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    How you can use wicker furniture for your backyard

    Blog provided by Wicker Paradise Many people are drawn to the intricately weaved design of wicker furniture. The patterns of wicker furniture are simple but elegant and are a seamless fit for Victorian, bohemian, and tropical aesthetics. The beauty and grace of wicker furniture make them a popular choice for living rooms and interior design. But what if you could use wicker furniture to transform the aesthetic of your backyard or outdoor patio? Applying interior design principles to outdoor patios is a growing trend among well-to-do Americans and home design enthusiasts. Many homeowners have added outdoor living areas, dining areas, and even television sets to their backyards and patios. Many…

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    Give Your Garage the Credit It Deserves

    By Palmetto Biz Buzz No one respects their garage as much as they should. It’s true. Most people are fine going through life neglecting this significant portion of their home until something goes wrong with it. Maybe you didn’t insulate it or maybe you let the insulation fall apart. Perhaps squirrels or some other vermin chewed through a section and got in. It could be that the garage door has been acting up. Whatever the case, it’s time to start taking things more seriously. For example, if your Atlanta garage door opener isn’t opening the thing on its first try, there’s definitely a problem. A simple fix will remedy this…

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    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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    How to pick outdoor cushions and pillows for your patio furniture

    Written by Wicker Paradise Selecting your backyard or patio replacement cushions can sometimes be a difficult task. With so many homeware stores offering a variety of fabrics, colors, and themes, finding the right one can be overwhelming. Here are some tips on how to choose the right cushions for your space. Let your surroundings guide your choice. – Look at your surrounding and see what you currently have in it. For example, if you have a plain neutral backdrop and you want to make a bold statement, you could choose a pop of color to differentiate your space from the garden. Decide on a theme – Themes are great, as…

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    5 Great reasons to add a sunroom to your home

    Written by Wicker Paradise Your home is your personal space to rest, relax and to spend time with your family and loved ones. It is also one of the largest single investments you will ever make.  Therefore, making your home comfortable is definitely a sound investment. A sunroom is a great addition to a home for a number of reasons as explained below. Add space and natural light –Natural light is a great source of vitamin D and can bring your family and home to life. A sunroom will give you the chance to experience the sun, without other natural elements, like the cold and humidity that may stop you…

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    Daybeds: a multi purpose piece of furniture

    Written by Wicker Paradise Daybeds are a peice of multi purpose furniture that is a must have in any busy household. Daybeds are designed to function as a couch/ chaise lounge and bed. They usually are built with a back and sides. This piece of furniture design comes as indoor and outdoor pieces. They are also made as stable or hanging pieces. There are many benefits in investing in a daybed. Here are a few of them outlined. Increase your seating and sleeping space – Daybeds can function to increase your current seating space as well as add to extra sleeping space, when needed. Suitable for small spaces – For…

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    The Different Door Material Types

    When purchasing a new entry door, there are a variety of materials to choose from. Some of the most popular include: wood, fiberglass, and steel. Each of these materials are unique in their own way in that they each have selective characteristics that differentiate from each other. One thing that all of them do have in common however, are that they are all commonly used as an entry door due to their sturdiness and aesthetically pleasing looks. Wood Wooden doors are a common option for homes because of their grainy look to them. Beautiful to the eye, wooden doors can withstand lots of damage to them while also giving your…

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