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Which Deck is Right for You? Choose Well for Years of Outdoor Bliss

Thinking of building a deck this year? You’re in good company: the Freedonia Group, experts in business trends, report that the demand for home decks is on the rise and should increase by 2.7 percent each year through 2014. There are so many types of wood to choose from, though, as well as alternate materials such as composite decking or aluminum. Choose the right material for your family’s needs, and you can expect many years of […]

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4 Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Stylishly Spacious

Your bathroom gets more use than most of the rest of your house, and it’s a room that many of your guests are likely to see during your next get-together. Unfortunately, many home designs scrimp on size when it comes to this underappreciated room. This leaves you with a space that feels cramped and seems to have few style possibilities. A crowded, stuffy and out-of-date powder room will hardly make a good impression on guests. […]

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Spring-Clean Your Gutters to Keep Your Home Healthy

You probably don’t think about your home’s gutters and downspouts very often, but a problem with your roof’s drainage system can leave you with a wet basement, a mosquito problem, puddles in your yard or even serious damage to your home’s foundation. Cleaning gutters isn’t on anyone’s list of favorite activities, but good gutter and downspout maintenance can save you a heck of a lot of headaches. Now that spring is here and we are […]

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Moss: A Quiet Threat to Your Roof

Moss is fine in the forest but, if you have the fuzzy plant growing on your roof, it is far more than just unsightly. In addition to giving your roof an unattractive, blotchy appearance, a moss infestation on your roof can leave you with water damage to your home and a large bill from the roofer. Damage Moss causes damage to roofing materials in a few ways. First, it holds water against your roof’s surface, which […]

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3 Inexpensive Home Improvement Tips You Can’t Afford to Miss

Looking to freshen up your home’s look before hot weather gets here and still have money left over for summer fun? Here are three quick ways to achieve a fresh, new look for three different areas of your home without spending as much as you would think. 1. Revamp Kitchen Cabinets Painting or refinishing your solid-wood kitchen cabinets and adding new hardware will completely change the look of your cabinets without the huge cost and trouble involved […]

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