Cold Weather and Frozen Pipes

Cold weather is a big problem for home and property owners- especially if you’ve moved and your home is setting empty. Why? PLUMBING! If your home gets too cold, the water in your pipes can freeze overnight and then burst in the day when it warms back up. This leaves the potential for extensive flooding…

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Biggest Kitchen Design Mistakes

Dreaming of a new kitchen? In order to make your dreams a reality, consider ten common mistakes to avoid in designing and remodeling your kitchen to save you time, money and aggravation. Over-customizing and inflexibility Unless you have money to spare, remain flexible regarding materials and design for your new kitchen. For example, you’re vacationing…

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Winterizing Tips for your Lawn and Garden

Your outdoor plants have worked hard for you all summer, making your yard a place you’re proud to call home. Properly winterizing your lawn and garden is an important step toward healthy soil, lush grass, and happy plants next year. Remember to take care of your outdoor accessories, including your lawn equipment, gardening tools, and…

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Winter House Preparedness

I know, it is still summer time, but winter will be here before you know it, and before wearing your jackets again you should first be prepared for the seasonal change of your house. In fact, during winter times, we all see our homes as a “nest ” where we can find warmth and relax…

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Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Christmas time and decorating the Christmas tree is a favorite part of many people’s holiday season. Many family traditions involve going to a tree farm or Christmas tree store to pick out the perfect tree. A real tree can add the beauty of the season to your home and fill it with a pleasant scent…

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Patio Heaters and Fire Pits

In some areas right now, the weather is ideal for sitting outside in the evening — the bugs have gone and the sky is clear — but the nights are chilly. Don’t let the cool evenings send you inside — extend your outdoor living season by heating your deck or patio. Different heaters are available…

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Warm Up With Firewood

There are as many types of firewood on the market, as there are fireplaces. If you have been heating your home with firewood, you are likely educated in the various types of wood available. If you are considering a wood-burning stove to heat your home or cottage, the following is a summary of the most…

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The Best Kept Secrets In Kitchen Designs

It has often been said that the heart of the home is the kitchen. If that is really true, then why is it that some kitchen designs just don’t seem to support more than one cook or guest at a time? You can turn your kitchen into a functional and beautiful workspace and gathering place…

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Hardwood Floors 101

Hardwood floors can be installed anywhere in a home and can be prepared from several species of wood such as elm, ash, oak, amendoim, cypress, teak, cherry, walnut, rosewood, hickory, and maple. The hardness, stability, color, and alterations in color vary with wood type. Chestnut, Douglas fir, and North American Cherry offer low hardness whereas…

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What Type of Counter Tops Are There?

Counter tops for your kitchen, bathroom or other areas can be made from a wide variety of materials. Your intended use of the counter tops will help in deciding which material to use. In areas where high moisture is a factor, a non-porous material should be considered. For outdoor areas, weather is a factor to…

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