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Fun DIY Ideas For Repurposing Your Old Patio Screen Doors

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Patio screen doors are a fantastic way to keep bugs out while enjoying the fresh air from nature. However, screen isn’t made to last forever, and eventually your screen door will wear out and need to be replaced. If you don’t know what to do with the leftover patio screen doors, here are some fun DIY projects that let you repurpose that screen door. Mold and Deckle You can make your very own paper with a screen door. A mold and deckle can be made from a screen door by using the screen door section for the mold, and building your...

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The Benefits Of Water Softerners In The Home

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether your old water softener needs repaired or you are looking to buy one for the first time, you might want to learn about the benefits of having a water softener in the house. Take a moment to check out the following benefits of the softener so you know just what it is you would be missing out on if you do not have a working softening system in your house. You Will Feel Cleaner When you take a shower with soft water, you will find that your skin and your hair will feel a lot softer. You will not have that dry scaly feeling that you would...

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3 Reasons To Install Interior Custom Shutters

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are looking to cover your windows from the inside, it’s probably instinct to head to a big box store to pick up a few pairs of mini blinds. Although blinds might do the job, there is one option that is a whole lot better: custom shutters. Shutters, which are typically made out of wood or heavy-duty plastic, can be made-to-measure for your windows and can provide a beautiful, customized look to your home. These are a few reasons why you should install custom shutters inside your windows, rather than purchase mini blinds. 1. Find a...

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Make Your Small Space Perfect: Studio Decorating Tips

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A studio apartment may seem restricting, but it provides a certain kind of freedom. First, studios are less expensive than other apartments with rooms. This means that you may be able to afford a studio in a luxury building more easily. Studios also mean less people expecting to stay over, so you will always have your home to yourself! The biggest problem in a studio is making use of every small square footage of space. Appointing mixed use furniture will help you accomplish this feat and keep your apartment stylish. Make your walls into...

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The Most Popular Wood Species For Hardwood Flooring

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’ve been shopping for new flooring recently, you undoubtedly know that there is a large selection of products on the market today, including everything from vinyl to traditional hardwood. Although it’s been around for centuries, hardwood flooring still offers a number of benefits. It’s durable, easy to care for and very versatile. In fact, one of the most difficult aspects of shopping for hardwood flooring is deciding just which wood species is right for your home. There are literally dozens from which to choose....

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Best Summer-Flowering Bulbs To Plant In The Spring

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Although planting flower bulbs is most often associated with the fall, there are dozens of vibrant flowers that grow from bulbs planted in the spring, usually after the last frost in your area. If you didn’t get around to planting bulbs last fall or if you’d like to continue the spring riot of color on through summer, there are plenty of summer bulbs to try. 1. Cannas. These tall, broad-leafed plants produce vibrant pink, red, orange and yellow flowers on tall stalks from mid-July through September. Though sometimes called...

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Tips For Creating Cohesion Between Patios And Gardens

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You probably want some distinction between your patio and garden. However, cohesion between the two spaces increases your enjoyment of both. If the lines between outdoor living space and garden are blurred, it’s almost as if you’re extending the living space into the garden. Creating cohesion between your patio and garden not only blends the two spaces, the plants add beauty and privacy. Include Built-in Planters As you plan your patio design, include planters built right in. Space them around the patio, and plant them with...

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Furnish Your First Apartment For Cheap: Three Places To Find Inexpensive Furniture

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You have just signed the lease on your first apartment and you can’t wait to move in. However, your excitement is curtailed and quickly turns to nervousness when you start thinking about all of the expenses that come along with your new digs. The money you need for rent and utilities doesn’t leave much in your budget for furnishings, but you don’t want to sit on milk crates and eat on top of cardboard boxes. Stop fretting. With a frugal mindset, you can furnish your first apartment, making it look great and feel like home....

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Tips For Getting The Firm Mattress Of Your Dreams

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Shopping for new mattresses can be quite an experience for some people. This type of purchase is considered as a long-term investment, which is why it makes sense to ensure that you choose the correct type of mattress. There are a number of things you will need to take into consideration when finding the correct mattress, and no matter what, you need to attempt to try before you buy. You can do this by visiting a mattress store.  Pillow Top Mattresses This is a cushioned material that lies over mattresses. Thicker options are ideal for...

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Tips For Organizing Your Storage Unit

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Renting a storage unit is a great way to hold on to all of those items that you only use occasionally without allowing them to clutter your home. Unfortunately, retrieving your items from a storage unit can be time consuming and labor intensive if you do not take the time to organize your unit from the start. Thankfully, the tips below can help you to effectively organize your unit so that finding the items you need becomes a piece of cake. Color Code Your Box Labels Stopping to read each and every label on each and every box can easily take...

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