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Forget The Frills – Manly Window Treatments

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Decorating with men's tastes in mind – whether it be for an entire bachelor pad or a simple man-cave – may seem harder than decorating for the entire family. But it can be successfully done and create a classic, masculine space. One good place to begin is with the window treatments – something often left out of many men's decorating style. Here are 5 window coverings that can please just about any guy.

5 October 2016

How To Clean And Maintain Aluminium Awnings

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Not only do aluminum awnings keep rainwater and sun off of your home, they can add to its appearance as well. You can go with the traditional silver awnings for a casual, rustic look, or choose ones in a color that coordinates with your house's siding. While aluminum awnings are available in basic black or white, you can also get them in a vibrant hue, such as red or blue, to add a pop of color to a neutral-hued building.

14 September 2016

3 Window Frame Types To Consider To Help Save You Time And Money

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If you are considering window replacement for some or all of your existing windows, you can rest assured that you will be added value to your home when it comes time to sell it. Not only does replacing your windows add value to you home, choosing energy-efficient products can cut down on expensive utility bills. Before making a decision, however, you'll need to consider the types of window frames that will be best suited to your budget and lifestyle.

17 August 2016

Tips For Maximizing Your Outdoor Spaces

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Whatever the configuration of your outdoor space – patio, yard, deck – you want to be able to enjoy it. Perhaps you'd like to be able to both dine al fresco and host evening gatherings. Or maybe you want a beautiful place to relax. Whatever your outdoor living style, design your outdoor spaces to make the most of their benefits. Maximize Space If you have a small patio or deck, you need to maximize every inch.

27 June 2016

Reverse Osmosis Vs. Traditional Water Softeners: Differences Between Them And The Benefits Of Each

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If you have finally decided to clean up and purify the water in your home, you may be looking at different types of water purification systems. Two types of systems that are very popular with homeowners are the reverse osmosis system and a traditional water softener. The following information discusses their differences and their benefits so that you can make a more informed decision about what you want for your home.

1 June 2016

How To Re-Caulk Glass Shower Doors

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Glass shower doors are very stylish and durable. However, they do require a little bit of maintenance over the years. Most importantly, you need to make sure that the seams between the separate glass panels are always sealed and water tight. Overtime, the caulk in between the seams can become moldy and deteriorate. If you fail to maintain them, it can be expensive to repair. This article explains how to remove old or moldy caulk and replace it with a new product.

6 May 2016

Copper Pipe Leaks: Fix Them Yourself

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Leaks in your copper water pipes can increase your utility bills by wasting water and also make a soggy mess in your house. In some cases, however, you can fix the problem yourself. This article examines two practical methods at your disposal for fixing leaks in your copper plumbing pipes.  Compression Coupling  The first method involves a special type of plumbing hardware called a compression coupling. It's made especially to connect two sections of copper piping and generally comes in lengths of 6 and 12 inches. To begin, turn off the water to your home at the main valve and drain any water remaining in the pipes.

12 April 2016

Protecting Your Basement From Water Damage

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If you own a home with a basement, water related issues can wreak havoc on your foundation. The basement is important for your home's structural integrity, and water can seep in through the walls or the ground, causing the integrity to be compromised. In order to protect your home from water-related issues in the basement, waterproofing can help stop the problem before it starts. Here are some ways you can help prevent problems with water from affecting your basement.

9 March 2016

Happy Fish Tank = Happy Owner: 4 Steps To Success

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Setting up your first fish tank is a fun task that the whole family can be a part of. But you can make your life much easier by doing some layout planning and a little bit of research before beginning. Jumping in without planning may result in harder maintenance work, unhappy or incompatible fish or wasting of money. Here are four steps to get your first tank successfully on its way.

14 January 2016

Garden Inspiration: How To Create The Perfect Housewarming Gift For The Gardening Enthusiast

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Housewarming parties are popular for several reasons. Not only is it fun to celebrate with loved ones when they move into their brand new home, but housewarming parties are a wonderful way to help your loved ones acquire the household items they need to establish their new home. However, housewarming gifts are often related to the inside of the house. If your new homeowner loves gardening, they will be delighted when you create a garden-themed container filled with gifts they can use outdoors.

17 December 2015