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5 Small Upgrades that can Drastically Improve your Curb Appeal

First impressions matter. Whether you’re going on a blind date or trying to sell your home, a strong first impression can make all the...

on Oct 15, 2018

How to Better Prepare for Bathroom Remodeling

There are so many things you can do – and projects you can try – to improve the bathrooms in your house. Renovating the bathroom is a...

on Oct 12, 2018

Should I Replace My AC If It Experiences a Refrigerant Leak?

A refrigerant leak is one of the most common issues of an air conditioning system. Freon or R22 is the predominant refrigerant used in almost all...

on Oct 10, 2018

6 Pro Tips for Cleaning PVC-U Windows

Cleaning windows is a chore that some homeowners do not look forward to doing since it can be a tedious, physically demanding task. However, if you...

on Oct 8, 2018

How to Get Rid of Rats Outside

According to the University of Arizona, effective methods of roof rat control include exclusion, habitat modification, trapping, and poison bait....

on Oct 7, 2018

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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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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 →

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 →

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 →

What Causes Creaky Floorboards?

What Causes Creaky Floorboards?

by Guest on May 16, 2017

There is nothing worse than tiptoeing around your home while people are asleep and hearing a harmony of squeaking floorboards. Nearly all homes have at least one floorboard that groans as people walk over it. You become accustomed to hearing the squeak each time you walk on that plank and avoid the area while your wife is asleep. 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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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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Goodbye Sludge: Cleaning Your Heating Oil Tank

Goodbye Sludge: Cleaning Your Heating Oil Tank

by Sally Smith on Nov 16, 2014

For many people, heating oil is their primary way of staying warm during winter. Whether it's a 275-gallon heating oil tank, plastic fuel storage tanks or portable diesel fuel tanks now and then they need to be cleaned to maintain efficiency and keep the fuel inside them from becoming contaminated with dirt or grime. While some homeowners choose to hire professional contractors to do this job, the fact is it is a relatively simple job. Continue reading →

Winter Garden Maintenance Tips

Winter Garden Maintenance Tips

by Boris Dzhingarov on Nov 22, 2015

Winter is the quietest time of the year for most gardeners. It’s a time when green-fingered individuals plot and plan their gardening activities for the following year. Most pay little attention to their garden at this time of year but this can be an expensive mistake. You may not be sowing, pruning or harvesting vegetables, plants, shrubs or trees during winter. Continue reading →

What You Should Know about Multi-phase, Industrial Power Sockets and Plugs

What You Should Know about Multi-phase, Industrial Power Sockets and Plugs

by newsy siso on Aug 10, 2015

Safety, efficiency, and practicality are always key concerns when it comes to electrical systems. This is particularly true for industrial operations, where power is required at all times of the day and power safety and efficiency are of utmost importance for operations. Continue reading →

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