steps you should take and the various things you can do when deciding how to kill a wasp. First you will need to identify the wasp before you can figure out the best way to kill it. Keep in mind the biggest different…
  • Do Silverfish Bite? And Other Facts About Silverfish

    Admin
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:27 am
    Finding out you have a silverfish problem isn’t pleasant. You may not have even realized how long the pests have been in your home until it is too late. Of course you will want to know how they got into your home, how to get rid of them, and what you can do to prevent them from coming back. Also, you may be asking yourself. “do silverfish bite?”. The answer to that and many of your other questions will be answered below. What is a silverfish? Silverfish are bugs that are silver in color. They are tiny, only growing to the maximum of ¾ of an inch long. Most are much smaller though,…
  • Are There Ants With Wings? Or What Kind of Bug Is This?

    Admin
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    The only pest worse than ants are ants with wings. Saying these things are annoying is an understatement. If you find yourself with this problem, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. Where do I start? What can I do to get rid of these bugs? Below you will find the answer to these questions and many more. We will start with the basics of identifying ants with wings and work up to how to protect yourself against them if you have and have not dealt with them in the past. What are ants with wings? First, you will need to be absolutely sure you are dealing with ants with wings. These pests look…
  • Do Bumble Bees Sting? You Bet They Do…

    Admin
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    If you find yourself with a possible bumble bee issue on hand, you may be wondering where to start. Generally these insects begin showing up in spring and can stick around until the first freeze, though many die sometimes before that. You may have several questions like do bumble bees sting? How can I protect myself from these pests? Is it safe to remove them without killing them? Below you will find the answers to your questions and more information regarding bumble bees. What does a bumble bee look like? Bumble bees are flying insects. These particular bees are yellow and black with a fuzzy…
 
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    Porch.com

  • 10 Ways to Surprise Your Valentine Around the Home

    Anne Reagan
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Nothing says “I love you” like recognizing your significant other with random acts of kindness. Taking the time to say how much you care about them is important, both on Valentine’s Day and all year long. And don’t forget, Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. Treating your parents, aunts, or best friends with acts of love is a wonderful way to show them you care. Although flowers and chocolate still rank high for Valentine’s Day gifts, think about all the things you could do around the home that show how much you are thinking of that person. Best…
  • Fix Leaks & Start Saving Money

    Anne Reagan
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:10 am
    Whether you like it or not, you may have a slow and steady leak in your home. Not only does this waste water, you’re paying extra money for water you’re not even using. It’s estimated that 10% of homes in the U.S. have leaks that waste as much as 90 gallons or more each day. Noticeable leaks, like finding a puddle of water under your refrigerator or a constantly dripping faucet, should be fixed right away. In fact, a faucet that leaks one drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons of water per year. That’s enough water to take 180 showers! Leaks inside your…
  • February Maintenance Guide

    Anne Reagan
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    February is a great month to improve your home and maintain your property. If snow and ice are part of your regional weather, continue to remove ice from your gutters and heavy snow from the roof. Keep your walkways clear and inspect the exterior for water damage. This is also a good time of year for pruning. Inside the home, winter isa a good time to focus on organization, cleaning and spring planning for your yard. Print out this calendar. Inside the home Host a Super Bowl party! Read our tips for successful hosting Clean & disinfect humidifiers Is your toilet older than 1995? Consider…
  • 4 Amazing Thrift Store Furniture Makeovers Under $20

    Taylor Horn
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:37 am
    To bring in the new year, we challenged 4 of our favorite bloggers to take a trip to the thrift shop, find a piece of furniture, and give it a chic makeover! Check out their blogs for the full tutorials, and see how you can turn that old piece of furniture into a new work of art. Heather is the Chief Editor and Founder of SettingforFour.com, a DIY, Decor and Lifestyle Blog founded in 2011. Setting for Four focuses on interior decor, home renovations and family friendly DIY projects that won’t break the bank or sacrifice style! “I found this brown wooden pedestal end table at my…
  • Our Favorite Pins Of The Week: Valentine’s Day Projects

    Mady Dahlstrom
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:50 am
    Pinterest is a place for inspiration, collecting ideas, browsing through projects you would love to try or simply just looking at and admiring pretty things. From the latest trends to new design ideas, we’ve rounded up our favorite pins of the week featuring Valentine’s Day projects – so you can see what your friends and fellow pinners are loving! Find out what’s hot on Pinterest this week and don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest! 1. Free Valentine’s Day Printables Photo courtesy of How To Nest For Less 2. DIY Candy Vase Photo courtesy of Evolution Of Style 3. DIY…
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    Pool Pricer

  • 7 Hot Backyard Pool Ideas For 2015

    Mat Jobe
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    A pool owner should always be wary of trends. After all, a swimming pool and its various features – provided they’re well-built – are bound to outlast many of the fads of the day. It’s far more important for a pool to fit the long-term needs of its owner than to wow people at the first pool party. That said, many of the current trends in pool design probably won’t fall by the wayside anytime soon. They’re being driven by technological improvements, a desire on the part of homeowners to be more eco-friendly, and higher expectations for what a poolscape can…
  • Invisipools Unveils Swimming Pool That Converts to Patio

    Mat Jobe
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    For many homeowners, the space requirements of a new pool are almost as daunting as the price tag. After all, that’s a large chunk of your property that can be used for one thing and one thing only. When you’re not swimming, that expensive inground pool is just taking up space that could be used for other activities. With that in mind, wouldn’t it be great if you could make your swimming pool magically disappear when not in use? That’s the intriguing proposition of an Arizona-based company called Invisipools. They’re offering a swimming pool that converts into a…
  • Resurfacing Your Pool: Options, Cost, and Complications

    Mat Jobe
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Like everything else, swimming pool interiors wear out over time. The good news is, there are likely way more options for resurfacing now than when your pool was first built. With a brand new finish, you can dramatically change your pool’s appearance for the better. The bad news is, all those options can make it hard to decide which direction to go. Not to mention the fact that it’s impossible to get even a ballpark figure on pricing. One thing we can say with certainty is that swimming pool resurfacing is one of the most expensive renovation projects you can undertake. The…
  • Electrical Safety: What Every Pool Owner Should Know

    Mat Jobe
    5 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Swimming pool electrocution may be a rare occurrence, but that’s small comfort to the families that have been forever changed by it. While drowning is still the number one pool safety issue, a couple of high profile incidents in the last year have raised awareness about the risk of electrical shock while swimming. In one case, a 7-year-old boy was electrocuted by a faulty pool light while swimming in his family’s backyard pool (the family is now suing the company that installed the pool). In another incident caught on video, several children were shocked while swimming at an…
  • 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…
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  • Types of Air Purifiers

    D stone
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:42 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin It The general types of the Air Purifiers are commonly including carbon filters, polypropylene ducts or glass micro fibers ones, electrostatic ones and ultraviolet germicidal irradiant (UVGI) lamps. And the other kinds of air purifiers use photocatalytic oxidizers and ozone generators. Usually the air purifiers selling on the market will combine many kinds of [...]The post Types of Air Purifiers appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • How to Change the Filter for Air Purifiers

    D stone
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:19 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItIt is very important to change the filters of your air purifier regularly. And don’t overestimate the work you have to do because it is very easy to operate: you don’t need any tools and it doesn’t take much effort. Since the general structure of the air purifiers’ is similar, the changing steps have [...]The post How to Change the Filter for Air Purifiers appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • 11 Videos You Need to Watch Before Choosing An Air Purifier

    D stone
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:28 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin It1. How Do Air Purifier Work   2. Whether Are Ozone Air Purifiers Safe or Not? 3. What Are HEPA filters? How Do They Work? We all know HEPA filters are best air purifier filters, but do you know the reason why? And what is the working theory of the HEPA filters? In this [...]The post 11 Videos You Need to Watch Before Choosing An Air Purifier appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • How Do Air Purifiers Work?

    D stone
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:36 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItWhy Do We Need Air Purifiers? As the air pollution becomes an increasing concern, people are also become more concerned about their health. In fact the indoor air pollution can be more severe than outdoor air pollution. Because of lacking ventilation, larger particles such as pet dander, smoke, and dust, and smaller particles like [...]The post How Do Air Purifiers Work? appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Bionaire Air Purifier Review and Ratings 2014 – 2015

    D stone
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:17 am
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItReview of Bionaire Air Purifiers 2014 – 2015 This post is about Bionaire air purifier review, we will introduce the main features and ratings of Bionaire air purifiers. If you would like to check more other brands of air purifiers you could find them here and here. Does A Bionaire Air Purifier Deserve to [...]The post Bionaire Air Purifier Review and Ratings 2014 – 2015 appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
 
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  • Improve Your Mood with Color in Your Home

    Contributor
    17 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    A home offers you both functionality and comfort; it provides you with warmth and shelter, a place to eat and sleep, and somewhere to sit back and relax amongst the company of family and good friends. We spend a lot of time in our homes, and it is an environment that can affect us more […] The post Improve Your Mood with Color in Your Home appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • 5 Unique Feature Wall Ideas

    Contributor
    11 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    A feature wall is one which will stand out from the others. It is your opportunity to have one very colorful or strongly patterned wall amongst other more neutral ones. The feature wall will often match other furniture or accessories, such as a sofa or cushions and lampshades. As we are only talking about one […] The post 5 Unique Feature Wall Ideas appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • How to Craft Your Kitchen into The Perfect Man Cave

    Contributor
    10 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The kitchen has always been traditionally seen as the woman's domain but recent years have seen men reclaiming the space. The rise of celebrity chefs such as the Hairy Bikers have shown that it's possible to be manly and a darned good cook at the same time; making a mean lasagne doesn't mean you automatically […] The post How to Craft Your Kitchen into The Perfect Man Cave appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • Things to Do When the Power Goes Out

    Liz Carroll
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    As harsh weather heads our way, it's safe to say most of us will experience a power outage at one point or another. No matter what the cause, life without electricity changes everything. From the food we eat, the way we stay warm or cool, and our ability to stay entertained - we feel desperate when the power […] The post Things to Do When the Power Goes Out appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • 10 Useful Garage Door Repair Tips for Winter

    Contributor
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    It is essential to protect your garage door during winter; otherwise there is a great possibility of freezing rain, snow, or ice oozing into your garage through the door. A little attention to your garage door can help in averting the menace associated with the weather experienced in winter. The following garage door repair tips […] The post 10 Useful Garage Door Repair Tips for Winter appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
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  • How To Choose The Best Water Heater For Your Property

    Bill1234
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:29 am
    This article was originally published at HomeImprovement-quote.com Get 3 Free Water Heating Quotes The water heaters have several variations according to the heating source, and each water heating source has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some of the popular water heater systems are as follows: Gas: The gas based systems use cylinders of propane or natural gas to heat the water inside the tank. Electric: The electric elements are used to heat the water inside the tank just like the gas based water heater. Solar: The solar panels are used to heat water inside the pipes. Obviously,…
  • 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 beautiful, but…
  • 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 , 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 blinds and shades are a…
  • 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 style…
  • 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. Using this guidance, your questions will instantly get answer and we’ll help you to decide which house alarm system is the…
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    Orange Restoration | Water Damage Specialists

  • 5 Crucial Things to Know Before Choosing Carpet For Your Home

    Zach
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Ahh, carpeting. People either love it or hate it. Carpeting is a great flooring option for homes, especially those with children, as they are supportive, soft, and can handle wear and tear. Most people underestimate just how complicated carpeting can be. Not only are there hundreds of colors, but there are also numerous fibers and styles from which to choose. Many of these decisions shouldn’t just be based on your personal aesthetic preferences; you also need to consider durability, maintenance, and more. Before you choose a carpet, make sure you know these critical details: #1: Know What…
  • Treating Your Pet’s Asbestos Poisoning

    Zach
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The sad truth of the matter is, asbestos poisoning and mesothelioma aren’t curable. However, the earlier the disease is caught, the better the chance your pet can receive treatment to ease the pain and other symptoms. In order to diagnose asbestos, your veterinarian will likely run several tests. First, an X-ray will show if there are any abnormalities in the lining of the lungs. If there are abnormalities, an ultrasound may be performed, along with a blood count and urinalysis. If your dog tests positive for mesothelioma, there are a few options. Thoracentesis, a surgical procedure that…
  • Does Your Dog Have Asbestos Poisoning? The Five Most Commons Symptoms of Mesothelioma

    Zach
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:45 pm
    If you live in a home or apartment built with asbestos materials, you and your family aren’t the only ones at risk for asbestos poisoning or cancer, also known as mesothelioma. Dogs are also at risk for developing this disease and experiencing dangerous side effects. Dogs can be exposed to asbestos in two ways: firsthand or secondary. Firsthand exposure occurs when asbestos fibers are present in the home. Secondary exposure is the result of asbestos fibers transferring from a human’s clothing or skin to the dog. Both firsthand and secondary exposure can cause the same degree of asbestos…
  • Protecting Your Dog From Asbestos

    Zach
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:45 pm
    It’s important to protect your pet from asbestos. Exposure to asbestos can severely impact the life and comfort of your dog. Like humans, dogs can be exposed to asbestos the same way humans can—living in an old home with asbestos materials, being around a person working with asbestos materials, or walking around repair or construction sites. If you are unable to move or change jobs, there are still several ways to reduce your dog’s chances of asbestos exposure. If you live in a house or apartment built with asbestos materials, don’t immediately pack your bags and look on Craigslist…
  • Asbestos Risks for Pets

    Zach
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Homeowners and renters alike are well aware of the dangers of asbestos in the home; but many don’t realize that their pets are equally at risk for asbestos poisoning. Because the side effects of asbestos exposure develop differently in animals and humans, and since your pet can’t tap you on the shoulder and explain his symptoms, you may not realize your pet is suffering. How can you tell if your pet is at risk? First, determine the age of your home and its materials. Asbestos, a mineral fiber, was commonly used in building materials between the 1930s and 1970s, from roofing to insulation…
 
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    SimpliSafe blogs

  • What To Do If You're Home During a Break In

    Kelley
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    It's everyone's worst nightmare: you hear a your window break downstairs and now there's someone in your house. Don't panic. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe if you're ever home during a break in. We have all seen movies with traumatic break ins that filled us with horror. The idea of someone coming into your home while you’re there is the worst nightmare of many. Fortunately, unlike movies, most burglars are looking to steal your belongings, not harm you. It's still pretty terrifying, though, to wake up in the middle of the night and realize someone else is in your…
  • Protect Your Home With Layered Security Through Glass Break Sensors

    Kelley
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Home security relies on layered protection. Now that you have your Entry Sensors and Motion Sensors in place, how can you add another layer to make sure your home is as secure as possible? Glass Break Sensors. With the recent release of our Glass Break Sensors, SimpliSafe now has a sensor for every situation. Layered protection is integral to any home’s security. With Entry Sensors and Motion Sensors, homeowners are quickly alerted if someone tries to open a door or window, or is moving in their home. But many have asked: “What if someone was to break my window?” read more
  • Seven Last Minute Tech Gifts to Protect Your Home

    Kelley
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:06 am
    'Tis the season to protect your home, and the homes of your friends and family. Looking for a last minute present? Give the gift of security this year and your loved ones will be safe for years to come! When it comes to gift-giving this season, is there any better gift than the gift of home security? Of course not. Why not set up your gift-giving game this year with high-tech gadgets that allow you to monitor aspects of your home on your phone? Monitoring your home remotely is the new best thing in home security, and these seven gadgets top the list of gifts your family and friends will want…
  • 6 Cold Weather Security Tips to Keep Your Home Safe and Warm

    Kelley
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Oh the weather outside is frightful, so it's time to take care of your home's winter security needs! You might be walking in a Winter Wonderland this December, but did you know that cold weather might trouble your snow-globe-paradise? Sure, there are certain safety measures that are easier to follow in the middle of winter than in the middle of summer—like making sure all your windows are closed and locked when you leave the house. But home security isn’t all about keeping your castle shut up tight—here are a few issues you might run into now that winter is coming. read more
  • 9 Common Burglary Myths Debunked

    Kelley
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Movies and television provide plenty of misconceptions about burglary, so we went into make sure the facts are clear. When you know the facts about break ins you can best protect your home against burglary! An estimated 2,000,000 burglaries occur in the United States each year: there is good reason to be mindful of your home security. However, when most of our ideas of break ins are from Hollywood and video games, we need to look at the facts to make sure we’re protecting our homes from facts and not myths. SimpliSafe went out to find the most common burglary myths. Then, we looked at what…
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    Artistic Concrete Transformations

  • Artistic Concrete Transformations New Social Media Websites

    Mark Ferguson
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:58 pm
    ARTISTIC CONCRETE TRANSFORMATIONS DEBUTS NEW and IMPROVED SOCIAL MEDIA In 2015 we wanted to bring our fans and friends on our social media websites, new and improved content that they haven’t seen before.  We have recently started a pinterest account and a houzz site in addition to uploading many new videos to our YOUTUBE account. Have you heard of houzz?  If you haven’t houzz is the new way to design your home. Browse 5 million interior design photos, home decor, decorating ideas and home professionals online. Need Help finding us on our social media accounts? Don’t you…
  • Wood Plank Concrete Flooring: Cabin Restoration to Civil War Era

    Mark Ferguson
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Wood Plank Concrete Flooring Cabin Restoration to Civil War Era: Location: Southern Ohio: Amish Area Completion Date: December 2014 Floor Designer: Mark Ferguson Floor Fabricator: Artistic Concrete of Toledo Primary Site Fabricator: Robert Foster Project Details: This project scope of work was to modernize efficiencies of utilities yet remain true to the original appearance of homes built during the mid-1800 era. The key feature of the floor is that it appears to be made of wood planks, yet it is entirely made of concrete. The textured flooring covers a concrete slab that contains a boiler…
  • Transformation of the Worst Concrete Floor to a Must See Floor! (Videos Included)

    Mark Ferguson
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Tubby’s Tavern in Bowling Green, Ohio Concrete Flooring Transformation Artistic Concrete Transformations team transformed the worst concrete floor you’ve ever seen into a beautiful metallic copper dance floor. The project consisted of taking off carpet mastic, glue from vct, and also took off a chipped broadcast epoxy as well. We grounded the four separate times and finished off with a beautiful metallic finish.  The project was finished with some really neat effects with metallic stain to give it a copper look. Artistic Concrete Transformations can transform your ugly concrete…
  • What is GraniFlex? The Ultimate Decorative Resurfacing Solution!

    Mark Ferguson
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:19 pm
    GraniFlex is a permanent and fast resurfacing solution to any exterior surface.  The ultimate pool deck coating, our flexible membrane will quickly permeate and coat your existing concrete surface while solving many of the problems that it may have. Custom  blended 1/16″ color chips are broadcast into the membrane to create the look of granite or quartz flooring.  What are the Benefits of GraniFlex? - Cracks eliminated with our flexible joint fill - Slip-resistant surface - Decorative seamless multicolored finish (custom chip blends – millions of color combos). - Quick concrete…
  • Polished Concrete Benefits

    Will Fowler
    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…
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    Strategies Online

  • Tree Planting Tips From Specialists In Tree Service

    Erin Emanuel
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Trees provide several benefits to the surroundings and people, making them a welcome addition to practically any residential or commercial property. They can help improve the air quality while regulating temperature inside a home or a building. They provide shade on a warm, sunny afternoon and help keep soil erosion at bay. On top of these, they can beautify a property or even a community. However, there are many instances wherein trees can be considered a nuisance. The problem often stems from two reasons: the tree is unsuitable for the climate, or it has been planted in the wrong area. In…
  • Leverage concrete pump hire for faster and easier construction

    Erin Emanuel
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    So, are you into the construction industry or you are a first-timer DIY construction professional? Regardless of the answer, it is vital to learn about the importance of concrete pump for the host of construction applications or activities to be precise. Whether you want to transport concrete to the specified areas or lay down it over a larger surface, you ought to have concrete pump to perform the job effectively. Both professional contractors and DIY contractors seek for concrete pump hire to finish off their construction job efficiently. Hiring pumps makes sense! If you are wondering…
  • Five Projects to help you Update Your Old Home without Complete and Total Destruction

    Erin Emanuel
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Whether your home is outdated, run-down, or just in need of a little TLC, it might be time for a serious overhaul. However, many homeowners mistakenly think that in order to give the home a new look, it must be “gutted” and revamped from the inside-out. While this is one approach, it can be extremely expensive and inconvenient if you are living in the house at the time of the remodel. If you are interested in updating your old home without complete and total destruction, you can tackle the task project-by-project or room-by-room. That way, you can make investments and improvements…
  • Choosing Wooden Design Elements to Suit Any Home

    Erin Emanuel
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Real wood furniture is a versatile home element that can suit any design within the home. There are many reasons that real wood furniture is used in the home. For starters, it’s beautiful and it’s valuable, but there are many other benefits to its use in interior design. Amongst the benefits is that its color can be changed with stain, depending on how dark it originally was. Real wood furniture is prized for this versatility and ability to accommodate any design scheme. Look for Long-Lasting Pieces Real wood furniture is durable and will last for years. Small children and other family…
  • The Most Clever Storage Hacks

    Erin Emanuel
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    When live in a small space you need tricks to get you through the daily hassles of built-up clutter. Even if you live in a big house, a few simple storage hacks will help you get organized in no time. Most of the times we don’t realize how poorly we are using our space on a daily basis, but using efficient ways you can turn your messy world into a clean and efficient clutter-free habitat. All the people who live in a flat or apartments are no alien to the fact that you need to divide your space in a way that increases feasibility. Running late for work and just can’t find the tie that…
 
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    Protect Your Home

  • Simple Safety Tips for Winter

    Admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Keeping your home safe doesn’t just mean adding a security system to help prevent intruders from coming in. It also means keeping things out like the cold air, ice, snow, and all the other problems that can arise when the weather gets nasty. When the temperature goes below freezing, it can make for some unsafe... Read more » The post Simple Safety Tips for Winter appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Tips to Avoid Pickpocketing While Traveling

    Admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:33 am
    Whether it’s home or abroad, traveling is bound to make you excited and maybe even a little distracted. So before any travel, knowing how to keep your personal items secure will help ensure you have the safest, most enjoyable trip possible. Unfortunately, even after you’ve put your mail on hold, set your alarm system, and... Read more » The post Tips to Avoid Pickpocketing While Traveling appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Red Flags to Look For When House Hunting in New Neighborhoods

    Admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:05 am
    Imagine this: There’s this beautiful home that’s just the right size, has the perfect yard, and everything you could ever want structurally in a home. The only downfalls are there is a ton of costly maintenance that needs to be done, and the neighborhood leaves something to be desired. What’s worse? This happens all the... Read more » The post Red Flags to Look For When House Hunting in New Neighborhoods appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Ways to Hide Valuables in Everyday Objects

    Admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Regardless of whether it’s money or jewelry, the more valuables you own, the more you have to worry about someone trying to steal these items. This fact is especially true when you’re away from your home or you have to leave your possessions relatively unguarded while you’re away. So, what’s the trick to keeping your... Read more » The post Ways to Hide Valuables in Everyday Objects appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • How Your Social Media Updates Could Be Inviting Burglars

    Admin
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Social media has made all of us a lot more comfortable with transparency. Friends, family, and even strangers now know where we work, what we do in our personal time, and what our day-to-day schedules look like. Anything from going to the grocery store to heading out for a week or two on vacation, we... Read more » The post How Your Social Media Updates Could Be Inviting Burglars appeared first on Protect Your Home.
 
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    Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville

  • Should I Buy Paint Or Let The Painter Supply Paint?

    Grant Barnard
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:57 pm
    There are many types of bids that determine whether the painter buys the paint or the customer makes the purchase. For this article we are assuming that you are receiving a Flat Rate Quote and NOT a Time and Materials Quote. Flat rate quotes should encompass all costs to complete the job correctly. At Grants [&hellip The post Should I Buy Paint Or Let The Painter Supply Paint? appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • How Much To Give My Painting Contractor Up Front – Deposit

    Grant Barnard
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Deciding weather to fork over some hard-earned greenbacks to a painting contractor is a big decision for a homeowner. Many times the contracts and agreements used by both the contractor and the homeowner are haphazard at best. Even with the best of contracts, disagreements do happen. Grants Painting is a painting contractor in Indianapolis. For our [&hellip The post How Much To Give My Painting Contractor Up Front – Deposit appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Hire Large Painting Company or Smaller Painters

    Grant Barnard
    4 Jan 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Hiring the right painters can be very difficult. One of the main choices is whether to hire smaller painters or a large painting company. Here, we will let you know the differences to help you make a better decision on which painters to hire. Whatever you decide, remember to rule out anybody that subcontracts out work to [&hellip The post Hire Large Painting Company or Smaller Painters appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Is The Paint At Big Box Stores Same As At Paint Store – Lowes, Menards, Home Depot

    Grant Barnard
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    Big box stores each have their own paint department filled with the brands that they have exclusive deals with. These paints are still made by the companies that have the paint stores selling similar but more specific product lines. Mainly this is so the employees at the big box store can work on a good-better-best system instead [&hellip The post Is The Paint At Big Box Stores Same As At Paint Store – Lowes, Menards, Home Depot appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
  • Most Popular Interior Paint Colors 2014

    Grant Barnard
    30 Nov 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Benjamin Moore  Sherwin Williams  Pantone® Colors of the year 2014 Painters often work with homeowners who struggle with picking an interior color they love and that will work well in their home.  Grants Painting has a color consultant on staff at all times to make sure the interior paint color you choose works well in your [&hellip The post Most Popular Interior Paint Colors 2014 appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville.
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    Air Purifier Reviews

  • Hamilton Beach Replacement Carbon Filter

    Giverine
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Hamilton Beach Replacement Carbon Filter fits into Hamilton Beach True Air Compact Pet Air Purifiers (model 04384) and Hamilton Beach True Air Plug Mount (model 04530GM) models. It can be purchased as 3 filters pack or 12 filters pack. Hamilton Beach Replacement Carbon Filter is specially designed to filter traps and neutralizes pet odors.
  • GermGuardian AC4825 True HEPA Replacement Filter

    Giverine
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    GermGuardian AC4825 True HEPA Replacement Filter for AC4825 Air Purifier. It also fits all GermGuardian AC4800 Series. Combination filter includes Pre filter and True hepa filter that captures 99.97% of allergens as well as a Charcoal filter that helps reduce household odors. Filter needs to be replaced every 6-8 months.
  • Blueair 200 Particle Replacement Filter

    Giverine
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Blueair 200 Particle Replacement Filter removes particles such as pollen, dust, and pet dander from your indoor environment with 99.97% accuracy, down to 0.1 microns in size. The 200/300 Series Particle Filter is designed specifically as a replacement filter for the Blueair 201, 203, 215B, 250E, 270E, and 303 air purifiers. The gradient structure of […]
  • Winix Replacement Carbon Filter 4 Pack

    Giverine
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Winix Replacement Carbon Filter size 21 fits PlasmaWave series models WAC5300, WAC5500, WAC6300, 5000, 5000b, 5300, 5500, 6300 and 9000. Designed & Engineered by Crucial Air in the United States. It containes 1 Winix 115115 Filter and 4 Carbon Filters. It is absolutely essential for allergy sufferers.
  • Honeywell Air Purifier HEPA Replacement Filter

    Giverine
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    Honeywell Air Purifier HEPA Replacement Filter fits Honeywell enviracaire models 13350, 13500, 13501, 13502, 13503 (EV-35B), 13520, 13523, 13525, 13526, 13528, 13350, 50250, 50251, 52500, 63500, 83162, 83259, 83287, and 83332. This HEPA filter is 99.97% effective at removing particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air that passes through the filter. Filter measures […]
 
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    Comfort Matters

  • The Birth of a Lennox Product

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    For more than 100 years, Lennox has been making home heating and cooling more effective, more energy-efficient and more in-tune with what consumers expect. Tom Brittain, Lennox Product Manager, provides insight into how Lennox products come about. Q: Where do ideas for new products come from? New ideas can come from anywhere, but we’re proud to say that most of our new product ideas and product features come from the most important people in our organization: Our customers and dealers. We devote a lot of time, money and research into maintaining ongoing relationships with the people closest…
  • What to expect from Lennox in 2015

    admin
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:43 am
    Lennox has been in the heating and air-conditioning business for well over one hundred years. In that time, they’ve established themselves as a leader not only in comfortable, clean air, but also as a company dedicated to innovation and the advancement of comfort technology. Quan Nguyen, Vice President of Marketing for Lennox Industries, Inc., gives some insight into where the company is directing its focus for 2015. Q: Why does Lennox place such an emphasis on product innovation? Innovation has been a part of our culture since day one. Dave Lennox started this whole business with…
  • Holiday traditions from around the world

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    What do you think of when you hear “traditional holiday?”  Well, that depends on where you are in the world.  When the season for festivity and joy rolls around, different countries embrace different traditions as part of their celebration. Italy lets chance decide your present. In Italy, the spirit of giving meets the luck of the draw.  During the holiday celebration, families gather around the “Urn of Fate,” a large bowl filled with wrapped presents.  One by one, they take turns selecting a gift from the bowl until all gifts are gone. German gifts come early. While many people…
  • Holiday entertaining tips to brighten your season.

    admin
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The holidays are synonymous with family, friends and get-togethers. After all, every event is more enjoyable when shared with people who mean something special to you. So make a good time even better with these handy tips for holiday decorating. Keep it natural One of the most enjoyable decorating resources is likely right outside your front door. Natural touches, like small evergreen tree branches or pieces of holly, are probably available in your yard, and make a beautiful and pleasant-smelling addition to your mantle, table or entryway. Smells of the Season Holiday smells are as much a…
  • 5 Thanksgiving Entertaining Reminders

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    When prepping for Thanksgiving guests, you’re probably focused on making sure your fridge and pantry are stocked, and the table is set. But making your home clean and comfortable is just as important. And, good gravy, there are no shortage of options here. For your convenience, we carved the list down to these 5 items: Have Your Home Comfort System Serviced and Inspected Before winter weather hits, call a licensed heating and cooling professional to service and inspect your furnace. This not only helps prevent any unexpected heating emergencies, but also prolongs the life of your…
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  • Beautiful Wallpaper for Living Room: A Nicer Room

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    1 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    To have a nicer living room, people usually search for beautiful wallpaper for living room. This wallpaper is needed to make more comfortable feeling inside the living room for your family or guests. The nice wallpaper will also make a nice living room to. If you are now searching for the beautiful wallpaper, you need […]
  • Small Apartment Decorating Tips for You

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    31 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Small apartment decorating tips are needed to make your apartment feels better and nicer. This decorating tips can make your apartment looks more comfortable that will make you have a nice rest after struggling with your job and work. You should know what you need and want to make a better apartment for your own. […]
  • Tips for Kitchen Remodel Ideas for Your Home

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    31 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    Tips for kitchen remodel ideas are needed to make a better place of living. From the kitchen, there are a lot of great family stories can made. The kitchen should be functional, effective, and efficient to make you feel comfortable while doing activities inside the kitchen. This post will talk about tips to remodel the […]
  • Master Bedroom Decorating Ideas for Your Simplicity

    A
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    In the house, usually there is a master bedroom and the owner needs master bedroom decorating ideas to make the bedroom suits him, her or them. Master bedroom itself is a bedroom for the owner of the house or parents. Besides the master bedroom, there is one or more bedroom for guests or children. You […]
  • Cool Bedroom Lighting Ideas for Boys

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    30 Jan 2015 | 2:02 am
    Cool Bedroom Lighting Ideas are usually needed by boys themselves or parents who want to decorate the bedroom look cool by its lightning. Boys indeed usually want to look cool anywhere and everywhere or prefer cool things even in their private space, bedroom. There are two colors that commonly associate with coolness. They are white […]
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  • Upholstery Fabric

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    30 Jan 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Upholstery fabrics used to cover sofas, chairs and other furniture items. They are usually very heavy fabrics and sewing professionals using industrial machines. Another use for upholstery fabrics in the manufacture of machines for the seat, back seat and the headliner. Although many people do not think about the materials that are used for any […] The post Upholstery Fabric appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean - Carpet, Rug and TileCleaning | Rochester, NY.
  • Carpet Cleaning London

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    29 Jan 2015 | 4:07 pm
    London is a beautiful city once you get past the sheer scope and wonder it brings. It is a city of culture, history, and fine English heritage. Many flock to London each year to live and work in the great city, and it is no surprise why. London boasts a robust travel network ensured to […] The post Carpet Cleaning London appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean - Carpet, Rug and TileCleaning | Rochester, NY.
  • Do I Need a Rug Pad?

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    We are often asked by our clients, “Do I really need a pad to go under my rug?” There is no clear-cut answer to this question; it often boils down to personal tastes and preference. However, there are times when a pad really is necessary. We’ve prepared the following report to assist you in making […] The post Do I Need a Rug Pad? appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean - Carpet, Rug and TileCleaning | Rochester, NY.
  • Clean Your Carpeting to Maintain Its Warranty

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    27 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    DID YOU KNOW that higher quality carpets that have extended appearance and texture retention warranties require a certain type of cleaning every 18 months in order to retain the warranty coverage? The type of cleaning we are talking about is hot water extraction. This is commonly referred to as “steam cleaning”. Actually, this is a […] The post Clean Your Carpeting to Maintain Its Warranty appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean - Carpet, Rug and TileCleaning | Rochester, NY.
  • Warrington Carpet Cleaning

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    26 Jan 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Warrington Carpet Cleaners Prokleen have already been in the the carpet cleaning sector for quite some time, and even in that period we have now proven ourselves as being a true industry leader. We are committed to presenting all of our customers with excellent cleaning results and superb customer service. Compared with a large number […] The post Warrington Carpet Cleaning appeared first on Pinnacle Eco Clean - Carpet, Rug and TileCleaning | Rochester, NY.
 
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  • Heating a Chilly Bathroom

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:07 am
    Even in a centrally heated home, getting the temperature in the bathroom correct can be tricky. The window often needs to be left open for ventilation, and because of the restrictions on using electricity in bathrooms you can’t just plug in an electric heater as you would elsewhere in the house. If you’re feeling the chill in your bathroom this winter don’t despair; there are a few options which will help you make everything a bit warmer.Underfloor HeatingCredit: H. RaabIt’s not really practical to consider installing underfloor heating in your bathroom unless you are having other…
  • How to Avoid Injury While Shovelling Snow

    12 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    Shovelling snow is one of those thankless tasks that simply must be done no matter how much we’d like to pretend otherwise. The fact is that it’s hard work and all too often those of us who have spent a lot of time the previous day clearing paths, wake up to find that Mother Nature has been out and about whilst we’re sleeping and done her worst yet again - so the whole sorry task has to be repeated! If you live in an area where the roads are not cleared by the authorities then you will know just how important shovelling snow can be, especially for those people who have mobility issues.
  • 13 Must-Know Mould Busting Tricks

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    Mould or mold? However you spell it it’s undoubtedly one of the most irritating things that can happen in your bathroom. If left untreated it can spread like wildfire and you’ll end up with a major problem on your hands, so getting rid of it should be a priority when it comes to bathroom care.We recently covered how to first prevent mould and how to tackle it if you’ve already got it. We are, however, aware that there are many more methods to tackling a bathrooms worst nightmare, so Ant decided to use the ease of the DIY lovers website Hometalk to create a board featuring 13 different…
  • 9 Amazing Things to do With Duct Tape

    9 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    Duct tape is the tape of a thousand uses, but since we don't have all day we've come up with 9 uses you can do today. Got any you think we should add? Just comment below!Hem Your Trousers It’s an unwritten law that you notice your hem on your skirt or trousers has come loose just as you’re about to leave the house, and then have to spend time hunting for a needle and thread to repair it. Duct tape works really well as an emergency hem repair kit, and is especially good on thick fabrics like denim which are tough to sew through. Get Crafty Follow Sherron Heidlage's board Duct Tape Crafts…
  • Black Mould: How to Get Rid of it and Prevent it

    10 Nov 2014 | 8:25 am
    Black mould or mildew in the bathroom isn’t just unsightly, it can be a real health hazard too. High levels of mould in the bathroom can cause a range of health problems as they produce a toxin which we breathe in every time we go into the room. In some people these problems can be mild allergy type symptoms, but in other people or when there are high levels of mould and mildew, the spores can cause permanent lung damage. Many households are involved in an ongoing battle against the mould and mildew, but there are a few things you can do to get rid of the mould, and to stop it coming back.
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  • 6 Stunning Bathrooms to Get You Inspired

    Thomas Mulrooney
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    The average person spends one and a half years in the bathroom, visiting about 6 times a day. As it’s a room we use so much in our daily lives, we want the room to be comfortable and attractive. We don’t want to spend all that time staring at the most uninspiring décor since early man decided he was too lazy to paint the walls of his cave and would rather play football with a sabre-tooth tiger skull and his friend Ugg. Even a great design becomes boring after a while though, so if you’re looking to update your style then these 6 stunning bathroom designs will get you inspired…
  • What Type of Shower Pump Do I Need?

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    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    If you’re after a shower pump then you may be wondering where to start, which is probably what brought you here! You’ve done good by coming here though, as you can’t just jump straight in and expect any old shower pump to work. Shower pumps can be broken down into two main categories: positive head and negative head pumps; and then a further two categories – twin or single impeller. The type that you will need depends upon the layout of your water system. So here’s a quick breakdown to answer that burning question – which type of shower pump do I need?
  • Today I Learned: How Do Composting Toilets Work?

    Thomas Mulrooney
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Anyone who has ever been on a camping or caravanning holiday probably has a tale to tell about a chemical or other “green” toilets. It’s therefore quite surprising to learn that an increasing number of people are switching to using composting toilets as an alternative to the traditional flush version that’s connected to the sewers system which most of us have at home. A composting toilet is becoming more mainstream, but what are they and how do composting toilets work? Differences from a traditional toilet We’re all familiar with the standard toilets fitted in most UK homes,…
  • Make the Most of Your Small Bathroom

    Scott Morris
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Smaller bathrooms can seem poky and difficult to manage unless you learn a few tricks to maximise your space and to ensure that you have enough space to store all of your bathing necessities. You Can Have Both If your bathroom is so small that you can’t easily include a shower in addition to a bath then an over-bath shower is the obvious solution. Many people assume that an over-bath shower means a tacky rubber attachment hooked to the wall above the bath taps but this need not be the case at all. There are many stylish and affordable options for over-bath showers today and you can also…
  • 10 Essential Items for the Bathroom Cabinet

    Ant Langston
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:03 am
    Wouldn’t it be great if you could predict when you were going to be ill? It would mean the end of those late night dashes to the after-hours chemist to try to get something to combat a heavy cold or dragging yourself out of bed with a hangover to try to buy painkillers. Most of us have a bathroom cabinet or some sort of cupboard where we can keep first aid and bathroom essentials, and it’s worth being prepared and making sure you’ve got these 10 essential items for the bathroom cabinet. 1. Painkillers Every bathroom should have a stock of the two basic pain killing drugs –…
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  • The Top 8 Ways to Create a Sustainable Home

    James and Alicia
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    There are many ways to increase the sustainability of a home, some are simple and inexpensive, and others are not so convenient. Take a look at 8 ways to improve the energy efficiency of a house and see if you can implement changes that could save both energy and money. 1 . Lighting: using energy efficient bulbs can reduce the cost of long term lighting by 80%, this is a inexpensive and simple change to make around the home. 2. Insulation: Floors, ceilings and walls can be insulated to reduce heat transfer and save up to 45% on home temperature regulation. Insulation types vary, but…
  • Creating the Perfect Bathroom for Him

    James and Alicia
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    You may think that for a man, the bathroom is just a functionary room. A means to an end. Somewhere just to “go”, and to clean. But you may be surprised that some, most, or if not all men want a few creature comforts in the bathroom, just to make the room feel a little more comfortable. Here are five things that would contribute to a perfect bathroom for him. Cupboard for Razors We’ll start with something practical. While, typically, men don’t stock as many items as women may do in the bathroom, a place to put the few thing they do require is a must. Shelves can do the job, but…
  • 2015 Best Interior Design Trends

    James and Alicia
    10 Jan 2015 | 11:26 am
    Check out these 2015 interior design trends to help you get started on your home decor or remodel. Colours As far as colours go in 2015, there is one consistent thread – dark blues are set to become the dominant choice. Specifically, navy has been tipped to be the colour of choice for a range of things. Wallpapers, furniture, carpets – all of them will be treated to a splash of dark blue over the next 12 months. Complimenting the navy and aqua tones will be whites and other light neutral colours. Warm metals Unlike fabrics, which are going quite cold in their navy colour choice,…
  • Why You Need Construction Equipment Telematics

    James and Alicia
    6 Jan 2015 | 12:21 am
    Read my latest article on The Blok about construction equipment telematics. Just to give you a snapshot, read below: “Equipment telematics provides the opportunity to use radio frequency identification to track machines, and even to learn how to better use equipment for greater efficiency. General contractors, subcontractors and most other principals in construction projects can benefit from equipment telematics. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers reports that 22% of U.S. construction companies are planning to use telematics in the coming 18 months. That estimate may be low,…
  • 3 One-Dish Meals You Have to Make this Year

    James and Alicia
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    If you are a known foodie or home cook to your family and friends, chances are you found some cooking related presents under the tree this year. Among my new cutting board and veggie spiralizer, one kitchen present has stood out. Santa brought me a ceramic baking dish on Christmas, and I’ve been obsessed with finding new ways to use it.  Ceramic is durable and not subject to scratch like many non-stick options, and it’s a healthy choice, too. The best part? Since it is oven safe, I can use this dish to make one-pot meals for easier preparation and less clean up. So in honor of my…
 
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  • How to Keep Grass from Growing Under Your New Chain Link Fence

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When you install a new chain link fence, you will create a protective boundary around your property. While your new fence will add privacy and protection to your yard, a chain link fence may also make it more difficult to mow your lawn. After your fence installation, you may want to consider redefining your lawn so that grass does not grow underneath your chain link fence. A company specializing in fences near Palm Beach can help you design and install the perfect new chain link fence for your property. Read on for more tips on how to keep grass from growing under your new chain link fence.
  • Should You Choose a Metal Fence?

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    When you are planning a new fence installation, you will have many different types of fencing materials to choose from. If you are seeking a fence that is extremely durable and beautiful, you may want to consider installing an aluminum fence. Aluminum and metal fences offer several different advantages. Your aluminum fence will be incredibly durable and able to withstand even the harshest winds and weather conditions. In addition, aluminum fences offer a terrific level of security and privacy for any property. With their striking good looks, aluminum or metal fences can create a stunning…
  • Tips for Planning a New Fence

    15 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A new fence is a terrific addition to any property. Whether you are interested in boosting the security and privacy of your property or are simply seeking an attractive addition to your garden, there are many reasons to plan a new fence installation. To get the most out of your new fence, it is a great idea to work with a fence contractor in Palm Beach. By hiring a company that specializes in fences, you can create the beautiful new fence of your dreams. To help you get started on your new fencing project, here is a look at some essential tips for planning a new fence. Consider Privacy When…
  • Fencing South Florida: Efficient and Affordable

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    For more than 15 years, has provided the highest-quality and most affordable fencing installation services in Broward and Palm Beach County. Check out our latest reviews on Google+ and see what our clients are saying about us. We would love to hear from you. Please take a moment to leave a review of your own. "Quick & efficient installation using top grade materials." - Pierre C.
  • How to Pressure Wash Your Fence

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Pressure washing is a great way to take care of your new fence installation. When you use a gas-powered pressure washer, you should check the fuel level and oil level to make sure that your washer is ready to go. Once you have checked these systems, you can perform a general washing on your fence. If your fence requires only light cleaning, you can wash your fence using pure water. For more thorough cleaning, you can create a bleach solution for your pressure washer. If you are interested in a wood fence installation for your home, be sure to contact a highly rated fence contractor located in…
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  • Long Term Value of Kitchen and Bath Remodeling: What’s the Return on Your Investment (ROI)?

    caitlink
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    There are many reasons why homeowners choose to remodel their homes. Generally, the main reasons are to improve the look and feel of their space, increase its value, and nowadays, improve energy efficiency. In extreme situations (such as natural disasters), homeowners may be faced with less cosmetic renovations that may include securing a foundation or improving the insulation. In any event, it’s important to assess the situation and ask yourself: “Which room do I need to renovate the most and will the renovation bring a maximum return on my investment (ROI)?” Kitchen and bathroom…
  • 7 Money-Saving Tips for Your 2015 Home Improvement Projects

    caitlink
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    With 2015 upon us, there’s no doubt the majority of Americans have already formulated a list of well-intentioned resolutions – and may have even included some type of home improvement project in the mix. Financial experts say that Americans took more control of their finances and made money-related resolutions more of a priority in 2014 than they have in the last five years. According to the Fidelity Investments: Fidelity 2014 New Year Financial Study, short-term savings goals are becoming more prevalent, making it easier to stay focused on turning smaller resolutions into reality.
  • 6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

    caitlink
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Every year, on January 1st, you begin to think about all of the things you want to do differently in the New Year. Lose weight. Exercise more. Drink less. Save money. Pay off debt. Spend more time with the family. But what about setting some goals for your home improvement objectives? Meeting goals for your home can help you feel less stressed and more organized in your life. You can even pick one thing to focus on per month, so you won’t feel overwhelmed about having to get everything done at once! 1) Clear the Clutter! Make folders where you can store different kinds of mail – bills,…
  • 9 Quick Kitchen Makeover Updates You Can Do Before Your Holiday Guests Arrive

    MBecchi
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
      Are you hosting holiday gatherings this year? Do you feel like your kitchen doesn’t quite look presentable? Well Granite Transformations has some quick and easy makeover updates you can do to your kitchen to brush it up and make it look and feel like new again. Even the smallest touches can make a huge difference. So start now – the holidays are right around the corner! Here are some festive and functional kitchen makeover updates to help you prepare for the busy holiday season:   1. Get New Countertops: With Granite Transformations, you can update and enhance your kitchen…
  • 6 Hot Kitchen Design Trends for 2015

    MBecchi
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
    According to findings from the 2014 Houzz & Home Survey, remodeling trumps moving – homeowners would rather remodel their homes than buy a new one, and if they embark in a remodel, it means they are there to stay. This is due in part because remodeling gives them the control to make their homes function exactly how they want. The strengthening of the housing market is fueling the remodeling industry. With all of this optimism in the housing market and the remodeling industry, there are certain design trends in kitchens that are expected to continue and increase in popularity in the…
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  • Choosing the Right Fireplace Insert

    George Roy
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:01 am
    Deciding to upgrade from a standard masonry fireplace to a highly efficient top rated fireplace insert is a smart move for many homeowners. This is especially true when the fireplace’s primary function is to provide heat within the home, as opposed to simply providing aesthetic appeal. But the decision to purchase an insert involves several other factors, which we’ll cover here. Things to consider when choosing the right fireplace insert: Size of the existing fireplace For a fireplace insert to do its job properly, it must be the correct size. Therefore the first step toward purchasing…
  • Resolving Gas Fireplace Issues Pt 1

    George Roy
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    Of all the different types of fuel people use to power their fireplaces, gas is one of the most popular. A quality gas fireplace offers accurate temperature control, clean combustion, low maintenance and, with the advances in ceramic log designs, a fire that is amazingly similar in visual appeal to a traditional wood fire. This doesn’t mean that gas fireplaces never have issues, so let’s look at a few common ones and how homeowners can resolve them. In this first of two parts, we’ll talk about soot and pilot light issues. In part two, we’ll cover fireplace burner issues, odors, noises…
  • Why Choose Gas Appliances to Heat Your Home?

    George Roy
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    Why do gas-burning heating appliances continue to grow in popularity with homeowners throughout North America? There are many reasons, and we’ll look at some of them here. We’ll also talk a little about the three primary types of gas units that make wonderful additions to any home: gas fireplaces, gas fireplace inserts and free-standing gas stoves. Reasons people choose gas-burning appliances to heat their homes Gas burns cleaner than fossil fuels such as oil and coal Unlike wood, gas combustion doesn’t produce creosote, which is a common cause of chimney fires A simple switch makes…
  • How a Fireplace Insert Can Cut Costs

    George Roy
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    You may have had this experience: you’re in a home (maybe your own!) and in the fireplace is a raging fire, yet it doesn’t seem like very much of the heat is spreading out into the room. Common sense tells you that with all those flames, surely you should be feeling some warmth. So what’s happening? The fireplace in question is likely a “standard” masonry or zero-clearance fireplace that has no fireplace insert. In case you haven’t heard of them, we’d like to tell you how top rated fireplace inserts can cut heating costs and provide a highly efficient, warming environment.
  • 4 Benefits of Gas Logs

    George Roy
    30 Dec 2014 | 5:28 am
    When someone decides to have a beautiful new fireplace installed, there are various factors to consider. While the aesthetics of the unit is important, the type of fuel the fireplace will run on should be a more weighty factor in deciding what kind of fireplace to purchase. Each type of fuel – gas, wood, pellets, electric – will accomplish the goal of adding a good heating source to the home. But there are other variables a homeowner should consider. In this article we’ll turn our attention to gas fireplaces and four of the benefits of using gas logs to heat a home. Fewer steps to…
 
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  • The Birth of a Lennox Product

    admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    For more than 100 years, Lennox has been making home heating and cooling more effective, more energy-efficient and more in-tune with what consumers expect. Tom Brittain, Lennox Product Manager, provides insight into how Lennox products come about. Q: Where do ideas for new products come from? New ideas can come from anywhere, but we’re proud to say that most of our new product ideas and product features come from the most important people in our organization: Our customers and dealers. We devote a lot of time, money and research into maintaining ongoing relationships with the people closest…
  • What to expect from Lennox in 2015

    admin
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:43 am
    Lennox has been in the heating and air-conditioning business for well over one hundred years. In that time, they’ve established themselves as a leader not only in comfortable, clean air, but also as a company dedicated to innovation and the advancement of comfort technology. Quan Nguyen, Vice President of Marketing for Lennox Industries, Inc., gives some insight into where the company is directing its focus for 2015. Q: Why does Lennox place such an emphasis on product innovation? Innovation has been a part of our culture since day one. Dave Lennox started this whole business with…
  • Holiday traditions from around the world

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    What do you think of when you hear “traditional holiday?”  Well, that depends on where you are in the world.  When the season for festivity and joy rolls around, different countries embrace different traditions as part of their celebration. Italy lets chance decide your present. In Italy, the spirit of giving meets the luck of the draw.  During the holiday celebration, families gather around the “Urn of Fate,” a large bowl filled with wrapped presents.  One by one, they take turns selecting a gift from the bowl until all gifts are gone. German gifts come early. While many people…
  • Holiday entertaining tips to brighten your season.

    admin
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The holidays are synonymous with family, friends and get-togethers. After all, every event is more enjoyable when shared with people who mean something special to you. So make a good time even better with these handy tips for holiday decorating. Keep it natural One of the most enjoyable decorating resources is likely right outside your front door. Natural touches, like small evergreen tree branches or pieces of holly, are probably available in your yard, and make a beautiful and pleasant-smelling addition to your mantle, table or entryway. Smells of the Season Holiday smells are as much a…
  • 5 Thanksgiving Entertaining Reminders

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    When prepping for Thanksgiving guests, you’re probably focused on making sure your fridge and pantry are stocked, and the table is set. But making your home clean and comfortable is just as important. And, good gravy, there are no shortage of options here. For your convenience, we carved the list down to these 5 items: Have Your Home Comfort System Serviced and Inspected Before winter weather hits, call a licensed heating and cooling professional to service and inspect your furnace. This not only helps prevent any unexpected heating emergencies, but also prolongs the life of your…
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  • Dream Home Remodeling Can Be a Reality

    Jim Weisman
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    Everyone has hopes of one day living in their dream home, and you likely have some clear visions of exactly what that perfect home would look like. If you are lucky, your current property comes fairly close to that ideal, but for most of us, we are still a long way from achieving our fantasy space. No matter how near or far you may currently be from achieving your goal of creating the perfect place, we can help you make that dream a reality (or at least get you much closer). If a total home makeover is possible for you right now, that would lead to a finished product that would have a…
  • Lasting Trends for Scottsdale Kitchen Remodeling

    Jim Weisman
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    With kitchen makeovers or any type of home renovation, there are always popular trends that seem to be all the rage at the moment. Being too quick to jump on the latest trendy bandwagon can backfire, though, leaving you with a space that quickly becomes outdated and out of style. Worse, you may realize too late that you picked a style purely based on trends, without fully thinking about whether it actually matches your lifestyle or tastes. Fads come and go, and tend to be short-lived. However, there are some kitchen remodeling or design trends that seem to have staying power, as they continue…
  • Consider the Source for Home Remodeling Tips

    Jim Weisman
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    If you are contemplating a home improvement project, you will surely have an endless stream of advice from a wide variety of courses. It seems like there are countless TV experts sharing all sorts of advice and recommendations. Plus, as soon as you mention your plans to friends and family, you will inevitably receive a ton of tips and words of wisdom, some of which may even contradict each other. It can start to become overwhelming and confusing. While it is great to receive hints and tricks from people who have survived their own home remodeling projects, you don’t automatically want to…
  • Fix Up Your Home in the New Year

    Jim Weisman
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    Now that we’ve opened the chapter on a new year, this is a great time to think about giving your home a fresh start. Renovation and improvement projects are popular at this time of year (at least, in areas like Arizona where severe winter weather isn’t a big concern). That’s because this is a time when people often are inspired to re-evaluate their life or living environment and consider ways in which they can make it better. Even if your home is in generally good condition and you are happy with it overall, there is almost always something you can do to make it more comfortable or…
  • Bathroom Remodel is a Great Post-Holiday Project

    Jim Weisman
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:34 am
    Once you survive all of the stressful activity and hectic entertaining of the holiday season, you likely will enjoy the opportunity to take a breather, relax and recover. After that, you will probably notice that you seem to have a lot of extra time and energy now that you aren’t fighting the crowds at the mall or trying to juggle a crammed social schedule filled with holiday parties and other events. If you are lucky, you also have a little more room in your budget now that your holiday shopping is done. These factors all combine together to present the perfect opportunity for you to…
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  • Calling All Teens: 3 Easy Cleaning Hacks

    Maid Sailors
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:41 pm
    This post goes out to our Teen readers. You’re notorious for having messy rooms – this is not a surprise. You never clean up your Facebook or Instagram accounts – why would we expect you to clean your room?  It seems that your parents never get tired оf reminding you 20 times a day that the place has to be spotless – why would you listen? They don’t even live there, why do they care? We’ll tell you why – there are endless benefits to having a clean, organized room. First, the nature of your room will mimic the state of your mental health. This is the most tumultuous part of…
  • 3 Easy Resolutions for a #Clean15

    Maid Sailors
    10 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    2015 has finally arrived. Chances are, you’ve recently conducted the tradition of year-end reflection and subsequently have a vivid idea of specific changes you’ll make this year (or at least for the first few weeks). While exercising more, eating healthier and spending wisely are most likely on your list, Maid Sailors is happy to let you in on a little secret: maintaining a cleaner living space is one of the easiest and most impactful goals you can accomplish in 2015. No need to worry about plagiarism – we encourage you to simply copy and paste the below resolutions into your…
  • Happy New Year

    Maid Sailors
    28 Dec 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Every end is just a new beginning. Keep your spirits and determination unshaken and you shall always walk the glory road. With courage, faith and efforts you shall conquer everything you desire. Maid Sailors wishes you a very happy new year.     The post Happy New Year appeared first on NY CLEAN - MaidSailors.com's Official Media Gateway.
  • Happy Holidays!

    Maid Sailors
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year! The post Happy Holidays! appeared first on NY CLEAN - MaidSailors.com's Official Media Gateway.
  • Be Productive: Maid Sailors’ Motivation Builder

    Maid Sailors
    14 Dec 2014 | 4:25 pm
    A wise man once said, “Everybody wants to be a gangster until its time to do gangster things.” While this quote isn’t directly applicable here, we can apply some valuable insights that can ultimately make you more productive at home. After all, isn’t it true that when it comes to doing something in your apartment, like maintenance work or cleaning, suddenly something else comes up (e.g. Netflix)? Everything else suddenly seems like an emergency and needs your undivided attention (“OMG, did they really go to brunch without me?”). What about the work you had to do? Well, you can do…
 
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    Living Room Ideas

  • Fourteen Bewildering Living Rooms With Amazing Perspective

    Emily Cantona
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Fourteen Bewildering Living Rooms With Amazing Perspective Before, the living room was utilized for getting visitors, however today it is a spot to unwind, standardize and work of parts. The most well-known bits of... Fourteen Bewildering Living Rooms With Amazing Perspective Emily Cantona
  • Six Tips for Design the more Attractive Living Room

    Emily Cantona
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Attractive Living Room Suggestions for Our Followers It’s the room in which you and your family invest the most time. Living rooms ought to be engaging, unwinding and permit you to cooperate with every... Six Tips for Design the more Attractive Living Room Emily Cantona
  • Small Living Room Ideas That Oppose Models with Their Beautiful Plans

    Emily Cantona
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Small Living Room Ideas That Oppose Models with Their Beautiful Plans A small living room doesn’t need to be a diversion changer when you’re enriching your home. Don’t consider it simply a minor space... Small Living Room Ideas That Oppose Models with Their Beautiful Plans Emily Cantona
  • 15 Modern Style Attic Living Room Plans

    Emily Cantona
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. 15 Modern Style Attic Living Room Plans There are distinctive approaches to utilize an attic. It can be utilized as a stockpiling spot, or it can be utilized as a spot for living. We... 15 Modern Style Attic Living Room Plans Emily Cantona
  • 10 Modern Living Rooms with Rest Commendable Couches

    Emily Cantona
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. 10 Modern Living Rooms with Rest Commendable Couches Who doesn’t adore a rest? Winter is nearing and twisting up on the couch is very nearly obligatory in the evenings. There’s nothing superior to a... 10 Modern Living Rooms with Rest Commendable Couches Emily Cantona
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    Kansas City Commercial & Residential Painting Company

  • The High Cost Of Cheap Interior Paint

    Ryan Toelkes
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:48 pm
    We live in a dollar-centric world nowadays. Cost drives many of our decisions. What cars we drive, what food we eat, what clothes we buy…all tied to price tags and budgets. There’s an old saying though, which talks about being “penny wise and pound foolish”.  Often times you get what you pay for. Other times, what you DON’T pay for comes back and haunts you, costing you more in the long run. Interior painting and the labor that applies it is a perfect example of just such an instance. Doing it “right” may cost a little more up front, but the savings and value far outweigh the…
  • Moving Next Spring? Get A Start With Winter Home Improvement Projects!

    Ryan Toelkes
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:55 pm
    2015 is inching closer and closer. Once the harsh winter subsides, thoughts will turn to Spring and new beginnings.  For many Johnson and Jackson county homeowners, those new beginnings will come in the form of a new home.  But getting that nice new home comes with a hitch…and that’s selling the current one. The old saying goes “it takes money to make money”. It certainly holds true in real estate. Making money off of your current home requires a little investment in home improvement projects to make sure it has instant appeal, and has enough updates to ensure it…
  • A Christmas Present For Your Home

    Ryan
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    ‘Tis the season for gift giving. Children, co-workers, pets and everyone in between gets a piece of the action. But what about your house? I mean, you entertain your family here, it keeps all your stuff in order and it serves as your primary protection from the scorching summers and wicked winters. Isn’t it time you considered a Christmas present for your home? Neighborhood Painting has the just the solution for you. Treat your home to a fresh interior paint job, and we’ll buy the paint!* That’s right, if you act now we can have your home in top shape for the Holidays…
  • 3 Great Reasons To Use A Local Painting Company

    Ryan Toelkes
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Shopping local is certainly not a new idea.  Every year, especially around the holidays, local retailers remind us that shopping local keeps more money in local communities, provides jobs, and boosts the local economy.  This concept actually applies to residential painting as well. We represent a true local business in our industry, and there are several national companies that happen to have a “local” branch as well. With the Holidays upon us, let’s look at the reasons to use a true local painting company. 1. We’re here to guarantee our work:  One of the biggest…
  • 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…
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    Home Designs Decorating Ideas

  • Staying Classic and Old-fashioned with Rustic Dining Table

    Julia James
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Are you a lover of classic house? Do you want your dining room to have a classic look? Classic house is one of the most favorable home designs in this era. Building a classical house usually needs expensive furniture as antique furniture usually made from expensive material like rosewood or teak. The unaffordable price that […]
  • The Wonderful Antique Rosewood Furniture

    Julia James
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:33 pm
    The rosewood furniture is the most luxurious furniture in the world. What make rosewood attractive are its various hues. The hues of the wood usually brownish and dark but all veins in the wood have different degree of brown and darkness, which is why it looks hued. The quality of the rosewood is strong and […]
  • Facts About Roll Up Garage Doors Design

    Julia James
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:46 am
    Roll up garage doors is and automatic garage door designed for the ease of the owner when parking their car inside their garage. This garage door started to be used by people in 2002. What makes this door special is its facility of automatic open and a light closure. In America, this garage door is […]
  • Finding Suitable Rocking Chair Cushions for Modern Design

    Julia James
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am
    Chair becomes fundamental furniture in some rooms at your home. Mostly, each room contains of chairs even more than one. Chair is functional furniture that needed for sitting. Furthermore, it has several designs and sizes. Nowadays, people develop the design more variously. By this, people ease to choose the suitable design for their house as […]
  • Creating Beautiful Garden With Rock Garden Ideas

    Julia James
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
    Garden is one of the most important parts of your home appearance. It can be first thing that guest look before entering into your home. By this, most people want to arrange their garden as beautiful as what they will. Usually, the beautiful garden consists of some elements such as plants, water, ornaments, and so […]
 
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    Canvas Art Rocks!

  • Steven Gerrard : A Tribute

    Alyson Duncan
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Liverpool FC  fans were recently dismayed to learn that living legend Steven Gerrard had called time on a 25 year career with Liverpool. The news broke as LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena confirmed that Gerrard has signed an 18 month contract with the Major League Soccer club that will see the midfielder head to the United States in July. The fans were not the only ones to express their regret at his departure. Gerrard himself has stated that even although he is heading for pastures new he will always have Liverpool in his heart. Photo Credit : www.liverpoolecho.co.uk Gerrard announced the end of…
  • Scarface – An In-depth Look at an Iconic Movie

    Alyson Duncan
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
      You can buy some fantastic Scarface canvas prints at Canvas Art Rocks and this article takes an in-depth look at the iconic movie Scarface, including famous quotes and scenes. 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…
  • 120 Amazing Banksy Graffiti Artworks With Locations

    Steven Summers
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:34 pm
      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. The Mild…
  • 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…
  • 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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    Diamond Certified Blog

  • Diamond Certified Experts: Crucial Aspects of Landscape Maintenance

    James Florence
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Indoor home maintenance is crucial, but it’s also important to maintain your exterior property. Photo: Dana Lund Landscaping (2015) While it’s smart to be proactive about indoor home maintenance, keeping up with your exterior property is equally important. We asked four Diamond Certified Expert Contributors to weigh in on aspects of landscaping where maintenance matters most. Seasonal garden preparation: Michael Moore of Masterpiece Gardens & Design, Inc. To keep your garden looking its best all year long, swap out the previous season’s plants for current varietals. Photo:…
  • Spotlight: Diamond Certified Preferred Consumer Membership

    James Florence
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    Maybe you’ve heard about the Diamond Certified Preferred Consumer Membership but still aren’t quite sure what it’s all about. Maybe you just haven’t had a chance to learn more, or maybe your consumer “spider sense” has kicked in and you’re detecting some kind of sales gimmick. The fact is, not only is becoming a Diamond Certified Preferred Consumer incredibly easy, there’s positively nothing to lose because it’s always 100 percent free. Here are a few of the benefits that come with being a card carrying member of our Preferred Consumer program: Member hotline Whether to ask…
  • Hungry Eyes: Six Nutrients That Support Healthy Vision and Where to Find Them

    James Florence
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    When it comes to maintaining eye health, an often overlooked consideration is dietary nutrition. Photo: American Ratings Corporation (2015) If you’re a health-conscious person, it’s likely that you take proactive measures to safeguard the health of your eyes in addition to your general bodily health. However, while wearing sunglasses and going in for annual eye exams are cornerstones of ocular wellness, a commonly overlooked aspect of visual health is dietary consideration. According to Dr. Michael Ottati of Diablo Valley Optometric Group in Antioch, there’s a direct link between…
  • How a Bedtime Story Inspired Me to Get Organized in 2015

    James Florence
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    One of the best ways to increase comfort and functionality in the home is to implement organizational measures. Photo: PremierGarage (2014) Have you ever been partway through a book or movie and suddenly found yourself staring at a reflection of your own life? Maybe you identified with a particular character’s loss, struggle or triumph, or chuckled at a comical situation similar to one you’ve personally experienced. After all, isn’t relatability one of the primary features that cause stories to resonate with us? Sometimes this narrative resonance comes from an unexpected source. For me,…
  • Mind Games: The Psychology of Scamming

    Chris Bjorklund
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    The best way to avoid a scam is to be hypercritical when making significant financial decisions. Several weeks ago, I received a phone call from a representative who told me we had failed to pay for our newspaper subscription since September. He said I could pay the past due amount by credit card along with another three months in advance: a total of $400. I was so embarrassed about being late on the bill that I almost fell for the scam. Just a few days later, the San Francisco Chronicle ran a full-page ad warning subscribers that this particular company wasn’t authorized to offer renewals…
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    Best vacuum cleaner - the ultimate guide - Clean smartly

  • Vacuum cleaner toys

    Jason Roberts
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Finally, a subject that will be very much appreciated by my 2 daughters: toys. If there is anything that kids love most, then it is role play. Children will always pretend as though they are handling some of the basic chores in the house, the exact ones that their parents handle. Right from cleaning the house to laundry and cooking, they will always find something to keep them busy. In this age and time, parents like you and me should smile at this attempt and facilitate their kids in every way possible to ensure that they develop intellectually. One way through which such children can be…
  • Shark vs Dyson – comparing brands, products and market share

    Jason Roberts
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:15 pm
    I always wanted to get to this point, where I can finally be able to compare 2 brands which I really like: Shark and Dyson. And I’m not just talking here about popularity and marketing, I’m talking about the real technical stuff which ultimately matters: suction power, filtration, attachments, usability, durability and of course, price. Over the past few months I’ve worked a lot on models from both brands. But it has got to a point where I have to answer to questions like “Which is better, Dyson or Shark?” every other day, so I’ve decided to make an…
  • What vacuum cleaners are most popular in 2015? An extensive roundup

    Jason Roberts
    17 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Taking advantage of the first giveaway I made during Christmas, I worked for a few days to compute the data submitted by the participants, and to come up with the following results which I consider very relevant for 2015, and which I would like to share with the audience. Before I begin, I would like to point out that this may not be the most accurate data, since I’ve used only the answers given by 117 people. Moreover, all of them were under the influence of some form of incentive (the giveaway), and there is also a certain doubt level related to the way they were questioned (by…
  • New upright on the block: a review of the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball vacuum cleaner

    Jason Roberts
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    Dyson has announced its latest upright vacuum at CES 2015, the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal and Allergy, claiming it to be world’s first upright vacuum that truly never loses suction. It already hit the stores (or it will, by the end of this month), so I couldn’t find any reason why I shouldn’t prepare you for this “revolution” that’s about to come. Speaking of the future, I’ve already covered another great product that will soon be released by Dyson: the 360 Eye robotic vacuum, be sure to check it out. There are many vacuums on the market that claim…
  • What is the best vacuum for tile floors? A sincere top 5 overview

    Jason Roberts
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:53 am
    Tile flooring can look extremely dirty if its not cleaned on a regular basis. The cleaning frequency often depends upon the color of tiles and grout. Also tiles clearly tend to show up dirt more than rugs, carpets or other types of floor covering and it’s for this reason tile floors need to be cleaned more often. No matter if we’re talking about mosaic, natural stone, marble, ceramic, quarry (unglazed ceramic), porcelain or glass, tiles tend to accumulate mud, dust and debris fairly easy, but one of their main advantages is that they can also be cleaned easier, especially with the…
 
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    Air Purifier Review

  • 3M Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifier, FAP03-RS Review

    Janet Miller
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:25 am
    3M Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifier, FAP03-RS review score: 98/100. This is considered one of the most efficient in air purifier in the market today. It boasts of its sophisticated and one-a-kind method of capturing and reducing airborne contaminants and allergens that you will never find in any other brands. 3M takes air purification to […]
  • Do You Need a Humidifier, Vaporizer or a Dehumidifier? 15 Ways to Tell

    Janet Miller
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Keeping the right moisture or humidity level in your home is a crucial task. Too high or too low humidity level can lead to health issues. Good thing there are now tools that help in maintaining the right moisture level in your home. The ideal relative humidity level is between 30% to 50%. You may […]
  • Air Oasis AO3000 Review

    Janet Miller
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:16 am
    Air Oasis AO3000 Review score: 99/100. The Air Oasis AO3000 is an affordable and effective air purifier. Most air purifiers that cover large space areas are quite expensive and this is one reason why most households are hesitant to buy one. These days, getting one for your home helps in creating a safer, cleaner and […]
  • LG Electronics LP104WNR Review

    Janet Miller
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    LG Electronics LP104WNR review score: 99/100. We learn from our portable air conditioner review that the LG Electronics LP104WNR is an outstanding unit will fulfill most if not all of your cooling needs. It has a total of four speeds; Two fan speeds and two cooling speeds. This makes it more versatile and able to […]
  • SPT 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner Review

    Janet Miller
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:21 am
    SPT 8,000 BTU portable air conditiioner review score: 98/100. If you are in search of a quick and powerful way to cool down your hot and humid room, then The SPT 8,000 BTU single-hose portable air conditioner is your best bet. This machine has a simplistic design that is perfect for people who are not […]
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    Survival Renewable Energy

  • How to Protect Your Plants From Overheating

    Lillian Connors
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    Maintaining a garden during the summer months is a challenging task even for an experienced gardener, not to mention amateur enthusiasts like you and me. As much as plants love sunlight, extreme temperatures can have adverse effects on their development and well-being. This article will try to list a number of possible solutions to this problem and, even if you are not able to apply them all, using some of them is certain to give positive results and help you and your crops survive the long, hot summer. Maintain the Moisture of the Soil To begin, it is of the utmost importance to always make…
  • Sun Power: Top Benefits of Using Solar Energy

    Rachel Heagney
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:02 am
    Imagine life without energy. Without power, our home’s ducted air conditioning or heating would be as good as useless. We’d either swelter or freeze under our own roof. A horribly grim sight, isn’t it? Now conjure up an image of a house using sunshine for all its energy needs. Brilliant, isn’t it? Harnessing the sun’s rays to supply the power required in your home is not a new concept. In Switzerland, where the sun rarely shows up, many people have solar-powered homes. It is no surprise that the US has about 400,000 homes with photovoltaic units currently installed. With its…
  • 3 Ways To Save On Your Heating Bill

    Contributing Author
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:24 am
    If you own a home or rent an apartment and you want to save money on your heating bill, you can do so with ease. Sadly, a lot of people waste money when they don’t follow a wise and easy plan to save cash on their monthly heating bill. While true, with that being said, here are three ways to save on your electric bill. Inspect It All: If you own a home, you should call a local electrician and have him or her inspect the heater and make sure it is in order and clean. If you rent an apartment, you can call the landlord or newer and ask for his or her help. By doing a quickly cleaning and out…
  • Preserve, Protect, Respect: Sustainable Agriculture Benefits

    Ariel Bellamy
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    Preserve, Protect, Respect: Sustainable Agriculture Benefits For agriculture to be called sustainable, it needs to yield results while establishing and maintaining the ecological balance, solving problems like infertility of the soil or troubles with pest by using a diverse range of environmentally conscious farming methods. The final product of sustainable agriculture does not only need to be eco-friendly, it is also important that it helps farmers and their families and that its final product is healthy for the end users. In this article, we will try to list all the main benefits of this…
  • What Is Biomass Energy ?

    Kimberly Littleton
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    What Is Biomass Energy ? Biomass power is redefining how we use the nature to generate electricity in a better and effective way so that we are ready with a replacement of the fossil fuels. But what is this biomass and what is the hue and cry all about? Biomass power comes from plants. It can be forest or crop residues, perennial grasses, corn kernels, stalks and quick growing trees like poplars. These plants can be used to make liquid bio-fuels that can be used as an alternative to oil. One can also use it to produce electricity or heat that can be used in our homes. In the United States,…
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    Modelight.co.uk

  • There’s no such thing as chance

    model131
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:49 am
    We’ve heard the lesson; the harder we try, the less we succeed. But when we surrender, synchronicity enters and all manner of creations become possible. Take the young Isaac Newton, sitting beneath an apple tree contemplating universal mysteries. Then, – thump! – an apple hits him on the head. Letters of the day say he […]
  • A Tale from the Tundra

    model131
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:14 am
    Syberia – A Tale from the Tundra A Siberian tale tells of the time when evil spirits stole the Sun from the native tundra dwellers. Birds and beasts groped around in the dark to find food. Fed up, they called a meeting of their council, of every species of animal and bird. They argued about […]
  • Surround yourself with people who enhance your life

    model131
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:34 am
    How consciously do you allow people to be part of your inner circle? And do they inspire or drain you? We’re all surrounded by people, even monks and nuns, and in most part, in our working lives, we have no choice as to who they are, just as we have no choice in who our […]
  • Look up and be inspired

    model131
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:32 am
    At this time of year, mid winter, there are thousands of stars forming in the night sky almost 1,300 light years away. In late July, till about the 12th August, the same sky will present its performance of showers of meteors  from the stunning Perseids, a constellation in the arctic sky named after the Greek […]
  • Make more room for your va va voom

    model131
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:17 am
    It’s here again; in most countries the end of the year heralds great excitement and anticipation for New Year’s Eve parties, celebration, fun and letting your hair down, maybe a bit too much then wondering what in Hades happened, and what 2015 will bring. Mind you, some people don’t have either the festive or even […]
 
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  • Chocolate Walking Tours

    Divine Diva
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:07 am
    My Husbands Niece is going to be 14 in under a week and while she isn't a kid she isn't an adult either so buying for this age can be a little tricky I sometimes find. I was just looking at a Chocolate Walking Tour that they hold in Melbourne on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and was wondering if anyone has tried something like this either in Victoria or another state if they have something similar? And if so what you thought of it.? I think this would be a great way to spend the day together and eat Chocolate and tour some of the yummy Chocolate Shops Melbourne has to offer. Just wondering what…
  • How Often Do You Buy New Bedding?

    Divine Diva
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:59 am
    Just wondering how often everyone updates there bedding whether it be the sheets, doona, blankets or anything in between? Do you wait for it to become old and worn or do you update it on a regular basis like once a year or more or less often? I like to try and keep my bedding looking nice so at least once a year I will have a good clean out and see what is worn, old or just looking tired and buy something new to replace what I have gotten rid of. I like to have a few sets for our bed and some for the spare room as well as you never know who may drop by. Tweet
  • R.I.P.

    jatz
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Have just heard that Colleen McCullough has died in hospital on Norfolk Island where she has lived for many years now. She was aged 77. As a lover of reading novels.......I was saddened to hear this news and all I can say is RIP now Colleen, you were such a beautiful Australian writer. Tweet
  • Expert trial team

    hh's Anna Bradley
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Tweet See what products the homeheaven team road tested this week.Now is as good a time as ever to get your home in order. Whether it's making your bathroom sparkle or taking control of that pesky insect invasion, January is all about ticking things off the to-do list! This week, the homeheaven team tried four products that kick-start cleaning. Here's what they had to say. hh's Kate tried Chux Bathroom Duets Video of Expert Review: Chux Bathroom Duets hh's Kristine tried Harpic Hygienic Plus Cageless Rim Block Video of Expert Review: Harpic Hygienic Plus Cageless Rim Block hh's Kellie tried…
  • Killing Banana Trees

    softness
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Recently with all the rain and summer weather one of our banana clumps has gone super crazy and gotten right out of control very quickly - I've notice a new banana tree also growing now on the other side of the fence - whoops! So as it has gotten way out of hand (I don't want the neighbour having to worry about a rogue banana tree!) I was wondering how any of you have ever killed banana trees? Tweet
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    Recent Blog Posts

  • Safety Tips for Tempered Glass

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    Tempered glass is a specialized product that is designed to offer enhanced safety. When you are planning a shower door replacement with your glass company, you may want to consider using tempered glass. When tempered glass breaks, it shatters into small pieces that will reduce your chances of injury. To ensure that you are completely safe during your glass replacement, it is a great idea to schedule services with a company offering glass repair in Houston. To help you prepare for your glass installation project, here is a look at some safety tips for working with tempered glass. Wear Safety…
  • Uses for Glass Table Tops and Mirrors

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:25 am
    If your home is in need of a makeover, you may want to consider using glass as an accent for your walls and furniture. There are many possible uses for glass throughout the various spaces of your home. For example, you can choose a glass tabletop replacement for your desk, dining table, or patio table. Mirrors can also make an excellent addition to many different rooms. Your glass replacement company can help you design a custom mirror for your bathroom, kitchen, or bedroom. By installing a new mirror, you can make any room in your house feel more spacious and inviting. If you are interested…
  • Tips for Creating a Soundproof Room

    14 Jan 2015 | 9:25 am
    Whether you are a musician or are simply looking for a great way to enhance the privacy of your home, you may want to consider soundproofing one or more rooms in your home. By installing soundproof glass from your local glass company, you can prevent sound from travelling through rooms in your house. Along with a glass replacement, you can also take other steps to completely soundproof a room. A glass company located in Houston can provide you with the soundproof window replacement services you need to get started on your project. Here is an overview of some helpful tips for creating a…
  • Tips for Cleaning Your Glass Shower Doors

    31 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    When you install new glass shower doors, you can use green cleaning materials to keep your shower doors sparkling and clear. First, you can spray down the entire shower door with a nontoxic cleaning solution. Working from the top to the bottom of the shower will help encourage dirt and dust to fall to the ground. Next, you can use a scrubbing pad to remove the buildup. If your shower is no longer meeting your expectations, you may want to consider a shower door replacement. With a new frameless shower door, you will add elegance and style to your bathroom space. A company specializing in…
  • How Does Soundproof Glass Work?

    24 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    Soundproof glass can transform the noisiest room into a quiet sanctuary. If your home is affected by street noise or other bothersome sounds, you may want to talk to your glass company about a soundproof glass installation. When you choose soundproof glass for your glass replacement, you will block any unwanted noises from coming into your home. Like bullet-resistant glass, soundproof glass relies on innovative manufacturing methods to achieve its special properties. A glass company located in Houston can tell you more about the types of glass that are available to you during your…
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    Panini Days

  • Professional Panini Press Grills that Stand Upright – Perfect for Tiny Kitchens

    ernesto
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Perhaps you are a condominium or apartment owner in the big city, and even if small, you are proud of it. Why not? It’s difficult to own a property these days, right? However, since your abode has a limited floor area, it follows that you have a tiny kitchen as well. A four feet by four feet cramped spot that you call your home kitchen? Worse, is it 3 x 3 meters? Sort of pitiful, isn’t it? What makes it worse is that you’re somebody who’s a frustrated chef, loves to cook for everyone, and considers the kitchen as a haven of sort. Such a condition is lamentable, since…
  • Season Cast Iron Panini Press and Enjoy Maximum Cooking Benefits

    ernesto
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:44 pm
    One of the preferred appliances in cooking Panino or Italian sandwich is cast iron Panini press, simply because it can create wonderful, yummy sandwiches in a short period of time. Whenever you want your meal, you can have it in no time at all – lunch, breakfast, or dinner. Why go for cast iron panini grill? For one thing, it is energy-efficient. Since it is made from iron, it does an excellent job in retaining great amount of heat. In other words, you need less amount of power or energy when cooking via this appliance. Many homemakers love to use it because of its extreme durability and…
  • Pumpkin Panini – Such a Delicious Treat

    ernesto
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    You can get mixed comments and reactions when it comes to the taste of pumpkin. Many praise its nice, delicious taste, others say that it is kind of bland or even bitter, however which way it is cooked. Lovers insist that it’s sweet. Think pumpkin pie, they would say as they protest their case. Enjoy tons of healthy nutrients It is either you love this vegetable or skip meal whenever it is served on the table. Well, I have news for non-lovers. It is one that you must always have in handy in your refrigerator or kitchen top. In fact, you must consider including it as an ingredient in…
  • Three Top Rated Panini Presses with Ridged and Flat Plates

    ernesto
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    When it comes to the highly-important grilling plates of Panini presses, do you want ribbed or grilled type or flat one? Most of us want to use ribbed or ridged plates, since without them we wouldn’t enjoy having those toasted char marks on the surface of the Panino, a distinct feature found on this Italian delicacy. The flat plate is just as useful in cooking tons of food recipes. Here are three of the best rated Panini press and grills that feature both grilled and flat plates. They allow users to be able to create fantastic Paninis and many other fine meals. Breville Panini Duo When…
  • Cuisinart Panini Press – Great Choice to Meet Your Sandwich-Making Needs

    ernesto
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Cuisinart Panini press is available in a wide variety of types and models. It means that there’s one that can meet all your unique sandwich-making needs. Indeed, this brand is the perfect choice that you’re going to make since it possesses all the important features and functions that you want to see in a such a kitchen appliance. . The Cuisinart panini press brand is known to offer many models that delivers high-tech functions, specifications, and options, assuring users that they will be able to come up with perfect paninis, gourmet sandwiches, and meals that their families will…
 
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    Home Tips

  • Do You Need a New Front Door?

    bglessner
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:07 am
    Any opening in your home's exterior envelope - windows, entry doors, attic - has the potential to allow heated air to escape from your home. How is your front door holding up? Have you asked yourself, “Do I need a new front door?” The answer to those questions depends on several different factors.
  • Proper Insulation Keeps You Warm and Saves Money

    bglessner
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:24 pm
    We've already experienced some brutally cold weather for 2015 in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC, and we're only a few weeks into the new year.  Earlier this month, the lows dipped into the single digits with wind chills at or below zero.  
  • Cold Temperatures Can Lead to Frozen Pipes

    bglessner
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Old Man Winter has rung in the New Year with a vengeance.  This week's snow storm in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC is being followed by a drop in the mercury, with temps later this week struggling to get above freezing and wind chills in the single digits.
  • This New Year, Resolve to Save Energy

    bglessner
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    The new year is upon us, and with that comes new year's resolutions. A great place to start is with your home.  Making changes to improve the energy efficiency of your home has many benefits, from making the environment cleaner to saving money.
  • Winter Weather During the Holidays

    bglessner
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    The holidays are a time for celebrations, being with friends and family, honoring old traditions and making new ones.  While many of us visit with family, friends, and neighbors who live locally, some families make long distance trips to spend time with extended family.  
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    UPVISUALLY

  • MAM – Handcrafted Cozy Lamp Inspired by 1960s Specific Style

    Ionel Muresan
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am
    MAM is a handcrafted cozy lamp made of a unique combination of knitting and woodwork. MAM is designed by INDI, a Lithuanian based creative studio which designs original handmade lighting and home objects. Their goal is to create things that will be not only aesthetic and environment-friendly, but also have its original implication and excite the imagination. Speaking of 1960s, they were significant not only because of the impressive design boom. This was a decade then our mothers and grandmothers used to knit and crochet different stuff for their household. Specific style of that decade…
  • Drago – Unique and Limited Edition Egg-Shaped Light by Maurizio Galante

    Ionel Muresan
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:23 am
    DESIGNER BOX an online concept shop that works with designers to create unique objects for their subscribers. Drago is a unique and limited edition Egg-Shaped Light designed by Maurizio Galantebest known in the world of haute couture. This egg-shaped light is versatile, it can be placed on a table or hung up as a pendant. Each light is made of laser-cut gold foil manufactured in Italy. See the DIY video bellow… Source: DESIGNER BOX via DesignMilk The post Drago – Unique and Limited Edition Egg-Shaped Light by Maurizio Galante appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • Line of Handmade Luxury Watches with Minimalistic Design and Attention to Detail

    Ionel Muresan
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Today I want to show you some masterpieces designed by Elliot Havok. They have recently launched a line of Handmade Luxury Watches on Kickstarter and reached their goal in 10 hours and raised over 100k in 5 days. Their efforts were fully rewarded by Kickstarter Community! Elliot Havok is a team of creative product designers from the fields of design, development, and manufacturing. The team started this project to create a watch that is practical, minimal, and affordable. Starting at just $69 on Kickstarter, Havok Timepieces will offer handmade watches that will be useful for everyday wear…
  • VENTURY LOUNGE BOX – A Soft Rounded Seat for Two Limited Edition

    Ionel Muresan
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    VENTURY LOUNGE BOX is a soft rounded seat for two. The seat, that I want to show you today is a limited edition for the 5TH Anniversary, designed by Emmanuel Touraine. It is the perfect pad to read a book together, to chill together, to chat together or simply watch TV with your beloved. Source: Emmanuel Touraine – Behance Photos by Edil Méndez  The post VENTURY LOUNGE BOX – A Soft Rounded Seat for Two Limited Edition appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
  • The NYCTALE Table Opens Up and Doubles the Serving Surface

    Ionel Muresan
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    This coffee table accompanies the EXOCET Chair. Inspired by the original design of the EXOCET Chair, I talked about a few days ago. The NYCTALE Table keeps the same line, it opens up and doubles the serving surface. The NYCTALE Table will accompany the EXOCET Chair at IDS2015, Canada’s renowned interior design event of the year, prototype exhibit between January 22-25, 2015. The post The NYCTALE Table Opens Up and Doubles the Serving Surface appeared first on UPVISUALLY.
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    RoofingCalc.com » Blog

  • Metal Roofing Buying Guide – FAQs – Facts – Pros & Cons

    The Roof Guy
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:31 am
    With the Winter fully settled in, and with many major snowstorms ravaging the Mid West and North East, it’s not uncommon to see many residential roofs “suddenly” failing under the unexpectedly heavy snow loads from the recent super-snowstorms, and/or developing major ice dams often due to inadequate insulation and ventilation of the attic spaces in […] The post Metal Roofing Buying Guide – FAQs – Facts – Pros & Cons appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Standing Seam Metal Roof Details – Pros & Cons of Standing Seam

    The Roof Guy
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    Standing seam is a descriptive industry term for vertical sheet metal roofing system. Standing seam is one of the most popular metal roofing systems because of its beauty, durability, longevity, simplicity, versatility, and bold looks. Homeowners considering installing standing seam on their property, often do so because they like the modern style of raised seams […] The post Standing Seam Metal Roof Details – Pros & Cons of Standing Seam appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Slate Roofing Pros and Cons – Slate Roof Facts, FAQ, & Pricing Details

    The Roof Guy
    25 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    If you are looking for a “lifetime” roofing system that will provide superior durability and add a distinctive curb appeal to your home, consider investing into natural slate roofing. For centuries, slate has been highly acclaimed for its natural beauty and remarkable longevity, unmatched by other roofing materials. Investing into a slate roofing system is […] The post Slate Roofing Pros and Cons – Slate Roof Facts, FAQ, & Pricing Details appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • Asphalt Shingles Roofing Advantages and Disadvantages

    The Roof Guy
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:50 pm
    For homeowners looking to do a re-roofing job on a budget, while maintaining a fairly attractive look and weather tightness of their home, a composition shingles roof (asphalt) may be a plausible and easy solution. In a highly competitive residential roofing market saturated with numerous options, asphalt shingles is by far one of the most […] The post Asphalt Shingles Roofing Advantages and Disadvantages appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
  • How to Prevent Ice Dams

    The Roof Guy
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:35 pm
    I don’t know about you, but I’ve been really feeling the cold from the latest spill over of cold temperatures blamed on the so-called polar vertex. One thing is clear though, Winter is already here, and many places have already experienced freezing temperatures and heavy snow storms responsible for ice dams on roofs of many […] The post How to Prevent Ice Dams appeared first on RoofingCalc.com.
 
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    Murray Lampert San Diego General Contractors & Home Remodeling Company

  • 5 Good Reasons to Remodel Now

    Gregg Cantor
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    The economy is improving, property values are increasing, home improvement financing is more readily available and gas prices are low, all creating the most consumer confidence since 2008. 2015 should be a huge year for home remodeling and construction.  There have been many homeowners on the fence for quite some time, who are in need of kitchen remodeling, additional space or major renovations. Here are 5 good reasons to remodel now: Real estate continue to improve and values are increasing providing equity to homeowners. Financial institutions are finally offering loan programs for home…
  • Inexpensive Ways to Give Your Kitchen a Fresh New Look for 2015

    Gregg Cantor
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Is your kitchen beginning to show signs of the times—times that have passed, that is? Are you a century or more behind in the latest fashions? Well, you don’t have to go all-in for a complete overhaul to make a big difference. With some small, inexpensive changes you can refresh the look of your kitchen and revive your décor. Here we’ll look at some quick and easy ideas to give your kitchen a fresh new look for the 2015. Paint Your Cabinets One of the quickest and most cost effective changes that has a huge impact is painting your old cabinets and installing new hardware. If your…
  • Why Choose Design-Build For Your Home Project?

    Gregg Cantor
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    If you’re not familiar with the term “design-build” and are in the market for a home renovation or remodeling project, it’s a term you will want to get to know. Keep reading to see what we mean! What is Design-Build? Design-build has become increasingly popular over the last fifteen years as an innovative method of project planning and delivery. Instead of working with multiple teams that may or may not directly interact, a design-build team works together under one cohesive contract that combines both the design of the project all the way through the building process and to…
  • [INFOGRAPHIC] What’s In a Door? Everything You Need to Know to Pick the Right One

    Gregg Cantor
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Doors can add style and sophistication to your home, but how do you choose the right one? With so many choices available, the perfect door for you is out there.       Share This Infographic On Your Site Provided by: MurrayLampert.com
  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From Murray Lampert DBR

    Gregg Cantor
    24 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
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    LUFHOME Interior Decor and Design

  • Modern day houses USA front styles exterior.

    adem bal
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:26 am
    Contemporary houses USA front styles exterior.
  • Modern home styles exterior gardens designs tips.

    adem bal
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:26 am
    Contemporary home designs exterior gardens styles tips.
  • Modern fashionable properties front designs tips.

    adem bal
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Modern stylish properties front styles ideas.
  • Innocuous Red Interior In White Loft Style

    adem bal
    31 Jan 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Diposkan Oleh Desain Di 0617Owning a loft may possibly make you spend a lot more consideration in it. The loft which is actually usable for your living space. Getting no thought about this? OK. Then I have this 1 for you. I will show you about white loft which is so cute and innocent with its red interior. Curious with this interior? Let’s get started.This loft has white painted wall and wooden
  • Design and style Decorating Suggestions

    adem bal
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:26 pm
    design decorating concepts interior 101 almost everything youve ever wanted to know about interior such as exactly where to find inspiration principles a glossary of terms ideas best decoration tips for property france decor blog free comparable sites homes plans how to get it top interior s webdirectory submissioninterior bathroom s kitchen s on-line neighborhood that gives interior and
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    stockcabinetexpress.com

  • 10 Design Tips for a Rustic Kitchen

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    The time-worn character of a rustic kitchen can look very out of place when placed next to today’s modern kitchen designs and their sleek surfaces and clean lines. If you want to skip the almost sterile aesthetic and opt for a cozier, more lived-in, atmosphere, however, then you can’t go […]
  • Create Your Own Farmhouse Kitchen

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    For sheer warmth and homey nostalgia, nothing quite comes close to a farmhouse-style kitchen. These kitchens transport us back to simpler times when even the hustle and bustle of cooking still felt slower and less hectic than today’s fast-paced world. If you’ve penciled in a farmhouse-style kitchen into your remodeling […]
  • The Eco-Friendly Benefits of Recycled Paper Countertops

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    When we talk about countertop materials, paper is hardly among the things that come to mind. In recent years, however, countertops made from recycled paper composites have fast become one of the most popular countertop materials alongside classic choices such as durable synthetics and natural stone. If you’re looking for […]
  • 7 Elements of a Contemporary Kitchen

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    There are a lot of sayings and adages that espouse living in the moment. What better way to extend that dogma to your home than by designing your own contemporary kitchen? Contemporary vs Modern: What’s the difference? It can be tough to distinguish between these two design styles. One thing […]
  • How to Design a Retro Kitchen

    StockCabinetExpress Staff
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Old is new again – that’s the whole idea behind the retro and vintage design movements. If you want a kitchen that blends the warm, nostalgic feel of decades past with the cutting edge technology of today, then going retro may just be the thing for you. Here are a […]
 
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    blog.pepperfry.com

  • Ideas for Buying Furniture at Affordable Price

    Apun Ka Fry
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:03 am
    So you have recently bought a new flat/house and wondering how to decorate it. We all know that furniture and your personal touch is what turns a house into a home. Now, most of us have an idea how we want our home to look like and what our furniture would be like. However, actually getting down to it is easier said than done. There are several reasons behind it, which include budget planning; ensuring that furniture is built to last and most importantly, it should go with the aesthetics of the newly built house. These days there are several …
  • Ideas for Decorating Your Hallway

    Apun Ka Fry
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:29 am
    Hallways are more than just the adjoining space that leads to various parts of the house. It can also be the statement piece that regulates the blood flow of the home. Give those dark hallways some luster and sparkle, and wipe away the cobwebs for an awe-inspiring paint job. Here are some ideas on how to transform your drab hallway into a cozy and welcoming corridor. Splashes of Color The splashes of bright color brings an air of culture and taste to make one simple, but interesting walk through this hallway. The over-sized wall decor are the perfect pieces to …
  • Pepperfry Launches a Design Studio

    Apun Ka Fry
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Right in the middle of the festive celebrations, I was invited to the launch of the Pepperfry Studio. One of the most successful and highly versatile e-commerce portal pepperfry.com decided to bring its products to the market where a consumer can live the product before making the buying decision. A fast-paced design-centric studio that will not only give you a feel of the product but will also house designers and decorators to help you choose from the wide range of products that are on offer. How many times have you seen an amazing product online and did hit the purchase …
  • Buying A Dining Table? Not Before You Read This

    Apun Ka Fry
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    Your dining room is a place where family and friends gather for special occasions.  Interesting choices in shape, style, and color can make the dining table a substantial piece of furniture that can set the tone for the entire room. But when it actually comes to choosing and then buying a dining room chair, it boils down to only a few factors. Once you’ve made a decision about these, it’s relatively easy to pick out the one that’s best for you. 1. Size Matters Size often gets neglected because it is the least glamorous part of the furniture buying process. It …
  • Introducing Studio Pepperfry

    Apun Ka Fry
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:03 am
    Love our furniture range but are apprehensive about buying it online? Fret not! If you are in Mumbai, head straight to our Studio. Yes, we have a good news for all you furniture aficionado’s. We have launched our very own “Pepperfry Studio” at Kanjurmarg, Mumbai. The newest design destination in town. Spread over 2,500 sq. ft. “Studio Pepperfry” showcases a curated range of furniture from Pepperfry’s online portfolio. A one of its kind concept store that lets you experience the cutting edge designs, ranging from contemporary to classic, from ethnic to eclectic. You…
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    KRAVELV

  • Why Window Replacements Should be Your Next Home Improvement Project

    KravelV
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:48 am
    Window replacements are too often overlooked on any quest to boost a home’s value. Why wouldn’t they be? After all, windows are just windows and why fix what isn’t broken? What you may not be realizing is that beyond just aesthetics, windows play a huge part in the function of a home – affecting its safety, level of comfort, and the monthly payments it demands. Why a window replacement? Windows affect both the function and aesthetics of your home so upgrading a set will give you a boost n both aspects. And because windows can add curb appeal to a home, it’s a great…
  • Window Wreckers – Factors that Cause Emergency Window Repair

    KravelV
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Window wreckers are those external factors that cause a drastic, instant effect on your window, which in turn needs drastic, instant attention. A creaky window hinge? That could probably wait until the weekend. Mold formation? Icky, but unless it’s causing wood rot it’s not that urgent. An errant snowball from a bunch of kids playing outside crashing through your window? Now we’re talking! Here’s a quick look at some of the most notorious window wreckers out there for your window. What can window wreckers do? Every window wrecker is capable of neutralizing the…
  • Hiring Professional Roofers: Expectations vs. Reality

    KravelV
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:32 am
    Homeowners have two options when it comes to handling roof-related problems: attempt to fix the roof on their own or get help from professionals. Since most homeowners do not have the experience necessary to properly repair a roof, getting help from a roofer is usually the better option. However, that doesn’t mean that hiring a pro will automatically guarantee a problem-free roof. There are times when homeowners feel disappointed with the end result of their latest roofing project, despite hiring pros. Expectation: Roofers will restore your roof to 100%. Reality: Roofers can only repair…
  • Is It Time to Replace Your Windows?

    KravelV
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:36 am
    Winter proofing your home should have been completed by now, but it is never too late to have your windows replaced. Replacing your windows could lower your bills in the coming months and make your home properly shielded from the brutal winter elements. There’s nothing more comforting in winter than to know that your home can keep you and your family warm and dry throughout the season. Fortunately, this is very possible. You can start with replacing your windows. On the other hand, you don’t want to spend at least $10,000 on replacement windows when your current windows are still in…
  • Key Elements of an Awesome Garden

    KravelV
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    That space around your home or behind your home can be a place which resembles a jungle and the place from where the bugs come, or it can be a little place where you come to unwind and enjoy every second of it. It all depends on you. What you make of that place is what it will be. The obviously better choice is to turn that place into a lovely garden. Here are the key elements of a great garden that every single one should have and no awesome garden can exist without them. Adjust them to your taste and needs and turn your garden into one of those awesome places that you see on TV. Seating…
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    ArtsNyou Blog

  • Trendy Styles for Interior Decorations

    Prashant Gupta
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Interior designing is a specialized area where passion finds a way to showcase thoughts, personality and style. Let the free-flowing ideas create something unique that is both charming and smooth. A successful home decor is function of three main things that include mood, taste and personality. We should always try to include new trends in home decor to the existing one to ensure that we keep pace with the world. It is always a good idea to constantly discuss the new trends in home design with family members as there is always an area of improvement. Study your home dimensions well in advance…
  • 50 Success Tips for Building, Renovation and Home Decoration

    Prashant Gupta
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    New Home is a dream of everyone and no one wants to leave any stone unturned to decorate it with various decorating styles which are different, appealing and charming to everyone from design and decoration perspective. Home should have comfort, coziness and style which should stand out. However, for folks who would be building or searching for the new ways or ideas for decoration, it is really very difficult to get everything right in the first step. We will try to lay down sequence of steps which should take you down the path of right decoration style. We will also try to explain the logic…
  • Happy New Year

    Prashant Gupta
    31 Dec 2014 | 11:47 am
    We thank you for being a part of another successful year for ArtsNyou. We are privileged and honored to serve you in the past year and endeavor to introduce new trends and products in home décor in 2015. It’s time to celebrate with full of “Joy” and “Happiness”.  This starting day is observed on January 1st and we are excited about the new home decor products which would be introduced on ArtsNyou. In 2015, we  will foray in complete range of home decor products, concepts and ideas and will become one stop shop for all home decor needs. Again, wishing you and your loved ones a…
  • Home decor – That is enchanting, elegant and uncomplicated

    Prashant Gupta
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:22 am
    Home decor should be enchanting, elegant and uncomplicated. With proper guidance, thought, reading and awareness, one can distinguish home decor from others and add panache to make it unique. Time is changing and now making home decor unique does not necessarily mean burning a hole in the pocket. But what is required is proper planning, selecting right home decor artifacts and mix and blend them to look trendy and simple, yet graceful. Let us see how and with what home decor accessories we can decorate our homes and offices: Decoration Theme: With changing times, home decor takes one style or…
  • Decorations of Bathroom with Home Decor Accessories

    Prashant Gupta
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:42 am
    The bathroom might be the smallest room in the house, but it can really pack a punch when it comes to interior design. In general, many homeowners don’t take enough risks with their bathroom decorations. Bathrooms are about cleanliness, sure, but, from a decorating point of view, they’re about creating mood, mood like to view everything in well-organized arrangements. Accessories are one of the batter things which make a bathroom highly decorated and becomes a relax place. You can choose your bathroom accessories with very carefully, making a combination of design, color and…
 
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