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  1. Three Types of Lighting for Room Remodeling By Jeanette Joy Fisher
    When remodeling a room, choosing the correct lighting is one of the most important considerations. Proper lighting sets the atmosphere of the room, creates a particular mood, or provides accent to an architectural style. Lighting also accentuates the good aspects of a room or disguises a room’s shortcomings.There are three main types of lighting, general, task, and accent. Each has its own specific uses, depending on a room’s needs.General LightingGeneral lighting is sometimes called ambient l…


  2. Methods of Porcelain and China Collectible Repair for Lladro and Hummel Figurines By Charlie Foster
    If you have ever broken one of your family heirlooms or a treasured collectible it is a good idea to understand what your options are for a successful restoration.Most restoration companies offer four types of repair:1. Rebonding : Re-assembly of existing Pieces without any color restoration. This type of repair is the least expensive.2. Invisible : Where the repair is finally retouched, to match the surrounding decoration and finish. The majority of repairs of this type, are invisible to the …


  3. Home Inspection Basics By Edward Fenner
    The Home InspectorWhen you think about it, it is a bit odd. A person hires a stranger to snoop around another stranger’s house for a couple hours and report back. It’s sounds rather like someone hiring a burglar to case a house for a robbery. The major difference is that the owner of the home is a willing participant, too, and that everything is actually quite legal and above board. The motive of the buyer is, of course, to make sure that he or she doesn’t get ‘robbed’ with a broken-down furna…


  4. The Benefits of Steel Storage Buildings By Peter Emerson
    Steel is gaining in popularity as a building material due to the many options it offers, its strength, and its affordability. Steel storage buildings are one of the many options available; they range from airplane hangars to garden sheds. The most popular use for steel storage buildings is as self-storage units. Security, space, strength and low maintenance are some of the advantages.Steel is the preferred choice for storage buildings as it is strong enough to resist extreme weather conditi…


  5. The Home Improvement Nightmare-Who's To Blame and How To Avoid It By Hank Jaworowski
    Unless you live in a remote part of the country with no television, newspaper or other people to talk to, there is a good chance you have heard or read about a home improvement scam or project gone wrong. It seems to be a fact in this country that when you go about doing a home improvement project you will usually encounter countless problems, delays and shoddy work.The home improvement experience leaves most people stressed and vowing never to do another project again! So it is not surprisin…


  6. The Faucet: A Deciding Factor By Leon Chaddock
    In the design of your new kitchen, the faucet can be one of the largest, most critical aspects of it all. In many cases, you will find that a beautiful one can be the completion of a beautiful kitchen. But how should you decide and what should you look for in the ones that you consider? If you walk into any home improvement store, you are likely to find many to choose from. It can become overwhelming even.Even though it can be somewhat difficult for you to find the faucet that you know is …


  7. Feng Shui Interprets Opposites and Extremes By Kartar Diamond
    The Tai Chi (Yin-Yang) symbol is a circle split in half, with a thick white part narrowing into a black section which widens towards the white part on the other end. The black part represents feminine energy and the white part represents masculine, as in night verses day, cold verses hot.The little dots in the center of each thick part, acknowledge that nothing is "all black or all white." There is a little bit of the opposite or polarity in everything, in the same way that men have some fema…


  8. Recovering From a Failed Home Project By Robert Kempe
    Everyone has a home project haunting them from their past. The objective was to upgrade their existing home, but it just didn’t turn out the way they originally envisioned. When this happens, what do you do now? I always smile and say “Punt!” In the real world we can’t punt, but we do have choices. One solution is to make it a work of modern art or the more common decision is to fix the problem and finish as planned.Let’s assume you have all the correct tools and are skilled on how to u…


  9. Work From Home and Make Money from On-line Rewards and Incentives Programs By Gerardas Norkus
    You'll be amazed at how much free money you can make when you work from home answering surveys, accepting offers, and reading e-mails. Simple tasks like these can help you earn cash without leaving the house.Get Paid to Work From Home... It's Easy!We could all use some extra money now and again. Now, there are Internet rewards programs that make it possible to work at home and earn cash.There's so much you could do with some extra cash every month. But getting an extra job will take too much t…


  10. Planning Permission Tips UK - Loft Conversions in UK Properties - Do They Add Value? By Martin Meaks
    We get a great many requests to view the potential of Loft conversions. This type of extension has remained fairly popular since I first started designing property & is perhaps even more in demand now than ever before - especially in dense urban areas where the alternative choices for that fourth bedroom are somewhat limited.Now, the popular press would have you believe that they do not add value or have limited appeal. However, that blanket broad brush, slightly disrespectful opinion does n…


  11. Marble and Granite – What Produces the Shine? By David Andrew Smith
    Many people make the assumption that marble, granite and other finely polished natural stones shine because a ‘polish’ has been added to them. Nothing could be further from the truth.Natural stones are made of crystals. The crystals are made up of different minerals. Each mineral forms a different crystal shape. These different crystals interlock together to make up the stone. When stone is first quarried it has a very rough texture to its surface as it breaks along the crystal joints. By usin…


  12. Ideas For Interior Design By Rosemary Leake
    Ideas for interior design are a dime a dozen these days. In fact, you can likely watch one hour of television dedicated to the subject and come away with enough information to design an entire home. The problem with the tv-to life application of ideas for interior design is that, to begin with, they are difficult to document. Unless you sit beside or in front of the tv, scribbling madly onto a piece of paper, it is tough to actually hang on to all of the ideas you might get from the show. Also…


  13. Refinish Your Hardwood Floor Like a Pro By Dan Farrell
    This article is written by a pro of refinishing hardwood floors since I have done too many to count. Maybe 300 would be a good guess. My father was in the business full time (as well as aluminum windows and doors (which I'll write another article about that soon) and while I attended college, and for a short time after, I worked with him as well as on my own refinishing hardwood floors.In fact, I just did my mother-in-law's last summer and my back still hurts!Before you even think of starting …


  14. How to Paint Your Own Artwork - And Save Money By Catherine Calder
    Everyone wants to save money. Don't you? Well, painting your own, color matched art can be a lot easier than you might think!Usually the picture that you want for your room will have an outrageous price. Or maybe you just can't find anything that matches your new color scheme?There is a simple way to paint your own pictures and save a fortune. Not only will you save money but you can exactly match your décor as well. Use this easy method and you can make your own unique pictures.First dec…


  15. Quick and Dirty Guide to Wood Flooring By M J Plaster
    If you've always longed for hardwood floors, you're in good company. While soft wooden floors date back to the Colonial era, hardwood floors first burst on the scene in the late 17th century. If you only know that you want hardwood floors gracing your home, read this quick and dirty guide so that your head won't spin when you talk with your contractor. This ten-minute read will guide you through the basics of wood species, grades, types and styles.Wood SpeciesWith over 50 wood species availabl…


  16. An Introduction to Air Compressors By Steve Valentino
    Air compressors are widely used among American manufacturers, industries and are often valuable components in automotive functions. Air compressors are typically available as both gas and electrically powered devices. It usually costs quite a bit to operate the compressors effectively, and this can form a large part of a business's utility budget.Air compressors are often the single most important source of energy; they are also one of the largest expenses, both in terms of purchase and mainte…


  17. Can Carpet Cleaners Clean Air Ducts With Their Vacuum? By Pat Johnson
    "If an inexperienced company fails to follow proper duct cleaning procedures, their cleaning can actually cause more indoor air quality problems. Inadequate vacuum collection systems can release more dust, dirt and other contaminants into the indoor air than if they had left the ducts alone"Reprinted from an EPA study released in October 1997.I have one question for you... Would you hire an Air Duct Cleaning company to clean your carpets?Be very skeptical of carpet cleaners that claim to be…


  18. Basement Remodeling Begins With Dependable Waterproofing By Robert Clarke
    Basement remodeling can add lots of extra living space to your home but beware; basement water leakage could put a real damper on your hopes if not properly corrected.There are two conditions you must address for a dry basement, actual water leakage and condensation. Water leakage is a pretty obvious concern to homeowners but many are unaware of the problems that high humidity can cause to a finished basement.Humidity ProblemsBecause a basement is below ground, it will be naturally cooler than…


  19. Time To Replace Shingles? By Kris Koonar
    Replacing Composition (Asphalt) Shingles The shingles on your roof are an important component of your home. However, most of us don’t think about them until something goes wrong. Composition shingles are made with a combination of materials, including a core of felt or fiberglass matting impregnated with asphalt and then covered with mineral particles. These types of shingles are designed to last 15 to 25 years (sometimes 30 years), after which they need to be replaced. Usually, a new layer o…


  20. Tools: Purchasing For A Gift By Leon Chaddock
    Before you head to the local hardware store to purchase the set of screwdrivers for your tool present to give this year, take some time to find the right gift for your loved one. Let’s face it, dad has a garage full of tools and you have no real idea as to what is out there. Do you really think you are qualified to purchase the tools that he needs? Maybe you should leave that up to him. But, if you are dead set and giving tools as a gift, think about this first.Remember, the garage is not …


  21. Factors that Constitute a Quality Laminate Floor By Barry Hutch
    Laminate floors range in price from 0.89c s/f to as much as $7.99 s/f. So why should you spend the big bucks, when at the end of the day they all look the same?First let us analyze the warranty factors. An entry level laminate floor which sells for in the region of 0.89c s/f to $1.39s/f probably comes with a warranty ranging from between 10 to 15 years, as opposed to a better quality laminate that sells for more and carries a warranty ranging from 25 years to lifetime. A comprehensive laminate…


  22. Pre-Fabricated Steel Buildings By Peter Emerson
    More and more construction is being done with steel in recent years, as more people learn about the many benefits of using steel vs. other construction materials. One of the many features offered when building with steel is the option to purchase a prefabricated steel building.Prefabricated steel buildings can be anything from simple storage structures to complex steel framed office buildings. Prefabricated steel buildings cost less than most other types of buildings for a number of reasons. …


  23. Log Homes - Finding the Perfect Log Home Plan By Al Hearn
    One of the first steps in building a log home is deciding on a floorplan. Many people spends months, or even years, searching for the perfect plan. However, it doesn't have to be that difficult.Most log home companies have a portfolio of standard plans that are published in plan books, in log home magazines, and on company web sites. Many companies also have an additional portfolio of modified standard plans that they sometimes don't promote — but will show if asked. Most have an architectural…


  24. Unwelcome Guests: Furry Visitors; Part III By Gil Strachan
    The safest and easiest way to keep animals out of your home, is to eliminate all points of entry. Bats and mice can fit through openings that you might not even get a finger into! High-grade caulking, sheet metal and wire mesh are among the more popular materials you can utilize. Keeping food, garbage and water under cover will make your home less desirable to animals.Look for bite marks on doors, window frames, wiring and food packages. Droppings may be visible and sounds may be audible, …


  25. Moisture / Mildew Problems: Q & A By Gil Strachan
    Q: Gil, I think we have a mildew problem. It causes problems for my daughter when she comes to visit ... We think we may have to remove all the panelling and carpeting, apply something to kill the mildew on the walls and floors and refinish the affected basement rooms. -Helen BatesA: It might not be necessary or advantageous to tear up the whole basement at this point. At any rate, if you don't remove the conditions which are supporting the growth of mildew, you'll likely have a recurrance. It…






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