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  • Contemporary Interior Design Style


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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Contemporary interior design style makes a space feel comfortable and welcoming without being dark and cluttered. It conveys modernity and style.The form and shape of the furniture used are the most important elements when designing a contemporary space.  The Contemporary style is represented by clean lines, open modern spaces, and accents in bold shades. This style is equally
  • 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. <!-- Go to www.addthis.com/dashboard
  • Diana Hadchity Chedrawy Featured in E-book

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Rustica Hardware in the United States asked me to contribute to their E-book called “The Ultimate Interior Design Guide By Rustica Hardware”.  This interior design style E-book shares tips and ideas for designing and decorating any home or office with any interior design style. Included are eleven different interior design styles. I’m pleased to be featured in the Traditional
  • 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
  • Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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

    sfschristina
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    Leaves in your gutters aren’t nice, but neither is ice! For those living in regions that endure cold temperatures and considerable amounts of snowfall during the winter months, Gutter Helmet® has developed a cutting-edge product called Helmet Heat®. Helmet Heat is a heated cable system that protects your home all winter long by keeping the roof, gutters and downspouts free of dangerous ice, frost and heavy loads of snow that most buildings are not designed to withstand. The Helmet Heat system from Gutter Helmet can greatly reduce any damage from harsh winter weather conditions and protect…
  • Make Gutter Cleaning Easy with Two Cleanings Per Year

    sfschristina
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Homeowners often wonder how much to clean gutters, and the answer is simple. When you get the job done twice per year, in the fall and the spring, the effort will pay off with an easier cleaning process and potentially thousands of dollars saved in future repairs. Excess water that does not drain away will eventually wreak havoc on your home’s structural components. Water always follows the path of least resistance, which means that even small gutter clogs can cause water to run down into the walls and ceilings of your home. A good gutter system is specially designed to transfer water from…
  • Put a Stop to Damaging Ice with Helmet Heat®

    sfschristina
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Icicles are pretty to look at during the winter months, but the weight of icicles can pull your gutters away from the side of your home. In some cases, the heavy weight of ice can pull gutters completely off, leading to expensive repair costs. Heavy snow and ice that build up on the edges of your roof can also damage siding and the roof itself. To make matters worse, icy runoff will turn your walkway and stairs into a treacherous safety hazard. The Cause of Ice Dams Icicles that hang off the edges of gutters in winter aren’t caused by the gutters themselves. Icicles are a symptom of heat…
  • 7 Items to Leave Out of the Compost Bin

    sfschristina
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    Today, many households have three bins for waste: one for trash, one for recycling and another for composting. Recycling and composting are environmentally-conscious ways to reclaim materials that can be put back into the production chain. Rather than being buried in a landfill, as much as 30% of household waste can be recycled into compost, a kind of soil that includes valuable nutrients and organic matter. Compost can be applied to lawns and gardens to help plants better retain nutrients, moisture and air. However, there are certain organic substances that should not be composted. These…
  • Why Fall Gutter Cleaning is Important

    sfschristina
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Now that fall is here and the leaves have begun to change, there are many projects to be done around the home in preparation for winter. The one that most often gets overlooked, however, is gutter cleaning. For busy homeowners, this inconvenient task is often relegated to the bottom of the to-do list, but routine gutter cleaning is a vital part of good home maintenance. The problem is many homeowners wait until their gutters are overflowing or so much debris has collected in them that they are pulling away from the roof. For a home, this method of maintenance is the equivalent of waiting…
 
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  • Small Spaces and Interior Design

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Every professional interior designer knows that decorating a small space is almost always more difficult than decorating a large space, but with some thinking and imagination, a small room can look and function just as well as a large one.  Here are a few guidelines and tips that interior designers keep in mind when furnishing […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Shopping for Kitchen Flooring

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Your kitchen flooring can have a substantial effect on what may be the most used room in the residence. The appropriate kitchen flooring can create the personality of your kitchen, make housecleaning quicker, and last for many years. The wrong kitchen flooring is going to last even longer, so you will want to make a […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Excellent Ideas For Kitchen Remodeling

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen area would be the heart of any home.  It can be the warmest, most active room in most homes.  This is where the family meets, cooks, eats and at times entertains.  You might thus, want to make it the kind of location that may be functionally sound and comfortable for entertaining or family […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • 7 Materials For Creating The Perfect Kitchen Countertop

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen countertop needs to withstand lots of abuse. Hot pots straight off the stove, knives and abrasive cleansers. The ideal countertop is able to stand up to heat and the sharp edge of a knife. Allow us to take a look at 7 of the preferred kitchen countertop materials being used: Granite A natural stone, […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Bamboo Surfboards – a history

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

    Bert Adams
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    The living room is the focal point of any house and if it is created perfectly then it reflects its elegance to all other rooms. This space is the visitor’s arena where we chat and captivate our guests so you have to prepare the living room furniture in such a means that it compliments the living space and draws a lot of attention when compared to the other rooms. Well, you need to make your living room looks Classy and Elegant and here’s how to do it. The most central piece of furniture in your living room, and the one that draws the most focus, is your sofa/couch. It must be…
  • Best White And Brown Kitchen Designs

    Bert Adams
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Color is one of the main aspects which can add the mood of the rooms in your home. With the right choice of colors, your rooms will have a classy look, even looks more alive and beautiful. Yes, It gives a really big impact in creating atmosphere for any room in your homes including cooking area. The right color option will certainly be able to bring the bright or dark effect to your kitchen. It is never ever simple to choose on a color or 2 for your Interior Kitchen Design. I’m sure you never want your kicthen have the same boring atmosphere like your mom had either. Actualy, There are…
  • DIY: installing Self-adhesive vinyl tiles

    Bert Adams
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    Vinyl tile is a budget friendly, simple and very easy to install. Self-adhesive vinyl tiles make a fantastic option for flooring on your bathroom, kitchen area or for any space on your home, it looks as great as ceramic and stone tiles but its expense at much a lower cost. You just have to familiar with any other DIY projects before and you’re good to go. The gorgeous aspect of vinyl is that it virtually never ever needs any real maintenance, besides a great cleaning, so bring back and refinishing are not necessary. Thoroughly compare vinyl tile to other flooring alternatives like…
  • Choosing The Best Patio Set For Your Outdoor Lifestyle

    Bert Adams
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:22 pm
    For each homeowner, the patio is possibly the best spot to hold moderate to huge celebrations such as celebrating birthdays, wedding event anniversaries, or casual Sunday bbq’s with good friends and families. Besides, you can likewise relax and enjoy the flowery breeze in your patio on your own with a little cup of newly brewed coffee and a nice plate of velvety pastry. Or you can likewise have a casual chat with a couple or more of friends, like your other half, father, or finest buddy, in the patio. If you have a restaurant set, such activities would be absolutely best. The right…
  • Ideas for space under the stairs

    Bert Adams
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    You most likely have some empty blank space under the stairs that need to be filled if you have stairway in your home. if you are not sure exactly what to do with this space, you can browse our galleries to get some ideas. All that we have a two levels seek the stairs have a modern and elegant touch, this is possible with minimalist stairs. This element of the house has become an important part of the theme of home decor, modern staircase models stand out for their simplicity and the use of unconventional building materials. The materials used for the construction of the stairs are often…
 
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  • Small Spaces and Interior Design

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Every professional interior designer knows that decorating a small space is almost always more difficult than decorating a large space, but with some thinking and imagination, a small room can look and function just as well as a large one.  Here are a few guidelines and tips that interior designers keep in mind when furnishing […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Shopping for Kitchen Flooring

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Your kitchen flooring can have a substantial effect on what may be the most used room in the residence. The appropriate kitchen flooring can create the personality of your kitchen, make housecleaning quicker, and last for many years. The wrong kitchen flooring is going to last even longer, so you will want to make a […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Excellent Ideas For Kitchen Remodeling

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen area would be the heart of any home.  It can be the warmest, most active room in most homes.  This is where the family meets, cooks, eats and at times entertains.  You might thus, want to make it the kind of location that may be functionally sound and comfortable for entertaining or family […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • 7 Materials For Creating The Perfect Kitchen Countertop

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The kitchen countertop needs to withstand lots of abuse. Hot pots straight off the stove, knives and abrasive cleansers. The ideal countertop is able to stand up to heat and the sharp edge of a knife. Allow us to take a look at 7 of the preferred kitchen countertop materials being used: Granite A natural stone, […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Bamboo Surfboards – a history

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

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    8 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    A well maintained heating system can last for decades. Unfortunately, even the best kept system will eventually fail from age and use. When that happens, it’s good to know the options you have available for new heating systems. Read on to find out which heating installation option is right for you. Furnace Furnaces are the core of the traditional forced air heating system. They burn wood, oil, or gas to heat the air. The warm air is then circulated around the house by a fan and duct system. This is one of the most common heating systems, which makes it easy to service and find replacement…
  • How Heating Repair Saves You Money

    admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    It’s started to get chilly, and while your heating system may not yet be on full-time, we’re betting you’ve fired it up once or twice in the past couple of weeks. If you ended last heating season knowing there were problems with your heating system, or you’ve noticed some strange things in this early season, don’t ignore them: schedule heating repair in Anderson, OH. As always, the trained technicians at RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning are here to help you with any heating repair you may have, so call us as soon as you see signs of potential problems. Why It’s Important to…
  • When Should I Schedule Maintenance for My Furnace?

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    24 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Your furnace runs throughout the season to keep you comfortable, so it’s vulnerable to a lot of wear and tear in the winter. Each year, it’s important to schedule professional furnace maintenance to ensure that your furnace continues to run as effectively and efficiently as possible. But many homeowners don’t think about calling for service until it’s too late and their unit needs major repairs. To help you decide to make the important call for furnace maintenance, the experts at RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning have put together this list of a few of the major reasons to call a…
  • Forced Air vs. Ductless: Which Is the Best HVAC System for Your Business?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Stephen Andrews
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    There are few things worse than turning on your heating system on a cold day and being greeted with an offensive smell. You want to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, but doing so means dealing with a potentially awful smell. Does your furnace need to be repaired? Read on to find out. Let’s look at the possible causes of strange smells. Dust Your furnace may need repairs, but not necessarily. What exactly is the smell like? If it smells like something is burning, wait and see how long the smell lasts. Dust can settle in the heating system if it has been a while since you have…
  • Your Options for New Heating Installation during the fall

    Stephen Andrews
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    There is a myriad of heating options available for your home. From heat pumps, to solar, to ductless heating, there is bound to be an option that perfectly fits your heating needs. Let’s take a look at some of your best options for heating installation this fall. Heat Pumps Forced air heat pumps are very similar to traditional heating systems, with a few unique qualities that give them an edge. A heat pump is comprised of both an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The outdoor unit uses coils to draw in thermal energy from the surrounding air. This energy is added to the air in the indoor…
  • 3 Reasons to Consider Heat Pump Installation for the fall

    Stephen Andrews
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    Heat pumps are effective and efficient heating systems. What makes them a better choice than all the other heating options out there, though? If you’re considering installing a new heating system this fall, read on to discover the 3 reasons why a heat pump may be right for you. Energy Efficiency A heat pump consists of an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. When the heat pump is in heating mode, the outdoor unit draws thermal energy from the air around it. This energy is transferred to the refrigerant line, which runs from the outdoor unit to the indoor unit. The indoor unit then uses this…
  • Watch for These Signs That Your Heat Pump Need Repairs

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    1 Oct 2014 | 6:24 am
    Your heat pump kept you cool all summer long, and now it’s almost time for the heating season. Since your heat pump runs throughout the year, there is always a chance that parts of your heat pump may begin to decline. Heat pumps get a lot of usage, which means the parts go through a lot of strain over the course of a year. And this means that components can become worn to the point that they need replacement, which is why it’s important to pay attention to some of the following signs that you need to call for heating repair. Reduced Heating/Cooling: While reduced heating and cooling is…
  • Signs That It’s Time for New Commercial HVAC Installation in Dunwoody, GA

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    25 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    Your commercial HVAC system is important to your business, keeping clients, customers, tenants, and/or employees as comfortable as possible. These large systems are built to last a long time, but any unit will fail eventually and require new commercial HVAC installation. So how do you decide whether you need a new system or if you only need repairs? Often, problems with your commercial unit simply indicate the need for repair. With commercial units, every component of both your heating and air conditioning system is combined in a single outdoor cabinet. As this cabinet is usually placed on…
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  • How much do Granite Countertops Cost?

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

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

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

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Having sold many crystal chandeliers over the years, we have learned a few things about these beautiful objects. Nowadays, people call even the tiniest light fixture a chandelier or a crystal chandelier. Believe me when I say I have seen it, heard it and touched it. Let them call it what they want. One thing for sure; I know one when I see one. For example, the chandeliers in the Plaza Hotel in New York City are the true definition of a crystal chandelier. I think a crystal chandelier should have character or some sort of story behind it such as the ones in the Versailles Palace in France, or…
  • Bookcase Lighting

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

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

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:48 am
    When it comes to decorating homes, a common problem these days is to find ways to camouflage the air conditioner or heater installed in the rooms conveniently. If you were unfortunate to have these systems jutting out about the house at random intervals, you would know how tough the decoration around these units is without ... The post Simple Tips to Decorate the Space around an Air Conditioner appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • The Live-In Kitchen Concept for a Contemporary Household

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:36 am
    Gone are the days when the kitchen in the house was a walled off area filled with dust, grime and the leftovers of dinner parties. The modernistic kitchens are more about creating a space where people can gather around rather than simply having meals. These kitchens focus more on integrating the essential cooking and storage ... The post The Live-In Kitchen Concept for a Contemporary Household appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Easy ideas to give your home a timeless look

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:22 am
      We do not make homes every day, and neither do we design them every other year. So what should we do to make our home look new and fresh in design for many years to come altogether? A simple answer to this question is – a timeless design. As the name suggests, a timeless ... The post Easy ideas to give your home a timeless look appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Unique Kitchen Cabinets You’d Love to Install in Your Home

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:21 am
      Most of us opt for standard kitchens that just do their job perfectly. However, others tend to differ a bit and choose kitchens that actually tell us a story when we walk into the cooking space. Creative, innovative and right out of the box, these words would come to your mind when you look ... The post Unique Kitchen Cabinets You’d Love to Install in Your Home appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Simple Artsy Makeover Tips for Awkward Corners

    Community Writer &#124; Community.DrPrem.com
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    Almost all of us would live in a house with at least one awkward corner in it. And the worst part is that the corner would tend to remain awkward no matter what we do to brighten it up. Well, not anymore. Here is a fabulous idea to transform that awkward corner in your home ... The post Simple Artsy Makeover Tips for Awkward Corners appeared first on Home Chunk.
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  • Our bedroom is complete! Check out the beautiful photographs

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    After weeks of work and weeks of blogging about the work, i'm really pleased that our bedroom is now complete. There are a few minor items to snag but we are now complete and have spent our first night sleeping in the new room. I guess now we might have a weekend off the renovations before starting the next room!Would love to know your thoughts on the new bedroom.For most of the items found in the bedroom these can be bought in these stores, the birdcage tea light holder and the sheep skin rug where originally ours but everything else was bought especially for this room makeover and…
  • vinyl wrapping a dressing table and our new stool

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Our bedroom has been our main project for the last few months from stripping it back to bare walls to new plaster board and plastering, but the biggest challenge was the decorating. We couldn't decide on wall colours to match the wardrobe doors and from then in it was impossible to invisage how the room would come together.But little step by little step the room has taken shape and grown in character and has now become a beautiful room even if the room is nothing at all what either of us had in mind when we started the project.The next job on the list was to vinyl wrap the dressing table and…
  • It never rains but it pours!

    19 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    This week we saw the weather turn a bit colder, the winds pick up and the rain start pouring. Our house has been one massive project for the last two years and although we took the house on as a project as quick as we are getting some parts finished other parts are needing new attention. On Friday night we saw quite a lot of rain in Cornwall and when I got home from work was annoyed to see that the back door had water leaking through it and into the kitchen and the garage roof was leaking like a sieve.With the water swept and and distributed to dry it quicker and some buckets in place we…
  • Look our bedroom is nearly finished!!!! Some amazing before and after pictures.

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    I'm too excited even as I type that our bedroom is very, very nearly finished! I know I've been saying that for weeks but we really are very close now, so close in fact that we have actually made up the bed ready to move in!We have three drawer handles to fit on to the dressing table, as well as the main door furniture to fit on the bedroom door. We need to buy a dressing table stool which is proving incredible tricky to find one to fit in with the rest of our bedroom and lastly we need to choose some vinyl to cover the dressing table and then we are finished! 100% finished and ready to move…
  • It's the finishing touches that make a room complete

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    When we bought our first ever house together just over two years ago a friend said to us it'll never be finished, as soon as you finish one job a previous will need redoing and as for the garden it'll be a full time job keeping it maintained.Although the downstairs of the house looks finished, or at least finished enough to live in whilst we continue work upstairs their are many jobs that still need final finishes downstairs. The skirtings are only balanced in place waiting to build custom build cupboards in the alcoves to then fit the skirtings to. The plinths above the kitchen cupboards are…
 
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  • Spooky Fence Decorating

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

    joanneland
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Surrounded by an elegant aluminum fence, your pool can look beautiful in any season! Most folks think that the spring and summer seasons are the only time you can install fencing here on the East Coast — wrong!  As long as the ground is not frozen, fence can be installed well into the wintertime. In fact, the months of October and November are the perfect time to get new fencing installed, as that tends to be a less busy time for most fence installation companies. Late season rainfall helps keep soil softer and makes digging post holes easier — especially compared to the…
  • 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…
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  • Winter warmers on display at Grand Designs show

    Matthew Crist
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Finsa UK recently visited the Grand Designs Live Exhibition at the NEC Birmingham as followers of the popular TV show looked for a little inspiration when it came to their own big design ideas. During the event, the show’s host host Kevin McCloud (pictured below) introduced Peter and Chard Berkin to talk about their very special circular wooden house in Milton Keynes that they managed to build for under £400,000. At the exhibition itself darker colour schemes took centre stage, including Walnut and Aubergine from our Finsahome Kitchens Collection. And when it came to Flooring,…
  • The Definitive List of 50 Must-Read DIY Blogs

    Matthew Wood
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    For many people, DIY in the home is all about inspiration. And, often, inspiration can come from being influenced by others. And that’s why our definitive list of the 50 very best (or, Ultimate, if you like) and “Must-Read” DIY and Home Improvement blogs is a necessity if you’re looking to evoke your creativity and put those DIY skills to practice. For each of the blogs featured (in no particular order, we must add), there is a small blurb along with one post of theirs that we really recommend taking a look at. Enjoy the list and, if you find it useful, it would be…
  • Finsa charity golf day a HOLE load of fun for everyone!

    Matthew Crist
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    FINSAHOME is proud to have been the main sponsor of a golf day, which raised over £4,000 for a local charity. On September 22nd, Wirral Ladies’ Golf Club hosted the event in aid of the Catholic Children’s Society and it’s safe to say a great day was had by all those that attended. The tournament was an outstanding success with fierce competition from the 19 teams and 76 players involved, and the charity was quick to acknowledge the contribution made by the local community, especially thanking FINSAHOME for their efforts. Mary Kilcoyne from the Catholic Children’s…
  • New Finsa range on show at Landlord and Property Show

    Matthew Crist
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:07 am
    If you’re visiting the Landlord and Property Show on the 25th of October at the BT Convention Centre next to the Liverpool Echo Arena, be sure to come over and visit our stall.The not to be missed event for all landlords and property developers in the Merseyside area offers a complete programme of seminars to update local landlords on the latest regulatory changes.  And Finsahome will be showcasing our new ranges of laminate flooring, such as Finfloor 12 and Finfloor Supreme, as well as thicker and wider plank floors with the most contemporary wood effect designs.So come and see…
  • FINSA family fun day a huge success for young and old

    Matthew Crist
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    A great time was had by all at the FINSA Family Fun Day last Saturday at our new store in Birmingham. Customers and local residents stopped by to take part in the fun, with a bouncy castle, games face painting and of course ice cream – which was appreciated by all on such a warm day! The Birmingham store at Lichfield Road Business Park opened in the spring and is FINSA’s second in the UK, along with their existing outlet in Birkenhead on Merseyside. And It wasn’t just the youngsters enjoying themselves on the day. Adults were able to make some real savings, such as flooring from…
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  • A High Efficiency Toilet Can Prevent Water Waste in Your Home

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

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

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

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

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

    Value Roofing
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
        You probably know that trees planted too close to the house can cause damage to the foundation with their roots. Bushes planted too closely can damage your siding, as well as shelter rodents. It’s good to examine your tree root and bush situations for structural failures, right? Well, it’s also important to notice how the branches on those trees (and large bushes, like crepe myrtle) are interacting with the roof. Even trees planted a good distance from the house can still damage it if they have long branches that reach the shingles and gutters. Let’s look at how to keep…
  • 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…
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  • 2014 Has Been Evo’s Year. New Products, New Sister Company, New Premises.

    Evo Heat
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:56 pm
    When Tony Mills and Travis McNeil of Evo Industries first started out in 2006, they had simple expectations. As a side project, the business was designed for provide additional income for their growing families and keep both men from getting bored doing their day jobs. Travis and Tony being presented with an award for most Environmentally Friendly Project at the SPLASH! Conference/Awards 2014. All Grist For The Mill Fast-forward eight years and Evo Industries has experienced stable, exponential growth. In fiscal terms growth has been 40% year on year. According to Co-Director McNeil: “We…
  • Evo Energy Technologies Set To Launch Biogas CHP at All-Energy Australia in October

    Evo Heat
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:48 pm
    After the Abbott government’s controversial carbon tax repeal, there is a general consensus in the clean energy industry that businesses need to innovate and collaborate or fail. Australian-owned and run company Evo Energy Technologies would like to propose a solution: Biogas Cogeneration. Biogas Cogeneration is suitable for use in food processing facilities, livestock and dairy farms, agribusinesses; and also food waste and treatment facilities. This technology is currently used in more than 3,000 facilities across the world and provides 40% more energy efficiency compared to ultra low…
  • Evoheat Heat Pumps The Prime Choice for Mexican-inspired Noosa Blue Resort

    Evo Heat
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:09 pm
    There are some instances, in both domestic and commercial circumstances, when solar pool heating is unsuitable. While gas and electric heating are options, it seems that heat pumps are the popular choice in warmer regions. Pool+Spa looks at three recently completed projects and how pool heating was integrated to provide suitable swimming temperatures, all year round.   Noosa Blue, located in the Noosa Hills, just metres from Noosa Main Beach, is a unique resort built with inspiration from Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta. The resort required a heating solution for its main pool, small…
  • Fremantle Leisure Centre gets into hot water with Evoheat

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

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

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Rustica Hardware in the United States asked me to contribute to their E-book called “The Ultimate Interior Design Guide By Rustica Hardware”.  This interior design style E-book shares tips and ideas for designing and decorating any home or office with any interior design style. Included are eleven different interior design styles. I’m pleased to be featured in the Traditional
  • Contemporary Interior Design Style


    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Contemporary interior design style makes a space feel comfortable and welcoming without being dark and cluttered. It conveys modernity and style.The form and shape of the furniture used are the most important elements when designing a contemporary space.  The Contemporary style is represented by clean lines, open modern spaces, and accents in bold shades. This style is equally
  • Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Lawn care during the fall is very important for enhancing your outdoor space, for promoting healthy grass and plant growth the next spring, and for ensuring your lawn stays healthy through the winter.  Here are my tips for maintaining your lawn for a healthy, green, and beautiful look in the following spring and summer: Test and correct your soil pH (acidity) level if needed. Most
  • 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. <!-- Go to www.addthis.com/dashboard
 
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  • Halloween Is Coming and so are Our Halloween Offers!

    Dan Pala
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    Halloween, the time to scare your significant other or just be someone or something else. Dress up as a princess.. or a pirate..or just as yourself. This is also the time for special offers, and nobody understands that better than us. We have a vast collection of products that will suit anyone and at amazing prices as well. Our Halloween offers will be available from October 14th until October 27th 2014. Benefit now from our 7% off all orders over £70 and get ready for the scariest holiday of them all!!!! Ghouls and Warlocks not included!! To take advantage of the discount simply enter the…
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  • Pest Control Blogs That Are Actually Helpful!

    Admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    In this day and age, a lot of companies have a blog and almost everyone has a website. That doesn’t mean, however, that they have a good blog… A good blog is one that does a few different things: Educates the reader on the topic, showing that the company is an expert in their profession. Deals with issues that pertain to their local market, which is especially true for some pest problems. Is written by “real” people. I think a good blog gives a sense of authenticity and helps you trust the writer. I’m a big believer in companies sharing their expertise in the…
  • Termite Droppings: The Dirty Lowdown

    Jonny C
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Termite Droppings: The Dirty Lowdown If you learn to spot termite droppings and understand  how to distinguish them from their common lookalikes such as sawdust, then you just might be able to spot a termite infestation before it’s too late.  Termites are sneaky.  They don’t like to be noticed.  They remain undetected by burrowing inside wood rather than eating at wood from the outside in.  Usually the only evidence they leave for you are their droppings.  All of this makes it quite difficult to spot termites unless you really know what you are looking for…and…
  • Pest Control Cost – Estimates For Various Pests

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

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

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

    Anne Reagan
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Lenders don’t make it easy to get a home loan these days, but can you blame them? After the housing market crash lenders had to wake up and realize they can’t just approve anyone that comes to them. If you want to be approved for a home loan, there are things you need to do both before you start and during the process, to make sure your home buying experience is a positive one. 1. Create a budget Do you know how much you earn each month and where that money goes? If you don’t have a budget, how can you prove to a lender you can afford a mortgage payment? Sit down and establish a budget.
  • Creative Calligraphy Pumpkin Carving Tutorial

    Taylor Horn
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We had the pleasure of chatting with lifestyle blogger, Shannon, from Happiness Is ! May I also mention she’s an incredibly talented artist who happens to play the ukelele? (How cool!) Check out Shannon’s calligraphy pumpkin carving tutorial below, and head over to her blog to print out a free calligraphy stencil to make carving your pumpkin hassle-free! Get to know Shannon How did you name your blog? I have the sweetest memories of the song, “Happiness Is,” from You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, which my dad used as the soundtrack to one of our old home…
  • What Does the Color of Your Front Door Say About You?

    Mady Dahlstrom
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Your front door is a place to greet visitors, welcome friends and invite outsiders in. A cheerful color can illuminate your front porch and turn a drab setting into a charming spot. Choosing the right color for your front door can be tough, as there are more than plenty of hues and tones to pick from. Different colors represent different meanings, so while some of you may go for bright and bold, others may prefer warm and soft. What do you want your front door to say about you? Check out these 12 colorful front doors for inspiration! Project completed by Paulsen Construction Services LLC. 1.
  • The Easiest Interior Design Trick You Probably Aren’t Doing Right

    Anne Reagan
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    When it comes to designing a home that effectively uses color and light to its maximum potential, you may be overlooking one of the easiest ways to add drama and personality to a space: lighting. Lighting can be especially challenging as it takes skill and experience to quickly know how to light a room. Amazingly, lighting is one of the quickest and most cost effective ways to make your interior space look and feel larger than it is, as well as make colors come to life. I decided to speak with an expert at color and light and find out how a homeowner can learn some tricks of the trade to…
  • 6 Ways to Warm up the Living Room Without Turning up the Heat

    Anne Reagan
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    As we prepare for colder temperatures we look forward to spending time in cozy living rooms, warming ourselves near the fire or under a heavy blanket. In the fall and winter we especially appreciate a room that makes us feel comfortable and well as relaxed. Getting that “cozy” feel doesn’t require a lot of work or even a lot of money. In fact, you would be surprised how easy it is to create a cozier environment without even turning up the heat or starting a fire in the fireplace. The following are just a few tips and tricks on how to make your home feel soft and comfortable. 1.
 
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  • Electrical Safety: What Every Pool Owner Should Know

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

    Mat Jobe
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    So, you’ve decided to pull the trigger on a new swimming pool. Or at least you’ve indulged in your new pool fantasy to the point of thinking about scheduling. The big question is, when is the right time to have a pool installed? A pool salesman will tell you that now is the best time to buy, and back it up by arguing that prices will never be lower. On this website, we like to say that the right time to buy a pool is when you’re ready. After all, there are lots of decisions to weigh – and unfortunately, mistakes can be costly. But if you’re wondering what time of…
  • 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…
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  • Cleaning Gutters: A How To Guide

    Robert Kinghorn
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    Time to gutter on with cleaning your gutters. Keep your gutter free of debris, your fascia dry, and save yourself some serious time and money.
  • How Much Does A New Roof Cost?

    Roofpedia
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Help! How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Roof? Looking for a new roof to be installed? A new shingle roof is a big investment, so you’re probably looking to see exactly just how much a new roof on your home is going to cost you. We’ll do our best in this article to break down the roofing prices. This way, you’ll have a ball-park range of what your roofing contractor will price your new roof to be. You will find the accumulation of the total price of a roof replacement in this color and font. Remember that the prices are estimates and the price of your roof replacement will vary. How Big…
  • Algae Resistant Roof Shingles

    Roofpedia
    1 Oct 2013 | 12:04 pm
    Learn About Shingles That Resist Moss and Algae. For roofs that either get a lot of shade or are constantly battling humid and hot conditions moss and algae can be a problem. Algae and or moss often show up on the east facing side of the roof but can also show up on other faces as well based on the amount of shade, heat, and humidity. There are a few options to preventing the algae or black streaks from appearing on roofs. The most efficient options involve algae resistant roof shingles. This article is going to talk about the details regarding these types of shingles. What Are Algae…
  • Cleaning Roof Shingles

    Roofpedia
    5 Sep 2013 | 9:35 am
    From New to Dirty & Dirty to Clean We all know the feeling of owning something brand new. Whatever it is whether it be a car, a new pair of shoes, clothes, or a new roof it feels nice, new and clean. On the other hand we all also understand that new things don’t stay new forever. Roofs are exactly the same. The day the roof was finished it looked so pristine, clean and new. Years later the roof may start looking older and may even need cleaning. This page has been created to aid those who are thinking about cleaning roof shingles by themselves or through a professional roof shingle…
  • Architectural Shingles vs 3 tab Shingles

    Roofpedia
    30 Aug 2013 | 1:24 pm
    Types of Asphalt Shingle Comparison List This is a really simple page that gets down to the comparison between architectural shingles vs 3 tab shingles. We hope you find this comparison useful and accurate. The list is split up into two sides. Please don’t hesitate to become an expert contributor to Roofpedia.com and help us improve existing content and add new high quality roofing content.  Architectural Shingles   3 Tab Shingles   vs 1. Architectural Shingles or a.k.a dimensional or laminate shingles differ from the traditional 3-tab asphalt shingle look. They differ…
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  • Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Teak Shower Bench

    Admin
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    There are many great reasons to buy a shower bench made from genuine teak wood. They really are such great items to have—you could come up with dozens of uses for one. Here we’ll just look at the top ten most compelling reasons to buy a teak shower bench for you or someone you know. 1. Teak furniture looks beautiful Teak is a very attractive variety of wood, so it’s no surprise that it is used extensively in the furniture industry. In particular, teak ages very well—giving anything crafted from it a regal appearance that grows over time. Rather than getting bathroom furniture…
  • Grade-A Teak Wood Rectangular 24″ Shower/Bath Floor Mat with Rounded Corners

    Admin
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Teak Station’s Grade-A Teak Wood Rectangular 24″ Shower/Bath Floor Mat with Rounded Corners is an ideal floor mat to keep water from the shower from splashing all over the bathroom floor. This mat will also prevent slipping as you are stepping out of the shower onto a smooth surface such as tile. This Grade-A Teak Spa Floor Mat is made from the same top quality materials that many five star hotels use. This mat can be used all year long since it is made from premium teak which is resistant to moisture and weather conditions. The mat measures 24 inches long by 18 inches wide and is…
  • Conair Home Pollenex Solid Teak Roll-Up Folding Shower Spa Mat

    Admin
    2 Aug 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Creating a spa environment in your home shower is one of the most rewarding and simple ways to rejuvenate and enjoy “me time”. The Conair Home Pollenex Solid Teak Roll-Up Folding Shower Spa Mat provides a beautiful, slip-proof, comfortable surface for showering and bathing. Moreover, this handmade, teak wood mat is all natural and both water and mildew resistant making it as easy to care for as it is attractive. This modern, teak roll-up folding shower mat comes in a generous 27.5 x 19.5 x 0.5 inches and weighs approximately two pounds. Made of genuine teak wood, this shower mat…
  • Teakworks4u Teak Shower/Bath Mat (36″ x 30″)

    Admin
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    The Teakworks4u Teak Shower/Bath Mat can be used for many purposes. It drains water after your bath, it helps you give a firm surface to stand on, and it’s also a stylish and beautiful bathroom fixture. After getting out of your shower or bath, the bath mat can help support you while you towel off. And when you’re done, your family and your friends will be impressed by the handsome piece. It is also a convenient place for support, where you can safely put your accessories temporarily without resorting to dumping them on the ground. That’s especially important in a small…
  • 7 Piece Grade-A Teak Dining Set – 94″ Double Extension Rectangle Table & 6 Giva Chairs

    Admin
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Perfect for outdoor entertaining, this new 7 Piece Grade-A Teak Dining Set has a 94″ Double Extension Rectangle Table and 6 Giva Chairs (4 armless & 2 Arm/ Captain). The ultimate centerpiece to your next BBQ. This 94 inch table can be loaded up with all the food and drink for your next feast. Plenty of room for a whole roasted suckling pig, or a full spread of appetizers. Enjoy the executive comfort and stability of teak long into the night, with this premium outdoor dining set. Teak has long been valued for its durability and water resistance. Strong enough to resist warping and…
 
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    VIP air purifier

  • The Main Causes of Air Pollution (2)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Featured Brand Friday: T-Fal

    Liz Carroll
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    BRAND BASICS Brand Name: T-Fal Brand Type: Small Appliances and Cookware Year Started: 1956 Website: www.t-falusa.com A BRIEF HISTORY In 1954, a French engineer named Marc Gregoire invented a process that allowed aluminum to bond to PTFE (polytetrafluorethylene), making way for the creation of the first non-stick frying pan. By the end of 1956, the French company, TEFAL (a […] The post Featured Brand Friday: T-Fal appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • Vintage Appliance Colors #ThrowbackThursday

    Sarah Marchant
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Until the early 50's, the only finish offered for home appliances was a standard white. Nowadays, stainless steel appliances are enormously popular and can be found in most kitchens. But what colors have been all the rage in between those times? I was having a conversation with my dad the other day, and he told […] The post Vintage Appliance Colors #ThrowbackThursday appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • Midweek Reads #25

    Sarah Marchant
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Good morning! Halloween is nearly upon us, and I can feel my excitement growing. So naturally, some Halloween DIYs and other fall-themed posts got sprinkled into today's Midweek Reads. There are also some great home life articles for you, addressing both the practical and the sentimental. Happy Wednesday, everyone! Food Homemade Bread Bowl - enjoy some […] The post Midweek Reads #25 appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • Our 13 Favorite Indoor and Outdoor Fireplaces

    Liz Carroll
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Anyone who experiences the changing seasons can understand the sentiment and value behind having a fireplace. They are beautiful and make a bold statement, no matter the style. Indoor fireplaces make it easier to decorate your home too! You can build an entire room around a fireplace because it serves as a strong focal point. […] The post Our 13 Favorite Indoor and Outdoor Fireplaces appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • How to Build Your Own “Mom Cave”

    Sarah Marchant
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    You've already heard of the man cave - the place where husbands can go to watch sports or their favorite shows, have a snack and a cold drink, or play pool with their buddies. But really, why should this form of retreat be exclusive to men? Everyone needs the option to get away and take […] The post How to Build Your Own “Mom Cave” appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
 
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    Orange Restoration | Water Damage Specialists

  • Go Green With These Cleaning Supplies

    Zach
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    One of the easiest ways to become more environmentally friendly is to use green cleaning supplies. With so many eco-friendly brands on the market—that are available at friendly-priced retailers like Target and grocery stores—you can easily find a line of green cleaning supplies that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.The following are a few of the most popular green cleaning supply brands:Seventh GenerationMeyersGreen WorksNature’s SourceMethod (a Target brand)R. WatkinsWhat makes these brands “green” as opposed to other brands? Many use more natural ingredients, don’t test on…
  • The Health Benefits of Using Green Cleaning Supplies

    Zach
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    There are countless benefits to using green cleaning products. Over the years, eco-friendly cleaning supplies have significantly evolved and grown so much so that for every chemical product, there’s a green counterpart available. Some people assume that the only benefit of using a green cleaning product is that it uses fewer ingredients or less artificial ingredients. However, that’s not the case. Take a look at just a few of the benefits of going green with your cleaning supplies:Baby and Child-FriendlyBabies and children have a habit of licking surfaces and putting things in their…
  • What Does It Mean to Be a Green Cleaner?

    Zach
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    We often hear the term “green cleaning” but it’s difficult to know what that exactly entails. Being a green cleaner means you use eco-friendly cleaning supplies. There are multiple benefits to using green cleaning supplies, the biggest being that they keep our environment healthy.The great thing about being a green cleaner is that there are a lot of options. You can incorporate a few or become the ultimate green cleaning machine. While we recommend using as many environmentally healthy cleaning substances as you can, we understand it’s not always possible.There really is no true…
  • Working Your Insurance Company After Residential Water Damage

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

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

  • Choosing the Best Lock for Your Home

    Kelley
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Home security starts with the basics: locks! Learn about the different types and figure out which is the best your home! There comes a time where we all need to call a locksmith, and there’s a good reason for that—there's a lot to know about locks. Different types, purposes and mechanisms have always Now, thanks to the Internet of Things, there are far more options than before. read more
  • SimpliSafe Spotted in Television Show "Jane the Virgin"

    Kelley
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:20 pm
    If you were watching "Jane the Virgin" last week on The CW, you might have noticed a familiar keypad on the wall! This week, SimpliSafe was spotted in the new CW show Jane the Virgin. We were delighted to see our keypad gracing the walls of the apartment of Jane's Boyfriend, Michael. You can see our keypad in the first episode, which aired last week on October 13th. Jane the Virgin is available on HuluPlus and CWTV.com and you can first spot the keypad at 19:45! After that, you can spot the keypad throughout the scene. read more
  • Secure Your Home and Save Money On Homeowners Insurance

    Kelley
    3 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Home Security Systems provide you safety whether you're home or away, but did you know they can help you save money too? Find out how to get the best discount on your home insurance because of your burglary alarm! Having a home security system has its perks, the most obvious is that it provides safety and security for your home. But there are additional monetary perks you might not know about already, like major homeowners insurance discounts. You can get an discount of up to 20% off of your home insurance for having a monitored home security system. Here’s what you need to know about…
  • Prevent Copper Theft in Your Home

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

    Kelley
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
    What are you really agreeing to when you sign a contract for a home security system? We looked into all the hidden parts of monitoring and security contracts. You've decided to get an alarm system, and now its time to decide which. You might have gotten an offer for a "free" or cheap alarm system, with a contract. But what are you truly getting when you sign a contract with a home security company for one, two or even three years? Low upfront prices may seem enticing to begin with, but you’ll often end up paying much more than you bargained for when it comes to early termination fees,…
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    Residential Acoustics

  • The Most Effective Ways to Block Out Sound

    Shelby Ellis
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Are the neighbors too noisy, sirens too loud, or the planes flying too close to let you sleep peacefully at night? We’ve come up with a few ways to effectively block out unwanted sound! Furniture Placement This is the one thing not many people think about when trying to reduce noise. The placement of furniture in your room can help muffle sounds coming from outside. Placing a bookshelf or dresser by the wall can create a thicker barrier between you and the sound. Also, try moving your bed to the wall furthest away from the sound to get better sleep. Fans If you aren’t bothered by a white…
  • How to Sleep with a Snorer

    Shelby Ellis
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    They say love can be blind, but it most certainly isn’t deaf. Especially not after a number of sleepless nights due to a partner with a snoring problem. If you’re getting tired of throwing elbows and kicks to jolt your snoring partner awake, we have a few tips for you. How to tell your partner they snore According to a survey the National Sleep Foundation conducted, twice as many men as women report that they snore every, or nearly every night. 32% of men versus 16% of women are snorers. Snoring can take a toll on a relationship, so how do you tell your partner? Usually the snorer has no…
  • How to Fall Asleep Fast

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

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

    Walker Peek
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    See Our Demonstration for how much sound the AcoustiCurtain Blocks:
 
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    Strategies Online

  • Five Signs That Building A Custom Home Would Be The Best For Your Family

    Erin Emanuel
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    If you’re ready for a new home, you have a lot of decisions to make. One of the biggest choices is choosing whether to build a custom home or purchase a home that has already been built. Both options come with unique challenges and advantages that every family should know about. Here are five signs that building a custom house might be the best choice for your family. 1. You have a non-traditional living arrangement If your family has a living arrangement that is outside the box, building a custom home is an excellent choice. For instance, you might know that your parents will be living…
  • 6 Easy and Low-Cost Ways to Enhance Your Curb Appeal

    Erin Emanuel
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    First impressions matter. Even if you’re not selling your home, you’d be surprised how much the exterior of your home impacts how you feel about it.  It’s the first thing people see when they visit and the first thing you see when you get home at the end of a long day. There are countless posts that listways to completely overhaul your home’s exterior, costing you immense amounts of time and money. This isn’t one of those posts. Instead, here are 6 easy and low-cost ways to change the entire look of your home, so your curb appeal is better than ever before. Spruce up the…
  • Clash Between Cardboard Packaging & Plastic Packaging

    Erin Emanuel
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Infographic provided to us by Globe Packaging. The post Clash Between Cardboard Packaging & Plastic Packaging appeared first on Strategies Online.
  • Space Saver: Five Ways You’re Using Your Storage Area Wrong

    Erin Emanuel
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Whether it’s your cramped hall closet or a spacious shed in your backyard, maximizing your storage space is imperative for both organization and protecting your stored belongings. Though you may have noticed there is a subtle art to storage. You want to protect your belongings, keep them organized, create the most space possible, all while being able to get to them easily enough. Here are five tips for getting the most out of your space. If you can squash it, do it Items such as quilts, sleeping bags, tents, and tarps can be bulky and take up a ton of space. There are space bags…
  • Complete Steps to Flipping a House

    Erin Emanuel
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    For those who are interested in making a profit after buying a property, flipping houses is a common practice that works to improve and update a structure before selling your home for a higher value. Many people find that the time and effort put into the property can be a challenge, but can have a large payoff. Flipping houses is now considered is a practical way to supplement an income or make it the primary source of your income. When starting the process of flipping a house, there are a few steps to take for a successful project that proves to be worthwhile.   Hire a Few Professionals…
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    Tricountyexteriors

  • The Underside of Roofing: Inspecting the Attic

    John Palmer
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 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. Check air vents. You’ll notice…
  • Siding buying guide

    John Palmer
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Getting started New siding is one of the most visible ways to give your home a makeover now and make it easier to sell later. And siding isn’t just decorative: Loose or cracked panels or shingles can allow entry to moisture and insects, leading to expensive structural damage. What’s more, performance can vary significantly between and even within types. Use this guide to find a replacement. Our tests have found significant differences by type and brand–and even within the same brand. Some siding is far less resistant to cracking from impacts in warm and cold weather, an…
  • Chimney Tips to Keep Your Family Warm—And Safe

    John Palmer
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Fall chimney maintenance and proper cleaning are key steps to keeping your family safe and warm as the temperatures drop. Neglected chimneys accumulate creosote, a combustible byproduct of charred wood, along their walls. Add to that a high internal flue temperature and you’ve got a potentially dangerous chimney fire on your hands. The best way to avoid a house fire caused by the fireplace or chimney is to hire a professional chimney sweep to inspect for cracks and loose bricks. He’ll also clean your chimney. Chimney inspections are typically broken down into three categories.
  • Compare Owens Corning Duration Shingles vs GAF Timberline Shingles

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

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

  • 10 Stylish Rooms Dedicated To Movies

    KellyRose McAleer
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    This is what happens when you let a movie fanatic design an entire room in your home. 
  • 23 Creative Ways to Bring World Culture into Your Home

    KellyRose McAleer
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    When you’re decorating your home, you probably don’t want it to look like any other house in America. Whether you’re a world traveler or an appreciator of culture, you can bring the best of global décor into your home. With these five styles, you can assign a country to each room or mix and match aesthetics for an exotic, worldly feel.
  • 8 Design Trends You Really Shouldn't Make Your Children Explain To Their Friends

    KellyRose McAleer
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The great part about owning your own house is that you can decorate it any way you want. The downside is, your children will always have an opinion about it. Here we list the ten design trends that Tommy and Susie are most likely to be embarrassed by.
  • Cottage Is Out : Clean Contemporary Is The New Hot Design Trend

    KellyRose McAleer
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    When certain home décor trends go in and out of season for interior designers and homeowners, nothing is left up to fate. Emerging trends are identified by designers, and this year’s look is moving away from last year’s Coastal Cottage Style
  • 15 Home Decorating Mistakes You Don't Even Know You're Making

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

  • How Can I Incorporate Emerging Tech into My Security? [Video]

    Admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Many families with a home security system want to make sure that everything is up-to-date. One way to do this is by implementing newer technology to your already functional system. Our own Security Training Manager, Adam Kiminski, is here with tips for what sorts of additional tech you could add to further protect you and your... Read more » The post How Can I Incorporate Emerging Tech into My Security? [Video] appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • The Automated Evening: How Emerging Tech Can Help Tuck You in at Night

    Admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    We live in a world where modern security practically tucks us in at night. With newer technologies becoming more and more available (and automated) each day, it’s easy to load up your home with enough protection that will help you get some quality rest knowing you’re safe within your own home. So what does safety... Read more » The post The Automated Evening: How Emerging Tech Can Help Tuck You in at Night appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • The Best DIY Halloween Decorations for Your Family

    Admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    It’s that time of year when ghosts and ghouls come out to play, and children dress up like their favorite comic book heroes, princesses, and more. Halloween is quickly approaching, and if you haven’t decorated your home for new, otherworldly guests, it’s time to get cracking! While the witches and the Avengers skip from door... Read more » The post The Best DIY Halloween Decorations for Your Family appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • The Automated Morning

    Admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    For many people, morning routines usually mean waking up earlier than you may want to — but what if you could wake up each morning to an automated home that allows you to take care of everything before you even get out of bed? After all, there’s really nothing better than being able to wake... Read more » The post The Automated Morning appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • How Smart Home Technology Helps Pet Owners Have It All

    Admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Recently, pet owners have been made aware of the dangers of some of the technology they use to make sure their pets are confined to small areas when the owner is away. These kinds of technologies include electric fences and dog collars—both of which might cause anxiety for your dog and can lead to more... Read more » The post How Smart Home Technology Helps Pet Owners Have It All appeared first on Protect Your Home.
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    Best Maids

  • Clotheslines and Dryers

    Paul Cook
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Clotheslines and dryers, both of them come with a strong ability to dry the laundry. However, both of them come with some unique features which you have to know before using them to clean your laundry. Here we have highlighted some unique benefits and drawbacks associated with dryers and clotheslines which will help you to make right choice out of these two options – Clotheslines have got more demand in the market as they are based on the concept of ‘Going green’. On the other hand, dryers offer quicker and highly convenient way to dry the clothes. Clotheslines lets user to dry the…
  • Best Ways to Control Dust during Construction

    Paul Cook
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Dust control is one of the biggest issues people have to deal with when they consider construction or remodeling of their home. If you are allergic to dust then you definitely need to be extra careful. Here is a list of some important tactics which you can follow to control the dust at your construction site - Use sticky mats at all the areas outside construction site. These mats come with a tacky surface which can pull the debris and dirt from shoe soles so that they can’t pollute the clean surface. If workers have to pass through the non-construction area of the site then you can consider…
  • 5 Things you should never clean with Vinegar

    Paul Cook
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Vinegar is one of the most effective cleansing solutions which come with several applications. It can help you to clean the windows, freshen up the laundry and also remove stains from any household items. It is one of the natural and inexpensive cleaning solutions which can be found in every home. But this useful solution feature acidic properties and you can’t use it to clean every household object. Here we have listed few things which you should never clean with vinegar - Waxed Surfaces: Most of the people believe that vinegar can clean the waxed surfaces properly, while experts…
  • How to Upgrade a Bathroom Fan

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

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

  • Green Deal and ECO monthly statistics – September 2014

    Louise Whittland
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Further to the last quarter statistical release for Jan 2013-June 2014, this week’s September monthly figures show “continual growth” for both the Green Deal and ECO. Please read Green Deal and ECO quarterly statistics ‘Jan 2013 – June 2014‘ below for further information, with September figures summarised here: Green Deal and ECO monthly statistics – September 2014 Green Deal continues to grow despite difficulties The Green Deal advice and finance scheme to help householders make energy efficiency improvements to cut fuel bills as well as carbon…
  • Protected: Government flagship home energy efficiency scheme: The Green Deal, explained

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    1 Oct 2014 | 1:36 am
    This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: Government flagship home energy efficiency scheme: The Green Deal, explained appeared first on Green Deal Central News.
  • The Green Deal, explained

    stephenshaw
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    Infographic Please be so kind and share it with all your friends and colleagues. Click here to tweet it or click here and copy the code to embed it into your blog Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: The Green Deal, explained - InfographicThe post The Green Deal, explained appeared first on Green Deal Central News.
  • Future-proofing with the Green Deal Assessment & the Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR)

    stephenshaw
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    Cutting energy bills. Adding value to our properties. Aiding economic recovery. And drastically reducing our carbon footprint. The Green Deal Assessment has a lot to live up to! But, can it take on the housing retrofit challenge and succeed? Green Deal Assessment v’s Energy Performance Certificate The Green Deal Advice Report (GDAR), the catchy name of the document you’ll receive following a Green Deal Assessment, is not, however, alone on the energy efficiency frontline. If you’ve moved house – rented, bought or sold – in the last seven years, you’ve probably heard…
  • Installer guide to the Green Deal home improvement scheme

    stephenshaw
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) is an opportunity to help all customers pay for energy-saving home improvements. £120m is available under the Green Deal home improvement scheme that is available for all UK households. The funding is not restricted by household income and status, but can only paid to installations fitted by Green Deal installers. Bonus: Download the FREE Green Deal Installer Guide (PDF version) From June 2014, any customer in England and Wales wanting to improve their home can apply for up to £7,600 cashback under the GDHIF to help pay for energy efficiency…
 
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    Grants Painting - Indianapolis Painters and DIY Bloggers

  • Exterior House Painting Contractors

    Grant Barnard
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Grants Painting puts our hearts in all exterior painting jobs.  Our exterior painters deliver the best exterior house painting possible. You can trust our exterior painters to complete your house painting with care and while providing value to your huge… Read more › The post Exterior House Painting Contractors appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis Painters and DIY Bloggers.
  • Can Fresh Paint Get Rained On Or Get Wet

    Grant Barnard
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    When fresh paint gets wet right away, a few things can happen. Mostly the issues are solved by simply applying another coat of paint with no other durability issues. With both surfactant leaching and wetting, a simple extra coat will… Read more › The post Can Fresh Paint Get Rained On Or Get Wet appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis Painters and DIY Bloggers.
  • Is It Ok To Pressure Wash Wood?

    Grant Barnard
    22 Jun 2014 | 7:18 pm
    This is a topic of much debate. Mostly because this is a job for a professional or highly skilled DIYer. If you search on this topic enough you will find all kinds of conflicting advise. In fact if you are… Read more › The post Is It Ok To Pressure Wash Wood? appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis Painters and DIY Bloggers.
  • What Size Pressure Washer Do I Need?

    Grant Barnard
    26 May 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Power Washing is usually best done by the professional. Even with the right equipment, mistakes can be made damaging the surface forever. The DIYer can find our articles about power washing Here. Or if you are in the Indianapolis area from… Read more › The post What Size Pressure Washer Do I Need? appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis Painters and DIY Bloggers.
  • My Paint Color Swatch Does Not Match My Wall Paint

    Grant Barnard
    26 May 2014 | 8:21 am
    Having trouble with your paint color matching your color swatch? If you are in the Indianapolis area from Fishers to Greenwood, call Grants Painting. We are the best Indianapolis painters near you. Paint colors are complex. They are generally made… Read more › The post My Paint Color Swatch Does Not Match My Wall Paint appeared first on Grants Painting - Indianapolis Painters and DIY Bloggers.
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    Precision Carpet & Upholstery Care

  • What to do Before the Carpet Cleaners Arrive

    Precision Carpet &#38; Upholstery Care
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    There are a few things you should take care of before your professional carpet cleaners show up. In doing so, you will make their jobs easier, and it will save you both time and aggravation. Then once they are finished, you can simply sit back and enjoy the beauty of your newly cleaned carpets. Be […]
  • How to Care for Berber Carpet

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

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

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

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

  • Rag Rugs Review

    Danijel
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:35 am
    Floor Covering with Rag Rugs Area rugs are much simpler than the floor coverings. They have a common design that can be of much impact on the room, provide more comfort and warmth to the room.  The functional reasons for the use of area rugs are to direct traffic flow. Rag rug plays a more of the role of directing traffic; they are simple and cost efficient rugs that are easily maintained. Also there are other rugs of different variety of fabrics and patterns and relative sizes that give a versatile and effective solution for the house. In these article we shall define certain planning…
  • 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…
 
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    Comfort Matters

  • Like the air we breathe, inspiration is all around.

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    At Lennox, our dedication to the pursuit of perfect air is most evident in our research and development labs, where our new products take shape. At the same time, we recognize that the next brilliant idea may not come from a testing environment. So we’ve stepped outside our labs and looked to nature for inspiration. Specifically, we set our sights on the Toronto Zoo. Comfort in harsh climates Polar bears have evolved in unique ways to adapt to harsh climates, offering important insights on how to become more energy efficient. Explore the possibilities: A cool habitat for polar bears…
  • Perfection: You can feel it in the air!

    admin
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    It starts with pure, clean freshness that lets you breathe easier. Then, there’s the silent flow of precisely heated air to every room. Yes, perfect air may sound like a dream, but it doesn’t have to be. Discover the secrets behind perfect air, right here. Look for variable capacity to ensure steady performance Unlike single-stage units that can only operate all the way on or off, furnaces with Precise Comfort™ variable-capacity technology have the ability to make incremental adjustments in heat and airflow. That means more even temperatures and virtually silent operation. Choose…
  • Make your home fall fashionable.

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

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

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

  • Regular HVAC Maintenance: Preventing Scary Breakdowns

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    The thought of having your furnace break down in the middle of winter is as scary as a haunted house on Halloween! You don’t want to be left in the cold, so now is a perfect time to schedule an appointment with your heating and air conditioning service in Richardson, TX to make sure everything is in top order before the cooler winter weather arrives. It’s important for homeowners to remember to schedule an appointment with a professional to come out and perform preventive maintenance on your furnace and air conditioning unit; not only can you catch the smaller issues before they become…
  • Tips for Managing HVAC and Energy Utility Costs

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Managing HVAC utility costs is certainly a widespread concern among homeowners and business owners alike; with costs on the whole rising as years pass, it becomes increasingly important to maintain manageable utility bills. Fortunately, new technologies, developments and methods are introduced to help with this very thing. One of the most basic, yet most important thing you can do to help manage your costs is to keep an eye on your monthly utility bills. Although this might sound like common sense, it’s actually something many people just don’t do. Be on the lookout for sudden, sharp…
  • Carbon Monoxide: What You Need to Know

    admin
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that people tend to hear about only when there’s been an injury or death. Thousands of individuals are affected by carbon monoxide every year, and at Sentry Air Now, we want consumers to be well-informed to protect themselves. About Carbon Monoxide: · Carbon monoxide is produced by the incomplete burning of fuel. · Household appliances – including gas, oil, coal and electric appliances— are potential sources for carbon monoxide in the home. When running properly, they produce small amounts that are considered acceptable. · In 1971, the…
  • Your Health and Indoor Air Quality

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

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

  • Causes of Uneven Heating in Your Home

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You might be one of many homeowners who find that the temperature of the air differs, sometimes quite a bit, from one room to another and one level to another. This is most commonly the case with different floors, such as from the basement from the attic. Of course, heat naturally rises and cool air falls, so some degree of a difference in temperature is normal. However, what do you do if you notice a dramatic difference from one room to another on the same level or from one end of your home to another? More often than not, when uneven heating happens, it could be a number of small issues…
  • Let’s Talk Toilets: Basic Repair for DIYers

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

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

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

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

  • Carbon Monoxide: What You Need to Know

    seohaus
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    You may have heard of the dangers of carbon monoxide, but there may be some important information on the subject that you may not know. Carbon monoxide poisoning is a largely preventable situation, and being armed with the right information can save you and your loved ones from this deadly gas and its tragic effects: Carbon monoxide has no color, no odor, and no taste. Lethal amounts of carbon monoxide (CO) can accumulate when fuel is not burned properly, resulting in incomplete combustion of fossil fuels such as gas, oil, coal and wood that are used in boilers, engines, gas fires, water…
  • Improve Indoor Air Quality with Duct Cleaning

    seohaus
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    With the increased use of air conditioning, OKC during the fall months and the beginning of the flu and cold season, families are paying more attention to the quality of the air inside their homes. You can find tips to improve your indoor air quality with house plants, with air purifiers and with increased air exchanges and maintenance of heating and air systems. One tip that’s just starting to gain popularity is to improve your indoor air quality by cleaning the ductwork inside your home. When Should I Have Ducts Cleaned? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notes that knowledge of…
  • Your Health and Indoor Air Quality

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

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

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

  • Halloween Decoration Ideas for Bathrooms

    Ant Langston
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    We’ve all gone Halloween crazy in the last few years. In 2001 we spent just £12 million annually on spooky decorations and treats, but by 2010 this figure had rocketed to £235 million. Supermarkets stuff their shelves with chocolates, sweets, costumes and decorations for Halloween as soon as they have cleared their “back to school” ranges, and whatever your spooky taste, there is something to suit. If you’re hosting a Halloween party at home this year then you’ve probably started thinking about decorations already. But what about your bathroom? It’s one room which…
  • Today I Learned: The History of Sewers

    Thomas Mulrooney
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Credit: X-Ben As you pound the pavements, eager to get on with completing your daily errands, do you ever think about what lies beneath your feet? I’m not talking about looking down to pick up random pennies or to admire the collage of years old chewing gum that makes up your typical pavement. I’m talking about what lies deeper than that; something that churns along relentlessly in a flow of raw sewage that’s a mixture of whatever thousands of people had for tea last night, plus whatever your local takeaway is pouring down the drains to create the ‘fatberg’ monstrosity.
  • Modern Black and White Bathrooms

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

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

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

  • QUIZ: What Is Your Backyard Personality?

    James and Alicia
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    These days, a backyard is more that just the outdoor space behind your home. Many people are viewing this space as an extension of their indoor living space, transforming it to fit multiple purposes including living room, kitchen, and even movie space. Now a backyard can be more than just a patio set or a swing set, it can be a space that you find yourself longing to come back to again and again because it perfect matches you. With so many options of how you can transform your space, it can be a little overwhelming to determine which dream backyard is right for you. Luckily, Designs by…
  • 7 Pink Décor Ideas Inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    James and Alicia
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, why not redecorate your home with a touch of pink? Pick and choose from these seven ideas to incorporate pink as a sign of support for those struggling with breast cancer or in memory of a loved one lost. 1. Accent Wall Accent walls save you money and time. Simply pick one wall and cover it with your favorite shade of pink. If you can, paint the rest of the walls white or another neutral color. 2. Paint Your Furniture Are any old chairs or china cabinets looking a bit shabby? Paint over them in pink to make them bright and new again. Add white…
  • Future-Proofing Your Abode –Will these things help your home stand the test of time?

    James and Alicia
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    If you’re planning on building your dream home or renovating your existing home, have you taken the time to consider how your property will stand against the test of time? The future moves fast, so it makes sense to think about making changes that won’t leave your home stuck behind the times but instead are designed for years to come. Known as ‘future-proofing’, doing this will ensure your home won’t become obsolete as new technology emerges and will save you money in the long term. With this in mind, here we have taken a look at several things that could help your home to stand the…
  • 10 Key Areas to Check Before You Buy a Home

    James and Alicia
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Buying a new home can be an exciting – and stressful – time. It seems like there’s so many things to think about when searching for that perfect property that go beyond the basics of location and style. If you are working with an experienced real estate agent, he or she can help point out potential problems that could pop up down the road – such as if a new roof will be needed sooner rather than later. However, there may be some less than obvious red flags that you should be on the lookout for. These may not be at the top of your list of things to check, but it certainly can’t hurt…
  • 4 Construction Equipment Management Tips

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

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Different commercial and residential fences tend to serve different purposes; security and privacy fences are used to keep intruders out, while pool fences are used to protect children and pets from pools. One particularly versatile type of fencing installation in Fort Worth is chain link fencing. If you are looking for a highly customizable new fence installation, consider chain link fencing. Your fence contractor can install a chain link fence in order to solve a variety of different issues that you may be facing. This type of fence can be used for privacy and security, or it can be used to…
  • Fence Design Ideas for Your Yard

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    When it comes to a new fence installation in Lake Worth, you have a wide range of options to choose from. Residential fencing comes in a variety of different shapes, styles, and colors. Keep reading to learn about a few fence design ideas for your yard. Privacy There are many different reasons why you may want to talk to a fence contractor about a new fence installation, and among them is privacy. A new fence can help you feel optimally comfortable on your property. You can determine how much privacy you would like and then achieve that level of privacy by choosing the right privacy fence…
  • The Advantages of Aluminum Fencing

    2 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Aluminum fencing is a popular fencing option for property owners. If you are deciding whether a new aluminum fence installation will be right for your needs, it may be helpful to examine some of the benefits of choosing this type of fencing material. Aluminum fences are very cost-effective and affordable to install. In addition, an aluminum fencing contractor can help you create a new aluminum fence that offers both privacy and protection. For this reason, aluminum is a great material for security fences. Since aluminum is incredibly durable, it will not rust or disintegrate. In addition,…
  • Vinyl vs. Wood Fencing

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

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

    caitlink
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    As the year winds down and the air gradually gets colder, we’re reminded that it’s time to prepare our homes for the upcoming winter months. Granite Transformations has compiled a checklist of essential tips to guide you through a smooth transition to winter. Clean Out Your Gutters: Once the autumn leaves have fallen, clean them and all other debris from your gutters either by hand, scraper or spatula, and then hose them out completely with a good rinse. Check for any leaks or misaligned pipes and make sure the downspouts are carrying water away from your foundation. Having clean gutters…
  • Fun Halloween Ideas To Add Spook And Sparkle To Your Home

    MBecchi
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    Fall is in the air and that means Halloween is right around the corner. Whether you go all out and decorate your house from top to bottom, or enjoy the simple pleasures of carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating with the kids, Halloween has been known as the unofficial start of the holiday season. Here are some fun and easy Halloween decorating ideas to bring some spook and sparkle to the inside and outside of your home: Pumpkin Balloons All you need is your favorite fall-colored balloons, a permanent marker, fun geometric shapes and a spooky imagination. You blow up the balloons, draw faces…
  • Keep Your Jewelry Appraisals Up-To-Date to Save Money!

    MBecchi
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    In today’s market, keeping your jewelry appraisals up-to-date on your insurance policy can save you money in the case of an unfortunate event. More than $1 billion in jewelry is lost or stolen in the United States every year. A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners reported that 59% of consumers have not compiled a list or inventory of their possessions. Of those that did, 27% did not include photos and 28% did not have a backup copy kept in a safe place. Whether it’s emotional or monetary, protecting your assets and taking the time to appraise,…
  • Timeless Kitchen Design Elements

    MBecchi
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    When it comes to kitchen design, homeowners rely on their personal styles to tailor their renovation according to their individual tastes. Turning to a more classic look can be the perfect balance of creating a timeless look with a personal flair. Granite Transformations offers a variety of options to custom design the perfect classic kitchen that will never go out of style. 1. Cabinetry: White or cream-colored cabinets define a timeless, classic kitchen style that will match nearly any countertop or backsplash. 2. Clean Architectural Details: Simple, classic details (like islands with legs,…
  • Top Home Improvement Trends to Make the Most of Your Home

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

  • 10 Girls Bedroom Ideas Pictures

    iHomeDsgn.com
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    Looking for ideas for a girls’ bedroom? Decorating kids’ bedrooms is always fun, especially when you’re moving on from a nursery. Just as with boys’ bedrooms, there aren’t really any … Continue reading →
  • House Design Software Reviews

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

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

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

    iHomeDsgn.com
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:49 am
    Your living room is a place to relax, so decorating it successfully is imperative – the last thing you want to end up with is a space that leaves you … Continue reading →
 
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  • Winter Home Preparation Part 1

    George Roy
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    Is your home prepared for winter? Think of this preparation like how you get ready for a big holiday get-together: the more preparatory work you do in advance, the more enjoyable the occasion because things are in order and the event runs more smoothly. From preparing your fireplace & chimney to sealing doors & windows, the proper preventative measures can make a huge difference. By preparing your home for the winter months, you’ll enjoy a smoother – and safer – season. Here are some tips on winter preparation for your home. Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors As winter…
  • What you need to know about chimney dampers

    George Roy
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    You wouldn’t turn off the heater and throw open your living room windows in the dead of winter, would you? But are you creating the same chilling effect with your open burning wood fireplace chimney? If your damper isn’t working correctly, this is exactly what you may be doing.   The open top end of a chimney allows a draft to be created, which pulls smoke out of the fireplace and into the outside air. It’s a helpful design – when there’s a fire going. But if the damper doesn’t create a tight seal, an updraft or downdraft will be the result. Where updrafts are concerned, when…
  • Is an electric fireplace or stove a good choice for you?

    George Roy
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    There’s nothing like a fireplace to provide steady warmth and a lovely glow to any room in the house. Some people, however, aren’t interested in the hassle of constantly adding wood to a wood-burning fireplace and can’t justify the expense of a fully installed gas-burning unit. In this case, an electric fireplace or stove might be the perfect solution. Electric fireplaces and stoves offer great looks, ambiance and safety Today’s electric fireplaces and stoves are designed to closely resemble units that generate fire for heat. But electric units don’t use fire, meaning homeowners…
  • National Fire Prevention Week aims to save lives

    George Roy
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    Fire prevention and safety should be big topics for everyone, particularly those who operate fire-burning appliances like fireplaces and stoves in their homes. National Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, 2014 is an opportunity for all of us to remind ourselves just how important fire safety is. This week dedicated to fire prevention and safety was first proclaimed in 1920 by President Woodrow Wilson and has been commemorated annually since 1922. What was the impetus for designating a week to this critical cause? Mrs. O’Leary’s cow. The Great Chicago Fire Older folks probably have heard…
  • Hearth Fuel Primer for Choosing a Fireplace or Stove

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

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    At Lennox, our dedication to the pursuit of perfect air is most evident in our research and development labs, where our new products take shape. At the same time, we recognize that the next brilliant idea may not come from a testing environment. So we’ve stepped outside our labs and looked to nature for inspiration. Specifically, we set our sights on the Toronto Zoo. Comfort in harsh climates Polar bears have evolved in unique ways to adapt to harsh climates, offering important insights on how to become more energy efficient. Explore the possibilities: A cool habitat for polar bears…
  • Perfection: You can feel it in the air!

    admin
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    It starts with pure, clean freshness that lets you breathe easier. Then, there’s the silent flow of precisely heated air to every room. Yes, perfect air may sound like a dream, but it doesn’t have to be. Discover the secrets behind perfect air, right here. Look for variable capacity to ensure steady performance Unlike single-stage units that can only operate all the way on or off, furnaces with Precise Comfort™ variable-capacity technology have the ability to make incremental adjustments in heat and airflow. That means more even temperatures and virtually silent operation. Choose…
  • Make your home fall fashionable.

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

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

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

    Jim Weisman
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:39 am
    A home addition can provide a variety of benefits and useful advantages, and can also (in many cases) increase a home’s property value or give it a better chance of selling quickly. You have a wide range of options when it comes to home additions. The ones that are best for you will depend on a number of factors, such as your budget, total lot space and your long-term plans for the property. Some common types of home additions include: Master bedroom/suite: A small master bedroom can be a turnoff to potential buyers. If you aren’t planning to sell, a cramped bedroom can make you feel too…
  • Whole Home Remodeling Guide

    Jim Weisman
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    It’s here and ready for you to download!  Claim your copy of our latest guide, “Whole Home Remodeling” today! Republic West Remodeling’s latest guide is an informative resource for successfully remodeling your entire home during in a single project.  We developed this guide for homeowners to adequately prepare for such a major undertaking. The information we provide can help you complete such a massive project just as you envisioned and without major setbacks.  Our latest guide discusses topics such as: Things to Consider with a Whole House Remodel Starting with a Dream – Then…
  • Apps and Web Tools to Help with Home Remodel in Phoenix

    Jim Weisman
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    If you are planning a home renovation—or are even just at the dreaming stage—you have likely already done some online research. But you may not have yet discovered the multitude of apps designed to help people who are contemplating a home improvement project. While these apps likely can’t compare to the tools your contractor has at their disposal, they can help you make some initial plans, compare different options, envision what your space might look like after specific upgrades, and get a realistic idea of what you can expect during the process. Best of all, many of them are free…
  • Lots of Options for Arizona Outdoor Spaces

    Jim Weisman
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    The amazing climate we enjoy here in this region is one of the main reasons many people want to move here, and why those who are already here love it so much and want to stay. For property owners, it also allows for many exciting options as far as what they can do with their homes, both indoors and outside. One of the best ways to take advantage of this great climate and the unique views and natural landscapes is by creating outdoor spaces. These are terrific places to relax, entertain or just take in the surroundings. Excited by the idea of outdoor spaces, but don’t have any specific…
  • Remodeling for the Holidays

    Jim Weisman
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Our latest reference guide is available to download now!  Republic West Remodeling’s new resource, “Remodeling for the Holidays,” provides valuable information on how you can prepare your home for the holidays.  Whether you need a better functioning kitchen, more living space, a new bathroom or an updated look, you’ll be able to complete your remodeling project in time for Thanksgiving dinner. The guide covers topics such as: Answering Important Holiday Remodeling Questions Why Summer is the Perfect Time to Begin a Holiday Remodeling Project The Do-able Projects for the Holidays…
 
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  • Stay Ebola-Free: The First Ever HazMat Guide

    Maid Sailors
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    New York City is a beautiful, majestic place during the fall. Unfortunately for everyone, Fall 2014 has been a bit unique. In a previous piece, we made it clear that Ebola can only be transferred through direct interactions with either infected animals or bodily fluids. While we maintain that the risk of any outbreak in NYC continues to be very low, given current events, we ain’t really tryna take no chances, nah mean? Hence, in addition to the hottest Fall fashion trends we already summarized, it turns out Gucci, Chanel and YSL were all wrong – this Fall’s hottest accessory is the…
  • How to clean and soften paint brushes

    Maid Sailors
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Along with the cleaning of the major parts of your home, you might want to try and sanitize also the smaller objects which you use in your everyday life. If you like painting, for instance, or if you’ve recently painted a room in your home, then you are probably wondering what will be the most effective way to clean the tools. The smart thing will be to put the brushes you have used for the job immediately in hot water but in case you forget to do that, there are still ways to bring back the good looks of your brushes even after days. The cleaning itself is very easy and won’t…
  • The Ebola Flowchart That Could Save Your Life

    Maid Sailors
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    It’s official – the Ebola virus has extended its spread from West Africa to the internet. Moreover, it has also found it’s way to Dallas, TX where Thomas E. Duncan was recently confirmed as the first ever Ebola case on North American soil (after contracting the disease in Liberia). As of this writing, he remains the only confirmed case on soil with a handful of pending cases in the Washington D.C. area. Naturally, Americans from Los Angeles to Long Island are worried sick, and rightfully so. After all, if it were up to the media (read: Twitter), by the time this post gets published,…
  • 20 Myths about New York City

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

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

    Emily Cantona
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. White Walls in the Interior Design Different colors can easily come and go, but your white walls will never goes out of fashion! It is the right choice for your walls. For this there... White Walls in the Interior Design | Modern Minimalist Apartment Interior Emily Cantona
  • Decorating the Staircase in the Moroccan Style | DIY Project

    Emily Cantona
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Decorating the Staircase in the Moroccan Style Do you want that yours usual staircase becomes a remarkable effect in your interior? Then look for a bit of color and brush in your garage, because... Decorating the Staircase in the Moroccan Style | DIY Project Emily Cantona
  • Eye Catching Stylish and Elegant Living Room Ideas

    Emily Cantona
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. Eye Catching Elegant Living Room Interior Ideas The appearance of the living room sometimes people conjure up what you can say. It’s like writing a story about the household and himself, but not words,... Eye Catching Stylish and Elegant Living Room Ideas Emily Cantona
  • BoConcept 2014-2015 Living Room Furniture and Decor Collection

    Emily Cantona
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. BoConcept 2014-2015 Living Room Furniture and Decor Collection BoConcept Living Room Furniture Designs 2014-2015 September is the month of news for all brands of decoration, home and furniture such as urban Danish brand BoConcept... BoConcept 2014-2015 Living Room Furniture and Decor Collection Emily Cantona
  • Wake Up Your Home Decor |Tie and Dye Gatecrash Walls

    Emily Cantona
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. A Cool Interior with Tie and Dye Gatecrash Walls We are here again with a cool home décor article, tie and dye gatecrash walls are the main rule of this home décor project. Today’s... Wake Up Your Home Decor |Tie and Dye Gatecrash Walls Emily Cantona
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  • 3 Great Reasons To Use A Local Painting Company

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

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

  • 4 Creative DIY Coffee Tables Ideas

    occasional tables
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Depending on the style of your living room or the room, in which you want to place your coffee table, you can choose its proper design. Using your own leftover building materials and means, that you have at hand, you can create your own coffee table. More modern and contemporary, practical or with a rustic […]
  • Folding Pool Table Features and Best Prices

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

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

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

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

  • The Bistro Table for the Modern Appearance

    Julia James
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:13 pm
    The bistro table is commonly found in modern style. Because of that, people can find this table in the simple appearance. That appearance actually becomes the main reason why modern people like to use this kind of table in their house. Of course for composing the idea about this kind of table people must know […]
  • The Bifold Closet Doors and Its Unique Appearance

    Julia James
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:44 pm
    The bifold closet doors can be found as the Asian style for closet door that is popular for being used in the world. The popularity of this kind of closet door is caused by the unique style can be found. Some common characteristics of this kind of door can be connected into the possibility of […]
  • The Bedroom Chairs and the IKEA Style

    Julia James
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    The special aspect can be found from the bedroom chairs can be connected into the function of the chair itself that is different from the function of the common chair. The special aspect from this kind of chair can be found related to the appearance itself that is usually more flexible than some common chair […]
  • The Asian Style and the Beaded Curtains

    Julia James
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    The beaded curtains are often assumed as the Asian style for the curtain. This one also can be connected into the classic style of curtain since this style can be found commonly in past time. Nevertheless, some modern people like to use this kind of curtain because of its artistic and exotic appearance that can […]
  • Beach Chairs and Its Important Aspect

    Julia James
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    The appearance of the beach chairs can be used as the part of the plan for making more pleasant moment of enjoying the beach. Because of that, this kind of chair has the special design than the common chair especially the formal one. With that reason, people also can choose the style of the chair […]
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    Diamond Certified Blog

  • Diamond Certified Experts: Plumbing in the New Millennium

    James Florence
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Thanks to industry innovation, today’s plumbing technology is able to provide sophisticated solutions for age-old problems. Photo: Savior Plumbing (2014) Plumbing has been part of human civilization for a long time—even ancient Rome had sophisticated systems to facilitate water delivery and waste disposal. And while plumbing technology has continuously advanced over the years, development has never occurred more rapidly than in recent decades. Modern innovations have brought improvements in terms of energy efficiency and water usage, which in turn have created solutions to age-old…
  • Preparing Your Home for Winter with Fall Maintenance: Part 2

    James Florence
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    While Part 1 of this blog series outlined important weatherproofing measures to protect your home against water and air leaks, this segment addresses a second, equally crucial aspect of winter home preparation: In addition to weatherproofing, another crucial part of preparing your home for the winter season is inspecting and servicing heating fixtures. Photo: Bayhill Heat & Air (2014) Make sure vital heating systems are performing safely and efficiently. There are two fixtures you don’t want to break down in the middle of winter: your central heating system and your hot water heater.
  • Defense Against the Dark Arts: Four Expert Tips and One Simple Trick to Avoid Locksmith Fraud

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

    Jennifer Chan
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Listen. I delete emails from down-and-out Nigerian royalty. Stranded hospital-bound strangers get nothing. And when Bernie Madoff made me an offer I couldn’t refuse, I said, “No way!” Or I would have, if he had…you get the drift. Consequently, it is with great humility (and some shame) that I admit this in a public forum: I got scammed by a locksmith—or more accurately, a con artist posing as a locksmith. Here’s how it happened. One bright fall morning, I carefully locked all the doors to my house, walked my kids to the bus stop and handed my only house key to my son (who had…
  • Preparing Your Home for Winter with Fall Maintenance: Part 1

    James Florence
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Summer has given way to autumn, and people throughout the Greater Bay Area are starting to get ready for the upcoming holiday season. However, amidst your fall decorating and holiday shopping, it’s important to remember another key seasonal measure: preparing your home for imminent winter weather. With its chilly temperatures and heavy rainfall, winter can take a toll on any home, but with proper preparation, you can fortify yours against the elements and avoid common problems. While the Bay Area isn’t subject to the extreme conditions found in other states, winter weather can nonetheless…
 
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    Best vacuum cleaner - the ultimate guide - Clean smartly

  • Is weigth important? Oreck Magnesium RS says “Yes it is!”

    Jason Roberts
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    We are getting closer to Halloween, and after this party, there’s only a month and a half until winter holidays. I bet you are looking forward to finish all the housework at ease. To make your chores easier, you’ll need to use the right tools for the right job. You don’t need to look anywhere further to have that powerful tool within your reach. That’s because the Oreck company offers the newest vacuum cleaner in town, the Magnesium RS. The Oreck Magnesium RS Swivel-Steering Bagged (its full name) is truly a work of art, at least from a designer’s point of view.
  • Meet Anna Moseley from AskAnnaMoseley.com

    Jason Roberts
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    If you are planning to engage into a DIY household project, you will definitely find useful the info that Anna Moseley offers on her blog: AskAnnaMoseley.com. Do you o clean things that are impossible to clean? Looking for organizing tips from a real expert? Learn more about Anna from this brief 10 questions interview. 1. Please briefly introduce yourself Hi I’m Anna. I live in Northern California with my husband and our two daughters, a 5 year old and an adopted 17 year old. I love my job and I love the freedom it allows me to be at home with my girls. I’ve been blogging for almost 4…
  • Just how good is the Hoover corded cyclonic stick vacuum? A complete review

    Jason Roberts
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    I’ll admit, Hoover has a great range of lightweight vacuum cleaners. The product reviewed bellow, the Hoover Corded Cyclonic Stick Vacuum is one of them. It is a great cleaning machine for apartments or small houses. It weights around 8 pounds and has its easy to maneuver thanks to its swivel steering. It’s also easy to store. It has a low profile and with its extreme recline handle you will have no problem reaching under the furniture or in tricky spots. If you continue to read this review you will find out: Why this product is #3 in Amazon sales for stick vacuums. More than 1000…
  • Dyson Eye 360 review: Evolution or revolution?

    Jason Roberts
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    With just a couple of months remaining from this year, all big companies are trying to fulfill their yearly objectives, including Dyson. One of their novelties was just presented at IFA Berlin 2014: the Dyson 360 Eye. According to Dyson, the company that has changed the cleaning industry forever, they invested over $46 mil in this new robotic vacuum cleaner. Until now, Dyson was only producing uprights and canisters. But within the last 2 years, Dyson has prepared a surprise for us (and also for Roomba & Neato, the main robotic vacuum cleaner producers at the moment). The Dyson 360 Eye is…
  • Ultimate guide to vacuum cleaner filtration

    Jason Roberts
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    I know a lot of people that suffer from asthma or allergies, and I bet you do too (or better yet you’re one of them). If with asthma, things are pretty clear, with allergies is not always black or white: they can be developed over time, and healthy people may end up sick. Humans live and breathe in environments where millions of airborne particles accumulate. This report doesn’t target these. The main focus of this guide is on particles laying on the floor which are picked up by the airflow produced by the vacuum cleaner and are exhausted back into the living space. A lot of dirt,…
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    Air Purifier Review

  • 15 Best Propane Heaters 2014

    Janet Miller
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    We shortlisted from our propane heater reviews this list of the 15 best propane heaters for 2014. If you have shopped for a portable or wall mounted heater, you know that there are several types of heaters such as electric, oil, ceramic, and propane. Propane heaters are a great option if you want lots of […]
  • 15 Best Bladeless Fans

    Janet Miller
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    From our 100+ bladeless fans reviews we shortlisted this list of the 15 best bladeless fans. Fans come in several styles from small and compact cooling units to large air circulators. One of the newest types of fans to come on the market is the bladeless fan. There are two main types of bladeless fans: […]
  • 15 Best Portable Fans and Stroller Fans

    Janet Miller
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    Looking for the best portable fans or good stroller fans? If you travel, or work and play outdoors you probably know what it feels like to be too warm. Air conditioners and room fans can really help indoors but in the heat of the day, it can be hard to find relief outside. Portable and […]
  • 15 Best Portable Air Conditioners 2014

    Janet Miller
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    We went through our more than 100 portable air conditioner reviews to shortlist this list of the 15 best portable air conditioners for 2014. Portable Air Conditioners are a great way to cool off a room. To start off, here are a few buyers’ tips on what to pay attention to when buying a portable […]
  • 15 Best Dehumidifiers for Basement 2014

    Janet Miller
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:50 am
    With our collective experience writing more than 100 dehumidifier reviews, we came up with this shortlist of the 15 best dehumidifiers for basement 2014. Getting the best dehumidifiers for basement is the only way to counter your humidity problem in this area. Whether it is a small or large-sized basement, it all has high humidity […]
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    Selby Soft Furnishings Blog

  • Do It Yourself Guides – Create Your Own Simple Curtains (DIY Difficulty – Easy)

    Rita
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    This is the next instalment of our new series of guides which will start off simple and gradually move onto more difficult and involved projects. This guide covers creating a very simple set of curtains. The curtains we’ll be creating in this guide will end up with a 54″ drop, however you can adjust the length to better suit your needs. We won’t go into measuring for the curtains in this guide, as that’s another guide in itself. The fabric used is 56″ wide including the selvedge and we will use the entire width of the fabric in this guide. We did this because we…
  • Do It Yourself Guides – Create Your Own Simple Scatter Cushions (DIY Difficulty – Very Easy)

    Rita
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    This is a very simple, low cost scatter cushion design, aimed at those new to sewing and creating their very own soft furnishings. Each step is clearly photographed with a detailed description below it. This is the beginning of our new series of guides which will start off simple and gradually move onto more difficulty and involved projects. The finished  cushions will be around 18″x18″, which will require just 1 metre of fabric. If you’re buying readymade fibre filled fillers, please remember you will need to buy them at 20″x20″. The guide for the curtains now…
  • Beginners Tips to Curtain Making and Choosing Curtain Fabric

    Mark
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Avoid curtain fabrics with large and or complicated patterns for an initial attempt. Choose a plain fabric and a small window with a standard curtain rail design to start with. Remember, keep it simple! Always buy a little extra fabric than you believe is required. The additional fabric covers against shrinking as well as pattern match if applicable. The excess fabric can always be used elsewhere, for example to make complimentary scatter cushions. You will need to purchase curtain tape that is the width of your fabric twice for two curtains. In the UK, curtain tape is often sold by the metre…
  • Finding The Right Upholstery Fabric For Reviving Your Old Furniture

    Mark
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Bringing new life back into a treasured piece of furniture needn’t be expensive. In fact, it’s often a far better option than merely purchasing a newer, lesser quality piece. In addition, reupholstering a piece of furniture allows you to really customise it to your very own preferences! The most crucial step is to arrange for an upholsterer to inspect the piece(s) of furniture you wish to have reupholstered. An upholsterer should be able to indicate how much fabric will be required for the project and whether or not you wish to source this material yourself. Keep in mind the…
 
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    Survival Renewable Energy

  • #TOP10 – The 10 Best Solar Panel Charger For Outdoor People

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    If you travel a lot or you consider your self to be an outdoor person, Then you might have experienced a low battery issues through your phone ,your tablet or even your laptop. and Who has not?. This would be embarrassing if you are having an important meeting or a conference or otherwise you are traveling  somewhere or having a trip. But on the other hand technology does not stop at inventing those smart devices only ,but also has a lot of progress of how you can easily charge them any time any where. Next Are the 10 best solar panel chargers that have an excellent feedback and rating 5…
  • Geothermal Energy: Unlimited Geothermal Energy Facts

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Geothermal Energy is considered to be one of the renewable energy resources that is actually clean and efficient, It also has the capability to produce huge amount of electricity for thousands of homes, But what is really geothermal energy and how it can be harnessed to produce electric power. That what you are going to know when you have a look at the following infographic. “Infographic Credit:Pinterest“ “Featured Image Credit:Flickr“ The post Geothermal Energy: Unlimited Geothermal Energy Facts appeared first on Survival Renewable Energy.
  • How Does Wind Energy Work? & Is It Worth The Investment?

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Personally ,I really love wind energy ,It’s efficient ,Clean ,Environment-friendly and it can be harnessed to produce unlimited amount of electricity ,Also i love its huge wind turbines, they are really unique ,I don’t know if you have the same opinion as mine ,But There is no doubt that wind energy is considered to be a very useful renewable energy source. I have picked a very cool video to show you how does wind energy work? ,Is It really worth to invest millions of dollars? ,Also how scientists overcame its disadvantages, especially that one disadvantage about the birds. Have…
  • Ethanol Fuel Pros & Cons

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Bio fuels are one of those renewable resource that is more controversial than any other kind of resources, This because Ethanol and bio-diesel are both produced from sugarcane or Starch crops and vegetables. “Food is probably for eating not for using it as a fuel” “- “What Is Biofuel? – Advantages And Disadvantages Of Biofuels“ So anyways in the following infographic ,Ethanol fuel is pretty much explained here with it Pros and cons, Take a look! “Infographic Credit:Flickr” “Featured Image Credit:Flickr“ Take Notice See larger image…
  • #TOP10 – The 10 Best LED Light Bulbs For Energy Saving

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    Saving energy is becoming day by day one of the most essential practices at home ,And with the renewable energy and Go Green Revolutions people start to be extremely aware for that not only at their homes but also in their business place. There is no doubt that lighting is the most important part of the house or of the business place ,so choosing the right lighting bulbs is crucial and could be saving you tons of money and energy in the long run. According to 3 Questions Answered About LED Light Bulbs ,we ended up knowing that Led Bulbs are the best out there nowadays because they last…
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    Modelight.co.uk

  • From tubular bells to telekinesis!

    model131
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:06 am
    What is your wildest dream? Perhaps to have a psychic ability to influence a physical system without physical interaction? If you could be teletransported to a far off galaxy, what would you fantasise it to be? Most of us go through life, reacting to events, letting them determine our outcomes. But great inventors, writers, musicians […]
  • Whose catchphrase is this? “Now it’s Marge’s time to shine!”

    model131
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:32 am
    You’re at a party and asked what you do. What do you say? And do you say it with passion? Everyone needs a slam dunk catchphrase! Everybody is amazing at something — being a great entrepreneur or throwing fandabbydozy parties. How do you amaze? Is it your turn for the spotlight, to let your genius […]
  • If you go down in the woods today …

    model131
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    … what might you find? How open are you to being surprised? There in the forest do you see only shades of brown and gold and green – or do you see contrasts of lightness and brightness? How inspired can you become by the natural, the simple, even the colourful carpets of leaves? No teddy […]
  • The early bird gets the freshest snow!

    model131
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:39 am
    The later bird has made the best of the après-ski! It’s often said there are only two types of skier; those who are up with the larks, exhilarating in the fresh morning snow. And those who rise a little later, with memories of the après-ski the night before! Some do both. Flexible and versatile are […]
  • Everywhere you look, whatever happened to…?

    model131
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:42 am
    A light is waiting to carry you home … … to memories past. Remember Full House, the American sitcom, and its theme tune Everywhere you Look, set in the 80s in sophisticated San Fransisco. Or back to the 30s and the rural life of field farming, and milk maids and milk churns. Or even further […]
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    Smartlyfe Blog

  • Outdoor Cooking: Grill Cleaning Kit

    Fiona Greyson
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:53 pm
    If you have a grill in your home which you love using, now is the moment to fire […] The post Outdoor Cooking: Grill Cleaning Kit appeared first on Smartlyfe Blog.
  • Top Time Management Tips for Exam Success

    Alex Vonski
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    Do you have a lot of deadlines approaching? Too much to do and not enough time to do […] The post Top Time Management Tips for Exam Success appeared first on Smartlyfe Blog.
  • Upgrading To An Energy Saving Air Conditioner Will Save You Money In The Long Run

    Aria Meyer
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    The air conditioner is an integral part of any home. By regulating air flow and temperature within a […] The post Upgrading To An Energy Saving Air Conditioner Will Save You Money In The Long Run appeared first on Smartlyfe Blog.
  • Cheese and Tomato Pizza

    Recipe Master
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    Crispy based and simply topped, this pizza will delight all children. Cheese and tomato pizza Crispy based and […] The post Cheese and Tomato Pizza appeared first on Smartlyfe Blog.
  • Teriyaki Chicken Pizza

    Recipe Master
    9 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    This slightly sweet chicken pizza has been a requested meal among my family since coming up with the […] The post Teriyaki Chicken Pizza appeared first on Smartlyfe Blog.
 
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