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Sep 12

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If you want to have a defined entrance and exit to a room, but don’t want to lose the wall space an open door can take up, the answer might be a simple cased opening. The arrangement is basically the same an interior door, but without the actual door slab. You can use a cased opening to replace an existing door or as a transition from room to room in a new partition that’s just been constructed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 12

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How to Patch a Sheetrock Hole

Whether you’re a homeowner or a tenant, at some point in your life there’s a pretty good chance you’ll have to deal with a gaping hole in the sheetrock on a wall or ceiling. It may be from a water leak, a moment of carelessness during a move, or a multitude of other reasons, but sooner or later you’re sure to have the encounter. Keep in mind that a hole isn’t a gouge or ding that can be made to disappear with a bit of spackle and a putty knife – no, this is damage that can’t be described in any other way than as a hole. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 12

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Home improvements are often made in a attempt to boost your Home’s value, but which improvements offer the best return of investment? Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 12

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Whether you’re finishing a basement and want to upgrade the existing handrail or a member of your family needs a little more assistance getting up to the top floor of your home, there may come a time when you need to install a wood handrail – fortunately it’s a very DIY-friendly project that can often be completed in one or two hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 12

It’s a well known fact that people will often make their mind up about a property before they’ve even stepped inside, so whether you’re looking to sell your property or just want to give it a facelift, the exterior is the place to start.

One way that you can quickly, easily and cheaply give your house a revamp is by changing its exterior doors. Whatever budget you’re on, it’s now possible to buy a new front door for a relatively low cost, but sadly the most readily available front doors tend to be fairly bland and standardized. Worse still is that unless you want to spend ages slogging round antiques fairs and bric-a-brac shops in a vain attempt to find a door that fits your frames, you could quite easily end up thinking that the aforementioned bland doors are your only option. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 12

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If the hot water in your shower doesn’t seem to reach the temperature it once did or last as long, it may not be your imagination – it might be time to replace your hot water heater elements. Most traditional electric water heaters have two elements that heat the water in the tank and depending on which begins to fail, your water will either not get as hot as it should or you’ll run out of heated water very quickly when filling a bath or taking a shower. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 12

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A blocked toilet can range from minor inconvenience to being a major problem depending on whether it’s your only bathroom or if you have happen to have overnight guests. Regardless of where it rates on your pain in the you know what scale, the main concern with an out-of-commission fixture is usually getting it repaired as soon as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 12

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Being smart about your use of energy at home is essential if you want to cut your energy bills. Not only that, energy efficiency reduces your carbon emission, which means that you are also doing your part in saving the environment. Be sure to incorporate these energy saving efforts in your everyday home life. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 12

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Looking for some of the most engaging and enjoyable Home and Garden programming? These 5 shows host experts that share their knowledge and experience with viewers at home. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 12

Tips For Decorating Your Home

Buying a new home is an exciting experience. Whether it is your first new home or you are simply making a change, it is a fresh start and an opportunity for something brand new. It would be easy to bring your current decorations and accessories with you, but it is far more fun to create some brand new character in your new home. There are lots of ways to decorate your new home without spending a lot of money or even needing a building permit. Read the rest of this entry »