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How To Use Tropical Landscaping Around Your Hot Tub

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a hot tub in your backyard and it looks out of place, it may be time to get serious about landscaping. In order for the landscaping to go smoothly, you’ll need to consider what kinds of projects you should tackle for the best finished look. If you’re a fan of the tropical theme, consider some of the following ideas for improving the look of your yard and adding value to your home. Use Paving Around the Hot Tub An easy way to polish up the space around your hot tub is by incorporating paving. This can be done either...

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Things To Know About Knob And Tube Wiring In Antique Homes

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are you in the market for a new home? Have you fallen in love with an antique home from the Victorian era or even earlier? Although it’s getting rarer to find them, many older homes still have knob and tube wiring that hasn’t been replaced. Before you purchase such a house, here are some things you’ll want to know: The home doesn’t have to be especially old: Although knob and tube wiring fell out of favor in the 1930s, it continued to be used by some electricians up until the 1970s. If you suspect that the home...

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Are You Remodeling A Ranch-Style Barbecue Restaurant?

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you bought a pre-owned restaurant, or are you remodeling one that you already own? If you are wanting a ranch atmosphere, there are some steps that you can take that will make it unique and attractive. The Inside – Have you seen those old western movies that depict ranch-style houses and Mexican cantinas?  One thing for you to consider is to use some ideas from those movies. A fun twist is to combine contemporary decor with that rustic look. Consider using long wooden plank tables, but instead of the familiar benches...

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How To Troubleshoot A Hot Water Boiler

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a hydronic heating system in your home, you will also have a hot water boiler to heat water when a faucet is turned on. The boiler allows hot water to be distributed throughout different pipes in your home with either a cast iron or steel radiator. While boilers these days are made with quality materials, you might still deal with occasional issues. Here are some tips for troubleshooting your hot water boiler so you know what needs to be fixed. There is No Heat If your boiler isn’t producing any type of heat, this could be...

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3 Signs That It Is Time For Some Replacement Windows For Your Home

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are trying to figure out what might need to be replaced around your home, look no further. There is a good chance that you might need some replacement windows in your home, especially if you have no idea of the last time they were replaced – if they were ever replaced at all. To help you get a grasp on whether this is your next home improvement project, you are going to want to consider the following three signs that you are in need of replacement windows. The Frame Is Rotting Sure, the glass itself might look just fine, but what...

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3 Important Steps To Take After Finding Water In The Basement

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your home has a basement, it may be prone to leaking. If this issue isn’t resolved, you could be dealing with severe water damage. You can prevent this from happening, though, by performing these steps. Clean the Gutters One of the most common reasons for a leaky basement is because the gutters of your home have gotten clogged with things like leaves and dirt. This is why it’s critical to clean your gutters as often as possible. Cleaning the gutters doesn’t have to be difficult when you use a compressed air can. These...

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Four Modern Shower Enclosures To Consider For Your Spa-Style Bathroom

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Standard, white fiberglass shower surrounds are practically a thing of the past. Today’s most luxurious bathrooms feature modern shower surrounds that have contribute to the overall room design and make showering even more enjoyable. Here’s a look at four different types of modern shower surrounds to consider including in your luxurious bathroom. Zero-Entry Shower Surrounds A zero-entry shower surround, which is not separated from your floor by a raised edge like a typical shower surround, can make your bathroom look more...

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Prepare Your Outside Air Conditioning Unit For Winter

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Before winter hits, you need to prepare your outside air conditioning unit, or HVAC unit, for winter. By winterizing your unit, you can protect it from the elements and keep it working well for years to come. Step 1: Turn Off Your Unit The first thing you need to do is find the air conditioning circuit near your unit and turn it off. The circuit is usually covered up by a plastic or metal lid. By turning the unit off, it will not accidentally kick on if you have an unseasonably warm summer day. This will keep water out of your HVAC unit that...

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Is It Time To Call A Plumber?

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When water seems to be a problem, the first thing that many people wonder is if it is time to call a plumber. For major leaks and installations, it may be. What if the problem is smaller? Should you call a plumber or try a home repair first? Here is a closer look at a few minor problems, and solutions that may prevent a call to the plumber. Drippy Faucet Over time, some faucets begin to drip. This may simply mean that the o-ring inside the valve is worn and needs to be replaced or that the valve assembly is worn. In this case, the repair is...

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How To Get An Expensive Kitchen Look On A Dime

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Have you ever seen an expensive kitchen remodeling show on TV and wished you had money to splash around like that? Well, you might not have the money, but you can create a comparable look by using these frugal tips: Redefine the Layout Have you ever thought that your kitchen may be looking cheap just because of its layout rather than its fixtures? You can experiment with different layouts and see what works for you. This is much cheaper than, say, buying new fixtures and appliances and using them in the same layout, only to find that it still...

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