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How to Install Weather Stripping

Save money on your energy bill; keep your home cozy or cool. These are some of the benefits of a well-sealed home. Weather stripping around doors and windows can eliminate draftiness and make your home more comfortable. If you have the experience, installing your own weather stripping is a simple DIY project. Here’s a helpful…

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This holiday season, give the gift of home services

You’re probably familiar with the whole trend around “gift experiences,” for example giving his-and-her cooking classes to a happy couple in your life, or online guitar classes to the aspiring musician. Those gift ideas are all well and good, but for an experience that will truly keep on giving, why not think about home services…

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How to Hang Fairy and String Lights

Fairy lights and string lights are the perfect complements to everything from backyard weddings to fireplace mantles. Learn the difference between the fairy and string lights to maximize safety and get the best overall value. On this Page: Should I buy fairy lights or string lights? Hanging fairy lights indoors How to hang curtain lights…

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500 years of evolution of living room interior design

500 years of living room interior design

A living room is more than just a place to sit. Your living room’s interior design, whether stylish and spotless or homely and haphazard, is an expression of who you are. Though Ancient Egyptians started the trend of decorating their home interiors, the art of creating an inspiring space to live really took off in…

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Master Bathroom With Tile Flooring

Best Bathroom Flooring

Best Use with Caution Avoid Porcelain Tile Bamboo Carpet Vinyl Sheets or Tile Stone Tile Hardwood Luxury Vinyl Plank Laminate & Engineered Woods Choose a beautiful floor that matches the rest of your home’s design, but also withstand the constant onslaught of water and humidity. If you choose the wrong material you might quickly end…

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Cost of Sustainable Home Living

More people are talking about sustainable housing as the changes in our environment become clearer. What is a Sustainable House? In short, sustainable housing is simply a house that is built with recycled or eco friendly materials and habits in mind. This includes the actual materials used to construct the house and the way that…

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3 At-Home Safety Issues for Children with ADHD and How to Prevent Injury

Your home should be a haven for every member of your family. All parents know there are at-home safety precautions they need to take in order to protect their kids. However, if you’re the parent of a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), your living space may pose additional dangers to your little one when their…

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porcelain vs ceramic tiles

Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile: Which is Better?

On This Page: What’s the Difference Between Porcelain and Ceramic Tile? Porcelain and ceramic tiles are often considered one in the same. However, there are significant differences in each tile’s porosity and makeup. Though both are made of clay baked in a kiln, that’s where their similarities end. Ceramic – made of red, white, or…

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What Do I Do If My Home Has Mercury?

What is mercury? Mercury is a metallic element that is liquid at room temperature. You may know it as “quicksilver,” though it was originally named hydrargyrum — hence its chemical symbol, Hg. Mercury occurs naturally in the earth’s crust and has three forms: elemental, inorganic, and organic. Types of Mercury Mercury Compound About Exposure Risks…

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