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What are the Benefits of Post and Beam Construction?

All of us dream of owning a modern looking and spacious house that gets built in a short period of time. However, fitting all of this into a MEDIOCRE budget can somewhat prove to be a little difficult. So, what can a person do? A simple solution would be to use “Post and Beam Construction” to build your home. Post and beam is a general term for building homes with heavy timbers, which offer…

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Added by Bert Sarkkinen on December 10, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Moving Scams can be avoided

Not all moving companies can give you peace of mind and effective…

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Added by Culver Dove on December 4, 2015 at 9:03am — No Comments

5 Useful Ways to Sizzle your Small Kitchen

No matter where you are living, in a high rise apartment or a small space in some suburbs, a delightful kitchen is always on your wish-list. Small spaces sprain our minds a lot while designing or remodeling kitchen. Relax! You can follow these wonderful tips to sizzle it up.…

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Added by Culver Dove on December 4, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Hiring Cleaning Services: Germ-free and Sanitized Offices

Office staff deserves to work in a clean environment. An office’s cleanliness or filthiness can make or mar the image of a company. Professional cleaning companies are skilled in properly cleaning, dusting, and sanitizing. There is much more to keeping an office clean than simply making sure everything is orderly. Cleaning experts know what to do in order to ensure a clean environment.…

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Added by Culver Dove on December 3, 2015 at 12:51am — No Comments

French Country Decorations: Chic Home

Originating from the luminous fields and vineyards of France, French country decoration is famous worldwide. Because of its cool elegance, radiant splashes of colour, emphasis on picturesque and pastoral accessories, it has made itself a niche in the world of decorations. You can get this wonderful style for your home. The French country style has a pleasant and cosy feeling. Here is a guide on how to decorate your home in the…

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Added by Mason White on December 2, 2015 at 5:58am — No Comments

Finding The Right Tools For The Job

 

If you are a DIY fanatic, then you know what having the proper tools means. DIY people will try to fix or make anything themselves, even if it would be cheaper for them to buy a brand new product, or have a professional fix it for them. And it can be really frustrating if you start a job, and find out that you do not have all the necessary tools to finish up. Here are some very useful tools that you should have in your possession, locked and loaded for…

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Added by Tyler M. Newport on November 27, 2015 at 7:23am — No Comments

Landscaping Strategies for Homeowners With a Pool

Landscaping is a good way of blending your swimming pool with the exterior décor. There are many ways of doing this. However, there are four key considerations you need to make when landscaping around your pool. These are privacy, convenience, beauty and safety.…

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Added by Heather Roberts on November 11, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to Preparing Your Roof For Winter

The winter presents a rather great challenge for homeowners in their pursuit of maintaining their roofs. This is because with winter the roof is pelted and ridden by snow repeatedly and for long periods. Therefore, it is essential to stay informed and focused on the best available strategies that will assist you to not only preserve your roof from wear and color fading but also to ensure it…

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Added by Heather Roberts on November 11, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

Maintaining Staircases in Period Houses

A beautiful old staircase in a period house adds to the charm of living in it. But feeling privileged about it is just not enough. A period staircase requires maintenance and care.To keep their its beauty intact and well-maintained, make sure that you use suitable ways to deal with its natural wear and tear.…

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Added by Culver Dove on November 4, 2015 at 7:06am — No Comments

Raise Employee Morale: Create an Aesthetically-attractive Office

Is it right to put a software engineer and salesperson in the same office environment and expect them to work well? No, that’s not the case. Both will end up being disengaged and frustrated about their work conditions. This can be detrimental for their productivity and well-being. Using a uniform office design to place various departments and employees can backfire hitting the productivity hard. Its…

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Added by Culver Dove on November 4, 2015 at 5:50am — No Comments

Window Treatments – An ultimate gift for your house this Christmas

This Christmas you can give your home a new makeover by installing smart window treatments. Who can resist the options for amazing…

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Added by Culver Dove on November 4, 2015 at 1:58am — No Comments

Home Improvements that Require Permits

When you make home improvements, you often come to wonder whether the project will require permission from the local authorities. It is hard to guises just by looking at the building plan. You need to check with your city government whether a permit is really necessary. Not to mention, sometimes there are certain restrictions when it comes to building and structural changes, so if you want your home makeover to go smoothly, you need to be familiar with these things. To see which home…

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Added by Edna Thomson on October 27, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments

A clean and sparkling office

A busy office with a large group of employees is prone to get messy very quickly. The bustling activity of the workers may prevent some messes to not get cleaned up right away or sometimes that may be forgotten about altogether. Fortunately these days’ we have office cleaning services which help to maintain the professional…

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Added by Culver Dove on October 26, 2015 at 2:57am — No Comments

Keeping Your Gas Furnace Running

Gas furnaces generally require very little maintenance to run efficiently. Still, some simple steps may help keep the repairmen away and reduce the size of the bill when you do require them.



“Before commencing any work on your gas furnace, ensure that you have a safe work environment,” said Barb Tresbesch of Corporate Mechanical HVAC…

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Added by Heather Roberts on October 23, 2015 at 8:40am — No Comments

5 Possible Causes of a Leaking Roof

Nobody wants to run for a drip bucket whenever it rains. A small leak in your roof indicates a major issue that can cause a lot of trouble and inconvenience. However, it is possible to fix the issue before it manifests into a more complicated problem that requires a substantial investment on repairs. Below are common causes of roof…

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Added by Heather Roberts on October 23, 2015 at 8:37am — No Comments

5 Steps to an Energy-Efficient Home

Energy costs are constantly on the rise and can definitely take chunk out of your budget. A typical household annually spends between 2 500 and 5 000 kWh. With some smart moves these numbers can be significantly reduced. What you will want to do is to…

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Added by Tyler M. Newport on October 22, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Tips and Tricks for Designing Your Perfect Home Office

Working from home has its advantages and disadvantages. The bad side of this kind of job is that your home is, at the same time, your office. If you are not taking enough care, your home could get overcrowded with papers, files and everything else you usually leave at the office. In order to prevent this, you should have a separate space for your workplace. What is more, you can design it yourself however you like it.…

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Added by Tyler M. Newport on October 12, 2015 at 6:36am — No Comments

Natural Ways to Build Your Own Veggie Garden

If you are blessed with living in a house and you have a garden, perhaps it was high time you turned it into something different, above all healthy and fulfilling, a vegetable garden. It goes without saying that flower gardens, lawns and trees give additional value to every house, both aesthetic and relaxing. However, a vegetable garden has all of that and something more. All this and natural ways to build your own veggie garden is what…

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Added by Tyler M. Newport on September 16, 2015 at 9:10am — No Comments

Wooden Crates for Home Interior

There’s just something about making use of old items designated for a different purpose or destined to be disassembled or destroyed. A good example lies in a thing as simple as a wooden crate or pallet. With a bit of imagination and in some instances even less handiwork, you can create bookshelves, beds, even beds, practically out of thin air!…

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Added by Tyler M. Newport on September 10, 2015 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Working on Your Bedroom’s Décor

Any day now you will wake up and tell yourself that there has to be a change. No, not to yourself, you are fine as it is, but the environment definitely needs some work. Your bedroom is growing stale and you are getting tired of the same old thing over and over again. Say enough is enough and work for a better scenery by changing things up. Here is some advice for a efficient and noticeable change.…

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Added by Heather Roberts on September 1, 2015 at 9:09am — No Comments

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