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  • 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
  • How to get rid of mold and mildew in your home

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    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Mold growth in the home is unhealthy for your family. It is essential that you deal with any mold or mildew in your home. The common idea most people have of basements are dark, damp rooms, covered with basement mold. In fact, basement and bathroom mold is one of the main concerns many homeowners have about […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • How Heating Repair Saves You Money

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    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…
  • Interior Design Trends 2015

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    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Interior design has a symbiotic relationship with fashion design. Both inspire each other for creative ideas and new inspirations.  In 2015 Interior design and home décor trends will reinvent luxury, creativity, versatility, and eco-friendly spaces. Here is a list of interior design and home décor trends for 2015: Colors which are chosen from outdoor natural surroundings and 
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  • Gutter Helmet® Continues to Raise Awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project®

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    30 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    With Veterans Day just around the corner, Gutter Helmet® would once again like to take a moment to express our appreciation to those who serve our country. We honor those who have devoted part of their lives to protecting ourselves and our loved ones, and continue to show our appreciation with support of the Wounded Warrior Project®. The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) was founded in 2002 by several veterans and their friends who took action to help the first wounded American service members returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. WWP serves veterans and service members who incurred a…
  • What Makes Helmet Heat® Different From Other Roof Heating Cables

    sfschristina
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    During the winter months, many homes develop a phenomenon on the roof known as ice damming. This happens when snowmelt freezes at the eaves and turns into a solid mass of heavy ice and debris. The weight of this accumulated ice can gradually cause gutters to sag and pull away from a home. Another danger of ice damming is the damage it can cause to roofing materials as ice creeps up under shingles and traps water on the roof surface. The dammed water can then penetrate the roof structure and cause interior water damage and wood rot. While lack of attic insulation, poor ventilation in the attic…
  • 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…
 
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  • Advantages of Solar Hot Water Systems

    Anne
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    Clearly, having a solar hot water system installed in your household comes with a lot of benefits that are hard to miss. Apart from the obvious financial reward from reduced energy consumption, it can also help you contribute to a worthwhile cause like environmental sustainability. Below are some of the many advantages of investing in […] The post Advantages of Solar Hot Water Systems appeared first on diy projects.
  • Think Green: Transforming Your Kitchen Into An Eco-friendly Space

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

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

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

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

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Choosing the proper bed room fixtures can genuinely be a challenge. After all, the bedroom is a location where a great deal of men and women like to expend their time and unwind from the day’s activities. As such, it is extremely significant for making sure that the room is as inviting as possible. The […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Antiquing Your White Kitchen Cabinets

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Antique White Kitchen Cabinets Do you have a dull, white kitchen that needs to be spruced up? Yes, even though the kitchen is all white, the counters are white, the seats are white, and I’m sure the table is white, and while it all seems nice, the room probably seems cold. This is a prevalent […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • How to get rid of mold and mildew in your home

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Mold growth in the home is unhealthy for your family. It is essential that you deal with any mold or mildew in your home. The common idea most people have of basements are dark, damp rooms, covered with basement mold. In fact, basement and bathroom mold is one of the main concerns many homeowners have about […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Coffee and End Tables

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo They might match or only complement each other, but without them you would just have a room with a sofa. When it comes to living room furniture two standards are the coffee table and end tables. Coffee and end tables are used for many things from eating or resting feet to being a convenient place […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The possibilities available to the furniture designer, cabinet maker or DIY enthusiast using architectural bamboo boards are limited only to the imagination. Have a look at what Greenington have managed to come up with & be inspired … Quoted from their web site: Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture offers a full line of unique, high quality […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
 
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  • 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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  • How to choose the right bedroom furniture

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Choosing the proper bed room fixtures can genuinely be a challenge. After all, the bedroom is a location where a great deal of men and women like to expend their time and unwind from the day’s activities. As such, it is extremely significant for making sure that the room is as inviting as possible. The […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Antiquing Your White Kitchen Cabinets

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Antique White Kitchen Cabinets Do you have a dull, white kitchen that needs to be spruced up? Yes, even though the kitchen is all white, the counters are white, the seats are white, and I’m sure the table is white, and while it all seems nice, the room probably seems cold. This is a prevalent […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • How to get rid of mold and mildew in your home

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo Mold growth in the home is unhealthy for your family. It is essential that you deal with any mold or mildew in your home. The common idea most people have of basements are dark, damp rooms, covered with basement mold. In fact, basement and bathroom mold is one of the main concerns many homeowners have about […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Coffee and End Tables

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo They might match or only complement each other, but without them you would just have a room with a sofa. When it comes to living room furniture two standards are the coffee table and end tables. Coffee and end tables are used for many things from eating or resting feet to being a convenient place […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
  • Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture

    The Oriental Bamboo Team
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    Read more @ Eco-Logic Bamboo The possibilities available to the furniture designer, cabinet maker or DIY enthusiast using architectural bamboo boards are limited only to the imagination. Have a look at what Greenington have managed to come up with & be inspired … Quoted from their web site: Greenington Fine Bamboo Furniture offers a full line of unique, high quality […] Learn more about how you can benefit from using bamboo in your projects - Find us on Facebook! or Follow us on Twitter ...
 
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  • Get the Most from Your Heating This Season with a Thermostat Upgrade

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    22 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    Your heating system may be one of the most efficient systems available on the market, but it still won’t run as well as it could without a proper thermostat. The thermostat is one of the smallest but also one of the most important components of your heater, signaling when it is time for your system to switch on and off. In this regard, it may seem as though every thermostat is relatively similar. However, your older, outdated thermostat may be costing you more every month. Let’s say you have a manual thermostat: the type that uses dials and sliders to set the temperature rather than…
  • Are Heat Pumps Effective Enough for the Winter?

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    15 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Heat pumps in Anderson have become very popular systems for a number of reasons, but there is some concern about their ability to properly heat during the coldest months of the winter. Understanding how a heat pump works can help to answer some of the questions of its effectiveness during winter. RineAir Heating & Air Conditioning technicians have the expertise to help you with any heat pump issue, so call us today for quality heat pump services in Anderson, OH. How Does a Heat Pump Heat? Heat pumps can offer both heating and cooling because of a special component they have called a…
  • 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…
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  • Repairs for Electric Water Heaters

    Stephen Andrews
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    It’s never a good feeling to turn on your shower in the morning and be greeted with freezing, brown, or horrible smelling water. If it happens, though, it’s a good sign that the water heater is having problems. So, what can be done to fix it? Read on to find out. No Hot Water The most common cause for this issue is a lack of power to the heating elements in the unit. Often, this is caused by a circuit breaker being tripped. Other causes can include a bad thermostat or broken heating element. If you aren’t getting any hot water, check the circuit breaker to make sure it hasn’t tripped.
  • 3 Myths About Heating in Roswell, GA

    Stephen Andrews
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    There are quite a few heating myths floating around, both on the internet and by word of mouth. The reason so many of these myths have survived is mostly linked to homeowners’ desires to save energy and money. When you’re trying to cut heating costs, you’ll probably be willing to try all sorts of things that may or may not make a difference. Here are our top 3 heating myths in Roswell, GA. Myth: If You Set Your Thermostat Higher, Your House Will Heat Faster Nope. This is 100% untrue. In actuality, the thermostat only has two settings for heat: on or off. When you set a target…
  • 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…
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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…
  • 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…
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  • How to Decorate the Dullest Wall in Your House

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:25 pm
    The Salon-style wall decoration trend, emerged in 1670 from the French Royal Academy of Art and Sculpture, has become extremely famous these days. The decorating style incorporates the arrangement of different types of paintings, pictures and photographs together on an empty wall to transform it from dull and boring to beautiful and dazzling. Here are ... The post How to Decorate the Dullest Wall in Your House appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Coffee Table Designing Tips for Modern Homes

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Coffee table is an integral part of modern homes that simply makes or mars the décor of any living area. If you find your coffee table increasingly cluttered, here are some fabulous design tips that can spruce up the coffee table and make it visually pleasing and functional at the same time. Use Trays for ... The post Coffee Table Designing Tips for Modern Homes appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Creative Ways to Add Beauty and Life to Cut Flowers

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Flowers are mood busters that spread both fragrance and happiness. From Roses to Orchids, flowers can completely bring magic to your place with their stunning beauty and refresh your mind, body and souls, making you feel rejuvenated. Read this article to know artful ways in which you can extend the life and beauty of cut ... The post Creative Ways to Add Beauty and Life to Cut Flowers appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Awesome Designing Ideas to Spruce up Your Guest Bathroom

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    With Halloween and Christmas holidays heading near, you must be expecting guests to storm your house. Everyone wants to make the best possible efforts to make the guest comfortable during their stay. However, if you own a comparatively smaller guest bathroom, you must try to design and renovate it in a way that it caters ... The post Awesome Designing Ideas to Spruce up Your Guest Bathroom appeared first on Home Chunk.
  • Simple Ways to Mix Colors and Patterns in Your Home

    Community Writer | Community.DrPrem.com
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    There is no trick to perfect your interior designing skills. It all has to do with precise measurements, specific proportions and last minute substitutions for your results to be successful. You can apply the same for working with different colors and patterns for your home. While there is no secret formula for success here, there ... The post Simple Ways to Mix Colors and Patterns in Your Home 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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    Finsa Blog

  • 6 Things You Should Know About Advertising Property Online

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

    Matthew Crist
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    The Merseyside Landlord’s Show took place last Saturday with hundreds of property owners and investors visiting the exhibition at the  Liverpool Echo Arena on a beautiful sunny day on the banks of the river Mersey. Landlords had the opportunity to attend seminars on topics such as: ‘Advertising your property on-line’, ‘Evicting problematic tenants’, ‘How to raise additional finance to grow your property portfolio’, and ‘Energy Efficiency.’ At the event Finsahome showcased their extensive range of kitchens with all the exclusive trade…
  • 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…
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  • HVAC Duct Sealing - Stop Wasting Energy in Your Home

    admin
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:37 pm
    A residential HVAC system is made of many different parts, all of which contribute to the comfort levels and energy efficiency of a home. Many homeowners focus mostly on the actual furnace and air conditioner units when making choices about improving efficiency or comfort.  What many homeowners do not realize is that their ductwork is just as important a consideration when addressing their home’s energy use and efficiency. read more
  • 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
 
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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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    Leovan Design

  • Interior Design Trends 2015

    Diana Hadchity Chedrawy
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Interior design has a symbiotic relationship with fashion design. Both inspire each other for creative ideas and new inspirations.  In 2015 Interior design and home décor trends will reinvent luxury, creativity, versatility, and eco-friendly spaces. Here is a list of interior design and home décor trends for 2015: Colors which are chosen from outdoor natural surroundings and 
  • 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
 
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    Bifold Network

  • Free homeowner leads

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

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

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

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

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

    Admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    We connected with several great pest control companies from our recent post which listed our top pest control blogs. It’s nice when companies are willing to take the time to educate consumers! Permatreat in Virginia is one of those great companies who is happy to share their knowledge. We had an opportunity to interview Kevin Walsh, an entomologist at Permatreat, on the topic of pest control in the winter. If you are in Virginia, be sure to check for Permatreat’s nearest location for your next pest control need. 1. Tell us about PermaTreat and what makes you different from other…
  • Spider Control And Prevention – Interview with Alpha Ecological

    Admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We were fortunate enough to interview Danny Danciu of Alpha Ecological on a topic that is of interest for many homeowners. Spider control and prevention can be a serious topic, depending on the kind of infestation you have. As you may know, certain types of spiders can cause serious harm and even death. At the very least, they are a creepy little pest that you simply don’t want crawling around. I’d like to thank Danny for sharing his insights with us below and encourage you to check out Alpha Ecological’s locations and see if one is near you. Here is the interview: 1. Tell…
  • Interview With Rove Pest Control – Bed Bugs, Termites, and More

    Admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    After featuring Rove Pest Control in our recent list of helpful pest control blogs, we had the pleasure of interviewing their COO, Rob Greer. It’s always good to get the insights from an expert, and as a certified entomologist, Rob knows his stuff. We’d like to thank him for sharing his knowledge with us and if you are in Minnesota, be sure to check out their locations page to find their nearest office. Here is the interview: Tell me about Rove and what sets you apart from other Pest Control companies: Rove is a regional company that provides the service customization of a small…
  • 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…
 
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  • 51 Stunning Bathtubs That Will Melt Your Cares Away

    Jacqui Adams
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    At the end of a long week, there’s nothing like a hot bath. And these bathtubs are simply stunning. Whether it’s a modern masterpiece or an outdoor paradise, a bathtub is your refuge for rest and relaxation. Take a look at these 51 heavenly retreats where you can lounge in steaming hot water, read a book, light a candle, and let the outside world melt away. 1. Warm Light Project completed by Siemasko + Verbridge 2. Lavender Spa Project completed by Studio Marchetti Architecture 3. Sunlight and Chrome Project completed by Alison Whittaker Design Inc. 4. French Organic Project…
  • 4 Tips for Creating a Neutral Living Room

    Anne Reagan
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Big or small, you can recreate this creamy, dreamy living room. Layers of ivory and white, punched with some dark neutrals, make this living room peaceful, soothing and brilliantly warm. Our living rooms are one of the most public spaces in our homes and where we host parties, welcome guests and celebrate family traditions. Your own living room might be multifunctional and less traditional, serving as a family room for lazy Sunday mornings, movie night or friendly video game tournaments. No matter how formal or informal you living room is, it’s easy to design a space that’s full…
  • Indoor Spa Remodel: DIY or Hire a Pro?

    Anne Reagan
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Creating an indoor spa for your home may mean installing a jet tub to your master bath, adding a steam room adjacent to your shower, or perhaps merely placing lounge chairs and dim lighting to add an elegant environment. Depending on the size and complexity of your indoor spa remodel, you may be considering whether you should DIY or hire a professional for your specific project. While it can be easy and fun to pick colors and fixtures for your desired relaxation room, there are also many details that go into a remodel. As a homeowner you may enjoy taking advantage of savings through the DIY…
  • Signs It’s Time to Fire your Siding Contractor

    Anne Reagan
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    The siding on your home can become worn down over time due to natural age or harsh weather. When the time comes to give the exterior of your home a face-lift and upgrade your siding, you’ll want to hire a siding contractor to ensure you get the best quality for your home. Replacing old unsightly siding can make your home more attractive and marketable. According to Remodeling Magazine, the average cost of a mid-range vinyl siding replacement on a home is $11,475 with a resale value of $8,975 or 78.2%. With this amount of money going into your siding project, it’s important that…
  • 5 Steps to Maintain Your Attic

    Anne Reagan
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The attic area of the home serves an important function to the home’s ability to keep warm or cool. Not all attics are large spaces, some are mere crawl spaces, others are large enough to be living spaces. Regardless of your attic’s size, it’s important that this area is working properly and helping your home stay comfortable and healthy. Crawling into the attic space can be somewhat tricky. There is usually no flooring and there may be many wires and loose insulation. If you haven’t been in your attic, or aren’t sure about it’s condition, you may want to…
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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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  • Do Air Purifiers Work? How Do Air Purifiers Work?

    D stone
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:33 pm
    This post is from www.VIPairpurifierreviews.com.Pin ItWhat Do Air Purifiers Do? Do Air Purifiers Work? It’s really a dilemma for air purifiers when talking about their effectiveness of performance. On the one hand, they do purify the indoor air, protecting the space from bacteria, mold spores. On the other hand, most users complain that there are limited benefits of using them. [...]The post Do Air Purifiers Work? How Do Air Purifiers Work? appeared first on http://www.vipairpurifierreviews.com/.
  • 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/.
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  • Featured Brand Friday: Shark

    Liz Carroll
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    BRAND BASICS Brand Name: Shark Brand Type: Small Home Appliances Year Started: 2009 Website: www.sharkclean.com A BRIEF HISTORY Though the Shark brand was created just a few years ago, Euro-Pro's roots dig more than a century deeper than that. They originated in Europe, before moving to Canada, and finally settling in the United States. The Euro-Pro CEO, Mark Rosen, […] The post Featured Brand Friday: Shark appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • Appliances in Film #ThrowbackThursday

    Liz Carroll
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Some films have dedicated their entire plots to the actions of appliances. They can even be part of some of the most memorable moments. That's why I felt the need to compile a list of appliances in film. Sometimes they're cute, other times they are terrifying. How many have you seen? The Brave Little Toaster […] The post Appliances in Film #ThrowbackThursday appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • Midweek Reads #26

    Sarah Marchant
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Good morning, dear readers! My excitement for Halloween has reached new heights. That's probably reflected in how many sugary recipes and fall DIYs appear in today's Midweek Reads. But can you blame me? And don't forget to check out this week's "Life" articles. Plenty of wisdom is packed into those posts! Desserts Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes […] The post Midweek Reads #26 appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • Cardboard Box Creations

    Liz Carroll
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Like most kids, I loved giant cardboard boxes. I remember when my grandparents bought a new side-by-side refrigerator. The box was the biggest one I had ever seen - granted, I was only five years old. I was fortunate to have amazing grandparents that helped my sister and I make a plain box into the playhouse of […] The post Cardboard Box Creations appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
  • Tips for Decorating Your Home for Halloween

    Liz Carroll
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Halloween is just a few days away, but there's still time to add some final spooky touches to your home. Sarah and I decided to take it upon ourselves to find ways to decorate your home in cute (or spooky) ways! The best part is they take little effort to make! Bedroom Ideas Decorating your bedroom […] The post Tips for Decorating Your Home for Halloween appeared first on Goedeker's Home Life.
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  • 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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  • 6 Creative Places to Use Entry Sensors That Aren't Doors or Windows

    Kelley
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    You know that your door and window alarms work on your entry points, but what else can they protect? We looked into other brilliant uses of these little sensors! Door and window sensors are great. The concept is fairly simple: a magnet or contact rests next to a sensor. When separated, it breaks a circuit, sending a signal to sound an alarm. If the system is connected to a monitoring service, the police will be alerted. Even if not monitored, the system will still act as a pretty effective local alarm. read more
  • 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
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    Residential Acoustics

  • 5 Top Reasons Your Productivity in the Office May Be Low

    Shelby Ellis
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    Whether you are in a corporate office or your home office, I think we can all agree that loud noises and distractions can decrease productivity by making it harder to concentrate. If you are having a hard time getting work done, check out these 5 factors that can affect your productivity! Lighting Is the lighting too dim or too bright? If the lighting is too low you could become sleepy while trying to get work done. If the lighting is too bright, you could get a headache. Make sure you have adequate lighting in your office space. Consider purchasing lamps from IKEA or Target if you need more…
  • 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…
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    Strategies Online

  • Steps to Take Immediately If Your Home Floods

    Erin Emanuel
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    A flood can cause some of the most devastating damage to your home. Not only can it destroy all of your belongings, it can also make your home completely uninhabitable. If your home falls victim to the ravages of water, there are a few things you can do immediately to mitigate the damage as much as possible. Turn Off Electricity This is absolutely the first thing you should do before setting foot in your house. You don’t know if the water has compromised the electrical system and charged the flood water with electricity. To avoid a catastrophic mistake, always shut the electricity off…
  • Recovering US Real Estate Market Attracts Investors from Faraway India and China

    Erin Emanuel
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Investors from China and India have become interested in buying properties in US states in a big way. Recovery of US housing sector is alluring them and they are eying property in the USA as a future asset. The slump in housing sector in USA is on a back foot and certain states are witnessing a surge in real estate sales. In a trend that has caught attention of industry veterans, the US housing market is drawing investors from faraway countries, including India and China. Affluent Indians, like people from some other countries are investing their money in US real estate sector like never…
  • Six Ways to Manage your Home Waste

    Erin Emanuel
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The responsibility of managing home waste in an environmentally friendly way lies with each household. The aim being to recycle and reuse, so that as little as possible ends up in landfill. It is now much easier than it was to purchase supplies that are biodegradable and eco-friendly, long established companies such as Skyman actively promote compliance with standards of sustainability in their products. The following six methods of waste management will help you lessen your own carbon footprint and ensure as little waste as possible goes out the door. It Starts At the Store Lessening your…
  • Your Guide to Window Replacement

    Erin Emanuel
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    All good things must come to an end. Even the best-made windows will eventually crack or fog up and every homeowner will have to grapple with the issue of window replacement once in a while. The task can seem overwhelming. There are dozens of different window glass options out there and hundreds of window replacement companies vying for your attention. To help make your experience hassle-free, here is a quick guide to the basics of window replacement! Why Replace Windows? When a window is cracked, it goes without saying that it should be replaced as soon as possible. A cracked window not only…
  • Small Backyard? Creative Gardening Ideas for the Non-Existent Garden

    Erin Emanuel
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    If you think your backyard is too small for a garden, think again. There are a number of creative ways to arrange flowers and plants that will work no matter how small the space. All you need is the right tools and a little creativity. Take a look at the following ideas to get a little inspiration for your small backyard, and your garden will go from non-existent to flourishing in no time. Planting a Vertical Garden Make a vertical garden using a few simple items that can be purchased from your local garden center and hardware store. A clay pot approximately sixteen inches in diameter will…
 
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  • 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

  • 12 Times Houses Were Used To Get Revenge

    KellyRose McAleer
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    When it comes to homeowner disputes, don’t get mad – get even. These “spite houses” are what happens when neighborly disagreements go too far. In this case your weapons are architecture and a bucket of paint. They go a LOT farther than you would think.
  • 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
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  • Professional or DIY Security? Your Next Move Can Help You Determine the Difference

    Admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    When deciding what kind of security system to install, people are often torn between professionally installed & monitored systems, and systems they can install themselves. Both options have their benefits and drawbacks. As you’re making your decision, you’ll need to ask yourself a few questions: how much do you want to monitor your home? How... Read more » The post Professional or DIY Security? Your Next Move Can Help You Determine the Difference appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • Home Automation Without a Smartphone: Is It Possible?

    Admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    When you think of home automation, you might only think about central control hubs that access everything in your home. Perhaps you’re thinking of a system that you run from your smartphone. If you’re limiting home automation to a smartphone or control panel, then you’re likely missing out on gadgets that don’t require a “central... Read more » The post Home Automation Without a Smartphone: Is It Possible? appeared first on Protect Your Home.
  • DIY Halloween Hacks for Fun, Style & Safety [Infographic]

    Admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Halloween is a super fun holiday for kids and grown-ups alike. However, the cost of decor and costumes can sometimes be a bit of a burden. Here’s a cool infographic with some affordable and super easy tips for making your kid’s Halloween not only fun, but safe! The post DIY Halloween Hacks for Fun, Style & Safety [Infographic] appeared first on 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.
 
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  • How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

    Paul Cook
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Makeup brushes are expensive items and if you have spent significant amount of money buying quality makeup set then you have to ensure that it will always remain in good condition. There are several cleansers available in the market which will help to accomplish this task but you can take care of your brushes using some common household items. Here we have revealed some most effective tactics which will help you to clean your makeup brushes in affordable way - If you are using shampoo to clean the brushes then wet all the brushes properly before using the shampoo. You can consider cleaning…
  • 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…
 
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  • 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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  • 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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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  • DIY Bathtub Restoration for less than $100 – HD Video Guide

    Leo B
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    In this guide we will go Step by Step to show you how to restore your old enameled bathtub to a great, like new condition, without hiring a contractor, for less than $100 in materials. Typically, a bathtub restoration costs $1500-2300 when you hire a contractor. Replacing an old bathtub will cost much more as it well involve removing walls / tile, plumbing, opening the floor joists below the tube to disconnect and reconnect the drain, and then installation on new tub as well as new tiles. Shall we say this can easily cost over $4000-5000. Old Bathtub Restoration At the same time you can do…
  • Buying a Foreclosure – Repair and Remodeling Costs

    Yelena G
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    This article is not about BUYING a foreclosure, but rather about the COST of repairs and remodeling of such a home, once you own it. Whether you’re looking for a foreclosure to turn into your primary residence or to rent out, buying it can either turn out to be a dream deal or a bottomless money pit that sucks out all your financial resources. The key to success is to look for a foreclosure that offers good value, rather than a cheap price. Below are the typical and most common items you will have to fix in a foreclosure, and associated repair costs. Before You Commit to Buying a…
  • Bathroom Remodel Ideas: Tile Designs

    Leo B
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Our Bathroom Tile Gallery offers you a variety of versatile and beautiful tile designs that you can use in your bathroom remodel. Out of all the bathroom design elements, tile has the biggest impact on the mood and visual appeal of the space. If you want to transform your bathroom from being a merely functional place to a sanctuary that lifts up your spirits every time you walk in, tile will do the trick. With a virtually endless variety of sizes, materials, textures and colors bathroom tile has to offer, you are only limited by your own creativity and imagination. Ocean – Inspired Tile…
  • Home Renovation: Electrical Work Costs

    Yelena G
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:46 am
    In this Home Renovation Guide, we will cover the most common ELECTRICAL UPDATES as well as their ESTIMATED COSTS, for both retrofit and new construction homes. Whether you have just bought an existing home or are building brand new construction, there will be electrical work that needs to be done. Often, it turns out that a lot of electrical work needs to be done, which has not been anticipated earlier, to achieve the look and functionality you want. Most major renovation projects, from kitchen remodels to bathrooms, basement, attic, etc., will involve an electrical work component. It is…
  • House Building Calculator

    Leo B
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Home Building Calculator helps you estimate the cost of building a New Construction House, with different options for trim, quality, and other amenities such as garage and deck. The estimated price includes excavation and erection of a concrete foundation, prices of all materials and overhead + profit of your builder / general contractor. Land, as well as permits, architect / design fees and other miscellaneous expenses are not included in this estimate. House Dimensions: x ft. Number of Bathrooms: Build Quality: BasicBetterPremiumLuxury Number of Levels: 1 Storey – (Ranch/Cape)1.5…
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  • 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

  • Lennox Movember and Your Chance to Help

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    This year, Lennox makes it easier than ever to support Movember.  Simply share social media content and Lennox donates.  It’s the simplest good deed you’ll do all year. The Movember Mission Movember is a movement to bring awareness to men’s health issues that often go overlooked.  To show support for Movember, men will forego shaving and grow a moustache during the month.  Participants are also encouraged to start moustache-growing “teams” to solicit donations from family members and friends. The Mo the Merrier This will mark our second year supporting the Movember effort, and…
  • 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…
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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

  • Prevent Halloween Tricks by Treating Yourself to HVAC Maintenance

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Don’t let your home become a scary place when your furnace starts acting up on Halloween! Trying to deal with a broken furnace is no treat during the middle of winter, which is precisely why you should have your unit checked out by Masters Heating and Cooling now, before colder our weather arrives. During the tune-up, our technician will check several aspects of your unit and alert you to anything that is noticed that needs attention. A small issue may require only a few minutes and a few dollars to fix if found early, whereas if these (and other) issues go unchecked without attention,…
  • When is the Best Time for Furnace Replacement?

    admin
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    If you’ve decided that it would be best for you to purchase a new furnace but haven’t acted on it yet, you should. Weather experts are already calling for a bitter winter with plenty of snow this year. The best time to replace your outdated, inefficient (or even non-working) unit is in the fall, before the biting, freezing cold winter weather arrives. As the leading Fort Wayne heat and air experts, Masters features the top models and brands at a savings to our customers during this time of year. When you work with Masters, in addition to being able to take advantage of excellent sales on…
  • 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…
 
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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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    The DIY Helpers

  • How to Install an Outdoor Tap

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    Plumbing is an important skill for any DIY enthusiast and often plumbing is at the center of most home improvement plans from kitchen refurbishments to bathroom refitting. Not only that it is important in emergency situations and to ensure you’re getting the best from your plumbing system.Outdoor Tap Fitting A garden tap is a useful addition to any home. Many homeowners are turning to outdoor taps for ease of gardening and other functions. The benefits of an outdoor tap far outweighs the affordable cost of having one installed.Working recently with a plumber who installed an outdoor…
  • Making a Greenhouse out of your Attic

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

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

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

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

  • Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Bathroom

    Ant Langston
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Improving your bathroom doesn’t necessarily mean ripping everything out and starting again from scratch. There are lots of easier, quicker and cheaper ways of improving the smallest room in the house while keeping one eye on the budget too. 1. Storage Many bathrooms are very lacking in storage and for that reason can appear cluttered with bottles of shampoo and tubes of toothpaste everywhere. Invest in a slim line cupboard to mount on the wall, investigate whether you can change your bath panel for a hinged one which allows you to hide everything away, or swap your standard pedestal…
  • 10 Reasons Why Bathrooms are the Stuff of Nightmares!

    Thomas Mulrooney
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Here at Plumbworld we obviously love bathrooms. We’re a bathroom company and it would be a bit silly to sell bathrooms if we weren’t at least quite fond of them. However, bathrooms can also be a place where unseen horrors lurk, and we’re not just talking about what Uncle Geoff left in the toilet or the incredibly bad bathroom design your grandma has that hasn’t been updated since the 1970’s. Those are two great reasons, of course, but there are a raft of other reasons that may or may not be entirely fictional. With Halloween coming up I decided to take one for the team and take a…
  • Big Bathroom Design Mistakes You Must Avoid

    Scott Morris
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Image credit: Leonora Enking Thanks to all of the home interior shows on the telly, we all think we are experts when it comes to designing our homes and furnishing them. Some of the mistakes we make are easily and cheaply rectified. If we choose the wrong colour of paint, it only takes £20 and a few hours to paint it over with something more suitable. However, if you get your bathroom design wrong, it can cost thousands to put the mistakes right. Being aware of the most common bathroom design mistakes will mean you are more likely to be able to avoid them in your own home. Lack of Storage…
  • 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.
 
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  • 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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  • How a Fence Can Make Your Home a Safer Place

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A new fence installation in Lake Worth can change the dynamic of your property in a number of ways. Residential fencing can improve your home's curbside appeal as well as enhance privacy and security features. Keep reading and talk to your fence contractor to find out how a fence can make your home a safer place. Contain Pets and Children A new fence installation can immediately make your home safer if you have pets or children. Even if you are the most attentive supervisor of children and pets, there is always a chance that they will wander off the premises and into another yard, down…
  • 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…
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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

  • 7 Creative and Visually Stunning Headboard Ideas

    iHomeDsgn.com
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    The headboard seems like a humble, inoffensive piece of furniture… often it’s more an afterthought. “What can we put here?” But in the hands of a skilled designer the headboard … Continue reading →
  • 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 →
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    United Fireplace & Stove »

  • Winter Home Preparation Part 2

    George Roy
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    In part 1 of this series, we looked at a number of things homeowners can do to get their homes ready for the winter months. We covered smoke detector maintenance, window and door sealing, cleaning drainage gutters, inspecting the roof and more. In part 2, we’ll pick up where we left off, with more handy tips for winter home preparation. Chimney inspection Thousands of home fires every year originate in chimneys. This is particularly true of chimneys connected to wood-burning fireplaces. Burning wood emits creosote, which adheres to the walls of the flue. Over time it can build up and…
  • 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…
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    Comfort Matters

  • Lennox Movember and Your Chance to Help

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    This year, Lennox makes it easier than ever to support Movember.  Simply share social media content and Lennox donates.  It’s the simplest good deed you’ll do all year. The Movember Mission Movember is a movement to bring awareness to men’s health issues that often go overlooked.  To show support for Movember, men will forego shaving and grow a moustache during the month.  Participants are also encouraged to start moustache-growing “teams” to solicit donations from family members and friends. The Mo the Merrier This will mark our second year supporting the Movember effort, and…
  • 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…
 
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  • Things That Increase Bathroom Remodeling Cost

    Jim Weisman
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    For a bathroom remodeling project—or any sort of home improvement job—cost is always an important consideration. Most likely, you have a firm budget and it is critical that you stick to that budget. At the same time, you want to get the most for your investment, so it is also important that you avoid any waste or unnecessary costs and focus on value. While there are certain costs that may be unavoidable, there is usually a lot of room for adjusting your budget by making smart spending decisions throughout the process. One big factor is to avoid common pitfalls that can drive up costs.
  • Best Ways to Find Your Home Improvement Contractor

    Jim Weisman
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    If you are planning (or even just thinking about) a home remodeling or renovation project, perhaps the most important decision you need to make is selecting your contractor. There are many contractors and related professionals out there, but making the wrong decision can be something you may really regret. This is a decision you want to make carefully and with a lot of thought. So, when it comes to home improvement contractors, how are you finding yours? If you simply pick the first one you spot in the newspaper or via an online search, you are essentially rolling the dice and hoping that…
  • Estimate the Cost of Your Arizona Home Addition

    Jim Weisman
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    Home additions are extremely popular these days. They are a much more affordable and practical alternative to relocating, especially if you really like your current location and generally enjoy the property where you live now. Home additions can be a great way to allow your existing home to accommodate a growing family, or to make the space more functional or comfortable for everyone in your household. Like any other type of home renovation project, a home addition involves a variety of expenses. Some of these are unavoidable, while others may be more flexible. Either way, you need to have a…
  • 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…
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    Cleaning Blog

  • Rug and Carpet Cleaning Techniques

    Maid Sailors
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Rugs and carpets are a playful addition to any living space, bringing color and a finished look to the interior. However, their maintenance requires specific care since the fibers collect and conserve dust and dirt more than anything in your house. This can lead to unpleasant side effects for your health like asthma or allergies. Here are some actions you can undertake to clean your carpets and rugs. Clean Regularly Prevention is the best strategy. First, impose a “no shoes in the house” rule. This is one of the major sources of stains, so try to avoid it when possible. Another useful…
  • Using Salt To Clean Your Iron

    Maid Sailors
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Cleaning your iron can be quick, simple, and even fun if you know some of the proper procedures. Sprinkle a generous amount of salt onto your ironing board Turn your iron to the highest setting, ensuring that the steam option is set to OFF When heated, iron over the salt – what happens is that the dirt sticks to the salt, leaving nothing but a wonderfully, shiny iron!   It is good to do this every so often to prevent debris or dirt from your iron melting or sticking to your articles of clothing! The post Using Salt To Clean Your Iron appeared first on Cleaning Blog.
  • 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,…
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    Living Room Ideas

  • A Modern Design that Exceptionally Living Area

    Emily Cantona
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. A Modern Design that Exceptionally Living Area The architectural firm RS + Robert Skitek designed a modern house with a unique roof structure. They used the maximum allowable height and gave this space gained... A Modern Design that Exceptionally Living Area Emily Cantona
  • A Former Garage has been transformed into a True Dream Home

    Emily Cantona
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. A Former Garage has been transformed into a True Dream Home The designers of i29 interior architects have transformed an old garage, located in the old quarter Pijp, Amsterdam working in a true dream... A Former Garage has been transformed into a True Dream Home Emily Cantona
  • The Charming Scandinavian Apartment Design in Stockholm

    Emily Cantona
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. The Charming Scandinavian Apartment Design in Stockholm Welcome to the Scandinavian flat in Vasastanu in Stockholm, which preserves some fascinating details of old buildings. Feeling that greets you when you enter the main living... The Charming Scandinavian Apartment Design in Stockholm Emily Cantona
  • You need Painting Ideas? Which Color Should You Use for Interior Design?

    Emily Cantona
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Living Room Ideas Living Room Ideas - Cool Unique Living Room Designs. You need Painting Ideas? Which Color Should You Use for Interior Design? Painting ideas for the best results in your home, keep on reading to get the best ideas. Painting Ideas | Why are... You need Painting Ideas? Which Color Should You Use for Interior Design? Emily Cantona
  • 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
 
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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
    23 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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  • Creating an Attractive Deck Paint Colors Ideas

    Julia James
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    The deck is common place for us to spend our leisure time when we get tired of doing our work. We usually do some relaxing activity in the deck so our fatigue will disappear. The process of recovering stamina is said to be faster when we feel happy, so finding an idea in combining the […]
  • Knowing the Variety of Custom Shower Doors Design

    Julia James
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    Is your bathroom dull and old-fashioned? Do you want a big atmosphere change when you are taking a bath? If you want to change all of those feeling, you have to know custom shower doors. This shower door will make your bathroom look more luxurious and modern. Although you put this door beside an old […]
  • Classical Covered Patio Ideas to Bring Greek Atmosphere

    Julia James
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:51 pm
    The myth of Greek mythology has been known in all over the world. The story of gods in Greek mythology becomes a study in many historical major. Their building architecture also inspires many great buildings in the world like the Whitehouse. Many people will be enchanted by Greek architecture and want to have that appearance […]
  • The Varieties of Corner Shelf

    Julia James
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Corner shelf has become a new trend in this era because it saves more space in our house. Instead of its affectivity, these kinds of shelf also have some simple constructions which can be made at home. Corner shelf design are provided in many informational source like internet or magazines, so you do not have […]
  • An Innovation in a Corner Bookshelf

    Julia James
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Our bedroom is a great place to save our books. It is the safest and the most comfortable place to save our books. When we keep our books, we commonly need furniture like a bookshelf or wardrobe to save that stuff, and the more books you have, the more furniture that you must have. Frequently, […]
 
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  • Painting the “Fifth Wall”: The Importance of Ceiling Color and Sheen

    James Florence
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    While it’s an often-overlooked aspect of the painting process, ceiling color plays a crucial role in a room’s aesthetics. Photo: Pro-Staff Painting & Faux Finishing (2014) When planning to repaint a room, it’s easy to get preoccupied with choosing wall and trim colors. However, there’s one wall that many people neglect to address altogether: the ceiling (also known as the “fifth wall”). Even though its role in a room’s aesthetics is somewhat subtle, a ceiling’s function is nonetheless crucial; in some cases, it may constitute the difference between a good-looking room and…
  • 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…
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  • Cabinets 101: Modular vs. Semi-Custom vs. Custom Cabinets

    Cabinets 4U Inc. Sue LeVee, Designer
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    By Sue LeVee, Kitchen DesignerWhen you are cabinet shopping, navigating all the available options can be overwhelming. Your neighbor did custom cabinets – do you need to? Your sister only spent $6,000 on her whole kitchen – is this an option for you? Here is how I explain it!                                                                                        …
  • Kitchen Design: Lights, Camera, Action!

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

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

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

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

    Jason Roberts
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    Miele is a family-owned company, established back in 1899 through the combined efforts of Reinhard Zinkann and Carl Miele. It was started with the aim of producing cream separators, and the factory kick-started its official operations on June 1st 1899. However, it was not until 1911 that the company produced its first washing machine. Driven by this success, the company quickly ventured into motorcar production in 1912, a practice they soon renounced because of the high capital investment that was needed. The company then tried different home and commercial appliances such as dishwashers,…
  • 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…
 
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    Air Purifier Review

  • Cozy Legs Flat Panel Heater Review

    Janet Miller
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    If you’re looking for a way to heat up your dining room, home office, or workstation, read this Cozy Legs Flat Panel Heater review. This is one of the best options on the market. This small heater, which can be mounted on the wall or placed on a stand, is an unobtrusive way to add […]
  • 17 Tips on How to Choose an Evaporative Air Cooler

    Janet Miller
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Here are 17 tips on how to choose an evaporative air cooler. You wouldn’t be browsing in here if you were not complaining of the hot climate you are enduring at the moment. The low humidity and warm air has probably taken its toll on you to push you to find the most suitable evaporative […]
  • 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 […]
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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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  • #TOP10 – The 10 Best Outdoor Solar Lights

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Outdoor lighting is essential for your house especially if you have a large house ,Therefore you should be choosing the right and the efficient kind of bulbs. Not only that ,but also the good-looking bulbs. Speaking of efficiency and the good-looking kind of bulbs ,The first thing that comes to mind is to choose the Outdoor Solar Lights not only because they are efficient but also has they have a very nice look which will make you outdoor house really fascinating. To make life more easier for you, I’ve picked the 10 best outdoor solar lights out there in the market, you just choose the…
  • Mind Blowing Energy Facts

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    Continue To Watch - How Does Wind Energy Work? & Is It Worth The Investment? The post Mind Blowing Energy Facts appeared first on Survival Renewable Energy.
  • The Importance of HVAC Maintenance

    Rachel Heagney
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    An HVAC system is an expensive investment that can account for up to 50% of a household’s monthly utility bill. However, many homeowners tend to neglect its proper upkeep. They don’t realize that regular care and maintenance is necessary for their HVAC unit to provide comfort through cooling and heating. No matter what kind of HVAC system you have at home or in the workplace, you should never underestimate the importance of regular preventive maintenance. Read on to find out why it is a must. HVAC maintenance can help you save money. This reason alone should be enough to encourage…
  • Renewable Energy For Sustainable Development

    Rose Murray
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Renewable energy is becoming increasingly popular as society shifts towards a more environmentally friendly approach to energy production. This allows new developments to be sustainable into the future as they will not deplete resources faster than these resources can replenish. Renewable energy doesn’t just have an impact on the sustainability of our global resource pool, but has been attributed to improvements in health due to lower pollution levels, and reduction in unemployment, due to new energy production facilities and service companies. Solar Solar energy is currently one of the…
  • #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…
 
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  • Heard about the one that got away? Reely?

    model131
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:51 am
    Ok let’s bite the bullet! During battle, there was no time to administer anaesthesia before emergency surgery. The surgeons made patients bite on a bullet to distract them from the pain. Reely? Have you ever thought about the expressions you use every day and whether they are relevant to what you are trying to convey? […]
  • Which are you? Tiger or lamb?

    model131
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    We all face increasing demands – in our work, our families and communities. Overwhelming expectations dominate all aspects of our lives. We ask impossible things of ourselves and others, resort to working more hours, to accomplish more tasks, resulting in less time for ourselves and others. So fractured and fragmented is our time that, unable […]
  • 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 […]
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    Smartlyfe Blog

  • Easy Window Cleaning Tip – Use Steam Cleaner

    Fiona Greyson
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    The idea of window cleaning makes most people feel already tired and irritated. And they have the right […] The post Easy Window Cleaning Tip – Use Steam Cleaner appeared first on 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.
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  • An Analysis Of Painless Systems For google keyword tool

    deanarubikrdttqt
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Next, you'll want to drill down into each one of these key words by clicking the Analyze Keywords button. For example if you type 'Computer', the Yahoo Small Business search suggestion tool will tell you that during the last month the word 'Computer' was searched, say for example 548330 times at Yahoo Small Business. Since SEO is a long term and ongoing process a good SEO strategy is to target a mixture of head, medium and long tail terms. com and just put a term and if there are paid advertisments over in the right hand area that is a money phrase. Keywords can be in silos targeting specific…
  • 直板夹什么牌子好? 2014拉直板十大品牌排名

    edythekosovichzkmpyu
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
      1、沙宣VS(1954年创立于英国,美发工具产业璀璨明星,在顾客和市场上享有盛誉,宝洁公司授权美康雅国际贸易有限公司)   2、飞利浦PHILIPS(始创于1891年荷兰,世界上最大的电子公司之一,全球100个最具价值品牌,飞利浦电子(中国)投资有限公司)   3、松下Panasonic(于1918年日本,世界500强企业,世界品牌,大型跨国公司,全球最大的电子厂商之一,松下电器(中国)有限公司)…
  • How do you cool down in summer?

    ellyloves
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Woohoo summer is coming!!! But sometimes it does get really hot so I thought maybe everyone can share how they cool down in summer! I will start! I go for swim, usually 1km and then shower and let my hair dry naturally and not blow drying it. Elly Tweet
  • Why you should give scrapbooking another go

    kellylee
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Tweet Yes it's a bit dorky, but we love it anyway.  Scrapbooking is pretty dorky. If you’re a keen scrapbooker, there’s no need to huff and puff in indignation. Saying it isn’t dorky is like saying a certain Mr Gosling isn’t gorgeous. There is nothing wrong with being a dorky scrapbooker. I can put up my hand and admit that I absolutely love layering lace and buttons over loved one’s faces. Yes, I am a scrapbooker – and a proud one at that. So why should you scrapbook? Well, Pinterest – with all its inspo boards and quirky ideas – has spurred a scrapbooking resurgence. The…
  • 12 pets that are winning at Halloween costumes

    HH's Annie Stevens
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Who are these genius pet owners? Photos: Sushi catHipsterWalrus dogBat CatHot dogThe Little MermaidSupermanGhostCat WomanWhere's WallyPrincess LeiaCategory: PetsGallery thumbnail: 
 
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