10 Tips to Protect Your Basement from Mold

Does your basement ever flood? Is your basement ever damp? If so, you may need to inspect your basement for mold, and possibly remodel it to remove the mold. You may suspect hidden mold if your basement smells moldy, but you cannot see the source. You may know there has been water damage, but not…

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Does A Tankless Water Heater Save Money

When you think of the household items that are most to blame for your high electric bill, chances are good that you pinpoint the usual suspects. Most people think of the television, lights, kitchen appliances, and washer/dryer combos as being some of the biggest offenders. But you would probably be surprised to learn that the…

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Simple Layout And Framing Of Walls

Framing walls is known in construction as rough carpentry. This has always seemed to me as a contradiction of terms. The framing holds the skin (drywall, sheathing, siding) and has the buildings life lines running through it (plumbing, electric, heating, A/C, telephone, and cable). Like the skeleton is to a body, as are framed walls…

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To Remodel Or Not To Remodel

If your lifestyle has changed and your current home cannot accommodate you–maybe you’ve gotten married or you’ve had children–then remodeling could well provide you with the means to create a more comfortable home. Budget, budget, budget Before you begin anything you really need to plan a strict budget and set aside a specific amount of…

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7 Tips For A Better Kitchen

Eating will never go out of fashion. We will always need a place in the home where we can easily and safely prepare our food. We call that place the kitchen. Here are a few tips to help make your kitchen a better, safer and more efficient place to work in. Lighting is probably the…

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Cheer Up Your Home With Lights

Your home lighting is one of the most important features, just as critical as the color of the paints and the style of the furnishings. Lighting creates moods- not only the mood of the room, but also the mood of the occupants. When it comes to lightings, one size does not fit all, so its…

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How To Install Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring is easy to install once you know how but it can take a lot of time and effort. Make sure that you know what you are doing before attempting to fit the flooring, if you don’t enlist the help of someone who does. When thinking of a modern flooring theme for your home,…

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How To Keep Your Wood Furniture Stain Free

Despite extreme care, accidents with your wooden furniture are bound to occur, especially when there are kids around the house. They invariably tend to spill something on or drag something across your wooden tables or your precious Amish Furniture causing stains and scratches which soon become eyesores. But there is a lot you can do…

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Quick Facts About Outdoor Lighting

When the days start to get shorter, the darkness may drive us inside from our porches, patios or decks. Don’t despair, outdoor lighting can lengthen the day and dramatically extend the potential of our outdoor living spaces. The first step, as with any project, is to plan. How do you want to use this space…

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Ten Tips to Know Before Buying a Rug

1. Take a photo of the room you’re decorating to the rug store. It’s easy to get distracted or excited and buy the wrong rug. Using an image as reference will keep you on track. 2. The back of a rug will tell you if it’s machine or handmade. Stiff fibers running straight up and…

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