2016

  • How To Install A Glass Block Basement Window

    Glass block is a great window material choice, as it allows plenty of light into your basement, while preventing anyone from seeing in. It's also durable and easy to maintain. You can install this type of window yourself if you're a little handy using glass block panels. See below for instructions on how to install a glass block window for your basement. Tools For The Job: Glass block panel (in the size of your window) Hammer Pry bar Caulk and caulk gun Level Ladder Tape Measure Mortar Trowel Shims Protective eye wear and gloves Instructions:
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  • 5 Questions Property Managers Should Ask Tenants With Bad Credit

    Many property management companies have specific criteria that potential tenants must meet when they want to rent an apartment or house. Oftentimes people with bad credit are automatically denied the opportunities that people with good credit have. The problem with this is that both the landlord and the aspiring tenant may miss out on a great situation because of the unfortunate credit history. Instead, if you're a property manager, you may want to ask these five questions to learn more about why the person has bad credit.
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  • 3 Ways To Soundproof Your Home From Outside Noise

    Noisy neighbors, street traffic, and other outside disturbances can make it difficult to stay in your home. Unless you are prepared to move, the best option is to take steps to soundproof your home. Here are some ways you can lower the noise levels inside your home.   Update Your Home's Windows Your windows can not only allow air to leak in and out of your home, but they can also allow in noise from outside.
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  • 3 Tips To Protect Your Septic Tank System

    Septic tank failure in your home would probably bring about a massive waste management problem and cost you a fortune to have the system repaired and replaced. A well-maintained septic tank system will usually serve you for longer, require less pumping and steer clear of frequent backups and damage. Read on for simple tips on how you can successfully maintain and increase the longevity of your septic tank system.  Conserve water
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  • Remove Rust From The Outdoor Condenser Unit That Is Part Of Your Home's Central Air Conditioning System

    If the outdoor condenser unit that is part of your home's central air conditioning system is often exposed to moisture and high humidity, you may have noticed that rust has formed on its exterior and interior components. If the corroded areas are not eliminated, they can become larger and damage key parts that are needed for the unit to operate properly. Learn how to remove rust spots, clean the condenser, and apply a rust inhibitor to it in order to protect the condenser unit from rusting again.
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  • Five Ways To Wow Neighbors On A Limited Remodeling Budget

    If you want to do something around your home that will wow your neighbors, friends, and family, consider some projects that make a big impact on a limited budget. You don't need thousands of dollars to make a dramatic difference in how your home looks and functions, and many of these ideas can be implemented with little cash out of your pocket. Five remodeling projects that make a big impact on a limited budget are:
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  • Three Things To Look For When Shopping For Sofa Upholstery

    The options are virtually endless when it comes to choosing the right sofa. Finding the perfect color, fabric, and price all play a part in it, but there are other options you need to consider when purchasing such an important piece of furniture. A sofa can serve multiple purposes including sitting, sleeping, and socializing with friends.In an effort to make sure your sofa is both aesthetically appealing and functional, you need to consider the type of upholstery fabric first and foremost.
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  • How Installing A New Water Softener Can Make Cleaning A Breeze

    If you dread cleaning out your bath and shower because of the rust and scale buildup, you're not alone. The Salt Institute reports that just over 89 percent of all households have hard water deposits. While rainwater initially contains no rust, it can pick up substances over time that will eventually end up in your water and inside your home. By installing a whole-house water softener, you'll be able to stop hard water from affecting your household pipes and other surfaces.
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  • Want To Turn Your Basement Into A Family Game Room? 4 Features To Add

    It is easy for basements to go underutilized in homes, especially when they are not finished. If you have an unfinished, partially finished, or completely finished basement and want to turn it into a game room that the entire family can enjoy, you will want to invest in certain features. Padded Flooring Carpet is an excellent addition to this room because it provides a layer of protection for kids and items.
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  • Know A First Time Homeowner? The Best Non-Conventional Gifts

    If a family member or close friend has recently bought their first home and you are looking to get them a gift the can really use, you want to skip the local home d├ęcor store. Instead of getting them a candle or something to hang on the wall, get them something that they can really use. The homeowner needs thing that will help them take care of their new investment. Here are a few different options you purchase for the homeowners if you know they don't have the items.
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