I’m going to write this piece as if we have a new custom build. This won’t exactly line up perfectly if you are retrofitting wiring into an existing home, as you won’t have as much freedom and space to work within, however, the principles here are the same: wire for everything. New Build Wiring Talk […]

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When considering bringing a pet home, your first thought may be all the fun times you will have with it, but sooner or later you must consider the possibility of it damaging your home in one form or another. Considering that dilemma, here are some ways you can “pet proof” your home before your furry […]

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Water heaters are designed to last 10 to 12 years before they require new installation. A deteriorating storage tank will make the water appear a rusty color. It means the interior area of the tank has become corroded. Water Heater Leaks A leaking water heater is caused by sediment buildup inside the storage tank at […]

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Don’t ignore the cleanliness of your home’s gutters and downspouts because these items can protect a house’s roof and siding. Here are some tips for keeping the gutters and downspouts clean. Tip 1: Install Downspout Extensions If you notice standing water near a downspout, then you should install a downspout extension on the device. This […]

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Terrazzo flooring is marble-like material that’s used for floors and countertops. It’s a mixture of marble and cement with extra marble chips sprinkled on the surface when installed, leaving around 70% of the finished material surface marble. Unfortunately, the cement part of terrazzo absorbs stains pretty quickly. Here are some tips on cleaning different stains […]

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When there is a spill on your carpet, the best advice is to move as quickly as possible to clean it. This way, we avoid the stain penetrating the fibers of the carpet. Any liquid that is spilled needs to be taken care of immediately, as once it’s had time to dry, the stain will […]

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When it comes to craftsmanship, how much is too much? Is there a limit to the precision one can expect on their project? Seeing a paint stroke or maybe a gap in wood work, when does it become a do-over? When do you accept it as a standard tolerance in construction? Perfection Perfection is unobtainable. […]

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With a new season comes a new color palette, and you might be itching to give your kitchen a new look as we head into the winter months. Painting cabinets will take several days to complete, so you must plan accordingly. Always wear the appropriate safety gear, and be sure to open windows for ventilation. […]

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Harsh winter weather is just around the corner, and many of us are beginning to prepare our homes for the onslaught of cold temperatures, snow storms, and dryness. Preparing your wooden deck is an often-overlooked chore on your to-do list, but it is an essential step toward preserving the integrity and structure of your back […]

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When you’re talking about a major home renovation, the increased property value can be considered in the loan terms. Wide-scale upgrades to the housing stock also benefits the local economy and community. As such, in addition to the home loan products offered by conventional/private lenders, there are a number of supplemental loan programs designed to […]

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