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How to decorate your patio for summer

May 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Step1 Decide if you want your patio to have a theme, such as Mediterranean or tropical. If so, decorate accordingly. Step 2 Cover your patio if it is not already. Install an awning or a great patio umbrella. During those days of penetrating summer heat, you will want a shady retreat. Step 3 Fill your […]

7 ways to save energy this summer

May 14, 2010 at 10:15 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor

If your idea of conserving energy during the summer months is lying very, very still on a hammock for long periods of time, I hear you. But as the prices of pretty much everything in our lives keep going up (and our salaries don’t), it pays to think about conserving energy in the home, too. […]

Laying Floor in your Mobile Home

May 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Water damage is a major problem in mobile homes, especially the ones that were built in the 1970s or earlier. In those days, manufacturers relied on particle board flooring: cheap stuff that’s little more than sawdust held together with lots of glue. This is why any water damage – a water heater leak, a flooded […]

Installing a Ceiling Grid

May 10, 2010 at 10:14 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor

A suspended grid ceiling, otherwise known as an acoustical ceiling, can be a great improvement in some areas of your home. For example, if you are remodeling your basement or turning it into a game room, a grid ceiling is easy to install and allows you to take advantage of can lights or florescent fixtures […]

Installing a pre hung door

May 7, 2010 at 10:21 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Door installation can be fast and easy if the rough opening is properly measured and framed. When replacing an existing door, the rough door opening should be 2″ wider and 1″ taller than the finished door dimensions, unless otherwise specified by the door manufacturer. This extra spacing allows you to adjust and plumb your new […]

Planting a Tree

May 6, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

The most common mistake when planting a tree is a digging hole, which is both too deep and too narrow. Too deep and the roots don’t have access to sufficient oxygen to ensure proper growth. Too narrow and the root structure can’t expand sufficiently to nourish and properly anchor the tree. As a general rule, […]

Residential A/C systems

May 6, 2010 at 10:18 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Here we describe how to inspect residential air conditioning systems (A/C systems) to inform home buyers, owners, and home inspectors of common cooling system defects. The articles at this website describe the basic components of an air conditioning system and then we discuss how to estimate the rated cooling capacity of an air conditioning system […]


May 5, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Some people claim they would never hurt a fly. Too bad the fly does not feel the same way in return. Unlike horse flies and stable flies, common house flies do not bite. However, the house fly has some pretty disgusting habits that can create health problems for people. Did you know that flies can […]

Cut cost not quality

May 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Find cheaper like-for-like materials Choose the materials, fixtures and finishes you like, and then hunt around for almost identical materials for less — sometimes at a fraction of the price. The internet is brilliant for this, but it is also worth putting your ear to the ground to find out where the local builders and […]

Focal Points

May 4, 2010 at 10:08 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor

Many focal points occur naturally in home architecture. Common ones include fireplaces, bookshelves, built-in cabinetry and picture windows—especially if they showcase a gorgeous view. These features draw the eye to them, giving a feeling of structure and balance to a room. Consider yourself fortunate if you have even one of these architectural focal points. These […]

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