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151.Visual Merchandising with Artificial Plants and Trees. by Robin Storms
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought what wealth the show to me had brought: William Wordsworth Interior design is a main aspect in visual merchandising. The eye is the link that connects the mind and the heart with the ...
[Added: 24 Dec 2006   Hits: 528   Words: 532]

152.Home Remodeling Project by Vinay Choubey
Many homeowners pursue home remodeling projects to address an immediate need or provide for the future of the house. Any home remodeling project, whether it be a simple fixture replacement or a major ...
[Added: 22 Dec 2006   Hits: 488   Words: 544]

153.The Wonders of Painting Your Home for Sale by Barbara Thorp
Let's admit it, whatever our reasons for being attracted to a real estate property for sale, whether they be location, size, price, proximity, etc, etc, whatever they are, it still boils down to one thing: We are still primarily motivated by what we see. Which is why ...
[Added: 13 Dec 2006   Hits: 495   Words: 477]

154.Things to Consider When Buying Bed Linens by Rob Buenaventura
You may have thought that choosing the perfect mattress was the hardest decision that you were going to have to make when it came to outfitting your bedroom right? Wrong! Choosing your bed linens is likely to be a very big ...
[Added: 12 Dec 2006   Hits: 548   Words: 579]

155.Air Conditioner Buying Guides by Vinay Choubey
It's that time of year again. If you don't have an air conditioner you may be thinking of getting one. If the one you do have seems to be less than adequate, it may be time for an upgrade. What should you look for? Many consider buying an ...
[Added: 12 Dec 2006   Hits: 439   Words: 582]

156.Excellent Uses for Air Mattresses by Rob Buenaventura
If you have not seen an air mattress lately, then you really have no idea of the great number of things you can use an air mattress for. The days of the old thin relatively useless air mattresses are long gone. The air mattresses of today have evolved into comfort ...
[Added: 11 Dec 2006   Hits: 1104   Words: 391]

157.Orchid Plants by Robin Storms
Orchids are the favorites of horticulturists' world over, due to the intricate and colorful designs of their blossoms. So intricate are orchid blossoms that they have long been compared to snowflakes. To date, there have been at least 35000 orchid species identified and many more may be discovered. ...
[Added: 11 Dec 2006   Hits: 519   Words: 508]

158.How About a New Asphalt Pavement Driveway? by PaulGlover
Problems with Alternative Driveway Materials A damaged driveway is the last thing you want to fuss with when you need to travel here and there several times a day. But that's what you'll end up doing if you install a driveway with other materials, like ...
[Added: 09 Dec 2006   Hits: 219   Words: 396]

159.Buy Fake Palm Trees to Save Live Trees by Robin Storms
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. - Henry David Thoreau ...
[Added: 07 Dec 2006   Hits: 489   Words: 812]

160.Discovering Buried Treasure - Sanding Hardwood Floor by Rob Buenaventura
You just bought your dream house and pulled up the carpet in the den. What you find underneath is a pleasant surprise - hardwood floor. You decide that you want to preserve the hardwood floor and want to do the work yourself. It is a big job ...
[Added: 07 Dec 2006   Hits: 245   Words: 427]

161.Soundproofing your basement by Soundproofing America
In today's world, basements are no longer simply places to store things like a glorified garage. With the price of housing ever on the rise, many people are converting their basements into rental spaces where they can make a little extra income each month. There ...
[Added: 07 Dec 2006   Hits: 350   Words: 753]

162.Recording Studio Windows, do they have to break the bank? by Soundproofing America
If you shop around, you can actually find professional grade studio windows that won't cost you and arm and a leg. Once company carrier a great studio window called The Truacoustics window. These high quality studio windows come in the 45 STC and the ...
[Added: 07 Dec 2006   Hits: 414   Words: 437]

163.Remodeling My Home - What Cost Can I Expect? by Schutz Hertz
What is the cost of remodeling your home? The answer to this question normally turns out to be a little bit more complicated than can be expected. Although it is almost impossible to give exact figures, most homeowners certainly wish to have ...
[Added: 07 Dec 2006   Hits: 226   Words: 478]

164.Hardwood Floors: Maintaining Their Beauty and Shine by Christopher Smith
Hardwood floors may be the crowning glory of every home they grace. With a little care and effort, you can ensure that your wood floors will last a lifetime and provide you with elegance, style, and sophistication. Knowing what type ...
[Added: 06 Dec 2006   Hits: 502   Words: 465]

165.Bamboo floors - A Healthy Choice by Rob Buenaventura
Bamboo floors are gaining popularity with each year, becoming a high quality alternative to the traditional hardwood floors. It has become a wide choice in the Southeast and west cost due to its appearance and durability. What is bamboo? ...
[Added: 06 Dec 2006   Hits: 178   Words: 435]

166.Sonex Studio foam-8 by SoundProofing America
There is a lot more to a modern home or professional studio then simply soundproofing the walls and floating the floor. Oh of course these things are important especially when you are trying to capture that perfect ...
[Added: 05 Dec 2006   Hits: 521   Words: 519]

167.Building a Home Theater using Green Glue or Mass loaded vinyl by SoundProofing America
It's kind of nice being in the "do it yourself kind of business" like soundproofing. In today's world taking the family out on a Friday night for dinner and a movie might cost you more than your monthly mortgage payment. That is why many families are ...
[Added: 05 Dec 2006   Hits: 590   Words: 675]

168.Dining Room Furniture, Dinnerware and Flatware - Dressing Your Dining Room by Rebecca Nightingale
A dining table and chairs are a good place to start in creating your casual or formal, contemporary or traditional dining room. The space you have will help determine the size and shape of table. Round and square tables work best for small dining spaces. Larger dining rooms can support ...
[Added: 05 Dec 2006   Hits: 711   Words: 320]

169.Fake Palm Trees by Robin Storms
Buy a fake palm tree online from ArtificialPlantsAndTrees.com. All varieties of fake palm trees. Fake trees are replacing natural trees ones for interior designers. artificialplantsandtrees.com offers fake trees with a natural beautiful look. ...
[Added: 04 Dec 2006   Hits: 397   Words: 529]

170.Creating Your Own Balloon Centerpiece by Christopher Smith
Balloons have always been associated with a fun, carefree, and festive time. What better why to show that your party is a time to celebrate than having a balloon centerpiece or two around the room? Before you ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 470   Words: 431]

171.America Mat Closed cell foam by Robert W. Orther
One of the most versatile soundproofing materials in the industry is closed cell vinyl nitrile foam mat. This foam is weather resistant as well as flame retardant and is used in more outdoor applications than ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 486   Words: 869]

172.Building a home recording studio by Robert W. Orther
"How do I soundproof my garage, basement, or a bedroom in my single family house or condo so my 4 piece rock band can practice and record and not bother the neighbors?" If I had a ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 527   Words: 861]

173.Soundproofing a condo or apartment from upstairs neighbors. by Robert W. Orther
How do I soundproof my condo or apartment from my noisy neighbors upstairs? This is by far the most asked question I hear on a daily basis. It is a question asked by prominent architects, engineers, major developers, and contractors. We are now finding that ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 814   Words: 1157]

174.Soundproofing your Wall by Robert W. Orther
When soundproofing a wall, a lot depends on what sort of noise your were trying to block or absorb. For example, if you were trying to stop a neighbor's loud television noise from coming through the wall into your unit then you would use a barrier material to block the ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 438   Words: 584]

175.The Green Glue Phenomenon by Robert W. Orther
It is amazing how Green Glue is taking the soundproofing industry by storm. Green Glue is a convenient sound-damping agent that is sandwiched between 2 layers of drywall. It dampens both the existing layer of drywall as well as the second ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 440   Words: 459]

176.What is Mass loaded vinyl and how is it used? by Robert W. Orther
The day that mass loaded vinyl was introduced to the soundproofing industry was the day that the soundproofing world changed forever. Mass loaded vinyl is one of the highest rated and top selling soundproofing materials on ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 338   Words: 512]

177.Sonex Studio foam at Soundproofing America by Robert W. Orther
There is a lot more to a modern home or professional studio then simply soundproofing the walls and floating the floor. Oh of course these things are important especially when you are trying to capture that perfect classical guitar ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 317   Words: 524]

178.Batt Insulations, are they a sound investment in Soundproofing? by Robert W. Orther
"Which batt type insulation will give me the best soundproofing?" I hear this question a lot, or better still, "Do I need to add more soundproofing if I already have insulation in the walls and ceilings?" Keep in mind that any batt ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 586   Words: 535]

179.Soundproofing a Ceiling with Green Glue by Robert W. Orther
If you have done any research on how to soundproof a ceiling from impact noise (footfall) as well as airborne noise, you have most likely discovered that a floated ceiling using sound clips and furring channels is the ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 342   Words: 517]

180.Using Green Glue to soundproof a party wall! by Robert W. Orther
Many people who live in apartments, condos or co-ops deal with noise from the next-door neighbor on a daily basis. Generally these demising or party walls are constructed of 2' X 4' studs and maybe some R-13 ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 509   Words: 557]

181.Building a Home Theater using Green Glue or Mass loaded vinyl by Robert W. Orther
It's kind of nice being in the "do it yourself kind of business" like soundproofing. In today's world taking the family out on a Friday night for dinner and a movie might cost you more than your monthly mortgage payment. That is why many families are opting ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 321   Words: 675]

182.What is America mat Closed Cell foam? by Robert W. Orther
America Mat is perhaps one of the most versatile soundproofing products on the market today. It is basically a closed cell vinyl nitrile foam that is used to soundproof automobiles, trucks, motor homes, campers, generators, air conditioning compressors and a host of other soundproofing applications. America Mat is used ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 329   Words: 443]

183.Soundproofing on a budget by Robert W. Orther
Soundproofing your home does not have to cost a fortune. If you are under new construction we all know that money it tight. There are many common hardware store items that can be used for soundproofing that ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 379   Words: 908]

184.Green Glue instead of fiberglass insulation for soundproofing by Robert W. Orther
Old School soundproofing still believes that batt insulation is a good soundproofing agent. There are some good sound batt insulations out there such as Roxul AFB and Bonded logic's bonded cotton insulation and they work well for both soundproofing and thermal protection, however no batt ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 668   Words: 534]

185.Soundproofing your basement by Robert W. Orther
In today's world, basements are no longer simply places to store things like a glorified garage. With the price of housing ever on the rise, many people are converting their basements into rental spaces where they can make a little extra ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 551   Words: 753]

186.The Green Glue Revolution. by Robert W. Orther
Green Glue has caused a revolution in the Soundproofing Industry. It is an extremely effective visco-elastic dampening compound that is placed between 2 layers of drywall providing a dampening barrier as well as a very effective isolator. ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 415   Words: 572]

187.Recording Studio Windows, do they have to break the bank? by Robert W. Orther
If you shop around, you can actually find professional grade studio windows that won't cost you and arm and a leg. Once company carrier a great studio window called The Truacoustics window. These high quality studio windows come in the 45 STC and the ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 306   Words: 437]

188.Cheap soundproofing using American Sound Isolation tape. by Robert W. Orther
American Sound Isolation tape is a great way to give you new home or addition some good soundproofing without spending a fortune. This sound isolation tape comes in 100 lineal ft rolls and it 1 7/16 " wide or ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 368   Words: 406]

189.Offering Privacy to condo owners and apartment dwellers. by Robert W. Orther
Q: With space at a minimum and land values at maximum, I'm building more and more two- or three-unit homes on one parcel of land -- often in inner city areas that have been renovated. These units are marketed to higher-end homeowners who demand privacy. How can I offer ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 345   Words: 970]

190.Soundproofing and Noise control by Robert W. Orther
Noise control and noise reduction are both soundproofing concepts. Noise reduction or noise control is a process that essentially blocks the transmission of sound waves through walls, ceilings, and floors. Noise control is achieved by the use ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 334   Words: 807]

191.Green Glue Soundproofing on outside walls and sheathing by Robert W. Orther
If you're residing or re-constructing the outside walls of your house, it would be a great idea to double up on the plywood sheathing and add a layer of the Green Glue damping compound between ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 609   Words: 443]

192.Heating Your Home with a Hot Water Tankless Heater by Dee Cohen
With the winter months approaching, many of you are considering purchasing a tankless hot water heater. For those unfamiliar with this system, here is a basic description. This unit allows the water to heat only when needed. Here is an example: When you turn ...
[Added: 02 Dec 2006   Hits: 195   Words: 311]

193.Are Those Real? You'll Know... by M.B. Gournay
Your Window Blind dilemma has been solved. If you have been considering the benefits of faux wood blinds but didn't want to give up the beauty of quality stained Basswood blinds, you're in luck. Faux Wood Stains are now available at many home stores and ...
[Added: 01 Dec 2006   Hits: 339   Words: 317]

194.Garage Floor by Rick Ferguson
GarageFloor.com Advises Homeowners to Winterize their Garages With winter fast approaching, GarageFloor.com is advising homeowners to protect their garage floors. Snow, rain, and mud can be tracked into the garage causing damage to the concrete floor and increasing the chance for ...
[Added: 01 Dec 2006   Hits: 435   Words: 335]

195.Using Green Glue to soundproof a party wall! by SoundProofing America
Many people who live in apartments, condos or co-ops deal with noise from the next-door neighbor on a daily basis. Generally these demising or party walls are constructed of 2' X 4' suds and maybe some R-13 fiberglass insulation and then " drywall on both sides of the wall. ...
[Added: 01 Dec 2006   Hits: 742   Words: 557]

196.What is America mat Closed Cell foam? by SoundProofing America
America Mat is perhaps one of the most versatile soundproofing products on the market today. It is basically a closed cell vinyl nitrile foam that is used to soundproof automobiles, trucks, motor homes, campers, generators, air conditioning ...
[Added: 01 Dec 2006   Hits: 376   Words: 442]

197.Soundproofing a Ceiling with Green Glue by SoundProofing America
If you have done any research on how to soundproof a ceiling from impact noise (footfall) as well as airborne noise, you have most likely discovered that a floated ceiling using sound clips and furring channels is the best way to combat these noises from above. ...
[Added: 01 Dec 2006   Hits: 260   Words: 518]

198.Termites Can Ruin Your Home by Groshan Fabiola
There are three conditions that attract termites to an area: Water is the first condition that attracts termites to an area. Termites generally cannot survive without a source of water present. Termites will always seek some source of moisture to survive whether it is ...
[Added: 30 Nov 2006   Hits: 740   Words: 312]

199.Stand Your Ground When Choosing Hardwood Flooring by Neoli Marcos
Tiles, carpet, or laminate? These days, it is not enough to just have floor in your house; you simply have to have the best floor. Why not consider a hardwood floor then? A hardwood floor ...
[Added: 29 Nov 2006   Hits: 236   Words: 435]

200.Batt Insulations, are they a sound investment in Soundproofing? by SoundProofing America
"Which batt type insulation will give me the best soundproofing?" I hear this question a lot, or better still, "Do I need to add more soundproofing if I already have insulation in the walls and ceilings?" Keep in mind that any batt type insulation, though it may ...
[Added: 28 Nov 2006   Hits: 291   Words: 533]


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