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Dryer Vent Cleaning: When, Why & How?

Your dryer vent allows the hot air from the dryer to pass out of doors, however over time the vent dryer can become clogged with lint resulting in...

on Nov 16, 2019

Why You Shouldn’t Do Home Improvement Projects Yourself

We live in a cost conscious society where everyone is looking for bargains and rock bottom prices, but at what cost?  Years ago, manufacturers...

on Nov 13, 2019

How to Paint High Ceilings

The first thing to do is to get the right tools for the job. Start with the basics and move on to the more serious things you need- cloths to catch...

on Nov 12, 2019

HVAC Tips: How Often Should I Replace My HVAC System?

When it comes to your home, one of the most important components that you probably don’t think about often is your HVAC system. It keeps you...

on Nov 8, 2019

Advantages and Disadvantages of Green Roofing

Green roofing is made up of a vegetation layer that is planted on top of a waterproof system installed on a slightly-sloped or flat roof. Green...

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The Lights in Your Kitchen Offers More Than Just Illumination In Space

The Lights in Your Kitchen Offers More Than Just Illumination In Space

by Guest on Jan 12, 2010

In most homes, the lighting in the kitchen is fairly inadequate, which usually consists of one fixture in the middle of the ceiling. If the family is lucky, then there might also be an additional fixture to shed extra light over the kitchen or other work area. But, for the most part, the light, as well as any lighting accessories in most kitchens, leaves a lot to be desired and most homes could stand to have a makeover done to improve the safety and functionality of the room. Continue reading →

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Homemade Headboards-Make an Upholstered or Wooden Headboard

Homemade Headboards-Make an Upholstered or Wooden Headboard

by Guest on Jan 12, 2010

Homemade headboards can add a lot of personality to any bedroom. They can be coordinated with existing furniture and room decor or they can be the basis of a bedroom makeover. Invest a bit of creativity and time to make a headboard, turning it from ordinary to spectacular. Save money with a do it yourself headboard – all that is needed is some basic skills and tools. Cheap plywood is good enough for an upholstered headboard since it will never be seen. Continue reading →

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Landscape Irrigation

Landscape Irrigation

by Guest on Jan 5, 2010

Most of the country is now under the influence of the hottest part of the year - even here in normally cooler north Idaho, temperatures have risen into the nineties for over a week. To keep your gardens thriving in these conditions is a challenge, and requires the careful management of irrigation practices. Continue reading →

Copper Tubing Pipework

Copper Tubing Pipework

by Guest on Jan 5, 2010

Copper tubing for use in domestic systems comes in three different sizes, these are 15mm, 22mm and 28mm. In older properties the original copper pipework will be imperial, this came in 1/2", 3/4" and 1". Although the difference in sizes seems obvious, metric pipework is measured externally while imperial pipework was measured internally, this makes the differences between the equivalent metric and imperial pipework very small. Continue reading →

Picking the Right Humidifier for Your Home

Picking the Right Humidifier for Your Home

by Guest on Jan 4, 2010

If you've ever heard of humidifiers you know that they are used to produce soothing breathing environments in your home. Recently, humidifiers have become trendy because of their known benefits. Living in places where winters can bring severely dry air, the use of a humidifier can provide relief, not only for breathing, but for your skin additionally. Dry chilly air is known for causing hives and scratchy dry skin, so a humidifier can be used to wet the air and give your body the humidity i Continue reading →

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Feng Shui Tips for Decorating Your Home

Feng Shui Tips for Decorating Your Home

by Guest on Jan 2, 2010

The Chi, (or energy flow), should never be made stagnant at this point. Pictures and ornamental decorations in this area should be pleasing and round leafed plants in pots attract prosperity into the home. Another tip to remember is that if you have doorways from front to back that are visible, the flowing of energy should be stopped from escape. A Feng Shui cure for this problem, can be by placing a plant as suggested to the side of the entry: thus creating an environment to capture the Chi flow. The essence of creating good flow and attracting harmony, involves placement. Continue reading →

How to Grow Ornamental Grasses

How to Grow Ornamental Grasses

by Guest on Jan 2, 2010

Ornamental grasses have become extremely popular in the past ten years or so, and if you buy them at a garden center they are kind of pricey. Learning how to grow them yourself is actually quite easy. They can be grown from seed, but I won’t pretend to be an expert at that for several reasons. One, I don’t know anything about growing them from seed, and two, I have no desire to propagate them from seed because seedlings require too much care. Continue reading →

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