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1.Let Your Life Shine With Antiquity by Sarika Kabra
Antiques are the buzzword when it comes to exquisite home decoration. Antiques might have lost momentarily to the instant charm of modern furniture but they are surely making a strong comeback and making their presence felt in the extremely competitive furniture market. Antiques, however, have a niche market ...
[Added: 03 Jun 2007   Hits: 7633   Words: 522]

2.Resurfacing Your Bathtub? Here's A Money Saving Tip by Christopher Smith
I don't know about you, but here recently, I went into my bathroom and the bathtub really bothered me. My family was coming over and there were stains in there since before I moved in, not to mention the color was some hideous ...
[Added: 20 Apr 2007   Hits: 2151   Words: 660]

3.What You Need To Know About Hardwood Floors by Christopher Smith
Installing hardwood floors is one of the best things you can do for your home. There is something about hardwood floors that simply make a house feel homey. While the feelings that hardwood floors seem to add to a home ...
[Added: 12 Apr 2007   Hits: 1926   Words: 616]

4.Thinking about a new Bathroom? by Paul Glover
The bathroom is the usually the second room in the house that we visit each morning and we certainly visit it multiple times throughout the day. So why not make this place as attractive as it can be? (Or at ...
[Added: 02 Apr 2007   Hits: 1781   Words: 540]

5.Wrought Iron Furniture for Every Season by Sarika Kabra
Ideally, your furniture needs should be long-term, i.e. to say, the furniture you purchase for home decoration should be durable enough to give you maximum value for every penny spent out of your hard-earned money. This is because ...
[Added: 31 Mar 2007   Hits: 1781   Words: 507]

6.Choosing and Measuring Carpet Flooring by Rami Nseir
Choosing the right flooring is crucial to the design of any room. The type of floor that you choose can drastically affect the visual statement you are striving for. This is especially true with carpets and when choosing a carpet there ...
[Added: 31 Mar 2007   Hits: 1775   Words: 612]

7.How To Save Space with Futons by Christopher Smith
Futons are mattresses that are designed to go on a foldable frame and stuffed with cotton batting. This is a term that is also used in reference to small couches that convert into beds when unfolded. In Japanese futon means ...
[Added: 14 Mar 2007   Hits: 1792   Words: 467]

8.Wicker and Amish - A Perfect Combination by Sarika Kabra
The arrangement of furniture articles in a well decorated home could translate into a prized possession. The combination of furniture pieces with different content plays a vital role in the entire scheme of things. You must be astute in selecting the perfect combination for your drawing room. A ...
[Added: 10 Mar 2007   Hits: 2255   Words: 516]

9.Is It Curtains For Your Curtains by Christopher Smith
There is an old adage that says that the clothes make the man. If this is true, then shouldn't window curtains make the room? Yet there are some that feel that curtains are not a major part of redecorating. This can lead to a decor disaster. ...
[Added: 10 Mar 2007   Hits: 1660   Words: 420]

10.Get The Best Home Theater System With These Four Major Components! by Dean Caporella
Choosing the best home theater system can be a daunting prospect for the uninitiated. The idea of home theater is an appealing thought but do you know where to start? Did you know home theater is basically made up of a television and DVD player. That's ...
[Added: 10 Mar 2007   Hits: 1820   Words: 537]

11.Designing with Hardwood Floors Made Easier by Christopher Smith
Hardwood floors in this day and age are perfectly suitable for either casual or formal living and décor. These floors are perfectly at home with modern or traditional interior designs and will compliment many different design and ...
[Added: 04 Mar 2007   Hits: 1524   Words: 616]

12.Two Person Hot tubs by Simon Dickson
Hot Tubs are a must have accessory to have in your garden or conservatory, to be able to have a hot steaming hot tub ready for you and your partner to unwind when every you want so you are able to soak away all your tension ...
[Added: 03 Mar 2007   Hits: 1790   Words: 445]

13.Introducing Cabinet makers by Paul Glover
Without employing the professional services of a cabinet maker, you're basically stuck with remodeling your home kitchen or bathroom with pre-designed cabinets - which might not be a problem if you're lucky enough to find what you want. But what if you aren't able ...
[Added: 02 Mar 2007   Hits: 1777   Words: 520]

14.Think You Know Everything About Portable Carpet Cleaners? by Christopher Smith
For many, proper carpet care seems to be a daunting and unreachable task. The truth of the matter is that there are far too many products from which most people can choose that they never seem to be able to choose the right one. The ...
[Added: 27 Feb 2007   Hits: 1305   Words: 454]

15.Don't Forget Your Gutters! by Paul Glover
If you're planning on having a new roof installed (or repaired) and you want it to last for the duration of its warranty, then you'll appreciate the following advice on how to take care of your roof through gutter care. That's right! We said 'gutter care.' Gutters are channels ...
[Added: 25 Feb 2007   Hits: 1515   Words: 521]

16.Looking for a little fence work? by Paul Glover
A wooden privacy fence surrounds almost every home in California. In fact, that's one of the things that differentiates a California home from a home in any other state. Introduction Without a ...
[Added: 21 Feb 2007   Hits: 1015   Words: 548]

17.Carpet Cleaning Tips for the Home by Christopher Smith
If it is your wish to keep your rugs looking nice, clean, and new there are a few carpet cleaning tips and techniques that will make this possible. While stain cleaners and odor eliminators are quite popular and can be highly effective at their functions, ...
[Added: 21 Feb 2007   Hits: 1026   Words: 433]

18.Care & Maintenance of Your Outdoor Wood Patio Furniture by Trey Collier
Some of the most beautiful Outdoor Patio and Deck Furniture is made from wood. Wood is a natural product, but when exposed to moisture and changes in temperature and humidity, wood will respond in a variety of ways. Proper maintenance of your Wood ...
[Added: 17 Feb 2007   Hits: 1295   Words: 863]

19.The much needed services of a Nashville plumber by David Yuri
Sooner or later you will need the services of a Nashville plumber. The best thing you can do when you call in a plumber is make sure that you benefit from professional workmanship and great value for money. There are ...
[Added: 17 Feb 2007   Hits: 1179   Words: 589]

20.How to Lay Laminate Flooring by Rami Nseir
When it comes to a combination of incredibly good looks, simplicity of installation, durability and price then there are few other flooring products that come close to laminate flooring. It has never been easier to fit a laminate floor, with ...
[Added: 17 Feb 2007   Hits: 876   Words: 542]

21.Carpet Cleaning Tips by Rami Nseir
Unfortunately accidents happen and when they do, its good to know how to deal with them. Spillages and stains can ruin a carpet so tackling the problem straight away will give you the best chance of ...
[Added: 17 Feb 2007   Hits: 1032   Words: 759]

22.A Case for a Fireplace by Paul Glover
Unlike in the past, we don't need nor necessarily use fireplaces for warmth. Today, we use fireplaces for aesthetics or to create a warm atmosphere within a home. Although they aren't required, fireplaces have a unique way of turning a house into home. ...
[Added: 17 Feb 2007   Hits: 1326   Words: 539]

23.A Swimming Pool is Cool-literally by Paul Glover
A swimming pool just oozes coolness from all sides of a privacy fence! Whether it's an above ground swimming pool or an in-ground swimming pool - nothing makes your lifestyle more fashionable (or popular) than your very own swimming pool. Why? While swimming is, ...
[Added: 16 Feb 2007   Hits: 1019   Words: 575]

24.Feng Shui Floor Walls and Ceiling by Amy Goodmann
When it comes to home or office architecture ceilings are often overlooked in the planning and sales process. "Out of sight, out of mind" is the byline. Yet ceilings are the top cover of any room. They are as important as the walls or floors because they most directly offer ...
[Added: 16 Feb 2007   Hits: 1011   Words: 597]

25.What's all this talk about molding? by Paul Glover
Without the unique invention of molding, not only would we be faced with boring flat interiors, we would literally lose our sense of time. We're not kidding! Molding is often the first item that we look for and inspect to determine the age of things like walls, ...
[Added: 16 Feb 2007   Hits: 937   Words: 567]

26.Who can resist a hot tub?! by Paul Glover
Hot tubs have captured our interest since the very first time that they were introduced and it's hard to argue why. Hot tubs are not only beautiful, they're extremely relaxing! What's a hot tub? Sometimes called a soaking tub, spa, or Jacuzzi, a hot tub ...
[Added: 15 Feb 2007   Hits: 814   Words: 559]

27.An Introduction to Stone Masonry by Paul Glover
When you think of fancy brickwork, that's stone masonry. But just as there's fancy brickwork, other materials can be and are used to build some of the most beautiful walls, fences, porches, patios, or even driveways that you'll ever see. This work is better known as ...
[Added: 15 Feb 2007   Hits: 785   Words: 540]

28.How to Choose the Perfect Granite by Ron victor
Granite said to be the pleasant igneous rock which is formed in the earth for millions of the years from heat and fusion. It comprises of quartz, feldspar and mica. Granite is the hard course igneous rock. When the purchase dealing has been made with the granite, ...
[Added: 14 Feb 2007   Hits: 1075   Words: 546]

29.Have a little fun in the sun! by Paul Glover
It should be no surprise that interest in solar power has significantly increased in lieu of the recent energy crisis in California. Rising costs, brown outs, and downright black outs make living in a technological world virtually impossible. Thanks to price gouging, energy costs have skyrocketed and ...
[Added: 14 Feb 2007   Hits: 731   Words: 548]

30.Nourison area rugs brightens up a room by Stephen robins
Do you want to renovate your home? You must understand that renovation of your home is a special task and you need to put up huge efforts for this. So make sure that you have both adequate finance and time ...
[Added: 13 Feb 2007   Hits: 922   Words: 535]

31.How to Prepare New Surfaces for Finishing. by Colm Carraher
Wood to be finished in natural or stained color must be prepared thoroughly before starting the finishing process. It should first be dusted off with a duster brush or a broom in the case of floors. Then all spots of plaster, dirt or ...
[Added: 13 Feb 2007   Hits: 761   Words: 557]

32.Building a Log Home by Paul Glover
Although living may be a bit more efficient +inside+ in traditional housing, a modern home with all of today's conventional trimmings doesn't quite allow us to enjoy nature the way that log homes do. Modern homes are really built for communal living - complete ...
[Added: 13 Feb 2007   Hits: 855   Words: 710]

33.Getting Real About Your Home Improvement Plans by Paul Glover
Right about the time when we're ready (or we think that we're ready) to renovate our living space, we do one of two things. One, we get a little wild and crazy with ideas about our property without knowing if our dreams are realistic. Or two, we don't ...
[Added: 12 Feb 2007   Hits: 715   Words: 541]

34.Why Buy Laminate Flooring ? by Rami Nseir
The popularity of laminate flooring has gone from strength to strength since it was first introduced to the UK over 15 years ago. Laminate floors offer a great alternative if you don't want to make the investment into hardwood flooring, but want to create a difference or add value ...
[Added: 12 Feb 2007   Hits: 989   Words: 444]

35.A Little Bit About Stained Glass by Paul Glover
Ask any average person about stained glass and the reaction will most probably be something along the lines of, 'Oh sure, yeah - it's pretty. I like it.' But there's much more to stained glass than aesthetics. This ancient art form has a rich history throughout the time of mankind ...
[Added: 11 Feb 2007   Hits: 1049   Words: 511]

36.Electrical Power Accidents at the Home can Be Prevented by Maxwell Asser
Safety in your home and at work should be priority. With a few simple ordinary precautions most troublesome accidents can be prevented from happening/ Electrical accidents can occur in your household or ...
[Added: 10 Feb 2007   Hits: 798   Words: 735]

37.Don't Forget the Paint! by Paul Glover
It's amazing how a simple paint job by professional painters can brighten a room or change the atmosphere of a home's interior. And when we're thinking about remodeling or redecorating, it can be overlooked as an important part of the ...
[Added: 10 Feb 2007   Hits: 855   Words: 580]

38.Mixing and pouring concrete by Jakob Jelling
Mixing and pouring concrete often sounds easier than it is. This task implies handling the right amount of ingredients and handling them at the right moment and the right way, and all these aspects might have some tricks you ...
[Added: 10 Feb 2007   Hits: 751   Words: 368]

39.How to repair cracked vinyl siding by Jakob Jelling
Although vinyl siding has many advantages over wood and does not wear as easily, sometimes it can be cracked and might have to be replaced. Extreme weather conditions, such as strong winds, can even pull vinyl siding out. As it can be seen, there are many reasons by which ...
[Added: 10 Feb 2007   Hits: 1479   Words: 381]

40.How to install replacement windows by Jakob Jelling
Replacement windows can be a great choice when needing new windows and wishing to be able to replace them easily. Replacement windows are created and designed in such a way they can fit into an existing window ...
[Added: 10 Feb 2007   Hits: 802   Words: 353]

41.How to install an under-the-sink water filter by Jakob Jelling
Installing a water filter can be very important, especially in those cases where water has more chlorine or minerals than we might wish, or when we simply want to make sure of having as pure as ...
[Added: 10 Feb 2007   Hits: 673   Words: 369]

42.How to install a ceiling fan by Jakob Jelling
A ceiling fan can be a great choice for acclimatizing an environment, especially when the space is reduced, but installing it can be difficult and tricky. If you have a ceiling fan that brings instructions ...
[Added: 10 Feb 2007   Hits: 857   Words: 396]

43.How to replace a windowsill by Jakob Jelling
Replacing a windowsill can be easier than it seems, you might only need to count with the necessary tools and follow several steps. We will provide you with some useful tips through the next few lines, although you might also find useful to consult an expert for more specific ...
[Added: 10 Feb 2007   Hits: 1478   Words: 362]

44.How to install new wall covering by Jakob Jelling
Installing new wall covering can cause a room to look completely different than before and can be a great way of renewing it without having to change the furniture or other decorative elements. When knowing the right steps and guidelines, installing new wall covering can be ...
[Added: 10 Feb 2007   Hits: 1184   Words: 387]

45.How to install a dimmer switch by Jakob Jelling
Installing a dimmer switch can allow you changing the mood of the room in a more important way than you might have imagined, and it can allow you to be in different environments without moving from one room to other. Being able to control the lighting ...
[Added: 10 Feb 2007   Hits: 755   Words: 350]

46.How to clean a faucet aerator by Jakob Jelling
Cleaning a faucet aerator is one of the most common basic tasks that need to be done now and then. The necessity of doing this becomes evident once some symptoms, such as weak water pressure or water coming out in odd directions appear, and many times this ...
[Added: 10 Feb 2007   Hits: 1180   Words: 354]

47.Let's talk About Basement Refinishing by Paul Glover
An unfinished basement can be one of the most scariest and spooky areas of the house and that's probably because they never really were designed for living in the first place. Historically, the basement was designed as a storage area - purposely kept dark and cold to ...
[Added: 08 Feb 2007   Hits: 809   Words: 518]

48.An Introduction to Water Heaters by Paul Glover
In today's society, it's impossible to perform daily activities without a quality water heater. Just ask anyone who has experienced a faulty water heater! One faulty water heater and everything is thrown askew! Water heaters can fail to adequately perform for ...
[Added: 08 Feb 2007   Hits: 2356   Words: 516]

49.What Restoration Really Means by Paul Glover
Some people believe that restoration is restoring something to a satisfactory state. But to the homeowner interested in preservation, restoration is a whole new ballgame because it means restoring something to its original condition. An original condition is very different from a ...
[Added: 04 Feb 2007   Hits: 685   Words: 545]

50.Make Your Home Office Part Of Your Home Again by Maxine Chandler
One of the hottest trends in home furnishings these days is lines of furniture dedicated to the home office. Vendors are beginning to design home office furniture that keeps your office a part of your home ...
[Added: 03 Feb 2007   Hits: 978   Words: 476]

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