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Taking Your Garage From Drab To Fab

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The garage is a room of the house that can be used for so many different things. For many people it is an extra storage space while others refuse to use it for anything but their cars. Most people use their garage for more than storage and parking, including using it as a workshop. If you are looking to make your garage a more fabulous space for all your uses, consider adding some of these touches. Read More»

Knowing The Pros & Cons Before Selecting A Heating System

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The temperatures are dropping, which is prompting everyone to check and make sure they have the proper heating ability in their home. It used to be that homes were heated with fireplaces or a stove. Now the choices are greater, but selecting the system for your home requires knowing the pros and cons to each system. Furnaces Most homes today are equipped with a furnace that offers central heat. They are energy efficient, but you want the rating to be at least 80 to be the most efficient. Read More»

3 Signs That You Need A Boiler Repair Professional

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Boiler repair isn’t generally something you want to attempt on your own. The mechanism involved contains piping hot water under pressurized conditions. It’s best to let professionals handle the job. An ineffective attempt at repair can often lead to the breakdown of other components within the unit, exacerbating the cost to get it up and running. With that in mind, it is important that homeowners understand some of the symptoms that indicate a faulty boiler to avoid having potentially simple repair jobs turn into catastrophic boiler failures. Read More»

Two Carpet Cleaning Tips To Remember

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Your home’s carpet was an expensive investment in its aesthetics and comfort, but it is an unavoidable fact of life that carpets will eventually accumulate substantial amounts of dirt and grime. Sadly, cleaning carpet can be a labour intensive task, and if it is not done correctly it can result in major damage to the carpet. Luckily, there are a couple of tips you can follow that will help ensure cleaning your carpet is as simple and problem-free as possible. Read More»

Learn How To Make A Unique Walking Path With Landscaping Rocks

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Many homeowners don’t want an awkward sidewalk going through their yard because they feel that it takes away from the overall look of the home. However, you can quickly and easily create an attractive walking path to your front door using landscaping rocks. Use the following guide to learn how to create a walking path that is both visually appealing and useful. Supplies You’ll Need A shovel A water hose Water A broom Large, flat landscaping rocks Small pea gravel Choose the Location of Your Walking Path Read More»

How To Fix Decorative Wooden Doors

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Fixing wooden interior and exterior residential doors can be problematic due to the decorative trim and molding. Fixing small holes in the crevices of a decorated wooden door is not very easy. This article will explain what tools you will need, and how to properly repair small holes in wooden doors. Fixing Small Holes Fixing small holes in a door is easy if you have the right tools and products. To fill small holes in a door you should use heavy-duty wood filler or car body filler. Read More»

3 Tips To Make Car Cleaning Made Easy

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Not only do you want your vehicle to run properly, but you also want it to look great. Keeping your car clean is the best way to accomplish this. However, you may not have a great deal of time to spend deep cleaning your car regularly. You’re in luck. There are a number of things you can do to make the art of keeping your car clean easier. Each Time You Leave, Take Something With You Read More»

3 Home Upgrades To Ask Your Masonry Contractor About

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Sure, you’ve seen the stone wall in the front yard or the cobblestone driveway that lends a nice, vintage touch to a home, but limiting the masonry on your property to these projects is an underestimation of what your local masonry contractor can do. Here are some projects that are a bit more unexpected, but still lend a great air of refinement to any home.  Kitchen Improvements If there’s any room in the house than can benefit from a touch-up using stone, it’s the kitchen. Read More»

Home Improvement: 4 Tips For Improving Communication With Your General Contractor

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Communication is important in every relationship, including the one with your general contractor. After all, you can’t just expect your contractor to know what you want. So to convey your dream, you must communicate. If communication isn’t your forte, use these four tips to help bring down the communication barrier between you and your contractor. 1. Be Upfront And Honest About Your Budget Even if you have never had a room remodeled, you should have asked for an estimate on the project. Read More»

The Choice Between A Furnace And A Heat Pump

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Heating a home is one of the most expensive bills you will have to contend with as a homeowner. Thus, you should always be on the lookout for ways to keep your costs down. While furnaces are one of the most common heating methods out there, you can find other options. A heat pump is one option that will work in certain climates but not others. If a heat pump will work in your climate, it can be a good way to save you money. Read More»