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Can You Install A Gorgeous Window In The Bathroom Without Exposing Yourself?

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A bathroom without natural lighting can feel dark and confining. It may even make it difficult to find the bathroom relaxing. The question is – can you install a window in your bathroom without exposing yourself to your neighbors? Fortunately, you do have a few options if you need that natural lighting for your bathroom to be perfect. Use Different Sized Windows and Open Up the Sky A skylight is a great option if you want natural lighting, but are worried about someone peeping into your window while you are showering.

6 July 2016

3 Popular Homemade Cleaning Products That Should Never Be Used On Travertine Tile

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Travertine tiles are made from natural stone with a porous structure, so you need to take extra care when cleaning your floors, shower surround, or kitchen backsplash. Many people make their own homemade cleaning products to save money and reduce exposure to harsh chemicals, but most of these mixtures aren't safe for using on natural stone. Avoid these three popular homemade mixtures to prevent serious damage to your travertine tile.

27 June 2016

3 Reasons To Use Plaster To Line Your Swimming Pool

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One of the most important considerations when building a swimming pool is determining which type of material to use for lining the interior of the pool. While this may sound pretty simple, it can actually be a bit difficult because there are a lot of different lining options available that can each provide their own unique set of benefits. Listed below are just a few of the reasons to consider plaster when picking a material for your swimming pool.

22 June 2016

How Do You Know If Your Sump Pump Needs To Be Replaced?

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A sump pump is part of a water removal system in your home. According to Wikipedia, most homeowners have a sump pump in their basement if the basement is below the water table level. Water can accumulate in a sump basin for several reasons including natural rain or ground water runoff and perimeter drainage. Keeping the pump in good working order can save you the headache of unwanted water damage. 3 Signs the Sump Pump Is Dying

2 June 2016

Land Surveys: Are They Necessary?

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In the past, banks and mortgage companies often required land surveys before your mortgage would be approved. That practice changed in the last decade, and, as a result, many buyers do not bother to have their new property surveyed. This oversight can be incredibly costly, both financially and emotionally. If you want to save yourself a great deal of grief, hire a land surveyor. Boundaries Getting along with the neighbors means that you have clear boundaries, both in behavior and in property lines.

20 April 2016

Installing A New Rail-And-Post Fence? Avoid Making These 3 Mistakes

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If you are on a budget and need to install a fence, you may be tempted to do the job yourself instead of hiring a fencing contractor. While it's possible to pull it off without any problems, it is also possible that you'll make some mistakes that will cause your new fence to not look so great. When installing a rail-and-post style fence, be sure to avoid making these 3 mistakes.

25 March 2016

Time To Remodel? 4 Steps To Hang Your Own Drywall

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You've embarked on a do-it-yourself home improvement project, and you're going to be hanging drywall. Hanging your own drywall is a great do-it-yourself project, especially if you have the time to do it right. Here are three simple tips that will help you hang drywall like a professional. Go Big Take a look at your drywall. You may think those big sheets will be easier to work with if you cut them into smaller pieces.

25 March 2016

How Motorized Blinds Can Help You Save Money And Secure Your Home

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More and more homeowners are choosing to automate parts of their homes because of the many benefits it offers. One way you can add automation to your home is with motorized blinds on your windows. Motorized blinds and shades offer several benefits. Check the reasons you need to consider the addition of motorized blinds or shades to your home. Save On Your Energy Bills If you have several windows in your home, you may not think about opening or closing the blinds at certain parts of the day to let in or block out the sun's rays.

25 March 2016

Learning How Your Older Home Can Be More Environmentally Friendly

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Many aspects of modern home construction are geared towards greener, more environmentally friendly options. If you have a house that was built before contractors began to be more environmentally aware, you can take steps to make your home greener and more environmentally friendly. The best thing about your old house going green is is can help to save you a lot of cash later on down the road. Learn more about how the insulation in your home can help you save while also lessening your environmental footprint.

25 March 2016

Is A Furnace The Best Fit For Your Home?

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If you are trying to figure out which type of heating is best for your home, then you have likely already considered the possibility of a traditional furnace. However, you might not be too familiar with exactly how furnaces work and how they compare to some of the alternative options. To help you figure out whether furnaces are the best choice for your home, here are a couple of topics to consider:

23 February 2016