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Want A New Look? Antique Your Kitchen Cabinets With Chalk Paint And Soft Wax

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Your kitchen cabinets have probably looked the way they do for a long time, and you may be ready for a change. If your cabinets have a lot of interesting woodworking details like carvings, an application of chalk paint and furniture wax can emphasize those details and give your cabinets an antiqued charm. Not only will this project transform your cabinets, it can also transform the entire appearance of your kitchen. Read More»

Why You Should Consider Concrete Flooring For Your Home

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Have you ever considered concrete floors? No, not outside of the home, but inside. It’s not a common flooring material people automatically consider. But when you’re considering your redesign, remodel, renovation, or custom home plans, consider using beautiful concrete for your indoor flooring. Here’s just a few reasons why. First, Stop Thinking about Outside Concrete Cement and concrete are not the same thing. Polished concrete is a smooth, elegant, and gorgeous material. Read More»

How To Remove Brush Marks From Dry Interior Paint

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Using a good paintbrush when painting the home is important. Unfortunately, many people try to save a little money and purchase cheap paintbrushes to use. Cheaper paintbrushes can leave brush marks in the finish of the paint. Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with those brush marks forever. Here, you will learn how to remove the brush marks, so that your next paint job will look perfectly smooth and flawless. Read More»

2 Common Questions About Hail Damage To A Roof

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While watching a storm through your window might have been exciting as a child, as a homeowner, there is constant worrying about how the storm is going to affect your house. Since hail is not as common as other types of storm damage, you may have some questions about it when it does occur to your home: What Signs Are There That Hail Damaged My Roof? Checking for hail damage after a storm is important, as you will need to have damage repaired quickly before it creates more complications. Read More»

Step By Step Guide On How To Unclog Your Toilet

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When a toilet backs up into the house it is a disaster that can cause countless problems. The smell of raw sewage coming back into the house is an awful and offensive smell that can linger for a long time. If your toilet has backed up then here is a step by step guide on how to deal with the problem. For the following job you will need the following items Read More»

Thinking Off The Dock: Four Contemporary Ideas For The Dock On Your Lake Home

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If you have built a lake home with a contemporary design, often a dock that you may have built will be made of conventional materials such as wood, steel, concrete, and flotation devices. What if you want your dock to have more of a contemporary look like your home? There are some things that you can do to make your dock have a contemporary look, such as combining glass and steel railings, building a floating dock house with a contemporary design, or using lightweight, stained concrete. Read More»

Three Ways To Preserve Your Asphalt Driveway

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Keeping your driveway in good condition goes a long way toward upholding the curb appeal of your home.  While you may believe that the deterioration process for your asphalt driveway is completely out of your control, there are techniques you can use to extend the lifespan of your driveway.  Use this information to learn more about how you can keep your driveway looking great for the long haul! Keep A Good Seal On It Read More»

Three Ways To Unclog A Toilet This Holiday Season

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The house is alive with music, laughter and lights. Uncle Eddie is doing his best impression of The Grinch and Grandpa is entertaining the kids with a slightly off-key rendition of Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer(while shooting pointed looks at Grandma herself).  Suddenly, in the middle of your festive celebration, a shout rings out: “The toilet won’t flush!” It’s a sentiment that can ruin any celebration, but fortunately, there’s often an easy fix. Read More»

Three Simple Electrical Repairs You Should Be Able To Do In Your Home

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If the lights go out in your home and it is not the power, it may be a problem with your electrical system. There are some things that you may want to call a professional electrical contractor for, such as adding a circuit breaker to an area of your home. There are also some things that you may want to do yourself, which can be installing a ceiling fan or changing a light fixture. Read More»

Crashed Into Your Garage Door? Here's How To Check It For Damage

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If you accidentally run into your garage door with your car, the first thing you should do is check it for internal damage. You don’t want to operate the door if it is going to malfunction. Of course, if the door is crumpled from the outside, it’s pretty obvious you’re going to need to replace or repair the door. Other damage may not be so obvious. This is how you inspect your garage door for damage. Read More»