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3 Tips For Preserving The Condition Of Wood Blinds For Years To Come

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips For Preserving The Condition Of Wood Blinds For Years To Come

Wood blinds can help add the privacy you desire for your home, as well as improve the aesthetics of your yard, but they can also come with challenges if you don’t learn about what is required for their maintenance. In fact, wood blinds that are ignored for months or years without care can quickly deteriorate to the point where you may even need to replace them. The best way to ensure that your installation of wood blinds in your windows is a good investment is to make sure that you become familiar with what kind of maintenance is...

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Five Ways To Fix Tree-Root-Lifted Concrete

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Five Ways To Fix Tree-Root-Lifted Concrete

Trees are important landscape elements that provide myriad benefits to not only the homeowner, but also the entire neighborhood. In addition to raising property values, trees help moderate the climate, absorb excess runoff water and improve the mental health of those living in their company. Unfortunately, trees are often planted too closely to concrete driveways and sidewalks. As the tree grows, the roots spread out into the surrounding soil; if the roots pass under hardscapes, they can actually lift the concrete several inches above grade....

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Helpful Ways To Keep Your Upstairs Cooler

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Helpful Ways To Keep Your Upstairs Cooler

If you live in a multi-story home that is supported by a single air conditioner unit, you probably know what it means to have a cool, comfortable downstairs and a sweatbox upstairs. This type of predicament doesn’t have to be a life sentence. There are a number of things you can do to improve the comfort level in your home, both upstairs and downstairs. Zoning Systems The best long-term solution is going to be the installation of a zoning system. Zoning systems work alongside your current air conditioner unit and involve the...

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Unique Driveway Ideas You Can Try

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Unique Driveway Ideas You Can Try

If you’re tired of the same old concrete driveway patterns, it’s time you thought outside the box and came up with a more modern design. Here are ideas to make your driveway both useful and attractive so you have a unique curb appeal you will love.  Rock Rock driveways are excellent for mess-free and low-maintenance alternatives to traditional driveways. Loose rock, such as marble, sandstone, and even river rock, provide a natural landscape in your driveway that you can enjoy. The uneven design of loose-layered rocks helps to...

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How To Have Streak-Free, Clear Windows

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Have Streak-Free, Clear Windows

Are you looking for the best way to have streak-free, shiny windows inside and outside your home? The best way to clean your windows is with a simple combination of common household items and kitchen ingredients.  Window Cleaning Solution 1 Gallon warm water 1 Cup white distilled vinegar 1 Teaspoon dish washing liquid 1 Tablespoon liquid dishwasher rinse aid (for outdoor window cleaning) Cleaning Indoor Windows A great way to get streak-free, clean windows is to use this simple window cleaning formula. Mix the warm water, white distilled...

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Hospitality Gone Too Far: Cleaning Dryer Vents Does More Than Keep Them Clean

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hospitality Gone Too Far: Cleaning Dryer Vents Does More Than Keep Them Clean

If it’s been a while since your dryer’s vent has been cleaned out, you’d better call to have it done again — and then have it done regularly. Not only can a buildup of lint create efficiency problems and fire hazards, but it can contribute to the presence of animals in the vent. Here’s a look at why the animals get in there and what you can do to keep them out, or at least reduce the likelihood that they’ll want to stay. Cozy, Warm Nests Dryer vents are nice, warm, cozy places that are well-hidden from...

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Tips for Creating an Affordable and Enchanting Backyard Landscape

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips for Creating an Affordable and Enchanting Backyard Landscape

Nothing quite compares to enjoying a beautiful landscape on a warm summer evening. While most every homeowner would love to have a garden in their backyard, a lot of people do not have time or money for creating one. However, if you would like to have the enchanting feel of a romantic garden in your backyard, follow these affordable and unique tips for doing so. Framing Your Landscape, Starting With Your Fencing Encircling your backyard with a fence can sometimes take away from the romantic appeal you are trying to achieve, especially if it...

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Comings And Goings: 4 Steps To Creating A Great Entryway

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Comings And Goings: 4 Steps To Creating A Great Entryway

They say that first impressions are the most important. And they’re certainly something you can’t get back to do over again. So, what is the first impression your home is giving as people enter? When decorating and planning their home’s interior, many people fail to think sufficiently about how to decorate their entryway — despite this being the first impression that people have of their homes. If you have taken this head-in-the-sand approach to decorating your foyer or entryway, now is a great time to start anew. Here...

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One Grubby Situation: Tips For Spotting A Grub Infestation

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on One Grubby Situation: Tips For Spotting A Grub Infestation

Despite how small the creatures can be, grubs can bring large problems to your property. If you’ve never encountered these little pests before, it’s in your best interest to understand both what they are and what you can do about them. Here’s a look at the basics that you need to know to combat a grub infestation. What Are They? Grubs are insect larvae that infest your lawn after hatching in the soil directly below the grass. How Can You Spot Them? Although there are different species of grubs, they all look very similar and...

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Teak Accessory Options For Interesting, Upscale Outdoor Designs

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Teak Accessory Options For Interesting, Upscale Outdoor Designs

The wood from the Teak tree has been appreciated for centuries because of its ability to remain durable and beautiful, even when exposed to the weather. This exquisite wood was once the top choice of boat builders, but today is more often found in furnishings, particularly for outdoor living. Teak provides a look that is elegant, but not overdone. It is perfect for homes that want something a little more upscale than iron or resin furniture. Of course, when high-end furnishings are used, extra care needs to be taken when choosing accessories,...

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