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3 Features To Add Sustainable Living To Your Custom Home

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Building a new custom home can be a big challenge, and there are many features you may want to add. There are many things that you will want to consider, such as the plans, the type of wood to use siding, and the features to help you reduce energy costs. While you are building your home, it is the perfect time to add sustainable features and renewable energy. If you want a home that makes your life easy and has lower energy bills, here are some features you may want to add to your custom home: 1. Adding Renewable Energy To Your Home Design...

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Glass-Top Table Shattered? Don’t Head To The Furniture Store Just Yet!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Uncategorized |

You may not realize just how easy it is to repair a glass table on your own after the glass breaks. Usually, these tables are topped with single rectangular or circular piece of glass, which is affixed with silicone to the table body.  Getting your table looking as good as new or even better than before could take you less than a day. Cleaning Up The Mess First, you’ll need to remove the glass pieces from the table, including any shards still stuck in the caulk. Once the glass is all cleaned up, the caulk itself will have to come...

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3 Tips To Ensure Your Home Is Ready To Be Heated

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Uncategorized |

As the weather is getting colder, you might be thinking about your heating system and how well it will heat your home this winter. The last thing that you probably want to deal with is a heater that isn’t working properly when the temperatures drop, so thinking about heating now is a smart decision. Luckily, following these three steps should help you gain peace of mind and should help keep your home nice and toasty all winter long. 1. Add Insulation First of all, you should consider adding more insulation to your attic if you...

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4 Ways To Stop Mosquitoes From Taking Over Your Yard

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Far too many people are convinced that slathering themselves in chemicals or investing in dubious bug-zapping devices are the only way to keep mosquitoes at bay. While these methods can help, the best way to keep mosquitoes from taking over your property is to attack their breeding grounds. In most cases, this means eliminating sources of standing water where mosquitoes lay their eggs. Follow these four simple tips to control your local mosquito population and reclaim your yard. Clean Your Gutters Clogged gutters are the most commonly...

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How To Decorate Your Children’s Bathroom

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Are you moving into a brand new house, or are you redecorating the kid’s bathroom in your present home? Either way, here are some ideas that will help you make the room unique and attractive: Are You Decorating For Boys? – Think of decor that will last from childhood through young adulthood. One idea is to select a sport’s theme. Wallpaper with a baseball motif would be really cute. When the boys are little, you can frame pictures of cartoon baseball players. As the boys get older, those pictures can be replaced with...

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Plumbing Myths Debunked: Keeping Your Drains Clear, One Clog At A Time

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Uncategorized |

There are a number of plumbing myths out there, and it is important to know how to properly care for your drains to keep the water flowing smoothly throughout your home. Even when a drain is working, a clog could be building up. Blocked drains create all kinds of water problems, including flooded toilets, and leaks that create a big mess under sinks. Here are a number of plumbing myths explained. You Can Clean Your Garbage Disposal With Lemons and Egg Shells While lemons in your garbage disposal might make your drain smell a little better...

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Fix Your Garage Floor This Spring!

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to get started on routine home maintenance. One of the small chores many homeowners neglect over time is the routine repair of the concrete garage floor. Concrete may seem durable and indestructible, but over time, it can become cracked and pitted — a condition known as spalling. Left untreated, spalled concrete can develop deep cracks that go all the way through the slab. As long as the cracks do not penetrate to the bottom of the concrete slab, concrete resurfacing is sufficient to...

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2 Reasons To Have Your Carpets Cleaned

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Carpeting is one of the most comfortable and popular styles of flooring available, but it does require regular maintenance to remain in good shape. Sure, you can vacuum your carpets regularly, but that is only one part carpet maintenance. Removing pet stains and improving your family’s health are great reasons to consider professional carpet cleaning: Removing Pet Stains One of the worst types of stains that you can find on your carpet is a pet stain, usually as a result of one of your pets urinating or defecating on your carpet. These...

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4 Benefits Of Ductless Air Conditioners

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If it’s time for you to have your air conditioning unit replaced, you should give some consideration to having a ductless system installed. Although this option is not for everyone, it does have certain benefits over traditional systems that depend on ductwork to deliver the cool air. Following are four benefits of choosing a ductless air conditioning unit. They’re Great For Small Homes Traditional air ducts consist of sheet metal that run from the main unit to each room of the home, making them ideal for houses that contain...

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Laying A Stylish Foundation: 3 Unique Things To Do With Brick

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The art of laying brick extends back hundreds of years, and modern home owners still use brick in their architectural designs today. While the traditional horizontally lain brick pattern is easily recognizable, it is important to realize that there are many creative ways to incorporate brick into your home. Here are 3 unique things you can do with brick to make your living space more stylish in the future. 1. Replace broken bricks with glazed bricks. If you have noticed that your exterior or fireplace brickwork has begun to deteriorate in...

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How To Cut Heating Costs In Your Office During Winter

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Winter heating can take a toll on your pocket if you run an office, and it is only natural that you would want to try to find ways to cut your heating costs while still keeping your employees warm. Finding the best way to do this can be challenging, but it is not impossible. Here are a few ideas that will help. Monitor Your Thermostat Set the thermostat to about 68 degrees when workers are in the building. However, before you go home be sure to lower the thermostat so that you can save money when the space is unoccupied. There is no need for...

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