• John Rocco
    Installing Vinyl Replacement Sliding Glass Doors
      Last week I told you how to remove your old sliding glass door in preparation for the installation of the vinyl replacement door. Let's go through the installation procedure for both the Retrofit style and replacement style frames.
      Let's start with the retrofit frame. Like the retrofit window, the door will have a 2" lip flush with the outside edge of the frame. The difference between the retrofit window frame and the retrofit door 。。。
  • Carlo Morelli
    Landscaping Tips: Concrete Pond Construction
      Good concrete pond construction means not taking shortcuts.Improper methods can lead to more money spent on maintenance,repairs, or replacement than on the cost of the initialconstruction. Since good concrete pond construction equates tohaving one that lasts a lifetime or longer, follow these rulesof thumb to get it ri。。。
  • Charlie Foster
    What's New in Floor Tile
      The floor tile industry is seeing a dramatic shift from
      traditional ceramic floor tile, wood flooring and marble
      floor tile. The latest trend is metal tile and flooring that is
      captivatingly original, colorful and rich in patterns.
      Homeowners and retailers are using metal floor tile to
      create impact areas that are dramatic and appealing to their。。。
  • Dawn Kornels
    The Benefits of Soft Water - Why You Need a Water Softener
      Soft water versus hard water has many benefits. Like clean shiny silverware and glassware. No one like the spotty chalky hard water spots on their silverware, glasses or dishes.
      Since shampoos, soaps and detergents do not lather well in hard water, naturally soft water or hard water made soft through a water softener restores the rich lathering cleaning ability and cuts down on the usage a。。。
  • Elia Levi
    A Trap Set by Law - Beware not to Fall into it!
      Camera-audio may seem a useful accessory to be implemented with no problems into one's home surveillance camera system. One may think that this addition will improve the level of information available and support surveillance and investigations with useful knowledge and cues.
      When one looks through many Catalogs of Surveillance Cameras, one can will find that many surveillance cameras have no built-in Camera-audio microphones. This is in contrast with many hand held video cameras (camco。。。
  • Sammer Hakim
    Two Common Flooring Decorating Traps Almost All Customers Fall Into
      Having worked with flooring customers and interior decorators, the biggest decorating traps customers fall into are:
      1) Trying to 'match' their new flooring with their furniture, curtains, paint or their pets (it happens!)
      2) Decorating Backwards.
      Why 'matching' is a mistake:
      Your floor is pretty much a permanent thing. Your movables, furniture and yes your pets come and go. So trying to match anything is a temporary solution. Here's a tip: If you try too hard to match everything, 。。。
  • Razmik Raz Vartanian
    The 10 Most Important Rules of Choosing and Dealing With aContractor
      Building your dream home can quickly turn into a nightmare ofunmet schedules, cost over runs, shabby workmanship and endlessarguments.
      I have been originating and closing construction loans for agood number of years now and I have experienced clients dumpingcontractors and even contractors dumping clients. By that timein most cases the job is runn。。。
  • David Buster
    Log Cabin Home Plans - Log Cabin Home Floor Plan Visualization & Orientation
      Finding good log cabin home plans is relatively easy today. When creating the log cabin home floor plan that's perfect for your cabin home, you can use the speed of the internet to investigate your options and choices. Whether you're just starting to think about your log cabin home or are well along in the 。。。
  • Leon Chaddock
    Cutting Down Costs: Air Conditioners
      It is hot outside and you know the air conditioners are going to cost you on that next bill, but what else can you do? There are many options available to you when it comes to cutting your energy bills. In fact, you may just save money by taking the time now to get the most out of your energy dollar by using effectiv。。。
  • Mark Donovan
    Mahogany's Beauty and Durability Makes it Ideal for Deck Construction
      A couple of years ago I had the chance to tour several newly constructed Adirondack homes. One of the areas that particularly stood out for me while touring these homes were the decks. All used Mahogany lumber for both the decking and the railing systems. The red color and the general beauty of the Mahogany wood was。。。
  • Kirk Muhlhauser
    Maintain Your Home's Concrete
      Almost every home has some type of concrete surface, whetherit's a garage floor, porch, sidewalk, etc. Concrete is theproduct of choice for these surfaces because of its strength,durability, and relatively low maintenance requirements.Although this is true, concrete does deteriorate over time and alittle bit of ma。。。
  • jmahoney
    7 Materials For Creating The Perfect Kitchen Countertop
      The kitchen countertop has to be able to take a lot of abuse including the heat of pots, cutting and knives and abrasive cleansers. The ideal countertop should be able to stand up to heat and the sharp edge of a knife.
      Let us take a look at 7 of the most popular kitchen countertop materials being used today:
      Granite - A natural stone, granite is a popular choice for it聮s classic beauty and durability. Granite is the hardest and densest of the natural stones. It can create a kitchen countertop that is extremely scratch 。。。
  • Garry John
    Venetian Blinds
      Despite the popular perception otherwise, Venetian blinds actuallyinitially were not crafted and created in the Venice, Italy, butVenetianblinds were discovered (some would say stolen) by Venetianmerchants travelling in the countries of the Far East.
      In no time at all, the use of Venetian blinds spread throughVenice, Italy and across other European nations. Of course,today Venetian blinds can be found in households and inworkplaces across the world.。。。
  • Dawn Keadic
    Autumn Wreaths Mark The Season
      Wreaths are sometimes thought of as a Christmas-only decoration. This is a short-sighted view, as a beautiful wreath can be used to decorate a home for any season. Wreaths made to celebrate the autumn months can be very attractive home decorations.
      Autumn wreaths often attempt to take the most beautiful elements of the fall season and to combine them in one artistic statement. They will often feature the striking colors of fall foliage and often reflect an &q。。。
  • CJ Gustafson
    How to Build a Home Sauna - Three Important Questions to Answer Before Building
      Considering that home saunas are believed to produce numerous health benefits and provide a relaxing spa experience, it抯 no wonder than more and more people want to know how to build a home sauna. The answer to this question depends on several factors, including your budget, the space available, and how handy you are. 。。。
  • Sammer Hakim
    Hardwood Flooring Selection
      Hardwood flooring is exotic, beautiful, durable and adds value to your home. Although color is the #1 choice for flooring shoppers when deciding on a floor, don't go by color when buying your hardwood floor for very good reason:
      Some of the most beautiful and eye-catching hardwoods also happen to be the softest and damage prone. Your pines, walnuts and cherry's have unsurpassed beauty. I've seen many shoppers literally lock their。。。
  • John Morris
    Basement Waterproofing - Get Ready For Rain
      The noises - a trickle, a drip-drop, or heavy rush or splash. Ahh, the sun is gone, rainy days are here! Roofs, gutters, and downspouts function in harmony to keep us safe and dry during a downpour. Rainwater rolls down our roofs; much like it does down the mountains. It is then collected in gutters before they are cha。。。
  • Ray Breitenbach
    DIY Bathroom Plumbing - Sewer and Septic Odor
      One common problem many homeowners run into is a sewer or septic odor in their bathroom. It may not be strong, it may not be constant, and it may only occur occasionally but it can be annoying and/or embarrassing when it does happen. Often the first inclination of the homeowner is to attempt to use a cleaner or deodori。。。
  • Pat Johnson
    Duct Cleaning - When Should It be Done
      As a qualified duct cleaning contractor I have discovered that most homeowners feel that they are very uninformed when it comes to knowing when duct cleaning is really necessary.
      If your furnace/air conditioner filter loads up very quickly with dust and debris shortly after replacement, it is a good idea to have a thorough duct cleaning.。。。
  • Michael Baruch
    Tornado Safety Tips
      By taking basic emergency preparedness precautions before a tornado strikes, you can dramatically reduce risk of injury to you or your loved ones.
      Understanding the Warnings
      Tornado safety begins by listening for National Weather Service advisories. A tornado watch is issued when tornadoes are possible in your area. You need to be attuned to environmental cues:。。。