Strip Or Parquet Solid Wood Floors...Which Will Be Best For Your Home?

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Whether you are tired of the musty carpets in your home storing allergens that can make it miserable to be at home or the scratches and damage to your existing floors can no longer be ignored, choosing the right type of wood floors is an important decision. Wood flooring provides the aesthetic appeal and long life that most homeowners want without the potential for allergic reactions that few people want. Two of the most common types of wood that can be used for new solid flooring are strip and parquet and the following information will be useful as you determine which type of solid wood floor is best for your home.

4 January 2017

Jack Frost Nipping At Your... Double-Paned Windows? Here's What You Need To Know!

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Ah, frost. Frost is a sign that 'tis the season to be jolly and all that holiday jazz, but frost in between your double-paned windows is a sign of a problem. Here's what you should know if you can't see through your window due to frost in between the panes.  Frost is trapped, frozen moisture While it's obvious that frost is frozen moisture, many people do not realize that there should not be any moisture in between the panes of a double-paned window.

19 December 2016

Planning A Custom Home? 3 Must-Have Features That Will Make Life More Pleasant

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If you're in the market for a new home, don't buy one that's someone else's dream home. Hire a contractor to design a custom home especially for you. Choosing a custom home will allow you to add features that you might not find anywhere else. It will also give you the opportunity to add some features that you might not have thought of yet. While you're working on the design for your new home, here are three features you should add to the plans.

1 November 2016

When To Invest In A Boundary Survey

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Locating property lines can be challenging in a changing landscape. This is especially true for properties that haven't exchanged hands in several years and have old property descriptions listed on the deed. Rather than relying on what your eyes can see, it's always best to invest in a boundary survey when you need accurate information about property lines. Here are three situations where a boundary survey can prove invaluable. 1. When you intend to subdivide your land.

1 November 2016

Just Bought A Home With A Gravel Yard When You Really Want Grass Instead?

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Because of water conservation efforts, there's been a lot of focus in the last few years on "hardscaping" rather than landscaping—but that might not be the best thing for you if you've just moved into a house where you plan on raising a family and you want a yard with grass for the kids to play. If you're looking at a backyard full of gravel that you'd like to see turned into a place that kids can play, here are some suggestions that should make it easier to accomplish.

17 October 2016

Make Sure Your Home's Electrical System Is Ready For Winter

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In just a short amount of time, the harshness of winter will be here. As a result, you're likely taking action around your home to prepare. Make sure you aren't overlooking your electrical system during this process. Here are a handful of tips to get your home's electrical system ready for winter. Invest In A Surge Protector Now is an excellent time to invest in a surge protector. During the winter, heavy snow and ice are enough to completely knock out the power in a home.

28 September 2016

Why Hardwood Is Great For Bathroom Floors

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Over the years, you are probably going to need to update the flooring in your bathroom. This is a room that has a lot of moisture, which can be very damaging to floors. Even if you have a durable, waterproof flooring product like tile or hardwood, you will probably need to change it at some point. This article explains the advantages of installing composite hardwood in a bathroom. Of course, hardwood will not last forever, but composite products with laminated finish will be just as durable as tile or natural stone floors.

7 September 2016