Author Archives: RafterTales

The Most Common Child Safety Hazards Found in Homes

Kids are prone to getting themselves into all kinds of trouble, and at all ages.  But parents tend to be most concerned about the hazards facing infants and toddlers, who don’t yet understand the dangers that lurk around every corner.  So if you’re looking for ways to ensure the safety of your children, at least […]

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Home Lighting: 5 Modern Design Trends for 2012

When it comes to home decor, lighting is sometimes overlooked. However, a well lit room has an influence on our personal well-being and by adding extra light the ambiance of a room can be changed easily. Over the past years, a new focus on home lighting has devveloped. As colors and lighting transform our moods […]

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Dream Garage – How to Build it When the Sky’s the Limit

If you spend a lot of time in your garage, or you want to spend a lot of time there, then why not make it a place that’s not just welcoming but amazing? We have no problem spending tons of money on our family rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms but the garage is usually the […]

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Plan and Remodel Your Bathroom

Remodeling your bathroom is an exciting project to take on and with careful planning and plenty of elbow grease it can be a very rewarding experience. It’s good to remember though that even the best laid plans can run off course and when they do it’s simply a matter of getting back on course as soon […]

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Comparing Roller Garage Doors to Sectional Garage Doors

For many years the most common form of garage door installed into domestic properties was the up and over type canopy door that is often heavy to lift, offers no insulation value and is very easy to break through. However, in recent years as homeowners have increasingly looked at ways of reducing energy consumption and […]

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How to Make Your Bathroom More Handicap Accessible

Making your home handicap accessible can be a challenge, perhaps no more so than in the typical bathroom. Here’s a short list of things to consider when making your bathroom easier for a handicapped person to negotiate. Doors and Vanities In most homes, bathrooms are usually the least accessible room in the house. This is […]

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How to Add a Laundry Room to Your Existing Home – Get Creative!

Are you tired of doing laundry in your existing space? If you are looking for a way to have a new laundry room, perhaps you need to get creative in restructuring your existing living space. Without the option of actually adding on to your home, you might need to sacrifice another room, or at least […]

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Best Tips for Proper Gutter Cleaning

Gutter cleaning isn’t an activity people look forward to. Yet, it has to be done every spring and fall. It is one of the unwanted chores usually at the bottom of the priority list. Few people can claim to enjoy removing dry leaves and debris from the rooftop. Cleaning is important otherwise the gutter will […]

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Top Tips for Laying Garden Turf in Winter

A garden is often a homeowner’s pride and joy and whether you enjoy entertaining in the summer with a barbeque or wrapping up warm in the winter and sitting out on a crisp clear night below the stars in front of your chimenea or patio heater, a lawn really can make or break a garden. […]

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Transform Your Home With Decorative Molding

Many heritage homes were built with beautiful and intricate molding around the doors, windows, baseboards and ceilings. These elegant features transformed simple rooms into works of art. Modern building trends are much different. With a focus on lowering construction costs, elaborate moldings are rarely found in new construction. Simple, inexpensive trim is normally used for […]

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