• home-improvement

    Picking perfect patio furniture

    Your home is your castle. When you come home after a hectic day at work, you need a place to unwind. Some of us can relax in front of the television. Some prefer to spend some time with the nature may be in your backyard. Lot of us have patios built to unwind, entertain and for many other reasons. You need to furnish your patio for many reasons and here are some factors to consider when you pick up furniture for your patio. Complement your furniture inside the house. Your patio is an extension of your home. So, try and find furniture that carries the inside theme to outdoors. Consider…

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    Paint color as a decorating tool

    Article by Pierre Zarokian Home improvement projects could be costly, time-consuming and daunting. But it shouldn’t be that way. Have you considered changing your wall colors to improve the look of your home? New paint color can dramatically change your intimate space, your home. Here are some things to consider when selecting a paint color. Location: Some interior and exterior parts of your home may be getting ample sunlight while other parts may be compromised due to trees and other objects. Consider the location of the intended space before deciding on a color for that space. Light: Color behaves differently under natural and artificial light. It is a daunting task…

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    Retrofitting older foreclosed homes for profit

    The recent real estate bust is a boom for the innovative home remodeling contractors. A group dubbed as “eco flippers” are buying foreclosed older homes and retrofitting them with more efficient heating and cooling systems; replace with energy-efficient thermostats; improve attic insulation; install greener appliances; install new energy efficient windows, doors and skylights; plant water conserving native plants in yards and sell remodeled homes for a quick profit. The cost of remodeling an older home varies from state to state and region to region. In Houston, Texas the cost to remodel an older home cost between $75,000 and $120,000. Due to the energy saving improvements, remodeled homes are selling much…

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    Make sound changes to your irrigation system

    Article by NYCZ States such as California are experiencing severe drought that has not seen before. States as well as local authorities are imposing restrictions on water usage and trying to find new sources of water and manage existing resources available. More and more homeowners are electing to remove existing inefficient spray irrigation systems and replace with more advanced irrigation systems. Spray systems are inefficient because they release more water than the soil can absorb at the time of spray resulting more runoff. Here are few things you can do. For lawns, install rotating nozzles that evenly apply water and they are more resistant to wind and other hazards. They…

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    Choosing the right floor for indoors and outdoors

    Article by UNDFS Flooring is important for everyone. Yoga in the den, hosting parties, kids playing inside and out, and many other activities require a suitable floor surface. Your floor should be durable as well as comfortable. Since the flooring adds to the value of your home color, style, texture, and pattern should be chosen carefully. When choosing flooring for your home, your life style should come first. Think how you will be using the space. If you are a cook who spends hours in the kitchen standing, tile could make you uncomfortable. But if your kids make a mess in the bathroom and leave puddles of water, tile is…

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    Rethink your lawn and garden strategy

    Article Written by: California Mailboxes Rain has been a problem for many parts of the country. The West Coast, especially California, faced one of the driest years in recorded history. The East coast is facing floods and other disasters. Those who are living in the West Coast may not be able to maintain their East Coast English Garden style any more. Severe drought in the West, especially in California, has caused water suppliers to cut water supplies and increase rates they charge for water. Reducing the amount of lawn or eliminating them altogether is one option to save much sought after water. Instead people who live on the West Coast…

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    Should you invest in a water conditioner, softener or filter for your home?

    Many use the general term of conditioner to indicate softener or a filter as well. They all are form of water conditioners. The conditioner is a generic term for water treatment normally at your home. In its basic form it refers to straining or filtering dirt and other particles out of your water. Water in your area may not be the same as another area. Some area water is extremely hard and could contain 30 grains per gallon or higher. The measurement indicates the weight of hardness of minerals in the water. The Geological Survey of the United States (USGS) considers 10.5 grains per gallon is extremely hard. There are…

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    An all-white garden in NYC, inspired by a historic design

    NEW YORK (AP) — First come the snowdrops, peeking through the snow, then as things warm up, hellebores and crocuses, followed by geraniums, peonies, anemones, camellias and many more. But there's one thing all the flowers in this particular garden have in common: They're all white.

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    Swimming pool maintenance 101

    Article by EZ Biz Niz A backyard swimming pool can provide hours of fun for kids and kids at heart. Instead of hiring a professional to maintain it you can find fun by maintaining it yourself. Failing to maintain a pool spell disaster for swimmers due to high amount of bacteria or algae and creates an ugly sight. Insufficiently maintained pool can damage its surface over time. This is why maintenance is so important for an in-ground pool. Most important aspect of pool maintenance is chemical balancing. Sufficient chlorination is a must for a healthy pool and its viability and longevity. Next is the balanced pH level. By testing water…

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