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Important Tips to Select a Glass Company in South Africa.

If you need to replace your window glass due to some ineluctable circumstances, you would require professional assistance from a glass or window replacement service provider. Glass, being an extremely fragile material, needs to be handled with utmost care to avoid any sort of accident. That’s why choosing the right glass company is extremely important. The main problem with an inept window replacement service is that, vital issues like safety, drafts, leaks, and other security concerns are…

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Added by Anny on November 1, 2017 at 5:42am — No Comments

Don’t Be Shocked: Check Your Home's Electricity

As a homeowner, you always have plenty to do.  Whether you’re pulling weeds out in the yard, touching-up paint in the laundry room, or cleaning out the garage… well, there’s always something else on your list to get to "one of these days."

Every homeowner prioritizes her to-dos differently.  Maybe top-of-the-list is whatever’s bugging you the most.  Maybe it’s whatever your partner’s complaining about the most.  Or maybe it’s whatever Mom and Dad will notice first when they come out…

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Added by John Oxford on October 10, 2017 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Vintage House Renovation Essentials

People often ask if there is a difference between restoring a modern house and a period house. The answer is both yes and no. If you are doing it room by room, then the procedure is pretty much the same, while if you are renovating the whole place at once, the order in which you do it might be different. This is one way to do it.…

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Added by Emma Lawson on October 6, 2017 at 8:10am — No Comments

Restoring an Old House in 6 Simple Steps

Restoring an old house is by no means an easy task. You have to consider the design, assess the situation, decide on the suitable construction method and find period-specific materials, all without burning a hole in your pocket. Fortunately, there’s a specific order in which things need to be accomplished and unless you want to become just another restoration horror story, make sure to go over the following six steps.…

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Added by Emma Lawson on October 3, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Amerimax Windows for Colorado

Given the rising costs of energy, many homeowners in Colorado are looking to cut their heating and cooling costs. While many people install additional insulation and energy efficient heating and cooling systems to help bring their energy costs down, by far the most effective way to reduce these costs is to replace your home’s windows with energy efficient windows.

 

The average home loses as much as 30% of its heating and cooling through windows. Even homes with windows that…

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Added by Jay Lillien on September 29, 2017 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Boost your cleaning routine with these simple tricks

We all know why we should keep our homes and workplaces clean. And yet, even though we’re aware of the health hazards dirty places propose, few of us get to cleaning on a regular basis.



But this tendency isn’t as shocking as you might think. In fact, it’s not surprising at all that people don’t want to clean. Who wants to waste 5 hours of their life every week on cleaning?



Well, apparently, cleaning doesn’t have to be such a burden – yes, we were shocked, too. It turns…

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Added by Joel Tomholt on September 19, 2017 at 8:18am — No Comments

Why you should not postpone the cleaning chores

I understand that not every body is into cleaning and dealing with the chores around the house. Actually, to put it mildly, I hate it as well. Every time when I am supposed to motivate myself to start cleaning, I am thinking of various ways to delay it, till the end of time if…

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Added by Oscar Bini on September 19, 2017 at 7:58am — No Comments

Decorating Tips for Creating a Fabulous Look of your Bathroom

Home décor is an important aspect of setting up a good and comfortable house. The color palette, the furniture, the accessories, the layout you choose all have an important role to play in making the house look beautiful and welcoming. One room that people often ignore…

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Added by Emma Miah on September 16, 2017 at 5:22am — No Comments

6 Ways to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Vintage House

Owning a vintage house is more than just being that new owner of “that adorable vintage place the Smiths used to live in”; it’s actually about adjusting your new home to your standards and turning it into a gorgeous, inviting and healthy space you and your family will love living in. For everyone who’s redoing their house and lives in Sydney (or any other part of Australia), they know how challenging it is to do any other design but the “beachy” or open space one. A vintage…

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Added by Emma Lawson on September 12, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Vintage House Exterior Renovation Tricks and Tips

In order for our old house to keep its charms  and that wonderful rustic appeal that we all love, it is important to maintain the exterior the right way. At times you can just do a couple a small repairs, and be satisfied. However for those occasions when a much larger scale of renovation is needed here are a couple of useful tips and tricks.…

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Added by Emma Lawson on September 12, 2017 at 5:14am — No Comments

6 Ways for Small Businesses to Benefit from Hiring a Digital Marketing Consultant

The marketing landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade, as digital or “online” marketing has become extremely popular and effective. Traditional marketing techniques are still in use today, but have become overshadowed by new and innovative marketing methods. One of the biggest observable changes is a leveling of the playing field. Small and medium scale businesses can compete at the same level as industry giants or big corporations.

All facets of digital…

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Added by Anny on September 12, 2017 at 4:31am — No Comments

Understanding Framed and Frameless Cabinets From Brookhaven

With the growth in popularity of kitchen interior designing and kitchen remodeling, kitchen cabinets have become one of the staples in every revamped kitchen. More and more manufacturers have started introducing brands that cater to all types of tastes and lifestyles.  With both customizable and semi-customizable variants available, it can be a…

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Added by Anny on September 11, 2017 at 4:29am — No Comments

Challenges of Renovating an Old House and How to Beat Them

Old houses have a lot of history, memories and charm, but when it comes to renovations, they’re not charming at all. Renovating such a home can be very demanding, and consume a lot of time, money, energy and patience. Most old houses have similar problems, so use this guide to identify and deal with them, and make your renovation goes as smoothly as possible.…

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Added by Emma Lawson on September 10, 2017 at 10:04am — No Comments

Restoring a Historic House: 4 Tips and Tricks before Getting Started

Buying a historic house means three things:

a)    You are not afraid of Annabelle 

b)    You’ll need a fixer-upper

c)    You may have a secret crush on Edgar Allan Poe

As far as the first one goes, we applaud you; as for the second – be prepared to cough up a lot of cash for renovations that can go from minor to huge undertakes (you never know with old houses, really). Still, even though bringing an old house to life can be an overwhelming project, there’s…

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Added by Emma Lawson on September 10, 2017 at 5:41am — No Comments

5 Remodelling Projects that Will Add Extra Value to Your Old House

If you’re considering selling your home, you’ll be glad to hear that you can get a better sale price by investing in several remodelling projects. On the other hand, you might just want to invest in your home and increase your living standard. Either way, you should keep in mind that not all improvement projects are created equal. While some will help you increase the value of your home and make it more enjoyable, others may prove to be a waste of your time and money, as well…

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Added by Emma Lawson on August 29, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Tips for Styling your Bedroom in Coming Seasons

Bedroom is a place where a person spends a lot of time. To relax and have peace of mind it is essential that you have a bedroom that is comfortable as well as aesthetically pleasing. There are a lot of themes and accessories that can help in adding beauty to the room and bedding options that will offer comfort. If you like vintage themes, then you should also have a vintage style bedroom. People have a perception that they need a huge budget to create a…

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Added by Emma Miah on August 15, 2017 at 4:48am — No Comments

Top 4 Tricks to Restoring a Vintage House

One funny thing about adjectives is that their connotation usually gets determined by the noun they stand next to. For instance, when you say a vintage cupboard, people create a mental image of a luxurious Victorian furniture piece. On the other hand, a vintage house is most likely a euphemism for a ruinous property on the outskirts. Still, where some may see a problem others see an opportunity. This being said, there is a fortune to be made by renovating a vintage house and then selling it.…

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Added by Emma Lawson on August 12, 2017 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Key Factors to be Remembered by the New Home Buyers

What is better than a beautiful, decor and safe home? A home is a place which should be good to leave and excellent to come back. Of course, everybody wants his/her home one of the best place on the earth. So, here in this article, I am going to discuss the things to keep in mind while building a new home.

Budget

Your new property will need to fit into your financial plan. This is likely an essential thing to consider when…

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Added by Emma Miah on August 11, 2017 at 3:46am — No Comments

Restoring a 1905 Salt Box kitchen.

Hi. I am new here and could use some advice please.

I have a 1905 Salt Box home and I want to restore the kitchen back to period.

The original cub boards are long gone with newer wood notty pine ones.

I would like to put up some bead board and have chosen sage green and

a dusty yellow for my colors.   My question is: should I paint these new cub boards.?

I think I would like the look, it's just that I have a thing against painting perfectly…

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Added by Becky Ludlow on August 9, 2017 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Best Way to Waterproof a Vintage House Basement

Whether you’ve just bought a lovely vintage house or you want to add more usable space to your home, waterproofing your basement is an important home improvement project. If your basement is always damp with a musty smell, not only are you deprived of a perfectly usable space, but you’re also at risk from fungi and mould. In addition, frequent leaks may cause more serious damages and even house floods, which can cost you a fortune to repair. Therefore, by waterproofing your…

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Added by Emma Lawson on August 8, 2017 at 5:49am — No Comments

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