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Beyond the Kitchen – Cabinets For the Rest of Your Home

November 24, 2010
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Beyond the Kitchen – Cabinets For the Rest of Your Home

When you think of cabinets the first thing that probably comes to mind is the kitchen. It is indeed true that a kitchen simply wouldn’t function without them but the kitchen is far from the only room in the average home where a good looking and functional set of cabinets can make all the...
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Projects for the DIY Enthusiast – Installing a Ceramic Tile Kitchen Backsplash

November 23, 2010
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Projects for the DIY Enthusiast – Installing a Ceramic Tile Kitchen Backsplash

A kitchen backsplash design can run the gamut from the very simple to so elaborate it practically deserves the title a kitchen work of art. Traditionally glazed ceramic tile is the most popular choice of material to create a kitchen backsplash because it is not only very attractive to look at but is very...
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Top Ten Tile Installation Mistakes that Homeowners Make.

November 18, 2010
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Top Ten Tile Installation Mistakes that Homeowners Make.

Ceramic tile is a lot of things; beautiful, durable, suitable for use in any room in the home as well as outdoors. The one thing it isn’t though is particularly easy to install if you are attempting to do so for the first time. Here are the top ten tile installation mistakes homeowners make...
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Understanding Bathroom Faucet Choices

November 16, 2010
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Understanding Bathroom Faucet Choices

Although bathroom faucets may seem that they are rather inconsequential in the whole scheme of things that is actually a long way from the truth. The faucets you chose can actually seriously impact the overall look and function of your bathroom and they should always be choosen with as much care as you would...
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Tips For Choosing the Right Vacuum Cleaner to Keep Your Carpets looking Great

November 10, 2010
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Tips For Choosing the Right Vacuum Cleaner to Keep Your Carpets looking Great

Everyone knows that in order to keep your new carpet in tip top shape (as well as generally keep things clean around the house) you need a good vacuum cleaner. But Amps, HEPA filters, bags, no bags, upright, canister, wet/dry – these days it can feel like you need an advanced degree in Vacuum...
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Cork Flooring – A Great “New” Idea That is Older Than You Might Think

November 9, 2010
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Cork Flooring – A Great “New” Idea That is Older Than You Might Think

You may have been hearing recently that cork flooring is the new trend in eco friendly flooring. That cork flooring is enjoying a boost in the average residential home right now is certainly true the use of cork to create spectacular flooring is hardly new. The idea of using cork for flooring in the...
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Simple Winter Energy Savings with New Window Treatments

November 5, 2010
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Simple Winter Energy Savings with New Window Treatments

If your house is so cold you are afraid to get out of your Snuggie but don’t want to turn up your heat for fear of raising an already hefty energy bill even higher replacing your window treatments may very well be the answer to taking that chill out of the room. Window treatments...
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The Trick to a Clean Ceramic Tile Shower Every Day

November 4, 2010
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The Trick to a Clean Ceramic Tile Shower Every Day

Ceramic tile showers are beautiful to behold and fabulous to use. In fact most ceramic tile shower owners have only one single complaint. “I wish I could have a tile shower without the grout joints. It’s impossible to keep them clean” is a familiar lament. In actual fact it is far from impossible to...
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Mini Kitchen Makeovers for Those on a Tight Budget

November 4, 2010
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Mini Kitchen Makeovers for Those on a Tight Budget

Your kitchen looks more than a little dated and you are perfectly aware that a kitchen remodel would solve the problem but right now your budget just isn’t going to run to a full kitchen makeover. But don’t despair. While you are saving up for the kitchen remodel of your dreams you can implement...
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Weighing Up your Water Closet Options

October 31, 2010
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Weighing Up your Water Closet Options

A toilet is just a toilet right? Not quite. The problem is that during the planning stages of a bathroom remodel it tends to get overlooked and the homeowner and contractor  leave it out of the design plan and but the cheapest stock model at the local home store. That however can be a...
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