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*Great Choices for Nursery Flooring

June 19, 2012
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*Great Choices for Nursery Flooring

Decorating a nursery ahead of a new arrival can be a lot of fun for parents but it is not without its difficulties. For instance, choosing a flooring option for the new baby’s room can pretty complex. What is going to be stylish yet safe for baby once he or she begins to crawl?...
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*Hardwood Flooring and The Janka Scale

May 8, 2012
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*Hardwood Flooring and The Janka Scale

When you begin shopping for new hardwood floors, one of the things you will notice rather quickly is in all the magazines you read, and the salespeople in all the flooring stores will start talking about a certain hardwood species’ rating on the Janka scale. The first thing cropping up in the average homeowner’s...
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*Pet Friendly Flooring Ideas

August 28, 2011
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*Pet Friendly Flooring Ideas

Most families love to have pets in their home. Although, many hold off on pets because of the possible effects it would have on flooring and furnishings. No matter how well a pet is potty-trained, accidents still happen. Pets can actually ruin a good carpet or hardwood floors. Though there are remedies when such...
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*Tips for Studio Apartment Design

August 7, 2011
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*Tips for Studio Apartment Design

Young single men and women who are just starting out on their own usually begin with a studio apartment or an efficiency apartment.  A studio or efficiency apartment is a small one-room area which accommodates the living room, sleeping area, kitchen, and bathroom.  Due to the limited space, it is essential to properly manage...
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*Choosing the RIGHT Home Improvements

August 4, 2011
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*Choosing the RIGHT Home Improvements

If you feel like there is still a possibility you might go for a new home and sell the one you have at the moment, it would be prudent to choose home improvement meant to increase your home’s value rather than degrade it.  Most homeowners always have a tendency to impose their personal style...
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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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*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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*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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