Archive for June, 2014

What Those With a Fireplace Need to Know to Keep Their Family Safe

How often should you have your chimney cleaned

A fire place is not only beautiful, but can add a lot of value to your home. According to the National Association of Realtors, a fire place can add up to $12,000 in value for your home. But despite the benefits that a fire place can provide, fire places can at times be a difficult thing to maintain. Not only can the maintenance be difficult, but the consequences of a dirty chimney can be dire; 15,000 home fires are started each year due to fireplaces.

Obviously maintaining your chimney is extremely important, but many homeowners have lots of questions when it comes to chimney maintenance, such as how often should you clean a chimney, or many people ask how it is one can clean a chimney, or even where they

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Two Important Reasons to Use a Carport

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Did you know that the first carports were used more than a century ago? Carports were created in 1909, and they are still commonly used to shelter vehicles today. Since carports are made of steel and are designed to protect a wide variety of vehicles from the elements, these types of residential and commercial metal buildings are highly beneficial to use.

- Steel construction. One of the main advantages of using carports is that they are made of steel. This is important because steel is highly durable, and it is often referred to as “the EnviroMetal” because it can be recycled endlessly without losing any of its original quality. In fact, many st

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Showcase Your Tastes and Your Home with Custom Furniture Design

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Furnishing your home is one of the most important and long lasting purchasing decisions you will probably make, but you are not limited to choosing from already designed and manufactured living room sets that appear in different configurations in many peoples’ living rooms. With the help of an interior home designer, custom furniture design offers much more personal choice and versatility not only in the type of furniture you buy, but in the expression of your sensibility in your home.

Choosing custom furniture design gives you the opportunity to pick which material your furniture is made of whether you prefer recycled material, wood, or even stone. Wood is a popular choice because it is easy to come by and work with, and offers a warm and pleasing look for your home. Of all the hardwoods, walnut, cherry

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How to Finally Get the House of Your Dreams

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According to the Census Bureau, the number of new housing starts in the United States jumped by an incredible 26.4% from April 2013 to April 2014. This is partly because the effects of the Great Recession are now dwindling, so it is becoming more affordable to obtain a new home. Fortunately, building a custom home is a great way to get the house of your dreams, as it allows you to work with luxury custom home builders to accomplish this.

- You make all the major decisions. One of the most important reasons to build a custom home is that you are in control of nearly everything. Not only can you control the size, accessibility, and layout of the house, but you also have the opportunity to make a house that is more “green,” as well. This is because you have the ability to choose the fixtures, appliances,

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New Real Wood Veneers Can Help to Spruce Up Your Room

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Are you in need of a simple way to change and improve the look of your kitchen or study? Perhaps your office needs a bit of an aesthetic boost. Wood veneer sheets can be used for walls and furniture, and there are myriad options.

It all depends on what kind of look you want. If need something that’s a bit more rustic looking, you may want to give cherry veneer sheets or even oak sheets. If you want a darker hue and something that has a more professional appearance, perhaps you should consider mahogany veneer sheets. For something totally different, there are bamboo veneer sheets as well.

And the

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