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Are You Planning a Home Refurbishment? Read This

A home refurbishment is a challenging project to undertake. If you’re considering it, keep a few things in mind. Who is to do it? How much should...

on Jan 15, 2018

Adding a Bean Bag Chair Can Create a Certain Ambiance in Your Home

Home improvement involves numerous tasks that can enhance the look of your home and increase its value. Even redecorating or updating a room can...

on Jan 9, 2018

The Carpet Cleaning Guide to Dry Wet Carpets

We all face carpet cleaning situations when we really need a guide to help us to get through the situation. One of these situations is when the...

on Jan 5, 2018

Save Some Money and Fix that Window Yourself

A window is more than just something visual that can tie a room or home together. There’s also an important practical component to having a proper...

on Jan 3, 2018

Top 5 Reasons to Buy Venetian Blinds

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3 Ways to Soundproof Joint Apartment Walls

3 Ways to Soundproof Joint Apartment Walls

by Guest on Aug 3, 2010

Common Apartment Walls Sounds Driving your CRAZY? Sometimes overhearing your neighbors can be a bad thing, especially if it is during intimate moments or loud parties. If you live in an apartment, it can be difficult to combat the assault of noise on your domain, because of the remodeling limitations. Thankfully, there are a few ways that can help cut down on the oohs and aahs that seep through the common wall. With a little bit of home-improvement know how, a staple gun and a hammer and nails, your joint apartment walls can be great sound barriers. Continue reading →

How to Turn a Brick Home into a Log Home

How to Turn a Brick Home into a Log Home

by Guest on Feb 12, 2010

Turning a brick home into a true log home may not be entirely possible, but achieving the look of a log home is certainly feasible. Creativity, imagination and a willingness to think outside the box, will make the transformation smooth and quick. Search through log home pictures and magazines to help decide on the look desired on both the inside and outside of the house. When ready, the tips below provide guidance on how to turn a brick home into a log home. Continue reading →

Sample Improvement Contract so Contractors Do NOT Take Advantage

Sample Improvement Contract so Contractors Do NOT Take Advantage

by Guest on Mar 14, 2013

When hiring a contractor to do minor updates to custom home building, it's very important to know what you are getting for the price. To be on a safe side, it is important that you have all your queries answered. Questions regarding cost, liability, insurance, and time should be answered clearly on your quote so that there is no problem in the end. Detailed Sample Contractor Quote: Continue reading →

Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Wooden Kitchen Bar Stool

Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Wooden Kitchen Bar Stool

by Guest on May 15, 2012

It's handy to have a couple of wooden bar stools in your kitchen, for sitting on whilst preparing food, reading a magazine while enjoying a cup of coffee or for relaxing on whilst entertaining guests. The backless bar stool here has a simple and versatile design and can be finished in whatever color you choose to match to your kitchen's décor. Continue reading →

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How to Remove Limescale from Your Shower

How to Remove Limescale from Your Shower

by Guest on Mar 26, 2010

You have invested in your dream shower, you’ve only been using it for a couple of weeks and you notice the limescale marks marring the appearance of the glass, Quelle Horreur, how can you restore your sparkling and expensive glass cubicle to its former glory? There are many products on the market that claim to remove limescale, but they can be expensive and do they really work? Prevention in this case, can be better than cure! Continue reading →

Faux Painting - Base Coat, Glaze and Ragging Technique

Faux Painting - Base Coat, Glaze and Ragging Technique

by Guest on Dec 19, 2010

Ragging is a faux finish technique that uses a rag to produce a mottled decorative effect. Ragging can be done negatively where the rag is use to remove the glaze, or ragging can be done positively where the rag is use to apply the glaze to the wall. Either way you choose to do it, ragging is a simple faux finish that most DIY'ers can pull off without too much trouble. Continue reading →

Landscape Designer vs a Landscape Contractor - Part 2

Landscape Designer vs a Landscape Contractor - Part 2

by Guest on May 2, 2012

The most important quality for a landscape designer is “qualification.” Not whether the person is a “designer” or a “landscaper” or a “gardener” but pure and simple qualification built on education, experience and ability. In Oregon, where I work, we see bad designs provided by landscape designers, architects and landscapers. We also see each facet produce good designs. Usually, the main disabling factor for design ability is a lack of in-the-field work experience - planting, digging, replacing, raking, rolling, mulching, etc.. Continue reading →

Clawfoot Tub Style for Contemporary Bathrooms

Clawfoot Tub Style for Contemporary Bathrooms

by Guest on May 25, 2012

Perhaps the most helpful suggestions to create allure in your home would be by improving your bathroom.   It's actually a room that profoundly impacts the market value and visual appeal of your property.   The bathroom is a place in your home which can be used as a stylish retreat, which can be essential to a balanced life in a chaotic world. Claw foot bath tubs are a popular choice for the present day property owners and for good reason. The style of these classic reproductions revives warm thoughts of the Victorian period. Continue reading →

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What is Dry Rot? (fungus disease)

What is Dry Rot? (fungus disease)

by Guest on May 12, 2012

Fungus diseases in wood are also known as dry rot or wet rot. This is caused by the growth of fungus in the wood. Wood-destroying fungi require a food source, oxygen, and favorable temperature in order to thrive. The cycle of promoting more dry rot is fungi increase wood permeability, this permeability allows more moisture to penetrate the wood and leads to more decay fungi, and the cycle continues. Continue reading →

Carpet Care: How to Repair Burn Marks

Carpet Care: How to Repair Burn Marks

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

New carpets are lovely and can completely change the look of a room, but in time they can become stained and worn, even with proper care. Carpets can also become burned and permanently marked and damaged, but the damage is not irreparable. It is possible to repair burn marks on carpets, and when carefully completed, the repair will be virtually invisible. Finding burn marks on carpets is truly a nightmare, but with the following easy instructions it is possible to repair the damage. Continue reading →

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