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Bathroom Remodeling Trends

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Bathroom Remodeling Trends The average person visits the bathroom about 6-8 times a day, making it an average of 2,500 times a year. That adds up to about 3 years of your life on the john. If we factor in how much the average person spends in the shower or bath, taking into account here that we live in a hyper clean society, we have to tack on a couple more years. At least. And then think about everything else you do in there, from bathing your kids to getting ready for a night out. That’s a lot of time […]

DIY Plumbing Repairs – You Have Homeowners Insurance, Use It!

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DIY Plumbing Repairs – You Have Homeowners Insurance, Use It! Since most home owners insurance policies don’t cover the cost of repairs few people think to check with them when plumbing problems occur. Although they may not cover the repair, they will usually cover the value of damaged property including cleaning up after the repair. The scope of this type of project is typically not a diy plumbing repair project so you will want to find any way you can to help pay for it. A few years ago I had the misfortune of finding water seeping through a wall […]

10 Ways to Get the Wrong Window Replacements

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10 Ways to Get the Wrong Window Replacements There is no getting around it. Window replacement is a major renovation to your home. Besides adding tremendous aesthetic appeal, particularly in an older home, window replacement has immediate potential to save on electric, gas and oil bills. There is also the advantage of nearly 100% recuperative value of the cost should you decide to sell your home. So become informed of the ins and outs of window shopping, so you don’t “break” your budget, and avoid these ten window wrongs. 1. Replacing One Window At a Time Over the Next Ten […]

Quick Step Flooring Techniques

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Quick Step Flooring Techniques Summary: Flooring installation could be a bit fiddly but that doesn’t mean you have to steer clear of do-it-yourself flooring projects. Flooring installation can be a do-it-yourself as any house project. The only difference would be a mark, a visible mark for fluke error. But that doesn’t mean you have to steer clear of do-it-yourself flooring projects, a dedicated checking of installation guides and quick step flooring techniques can always get you out of hotspots more than anything else. Quick step flooring techniques on Resilient Floor Tiles Based on response made upon inquiry to different flooring […]

Home Decorating: Bathroom on a Budget

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Home Decorating: Bathroom on a Budget When it comes to home decorating there are few rooms that have quite the impact of a bathroom or kitchen when being decorated. There is something wonderful about taking a tired old bathroom and making it seem bright and shiny once again. Most people, however, cringe at the thought of a bathroom remodel fearing the absolute worst when it comes to their financial situation once all is said and done. The good news is that small steps can lead to big changes in rooms as small as bathrooms. These small steps do not have […]

You Against The World – The Most Important Home Improvement Tips Available

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You Against The World – The Most Important Home Improvement Tips Available By making just a few simple and relatively small home improvements, you can have a really big impact on the total value of your home. In fact, you can increase your resale value by thousands of dollars with some updates. Here are several home improvement tips that will help you to get started. Everyone loves a nice bathroom. You can do this by getting a new sink or toilet and getting nice new cabinets. Updating your bathroom is one of the best ways to improve your home and […]

Make Improvements To Your House By Yourself

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Make Improvements To Your House By Yourself You’ve done it. You are ready to start making home improvements in your own home. What perfect timing! You probably have lots of questions on how to start and what to do, but fear not, this article can help you. Listed below are some tips that will help you get started with your home improvement aspirations. No matter what rooms you are remodeling in your home, come up with a plan beforehand. This can be a sketch or drawing. Figure out what you want to do to in each room before you even […]

Benefit from the Expertise of a Landscaping Contractor

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Benefit from the Expertise of a Landscaping Contractor Busy homeowners who care about the external appearance of their home as much as they do the interior can turn to a landscaping contractor for design ideas and to handle outdoor projects. A licensed landscape contractor has been specially trained to meet all landscaping needs – whether for service purposes or cosmetic. Everything from driveways, patios, and decks; to grading the yard, and complete landscape design. Garden ponds enhanced by a pond bridge, wooden “playscapes” for children, walkthrough gardens, and placement and selection of trees, shrubs, and other flora to balance the […]

Carpet Repair

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Carpet Repair How often you need to repair your carpet depends on you. There are instances such as burns, crushing, fading, furniture, bleeding, sprouting, and carpet beetles where you’ll want to take action. Most of the time, you can finish a repair job without needing a professional, although there will be times when you will need professional assistance. Burns Burns occur when a cigarette butt or flame comes in contact with the carpet. If the burn is small, the burnt fibers of the carpet can be cut out with scissors. If the burn is large, you’ll need to replace the […]

Installing Carpet

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Installing Carpet A majority of how your interior looks and feels will depend on your floors. Houses that have carpet give off an undeniable warmth, vibrancy, and an aesthetic appeal. There is a wide range of colors, textures, materials, and designs available that can transform your home and give every room a chance to be unique. Your carpet installation has a long term perspective, so it’s important that you select the best one for your needs and install it right the first time. Once you have picked out your material and design, you’ll need to it install it. Professional carpet […]