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Window Repairs That Could Save You From Having To Buy New Windows

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If your windows are damaged or worn down, you may want to look into repairing them instead of replacing them so you can save some money. Most parts of a window can be repaired or replaced, and that can save you from a full replacement, which could be important if you have a historic home and want to keep the original windows. Here are some repairs that can be done to get your old windows back in shape.…

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Two Problems That Develop With Lawn Mower Pull Cords

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Mowing grass could be a job you dread doing, but if you keep your lawn mower in good repair, you’ll have fewer problems and get the job done quicker. Since a mower has a motor and other moving parts, things can occasionally go wrong that keep the mower from working. Here are a couple of things that can go wrong with the pull cord. The Cord Breaks As long as the mower has no other problems that led to the cord breaking, then it might be possible for you to change the cord yourself if you’re handy with mechanical equipment.…

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How To Complement Dark Granite Countertops

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Stone countertops are a luxury addition to your kitchen that many homeowners save up for. Natural stone such as granite adds beauty and value to any kitchen remodel job. Indeed, granite countertops are something potential home buyers look for when touring houses. Granite is available in a wide variety of colors, but an especially appealing hue is black. As Home and Garden TV points out, dark granite countertops are favored in modern kitchen design.…

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Window Treatments And Accessories To Protect And Decorate

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Windows are an important part of your home, as they provide light to you and allow sunlight to enter and provide an attractive view to the outside. In fact, an unobstructed view to the outside is a great way to help treat and prevent depression. Because having windows on your home are so essential, but you still want to have the ability to protect your home interior, here are some window treatments and accessories you can use on your home to protect and decorate your home inside and out.…

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Radon Mitigation: South Florida Gardening

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On the surface, radon is associate with scary words: “radiation”, “carcinogen”, “cancer clusters”, etc. Although radon levels must be managed, they can be managed fairly easily and inexpensively. This is particularly pressing if you live in South Florida and you enjoying gardening on your property. Here’s a quick guide to help you mitigate radon on your South Florida property. Testing The radon mitigation process begins by testing your property for radon levels.…

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Go Beyond Basic: 5 Reasons To Include A Whirlpool Tub In Your New Bathroom

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If you’re in the process of designing your new home, don’t forget about the master bathroom. This is the perfect opportunity to give yourself the gift of something special: a whirlpool bathtub. If you don’t think whirlpool tubs will improve your life, think again. Here are just five of the reasons you need a whirlpool tub. Alleviate the Stress If you lead a hectic life, there’s not always enough time in the day to alleviate the stress.…

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4 Tips To Breathe New Life Into Your Home

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If you’re walking around your house and wondering how to breathe new life into it, there are a lot of simple project ideas that are worth exploring. Let’s look at four that make great excuses to swing by the hardware store to get some supplies. 1. Revitalizing Coffee Tables and End Tables The small tables in your living room are bound to suffer some degradation over time due to everything from UV exposure to coffee cup stains.…

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Landscape Maintenance That Keeps Your Property Healthy And Beautiful

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Landscape maintenance is much more than mowing the grass every week. Your lawn and plants need to be watered and nourished so they stay healthy, and trees, shrubs, and flowers need to be maintained. If you want a lovely yard, but you don’t have a good track record for keeping plants alive, then you can hire a landscape maintenance service to keep your property lush and attractive. Here are some maintenance chores that need to be done regularly.…

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Choosing Your Bedside Table

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Few pieces of furniture are as personal as those that populate a bedroom and bedside tables make up an important component of the bed, dresser, and chest suite of furnishings. Bedside tables (or nightstands) not only balance the appearance of the bed, but are often packed with vital items needed for comfort, health, entertainment, and storage. When it’s time to choose your bedside table, care should be taken to address the below factors.…

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Reasons To Build A New Deck

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You love to spend time outside at your home, but your deck — or lack of a deck — can make outdoor adventures less fun. You want a new deck but can’t justify getting one because you either think you don’t have space for one or can’t afford the addition or you have a deck already and can’t think of a reason to replace it. Here are reasons to build a new deck.…

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