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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...

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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

Window treatment is not as easy as it sounds. You have to consider so many things- the dimensions of the room, the price of the window treatment,...

on Dec 28, 2017

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How to Repair Broken Window Glass

How to Repair Broken Window Glass

by Guest on Oct 23, 2010

Your kid's soccer habit seemed harmless enough until a ball came crashing through the bedroom window. (Goal!) Having a glass repair service fix the damage can be expensive, but it's a simple and cheap do-it-yourself job, even for a first-timer. Think of glass repair as one of those little life skills you'll use time and again especially if your kid's aim doesn't improve. Do It Yourself or Hire a Pro?You can replace the glass in a double-hung window for about a third of the cost a professional would charge. Continue reading →

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Who Pays for What in Real Estate?

Who Pays for What in Real Estate?

by Guest on May 15, 2012

One very common question of real estate transactions is, "Who pays for what on a real estate transaction". Below is a list to give you an idea of some of the common expectations, but this list will vary from region to region. Also, if it's a buyer's or seller's market could possibly change the common fee responsibility. Continue reading →

Glossary of Real Estate Terms

Glossary of Real Estate Terms

by Guest on May 15, 2012

Anyone planning to buy or sell real estate can benefit by using this free real estate glossary of common terms. While this information provided is considered accurate within real estate definitions, vocabulary cannot be 100% accurate in all jurisdictions or under the terms of your needs. This information is for general use and should not be used for legal purposes. - PART 1 Continue reading →

Stainless Steel vs. Granite Composite Sinks

Stainless Steel vs. Granite Composite Sinks

by Guest on Apr 10, 2010

There are many choices when picking out your new kitchen sink. The most common sink found in today's homes is a stainless steel sink. The stainless steel sinks are common due to their durability and ability to match the look of more modern kitchen appliances. New technology has enabled the production of granite composite sinks, which also have many benefits. Please use this article to discover the differences between the two. Continue reading →

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Choosing a Shade Sail for Your Outdoor Space

Choosing a Shade Sail for Your Outdoor Space

by Guest on Dec 15, 2011

Shade sails are large swaths of fabric installed high above a sunny space to create shade. Since Egyptian times, shade sails have been used to make the summer heat more bearable. Shade sails are a simpler alternative to building a pergola or other permanent shade structure, and can be taken down at the end of the season and stored for the winter. Shade sails must be installed properly to ensure the most possible shade, the safest position and the best drainage for water. First, check the strength of any posts you will use to erect your sail. Installing shade sails properly requires a great deal of tension. If the post is rotting or is not firmly planted, the sail will sag, or worse, pull the post out of its anchor. Most shade sails come with the hardware required for installation. Ensure that all rings are firmly screwed in to the anchor points and make sure that your sail is installed with one corner slightly lower than the others to ensure water will drain off. Depending on ... Continue reading →

Woodchucks/Groundhog Prevention

Woodchucks/Groundhog Prevention

by Guest on Apr 28, 2012

Groundhog day may have passed unnoticed for some, but for homeowners and gardeners groundhog season is only just beginning. Groundhogs (also known as woodchucks) are active in the spring and summer and may be feasting off your garden or lawn. Here are our do-it-yourself tips for keeping your yard safe from groundhogs. Continue reading →

Gas Furnace Do's and Don't

Gas Furnace Do's and Don't

by Guest on May 5, 2012

The cold weather is just around the corner and BAM! The furnace will not start. With freezing temps, your furnace becomes the most important appliance in your home. Learn how to troubleshoot your gas furnace and the do's and do not's in repair. Continue reading →

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 →

Installing Rain Gutter Guards

Installing Rain Gutter Guards

by Insidespaces on May 7, 2012

Installing rain gutter guards is an easy job that you can do yourself. There are, generally, two types to choose from : Vinyl and Aluminum. We will cover how to install one of the most common from each category. Please note, when installing these things, please do not fall and hurt yourself. As alwasy, use the necessary safety equipment. If you have questions about safety, the OSHA web site is a good place to start. Continue reading →

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Caulking Windows

Caulking Windows

by Michigan State University on Apr 26, 2012

The money you spend on caulking or weather stripping is usually recovered in one heating season or less.This one season "pay-back" period means that money for heating fuel is saved equal to or greater than what you spend for caulking and weather stripping materials. In fact, a 1/8 inch opening around just two doorframes can let in as much cold air as a 12 inch window opened 6 inches all winter long. Continue reading →

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