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2014

A Master Key Lock System Can Add Convenience To Your Home

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Master key systems aren’t exactly new. Commercial property owners have been using these systems for years. However, many homeowners miss out on the benefits this type of locking system can offer them. Installing a master key lock system can give you the security and access you need. What Exactly Is A Master Key? A master key system is a lock system that affords you complete access to your property. With a traditional lock system, each lock is accessed and operated with a specific key. Read More»

Landscape Design: Where To Use Natural Stone Pavers

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Stone pavers, also called paving stones, are slabs of stone that are used throughout the yard. There are two types of stone pavers: natural and manufactured. Natural stone is often the preferred type of paver, which is made of different types of stone, such as bluestone, sandstone or granite. They can be used in many different areas of your yard and for a wide range of purposes. Here are the best places to lay down natural stone pavers and improve the appearance of your yard. Read More»

How To Repair Burned Grass

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With proper lawn maintenance, it is relatively easy to keep your lawn in optimum condition. Fertilizer can do wonders for your lawn and is needed so that your lawn remains healthy. Still, too much fertilizer can have the opposite effect, causing lawn grass to die. Usually, this happens in strips or patches when fertilizer spills or overlaps while you are applying it. This is referred to as “fertilizer burn,” since the fertilizer salts burn the roots of the grass causing them to die. Read More»

Kitchen Remodel: Pros & Cons of Granite Countertops

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Granite is a beautiful and stable material that is often used for countertops in the kitchen and bathroom. The material is not only very difficult to scratch or burn, but it comes in many colors and styles. Many modern and contemporary kitchens use granite countertops, choosing from finishes like flamed, sandblasted, brushed or polished. Before you choose this material for your own countertops, it helps to know about the pros and cons. Read More»

Why You Should Choose A Low-Pile Carpet For Your Children's Playroom

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As a parent you take the safety and security of your children very seriously. For this reason, you are probably wondering what the best flooring option is for your children’s playroom space in your new home. By far, the absolute best choice for playroom flooring is a low-pile carpeting that is installed over a substantial pad. The logic for this choice is as follows: Options Eliminated Immediately The first step for choosing appropriate flooring is to eliminate those options which are obviously not appropriate. Read More»

How And Where Should You Install Your New Video Surveillance System?

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There are thousands of articles and user reviews discussing the best and most state-of-the-art surveillance systems to prevent theft and vandalism of your home or business. However, there seems to be less discussion about the best placement of cameras and other monitoring equipment – even though the most high-tech camera may be rendered useless if it is pointed the wrong direction or a nearby light casts too much glare to be able to identify a potential intruder. Read More»

3 Tips For Choosing The Right Shutters For Your Home

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Shutters are a great way to bring personality and style to your home. Many people choose to put in shutters because it is an easy and inexpensive way to decorate your home. However, for many it may be hard to know what kind of shutter to use. Here are 3 things to consider when you are choosing shutters. 1. Pattern There are a couple different types of patterns. The three most common are louvered, panel and board shutters. Read More»

A Step-By-Step Guide To Using A Rug Effectively In Your Living Room

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Rugs can be an oft-overlooked addition to a cozy living space. They take away the chill of a cold floor, protect a high traffic area from scuff marks, and can even reduce echoes in large rooms. Arguably most important, though, is the way a rug can add to the decor of a room. Rugs can tie a room together, or function as a focal piece in their own right. If you’re considering buying a rug for your living room, follow these steps to ensure you get the perfect rug to finish your space. Read More»

Tips For Caring For Your Drapery Treatments

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When it comes to drapery treatments for the windows of your home, selecting and caring for them are of equal importance. The care of your drapery treatments depends on the material that they are made from, as well as their overall construction. Here are some useful tips to make note of in regards to properly caring for your drapery treatments. AVOID TOO MUCH NATURAL LIGHT While drapery treatments are naturally meant to hang in the windows of your home, exposing darker-colored treatments directly to too much sunlight can actually ruin the drapes. Read More»

Four Steps To Installing Central Heating On A Boiler

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Some people like radiant heating and some people donĀ“t, but if you have a boiler, you want to change it over to central heating. A heating professional can do this by adding ducts, a heat exchanger and a few other things. If you want to have central heating from your boiler, here are the four steps that will need to be done to convert it: 1. Removing Old Radiators In Your Home Read More»