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By: Vipul Jain
Home improvement involves changing the way your house looks. It can be anything, from painting walls to getting new bathroom fixtures. You may redesign your kitchen so that it looks better. You may c (read entire article)
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By: Vipul Jain
Time and again, people make changes to their house. Minor changes include house repairs and small renovation jobs such as painting walls, flooring, etc. Some of the major changes include adding new f (read entire article)
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By: Margarette Tustle
Online Resources Make It Easy!Did you know that purchasing your house plans online can be a less expensive way to select the layout of your dream home? As you consider building a custom home, take so (read entire article)
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By: James Hunt
There are various types of fences and they can be made in a variety of ways. One of the more popular forms of fences is the picket fences. These are made a certain way. Below is a detailed description (read entire article)
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By: Carlo Morelli
Believe it or not, carpeting is one of the biggest contributors to indoor air pollution.One of the commonest health problems in a house is allergies, and carpets are practically a perfect environment (read entire article)
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By: Ed Howes
What if the greatest threat to American life as we know it is not terror, but sabotage? What if a massive invasion of America is being planned for the year 2015? Will America have effective counter (read entire article)
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By: Andrew Caxton
Adding a sunroom kit to your home can offer you the warmth of the sun year round. A sun room gives you outdoor access while offering you indoor comfort. The benefits of sunlight are numerous. Exposing (read entire article)
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By: Garry John
This article takes a look at a number of ways of preventing or reducing draughts in your home. There are areas we look at are doors, windows and doubl (read entire article)
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By: Peter Emerson
Basements need to be waterproofed for many reasons. Cracks in the walls, leaking windows and pipe condensation are probably the most common reasons ba (read entire article)
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By: Peter Emerson
Many homeowners find it necessary to invest in a waterproofing system for their home, especially if their home has a basement or cellar. In modern hom (read entire article)
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By: John Mussi
If you're looking for the best home improvement loan for your money it can sometimes seem like an uphill climb. You may not know whether the offer (read entire article)
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By: Craig Whitley
One of the mistakes most do-it-yourself homeowners makes during significant home improvement projects is in trying to complete the job without the ri (read entire article)
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By: Gregory Thomas
Many of us avoid home improvement projects due to their expense. Granted if you are contemplating a "second-story" addition to your home, or the const (read entire article)
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By: John Mussi
If you've got a few things around the house that you'd like to spruce up but don't have the money for, you might want to consider getting a home i (read entire article)
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By: John Mussi
Getting the cheapest home improvement loans isn't always easy. It can require going to several different lenders for quotes as well as several hou (read entire article)
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By: John Mussi
To find the cheapest home improvement loan that you can, you need to realize that there are a lot of factors that can affect the amount that you p (read entire article)
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By: Scott Gray
Many of us watch TV shows and see the miraculous transformation of homes and gardens by professionals and amateur do-it-yourselfers. Is it really (read entire article)
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By: Kenneth Davis
If you own a home and have a project your thinking of, you may need a contractor, BUT you run a risk of being scammed by a fraudulent one. Contractor fraud in the home improvement industry is one of t (read entire article)
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By: Madeline Floyd
If you are just starting out or just want a well-stocked kitchen, there are many questions to be answered in what you need in your kitchen. When just starting out, you may only want some of the basics (read entire article)
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By: N.E. Wigal
You can conduct your own home energy audit to reduce your energy bill. Energy prices are rising rapidly due to the natural disasters that hit the U.S. Gulf Coast and disrupted oil well operations. Her (read entire article)
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By: Roger King
When it comes to hardwood floor fashion, nothing says elegance and beauty quite like Hardwood Flooring. A homeowner would give his home a great gift by replacing the carpet or ugly linoleum curren (read entire article)
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By: Dion Semeniuk
Having a gazebo or sunroom in the backyard is an excellent way to enhance the appearance while providing you with a quiet place to sit and relax after a hard day at work. Gazebos and sunrooms are (read entire article)
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By: Jackie Riley
When selling your home there are simple steps you can take that will increase your home's appeal to buyers. This is what we call "staging" or "redesigning" your home.Here I will show you what you can (read entire article)
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By: Keith Hoyng
A finished basement can be a great place where you can entertain your family and friends by putting in a recreation room which includes a pool table, ping pong table, pinball machine, and/or dartboard (read entire article)
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By: Neal Baker
Any bathroom that does not possess a bidet, in my opinion, is incomplete. Many mainland European countries such as Spain, Portugal, Greece and of course the France have been using bidets for decades (read entire article)
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By: Hans Dekker
The cold winter days and ice-storms are just around the corner. And we use about 50% of our energy to either heat or cool ourselves. Here are some simple tips to help you save some energy. Call it eas (read entire article)
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By: Denton Lesslie
Crown molding is the easiest way to add dimension and class to a room. I had a room in our living space that needed something that I just could not put my finger on it. I was walking around the (read entire article)
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By: Lem Burnet
You are finally going to build your dream home. Don't just call a builder. There is work to be done before you make that call.Building your dream home is a big step. It is a huge investment that sh (read entire article)
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By: Brett Brinkley
Any person who owns a home will eventually need his or her special area in the house set aside for his/her tools and projects. Any area of this type will definately need a workbench of some sort. If y (read entire article)
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By: Hans Dekker
There is a lot of energy in sunlight and that energy can be converted to electricity with photovoltaic panels. These panels are made up of several photovoltaic cells which are constructed of treated (read entire article)
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By: Gregg Hicks
Be sure your home siding ideas will give you the results you want both now and later. It's time to update your home's exterior. You have many home siding ideas and can't seem to decide which on (read entire article)
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By: Gil Strachan
Prior construction experience is a great asset - either in renovation, construction, or trade-related experience such as electrician, plumber etc. - or as a quantity surveyor, construction estimator, (read entire article)
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By: Gil Strachan
1. Never wrestle with your furnace; you both get dirty and the furnace doesn't care!2. Never argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference!3. It's easier to obtain for (read entire article)
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By: Gil Strachan
Early in 1995 the Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations (MCCR) announced a program to replace up to 20,000 mid-efficiency gas furnaces in Ontario, because their plastic vent pipes were prone t (read entire article)
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By: Gil Strachan
Also called wallboard, gyproc, or plasterboard, it is used to cover interior walls and ceilings, and sometimes as an underlay for ceramic tiles. Composed of gypsum (calcium sulfate dihydrate) sandwich (read entire article)
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By: Gil Strachan
Technological advances in the last 15 years now allow most modern basements to be made into comfortable, livable space. However, all basements are vulnerable to some water penetration during their li (read entire article)
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By: Gil Strachan
Q: Hi Gil...I have a home improvement chat question for you! ... one year ago we had new linoleum (the old fashioned rolled kind) put down in our kitchen... this lovely terra cotta color... oops, (read entire article)
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By: Gil Strachan
This article is a follow-up to our February 2002 edition for Ontario residents, which discussed the dangers of leaking fuel oil tanks, how to avoid problems and how to handle spills and leaks.Unprotec (read entire article)
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By: Gil Strachan
The DangersA leaking fuel oil tank can become a serious fire and environmental hazard. Whether the tank is located inside or outside the home, a spill can contaminate groundwater affecting private wel (read entire article)
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By: Andrew Caxton
If you ask an older relative if they have heard of an evaporative cooler, they may say no. But chances are they would recognize the idea behind the technology. Before air conditioning or other cooler (read entire article)
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By: Kelly Garbato
You've just settled down in bed and are twenty minutes into Letterman when you hear it: a light scratching overhead, accompanied by a squeak here and a squeal there. You assume that it's the wind mak (read entire article)
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By: Russ Grimble
With the price of gas and electricity on a seemingly endless series of climbs, now is a good time to take a look around your home and see where you can make some energy savings.Over 20% of the heat lo (read entire article)
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By: David Beer
If you've been involved in designing or building a new kitchen in the past 20 years, you've probably heard the terms ‘unfitted kitchens' or ‘kitchen workstations' or simply ‘kitchen furniture'. (read entire article)
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By: Dan Neuman
Wiring a ceiling fan is surprisingly simple. Often times it is no more complicated than the wiring of a light fixture. As with any electrical wiring, make sure all wire connections are made securely (read entire article)
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By: Leon Chaddock
In the design of your new kitchen, the faucet can be one of the largest, most critical aspects of it all. In many cases, you will find that a beautiful one can be the completion of a beautiful kitche (read entire article)
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By: Andrew Porter
Closet organizers have come a long way in recently years. There's more to them nowadays than just a shelf above a horizontal pole.Concepts in closet organization have gone from simple home improvement (read entire article)
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By: Jason Doane
A big part of the American Dream is owning the home of your dreams. In some areas, homes have become so expensive that owning your dream home is an unattainable goal. Many people today are having cu (read entire article)
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By: Clay Jodan
Improving the appearance of your place of business, creating a convenient passage from car to entrance for your customers, and removing liabilities are major factors in maintaining any asphalt surface (read entire article)
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By: Charlie Foster
I have been asked many times in my 34 years as a coatings developer about bathtub refinishing, bathtub reglazing and tile refinishing. Let me start off by saying that their is no difference between ba (read entire article)
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By: Charles Truett
Are you tired of having the same old dull and typical mailbox? Are you interested in getting a mailbox that is attractive to look at and also makes a statement? How about considering getting a ligh (read entire article)
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