Why A Gas Insert Is Superior To An Old-Fashioned Wood Fireplace

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Although old-fashioned wood fires tend to bring nostalgic thoughts of long ago and can also be very comforting to watch, they're becoming less and less popular with the EPA and with environmentalists in general. This is because they're not as eco-friendly as other options, such as gas fireplace inserts, which can convert your fireplace more or less instantly into an environmentalist-approved gas stove. Here are some reasons why gas inserts are considered a superior choice.

9 November 2016

How to Replace Damaged Garage Panels

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The panels on your garage door can get damaged in a number of ways. Most commonly, they can be dented when hit by a car. Even a light tap can damage aluminum garage panels. As long as the frame is not damaged, you can easily change the panels. This article explains how to determine if your panels are fixable and how to replace them. Inspecting Your Damaged Panel First, you need to figure out if you will be able to actually replace your damaged panel.

6 October 2016

Three Tips For Maintaining Your Corian Countertops

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If you're like most people, you probably made the decision to install Corian in your kitchen because of its reduced need for maintenance and the fact that it is non-porous, helping resist scratching and bacteria development. Even with all its splendor, unfortunately, Corian is not human-proof and if you aren't using your countertops with care, they can get damaged. Make sure you aren't making this mistake. Clean Properly When cleaning your countertops, it's always best to clean up any spills right away.

14 September 2016

Options You Should Add To Your Home Theater System For A Hearing Impaired Person

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If you know that your friend or family member has a hearing loss that can make watching television or movies at home challenging, it is important to consider adding one or more popular methods of augmenting their home theater experience. Common examples, as explained below, include wireless headphones for the TV and the use of a loop system to transmit the sound from the television or speakers directly to a hearing aid.

17 August 2016

Wrought Iron Planter Options For Backyard Decor

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When it comes to adding decor to your backyard, one of the best things you can do is to invest in fixtures that you can make use of in your landscape. For example, wrought iron planters are a great decorative item that you can put to use growing a variety of things, from herbs to flowers to berries and veggies. With so many different styles of planters to choose from, it can be hard to decide what is the best fit for your needs.

24 July 2016

Your Top Natural Stone Choices For Your Utility Room Remodel Project

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If you are currently getting ready to remodel your utility room this summer, you should consider using natural stone for the countertops in your utility room. Natural stone is popular in bathroom and kitchen remodels and is also a great choice for your utility room. Natural stone is strong and resilient to wear; the presence of natural stone in your home can also raise its value. If you have natural stones in your kitchen or bathrooms, adding natural stone to your utility room when you remodel it can also give your home a more cohesive feel.

28 June 2016

Which Roofing Material Is Best For You?

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When it comes to upgrading your roof, you might have thought about getting an entirely new roofing material. There are a lot of options out there, and none of them are perfect for every situation. To help you figure out which material would be best for you, here is an overview of some of the most popular types: Metal Metal roofs offer decent durability, a long lifespan, and low weight, all at a very affordable price.

9 March 2016

Ideas For Reusing Your Old Shutters

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When you decide that the time has come to replace your window treatments, you may find yourself with several sets of old shutters that you have now removed from your windows. Rather than throw them away or toss them into storage and let them go to waste, you can actually reuse your shutters in a variety of ways. Get to know some of the unique and interesting ways that you can reuse your old shutters around your home and turn your former window treatments into useful and beautiful objects around the house.

9 February 2016

Removing Mildew From Carpeting

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It doesn't take a whole lot for your carpet to retain moisture damage and begin to grow mildew. Do you have carpeting that has mildew damage? If so, you might think that your carpet needs to be ripped up and replaced right way. However, these cleaning tips may help you restore your carpeting and buy you a little more time before the carpet needs to be replaced. Note: If anyone in your home has breathing or immunity issues, any mildew damaged materials in the home should be removed.

14 January 2016

Simplify Your Style With Mid-Century Modern Furniture

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Everywhere you turn these days, people are longing for a simpler life that hearkens back to their parents' and grandparents' times. Whether you're decorating your first apartment or redecorating your newly decluttered home, the simpler lines of mid-century modern style furniture will give you the clean, contemporary look you crave. Cleaner Life, Cleaner Lines Mid-century modern furniture design came into vogue from the 1920s to the 1950s and is a style that is timeless.

18 December 2015