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Simple But Important Tips for Choosing the Best Patio Doors

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The patio doors you choose for your home are very important, as they need to be stylish yet still functional, making way for lots of foot traffic when you’re entertaining guests. To ensure you choose the best patio doors for your home, note a few important tips to keep in mind before you start shopping. Swinging versus sliding A wall of glass doors that you can slide out of the way will mean the most light and air circulation into the home when those doors are opened, but consider if you will want window treatments over those doors to block sunlight during the day or to close off the view into the home at night.…

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Answering Some Commonly Asked Questions About Residential Garage Doors

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A home’s garage door is vitally important, as that door protects your car and lawn care equipment from theft and vandalism; an open door can also reveal an empty garage. A potential burglar may assume the house is also empty and a good target for a break-in. This is why it’s important that your home’s remote control door is always in good working order and easy for you to manage. If you need a new garage door, or the current door needs some maintenance, note a few questions you might have about this work and the piece itself, and this can tell you what to expect by way of repairs or replacement.…

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4 Documents Custom Homebuilders Should Show You

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It may not be easy for an inexperienced person to select a custom home builder from the dozens that may be available in his or her area. However, asking the builders that have applied for that project to furnish you with some sample project documents can ease the task of selecting the best contractor. This article discusses some of the sample documents that you should ask for. A Sample Contract Ask the custom home builders to give you samples of contracts that they sign with their clients.…

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A Few Pros and Cons of DIY Benchtop Materials

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If you’re very handy around the house and have a nice selection of tools, and a friend or two to help, you might consider installing a new kitchen benchtop yourself. Many benchtop materials can be placed right over the kitchen’s current benchtop, so that you don’t need to tear up old surfaces and remove adhesives. However, not all benchtop materials are as easy to install as you might assume, and installing them improperly can mean a benchtop that doesn’t stay in place, and even damage to the kitchen cabinets.…

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Tips for Choosing the Best Outdoor Shade Feature for Your Patio or Deck

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You can’t enjoy a backyard patio or deck if you live in an area that gets lots of hot, uncomfortable summertime sun; being exposed to too much sunlight can even be dangerous for your skin and eyes. That sunlight can even be damaging to your decking material and outdoor furniture! To make things more comfortable for you and to ensure the longevity of your patio furniture and any plants you have in the area, you’ll want to add a shade feature.…

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Keep Your Gutters Clear and Protect Your Home From Water Damage

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The guttering on your house does a very important job, keeping rainwater away from delicate parts of the building and preventing damage. Despite its importance, however, not many homeowners give a lot of thought to their guttering. For a while, nothing bad is likely to happen as a result of guttering neglect. But eventually, the gutters will get blocked up, leading to overflow and potential damage to your home. Here are some ways to make sure your gutters stay clear so they can do the job they’re installed to do and protect the house from water damage.…

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How to Brighten Every Room of Your Home

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A dark and dim home without much natural light is not very welcoming and inviting, but installing new windows can be very expensive. As an alternative, note some simple decorating tricks and tips that can brighten up any space of your home, bringing in more light and making a room seem lighter and more cheerful. Mirrors Use mirrors as you would artwork on the walls; place one perpendicular to a window for added sunshine, or place it across from a light fixture to reflect that light.…

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Like Modern Styles? Look for These Features in Your Next Recliner

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Traditional recliners are comfortable and inviting, but if they don’t match the style in your home, you may be looking for something more modern. Luckily, traditional recliners are not the only option. You can find all kinds of modern alternatives. Look for these features. 1. Leather Upholstery Skip the fabric, and opt for leather. That creates a sleek look that matches the rest of your furniture. Leather recliners also seem to be a bit more pared down than their upholstered counterparts.…

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Why You Should Never Try to Handle Pest Control On Your Own

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If you see an occasional ant or spider in your home, you can typically kill it yourself and be done with it; however, if your home needs treatment for an actual infestation of any sort, you don’t want to try handling this on your own. Even though there are traps and sprays you can buy for use when the home is actually infested, you might note a few reasons why these may not be sufficient and why it’s good to leave this work in the hands of a professional.…

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Answering Some Questions Many People Have About Pet Doors

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A good pet door is a must-have for any pet owner, as these allow your pet to go outside and relieve themselves when you’re not home, without the inconvenience of you having to constantly open the door for them when you are home. Anyone with an indecisive pet who stands at the door, neither coming nor going, or who wants in and out constantly can attest to how frustrating it is to not have a pet door!…

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