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  • Are You Building A Tuscan Cottage


    Whether you've been to Tuscan villages or have only seen them in pictures, you have probably picked a Tuscan style cottage because of the warmth and charm they display. Here are a few steps you can follow to achieve the home of your dreams. The Walls  - If you want to stick to tradition, choose either rock or stucco. However, if you want to break from tradition a bit, brick would be beautiful, too.
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  • Furnace Producing Low Air Pressure: Troubleshooting This Common Problem


    Is your furnace barely producing enough hot air to keep your home from qualifying as absolutely freezing? If so, you should know that this rather common problem is not always indicative of a serious system malfunction. In fact, this problem is often easily fixed by performing just a few basic troubleshooting steps. Best of all, most homeowners will find that they are able to complete these steps on their own without the need to cover the cost of hiring a professional contractor.
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  • Prevent Water Leaks In Your Basement


    Often, the basement in your home is the place that bears the brunt of a burst pipe or water leak. The basement, however, is also the place where many people store their prized possessions such as photo albums, as well as other important items such as holiday decorations. If you live in an area that receives a large amount of rain or if you have an older home with aging pipes, it might be wise to take steps to make leakage less likely, such as waterproofing your basement.
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  • Create A Unique Look For Your Windows


    Are you re-decorating, or are you moving into a new home? Either way, you have a big job ahead of you, and it can be a lot of fun. Window treatments, such as draperies, are one of the major parts of decorating, as they help to set the mood in every room. Professionally Made Treatments - If you are not doing the window treatments yourself, you'll want to find professionals who are gifted in making draperies.
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  • Steps To Take To Make Sure Your Air Conditioning Doesn't Hurt Your Home's Sale


    Are you getting your home ready to go on the market? Are you hoping to make it as attractive as possible to possible buyers? Potential owners will want to make sure that the air conditioning system works properly. Make the sale process smoother by following these steps before you hang out the "For Sale" sign:  Gather all records: Find the purchase papers so the potential buyer can know the age of the unit.
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  • How To Paint Door And Window Screens


    Doors and windows are often an attractive focal point on the front of a home. Many homeowners decide to custom decorate or paint the screens on their doors and windows in order to add a little something extra to the exterior of their homes. After all, while you may choose to keep your door open during the warmer months to allow fresh air inside your home, you nonetheless want the entrance to have an attractive, custom look.
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  • Common Questions About Roofing Upgrades Addressed


    The roof that protects your building is one of the most vital components of the structure. However, there are many individuals that are ill-informed when it concerns this aspect of their property. As a result, there may be a couple of questions that they need answered when they are considering having work done on this part of their building.  Can The Energy Efficiency Of An Existing Roof Be Improved? Growing concern over environmental damage and rising energy prices have made many homeowners and businesses eager to make energy-efficient upgrades to their homes and offices.
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  • Recognizing Bothersoe Garage Door Noises And What Could Be The Problem


    There is no question about the fact that the garage door is one of the most useful aspects of your home. However, when the garage door starts to age, it can make all kinds of racket as it opens and shuts. Some noises can be so hard on your ears that you would rather just leave the door closed than have to hear it. If your garage door is making a lot of noise, there could be a host of issues at play.
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  • Three Simple Ways To Keep Your Air Conditioning Bills Down


    Do you experience sticker shock every time your air conditioning bill comes in the mail? Turning the thermostat up will reduce your bills, but do you really want to sweat away the summer just to save a few bucks? With these budget-friendly tips, you can reduce your air conditioning bills without converting your home into a sweat lodge. Plant more shrubs around your air conditioner. If your air conditioner is in direct sunlight, it is probably having to work harder than necessary to keep your home cool.
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  • Top Questions Concerning Diagnosing And Removing Water Damaged Dry Wall


    When water makes its way inside the house, the thirstiest components of the home absorb high amounts of moisture. Unfortunately, this moisture is not always easy to see because it is concealed out of sight. One place that moisture can hide is in the drywall that you have in every room of the home. The super absorbent, porous material in the inner core of drywall makes it an ideal place for water.
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