Apr
18
The work around a house or apartment has got to be some of the least thanked work ever created. Whether it is the yard work on the weekend, plumbing as it arises, daily dishes & errand running, we tend to overlook the assistance that our spouse and children offer us regularly. Part of why being at home is so tiring for some is the simple fact that the ongoing work of maintaining regular life is hardly regarded as special. We don't forget to say thank you for trips to Hawaii, or Prague (gift ...
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Apr
17
When homeowners decide to tackle large home repairs and improvement projects, they are taking an important step in moving towards a beautiful house they can be proud to call their own. This will bring out a sense of pride in the homeowners that makes living in the house more enjoyable and actually makes the remodeling process much more enjoyable. Nobody likes going through project after project only to realize that they are getting nowhere and that their house still looks like the ugly house on ...
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Apr
16
Come every Spring, we become a little more conscious of the way our home looks to all those who pass by. Often times it is out of our budget to repaint, or remodel the exterior of your home. Here are some great tight budget tips for dressing up the outside of your home with 'Creativity, Not Cash!' TM 1.Stand out on your sidewalk and take a picture of your home from the street. Often times we do not really 'see' what is there because we have become so accustomed to it. Take your photo to a copy ...
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Apr
15
You wouldn't pick the low bidder to do plastic surgery on you, so why pick a fly-by-night operator to give your home a facelift?Picking a home improvement contractor is a lot like picking a roommate, you're going to have to live with them for a while, so you had better pick someone you can get along with and trust. Here's a few pointers:Know what you want going in: If you already know exactly what you want and can communicate that to a home improvement contractor, that allows the contractor to ...
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Apr
14
Video security cameras are a choice that is becoming more and more accepted. The safety of your family and your home is made more secure by choosing the right security camera. The video from a video security camera could be worth its weight in gold because you can replay it in the event of trouble. Even the most basic home or office video security system is significant so that you can see what is going on in your home or office. The safety of your family is very important and security is an ...
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Apr
13
GIVING YOUR KITCHEN A COMPLETE MAKE OVER...AND DOING IT ON A LOW BUDGET AT THAT--- DEMOLITION: PHASE ONE Um Um good, good old home made banana pudding and chocolate cake. I can almost smell it now, the aroma slowly filling the air with delicious foods and tasty treats that makes your mouth watery just to think about it. And what about all the main entrees that go along with the tasty deserts? It's no wonder that in our house the kitchen is our favorite place for food and good conversation and I ...
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Apr
12
Change is the essence of life. This is evident from the fact that we like to change and improve the looks our house even if nothing is wrong with it. The human mind hates monotony and always seeks change. Now change has no universal definition. The placement of a new showpiece on the wall may constitute change for some. On the other hand, nothing less than a comprehensive makeover of the house would suffice for others. Unless you come up with ideas, you cannot redecorate your house. There are ...
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Apr
11
WHO'S GOING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS? IS IT YOU . . . OR YOUR INNER BRAT? By: Pauline Wallin, Ph.D. www.drwallin.com When you go home for the holidays this year, leave your inner brat behind. The inner brat -- that part of your personality that's still a two-year-old -- is responsible for much of the conflict that we see at family gatherings, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's your inner brat that makes a big deal out of simple (but annoying) questions that your mother asks over and ...
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Apr
10
Of course, nearly everyone as at some point tried DIY home improvement. But does it increase the potential selling value of a home after? According to interior designer Scot McAllister: "Home improvements, their costs and their resultant profits are not a precise science. For this reason, it's hard to specifically quantify what works and what doesn't. For example, laminate flooring has undergone a popularity nosedive due to the market being flooded by so many photographic plastic ...
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Apr
9
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: START THAT CONVERSATION Word count: 339 Annie waited too long to have that talk with her parents. It was too late to have it now as they were both beyond comprehending the seriousness of their situation. As a result, she had to break the bad news to a long lost brother, and deal with her resistant parents who had convinced themselves that they were independent in their own home, while she had to make some very difficult decisions for them. It's never too soon to begin ...
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