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Home Improvement Scams

May 12, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



High unemployment brings out scammers more than ever – everyone is a remodeler or a home improvement contractor – be very wary if it sounds too good to be true!

Cleaning Wood with Tea

May 6, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Category: General Contractor



Clean your fine wood with brewed tea!

New Paints on the Market!

May 4, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Category: Interior Design



Never go back for touch-ups again – a new dye for your white paint will make sure you hit every nook & cranny!

Kitchen Tips

April 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Category: Kitchens



Easily & accurately measure butter, margarine or shortening.

Pesky Critters

April 19, 2011 at 11:37 am | Category: Exterior Projects



Got pesky birds or small critters that nibble? Drill a hole in the edge of old CD disks (save the ones that come in the mail too) – thread thin wire or dental floss through the hole. Then hang them from your fruit trees or on coat hangers bent into hooks & stuck into the […]

Spring Maintenance

March 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Home Spring Maintenance

Carpet Maintanance

February 16, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Category: Handyman



Routine Care Vacuuming removes dirt that dulls appearance Select a vacuum with good suction and strong beater bars, which brush the carpet and loosen dirt Change vacuum bags and filters regularly Long-term Care Treat your carpet well, and it will provide you with years of comfort and beauty Here are some strategies for minimizing the […]

Faux Painting

February 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Category: Decorating



Step 1: Prep the Room and Apply the Base CoatPrep room by taping windows, doors and moldings with painter’stape. Place drop cloth on the floor.Apply latex eggshell base coat in the same color family as top coat. Step 2: Mix and Apply the GlazesMix 3 different top coat glazes: Mix one part latex eggshell paint […]

Low Maintanance Ground Cover

February 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Category: Exterior Projects



Creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis) is one of the more common ground cover used in sunny areas. The cultivar ‘Prince of Wales’ is low-growing and turns a burgundy color in the fall. ‘Bar Harbor’ is also low-growing. It will cascade over rock walls and take foot traffic if necessary. ‘Icy Blue’ is an improvement over ‘Blue […]

How to Build a Hideaway Laptop Desk

February 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Category: Handyman



Step 1: Design the DeskThis design includes vertical slots perfect for canvases, shelves that are perfect for artwork or baskets of supplies, and recessed cups to hold pens and other essentials. A cool hideaway compartment slips his laptop neatly out of the way whenever he’s working on art projects and also keeps it out of […]

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