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Joe Seaborne/Professional Painter

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Paint Brush and Roller Cleaning and Preservation Tips

The job of painting requires a steady hand and a number of tools apart from paint itself that are used, but often not cleaned well enough. The following examples will offer some solutions to keeping brushes and rollers clean and preserved for a long time.
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Mistakes to Avoid when Painting the Nursery

Knowing how to paint is important for attempting a do it yourself project when it comes to wall renovation in your children’s room. Not only do you need to have a clear idea of what you are doing, but also be very careful about possible mistakes you can make.
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5 Tips on How to Create Vintage Spaces in Your New Home

While you buy a new home, you don’t always buy new things for its decoration, neither do you throw away all your old belongings – because you love them (at least, most of them
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Dealing with Rusty Surfaces before Painting

As you already must noticed most metal rusts. A small amount of iron in the metal is enough to make it oxidize when exposed to moisture and air. If you’ve decided to paint some of the metal items, you should know that painting metal
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8 Colour Trends to Introduce in Your Home During 2015

One of the best things about trends is that they keep changing; never letting us feel bored and tied up, just as every year brings new colour trends to freshen up your home. Changing homes every year is not possible for almost all of us
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Post Painting Care: The Essentials

Just because you have escorted your painters through the door does not mean that taking care of your walls stops now – on the contrary, having freshly painted rooms is the very first step in a complete care of your walls. From cleaning them with specially designed cloth to dealing with particular marks
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Things to Avoid When Moving Home

Moving in from one house or apartment to another one usually means a step forward in improving your and your family’s life standard, that’s why it is a joyful occasion. However, it’s a rocky road from one house to another
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Home Check-Ups You Should Do Frequently

It is very important that you have frequent home check-ups so that you can make sure your home is well maintained and kept up to date with current trends and safety measures. However, you should make a habit of checking for
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Tips for Starting a Landscape Project

Landscaping has been a staple term in home renovation and construction. It includes flora and fauna (gardening), landforms/terrain shape, buildings/fences and weather and lighting condition
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A Review Of The Graco Proshot

I decided to go with the Graco Proshot 2 because I read some good reviews and in the past I have found Graco to be one of the best manufacturers of airless paint sprayers Read more

How To Use A Paint Sprayer

Airless spray painting is a method of painting that produces a high end fine finish that will make surfaces look like they were factory painted. Airless spraying is done with the use of a "paint sprayer". A machine that is fed paint through a suction line, to a high pressure piston Read more

DIY:Laying Floor Tile

Laying floor tile is a fairly simple process that can easily be done following a few simple steps. If laying floor tile is relatively new to you, you will want to take your time the first time around. After doing a few jobs, laying floor tile should become an easy process that can be mastered in just a short period of time.
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Paint not sticking to silicone caulk

Painting along baseboards and counter-tops can be frustrating because of silicone caulk applied to edges. A silicone bead of caulk is usually run along bathroom baseboards, counter tops and tiles to p
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Painting bathroom vanity

Painting a vanity is easy and will quickly upgrade the look of a bathroom. Painting can be done quickly and will usually only take a day or two following a few easy steps.
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How to re-enamel your bathtub

Bathtubs are one of the most used items in the household and as such are subject to all sorts of wear and tear. Bathtubs have to hold up to daily use and be tough enough to stand up to the toughest cl
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DIY: Painting Your Bathtub

You clean it regularly, scrub it and do what not to make it look new again, but the thing is, your bathtub simply isn't new anymore. Buying a new one is a big fuss because you need to find the right o
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Re Grout Your Bathroom Wall Tiles and Prolong Their Life

Improving your home is one thing, but maintaining it is something entirely different.
A bathroom can be one of the most used rooms within the house, so you need to give it the tender loving ca
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Decluttering as Home Improvement - Removing the Unnecessary


If you are familiar with the feeling of bumping into things across your rooms, not having a place to put your groceries on when you come home from everyday shopping or the surprise on your
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Eco-friendly bathroom remodeling

The ecological situation on our planet has never been in a direr situation. The world we live in today has significantly changed, from what it used to be like in times of our predecessors. This change
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Helpful Plumbing Tips to Keep Your System in Order and Save You Money


"Escape of water" in your home can be a really tough thing to deal with and on the contrary to what many people think, it happens often. The best thing to prevent this kind of disaster from
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Decorating with your summer memories

When you go to the sea during the summer holiday and collect some shells, starfish, sand, oysters, driftwoods and other objects to remind you if the nicely spend time, you can use them to decorate your home. There are plenty of innovations and improvements you can make in
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How to spray paint chest drawers

If you are tired of an old, dark, seventies-looking, chest of drawers, you can breathe new life into it by repainting it in a light, airy, contemporary color. My wife recently painted an old chest of
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Guide for the perfect paint job

Painting your home can be very easy when you know the right techniques and tricks which will help you get organised faster. Usually, people prefer to call professional painters for a serious job like
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Things to keep in mind while buying furniture for drawing room

Are you planning to redecorate your drawing room? Are you considering moving into a new apartment and rebuilding the space? Do you feel the need to buy furniture for your drawing space? Living room is
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DIY: Installing A New Faucet

Replacing a faucet is a fairly east job that the average homeowner can do. It is one of those repairs that doesn't really require professional assistance, as long as you have a basic understanding of how plumbing works and are somewhat handy. Here are the basic steps to follow when replacing a faucet for the first time.
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Simple ways to update your kitchen

Some simple alterations here and there, that you can easily make in your kitchen can make a huge differance on how your kitchen will look. You can easily get a number of ideas about what you would like to incorporate into the design of your kitchen using many different resources such as books, magazines, home and garden shows and even other peoples homes.
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Re-painting kitchen ceilings

Kitchen ceilings are subject to water vapor, grease and all sorts of daily wear because of everyday cooking. Ceilings can become caked with grease over time and begin to look yellow. Re-painting your
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Painting a modern kitchen

For many people the kitchen is one of the most used rooms within the house and also one of the most influential aspects of a home. Modern kitchens are designed using sharp edges and minimalist techni
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How to set up a functional outdoor kitchen in your backyard

Living in harmony with nature has always been considered relaxing. Since there are many things that constantly bother you, you need to occasionally escape from them and find your own hideaway. If you
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Five Essential Home Renovation Ideas for Increasing Your Property Value

With the real estate industry still being in a lump more and more individuals have come up with the decision of not selling their homes. Instead they have chosen to come out with ideas that could hel
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The Importance Of Home Water Filter Systems - Best Ones To Use

Depending upon where you live in the United States, or really anywhere in the world, the quality of the water that you drink has a lot to do with your location. For instance, if you happen to live in
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Storage ideas for everything but the kitchen sink

Once in a while every home becomes full of things that either need to be thrown away or arranged in different containers, so that they do not get in the way of your every day home duties. Also, there
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10 Deep Cleaning Hacks for your Kitchen

It's inevitable. Everyone seems to congregate in the kitchen at some point, whether it is just your family or several party guests. To keep your space looking top notch, take a look at these 10 tricks
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Decorating styles for your living room

The thought of decorating your living can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle, as it is often one of the main rooms in the house. Decor of living rooms are important as it is not only a place where
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Benefits of Home Automation

Over the last few years the concept of Home Automation has steadily taken off with home automation systems becoming more and more affordable and available. Not only are prices decreasing, but operatin
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Top 5 Eco-Friendly Flooring Ideas

Two parts of a house lying on opposite sides, i.e. the roof and the floor, are probably the most important parts of them all. While roofs have a protection role and they have to be craftily designed,
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Design basics for painting and re-designing your living room

Your living room is the entertainment and living center of your home. Chances are that you've had some very memorable gatherings there, and it is where you relax and enjoy the company of family and fr
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Colour Schemes for Fall Dining Room Makeover

Although fall marks the end of the long summer walks on the beach as well as other pleasant activities that we all enjoy doing while on a vacation, it is definitely one of the most beautiful seasons.
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Red Paint Colour Trends

Red colour is usually connected with passion and energy and it is one of the traditional colours, preferred for the decoration of many homes. Despite the fact that some variations of the red are more
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Choosing the Best Area Rug for Your Space

When it comes to your home, you want everything to be perfect and look just right. That is why you spend hours thinking of colour of your walls, the right furniture, the curtains, cushions, paintings
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Wall preparation before wallpapering

Installing some interesting wallpapers in your home is a great idea, but before you can see your walls renovated you have to prepare the area for the procedure. It is well known that for perfect resul
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What You Need To Know About Home Maintenance

Spring is soon going to come knocking on our doors and we're all looking forward to it. It might be a good idea to leave your remote control for a few days and take care of some basic home fixes. Come
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how to Fix Cold Radiators

A cold radiator can be frustrating, especially during the winter so getting the problem solved as quickly as possible is advisable. If you are concerned about the cost of getting an experienced heatin
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White Trim Work Turning Pink

I had gotten a phone call from a home owner about some baseboards that needed to be painted. This is a pretty common thing to deal with , so I scheduled him in for a free estimate. When I arrived to d
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How to Personalise a New Build Property

Many people love moving in to a house that is completely brand new with no hidden alterations to be made or any looming doom of things that need replacing. Although you may feel at ease in a new build
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The Do's and Dont's of Spring Cleaning

Believe it or not, spring is almost here and that means it is time to tackle spring cleaning. Even if it is still winter weather outside, Good Housekeeping suggests that spring cleaning should actual
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Decorating on a budget

Tired of your home looking the same for years now? You cannot really complain about the old furniture, or faded color of the walls, but you are still in desperate need for a change. If you are unable
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Frugal living tips: Buying a house on a tight budget

When it comes to the idea of security and stability, nothing beats the notion of living in a home that you personally own. However, this is not something that is so easy to achieve. Today's property p
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Ways To Create An Organized Storage Room

No matter what kind of interior design style is being followed, a storage room cannot be excluded from the design. In fact a well organized storage space, can only let the rest of the home look well a
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How to Find the Perfect Colors for your Living Room


The living room is usually considered to be the "main" room in a home, no matter how big it is, how modern it is and what kind of a family or individual lives in it. Living room is a space
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I Need a Professional Painter - Now What?

We've all been there - we go pick out the paint color, we may even buy a can or two. Then it sits in the garage. Or worse, we get started. We take everything off the walls, move all the furniture, lay
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An Insight into Ergonomic Office Workstations

If you are one of those people who spend the majority of their working hours, or free time setting behind the computer, you have probably experienced some of the following problems: headache, lower
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Usher Your Home Into the Era of Upcycling

Every year during spring cleaning, many of us get rid of certain things. Sometimes, rubbish is just rubbish and there is no question, but often it might happen that we do not realize

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How to Keep Your Office Space Organized and Clean

Spending so much time in the office and doing all that hard work often creates an urge of leaving the space as soon as possible and getting away as far as possible, usually leaving office accessori
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A Look At OSB

OSB is a version of wafer board. Wafer board has been used for over 20yrs, in both structural and non structural applications. Wafer board is manufactured by taking wafers of wood that are roughly 1 1/2 inches long, mixing them with a waterproof resin and depositing them in layers to make a panel
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A Look At Window Shapes And Operating Methods

Windows come in many styles, shapes and operating methods. Windows not only add to the style of your home but also add functionality. Below is a brief description going over the typical window details you might see around your area
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Basics On House Shapes And Style

Massed plans are houses that are two or more rooms deep. For a home to be considered to have a massed floor plan it must be 2 or more rooms wide and 2 or more rooms deep. Sometimes these houses are called four-square homes
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Ancient classical style homes

The early classical revival was build in the late 1700 to early 1800's. They include large entry porches, or portico's that are supported by large columns. The porch roof is.
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Renaissance classical style homes

Georginan style homes were popular throughout the 1700's. The front door was typically highlighted with a row of gable windows, decorative pilaster's, and a detailed crown. The cornice typically had decorative features such as dentils.
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What self-cleaning glass can do for your luxury conservatory

glass windowGone are the days, where conservatories where considered dated and for the retired. Like many developments in today's day and age, conservatories too, are moving with the times and as well as advances in insulation, and structural material, there have also been improvements in the manufacturing process of the glass.
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Make Life Easier With Self Cleaning Windows

slef cleaning windowAre you tired of having dirty windows with no time to clean them yourself? Are you sick of looking at smears and dirt blocking your view of the outside world? Or are you simply tired of paying somebody else to clean your windows for you? If the answer is yes to any of the above then the question you need to be asking yourself is, why don't I have self-cleaning windows?
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Retro Signs vs Modern Signs For The Home

There has been an explosion of interest in vintage style signs for the home and in business. Designers such as Cath Kidston and Red or Dead have created an ever expanding market for quintessentially
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Remodeling Your Backyard for Spring

Winter is already here and most of us (renovation enthusiasts) are now spending time looking into interior remodeling as a useful hobby to pass the boring afternoons. However there are also others, wh
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Principal Considerations for a Paving Project

In the last few years paving streets and even personal spaces or backyards has become more and more popular. Although pavement, when made properly, gives you the look that seems classy yet
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Benefits of Sustainable Building Materials

One of the most significant problems with new composite materials used in construction is that they are non-recyclable, while at the same time their production and distribution consumes a lot of energ
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Which Type of Tiles are Best for Outdoor Walls

The unique quality which heightens the elegance and demeanor of the house is its personality or the outlook. Supporting a tiled look over the outdoor walls is a practical, yet uncommon idea of home
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What is a Canvas Duck Roof

old canvas duck roofs can still be found covering older porches. The canvas could be laid over wood or concrete. The canvas was laid in 30 to 36inch wide strips over a bed of paint or linseed oil and
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Good Deck Details Not To Overlook

Today many decks are being built by home owners and avid do-it-yourselfers. Building a deck is is a project that most home owners can do and the process is fairly si
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Maintaining A Cantilevered Deck


A cantilevered deck is much like a typically deck with the exception of no pillars or other support to hold up the deck other than the floor joists that extend into the house. Cantilevered dec
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An Insight into Lawn-Friendly Trees


While it is true that a tree can make your lawn care and maintenance quite a bit more complicated than it has to be, there is no substitute for a majestic tree in your yard. That bit of ext
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Small Veggie Garden Ideas for your Home

Growing vegetables on your own garden has many benefits. For many people, tending the garden is a means of relaxation and slowing down the daily routine. The vegetables you produce at your home are o
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How to Properly Build a Driveway

How to Properly Build a Driveway

There is a right and a wrong way to build a concrete driveway. With the time and the money you spend in materials, it is imperative that you build it co
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Several Easy Ways to Burglar-Proof Your Home


While we brag about the notion of how far has humanity came in all its aspects, including the field of ethics and moral, the humiliating fact is that the level of criminality in the world h
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Ways To Spot A Good Air Conditioner Repair-Man/Company

Having a good working air conditioner is a relief. It not only helps in keeping a room cool, but also assist in ensuring a room is fresh. However, at times they break down and require maintenance to
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Outdoor Space Ideas for Spring

As the mild spring weather is slowly approaching, we all get overly enthusiastic and start organizing various outdoor activities. One of the best ways to enjoy fresh air and sunshine is to spruce up y
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5 Friendly Tips on Finding the Right Landscape Contractor

Are you planning to do a landscape project in the near future? Then you need someone to help you out. You need to find a reliable landscaping contractor to work with you. Sure, there are some horror s
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Springtime is Here: Prepare Your Backyard

Yard has always been our small personal kingdom, a place where we can spend some quality time alone or with our families, surrounded by beautiful nature. Can you imagine anything more satisfying th
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Outdoor furniture for spending pleasing weekends at home.

Warmer temperatures, blue sky, are luring you outside. Want to spend weekends enjoying the lush greenery and under the sky, lazing enjoying. But budget is tight. Weekend resorts are expensive. What be
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Inspiring Ways to Update Your Poolside

If you are lucky enough to have a swimming pool, it is a good idea to do some changes to its overall design from time that will not only increase its functionality, but also make this area more vis
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How To Restore Faded Vinyl Sidings?

Vinyl siding has been around since the 1950s and was introduced to replace aluminum siding. It took a while to really catch on the vinyl siding of those years was unreliable; it buckled, cracked, fad
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How To Set A Natural Scape Outdoor


Winter is gone and it's time to set the garden for the outdoor activities. Hence, those who love spending time by basking up the summer sun, or like entertaining family or friends, your Read More

Things to consider when buying a new home

Buying a new home may be scary and exciting experience. When you finally decide to put down roots, you would be better to be completely satisfied with everything your dream house has to offer. Finding
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Building trends to follow in 2015

Changing the way we build
Although the year 2015 is already going
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Australian bathroom design

Have you grown a bit tired of your bathroom? Do you wish to breathe in a new life into your old lavatory? It is quite possible to do so, yet one of the most common issues is the lack of ideas and shor
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Inspiring Decor Solutions for a Dream Bathroom


Creating your dream bathroom takes more than just drawing up a nice a sketch because a bathroom is more than just a simple facility room; it is also a reflection of your home in general. Ev
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Luxurious Bathroom - Luxurious Spa-Like Design Fixtures

Luxurious Bathroom

Bathroom is a room in your home to get recharge for the day. Market is flooded with the products to remodel and you can create a new an
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Why you should consider a safe room for your home

Keeping yourself and your family safe is becoming a more pressing and important issue for many families. People no longer feel safe in their own surroundings and this is mainly due to acts of
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Getting Your House Ready For X-Mas

If you have children you will comprehend just how special Christmas is to them. If it’s your child’s first Christmas that they will truly remember, you want to make it even more magical than the last. You want to make this Christmas so magical that they’ll hold it dear in their hearts for years to come.

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How Communities Can Equip Themselves to Handle Climate Change

a picture of the planet

The frequency of floods and droughts are becoming severe throughout the world, due to climate change and rising temperatures. Whether your region gets too much or too little water, here are some things that you could do to help yourself and your community to adapt to the new reality of climate change.


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What Is The Nest Home Automation? Some Facts You Need To Know

home automation

If you're wondering about Nest Home Automation, you should know that it's a company that specializes in designing and manufacturing different programmable smoke detectors and thermostats. When we say 'thermostat', we do mean the whole lot of programmable, self-learning, and Wifi-enabled devices.


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The Power Of Paint

pink painted room

May it be your old house under renovation, may it be your house prep for sale in the future or may it be just a new home you want to design you way; you can experiment so much with paint! The good news is that almost every surface is paintable. All you need is a little knowledge of paint and you are ready to go.
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Painting Interior Wood Railings

Interior railings can add to the overall appeal and beauty of a home but over time can become out dated and old looking. Fortunately painting old railings is easy and can be done inexpensively, following a few simple steps.
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Oil VS Latex Paint

Paint comes as either a latex or oil base. Today many people are in favour of using latex over oil because of the easy usability and clean-up that latex offers. Although latex paint will work fine for many applications it is good to know the main differences between the two products.
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How To Avoid Paint From Bleeding Through Your Tape

Sharp paint lines along trim and woodwork is a sign of quality workmanship. In general green painters tape does a fair job at preventing paint from bleeding through but even the best tape has limitations.
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