Articles in the Home Improvement Category

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[3 Nov 2017 | No Comment | 228 views]
How to Turn Off the Furnace Fan When the Heat is Off

I’ve searched the net far and wide and definitely couldn’t find a solution as to how to turn off the fan on my furnace that runs even when the heat is off. Oh there were tons of websites telling me to turn the thermostat onto “auto” or to simply call in a furnace technician but none of that was good for me. Why? Well for starters, turning the thermostat onto auto did not work at all and hiring a tech was just not in the books especially for something I can guarantee could be done on my own. The problem was, as mentioned, there wasn’t one site on the internet that actually gave me a working solution. So I decided to take matters into my own hand. I gave a call to a […]

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[12 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 1,543 views]
Top 10 Small Home Renovations You Can Do To Save Money

Home renovations don’t always have to be expensive and they don’t always have to involve renovating everything at once. In fact, you can choose different parts of your home to renovate at a time and eventually have your whole house looking brand new, and in all the right places. With that in mind we’ve decided we’re going to help you discover 10 small ways to renovate your home that won’t break the bank and will give you that new home feeling once again. #1. Install a new front door If your front door is getting a little out-dated or is just plain old, installing a new one can do wonders for the look of your home. From the inside and out, you and your visitors will notice a significant difference in the look […]

Home Improvement, Pest Control »

[15 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 1,743 views]
Why Home Owners Should Seek Wildlife Intrusion Prevention Before Problems Start

People who own their homes put a special kind of pride into them. They understand the value of a dollar and they don’t want to see it’s value go down through problems that can be avoided. One of the major but avoidable problems home owners eventually experience is the problem of wildlife intrusion. When it comes to wildlife problems there are two areas home owners have to consider; the first is the health and safety of everyone in your home and the second is the value of your home. A home that is susceptible to diseases which can be transmitted through wildlife is, simply put, not a safe place to live. It’s the same result when it comes to home damage; a home that has all sorts of structural and integral damage won’t be valued as high as […]

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[12 Aug 2014 | 2 Comments | 13,349 views]
The Top 10 Signs You Need Animal Control Or Wildlife Removal

There’s no shortage of reasons why animal control is needed and there’s enough evidence pointing to why wildlife removal is important to your safety. But how do you know if you have wild animals like squirrels, mice and raccoons living in your attic? How do you discover if you have a bat colony to contend with or a family of birds that need to be removed from your air vents? These are the most common questions home owners like you have, and we’re going to answer your questions below. Remember, if you do discover that you are harbouring wild animals, the objective is to control the situation professionally and to have the animals removed safely, and as soon as possible. We don’t want any accidents happening and we want everyone involved to be safe. […]

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[31 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 5,979 views]
What Is The Best Vacuum For Allergy Sufferers?

Whether your allergy1 symptoms stem from seasonal irritants like pollen, or from environmental issues like dander or dust, it is important to have the right tools at home in order to ease your symptoms. Tackling this kind of problem means having important things like a good vacuum cleaner, as well as a way to remove dust and build-up from hard to reach places like corners, crevices, and behind furniture or appliances. Determine What Features Are Necessary The first step in choosing the best household cleaning tool for reducing allergy symptoms is to evaluate what your needs are. This will make it easier to narrow the choices down to just a few models. Some will find that features such as a reusable or easy to change filter are important while others may prefer compact […]

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[30 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 2,208 views]
Should I Get A Big Screen TV Or Projector

If you have been deciding between purchasing a big screen TV or a projector, but can’t decide which is better for your home and lifestyle, read on. There are many good points that are associated with both of them, but some options fit better with specific homes, viewing styles, and intent, more than others. Quite recently, I wrote about the ideal ways of setting up your projector for the next big sporting event, but I felt it was also necessary to give you some information as to which medium you should choose for such events. You can read that article here (source). Now that you’re ready, follow along while we compare the benefits and the problems that each offer you and hopefully this article can help you narrow down your options. Size Considerations The […]

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[9 May 2013 | No Comment | 4,546 views]

No one wants bats in their home, but if it happens, removing them is a high priority. Getting control of a bat who’s managed to intrude into your premises isn’t easy and so to help you avoid such a situation I’m going to give you a list of the top ten ways a bad can get into your home. Before I give you the list, I’d like you to know that I by all means think bats are beautiful creatures and I’m well aware that they contribute positively to any local ecosystem – even the world. I’m writing this because once a bat or two do get into your home, there are a few dangers you can be faced with and so bat-proofing your home is of the utmost importance especially if you […]

Gardening, Home & Family, Home Improvement »

[21 Nov 2011 | One Comment | 2,759 views]

Visiting a garden articles directory can provide you with a wealth of information. It does not matter if you are building a garden out of a flower-box or you are covering acres, a article gardening directory can provide you with a wealth of information. If you are a beginner or an expert, you will find something that can help you on your way to creating a beautiful garden or adding new and exotic plants to your already existing garden. The first step to using a gardening article directory is to know what an article directory is. An article directory is a site, which provides a searchable resource in this case it would be a site full of articles on gardening. This means any topic related to gardening is generally accepted for the article […]

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[28 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 7,221 views]

Tips on how to store foam mattresses toppers can extend the bedding life. These tips can help to keep the mattress clean and looking new longer. The tips should be used any time that a mattress needs to be stored. The first tip is to clean the bedding thoroughly before storage. Any surface stains should be cleaned using spot treatment products. Stuck on stains may require soaking or time to lift from surfaces. After the surface has been cleaned, many prefer to vacuum the bedding. This is done using a hand held vacuum or an attachment cleaning brush. This will remove any dust or other debris that may be in the mattress. Once cleaning has been completed, the bedding can then be stored. A box or bag is often the most popular choice […]

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[10 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,804 views]

The power drill is the best power tool to have when you need to do some home improvements or projects. With a power drill there are many things that you can do and this would make it easier to perform the different tasks needed for the projects. There are different power drills available and these can offer you different features which can be very helpful depending on how you would use the power drill. The many power drills available would help you choose the right one for the kind of project you are going to use it for. Power drills are readily available online which can make it easier for you to buy one. Online stores can offer cheaper prices than what you find at hardware stores which would make it more economical […]

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[7 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 4,223 views]
Finding The Best Power Drill Online

There are many different power drills available which would make it difficult for consumers to find the best one to help in whatever home project they are going to do. The power drill is a very good power tool to have at home to help in the different home improvement projects. This can make the tasks simpler and easier with the many features offered by different power drills. With a power drill one can bore holes, attach and remove screws with ease. This is one power tool that should be present in whatever project you have at home. With the many online whops that offer power drills it makes it easier to search than having to go through different hardware stores trying to find the right one to buy. The different online stores […]

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[7 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 7,486 views]

Understanding how to place furniture in a bedroom can maximize space. Organizing sleeping areas can provide more options for furniture. By rearranging beds and dressers, many rooms may appear larger. One of the first steps is to remove unnecessary clutter or items. Items may include unwanted tables or chairs, as well as accessories. These items can overtake a room as they accumulate over the years. Once clutter has been removed, the bedroom may then be rearranged. Place pieces in ways that allow for more floor space and openness. This often includes leaving ample space for drawers to be opened. Having less clutter can make rooms feel more relaxing for sleep. Furniture that can serve multiple functions can also reduce clutter. This may include beds that have storage underneath or table drawers. Great New […]

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[2 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 4,241 views]

A memory foam mattress can be the key to more a dreamy night of sleep. Foam core bedding can bring a modern and advanced new way to rest. This mattressstyle can be the ultimate in comfort for all body types. There are many benefits to selecting these new sleep padding designs. Traditional beds often utilize box springs, which degrade over time. Box springs also lead to pressure points that can cause many aches. Unlike box springs, a foam core mattress often features no springs. This can reduce the wear and tear that many bedding styles experience. Foam padding that does feature springs often use advanced technology. This often includes wrapped or micro-coils that stay strong over time. There is often no need to turn or flip the bed and padding yearly. This can […]

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[2 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 5,532 views]
A Better Alternative: Bathroom In The Basement

There are many homes that would require a new bathroom to serve a growing family. This adds more convenience to a home with more members of the family needing to use the toilet. When planning to install a new bathroom most people would be thinking of having it on the other floors of the house. This can be a good choice if you don’t have a basement but most homes today would have a basement. Having a bathroom installed in the basement is a better option. This can save you on expenses that are needed to have a new bathroom in other locations of the house. A new bathroom would require you to construct new walls and piping system. This is very costly and when you plan to have it on the second […]

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[26 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 1,217 views]

There are many different vacuum cleaners that offer features that would be useful to help in cleaning your home. But one vacuum cleaner has proven to be a very good choice. With a Miele vacuum cleaner you can get the best quality and performance from this world class vacuum cleaner. This offers many feature that are very useful when you want to clean your home efficiently. The Miele brand has been around in the market for many years and has proven their quality with the different appliances they have manufactured. This brand has given the world many excellent household products that have been used by different professionals and homes. A Miele vacuum cleaner has the same quality that you would see in the different products that they have. This also performs well in […]

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[26 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 2,276 views]

There are many reasons why one would need to find bathroom ideas. His may be for a new bathroom or to renovate an existing old bathroom. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of designs that can be found to help in giving a bathroom a new look. These can be found all over the internet and with patience you would find a good design to use. The internet offers plenty of ideas to use for a new bathroom design and it is readily available. With the internet you can browse through thousands of different designs that are very good for a new bathroom as well as to make old bathroom look new. With the different sites offering various designs for your bathroom it is very important to get the one that would be […]

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[24 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 2,435 views]

Vacuum cleaners are very helpful in house cleaning. This has been around for many years helping people clean their carpets and floors. The modern vacuum cleaner has had many developments over the past years. With the start of the upright vacuum cleaner, cleaning the house was not the same without a vacuum cleaner. Now that the canister vacuum has increased its presence, it has become the preferred vacuum cleaner for most households. The canister vacuum offers many enhancements that the upright lacks. With a canister vacuum you can clean the house faster without having to move things out of the way. This is because of the hose attachments that come with it making it easier to reach under the furniture eliminating the need to move these. The canister vacuum also has the ability […]

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[8 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 2,154 views]

Modern bedroom furniture is distinguished by its clean lines. Lack of clutter is noticeable in the modern design aesthetic. It can also be referred to as somewhat of a minimalist approach. This furniture often incorporates synthetic material of some type. It may use something like vinyl or metal as part of its construction. In most cases, the color scheme for this style is monochromatic. More than just a look, the modern aesthetic is often artsy in nature. What makes a bedroom modern? Often one will find modern beds have little or no headboard. Or on the other hand, they may have an overly large headboard. In either case, it will be distinguished by clean distinct lines. In modern rooms, mattresses may rest on a simple platform. Upholstered headboards may be made in a […]

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[4 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 738 views]

Vacuum cleaning is one of the easiest ways to clean the dirt and dust off the floor of your house. A vacuum cleaner is capable of creating a vacuum flow that would suck in the dirt and debris off any surface and deposit it onto the collection bag or canister. This gives you the option to dispose of the dirt at a later time while you continue vacuuming your house. This appliance has been very beneficial to people that have carpets and pets at home as it is very difficult to remove the dust and pet hairs off the fiber of your carpet without the use of a vacuum cleaner. Getting those out of the carpet would consume a lot of time if you don’t use a vacuum. With a vacuum like the […]

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[2 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 3,959 views]

The bathroom vanity is an essential element in your bathroom that can hold the sink, cleaning supplies and other items you need to store in your bathroom. In small bathrooms the under storage that a vanity offers can provide you with an efficient way to keep your supplies out of sight. This would also be a good way to use home improvement to add some decor to your bathroom with the addition of your choice of material and design. If you are on a budget but still want to remodel your bathroom then adding second hand or discount vanities can save you money while giving you the desired design for your bathroom. You can get these from second hand shops and building supply stores. You can look for your vanity of choice at […]

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[1 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 4,949 views]

A garage is a very good home improvement addition to your house as this creates additional storage space and a place for your car to park securely. While some garages can be very expensive to build there are options that you can use to have a cheaper alternative but offer the same stability. A garage can be fairly easy to build as you don’t need to have complicated structures. The first step that you would need to do is to plan your garage construction. Having all the details worked out before starting on the work will enable you to get the materials ready beforehand. This will speed up the progress of your work. As with all garage building plans you need to also have a building permit from your local building officials. Measure […]

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[29 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 3,332 views]

Often times the garage becomes a storage area that it was not designed for. Everyone would agree that the garage is primarily built with a car in mind but as time passed there have been an accumulation of things inside. Your car may or may not fit any more inside your garage, whichever way, it is time for you to clean it up and organize. To achieve the work in a shorter time it is best to have your organizing a garage plan worked out. This will give you a list of the things that you would use like storage cabinets, bins, tools and timeline. Without a plan you would easily get distracted with your work. First you need to totally move all the things out of your garage. This way you can […]

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[20 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,314 views]

Miele has been recognized as one of the many vacuum cleaners out in the market to be able to reduce the allergens floating in the air after vacuum cleaning. This is largely due to its extraordinarily strong suction power and HEPA filter that can trap the tiny dust particles and allergens before it re-circulates the air. Miele has two main types of vacuum cleaners, the upright and the canister vacuum. If you mainly have a carpet in your home then an upright vacuum cleaner will be sufficient for your cleaning needs. Upright vacuums are specialized at cleaning the carpet that you have in your home. If you have a mix of carpeting and bare floor in your house then a canister vacuum is more suitable. This is very good at cleaning bare floor […]

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[18 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,034 views]

During the average lifespan of your bed you will be spending a lot of hours sleeping on it so finding the right one is very important. You would want a comfortable bed to sleep in every night to help your body relax and rejuvenate. Here are some helpful tips that you can use when looking for a bed. First you would want to have a bed that is large enough for you. In order to choose the right size for you lie down on the bed and have your arms outstretched like you normally do when you sleep. This way you will know how big is big enough for you. If you have a partner then you need to consider the space that both of you would occupy on the bed. Another thing […]

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[13 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,835 views]

A basement toilet is a receptacle for human waste that is located in the basement of your house. Most homeowners thinking about home improvement would want to have a toilet installed in their basement to use as a second bathroom for them or their guests. Typical basement bathrooms are not as large or as fancy as compared to the main bathroom in the house. This is because of the limited area that you can use for your bathroom in the basement. A basement bathroom may only have the toilet, a sink and a shower. In order for you to have a toilet in basement system you must have these three important components in order for it to work properly. You need to have a water supply that has enough pressure, access to a […]

Children, Home Improvement, Interior Design »

[11 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 2,304 views]

When designing a kid’s bedroom, the ultimate goal should be to create a safe haven where the child can study, play, and simply live his or her life in peace and relaxation. Many parents are at a loss as to how they should design their child’s room. However, creating a fun living space for your child to enjoy is much simpler than it seems. As long as you choose the right furniture and accessories for your kids’ rooms, it is remarkably easy to design a space that your child will appreciate and cherish for many years to come. Kids Bedding and Linens The accessories that will play the largest part in determining the overall feel of your child’s bedroom is its linens. It is usually not a wise decision to paint your child’s […]

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[22 Apr 2010 | One Comment | 1,175 views]

Okay, maybe you don’t know Tom Pollard from Budget Plumbing Online and he isn’t your favorite plumber – yet! But here are some helpful tips – including how to hire a plumber if you don’t live close enough to Greenville, SC to hire Tom! How To Save Water Check for leaks by putting dye in your toilet tank. If it shows in the bowl of the toilet then the toilet is leaking water. Always use a nozzle on your hose pipes when washing your car or home so water will not continuously run. When brushing your teeth only turn on your water when you need to rinse. Winterizing Your Plumbing Close all foundation vents and be sure crawl space doors are closed. On cold nights leave a faucet cracked open with just a […]