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Upgrading Your Fruit And Vegetable Garden? What Equipment Do You Need?

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If you find that a combination of unpredictable temperatures and determined insects and mammals has left your home garden yields disappointingly low over the last couple of years, you may be considering expanding your garden to cover a much larger surface area. While doing so can allow you to plant a wider variety of fruits and vegetables and give you the yields necessary to meet your and your family’s nutritional needs, it can also significantly increase the amount of work you’ll need to do to keep your garden in good condition.…

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Home Reading Rooms: Four Ways To Create A Relaxing Area

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Enjoying a good book or magazine often requires the right setting to truly relax and get lost inside the text. If you have a special reading area inside your home, then there are multiple ways you can enhance the space. Adding four different upgrades can really change the way you read. By working with various contractors, you can easily have the upgrades installed in your reading area and have a great place to unwind and relax.…

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5 Bathroom Accessories That Should Be Heated for a Better Bathroom Experience

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Whether you are remodeling your entire bathroom or simply wanting to update your bathroom with a few new accessories, one of the main things you should consider adding is more heat to your bathroom. Warm surfaces can be comfortable, innovative, and luxurious. Below is a list of five heated accessories you may want to add to your bathroom to create a better bathroom experience.  The Vanity Mirror After you get out of a steaming hot shower, it is likely that your bathroom mirror has too much condensation for your to use it immediately.…

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How to Install and Operate a Temporary Sump Pump to Remove Water from a Flooded Crawl Space

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A flooded crawl space is a threat to your home’s structural integrity. Water accumulation can cause a diverse set of problems, including mold, wood rot, and insect infestation. That is why you should remove water as quickly as possible when it floods the crawl space of your home. Below is how to set up a submersible sump pump to pull water out of your crawl space and begin the process of drying the environment:…

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3 Natural, Nontoxic Solutions to Remove Clogs from Your Kitchen Sink That Doesn't Have a Garbage Disposal

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From cooking and cleaning to washing heavily soiled pots, pans, and dishes, the uses for your kitchen sink are an imperative part of your home and family’s needs. While many homes do have garbage disposal systems that effectively eat up food and residue, your sink may lack this innovative feature. Unfortunately, without a garbage disposal, your kitchen sink may be at a higher risk of developing clogs. These clogs may be easy to remove with drain-cleaning solutions, but the ingredients in these liquids can be too harsh and toxic for your plumbing system.…

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How To Clean The Filter On Your Home's Heat Pump Mini-Split Unit

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Ductless heat pumps offer homeowners considerable advantages, including higher energy efficiency, simpler installation and lower upfront purchase costs. Ductless units are also simple to maintain for homeowners and require little intervention to help them run at their peak level. However, all ductless heat pump units benefit from regular filter cleaning; dirty filters lessen operating efficiency and increase the allergen count inside the home. Those reasons are why you should perform an annual cleaning of your ductless heat pump filter.…

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Finishing Your Basement? When And How Should You Repair Concrete Cracks?

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If your home has an unfinished basement and was constructed more than a few years ago, it’s likely that the natural settling of the ground around your foundation has led to a few minor cracks or imperfections in your basement’s concrete slab. While this settling process is natural and expected, unusually deep or wide cracks in your concrete slab can make your basement more susceptible to flooding and other potential structural issues if not repaired.…

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Don't Miss Your Window to Savings: The 101 on Replacing and Maintaining Energy Efficient Windows

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Owning a home can be challenging due to all the different tasks needed to protect your investment. While some of these tasks simply enhance the appeal of your home, others can also make your home more valuable and eco-friendly. Considering windows play a large role in your home’s appeal and value, replacing your old, outdated windows with new energy-efficient models is a smart investment. Using this guide, you will understand the benefits of new replacement windows and learn the best techniques to maintain this energy efficient upgrade.…

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3 Areas Where Custom Glass Will Give You A Truly Unique Home

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If you are looking for a unique feature that will make your home stand out from your friends’ and neighbors’ homes, then you should consider the unique ways that you can use custom glass in your home. While almost any application of custom glass makes your home more unique, there are few areas where glass is seldom used and can be integrated in a way that will make your home stand out from the rest.…

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4 Reasons Why Every Homeowner Should Paint Their Roof White

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One quick look around your neighborhood and you will see a lot of black rooftops. While a black roof may be the norm, it’s not the best color for a roof. Instead, take into consideration the US Department of Energy’s recommendation to paint your roof with a solar reflective white coating, which can reduce the temperature of your roof by 50 degrees or more. This white coating has many benefits, including reducing your roof maintenance requirements, having a cooler home interior, and helping to control global temperatures.…

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