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What To Consider When Buying Flooring

by on 04/03/2015 - 02:26 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Décor & Lighting, Kitchen & Bath

By Monica Guhde
Owner, Guhde Flooring America
There is a lot to consider when you choose flooring for your home. The decisions you make are likely to be based on a combination of appearance, comfort, durability, maintenance, and price.
For many people, appearance is going to be at the top of the list. Putting budget limitations aside, everybody has in his or her mind an image of how they want their room to look. Since the floor is usually the largest surface in the room—apart from the ceiling—it has a major impact on the appearance of the rest of the room. If you plan to redecorate an entire room, the floor is the place to lay the foundation for color and style. Al ...

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Preventing Mold And Mildew In Your Ba...

by on 04/03/2015 - 01:51 pm
Categories: Garage/Basement/Storage, Home Exteriors

Your basement may be a safe haven for mold and mildew. Here’s what you can do to put a stop to a growing problem.
Because basements are underground, surrounded by soil, they’re usually cool, dark, and damp, perfect conditions for mold and mildew.
Mold growth looks and smells disgusting, but it might not be that bad if it were just contained to the basement. Unfortunately, most homes are equipped with heating and cooling systems that help spores move from the basement to the living room, kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms. So, unless you’re willing to quarantine off the basement and go without AC in the summer, you need to find a solution to the mold problem.
For a short-te ...

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Precision Overhead Garage Door Celebr...

by on 04/03/2015 - 09:36 am
Category: Garage/Basement/Storage

By Jeffery Ware
Co-Owner, Precision Overhead Garage Door Service
Muttley Crew is a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs from all walks of life, including pit bulls—a largely misunderstood breed that often ends up abandoned, even when its temperament and demeanor are similar to any other canine.
Recently, Precision Overhead Garage Door Service sponsored a special event in coordination with Muttley Crew, called “Mardi Paws,” which helped to raise awareness and funding for pit bull rescue. Held Saturday, February 28, the event was also made possible by several other local organizations, making it a team effort to pull off.
My business partner and I are in a po ...

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Five Good Reasons To Splurge On Mulch

by on 03/27/2015 - 12:37 pm
Category: Lawn & Garden

By Jeremy Smith
President, Smith Bros. Mulch
We all want our gardens to be lush and verdant without spending a lot of green. But when it comes to laying a foundation for our flower and vegetable beds, scrimping on mulch is no bargain.
Here are five reasons why quality mulch is a good investment:
1. It protects soil and plant roots
High-quality mulch shields the soil from the effects of extreme weather, including heat damage from the sun and heaving from repeated melting and refreezing.
2. It saves money on watering and soil replacement
You will reach for the garden hose less often because premium mulch slows evaporation, which, in turn, keeps the soil moist longer. It also coaxes the ...

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How To Buy A Hot Tub

by on 03/26/2015 - 11:46 am
Categories: Décor & Lighting, Home Technology

By Alex Nemet
Owner, Northeast Factory Direct
Hot tub spas are a popular addition to your home. Whether entertaining friends or relaxing in your own private oasis, a hot tub takes the phrase “comforts of home” to a whole new level. Once you’ve decided to purchase a hot tub spa, there are many things to consider before you take the plunge.
Ninety percent of hot tubs are purchased for the patio or deck outside of the home. Ten percent are placed inside the home usually in a master bedroom suite, on an enclosed porch, or in a finished basement. If you’re in the minority, be sure you have sufficient ventilation for your indoor space to allow for the heat and steam to e ...

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The Anatomy Of A Hardwood Floor

by on 03/25/2015 - 01:43 pm
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

By Monica Guhde
Owner, Guhde Flooring America
We all love the look of a gleaming hardwood floor, but what we cannot see underneath it is just as important. If you are planning to install hardwood flooring in your home, you need to understand the anatomy of a floor before you start the installation.
To prevent squeaky floors, you need to make sure the joists are properly installed. Joists are cross beams that frame the floor, either sitting atop the foundation of the house or holding up the upstairs floors. They provide the structural support of a floor so it will be stable and secure. Ideally, you want the joists to run perpendicular to the flooring. If the flooring must run paral ...

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5 Ways To Create An Outdoor Oasis

by on 03/24/2015 - 11:04 am
Categories: Building & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

By Chris Peters
Owner, Peters Professional Landscaping
At last it’s time to flock to the great outdoors of our own backyards. As you rediscover your personal oasis, here are some helpful guidelines to creating an inviting al fresco space that’s uniquely you.
The Top Five outdoor living must-haves to consider are:
Green it up
No matter the size of your outdoor living area, it’s good to begin by balancing the hardscape (where dining and lounging furniture will be) with the softscape (landscaping). Selecting the ideal trees, shrubs, and flowers to plant can provide you with a vivid backdrop as well as cozy privacy throughout spring, summer, and fall.
Take a seat
When pl ...

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How Do Consignment Shops Work?

by on 03/23/2015 - 12:24 pm
Category: Décor & Lighting

By Susan Brown
Owner, Consign Home Couture
Nothing turns a house into a home like specialty furnishings that create personal touches. Unfortunately, nothing breaks a budget like specialty furnishings that create personal touches. One solution at your fingertips is to try consigning.
A consignment boutique takes in trendy, underutilized furnishings and décor from clients and makes those items available to the marketplace. The shops are run by entrepreneurs with a disposition for outstanding customer service, so they broker top quality merchandise that is both appealing as well as competitively priced to sell. As a result, these boutiques bring to customers a terrific variety that y ...

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A Day Working At Precision Overhead G...

by on 03/20/2015 - 04:32 pm
Category: Garage/Basement/Storage

Precision Garage Door technician Matt Petroff describes a typical day working as one of the green spring guys.
No two jobs are identical, which makes problem-solving skills a must at Precision. Each technician is the master of his own office, which also doubles as a truck. Technicians are responsible for replenishing their own supplies from the main office, which gives them an amount of autonomy in the way each job is done.
Mechanical know-how isn’t all it takes, though. Working at Precision is as much about customer service and relationships as it is about hands-on repair. Most homeowners aren’t garage door experts, so it’s the technician’s job to effectively liste ...

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Home Models at Mallard's Edge

by on 03/13/2015 - 02:22 pm
Category: Building & Remodeling

The homes at Mallard’s Edge were designed to give homeowners value, comfort, and beautiful golf course views, with a reasonable price tag.
Since different homeowners have different needs, Mallard’s Edge offers several models to best suit every a variety of lifestyles. There are some constants though. Every Mallard’s Edge home comes standard with Andersen windows, stainless steel appliances, custom kitchen cabinetry, and a lifetime warrantied roof.
When designing the homes at Mallard's Edge, owner Ronald Palmer set out to achieve manageable comfort. That meant creating open spaces that showcased natural light and the beauty of the surrounding golf course. Mallard's Edge ho ...

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