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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...

on Jan 18, 2020

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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...

on Jan 16, 2020

6 Ideas to Help Keep Your House Cool Without High Utility Bills

Keeping the home comfortable is a vital part of homeownership, but not when it begins to drain your finances. Here, we look at a few smart ways you...

on Jan 11, 2020

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets the Right Way

One of the most common questions homeowners have about DIY home painting projects is how do I repaint my kitchen cabinets? You may be surprised to...

on Jan 10, 2020

Top-Loading Washing Machine DIY Troubleshooting and Repair Guide

What is wrong With your washing machine? Listed here are some common problems that can occur with your top-loading washing machines include It...

on Jan 10, 2020

Electrical / Lighting

Basic Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

Basic Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips

by Guest on Apr 3, 2012

Come summers, and we start worrying about our Air Conditioners maintenance. Just like any other electronic device, Air conditioners also need regular tune-ups so that they can work efficiently and smoothly. Particularly when you use your central air conditioning after a gap of a few months, they get rusty, tend to lose efficiency and consume more power. But with regular Air Conditioning Maintenance, your air conditioner. Continue reading →

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Ideas for Updating Kitchen Lighting

Ideas for Updating Kitchen Lighting

by Guest on Apr 27, 2012

Kitchens are a workspace and gathering space so they require a lot of lighting. If you are planning to remodel your kitchen or just need an update, great lighting can create a huge impact. Most likely, your current kitchen has more then one light source mounted on the ceiling. Even if there are up to 5 different light sources, it might not be enough! The idea to keep in mind when lighting your kitchen is that layering it will give you the best result. Consider all that your kitchen is used for. Most likely, it serves as a multipurpose space for preparing food, eating, homework, reading, and entertaining. Proper lighting will add functionality as well as a great look. Continue reading →

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Learn Them All in Minutes: Six Essential Wiring Skills

Learn Them All in Minutes: Six Essential Wiring Skills

by Guest on Apr 27, 2012

Take a few minutes to review the essential wiring skills shown on the following pages. Many have helpful animations that show you exactly what happens as you work. Even if you're an old hand at home improvement, chances are you'll find a useful tip you haven't seen before. If you're a beginner, these how-tos will set you on the right path in a hurry. Continue reading →

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Repairing Lamp Plugs

Repairing Lamp Plugs

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

In about 30 minutes you can repair the electrical wiring in almost any lamp—and make it safe as well. When a lamp flickers or doesn't light up at all, if it's not the light bulb chances are that one of the parts has gone bad. Here we’ll show you how to replace all the key parts. Continue reading →

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Repairing Lamp Switches

Repairing Lamp Switches

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

If a lamp goes out, first get a bulb that you see lighted or a new one and put it in the lamp. Next, try a different outlet to see if the lamp lights up. If it will not light when you turn the switch, the switch is probably faulty. The switch may be chain pull, push in, or knob turn. Continue reading →

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Repairing Wall Electrical Outlets

Repairing Wall Electrical Outlets

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

Wall electrical outlets rarely cause trouble; however sometimes they get loose and only need tightening. First try plugging in a different lamp or appliance to make sure it's an outlet problem. If it is the outlet, consider replacing or secure the wires again with the following diagram and steps. Continue reading →

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Repairing Wall Switches

Repairing Wall Switches

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

Sometimes a light fixture that's in perfect operating condition doesn't work because the wall switch to the receptacle is faulty. There are several primary symptoms of switch failure. Follow the step-by-step instructions to replace the receptacle (light switch). Continue reading →

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Introduction to Landscape Lighting

Introduction to Landscape Lighting

by Dan Eskelson on Apr 30, 2012

Low voltage landscape lighting systems are safe, economical, energy efficient and provide numerous benefits for modern homeowners. Lighting can be used to provide safe access near paths, drives and entry areas. Outdoor lighting increases security by discouraging potential intruders. And the beauty of garden and home can be dramatically enhanced by showcasing architectural and plant features with dramatic lighting techniques. Continue reading →

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Solar Panels for the Home save Money and Our Environment

Solar Panels for the Home save Money and Our Environment

by Guest on Oct 16, 2012

The process of fitting solar panels in your house offers a barrage of positive benefits. This is a renewable energy source which takes advantage of the suns radiant light. As a result, it is not damaging to the environment around us. As well, solar panels can greatly reduce the cost of home utilities. Please continue reading below to learn more about this amazing energy source. Continue reading →

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Light up the World - Lighting Architecture

Light up the World - Lighting Architecture

by Guest on Oct 25, 2012

A home can be beautified by its architecture – the doors, the halls, the pillars, and the arches; or by its decorations – the wallpapers, the hanging artwork, the drapes, or the color combination of the furniture cushioning. But the tone of the entire home or of a room in particular is set by how it is displayed to the viewer. A blue wall would be no different than a green one if not seen in daylight. In the end, the feel of a specimen room or house is set by what is highlighted and what is shaded. This is achieved by lighting the room in various ways, depending on the theme. Continue reading →

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