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2015

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

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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.…

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3 Tips To Ensure Your Home Is Ready To Be Heated

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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.…

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4 Ways To Stop Mosquitoes From Taking Over Your Yard

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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.…

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How To Decorate Your Children's Bathroom

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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.…

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

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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.…

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Fix Your Garage Floor This Spring!

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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.…

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2 Reasons To Have Your Carpets Cleaned

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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.…

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4 Benefits Of Ductless Air Conditioners

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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 several occupants.…

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

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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.…

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