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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