You might think that preparing your lawn or garden for the coming winter is as simple as folding away the deckchairs and bidding a fond fair well to days lazing out on the grass, but if you want your garden to remain as healthy as possible come the following spring, there is still some work to be done. Throughout many parts of the country, autumn can...
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How To Choose Doors For Your Home

Posted by on December 3, 2013
The front door to your home is there to give more than just curb appeal (important though that might be); it is also there for security and hopefully to keep your expensive heat in in the colder months of the year. Choosing the right doors for your home is not something you do every day so it is important to get it right first time and so you need to...
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How To Install Joist Hangers

Posted by on December 3, 2013
Joist hangers come in an array of shapes and forms, but are mostly used for decking, timber and masonry applications. Whether you are using mini hangers, long lagged joist hangers, multi truss hangers or timber to masonry joist hangers, knowing how to install them properly will ensure the structural integrity of what it is you’re building as...
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Many jokes are made about second-hand furniture. Often called “Bachelor Classic”, “Dormitory Chic”, or “Neo Newly-Wed”, used furniture gets passed around more than the offering plate in a church service. But, don’t let that tattered sofa or threadbare ottoman fool you – there is service untold within that...
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When carpenters build our homes, they nail down almost everything they construct so that it doesn’t move once it’s in place. Our windows and doors are the two big exceptions. Photo by Jason Eppink We open them, close them, crack them, slam them and do an assortment of other things to them that put them under stress. We humans may not even...
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If you have beautiful wood furniture throughout your home, your pet may have already scratched or damaged your furniture in some way. Some homeowners may look at the furniture and consider it to be ruined beyond repair or it may be too expensive to have a professional come to repair the damage. However, you don’t have to throw it out. Most minor...
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One of the favorite rooms of any home would have to be the bedroom. Because of how often you’ll spend time in your bedroom, it’s important that you pick out the right pieces of furniture in order to transform this part of your home into a sanctuary. You do not have to be an interior designer for you to be able to come up with a bedroom that...
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How To Care For Brick Chimneys

Posted by on November 27, 2013
Brick chimneys certainly have an attractive air about them and are a beautiful addition to older homes. They offer a classic and rustic appearance and really add an element of character to the property. However, they do tend to need care to look their best and also to ensure that they are maintained well. So, let’s take a look at how to ensure...
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11 Steps To Flip A New House

Posted by on November 27, 2013
It sounds so easy. You get a house, do some repairs, renovations, and beautification and then sell it for a higher price that covers your costs and earns you some profit. Well, if done properly, it truly can be as easy as it sounds. You do not necessarily need to have some sort of specialized education to be successful as flipping houses. All you need...
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Mold is one of the most common health hazards in home’s today. It has a foul smell and can also lead to health problems, such as allergies. The good news is that there are several things that you can do to prevent mold from accumulating in your home. Below are some tips for preventing mold buildup: Identify And Correct Problem Areas Your bathroom,...
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