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Decorate Your Home With Area Rugs

(April 07, 2007)  Area rugs have been around for centuries. In modern decorating the usages seems to have peaks and valleys that cycle ever 10 to 15 years. Right now, area rugs are definitely the “in" floor covering. There are a number of reasons for their current popularity. Carpeting in one manner or ..

Window Styles

(April 07, 2007)  Before choosing windows for a new home or windows to replace your current units, you should be aware of your alternatives. Depending on the manufacturer, each of these styles is available in wood, plastic, aluminum, and combinations of those materials. This article will discuss the different ..

Replacing A Toilet

(April 03, 2007)  Replacing a toilet is not a complex project, however it does require some physical strength and in many cases the ability to work in tight, and constricted areas. The parts that you will need are: Toilet – either one piece or a bowl and tank combo. Toilet Gasket – wax or urethane ring that ..

Repairing A Toilet

(April 03, 2007)  With a few simple tools, anyone can repair a malfunctioning toilet. Basic Toilet Construction: Toilets are simple devices and they are all work in a very similar manner. They are based on two items, a bowl and a tank although some manufacturers have models where they have molded these two items ..

Finishing A Basement

(March 29, 2007)  Finishing basement space is one way to add living expense relatively economically. The box structure of floor, walls, and ceiling is already in place; all you have to do is add the finishes. One of the keys to keeping the cost down is to properly plan out the basement renovation and to the various .

Slate & Tile Roofing - The Facts!

(March 21, 2007)  Cement & Clay Tile Roofing: Available in many different shapes and colors, manufactured from clay or concrete, roofing tiles are increasing in popularity as a finished roofing material throughout North America. They bring a rich, elegant and beautiful aesthetic quality to any property and ..

Interlocking Concrete Paving Stones

(March 18, 2007)  Interlocking paving stones have become a very popular addition to landscaping projects. Made by molding concrete in forms, the pavers come in a variety of textures, colors, shapes, and sizes providing the ability to match and compliment brick and stone veneers used elsewhere on the adjacent ..

Decorative Concrete Techniques

(March 17, 2007)  Plain grey concrete is drab and has little if any aesthetic appeal. There are numerous techniques now available to enhance the appearance of a poured concrete slab. These processes can be used on any concrete slab around pools, patios, walkways, and driveways. It should be noted that with the ..

Central Vacuum Systems For Your Home

(March 13, 2007)  What is a central vacuum system? A central vacuum system is made up of a group of inlets that are connected via piping to an integral power and canister unit. The inlets are generally wall mounted, but can also be floor mounted. Each inlet allows you to vacuum 700 to 800 square feet. A flexible ..

Choosing The Right Countertop - Part 1

(March 01, 2007)  Countertops are a focal point in a kitchen or bathroom. You have many choices of material, each has advantages and disadvantages – learn which is best for you! Concrete Concrete countertops are generally produced by casting them in custom made molds matching the size, shape, and cutouts of the ..

Considering Hardwood Flooring For Your Home? Follow Our Che ...

(February 26, 2007)  Determining what flooring should go into what room is a major decision. Few individuals plan on changing flooring on a regular basis, so the decision on what kind of floor is a decision that we will live with for generations to come. It is important to consider all the aspects of the flooring from ..

What Is Laminate Flooring?

(February 25, 2007)  Laminate flooring is not natural hardwood, it is a manufactured product generally made up of four layers of material. The following information applies to most of the medium and high quality laminate flooring products. Some of the very low cost products on the market may not be manufactured in this .


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