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  • 4 Tips To Help Add Patio Covers And Improvements Backyard Improvements For Outdoor Living Spaces

    Patio space is an area of your home where you may gather for cookouts or entertain guests during the summer months. If you have a small, plain patio, you may want to consider improvements to make this area outdoor living space with features and design that blend it in with the interior design and living space inside your home. Here are some tips to add patio covers and improvements for complete outdoor living space.
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  • 4 Easy Ways For Busy People To Keep Their Gardens Weed-Free

    It can be a challenge to keep your garden looking great. Weeds sprout up overnight, and sometimes it can feel like a full-time job getting rid of them. Luckily, you can have a beautiful garden without spending inordinate amounts of time weeding. Here are four tips to help you keep your garden weed-free. 1. Use mulch  Mulch is organic matter used to cover bare patches of soil. It suppresses weed growth by blocking the seed's access to sunlight.
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  • Steps You Can Take To Breathe New Life Into Your Interior Design

    At some point, you may find yourself looking around your house or apartment thinking that you need to change things up. You may have grown tired of the interior design scheme you have chosen or might even find that you had no discernible design plan to think of. There are many ways that you can go about breathing new life into your home's interior design scheme. Get to know some of the ways that you can do just that.
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  • Two Types Of Drinking Water Systems Compared

    It is difficult to drink water when there are so many other refreshing beverages that taste better, right? Maybe it would be easier to drink enough water each day if your water tasted better. Now, a lot of people would argue that water has no taste because it is just water, but discerning palates can taste water. If you can taste water, you probably taste  minerals, chlorine (in treated city water only), sulfur (in well water only), and probably a few other metallic tastes.
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  • Family Fire Safety – Is Your Family Ready?

    Your entire family has an important role to play when it comes to fire safety within the home. Does everyone in your family know what their role is? Here, you'll find a few tips that can help keep your family safe from fire in the home. What Kids Need to Know Have you discussed fire safety with your kids? If not, now's the time to have the talk. What do your kids need to know?
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  • The Hardscaping Solutions To Complete Your English Cottage Garden Look

    Are you longing for an old-fashioned, English cottage garden ambiance in your outdoor living space but can't quite seem to make it happen? You've probably bought all the right types of shrubs, trees, and flowers, but something just isn't right. If this scenario describes your predicament, your outdoor living space is probably lacking the right type of hardscaping. Following are just three of the many hardscaping possibilities that will help pull your English cottage garden look together.
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  • Should You Sealcoat Your Copper Sink?

    Copper sinks provide a lovely combination of rustic coloration and shine, but cleaning them so that they look consistent can be inconvenient for many homeowners. One option is to sealcoat the sink because what's really creating the changes is contact with other substances. But sealcoating may not work for everyone, even though it works well for many. If you are curious about sealcoating, consider what the future care of the sink would really be like.
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  • Installing A New Patio? 3 Types Of Lighting Options You Have

    If you are installing a new patio, you will likely spend time on it in the evening as well as during the day. If so, you will need to have lights on the patio. When it comes to lighting you have many options, three of which are listed below. You can then get your new patio all lit up. Lamp Posts and Lanterns You can use lanterns to add light to your patio.
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  • Understanding The Main Types Of Hardwood Flooring

    Hardwood flooring is a common type of flooring material that provides both a natural aesthetic with a luxurious finish. However, hardwood flooring is not one size fits all: there are a variety of different types of hardwood flooring options available on the market, each of which has a different set of characteristics associated with it. Understanding the nuances of hardwood flooring can help you choose the best option for your home's flooring needs.
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  • Using Granite Remnants In Your Home: Three Unique Ideas

    If you are crafty and love the challenge of new projects around the house, consider using granite remnants to bring beauty and function to your home. A visit to your local granite shop can offer just the materials you need to take on any of the following projects. Ask about purchasing remnants in bulk for large projects, or simply buy just as much as you need to finish a few smaller DIY jobs.
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