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10 Easy Home Updates To Do In 2016

Posted on Jan 02, 2016 in Home Improvement

Become a King or Queen of DIY this year!

My friends at Hometalk bloggers have put together a great list of amazing home updates that can help you get your best home this year. What's best is that these are all easy to do within any significant time and financial investment and some are quite cool (I especially love #7).1. Organize Under Your Kitchen...

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Let's Hear it for Great Customer Service

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 in Home Improvement

One of my biggest pet peeves is the fact that real customer service seems to be a thing of the past. Good service is often as simple as basic good manners and a pleasant personality and yet this seems harder and harder to come by. In restaurants servers seem to be under the impression that they can deliver poor service and still be assured a tip, n...

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It's So Easy, Being Green

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 in Home Improvement

With oil and natural gas prices rocketing, a renewed interest in keeping heating costs under control has has been sparked. Homeowner's have an ignited passion in understanding energy saving methods. If you're in this boat, stuck in cold waters, here are some tips for energy saving tricks of the trade.

If you're living in a home with a furnace that's...

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Lighten up your space

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 in Home Improvement

The secret is out! The single most important element in decorating is lighting. 

Most people forget to apply this concept. When preparing a home for sale old lighting fixtures show your homes age. Lighting fixtures set the tone for your decorating theme and add drama. Updating your lighting guarantees a better first impression. The end result is a wa...

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Reducing the damage of drafts

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 in Home Improvement

Can a draft through a window or door cause damage? It can. Damage to your bank account! A single, seemingly minor, draft through a window can increase your energy bill by as much as 3%. In addition, a damp draft can make a room feel colder than it really is, while a dry draft can cause dry throats and skin.

So it pays to pay attention to drafts in y...

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Renovating an Older Home with Asbestos

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 in Home Improvement

Guest blog by Brian Turner (http://www.mesothelioma.com/blog/authors/brian/bio.htm)

It is not uncommon for older homes to contain asbestos. This hazardous chemical can be found in walls and in ceilings. The problem that many people face is the fact that they renovate older homes and stir up a lot of this dust. First, you need to know what asbestos c...

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