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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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Are Gas Fireplace Inserts a Safe Choice for Families with Children?

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While old-fashioned wood-burning fireplaces are still installed in new homes today, they’re quite drafty and require a lot of maintenance, including routine ash removal and an annual chimney cleaning. Gas inserts mimic the look of burning logs without the need to chop firewood or rake out coals, yet many families with children avoid these inserts out of concerns over their safety. With the right precautions and care during installation, most gas inserts are perfectly safe for family homes.…

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3 Simple Ways To Get An Emerald Green Lawn

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Few things feel nicer under bare feet than soft lawn grass, and a lush, emerald green lawn makes even humble homes appear upscale. If you’re like many homeowners, however, you’ve discovered that creating and maintaining a green lawn is much harder than it looks. Some people, for instance, think that all that’s required for a green lawn is lots of water and fertilizer, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Following are three strategies designed to help your lawn a beautiful shade of green.…

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Options For Cleaning The Air In Your Home

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If you have pets in your home, you may worry about the quality of your air due to their dander and shed hair. If someone in your family has allergies or if you have a new baby in the house, then clean air is important. While vacuuming regularly and keeping dust cleaned up helps, you’ll get the best results by filtering the air with a purifier. Here are some of the options for cleaning the air in your home.…

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Four Benefits Of Aluminum Window Awnings

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Adding awnings to your home’s windows can provide shade and beauty, but the type of awnings you select will go a long way toward determining which other benefits you can get out of your awnings. Aluminum awnings offer several advantages over other materials, providing a versatile selection for your home. Here are just a few benefits of choosing aluminum awnings. Strength During Storms Aluminum can withstand wear and tear that fabric sometimes can’t.…

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Reducing Your Home's Water Consumption

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As a homeowner, there are many things you can do to help reduce your costs and your environmental impact. One of the things you should do is reduce your home’s water consumption. Whether you pay for water or you have a well, reducing your water consumption is important. For homeowners who pay for water, reducing consumption will save you money. If you have a well, it helps to preserve your well’s operation.…

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3 Ways To Take Better Care Of Your Fridge

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Your refrigerator is an appliance that’s easy to take for granted until it stops working. Even if you’re able to have the fridge repaired, the endeavor will be a bit of a hassle since you need to keep the food cold in the meantime. So, instead of waiting for the fridge to break, you are better off taking maintenance steps to keep it in good shape and prevent breakdowns. Here are three ways to take better care of your fridge.…

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