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Preventing Blocked Drains in Your Home

Most people will have to suffer due to fully or partially blocked drains. These issues can vary from minor irritations to extremely costly repair...

on Jan 23, 2018

DIY Types of Health and Safety Equipment and Why it is Important

We’re not always covered by guidelines when carrying out tasks at home. However, even when working on DIY projects, don’t forget your health and...

on Jan 20, 2018

Your Search for Cclean and Reliable Energy Ends Here

The planet is in peril. And we are worsening the problem by our actions. Overdependence on fossil fuels, excessive use of machines and devices to...

on Jan 17, 2018

Why Your Home Needs a Shed

Most people who have enough space on their property often fail to make the most of all that space. And one of the most obvious of such oversights...

on Jan 16, 2018

How to Maintain Your Garden Shed for Durable Quality

Like most products, the lifespan of a garden shed can be significantly lengthened if you occasionally spare some time to care for it and fix any...

on Jan 16, 2018

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Helpful Tips on Selecting the Right Contractor

Helpful Tips on Selecting the Right Contractor

by 411 on Feb 24, 2010

Selecting a reliable contractor can be a difficult and time consuming task, due to the fact the industry has a variety of terms, cost, availability, specialist in a trade, knowledge, quality, and professionalism. Most licensed contractors are competent, honest, and financially responsible; however like all businesses, contractors are in the business to make money. Continue reading →

What does a Bonded Contractor Mean?

What does a Bonded Contractor Mean?

by Guest on Mar 14, 2013

A bond is an insurance policy for which the contractor pays a premium. It guarantees that the contractor will meet his obligations in a satisfactory manner. Failure to do so should result in the payment of compensation by the bonding company. There are three types of bonds, payment bond, performance bond and bid bond. Continue reading →

3 Ways to Dress Up a Metal Folding Chairs

3 Ways to Dress Up a Metal Folding Chairs

by Guest on Jun 8, 2010

Metal folding chairs can be a great addition to a game room, family entertainment area, or simply for guest use. They are often the cheapest and simplest choice for various events, such as weddings, birthdays, parties, and similar types of event that feature larger crowds that will need seating. However, they can be unattractive, and take away from the decor of the event without some dressing up. Here are three ways to dress up a metal folding chair. Continue reading →

Tips for Using Slipcovers on Awkward Shaped Furniture

Tips for Using Slipcovers on Awkward Shaped Furniture

by Guest on May 14, 2012

Furniture slipcovers are great for improving the appearance of old sofas and chairs, or for protecting good quality furniture from pet hairs and general wear and tear. Ready made slipcovers are inexpensively priced and come in various sizes to fit most standard shaped seats. It's possible to buy pre-made covers for regular 3-seat sofas, 2-seat loveseats and armchairs; wing chairs, sofas and loveseats; recliner chairs; ottomans; dining room and folding chairs. Continue reading →

Making an Aluminum Window Screen Frame

Making an Aluminum Window Screen Frame

by Michigan State University on Apr 26, 2012

Materials to make a replacement screen or odd-sized screen can be purchased at many building material or hardware stores. The framing material usually comes in lengths of 6 feet so measure the opening into which the frame must fit before you buy the material. Buy enough material to make the four sides. In addition buy a package of four corner braces. Continue reading →

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Landscape Plants Rated by Deer Resistance

Landscape Plants Rated by Deer Resistance

by Dan Eskelson on Apr 28, 2012

The following is a list of landscape plants rated according to their resistance to deer damage. The list was compiled with input from nursery and landscape professionals, ClearWaterLandscapes. Realizing that no plant is deer proof, plants in the Rarely Damaged, and Seldom Severely Damaged categories would be best for landscapes prone to deer damage. Continue reading →

Aluminium or Iron – Is One A Better Options for Metal Garden Furniture

Aluminium or Iron – Is One A Better Options for Metal Garden Furniture

by Guest on Jan 18, 2014

While several financial studies within the UK have confirmed the increase in sales of metal garden furniture ever since a decade or so ago, it makes most home owners realize that purchasing outdoor furnishings which have exclusively been manufactured out of superior-quality metal is now an indispensable asset in terms of revving up the real estate value of one’s home, let alone contributing to the visual appeal of the entire premises or providing a safe sanctuary to spend some time in for work or play. Continue reading →

How to Restore Chipped Furniture

How to Restore Chipped Furniture

by Guest on Dec 14, 2010

Wooden furniture may be chipped while in the process of moving or as a result of extensive use. Furniture brought home from garage sales or used furniture stores more often than not have suffered a few dings on the surface. There are several ways with which you can restore your furniture, depending on the type and extent of damage. Continue reading →

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Landscape Designs for Backyards without Grass

by Guest on Jul 2, 2014

Having a lawn in your backyard may be quite tedious and expensive. For maintenance, it will need large amounts of fertilizer, water, and even gas. So, if you are not up for those, you might want to learn about some landscape designs without grass in your backyard. Here are some landscape design ideas for backyards without grass. Continue reading →

<p>Painting walls is one of the simplest ways to update and personalize a room. Spicing up a solid wall color with horizontal stripes adds unique character to a room and can o

<p>Painting walls is one of the simplest ways to update and personalize a room. Spicing up a solid wall color with horizontal stripes adds unique character to a room and can o

by Guest on Feb 8, 2011

As with any painting project, preparation is crucial to achieving a high quality result when painting wall stripes. Whether you are painting one horizontal stripe or floor-to-ceiling stripes, you should first measure the walls and determine the thickness and positioning of the stripes. Use painter’s tape to mask all door and window frames, ceiling edges, baseboards, chair rails and fixtures, just as you do to prepare for painting the room a solid color. Also cover the floor to protect from paint drips. Begin by painting the entire wall (or walls) a solid color, which will end up as one of your stripe colors. Try to plan your project around applying a basecoat of your lightest color, followed by painting stripes with your darker color(s). Continue reading →

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