Archive for September, 2014

The Top 3 Tips for Building Value in Your New Home

Porch enclosures

If you’re going to build a new home, you might as well take advantage of the opportunity to personalize it and make it feel unique. But on the other hand, you don’t want to choose anything that will make your home unsellable or depress its value when it’s time to move. Here are some custom home design tips to keep in mind as you build a new home:

Do Your Research on Kitchen Design

Even if you’re not a gourmet cook, think ahead by putting a beautiful kitchen into your new home. Who knows, having such a nice space might even encourage someone in your family to improve their culinary skills! Of all the rooms in a house, kitchens add the mos

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The Evolution and Diversification of Vinyl Flooring

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Vinyl flooring has been popular among homeowners for years for it’s durability and easy installation. Unlike the vinyl of a few decades ago that was flat and easily torn, modern vinyl comes in a wide variety of textures and designs. Vinyl is comfortable to stand on and doesn’t get cold in winter like hardwood and tile.

Here are some styles you can choose from:

Types of Vinyl Flooring

All vinyl flooring has the same basic composition. The panels or sheets consist of felt or fiberglass backing, a printed design layer, and a clear vinyl layer and urethane top coat for protection. But once you get past the four standard layers, they come in a variety of styles.

Vinyl floori

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If You Are Concerned About the Functionality of Your Septic Tank, Contact a Lumber Today

Drilling a well for water

Are you concerned about how the sewage system is functioning around your house? Perhaps you’re not completely sure how a septic tank works, but unfortunate smells and complications with your residential plumbing setup necessitates that you call a professional who is especially well-versed in plumbing repairs and the diagnosis of septic system problems.

IBIS World reports that in America alone, there are about 154,153 plumbing companies with approximately 715,387 combined workers, which likely means that it will be even more convenient to find a qualified plumber in your area.

And if the septic system is at the root of the problem, you’ll want t

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Three Reasons to Invest in a Custom Metal Building to Protect Your Vehicle

Metal carports for sale

If you own a car, RV or boat, you know that they are an expensive purchase. You probably know that maintaining and repairing them can also cost quite a bit. As with anything, the best way to keep your car, RV or boat safe and avoid expensive repairs is to take good care of it. Custom metal buildings can provide a durable, weather-resistant home for your automobile, and they are relatively easy to construct and maintain. Not sure if you need a metal carport or garage? If you fall into one of the following categories, than it is probably a good idea.

  1. You Live Along the Southern Coast – Anyone who lives in the southern part of the country along the coast would be wise to get a carport to protec

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The Effects of Littering Why You Should Be Concerned About Trash

Green car care

Each year the people of the United States generate approximately 11 billion tons of solid waste, and unfortunately, not all of it winds up in the landfill. Some of it ends up in our water and even on land. As a result, our landscapes suffer from the effects of littering.

The pollution of our lands and waters is killing us — literally. Pollution affects hundreds of millions of people, and that doesn’t even account for the damage that it does to entire ecosystems. If you’re wondering how the effects of littering affect us all, take a look at the problems caused by litter below:

Littering Harms the Environment.
When we throw trash onto the ground or into a storm drain, it doesn’t just magically go away. Plastic can stick around for hundreds or even thousands of years if it’s not pr

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