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*Cozy Up Your Room with Wood Panels

July 28, 2011
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*Cozy Up Your Room with Wood Panels

Wood has always been a popular home and office finishing material because of the warmth it exudes, yet elegant enough to give your home or office a distinguished look.  Most homeowners opt for hardwood floors and furnishing.  Another option would be wood panels lining the walls or ceiling.  Wood panels can be made from...
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*Optimizing Space in a Loft

July 24, 2011
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*Optimizing Space in a Loft

Lofts are upper open spaces used for a variety of purposes.  In barns, it is often used as additional storage space.  In apartments or condominiums, lofts are built to provide extra space for a bedroom, study/office, or playroom. Due to the limited space, furnishings should be modern and provide additional storage space.  A bed...
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*Save Money on a Home Improvement Project

July 22, 2011
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*Save Money on a Home Improvement Project

Most homeowners have developed the habit of making home improvement a lower priority in their things to do because of the assumed high expense it would incur.  Unfortunately, deferring any needed home repair or improvements can eventually lead to more damage and consequently, lower home value.  On the other hand, diligently undertaking repairs and...
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*Different Types of Carpet Cleaning

July 17, 2011
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*Different Types of Carpet Cleaning

Carpets are one of the most popular types of flooring because of the limitless design, the comfort, and additional insulation it provides.  However, the critical aspect about carpet is the cleaning.  Carpets are breeding grounds for microbes and allergens.  It is essential they are cleaned regurlarly and properly.  Aside from easily accumulating dusts, dirt,...
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*The Natural Beauty of Travertine

July 16, 2011
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*The Natural Beauty of Travertine

Travertine is a type of sedimentary rock used as flooring, pathways, wall finish, or pavers.  It is usually found around hot springs or wet caves.  It typically contains various mineral deposits and has a rough texture.  It also has tiny holes made by organisms and air bubbles.  Travertine has a limited color range and...
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*How to Care for Slate Flooring

July 14, 2011
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*How to Care for Slate Flooring

Slate is a fantastic option for flooring due to its durability and natural design.  It is available as individual tiles or in larger sections with a variety of colors such as grey, green, black, brown, yellow, and more.   For outdoor flooring or walls, slate stones are usually tumbled or rough.  Indoor slate flooring...
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*Tips for Using Sandpaper

July 7, 2011
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*Tips for Using Sandpaper

Sandpaper is an important accessory for people who love wood in their home as it is used to maintain and repair wood.  It is the best tool to remove scratches, stains, and smooth the wood.  However, sandpaper is available for either commercial or industrial use and comes in different grades, grit, bonding agent, and...
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*Using Natural Stone in Your Home

July 3, 2011
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*Using Natural Stone in Your Home

Natural stone can be one of the most attractive finishing materials for any home.  It can also be used for both indoors or outdoors.  Stone exudes a natural look to any home, especially outdoors where stone pavements or landscapes are kept in their natural color and state as much as possible. Stone can also be...
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*Restoration of Wooden Decks

June 24, 2011
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*Restoration of Wooden Decks

Homes with a natural theme are usually built with wood in the front porch or in the backyard.  Wooden decks are usually made from redwood, cedar, or pine as they are resistant to insects and decay.  However, despite the durability, these decks can lose luster and become discolored over time due to weather conditions...
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*Difference Between Accessible and Universal Bathroom Design

June 19, 2011
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*Difference Between Accessible and Universal Bathroom Design

If you are planning a bathroom remodeling, it may be a good time to learn about types of bathroom design efficiently able to serve the family.  This is especially true if there are members of the family requiring specific parameters to have seniors or the handicapped use the bathroom. An accessible bathroom design ensures...
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