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5 Signs it is Time to Resurface Your Floors

Hardwood floors are a sophisticated addition to your home and do add to the home's resale value. However, there is no secret that the hardwood...

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Sandy Soil: The Best Plants to Grow In

The main peculiarities of the sandy soil, its pluses and minuses. Useful tips on how to improve the sandy soil. Examples of the plants that can be...

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Doors / Garages

How to Prevent Drafts in the Home

How to Prevent Drafts in the Home

by Guest on Jan 13, 2010

Doors and windows are the most common places where a draft enters the home, and each one needs assessed as to the severity of the draft present. This can be accomplished by placing a lit candle near each door and window, and watching the manner in which the flame moves, or in extreme cases, is extinguished. Continue reading →

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What are the Benefits of Garage Flooring?

What are the Benefits of Garage Flooring?

by Guest on Feb 4, 2010

As people upgrade their homes or complete home projects, they are always looking for something else to improve. The latest trend is to spruce up their garage. The garage is slowly becoming more than just a place to store boxes and tools, or toss your recycling until your next trip to the recycling center. It is becoming a central place for activities. I think some of this has to do with the fact that a lot of new homes look roomy from the outside, but are not. They have small rooms, little storage and restrictive floor space. Continue reading →

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Buying Quality Entry Door Locks

Buying Quality Entry Door Locks

by Guest on Mar 12, 2010

Not all entry door locks will serve the safety of a building equally. There are many factors to consider as you choose an entry door lock for your home or contracted building project. The most important aspect of an entry door lock is its security—which his determined by its quality. Finding the quality of entry door locks is not difficult once you understand the following factors that influence the longevity, strength and overall quality of your lock. Continue reading →

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What to Consider When Choosing the Right Garage Doors for Your Home

What to Consider When Choosing the Right Garage Doors for Your Home

by Guest on Apr 14, 2010

The materials used for garage doors can complement a traditional home, for example if you live in a distinctive period style home such as a Tudor property, then timber garage doors would be the best design option. Traditional style garage doors can also have a modern twist such as replica carriage doors which have a period-look but can work well with new constructions and older houses. If you want practicality over style then choosing a raised-panel door is a safe choice. Continue reading →

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Adding a Pocket Door to a Dining Room

Adding a Pocket Door to a Dining Room

by Guest on May 25, 2010

In most homes, the dining room and kitchen may be separated by a simple doorway, or a regular swinging door. While an open doorway allows easy access to and from the kitchen, a disadvantage is that kitchen grease and unwanted smells usually find their way into the dining area. A great solution that allows the flexibility of both going in and out of the kitchen when serving meals, and creating an intimate space to sit down for dinner, is adding a pocket door. Continue reading →

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Tips on How to Select Wooden Doors

Tips on How to Select Wooden Doors

by Guest on May 27, 2010

Your wooden doors are not added for the sake of aesthetic value. They can add protection to your home, especially from intruders and stray animals. They can also prevent harmful elements such as strong wind, snow, and rain from getting into your house. Continue reading →

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Clever Window Coverings for a French Door

Clever Window Coverings for a French Door

by Guest on Jun 8, 2010

French doors are elegant additions to any room, but they can be problematic when it comes to finding a window covering. Their unusual window length combined with the fact that they open and close frequently, make many conventional window coverings obsolete and inappropriate. Before resorting to nailing a sheet over the doorway to cover the windows, try one of the other options included in this detailed article. Continue reading →

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Which Bedroom Doors for You?

Which Bedroom Doors for You?

by Guest on Sep 29, 2011

If you are renovating your home from the bottom up then you are probably knee deep in the complexities of kitchen and bathroom fittings, and can’t wait to get onto the simpler rooms such as the bedrooms. Don’t be complacent and skimp on attention to detail however – once you’ve sorted the basics of your design scheme for upstairs, how about things like the interior doors which can really change the entire look of your home? Read on for some questions to ask yourself in order to pick the best bedroom doors for you and your kids: Continue reading →

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How to Fit All the Essentials to Your New Door

How to Fit All the Essentials to Your New Door

by Guest on Nov 1, 2011

You'll already have fitted hinges to the door frame, but you also need to have a handle or knob in place and a latch, so the door opens and closes how it's meant to. First of all, you have to fit the latch, then you'll need to remove it with the scored marks in place, before fitting a door handle or knob. To fit a latch, you need to measure and mark the middle point on the centre of the side of the door with a pencil and square. The centre of the latch should be on this line and you should hold it in place, drawing around it then using the square to put the dimensions on the edge of the door. Continue reading →

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Tips on the Ideal Garage Door Size for Your Home

Tips on the Ideal Garage Door Size for Your Home

by eZineArticles.com on Nov 4, 2011

A good number of units that have different garage door size are being offered throughout the home improvement industry. These options allow you to select the model or item that is ideal for your home. It can get really challenging, though, particularly when you are required to pick the perfect option that will suit your property's overall look. Somehow, you need to make sure that your investment is worth your effort, money, and time. Continue reading →

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