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The Different Types of Showers and Shower Heads

Shower heads can be high pressure, high flow, low pressure and low flow. They can be mounted to a wall or hand-held.

Before a long workday the first task on my list in the early morning is to take a nice long meditative shower. Just about everyone loves the calming sound of water, along with the feeling of the droplets messaging the skin. What a great way to wake-up in the morning or unwind after a hard, stressful day.…

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Added by Kimberly Allen on July 12, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Renovation DIY: Which Projects Pay Off

When one goes ahead and decide to do any renovations on their home, they want to focus on those renovations, which will pay off as far as their house does go at the end of the day. Why is this important? The answer is very simple to give. Individuals want to do renovations and upgrades that will boost the value of the…

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Added by Heather Roberts on June 17, 2016 at 9:20am — 1 Comment

4 quick and effective bathroom mold removal tactics for busy moms

Being a busy mum with a lot of responsibilities and work you probably struggle with doing all household and cleaning chores. You can cope with them easier if you know at least a few useful tactics how to clean and keep tidy your home. In this article you will learn 4 quick and effective bathroom mould removal tactics. They will make sure your cleaning work takes you less time and efforts.

Mould is created by bacteria which lurks in every bathroom in a combination with the humidity and…

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Added by Victoria Naylor on May 27, 2016 at 4:15am — No Comments

5 strategies for decluttering your garage

Has your garage turned into a hoarder’s heaven? Has it gotten cluttered with junk and things you don’t really need? Yes, most of us are guilty of cluttering our garages and neglecting their cleaning needs, but it is something that should be taken care of. This article will give you some tips and strategies on how to de-clutter, clean and organize your garage.

The most difficult part about cleaning and organizing your garage is starting doing it. Once you start, it gets easier. What…

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Added by Daisy Hargreaves on May 27, 2016 at 3:55am — No Comments

Home-Made Floor Cleaner for Whiter Socks

Are you tired of always having to bleach perfectly good pairs of once-white socks because your wooden or tiled floors collect dust and grime? If the answer to this question is in the affirmative, there is a simple solution which will greatly minimise the time you spend dealing with bleach... and socks. And the best part of all is that you are not required to buy any aggressive detergents which are harmful for you and the environment. We suggest you try out this home-made floor cleaner…

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Added by Jade Clayton on May 19, 2016 at 3:23am — No Comments

The smartest and laziest cleaning tips every dad could use

It is a worldwide secret that men do not like to clean. Of course, exceptions may be fund as well. But most of the cases the scenario is one and the same: men look for the money, women look for the house and kids. But nowadays women work a full-time jobs, too. And still need to do everything in the house. Come on, guys, you need some cleaning skills and it is would be nice to help your girl. You would rather sit on the sofa and do anything but the boring cleaning, but it is gentlemanly to…

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Added by Shannon Wallis on May 17, 2016 at 4:28am — No Comments

Shower for a 1870s brick farm house

I need to replace the tub/shower combination on the second floor. my 1870's brick farmhouse. We've owned it for just over a year, so I suspect I have a lot to learn about working with this building!

I have gutted the bathroom and found that I need to repair some joists and redo some plumbing. The old shower/tub combo was a cast iron tub with a thin plastic enclosure stuck to the plaster walls. The walls in this room are all brick and plaster was applied above the height of the…

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Added by John Merten on May 10, 2016 at 4:31pm — 2 Comments

New facelift for my American Foursquare....coming soon.....I hope..lol.

 You can click the link below for the pic of my house as it is now.....…

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Added by James Godish on April 5, 2016 at 3:14pm — No Comments

was there a stove hearth?

My house is side hall 1840's Greek Revival cottage in Vermont.  The typical floor plan would have a chimney running through the center passing near or through a shared parlor and back parlor wall where stovepipes would outlet to stoves in either room.  Usually mantles would surround the thimble whey the stovepipe would pass as New Englanders and most Americans were reluctant to get rid of their "hearths" with the advent of stove heating and the replacement of fireplaces.  Like many early to…

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Added by John Esposito on March 4, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Granite Fieldstone house – (Rubble) Basement insulation

My wife and I own a Century farm house on the North shore of lake Ontario about an hour east of Toronto. The 3 level house, with basement and walls of 18" rough cut granite fieldstone (sometimes called Rubble stone) , and solid wood floors, was built in 1840 (so its 175 years old!) and has an impressive view of the…

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Added by Gustav Rodricks on March 3, 2016 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Pre-Civil War Log Cabin for Sale

We would like to sell this historic log cabin  located on our property to help us finish renovating my childhood home. The cabin is made of…

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Added by Diane Landy on February 19, 2016 at 7:47am — No Comments

Real Estate in South Africa: Made Easier Online

All of us have dreamed of that “perfect home of my dreams”, “a little personal paradise amidst the blare and dust”, “an oasis of snuggling comfort” etc. in our life. But few can accumulate enough savings to purchase the real estate of their choice.

What is this “real estate”, actually? Taken in its most basic definition, it is a residential land complex which consists of buildings, lawn, poolside, minerals, crops or even entertainment parks---most real estate have either most, or all,…

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Added by Anny on February 11, 2016 at 9:03am — No Comments

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Added by Ken Douglas on January 3, 2016 at 10:41am — 1 Comment

Things To Take Care of Before You Change Address

Moving is never easy. More so if you’re a student going away for further studies or somebody whose job requires him to constantly switch addresses. You hire labour to haul up your belongings, put them into boxes, and finally shove them up the back of a truck or lorry. And then when you move again or back home periodically, you repeat the whole process once more and incur the same charges. Then there are the goodbyes, the roots to uproot, memories to bid adieu to. In short, moving is not only…

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Added by Anny on December 21, 2015 at 10:24am — No Comments

Replacement Window

Hi, Couple of questions. I believe this would be considered a Craftsman Bungalow? It was built sometime between the early 1900's to 1920's. It has all the original craftsman style door headers and doors inside. We've done quite a bit of work to the house. First pic is when we bought it. 2nd pic is the reason for 2nd question. We obviously need to replace the 2nd storey windows and was looking for opinions on window style. I am thinking it should be 3 over 1 single hung window in the front to…

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Added by Leon Banina on December 10, 2015 at 1:55am — No Comments

Top Ten Advantages of Shopping for Furniture Online

If you want to upgrade your current furnishings, or if you want to buy a new set of furniture, then online furniture shopping is just the right option for you. Here you choose your dream furniture from an almost limitless number of choices in no time. Everyone knows that online shopping is less complicated and more time saving. Still, there are some buyers who are reluctant to shop online. There are some benefits of buying online furniture from online stores, which may convince you to change…

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Added by Anny on December 2, 2015 at 5:09am — No Comments

Home Automation: The Answer to All Your Home Related Concerns

Our lives have become easier today because of so many technological improvements these days. Great efforts are being made to make our life more easy and “tech savvy”. This technology actually enables the owner of the house to operate the home with the help of a remote, smartphone or an iPad, when he or she is away from home. These houses are called “smart”, because of their ability to perform or act on their own.

Complete home automation may seem expensive and complex to some people,…

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Added by Anny on November 27, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

There’s Nothing Like Steel

What is ‘Stainless Steel?’

Inox steel or simply ‘inox’, better known as ‘stainless steel’ in common vocabulary, is an alloy containing iron and a measured amount of any other metal, such as nickel, chromium, titanium, aluminium, etc., though chromium is the most preferred ingredient, taking up about 10.5% of the alloy proportion. Popular for its corrosion-resistant nature, it’s most extensively used for making utensils and pipes. There are different types of stainless…

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Added by Anny on November 19, 2015 at 7:48am — No Comments

Reasons to Choose Hardwood Floors and Stairs

Wood flooring refers to the flooring that is made of wood or timber. Wood has become a common choice for making furniture and floors, because of its quality of durability. Hardwood is the wood that is derived from dicot angiosperm trees. These kinds of trees have broad leaves. Hardwoods are used in huge variety of applications, such as, tools, musical instruments, boat building, furniture making, musical instrument making, floor making, fuel and many more. Hardwoods have a harder structure…

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Added by Anny on October 28, 2015 at 10:37am — No Comments

Tips That Will Prove Beneficial For a Scaffold Worker

If you have recently started your career as a scaffold worker then you would surely come across various tips and advices from your seniors. While some of them would advise you to follow certain safety measures at work, others would give you tips on erecting the scaffold firmly. At times, some of these advices might contradict the tips shared by others! As a consequence, you will start feeling dazed and find it difficult to understand which of the tips should be kept in mind and what should…

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Added by Anny on October 15, 2015 at 10:29am — No Comments

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