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4 Ways to Plan Ahead & Save Money When Building a Custom Home

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Most people who are building a custom home don’t have an endless supply of money to work with. Even a large budget can go quickly when building your dream home, which is why it is important to have some money-saving strategies in mind as you start the process of building your home. Consider Selling Your Old Home by Yourself If you already have a home that you are planning on selling in order to finance the creation of your custom home, consider selling your home yourself.…

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The Pros And Cons Of Resurfacing Concrete

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If patio, driveway, sidewalk or garage floor looks old and worn, you may be thinking about having the concrete surface resurfaced. Resurfacing concrete involves apply a thin new layer of concrete over your existing concrete surface to help it look new once again. There are many benefits to resurfacing concrete instead of removing the concrete surface and having a new one installed. However, there are also a couple of drawbacks to this as well.…

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Major Renovations To A Small Space: Studio Apartment Makeover Options

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A studio apartment can be a tricky space to renovate. It’s small, and you might think that there are not many things you can do to change the overall design. While it’s true that you are not living in a huge home, or dealing with a multi-room apartment with many bedrooms and a huge bathroom, there are still things you can do to improve the layout. And the upside of dealing with a small space is that you can get a general contractor to come in and do improvements and it won’t be a super expensive proposition.…

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What 4 Facts You Should Know About Composite Decking

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A beautiful big deck is a great feature of any home. However, wood decks require a lot of maintenance to keep them looking great. Instead of struggling to keep your wood deck looking good, get a composite deck. They are durable, low-maintenance and long-lasting. If you are considering getting a composite deck, check out these four important facts. Composite Decks Are an Old Concept Composite decks may seem like a new fad, but the concept has been around for a long time.…

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Reasons To Choose Aluminum For Your Deck Rails

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There are many different types of materials used for decking and railings, including wood, vinyl, steel and aluminum. Aluminum is a newer material for railings and decking, but it has quickly earned its place. If you’ve been trying to decide what type of material you want to use for your deck and railings, you should understand the advantages that aluminum has over some of these other materials. Aluminum has many beneficial qualities that other materials just don’t offer.…

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How Should You Dispose Of Home Medical Waste?

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Whether you’ve recently suffered an injury or illness that has left you recovering at home, or are performing personal care for a parent or other relative with medical needs, you may find yourself regularly disposing of medical or biohazardous waste – soiled gauze, hypodermic needles, or unused prescription medications. With the stress of being ill (or the sometimes greater stress of caring for someone who is), you may not feel you have the time to educate yourself on waste management practices or do anything more than is needed to simply get through the day.…

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What You Need To Know About Your Home's Insulation

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You probably don’t think about your home’s insulation often, but if your energy bills are high, you may not have enough insulation. The right amount of insulation allows you to use less energy to comfortably cool and heat your home. If you haven’t thought about your home’s insulation before, check out these five important facts.   Insulation Is Measured in R-Value Just about every material used to build your home has an R-value, including wood, drywall, bricks, etc.…

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4 Things You Need To Know About Fireplaces And Household Safety

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If you’ve never lived in a home with a fireplace before, you’re probably really looking forward to spending time in front of a cozy fire with family and friends. You’re probably also aware of several fireplace safety basics, such as never leaving a fire unattended, having the chimney cleaned on a regular basis, and keeping a fireplace screen securely in place if there are small children in the vicinity. However, there are less obvious ways that you can help ensure that you and other household residents enjoy the fireplace without taking unnecessary safety risks.…

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Find The Plumbing Problem From The Inside Out – Use A Drain Camera!

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Unclogging drains and locating leaks is never a fun task. Couple that with the fact that most pipes disappear underground or into your walls and it may seem nearly impossible to discover what’s wrong without unearthing the entire thing. Thankfully, destroying your landscape or knocking out walls isn’t your only option. Drain cameras are helpful tools in examining your pipes without making a big mess. What Does a Drain Camera Do?…

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How To Remove, Inspect, Clean And Replace Pulse Furnace Spark Plugs

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Different kinds of furnaces from places like Wightman Mechanical are in-use for heating homes and other buildings, but the pulse furnace is a somewhat-unique technology. If you have a pulse furnace, you need to understand the importance of  spark plugs as well as how you should clean or replace them. Below is what you should know: What is a pulse furnace? During World War Two, the German military used the V-1 flying bomb to terrorize the city of London; this revolutionary weapon was powered by a pulsejet engine.…

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