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  • Pool Safety

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    joanneland
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    With the upcoming Labor Day weekend and, for most folks, the last blast of summer swimming pool season — it just seemed appropriate to share our post from last summer — again.  Enjoy your pool, but by all means, play safely! No one can argue with the monumental importance of pool safety — but even with tighter community regulations and technological advances in safety products, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that over 300 children under the age of five drown in residential pools each year nationwide.  In order for you to keep the ones you love safe…
  • Fall Lawn Care Tips

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

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    sfschristina
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    Most homeowners expect a certain amount of maintenance to accompany homeownership, but the need for repairs can pop up at unexpected and unwelcome times. Some repair items can be delayed for a time, but others are signs that should not be ignored if you want to avoid costly problems in the future. Here are five signs to make you sit up and pay attention. Missing or damaged shingles. These issues can lead to water infiltration into the attic and walls, and even mold growth. Replacing a few shingles is typically a minor expense, while repairing the damage from leaks could cost thousands.
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Interview with Terry’s Blinds in UK

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

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

    sfschristina
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    As gutter guard installation experts, the Gutter Helmet® team loves sharing our knowledge and experience with homeowners around the country. We’ve been in the gutter cover business since the early 1980’s, and we know a high-quality rain gutter system when we see it! Each year we help more homeowners choose seamless rain gutters for their homes, because the benefits of this product can’t be beat. Leakproof. Seamless gutters offer a very important advantage over standard gutters: no seams mean no leaks! Sectional systems involve a snap-together system where every seam has the potential…
  • 5 Home Issues That Should be Addressed Immediately

    sfschristina
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    Most homeowners expect a certain amount of maintenance to accompany homeownership, but the need for repairs can pop up at unexpected and unwelcome times. Some repair items can be delayed for a time, but others are signs that should not be ignored if you want to avoid costly problems in the future. Here are five signs to make you sit up and pay attention. Missing or damaged shingles. These issues can lead to water infiltration into the attic and walls, and even mold growth. Replacing a few shingles is typically a minor expense, while repairing the damage from leaks could cost thousands.
  • Downspouts 101: Understanding How Downspouts Work

    sfschristina
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Gutter systems operate on a basic concept of gravity and water flow, where the sloped gutter channel directs rainwater to the downspout and moves it away from the home. Understanding the purpose and importance of the downspout can ensure that you pay proper attention to this component to keep your gutter system operating at peak performance year-round. How They Work A downspout is a lightweight tube that extends vertically from gutter trough to the ground. While downspouts can be installed at any low point along a gutter system, they are typically placed at the end of the trough along the…
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Gutters, Downspouts and Gutter Guards

    sfschristina
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    As summer draws to a close, many of us are climbing up on our roofs to clean out gutters. Taking care of this job does more than protect your gutters – your home’s #1 enemy is water, and gutters that are not working properly will compromise the structural integrity of your home and even endanger your family’s health with mold and mildew growth. Water must flow away from your house, and gutters play a vital role in that process. After they collect the water runoff from the roof, gutters should carry that water at least five feet away from the foundation. This job is performed by the…
  • Stop! Before You Get Out That Ladder to Clean Gutters, Read This

    sfschristina
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    There are a number of reasons to consider gutter leaf protection for your home. When left unattended, clogged gutters can result in thousands of dollars in damage from rot, erosion and foundation problems. Safety is another top concern; each year an estimated 135,000 people suffer from ladder-related injuries – some of them fatal. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, persons 65 and older account for half of all ladder deaths. Cleaning out gutters poses obvious risks to personal safety. In order to minimize the chance of injury or death, follow these tips. Awareness. Be…
 
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    Feng Shui Import » Feng Shui Tips, Feng Shui Cures

  • Lucky Wedding Dates 2015

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    19 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Happy Marriage[/caption] 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… Read More »
  • Good Day to Make a Wish on Moon Festival

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

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

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

    admin
    16 Dec 2013 | 12:28 am
    Leaving the zone of turbulence, zodiac Boar enters the relatively smooth period. There are uplifting stars emerging in the constellation. These noble stars would dispel the dark mist upon your constellation gradually and illuminate the path of fortune ahead. The presence of Yuede (moon favor) suggests a significant favor and kindness from high rank. That… Read More »
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  • Is Bamboo flooring really hard?

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo There have been criticisms that bamboo flooring isn't as hard as claimed. That after a short while the floor is dented and scratched and looks awful. What is the reality? Some of these criticisms are well founded - suppliers advertise their flooring being as hard as maple flooring, or harder than Oak flooring, trying to sell bamboo flooring based on it's hardness. So what is the truth about the hardness of bamboo flooring? Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • What to Decide Before Starting a Kitchen Remodel

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo A kitchen remodel is an exciting proposition.  There are many things to consider—and frankly—fun things to decide.  Decisions have to be made about cabinets, countertops, appliances, a shiny new faucet and flooring to name a few.  Unfortunately, like most home improvement projects, there are some things to consider before starting kitchen remodels. “Home is where […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Potential shortage of lumber

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Solid timber supply is under strain... A great time to turn to bamboo before it affects your business. Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Paint Your Walls So That They Explode Into Life

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Your walls are an important part of your room. There’s no point decking up your room with the most amazing furniture, if you’re going to leave the walls all plain and blank. You will change the feel of the whole room just by adding a touch of style to your walls. Here are some simple […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Finding Appropriate Garage Door Hardware

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Garage door hardware made of different types of materials is available. The ones most commonly used are the wooden, steel and metal types. A small study of each type is one here which might help you make your decision on the right one for you. Wooden doors have always retained their old world charm and […] 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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    My Home Life | Decor, Design and DIY

  • Balancing Work and Home life

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

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

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

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

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

  • Is Bamboo flooring really hard?

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo There have been criticisms that bamboo flooring isn't as hard as claimed. That after a short while the floor is dented and scratched and looks awful. What is the reality? Some of these criticisms are well founded - suppliers advertise their flooring being as hard as maple flooring, or harder than Oak flooring, trying to sell bamboo flooring based on it's hardness. So what is the truth about the hardness of bamboo flooring? Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • What to Decide Before Starting a Kitchen Remodel

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo A kitchen remodel is an exciting proposition.  There are many things to consider—and frankly—fun things to decide.  Decisions have to be made about cabinets, countertops, appliances, a shiny new faucet and flooring to name a few.  Unfortunately, like most home improvement projects, there are some things to consider before starting kitchen remodels. “Home is where […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Potential shortage of lumber

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Solid timber supply is under strain... A great time to turn to bamboo before it affects your business. Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Paint Your Walls So That They Explode Into Life

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Your walls are an important part of your room. There’s no point decking up your room with the most amazing furniture, if you’re going to leave the walls all plain and blank. You will change the feel of the whole room just by adding a touch of style to your walls. Here are some simple […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Finding Appropriate Garage Door Hardware

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Garage door hardware made of different types of materials is available. The ones most commonly used are the wooden, steel and metal types. A small study of each type is one here which might help you make your decision on the right one for you. Wooden doors have always retained their old world charm and […] 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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    RineAir Blog

  • The Fashion of Wearing White and Labor Day

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

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

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

    admin
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    If you have a commercial property in Anderson, you work hard to make sure the people in your building are happy and comfortable. So when you start to hear complaints about the temperatures in your building, you want to get your system back to normal as quickly as possible. But how can you catch commercial HVAC system problems before it’s too late? How do you know if a problem is serious enough to call for immediate repairs? Here at RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning, we know you want every part of your business to run smoothly throughout the years. We detailed a few of the reasons you…
  • How Much Repair Work Do Geothermal Systems Need?

    admin
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    A geothermal system helps you to save money every month and reduces the amount of pollutants released into the air. These systems use a complex set of pipes buried deep into the earth to absorb the earth’s thermal energy in the winter and release heat into the earth in the cooling season. Geothermal systems are an efficient source of both heating and cooling throughout the year, but won’t such a unique system require frequent repairs? Actually, geothermal systems generally need fewer repairs over time than standard air conditioners. We’ve detailed the reasons why in this quick guide.
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    Cool Air Mechanical Blog

  • Are Air Conditioners Easier to Repair Than Heat Pumps?

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

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

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

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

    siteadmin
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    Here in Decatur, GA, scheduling air conditioning installation is a necessity for the cooling season, but many homeowners want to install their new system themselves to make sure the job is completed quickly. Do-it-yourself projects are popular among homeowners looking to save some money and gain experience working with a new medium. While some home installation jobs may be suitable for beginners looking to gain experience in a new field, air conditioning installation is not a do-it-yourself job. The quickest way to ensure your air conditioner is installed correctly is by calling a skilled…
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    CounterTop Guides

  • How to Repair Fissures, Cracks and Chips in Countertops

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

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

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

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

    Matt Leonard
    9 May 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Article from CounterTop GuidesSandstone countertops are among the most attractive available to today’s homeowners. But are they right for use in the kitchen? This guide to sandstone counters will give you pros and cons you can use to make your decision.Sandstone Countertops are BeautifulSandstone is a natural stone. When you read literature online, it seems that sandstone is often confused with Soapstone. The two are not the same. Soapstone is a manufactured hard surface countertop similar to DuPont Corian or Swanstone.sandstone countertopsLike granite and marble, sandstone is mined and cut…
 
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    Home Chunk

  • The ideal style to follow for a wind resistant roof

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    The roof of any structure has to be strong and durable so that it easily withstands the pressure of high winds and torrential rains. The structure failure and water infiltration can cause a building to collapse in times of major storms. Therefore, there is a dire need of homes that have an ultimate structure and ... The post The ideal style to follow for a wind resistant roof appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Ideas to help you design your outdoor patio

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Along with your decorating your interior, designing your exterior is important too. Outdoor of your house gives the first look of your home. Besides, some people also organize various parties in their outdoor patio. For that very time, design and decoration of your patio adds to the beauty of your house. Here we present you ... The post Ideas to help you design your outdoor patio appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Make your windows more appealing with creative coverings

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Windows are an essential feature of any home that gives an entirely different look to your home. We use different kind of things to decorate our house windows such as blinds, curtains and other window coverings but still not able to get that perfect home look that satisfy our fantasy. Here we present you the ... The post Make your windows more appealing with creative coverings appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Ideas to make your zen room more attractive and comfortable

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:28 pm
    We all know how important it is for us to have a comfortable sleep after whole days of tiring work. A Zen bedroom is what we desire to relax and enjoy our sleep. You always look for an uninterrupted sleep with comfortable furniture. It is very important to know that what you like to have ... The post Ideas to make your zen room more attractive and comfortable appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Beautifully designed stylish furniture for your patio

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
      Our homes are the only place where we can relax and spend time with our families. As homeowners, we look for beautiful furniture that not only provides with comfort but also make our homes look beautiful. Every small part of our home deserves to have the best look decorated with best-designed furniture. Patio is ... The post Beautifully designed stylish furniture for your patio appeared first on Home Chunk.
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    Lawns for You

  • How to Maintain an Artificial Grass Lawn

    guest-writer
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Artificial grass has continued to increase in popularity over the past few years. It is a great product for a variety of applications including those who need a low maintenance lawn solution. Whilst Artificial grass can be cheaper and less time consuming to maintain than a traditional turf lawn it isn’t totally maintenance free. There […] The post How to Maintain an Artificial Grass Lawn appeared first on Lawns for You.
  • To Turf or Seed Your New Lawn? A Quick guide.

    Duncan Gray
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:59 am
    TURFING OR SEEDING – A GUIDE TO HELP YOU DECIDE PREPARATION. The basic preparation of the soil is the same for seeding and turfing, but for seeding the final  preparation involves removal of all stones down to a maximum diameter of no more than a centimetre or so, but when turfing, stones up to three […] The post To Turf or Seed Your New Lawn? A Quick guide. appeared first on Lawns for You.
  • Fighting Bowling Green Dry Patch & Compaction: The Seaweed Cure

    Duncan Gray
    18 Sep 2013 | 1:16 am
    I received a question recently that I thought was worth sharing on the site. It was regarding the use of seaweed fertiliser and whether it can combat both bowling green dry patch and compaction. Bowling green maintenance is obviously a subject I’m quite passionate about, and deeply experienced in. I think there are a lot […] The post Fighting Bowling Green Dry Patch & Compaction: The Seaweed Cure appeared first on Lawns for You.
  • How to Remove Moss From Your Lawn

    colinmcgray
    4 Apr 2013 | 6:29 am
    We’ve recently carried out some quite extensive work with a client that I thought was well worth sharing. He owns quite a large lawn, around 1 acre in size, and came to us following a year where the weeds wouldn’t stop growing, his moss infestation grew worse and the health of his lawn just declined […] The post How to Remove Moss From Your Lawn appeared first on Lawns for You.
  • Taking Care of a Large Lawn: Mowing, Landscaping & Equipment

    colinmcgray
    19 Mar 2013 | 5:24 am
    When you own a home with a large garden, lawn care and maintenance can seem like a daunting task. However, with a little planning, a riding lawn mower and the right parts and accessories, you can create a landscape that’s easy to manage without taking all day. Lawn tractors or riding lawn mowers are best […] The post Taking Care of a Large Lawn: Mowing, Landscaping & Equipment appeared first on Lawns for You.
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    A Little Cornish Home

  • Bedroom redecorating, building a custom wardrobe

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

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

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

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

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

    joanneland
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    While we’re on the topic of Pool Safety, we found another interesting point to mention — most folks don’t know how to swim!  This is a major safety factor when it comes to having a backyard pool or if visiting a community pool. If you have been swimming for a long time you may not remember the fear of going into the water.  Stats show that more than half of US adults don’t know how to swim, and the current stats for kids is staggering:  70% of African American children, 60% of Latino children and 40% of Caucasian children have low or no swimming ability.
  • Pool Safety

    joanneland
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:49 pm
    With the upcoming Labor Day weekend and, for most folks, the last blast of summer swimming pool season — it just seemed appropriate to share our post from last summer — again.  Enjoy your pool, but by all means, play safely! No one can argue with the monumental importance of pool safety — but even with tighter community regulations and technological advances in safety products, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that over 300 children under the age of five drown in residential pools each year nationwide.  In order for you to keep the ones you love safe…
  • Do-it-yourself fence challenges

    joanneland
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Almost everyone who has ever tried a Do-it-Yourself project has a story to tell … and a few extra parts that somehow didn’t make it into the final assembly! While it can be funny to share the stories once everything is completed, it’s frustrating to reach a point in a project where work has to stop to purchase additional tools or parts — or worse — work has to be undone to correct a mistake. Tackling the job of installing your own fence might not seem terribly complicated, but there are a number of potential pitfalls to try to avoid. Purchasing a fence as a…
  • Going Green: garden tool tips and tricks

    joanneland
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
    Pretty planter box constructed in Rinox hardscape materials. Being a fence and hardscaping supply company, we’re all about things “outdoors”, even if occasionally it doesn’t directly apply to fences, gates, and paver stones.   And, as opposed to our previous “Going Green” post that featured synthetic grass and hydroponic gardens, this article is all about maintaining your tools and seeds needed for traditional gardening.  So for those of you who like to dabble in the flower beds, grow veggies in containers, or raise your own herbs, here are some…
  • Springtime Crafty Fences

    joanneland
    13 Feb 2014 | 7:19 am
    For those just itching for Spring to arrive (after all, we’re posting this in February!) . . . here are a couple of pretty and creative ways to enhance your backyard fence.  Plus, if you start puttering with this “crafty” fence idea now, you’ll have them all ready for spring planting, and will enjoy flowers and herbs all summer long. The pictures pretty much tell the whole story without any additional explanation … how you attach the pots to the fence will be up to you.  Enjoy! Related Posts:    Fences, the new Craft Medium?,  Crafty Fences,  Decorative…
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  • Save Money in All Seasons By Insulating Your Attic

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

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

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

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Owning a home is a wonderful experience, however it can present its own set of challenges at times. While it is necessary to perform regular maintenance on your property, there are some repairs that you should not do on your own. Often, when it comes to plumbing, it is best if you leave it to the professionals. Unclogging a drain is a great DIY project however anything more than that it is time to call the experts. read more
  • Keep Your Business Cool This Summer, and Keep Your Customers Coming Back

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    Summer can bring sweltering temperatures in the Northern Virginia area.  If you own a business, outdoor heat creates a challenge to maintaining a comfortable and productive interior workspace.  Whether they’re part of a small retail shop or a large office building, the HVAC systems that cool the air during summer are critical to work space performance and enjoyment.  SSI has earned a reputation for excellence and reliability in commercial HVAC maintenance and design and can help you with this crucial aspect of you read more
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  • We’ve Got You Covered: Noisy Rain on Roofs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:42 am
    Are you considering building or having a deck added to your home this summer? Now is the perfect time to start planning.  Beautiful deck designs are becoming a more common feature of outdoor living spaces. They provide us with a great outdoor area for relaxing, dining, and entertaining friends and family.   Decks can be attached to or detached from a house. They can be built in different
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  • Custom aluminium windows

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

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

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

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

    Bifold Network Expert
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
      Colour options for aluminium bi-folds With modern manufacturing and processing facilities, it’s now easier than ever to offer bifolds in a full range of colour options. Aluminium products can be powder sprayed in all colours from the RAL colour range, and bifolds are no exception.   Also, depending on the bifold system you choose to install, some systems companies offer their own range of colours for a unique finish. At Bifold Network, we manufacture bifolds using Smart Systems range of Visofold 1000 folding doors, with their own unique Smarts range of … Continue reading…
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  • Fourteen Weeks ‘til Christmas – Get Shopping!

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

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

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

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

    Admin
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Termites aren’t something many homeowners think about. Finding out you may have an issue with them can be a little intimidating. There are a few different types of termites, and it is important that you figure out which ones have made their way into your home. Once you have identified which termites are inhabiting your space, you can devise a plan of action to get rid of them once and for all. Signs of termites While several of the signs are subtle, they won’t be missed. The two biggest signs of a termite infestation are mud tubes and swarmings. If you are noticing mud tracks up…
  • How To Get Rid Of Silverfish Bugs In Your Home

    Admin
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    After seeing some silver-colored bugs in your home, you may be wondering what they are and where they came from. The most likely culprit is a silverfish bug. You don’t need to worry too much, these pests are more of a nuisance than anything else. If you’re concerned about how to get rid of silverfish, you will be happy to know there are several different options. These are the things you need to know about silverfish bugs and how to remove them from your home. What is a silverfish Silverfish bugs are often referred to as bristletails. These bugs are silver in color and have three…
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  • Punjabi Jutti Online Collection in USA – Traditional Colorful Shoes from Punjab India – By The Modish Store

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

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

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

    Anne Reagan
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The entryway or inside entrance of your home is a unique space: heavily trafficked, it needs to be incredibly organized and functional for our daily lives, yet beautiful and welcoming for our guests. After all, it’s the first place we receive guests and we want to make a good first impression. Not all entryways are created equal, some homes have rather small entrances, some have large foyers, others have entrances that immediately bring you into an actual room, like the living room. You’ll need to assess what type of design or decoration works best for the layout of your home as…
  • It’s Not Too Late to Get a New Roof This Year

    Tim Ellis
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Fall is just around the corner… is your roof ready? While summer is the ideal time to get a roof project done, many homeowners don’t replace their home’s roof until the rains come and the roof starts leaking. In fact, over half of all roofing projects take place between September and February. We crunched Porch project data to find out when the most popular time of year is for roof projects, and it turns out the peak is actually in October, which accounts for 13 percent of all roofing projects. Here’s how the rest of the year breaks down: We also compiled data on 101…
  • 6 Ways to Keep your Closet Remodel Within Budget

    Anne Reagan
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Updating a closet might be as simple as reorganization or as complicated as knocking out walls and adding electricity and plumbing.  Whatever type of closet remodel you choose to take on, determining the budget is a crucial first step. The costs of a closet remodeling project can vary widely depending on the size and scope of your intended closet, your desired materials, and the professionals you choose. Staying within your desired budget, while keeping your closet remodeling project on schedule can impact your success. Check out these six factors that determine what your budget will be…
  • How to: Carry a Sheet of Plywood By Yourself

    Anne Reagan
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Many homeowners, trying their hand at DIY, have run into the need to purchase sheets of plywood. Standard sheets of plywood are about 4-feet by 8-feet and come in various “plys” or thicknesses. A 3/4″ thick piece of plywood weighs around 60-85 pounds – which makes it very awkward to carry on your own. Most home improvement stores offer assistance for heavy items or rolling carts designed to carry flat objects such as this. But if you ever need to carry a long sheet of plywood by yourself, such as from your truck to inside your home, use this handy trick to make it…
  • 5 Tips for Scheduling your Fence Project

    Anne Reagan
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Building a white picket fence with a gate to welcome guests at the front of your home, or distinguishing your home’s property line with a chain link fence to divide your home from your neighbors, are two potential fence projects you may be considering for your home. Whether you need to upgrade your existing fence due to wear and tear or you need a completely new fence installed around the perimeter of your home, a fence project can be costly and time consuming. Some fence products can be bought by the foot while other material must be built from scratch, so knowing the cost factors of…
 
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  • What is the Best Time of Year to Buy a Pool?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    D stone
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItGolden Pathos – Scindapsusaures Golden pathos, also called devil’s ivy, is good at removing benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, toluene, trichloroethylene from the air. With the variegated and heart shaped leaves, golden pathos looks pretty than other vines. Plant a stake on the center of the pot so that pathos can grow up along it. When [...]The post Golden Pathos – Air Purifying Plants appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Dracaena Warneckii – Air Cleaning Plants

    D stone
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:53 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItDracaena Warneckii Dracaena Warneckii can clean the indoor air of benzene, xylene, toluene, and trichloroethylene. And its leaves are just like Janet Craig except a little narrower and sharply pointed. While the gray green leaves have white stripes, the lighter green leaves have various shades. Dracaena Warneckii can grow up to 6 feet tall. [...]The post Dracaena Warneckii – Air Cleaning Plants appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • Best Portable / Small Air Purifier and Reviews 2014

    D stone
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItTop Portable Air Purifier Reviews for 2013 – 2014 This post is about comparison, consumer reports and reviews for portable air purifier, small air purifier, helping you find the best one for you. You may would like to check some other air purifier ratings here, best home air purifier here, or best air purifier [...]The post Best Portable / Small Air Purifier and Reviews 2014 appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
 
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  • Tankless Water Heater Maintenance in Bayonne

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

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

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

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

    admin
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Summertime is here! Whether it’s lounging in your swimming pool or driving to the beach, people everywhere are looking for ways to stay cool over the entire summer. With temperatures regularly exceeding 90°F in the northeast during the summer months, it’s important to have a plan for keeping your family cool. The two main options for homeowners are: Central Air Conditioning Units Window Air Conditioning Units Central Air vs. Window Units Homeowners in New Jersey and the greater northeast often debate which unit is better for their home, asking, “Should we get central air or a window…
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  • A Guide To Worktops Costs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Zach
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    There is absolutely no one who expects a disaster to strike and destroy their home and belongings. Unfortunately the scary truth is that a disaster could strike at any time. Instead of shrugging your shoulders and wondering how you will be able to fix the mess, you will want to immediately start looking for a reliable damage restoration San Diego company. A well qualified restoration company with a good reputation will be able to transform your home back to its original state.Evaluate the DamageThe first thing the restoration company will do is send a group of inspectors to your home to start…
  • Parents and Teachers Rally Against School District Over Toxic Levels of PCBs in Classrooms

    Kevin
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Class is back in session at California schools in Malibu, but not all students will be there when the bell rings. Parents, including the high-profile supermodel Cindy Crawford, have been rallying over toxic contamination on school campuses for the past few weeks. While the school district and parents battle it out, more than 25 parents are sending their children to other schools.Three Malibu schools—Malibu middle and high schools and Juan Cabrillo elementary—are currently under fire for the possible presence of cancer-causing PCBs. Although the school district claims the campuses are…
 
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  • What's Hidden in a Home Security System Contract

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

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

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

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

    Kelley
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Carbon Monoxide is known as the "Silent Killer". Learn more about the dangerous gas and how to protect your home and family! You’ve heard carbon monoxide’s nickname “The Silent Killer”. You know it’s dangerous to you and your family. But how much do you know about what carbon monoxide is and what it can do? How do you prevent carbon monoxide poisoning? We’re here to help. Here is your beginner's guide to carbon monoxide, or CO, and carbon monoxide detectors. Stay in the know about carbon monoxide and its harmful effects, and you can make sure you are keeping your home and family…
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    Kitchen Design Ideas and Inspiration

  • Best Buy Reed & Barton Bristol Flatware Chest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Shelby Ellis
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Residential Acoustics is now offering a standard-sized AcoustiCurtainTM and AcoustiDoorTM for the customer who wants to order quickly without waiting for a customized curtain to be made! These products ship 1-2 days after your order has been made! The AcoustiCurtainTM specializes in blocking up tp 90% of sound. The products can also block out more than 99% of light and can be used to thermalize your room to save electricity. The AcoustiCurtainTM comes in standard-sizes Small (24W” x 40H”), Medium (35W” x 60H”), Large (48W” x 60H”), and Very Large (60W” x 74H”). The curtain…
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  • 5 Simple Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

    Erin Emanuel
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    When selling or renting out your home dealing with such large quantities of money can be overwhelming. Buyers and renters will never expect to pay the asking price, so it’s your job to give them as little leeway as possible. Contrary to popular belief there’s actually plenty you can achieve on a modest budget. Patch up the paintwork both inside and out In association with property consultants Robert Irving Burns, we’ve compiled a list of 5 simple ways to boost the value of your home if decorating and renovating home is out of the question. Patch and Paint Painting is a small investment,…
  • Fire Safety – What to do before & after a house fire

    Erin Emanuel
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Infographic sent to us by: Balcombes Claims Management The post Fire Safety – What to do before & after a house fire appeared first on Strategies Online.
  • Maintain Your Home’s Wood Flooring With The Help Of Sydney Floor Sanders

    Erin Emanuel
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    A lot of home builders say that when it comes to flooring, wood is still king, especially for decking. In fact, it’s the material that’s most used around the country because nothing can really compare to the impressive natural wood look that seems to only grow more attractive over time, as long as it’s maintained properly. Aside from this, there’s a wide selection to choose from; there are pressure-treated softwoods as well as imported exotics and domestic species that do not only look beautiful but are also naturally resistant to insect and moisture damage. As far as cost is…
  • Availing the latest Double glazed windows Harpenden for enhanced luxury and comfort

    Erin Emanuel
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Be it a big or small construction, the windows definitely are a vital portion of every building, something that simply cannot be neglected. One should image an edifice not having windows. It would look dully, dark and also asphyxiating. Windows just are not an element for allowing air and sun into the house, but also a means for momentary escape towards the outer world and from boredom. Whether the individual is cooking in the kitchen or doing something in the room, having a view of nature is sure to rejuvenate and keep the mind relaxed. Importance of windows Previously, windows were just…
  • On A Tight Budget? How To Save Money On Home Projects

    Erin Emanuel
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Home improvement projects can add value to your property, but they also come with a hefty fee if you aren’t careful. Many projects can snowball and leave you with a much larger overall bill than you expected. However, there are steps you can take to keep the expenses in line with your tight budget from the initial planning through to the final finishing. Be Your Own General Contractor General contractors coordinate the different specialists to keep everything moving on time. This is a tedious job that requires close attention to detail and open communication with the different crews, but…
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  • Follow checklist for fall home maintenance

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

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

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

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

    tricountry
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Summer is when new roofs are installed and old ones are redone, but contrary to news articles and experts touting the benefits of white reflective roofs, the fact is that my home city of Seattle and most northern cities in the U.S. waste millions in energy costs and precious natural resources by buying into the myth that white roofs are energy efficient regardless of climate zone. White roofs have been migrating north for the past 10 years. There are mandates for their use in Chicago, New York and Philadelphia. I work for the leading manufacturer of both white and darker colored roofs, and we…
 
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  • Eight Ways to Decorate with Fall Foliage

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

    Christina
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Putting in your own backsplash is the kind of project you only have to devote a weekend to, and can save yourself plenty of money when you don’t hire a contractor. Plus, you get the tangible reward of having done a DIY project yourself, controlling every aspect every step of the way. It’s not an overly difficult task, but just one that requires careful planning and a patient, steady hand. After you’re done picking out what kind of tiling you’re going to be using, read on to find out just how to put them up on your walls and enjoy a beautiful new look.What You’ll…
  • Does Contemporary Design Lose Its Value Faster Than Classic Design?

    Christina
    1 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Remodeling your home is a difficult proposition not just because it requires a lot of time and effort, but also because you want to be sure that the design and décor you pick out won’t retro or out-of-date in a few years. While it’s nearly impossible to pick out styles and furniture pieces that’ll hold their value every year for decades, homeowners can read on to learn how they can maintain maximum value in their homes as efficiently as possible.
  • Preparing Your Fall Garden: Things to Plant Now

    Paul Drago
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    Keeping a beautiful garden doesn’t necessarily require a lot of work, especially if you’ve already put in the initial effort and all you have to do is maintain it. But what a garden does need is ongoing attention to detail, as each season brings with it special details and needs. The upcoming season is obviously fall, so we’re going to take a look at what homeowners need to do in order to prep their gardens for autumn.
  • Check Out This Ridiculous Zombie Proof Home

    Christina
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    A Modern Day Fortress Imagine you're in a post-apocalyptic future where your survival depends upon shelter to keep the undead masses from breaking down your door.  This is the house you'd want to be in: It seals up into a concrete box with no visible windows or doors The front door has a draw bridge. Solar panels on the roof Security Courtyard  We'd tell you exactly where it is but... we don't want any more competition when the undead masses start to spread across the globe.
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  • The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Incorporating New Technology into Your Home Security Plan

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

    Admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    We’re finally in an era where home security isn’t just about helping keep you safe when you’re actually at home; it’s also about extending a little bit of that neat technology to help provide a boost in home security while we’re away from home, too. Okay, you might be thinking: “How would my home security... Read more » The post Can Your Home Security System Keep You Safe Even When You’re Not At Home? appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • 5 Simple Ways to Tell if You are Helping Keep Your Home Safe from Burglary

    Admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sometimes, it can be quite difficult to determine whether or not your home is safe. In fact, many people come to this unfortunate realization after they’ve come home to find that someone has stolen valuables from their home. While it’s not always easy to tell if you’re securing your home adequately, here are some things... Read more » The post 5 Simple Ways to Tell if You are Helping Keep Your Home Safe from Burglary appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Putting Your Plan Into Action: Incorporating Your Bells & Whistles

    Admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Sometimes it’s hard getting used to new technology around the home – especially when it comes to home security systems. Initially, you may have some difficulty integrating it into your everyday life, especially if you’ve chosen a smart home system as part of your protection plan. There might even be times you forget to arm... Read more » The post Putting Your Plan Into Action: Incorporating Your Bells & Whistles appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Do-It-Yourself Security: A Step-By-Step Worksheet To Help You Prioritize Your Protection Plan

    Admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Figuring out your home security needs can be tough, and nothing is more helpful than having a professional do a thorough walkthrough of your home to assess your needs. Before you call the pros in, however, you should take initiative and do a walk through yourself. This worksheet can help you prioritize your protection plan... Read more » The post Do-It-Yourself Security: A Step-By-Step Worksheet To Help You Prioritize Your Protection Plan appeared first on Protect Your Home.
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  • Quarts Countertops Cleaning Methods

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

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

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

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

    Paul Cook
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Though central vacuum system looks mechanically simple, it requires extra care when it comes to maintenance. Inlet valve flaps and electric motor are the most important moving parts in it which require lot of attention while cleaning. Here we have highlighted some important tips which will help you to maintain your central vacuum system in most effective way – Every central vacuum system is built around an electric motor which must offer uninterrupted service. So watch out for all motor fasteners regularly to make sure that they are functioning properly. Remember to check exhaust vent…
 
 
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    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care

  • How to Remove Paint from Upholstery

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

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

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

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

    Precision Carpet &#38; Upholstery Care
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    Some may think that shag carpeting when out the door with the 1970’s, but they would be wrong. From area rugs to conversation pieces to wall-to-wall carpeting, shag carpeting is alive and well. It does, however, take a little extra care to keep it looking its best. Learn How to Care for Your Shag Carpeting […]
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  • The Gardens Of Their Dreams By Robin Lane Fox | The New York Review Of Books

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

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

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

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

    Sienna Beor
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Software Company Anahata Offers Services to Melbourne’s Grazing Industry Quality is achieved by leveraging agile processes and tools, where customers can engage in the development process to define the scope of development iterations, tasks and prioritize goals. Web based and manual code review processes along with comprehensive unit tests and integration testing ensure that delivered projects meet quality expectations of the customer. Anahata offers its customers a 3 month warranty and support period where users can have unlimited phone or email consultation. Customers can access an…
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  • Braided Rugs Review

    Danijel
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    Choosing the Right Braided Rugs Braided rugs have been around for many centuries now.  These great and simple rugs present a customized and elegant appeal to many homes around the world.  Indeed even with the great variety of braided and other rugs in the market it has become harder to choose the right quality and type of rugs for your house.  With the fake rugs in the market increasing there is a high chance that you will buy a fake one. Rugs are able to provide a huge significance to the décor and appeal of a space hence by placing the wrong rug or fake carpet would affect the initial…
  • Oriental Rugs Review

    Danijel
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
    Introducing Oriental Rugs Oriental rugs forms part of most modern homes today, residential decorations and design in the modern society has improved so much, to many it’s an art.  Rugs have been popular in East Asia for many years but today rugs have entered western homes as home owners move to make their homes interesting and lively.  The word oriental is commonly used in Eastern Asia and Iran.  Rugs like any other decorative item in the homes are designed to provide elegance and a level of quality in the house. Oriental rugs are so unique in their design and manufacturing, indeed not…
  • Kilim Rugs Review

    Danijel
    14 Jun 2014 | 4:19 am
    More Than Just a Cleaning Material Rugs have various uses in our home. It serves not only as a cleaning material but also rugs have become a very popular feature in interior design. Oriental rugs today have gained so much attention against other types of rugs in the world. One of the most popular Oriental rug is the kilim rug. Kilim rugs are considered one of the best area rugs in the world. Kilim rugs are quality product by which Turkey was known of. Kilim is a Turkish word which means pile-less textile of many uses produced through flat weaving techniques. Kilim rugs are also produced in…
  • Oval Rugs Review

    Danijel
    13 Jun 2014 | 3:35 am
    Give Your Home ‘From Rugs to Riches’ Appearance Rugs can increase the appearance of a home. Oval rugs have become popular kind of rugs. With its appealing shape and artistic designs the beauty of a household will be enhanced. As far rug is concerned, oval rugs are mostly preferred because more than being a simple cleaning material it has become an integral part of the entire home design. Rugs of this type have a long and interesting history. Before, when families needed to maintain the warmth of their house but without having to spend money they used to cut into strips used clothes and…
  • Outdoor Rugs

    Danijel
    6 Jun 2014 | 2:36 am
    Outdoor Rugs Review Consider yourself fortunate if your home includes a garden, deck or patio, where you can have an enjoyable time by yourself or with family and friends. Smart homeowners realize that landscaping enables them to extend the area of their home and they make the outdoors more exciting and colorful by adding outdoor rugs. Why Use Outdoor Rugs Outdoor rugs make your outdoor area warm and comfortable, allowing you to enjoy walking comfortably and freely without shoes or socks in summers. Walking barefooted on concrete or wooded floors is quite uncomfortable. You would agree summer…
 
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  • It was warm just a minute ago…

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

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

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

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

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Prepare your home for hot weather, and stay comfortable during even the worst heat. Summer’s on the way, and with it comes miserable, sticky heat that can make your home uncomfortable, and raise your energy use.  Stay cool, comfortable and energy-smart with a few tips for defending your home from summer weather. Clean your air filter One of the easiest ways to keep your home comfortable this summer is to make sure your air filter is clean.  A clean air filter creates less resistance for air, allowing it to flow more freely through your air conditioning system.  This will make your home…
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    Carpet Cleaning | Upholstery & Oriental Rug Cleaners | Rochester NY

  • Read the labels!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Do You Know the Meaning Behind Labor Day?

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

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

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

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

    admin
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    When you think about your air conditioning in Plano, TX, you need to make sure you don’t forget about your air ducts running throughout your home. Sure, you faithfully schedule tune-ups and check-ups for your outdoor unit, but the ducts that carry that nice cool air to the rooms in your house also require some maintenance from time to time. There are several benefits to having an air conditioning service in Richardson, TX come out to clean your air ducts. If anyone in your home suffers from seasonal allergies, hay fever, or you have pets that shed high amounts of hair and dander you may be…
 
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    Decatur heat & air conditioning service | MASTERS

  • The Importance of Regular HVAC Maintenance

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

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

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

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

    admin
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    It’s a great time to have your air conditioning unit checked out by a licensed, professional air conditioning expert, but especially when your comfort system needs attention. It’s unwise to ignore any signs of malfunction and also not recommended that you or someone other than a licensed expert handle any repairs or service. The advanced HVAC systems of today require more than just the homeowner’s eye or the amateur’s hand. There are several benefits to only hiring licensed, bonded and insured professionals to handle your air conditioning repair in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and these…
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    Interstate Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

  • How Did Labor Day Become a Holiday?

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

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

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

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

    seohaus
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    As any homeowner who has had to do a little research regarding their home HVAC system knows, these systems can be costly, and at times, the need for repairs can come out of the blue. If you’re like most homeowners, you like to save money on household repairs.  Undertaking maintenance on a regular schedule can help you to avoid costly and unexpected repairs. Here are a few maintenance tips that can help you save money over the long run. Clean and change the air filter on a regular basis. This is a task you can take on yourself. By cleaning and changing the air filter in your HVAC unit, you…
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    The DIY Helpers

  • How to Get Rid of Dust Mites

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

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

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

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

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    It’s one of those things which make the heart of every house-proud homeowner sink; the sight of a big blob of sticky chewing gum ground into their beautiful carpet. Many people make the mistake of trying to tear the offending gum out with their fingers whilst it is still fresh and because of the nature of chewing gum this is one effort that will simply lead to frustration! The gum will cling to each and every fibre whilst it is still soft and no amount of picking, pulling or poking will convince it to leave. There are many solutions to the problem of gum in your carpet and perhaps one of…
 
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    Plumbworld Blog - Bathroom Ideas | Bathroom Inspiration | News

  • 7 Strange Bathroom Accessories You Can Actually Buy

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

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

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

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

    Ant Langston
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    We all remember making pen pots and cotton wool daubed “Father Christmases” with them when we were small don’t we? Those little cardboard tubes which reveal themselves when the loo roll is finished are perfect for tonnes of creative ideas. In a small child’s hands they become a telescope or a handy tunnel for small cars and in an accomplished adult’s hands they can become all manner of ingenious storage items and even beautiful sculptures. Here are your top toilet roll tricks for those times when you just need to create something from nothing! 1: Amazing Paper Sculpture: These…
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    Homey Improvements

  • Free DIY Home Security Guide

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

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

    James and Alicia
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Fall is just around the corner, bringing with it picnics, barbeques and time spent cooking on the grill. If you’re a self-proclaimed gill-master, chances are you already started digging out your favorite grill tools and “Kiss the Cook” apron in preparation. While it might not be possible for you to grill a more succulent steak or a more perfect, juicy burger, there are some ways to make your grilling less harmful. Read on to learn some tips and techniques to make your summer grill-out not only delicious but healthier. Know the Risks Recent research has discovered that there are some…
  • The 10 Biggest Landscaping Don’ts

    James and Alicia
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    There’s something to be said about a well-maintained lawn and an alluring garden. For starters, the property instantly communicates that there has been considerable TLC put into the establishment. By showing a little initiative and being willing to invest enough time, you can improve the aesthetics of any property. Even if you don’t have the proper tools at your disposal, equipment rental is a convenient and affordable option — it allows you to get the machinery you need to give a professional facelift to any land without having to spend significant amounts of money. Whether you are a…
  • The Chair’s No Good If You Don’t Sit Your Butt In It

    James and Alicia
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    The little scene played itself out in our house last week. I may have edited it for length and so as not to bore you to tears, but here is the general gist of the convo: Me: “James, I’m so glad we figured out a way to recover that thrift store chair in the family room. The fabric looks awesome with the rest of the room. Very blog worthy.” James: “Yeah. Isn’t it comfortable, too?” Me: (Thinking) “You know, I don’t think I’ve sat in it since we bought it, and definitely not since we recovered it. But it looks awesome.” James: “Um, that was about five weeks ago. You…
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    Recent Blog Posts

  • What Does Your Fence Say About Your Personality?

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

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

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

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

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Customer satisfaction is our top priority at Fencing South Florida! Our promise to you is to be professional and curteous while we provide quality work. We would love to hear your feedback on our Google+ page!
 
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    Granite Transformations Blog

  • Nine Easy Ways to Make a Green, Earth-Friendly Home

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

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

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

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

    MBecchi
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Vote for your favorite home style among the most popular home styles in America! Whether you’re a first-time home buyer and are looking for a larger home for your expanding family or you are downsizing from your empty nest, knowing which home style is best for your lifestyle is half the battle. Here’s a snapshot of the most popular home styles and why one of them may be your “home sweet home”:   Craftsman Bungalow – This is a triangular-shaped designed home with a low-pitched roof. This popular home style is made of mixed materials of brick, wood and stone. Typically, Craftsman…
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    United Fireplace & Stove »

  • Measuring Your Fireplace for a Custom Screen

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

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

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

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

    George Roy
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    There’s no doubt that a fireplace adds beauty and ambiance to any room. If you’re running an open fireplace in your home, or if you plan to have one installed, consider the next important step you should take to get the most out of this wonderful amenity. Glass doors. People commonly believe that any fireplace arrangement will help them cut down on heating costs. But this isn’t true, and we’ll show you why. Beyond creating better heat efficiency and reducing utility bills, fireplace doors add a measure of safety that you can’t put a price on. Let’s look at the five key benefits of…
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    Comfort Matters

  • It was warm just a minute ago…

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

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

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

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

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Prepare your home for hot weather, and stay comfortable during even the worst heat. Summer’s on the way, and with it comes miserable, sticky heat that can make your home uncomfortable, and raise your energy use.  Stay cool, comfortable and energy-smart with a few tips for defending your home from summer weather. Clean your air filter One of the easiest ways to keep your home comfortable this summer is to make sure your air filter is clean.  A clean air filter creates less resistance for air, allowing it to flow more freely through your air conditioning system.  This will make your home…
 
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    RW Remodeling

  • Employee Spotlight: Kathy Molnar

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

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

    Jim Weisman
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    As with any other type of home remodeling or expansion project, there are a number of elements that all play a role in creating the final look and feel of your outdoor living space. But one aspect that is often underestimated is the use of color. As many people probably already realize, color can be an effective and powerful tool in establishing a particular mood or atmosphere. With outdoor spaces, there are some specific challenges to consider, but also some benefits. If the space will be uncovered and exposed to the elements, keep in mind that certain colors have a greater tendency to…
  • Vanities and Fixtures in Phoenix Bathroom Remodeling

    Jim Weisman
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    When a property owner is planning a bathroom remodeling project, the tendency is to immediately focus on showers, tubs and flooring. These are generally the most focal and eye-catching elements of a new bathroom, so it is only natural to be excited about choosing these features. However, there are lots of other pieces to the bathroom remodeling puzzle. It is easy to underestimate the role that other more understated parts play in the overall look. But strategically choosing some of the other bathroom features can make a surprisingly big difference in the overall look and feel of the space.
  • How to Calculate a Kitchen Remodel Cost in Phoenix

    Jim Weisman
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    There are many important factors to consider when planning (or even just contemplating) a home renovation, particularly a kitchen remodel. You want to think about your goals for the space, weigh your most important priorities, contemplate functional issues and come up with a vision for how you want the room to look. However, one of the most important issues is budget. Mostly likely, you don’t have the luxury of access to unlimited funds, so you need to come up with a reasonable budget for this project. It’s important that your budget be as accurate and realistic as possible so that you…
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    Cleaning Blog

  • Simple Uses For Hydrogen Peroxide In Your Home

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

    Maid Sailors
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:26 pm
    This simple natural homemade all-purpose cleaner recipe takes only 2- 3 ingredients and is unbelievably effective. Items that you will need for the homemade all-purpose cleaner recipe: Empty spray bottle Water Bottle of White Vinegar Bottle of essential oil (lavender or citrus) When you have a clean and dry spray bottle ready, mix the following together: 1/2 cup water 1/2 vinegar 15- 20 drops of the essential oil of your choice (optional), although good choices are pine, lavender or one of the citrus fruits. Combine together in the spray bottle and shake well. The essential oil really is only…
  • Roommates You Don’t Know You Have (Until Now)

    Maid Sailors
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Whether you’ve been living in your studio / 2-bedroom apartment / multi-bedroom house for a while or the movers just pulled away from your street, here’s some bad news: you have roommates you don’t know about. They are shamelessly snickering and hooting while you’re rolling out of bed (after hitting that snooze button twice), struggling to cook “Quaker Quick Oats” (saving money on breakfast means you can hit up Chipotle for lunch AND get guacamole, nah mean?) and/or pleading helplessly with your children to get in the car. Moreover, these roommates are not helpful; they will not…
  • Your Own Homemade Upholstery Cleaner

    Maid Sailors
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Unnatural, chemical-based cleansers often contain toxic and hazardous chemicals, dangerous to both their user and the environment. Millennials, environmentally conscious consumers and those with sensitivities to toxic chemicals are turning back to less-harmful cleaning products. Below we will describe how to make your own natural upholstery cleaner when your upholstered furniture gets stained. To make your own homemade upholstery stain cleaner you can use nothing more than a combination of soap, vinegar and water. The recipe is: 1/2 tablespoon of natural liquid soap 1/4 cup white vinegar 3/4…
  • When You Hate Your Cleaner

    Maid Sailors
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Don’t Hire Bad Cleaners Can’t go Downstairs Because I hate our cleaner The post When You Hate Your Cleaner appeared first on Cleaning Blog.
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    Living Room Ideas

  • Square Espresso Table for Decorate the Living Room

    Emily Cantona
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Square Espresso Table for Decorate the Living Room Ah, the espresso table. The ending piece of a living room. It’s just like the shoe of an outfit – a proportionately small piece that makes all... Square Espresso Table for Decorate the Living Room Emily Cantona
  • Give Your Living Room a Chic Look with a Brown Leather-Based Sofa

    Emily Cantona
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Give Your Living Room a Chic Look with a Brown Leather-Based Sofa A brown leather-based sofa is a classical piece of furnishings, often seen in conventional inside designs. But it can be included in... Give Your Living Room a Chic Look with a Brown Leather-Based Sofa Emily Cantona
  • How to Decorate in an Scandinavian Style Living Room

    Emily Cantona
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. How to Decorate in an Scandinavian Style Living Room Scandinavian design is all about being calm, easy, pure and being absolutely useful. Scandinavian design emerged within the Nineteen Fifties and have become widespread once... How to Decorate in an Scandinavian Style Living Room Emily Cantona
  • Small Living Room Decorating Ideas that You will like it

    Emily Cantona
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Small Living Room Decorating Ideas that You will like it Small living room decorating ideas that I am sure you will find your answers about how you can decorate. A small lounge doesn’t must... Small Living Room Decorating Ideas that You will like it Emily Cantona
  • Latest Design Ideas for Contemporary Living Rooms

    Emily Cantona
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:38 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Latest Design Ideas for Contemporary Living Rooms Right here to share 7 Up to date Design Components for Living Rooms.  I am hoping that these areas encourage you to infuse some new ideas into... Latest Design Ideas for Contemporary Living Rooms Emily Cantona
 
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    Lose the Tank - Tankless Water Heater Reviews

  • Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 Plus

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

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

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

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

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

  • Professional Commercial Painting Update

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

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

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

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

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

  • Top 6 Types of Pool Tables

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

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

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

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

    occasional tables
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Slate Pool Tables   As any good pool or billiards player knows, a pool table requires a flat, level surface to play on and slate pool tables fit the bill.  A slate pool table is more expensive and is better quality than the other alternatives on the market.  Most people refer to the surface of a pool […]
 
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    Home Designs Decorating Ideas

  • Kid’s Room Decorating Ideas That Will be Favored Kids

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

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

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

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

    Julia James
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    Advertisement If you are not comfortable in the family room, it means there is something wrong in the design and arrangement. Follow these instructions to get a more comfortable family room. Location and Facilities Ideally, family room put in strategic places, both in the movement of people (occupants) or air. If your family room now […]
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    Canvas Art Rocks!

  • Scarface : An Indepth Look At An Iconic Movie

    Alyson Duncan
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    [Introduction] The Cast & Characters of Scarface Many would say that Scarface was the movie that cemented Al Pacino’s career and watching his performance as Scarface‘s lead male Tony Montana it would be difficult to argue otherwise. However, Pacino had already starred in a number a successful movies and secured several Oscar and Golden Globe nominations including the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather Trilogy. In spite of the fact that Pacino had already cemented himself as a bona fide star before Scarface was released, their can be little doubt that Tony Montana will…
  • 120 x Virtuoso Banksy Pieces You Seriously Can’t Ignore

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

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

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

  • How To Get Rid Of Armadillos

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

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

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

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

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

  • An “Earth-Shaking” Reminder about Preventative Maintenance

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

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

    Chris Bjorklund
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    In the market for new bedding? Watch this video for some helpful buying tips.
  • The Hazards of Over-Brushing

    James Florence
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Regularly brushing your teeth is an important part of dental health, but you should be careful not to overdo it. Photo: Dr. Stephen Ostwald, DDS (2014) Most people are aware of the critical importance of dental hygiene, but what isn’t so well-known is the danger of overdoing it. While routine brushing and flossing are crucial for maintaining dental health, brushing too vigorously and too often can actually harm your teeth and gums. Whether you brush too fast, too hard or too often, over-brushing can lead to several adverse effects, including enamel abrasion, which is when a tooth’s…
  • Going Off-Grid with Solar Power

    James Florence
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:05 pm
    With the right application, going off-grid with solar power can be an advantageous option. Photo: Freedom Solar (2014) With the growing popularity of solar power, more and more homeowners are making the switch to this affordable, environmentally-friendly energy source. However, many are unaware of the scope of their options, particularly in regard to on- and off-grid systems. While the majority of solar power systems are connected to the main utility grid, off-grid installations remain independent of central power, which, according to Jerry Shafer, owner of Affinity Solar Energy, can be a…
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    Cabinets 4U, Inc

  • Cabinets 101: Framed vs. Frameless Cabinets

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

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

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

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

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerKitchens are such an important space for all family members to comfortably use; these guidelines are important for every designer to have in mind!greatamericanshoutout.com“Utilize the principles of universal design to ensure your home meets the needs of all people. The worldwide movement applies to everyone, so it's sometimes called "aging in place" or "design for all." No matter the name, the theory remains the same: Your home should be welcoming and accessible to a wide variety of people, regardless of their age, size, or ability.”  -www.bhg.comSo…
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