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2015

How To Dress Your Windows To Keep Your Home Warm In Winter

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Baby, it’s cold outside – and, unfortunately, some of that cold always seems to wiggle its way into your home. The age-old question of how to best insulate your house against the worst Mother Nature has to offer seems to spring up more often in winter than in any other other season – understandable, given that a breeze by the window in summer is much more easily borne than a brisk December wind coming through your shutters.…

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DIY Hardwood Flooring Installation Mistakes Every Homeowner Should Avoid

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If you have a little bit of flooring installation experience, you may be tempted to try your hand at installing your own hardwood flooring. Even though the process looks easy enough when you watch how-to videos online, installing hardwood does take some skill and practice. The slightest misdoings could lead you to make some pretty costly mistakes that will compromise the longevity and appearance of your wood flooring. Here are a few of the biggest mistakes homeowners tend to make when they are trying to install their own hardwood flooring and what you will need to know in order to avoid them.…

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Making A Tiny Bedroom Appear Larger

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If you have a small bedroom that you would like to appear larger, there are several tricks you can use in the area to give the illusion of increased space. Selecting the proper pieces, using color, and placing items strategically will all have an impact on the way the room is perceived when you look inside. Here are a few ways you can increase the feeling of space in your bedroom with some decorating and furnishing tips.…

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Five Reasons To Incorporate Purple Plants Into Your Landscaping Project

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If you are looking for an element of color in your backyard landscaping plans, why not use the color purple? When used strategically, purple is a versatile color that can add dimension to flower beds, edgings and barriers. In addition to the natural beauty of purple blossoms and foliage, there are other functional advantages to using purple in landscaping projects. 1. To Make Your Yard Look Bigger. Purple has long been used to make spaces look bigger than they really are.…

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Why You Should Get Granite Kitchen Countertops

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Did you purchase a home with kitchen countertops that are unappealing to look at? You may want to consider replacing the countertops with ones that are constructed out of granite, as you will also add more value to your house in the process. Find out in this article about a few pros and cons you should consider concerning granite kitchen countertops as well as how much they cost. What are Granite Kitchen Countertop Pros & Cons?…

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Create A Soothing Retreat In Your Bedroom

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Are you having trouble sleeping, or would you just like your bedroom to be a restful space? The bedroom can sometimes feel like a hub in which sleeping is only one of many activities that take place there. Create a soothing foundation for relaxation with your bedroom d├ęcor. Analogous Color Scheme An analogous color scheme is the most calming because the colors are right next to each other on the color wheel.…

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So You Think You Have Bedbugs? How To Be Sure Before Going Through The Wrong Extermination Process

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Mention bedbugs and most people cringe and start to scratch at some imaginary bite. However, if you wake up in the morning and realize you have a few real bites on your legs or arms, it is time to inspect the room and furniture for bugs. Keep in mind, though, that just because you find evidence of some type of insect does not mean it is bedbugs. Before washing all the clothing in hot water and storing everything in air-tight bags or boxes for a couple of weeks, here are some clues to make sure you have the right bug.…

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Notice Mold on Your Blinds? Learn How to Get Rid of It

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Maintaining a home is full of adventures. Some of these adventures are fun, while others are not what you bargained for; especially when you have a problem that you need to deal with fast. One problem that you must put a halt to quickly is mold. If your blinds have gathered mold from nearby moisture, you do not need to throw them away. This guide shows you how to clean and reinstall your blinds for a healthier, cleaner home.…

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3 Tips To Help Prevent Scratches On Your Metal Roof

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There are a lot of things to love about a metal roof. You might love the look of your roof, the way that it can help save energy and the durability that it offers, but there is one thing that you might be worried about – scratching. Scratches on a metal roof can make it look less appealing and can put it at risk of added damage, so it’s important to avoid scratching the top of your home.…

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Repurpose Your Old Wood Shutters Into Patriotic Porch Decorations

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If you are planning on installing new custom shutters in your home, consider using your old wood ones to decorate for the upcoming patriotic holidays. Paint your old wood shutters with patriotic colors and place them on your front porch to help show your American pride. Here are some instructions for you to use to make some decorative patriotic shutters of your own. Materials You Will Need Tarp or old sheet to use as a drop cloth Needle nose pliers Garden hose Face mask Paper Scissors Computer and printer Pencil White spray primer Spray paint in red, white and blue colors Painter’s tape Preparing The Surface…

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