• Common Questions About Having A Basement Added To A Home

    The basement can be an extremely versatile room. However, there are homeowners that might not be informed about basements. This can lead to them having a series of basic questions that they need answered before being able to make decisions about their home's basement. Can A Basement Be Added To An Existing Home? It is often assumed that the only time a basement can be added to a home is at the time of construction.
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  • A Look At Knocking Down A Wall In Your House

    When you renovate your home, you may consider the possibility of knocking out a wall or two. Removing a wall can open up a kitchen or create a great room out of two smaller rooms. If the rooms in your home are small, then removing a wall gives you more space. However, interior demolition is not something to attempt by yourself unless you know what you're doing. Here are some things to know.
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  • Tips For Renting A Dumpster For A Large Home Project

    If you will soon be renovating your home, ripping out a lot of landscaping materials, or simply purging your garage, then it is vital that you rent a trash dumpster to dispose of all of the refuse generated during the project. If you have never rented a dumpster before, then you will be pleased to learn that there are many things you can do to make your project go off without a hitch.
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  • How To Remove Toys, Washcloths, And Other Strange Items From A Toilet

    It is a problem that happens in many homes with young children – the temptation to put something in the toilet that doesn't belong proves too strong. Whether it's a toy, a washcloth, or a random item from the medicine cabinet, the result is usually a clog or overflowing toilet. The following guide can help you tackle this problem. Shut off the water If the toilet is overflowing, your first task is to stop the flow.
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  • Keeping A Carpet Mud-Free During Rainy Weather

    If you have carpeting in your home, you most likely want to keep it in the best of shape so it lasts for many years. During inclement weather, carpeting is more prone to becoming dirty due to the tracking in of mud. Here are a few ideas you can use to help keep your carpeting from falling victim to damp, dirty shoes so it continues looking new for as long as possible.
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  • 3 Ideas To Help You Plan And Build Bio-Filtration For Septic Systems

    If you are looking for more environmentally-friendly solutions for your home, dealing with septic waste is important. Rather than letting it filter through the ground, you may want to improve filtration, which can be done with bio-filtration solutions. These are natural affluent filtration designs that include chambered designs with peat moss filtration or a wetland design, as well as planted drain fields. Here are some ideas to help you with the design and planning of these different types of bio-filtration systems:
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  • Three HVAC Tips For People With Dust Allergies

    Does dust leave you sneezing and tending to watery, itchy eyes? One of the biggest culprits for dust allergies in your own home is your HVAC system. Every time your furnace or air conditioner kicks on, it has the opportunity to blow dust around and right into your face. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to minimize this problem. Upgrade to a HEPA filter. Those flimsy fiberglass air filters might be okay for some people, but as someone with a  dust allergy, you need a better filter.
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  • 4 Ways To Update Your Bathroom Without A Full Remodel

    Does your bathroom look dated and drab, but you aren't ready to splurge on a full remodel? No need to fret, there are some low-cost upgrades that will breathe new life into this heavily used room. Follow the tips below to get the look of a new bathroom without the time and effort of ripping it out and starting from scratch. Tip #1: Refinish your bathtub Old bathtubs can become chipped, scratched, or stained.
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  • Make Sure You Properly Ventilate Your Foam Insulated Roof

    If you plan on using foam to keep your roof insulated, you need to make sure that there is enough air circulation around your foam insulation. You need to allow air to move around your foam insulation in order to keep moisture from building up. Here is what you need to do to keep your roof well insulated and well ventilated. Secure Sheathing Over Your Rafters If you are just building your roof, you will need to secure sheathing material over the top of your rafters.
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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Bay Windows

    Bay windows consist of a flat surface that protrudes slightly from the home. The sides of the flat surface that do not directly border the home are enclosed with windows, essentially creating a nook on which people can sit and be surrounded by windows. There are both advantages and disadvantages to bay windows. Advantages of Bay Windows If you choose to install a bay window, it is able to add a great deal of value to your home because it will make it look more aesthetically appealing.
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