Author Archives: RafterTales

How to Install a Jacuzzi Tub

A Jacuzzi Tub is said to be an elegant feature or asset usually found in a bathroom. Its trademark definition defines it as a large whirlpool bathtub with underwater jets that massage the body. Jacuzzis, if not already present in the desired bathroom, is often seen as a means of upgrading one’s bathroom and adding […]

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The Low Down on Whole House Evaluation

Sometimes called an energy audit, a whole house evaluation is essentially a complete inspection of a home’s heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system, done to check for and correct problems and inefficiencies. A whole house evaluation can identify any problem areas which can make your home more comfortable and save you more energy in the […]

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5 DIY Steps to Ensure Your House is Warm this Winter

Nobody likes a cold house so why not arrange plumbing insurance, turn up the heating and do a bit of DIY? There’s nothing worse than a cold breeze, so visit your local home store and show off your handy work. Here are 5 ways to make your house cosy – without calling a plumber. Bleed […]

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Five Super Vacuum Cleaners to Spring Clean Your House in the New Year

Vacuuming doesn’t have to be a chore, if you have the best vacuum for you and your household. In fact, some vacuums make the job of cleaning up your family’s dirt almost fun. The overwhelming number of vacuums on the market makes the job of choosing one a challenge. We’ve taken the challenge out of […]

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Top Five Ways to Insulate Your Home

The winter months are upon us which means freezing weather and expensive fuel bills, but there are lots of ways that you can improve your home’s insulation to keep warmer and help reduce your fuel bills. Here are the top five ways to insulate your home. Lag your Loft Insulating the loft has been used […]

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How to Adapt your Home as you Get Older

As we get older often the biggest worry we have is being able to use our homes easily if mobility becomes an issue. Often older people feel their only option is to move to a smaller home on one level that has been adapted to suit their needs, but it is possible to adapt the […]

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Broken Appliances: The Cost of Repair vs. Replacement

When you own a home, appliance breakdown is inevitable. Once it happens, it can be difficult to figure out whether to replace or repair the broken appliance, especially when factoring in the economy and the desire by many homeowners to be energy efficient. Part Select has created a helpful infographic that troubleshoots potential problems and […]

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Maintenance Tips for Your Stone Kitchen Benchtop

Your kitchen bench tops are probably the most important part of your kitchen. Knowingly or unknowingly they assist you through various cumbersome kitchen chores. Sometimes these kitchen stone bench tops carry the extra heavy load for you while, other times they serve as your resting chairs. Being so closely knit into your life, the kitchen […]

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Change Your Architectural Hardware to Give Your Home a Facelift

If you’re looking for a no fuss way to give your home a facelift that doesn’t involve going anywhere near a paint pot then why not think about changing your architectural hardware? Often when people move homes they are keen to redecorate but they don’t consider changing door and cupboard handles, knockers, or window casements. […]

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How to Install Wooden Spindles on Outdoor Stairs

Spindles for stairs are essentially needed for supporting the handle railing and keeping it stable. They provide safety and help avoid accidents due to falling or slipping between the gaps created in the railing and the staircase or its floor. Apart from providing the much needed safety, stair spindles add to the style and grace […]

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