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Build a Mother-In-Law Apartment for Your Elderly Parent

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If you have an elderly parent who is going to be moving in with you, you might want to provide them with a space that’s built just for them. They may be moving in with you because they need a little help, but that doesn’t mean that your parent doesn’t want as much independence as possible. One way to give them that is to have something called a mother-in-law apartment.  Read More»

Three Reasons Why Your Furnace May Begin To Blow Out Air With A Foul Odor

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One of the more unpleasant possible symptoms of a furnace that needs maintenance or repair is foul smelling air exiting the unit. If your furnace is expelling smelly air, you’re obviously going to want to remedy the problem quickly. In the winter time, it’s a necessity to have your furnace running. However, a furnace unit works by blowing heated air throughout your home. Any odors in this air will rapidly spread throughout your entire home and make your interior air very unpleasant. Read More»

Tips For Refinishing Your Deck In High Humidity

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The addition of a deck can significantly increase your home’s outdoor living space. Decks constructed of wood need regular maintenance in order to ensure that they are both structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing. Refinishing your deck regularly can be a great way to keep this outdoor area in good condition, but if you live in a humid climate, then the refinishing process can be a bit tricky. Here are three tips that you can use to help ensure your deck refinishing project goes smoothly, regardless of the outdoor humidity levels. Read More»

3 Ways To Maintain Your Garage Door

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To keep your garage at its best both by the way it looks and its effectiveness, you will need to follow some maintenance tips. Some ways to keep your garage door working properly and in great condition include maintaining and repairing your springs, fine tuning your garage door opener, and getting ongoing maintenance from garage door repair professionals. Use the tips below in order to manage your garage door maintenance to the best of your ability. Read More»

Prevent Damage to Your Home: Check Your Gutters Before Old-Man Winter Arrives

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Winter is on its way, and depending on where you live, you have already had your first taste of snow. Snow and winds from snow storms can cause damage to a home, but you can keep this from happening. One thing that can cause damage is problems with your gutters. Below are some tips on checking your gutters as well as the different materials used in case you need to replace them. Read More»

3 Unique Locations Where Iron Gates Are A Great Safety Feature

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Iron gates are perfect for offering protection because of how strong and durable they are. You can also customize your iron gate so that it is the height that you’d like, the bars are as close together and as thick as you want, and the entry system for opening the actual gate is as secure as you want it to be. While you generally think of an iron gate being placed in front of your home to secure your fencing, there are also other locations where iron gates can be installed and still offer security. Read More»

How to Find a Plumbing Leak in Your Home

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If your water bill has recently shot up without any obvious reason, then it is very likely that your home has an undetected water leak. Even a small water leak can discharge a very significant amount of water over a month’s time, and this can cost you a lot of money. Since the leaking water can damage your home and landscaping if not quickly resolved, it is vital that you determine the source of the leak and take corrective action. Read More»

Learn How A Contractor Can Repair A Sagging Automatic Gate

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An automatic gate that is anchored in the soil will often start to sag over time if the brace posts that it is attached to are not properly anchored into the ground. As the gate opens and closes, the brace posts pull out of the ground and start to lean toward the gate. A sagging gate can hit cars as they go in and out of the gate and cause a lot of damage that will need to be repaired. Read More»

How To Refinish A Parquet Floor

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If you have a faded parquet wood floor, or if it no longer blends with your decor, you don’t have to replace the whole floor. Parquet flooring is made of pieces of wood laid in various patterns, which makes it a challenge to refinish. It still is possible for a beginning DIY enthusiast to refinish parquet floors. Here are some tips to refinish a parquet floor. Prepare to Work For this project, you need:  Read More»

3 Tips For Making A Home In A Hot Climate More Efficient

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When it comes to home renovations, efficiency is in. Not only does making a home more efficient save money over time, it also helps the environment. One thing that homeowners need to know when renovating their homes to be more efficient is that it’s not one-size-fits-all. Homes in colder climates in the US have different needs than homes in hotter climates. Here are three tips for creating a more efficient home in an area with a hot climate. Read More»