2014

  • Landscape Ideas: Turning Your Backyard Into A Beautiful Private Garden

    Turning the average yard into a romantic and scenic garden starts with unique landscaping.  The best backyard garden includes additions like interlocking pathways and patios, ponds, unique fountains and your favorite foliage. No matter if your backyard is small and pinned in between two neighboring yards or if it is large and sprawling over an entire acre, creating a private garden starts with putting together a landscape plan. Choosing A Focal Point
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  • 3 Tips For Preparing Your Backyard For Summertime Gatherings

    Generally the summertime is full of backyard barbecues and family games, so having a backyard that is well-equipped for these events is a great idea. There are a few different things that you can do to prepare your backyard for all of these fun gatherings with family and friends. This article will include 3 specific tips that will help you to have the best backyard possible for the summertime gatherings. 
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  • Tips To Save Money On Your Air Conditioner

    When the long, dark and cold days of winter set in, it's hard to think about your air conditioning system. But if you go through and look at how much money you spent last summer on air conditioning, you may want to start preparing and considering ways for you to save money during the upcoming and future cooling seasons. Here are some tips for you to do just that. Program Your Temperature 
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  • 3 Reasons To Choose Concrete Over Asphalt For A Driveway

    Whenever someone considers building a new driveway, he or she will inevitably end up trying to decide between asphalt and concrete. While both materials have their uses, concrete has a few advantages that asphalt cannot match. Three reasons to utilize concrete instead of asphalt are heat resistance, strength, and aesthetic appeal. Heat Resistance Asphalt suffers from several issues during the hot summer months. One major issue is that hot days can cause the asphalt to actually soften, which can cause the driveway to deform and lose its original shape.
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  • Top Common Toilet Repairs

    If you've ever had a toilet back up and/or not be able to be flushed, you know that's not a problem you want to wait for until polite business hours. It's a situation for an emergency plumbing specialist. You're not alone. The plumbing business in Canada is a six billion dollar industry. Common plumbing situations range include every thing from a clogged toilet to one that won't stop running. Most common types of toilet repairs
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  • 6 Ways To Prevent Your Home From Going Up In Smoke This Holiday

    When it comes time to start putting up holiday lights on the interior and exterior of your home, it is important that you ensure your lights are safe. This is because home fires are very common during the holiday season. If you aren't careful, your lighting display could contribute to that fire. Here are six tips to help ensure that your lighting display is installed safely: 1. Avoid Connecting Different Number Light Sets Together.
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  • Stay Warm And Secure - The Benefits Of Choosing Spray Foam Insulation

    Owning your own home can be a source of immense pride and accomplishment, but it is not without its challenges. Many people have very little baseline knowledge in some important aspects of home maintenance and damage prevention. Frequently, choosing the right insulation for your home is among those things that many people are stumped by. Below, you'll find a guide to some of the benefits for choosing spray foam insulation for your home.
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  • 4 Reasons To Have Your Furnace Inspected Before The Holidays

    During the hustle and bustle of gift shopping, holiday cooking and baking, entertaining and more, furnace repair is probably one of the last things on your mind. However, it's a good idea to have your furnace inspected by a professional before the holidays roll around. If you've never thought about it, think about these four solid reasons why. 1. Lower Your Utility Bills One reason why you might not be interested in having your furnace inspected is because you could be worried about the cost.
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  • 3 Easy Ways To Fix Your Clogged Shower Drain

    Shower drains clog quickly, especially when there are a few long-haired people living in your house. These clogs are easy to fix if you act quickly, but if you let more hair accumulate, the clog will become more than you can handle by yourself. Here are three ways to fix your clogged shower drain by yourself. Baking soda and vinegar Baking soda and vinegar react when they're combined, and this reaction is useful for more than just school science projects.
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  • Unique Landscaping Materials: Paving Options

    When it comes to your landscaping project, you want your design and materials to be as unique and full of personality as you are. However, you may not know where to start in pursing this unique style aesthetic. One place that you can start is with the paving aspect of your project. Whether it be a new driveway, sidewalk, walking path, patio, or garden border, there are a variety of opportunities for you to customize the paving in your landscaping project.
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