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Marble, Not Just For The Kitchen And Bathroom

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Marble is a beautiful type of metamorphic rock that is formed primarily from crystallized limestone. It’s considered a staple of traditional design and is often used in kitchens and bathrooms. Marble is often used as flooring and countertops in these spaces. While marble is a great choice for the kitchen and bathroom, there are other spaces in the home where marble is an excellent addition. The elegant coolness and beautiful patterns of this type of stone make it a great choice for any design scheme. Read More»

Frugal Bathroom Remodel Ideas: Go From Drab To Fab Even On A Budget

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The bathroom in your home is likely a place that you know you can go for guaranteed privacy. If you are fortunate enough to have more than one bathroom in your home, surely one of them is your favorite. Adding a bit of flair to your favorite bathroom or a neglected guest bathroom does not have to be a complete overhaul. The following ideas can help you create a fabulous and functional bathroom. Read More»

5 Reasons To Get Metal Roofing For Your Commercial Or Residential Building

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When most people think of metal roofing, they imagine it only being used for commercial properties. The material works so well that it has even been adapted for residential use. No matter what kind of building you have, consider getting metal roofing for these 5 reasons. Durability If you want a roof that will last a long time, metal is the way to go. While asphalt, wood, and roll roofing material all last under 25 years, metal beats out all of those materials by lasting as long as 60 years. Read More»

How To Clean Your Couch In Minutes

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Did you just get a call to tell you that your relatives are in the area and will be surprising you with a visit today? If so, you didn’t have time to clean and you may have a couch that’s in no shape to host guests. This article will help you get that couch looking great in just a few minutes of time. Vacuum the couch Remove the cushions and use the hose from a vacuum to quickly vacuum up any dust and debris from the couch. Read More»

How Can You Tell If Your Stained Wooden Fence Is Ready For Winter?

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Winter is coming fast! Now is the time to assess the state of your outdoor wooden fence, before snow, wind and rain have a chance to run its course. As you inspect your wooden fence this winter, the answers to these questions will help you determine whether or not your wooden fence is ready for winter, or if it needs repair. What Color is the Wood? Your stained wooden fence should still look stained. Read More»

How To Clean And Recaulk Frameless Shower Doors

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Frameless shower enclosures make any bathroom look more stylish. They can make the room look bigger and give your bathroom a grander style. However, because the enclosures have no frames, they need to be properly caulked. The caulk is important because it seals the enclosure, makes it waterproof and adds more strength. Unfortunately, over time, the caulk can get dirty or moldy. If the caulk is compromised, you need to repair it as soon as possible. Read More»

How To Keep Pesky Pests Out Of Your Prized Garden

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If you have a garden, you want to protect it as well as you can from pests in the area. The tips in this article will help you keep some of those pests away, so you can enjoy your garden the way it should be enjoyed. Set up a security camera You can put up all the barriers you want, but they aren’t going to protect your garden if they are targeting the wrong pests. Read More»

Roof Drains 101: What You Should Know

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Roof drains allow any water on the roof to drain out and away from your home’s surface in order to protect it. They might seem simple, but are actually a very important aspect to your roofing system. Here are some things to know about roofing drains and tips for choosing the right ones. How to Choose the Right Size One common mistake made when getting roof drains installed is not choosing the right size. Read More»

How And When To Use A Power Disc Sander

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When it comes to many home improvement project, the only thing stopping homeowners from doing the job on their own is the fact that they do not have the right tools (obtained from outlets such as Bourget Bros Building Materials). However, most home improvement stores rent just about any tool you could imagine or need. One of the most useful tools for many projects is a power disc sander. This article will explain a few projects that you can do if you rent a construction-grade disc sander and how to safely operate one. Read More»

Don't Get Stuck In The Heat: 3 Ways To Extend The Life Of Your Air Conditioner

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If you’re like most people, you want your air conditioner to last as long as possible. That means that you’re going to do everything you can to keep it in good condition. In addition to the routine maintenance it’s going to need each year, there are some other simple tricks you can use to help your air conditioner last longer. Here are a few things that you can do to keep your air conditioner in peak operating condition. Read More»