Archive for February, 2017

Your Hardwood Floors and You

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Hardwood flooring is very popular with homeowners. Although carpeting was at one time what many people preferred throughout their homes, hardwood is now a serious contender. Even still, however, carpeting continues to make up a good 51% of flooring purchased in the United States. If properly cared for, carpeting will last a long time. Cleaning, which would consist of shampooing and deep cleaning, every year to year and a half is recommended to keep carpeting looking its best.

With the escalating desire of homeowners to have hardwood floors installed in their homes comes advancing research into the origin of the wood typically used for this type of home improvement. Hardwood flooring is produced from

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4 Nifty Tools for the DIY Landscaper

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With warm weather around the corner, yard maintenance is likely on your mind. If you are considering tackling this year’s landscaping tasks on your own, having the right yard tools is a great place to start. Lacking professional gear? Swapping your shed’s dusty tools for more efficient models will save you time and energy while checking off your project to-do list.

Golden Gark Rake - Meet your new multipurpose best friend. A rake, shovel and soil sieve all in one, the gark rake is the best tool you’ve never heard of. Lightweight and versatile, this tool is ideal for scooping up freshly cut grass or fallen leaves. It is also your companion for large jobs, as it will not leave you tired out.

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Four Reasons Wood Paneling is Here to Stay

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Every movie from the 1970s and 80s has one thing in common: All of the homes had wood paneling. It was a rage that every person embraced. If shows like Property Brothers and Fixer Upper existed back then, you can bet your bottom dollar that they would have covered the walls of every home they renovated with wood wall planks.

While some of the trends from this era are better off staying there (we’re looking at you, shag carpet!), we believe wood paneling hasn’t seen its prime yet. Here are five reasons that wood paneling is a great design choice:

Four Reasons Wood Paneling is Here to Stay

  1. It’s not a fad.
    Wood comes from trees (yes, we know you know this fact). Trees have been around longer than we have. If you take a look at the background of t

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Tips for Hiring the Right General Contractors

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About 40 percent of American?s surveyed reported they would prefer to build a new home than purchasing an existing home of the same price. In part, this is due to having the ability to fully customize the home to suit their needs. It is important to contact general contractors in your area to learn more about them and the potential construction costs before beginning.

Responsibilities of General Contractors

General contractors are the primary point of contact between the owner and all of the subcontractors who will complete the project. Remember that they will be the person you are dealing with and it is important that communication is easy and that you feel comfortable expressing yourself honestly.

The responsibilities of a general contractor include ensuring construct

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6 Tips to Keeping Your Commercial Furnace Healthy and Happy

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Whether you own a residential property or a commercial space, you should take care to properly maintain your furnace. Commercial furnaces may need more attention because they are used more. They are built to have more of a demand placed on them and they need a little more attention than residential furnaces may need. You also may have more people and businesses who rely on the commercial furnace so you have more people requesting service if there is a problem.

The good news is that if one of your responsibilities is to monitor and maintain a comm

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