How to Prevent Frozen Water Pipes 

Thursday, December 5, 2013 9:48:00 AM Categories: Energy Savings Home Maintenance

frozen pipesEvery winter in the United States, approximately 250,000 homes sustain damage from water pipes that freeze and break. Your home could lose up to 50% of its market value if this happens because once the pipes freeze and break, the water that leaks from them can destroy walls, floors and sub-floors. The good news is that there are some preventative measures you can take to keep your pipes from freezing.

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How to Clean Vinyl Siding Without a Pressure Washer 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 8:10:00 PM Categories: Cleaning Tips Home Cleaning Tips Home Maintenance

cleaning sidingMany homeowners live under the impression that the only way to clean vinyl is with a pressure washer, and in turn they live within dirty walls. While a pressure washer can be the simplest solution, it’s not necessarily the most effective, or the most reasonable. We’ve got two solid solutions that will provide you with some surprising results and have that vinyl siding looking good enough to make your neighbors drop their pressure washers and ask what your secret is

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Measuring for Siding 

Monday, November 25, 2013 10:25:00 AM Categories: Home Improvement Tips Home Maintenance Home Renovation

vinyl sidingSiding is one of the top investments you can make to improve the integrity and look of your home. If you’ve decided to move forward with purchasing new vinyl siding, you need to plan for it. First, you must take care of measuring for the siding. It sounds easy enough, but it’s actually one of the trickiest steps to the job. There’s a right way to do it and then there’s a million wrong ways to do it. It’s probably better if you read on and discover the right way.

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Cool Man Cave Ideas 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 10:49:00 AM Categories: Basement Remodeling Green Living Home Decorating Home Improvement Tips Home Renovation

man cave ideaMan caves have multiple purposes – they’re a place to be alone, away from women, pursue a hobby, and of course hang out with male friends. So gentlemen, if the thought of having your own private space within your home sounds too good to be true, here are some suggestions to get you started. Before starting, you need to do two things. First, read this list of cool man cave ideas, and secondly walk through the space and visualize what you want your Man Cave to look like.

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How to Clean Dirty Blinds 

Monday, October 28, 2013 6:36:00 PM Categories: Green Living Home Cleaning Tips Home Maintenance

how to clean dirty blindsKeeping blinds clean is one of those chores that all of us tend to put off because, let’s face it, there are more important and fun things to do! However, letting grime and dust build up on your blinds is not only unsightly, it can also cause health issues as dust gets blown around the room when the furnace or air conditioning is running. This is potentially dangerous for people with allergies, but anyone can be adversely affected by an overabundance of dust in a room. Here are some tips for getting your blinds clean and keeping them that way.

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How to Add Curb Appeal: Ideas for Every Budget 

Friday, October 25, 2013 9:15:00 AM Categories: Home Decorating Home Improvement Tips Home Maintenance Home Renovation

adding curb appealCurb appeal is a big buzz word these days in the home improvement and home decor industries. In the real estate market, it can be said that curb appeal can mean the difference between a showing and subsequent sale, or a drive by that generates no interest. Curb appeal is also important to the homeowner who is not planning to sell. It improves and maintains the value of a neighborhood, it makes your home welcoming and helps define and project your design personality.

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Creating a Home Office 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 9:35:00 PM Categories: Home Decorating Home Improvement Tips Home Renovation

home office designMore and more people are working from home now; with freelance careers, remote work stations and start-ups on the rise, we get to enjoy the comforts of home… at work. If you’re making the transition from office building to spare room, we have a few suggestions to help you with the process. And remember, just because you didn’t design your house around this work situation, doesn’t mean you can’t integrate your new opportunity into your existing living space.

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