Author Archives: RafterTales

Laundry Chute

Laundry chutes used to be common in multi story homes. For awhile they disappeared almost altogether, but recently they have begun re-emerging! Laundry chutes are a fantastic way to keep from carrying loads of dirty laundry all over the house, and having to search for those missing dirty underwear! There are a few considerations that […]

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Kitchen Storage

Kitchen storage stores and websites are the latest craze in small home improvements! Affordable, easy to install and highly useful, the possibilities are endless! But before you run to the store to buy all this new  storage space, you will need to know what needs to be stored. If you need to add some space […]

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Garbage Disposals

Garbage disposals are a nice feature that many home already have. IF you do not have one, however, installing one is moderately easy. Have your plumbing system checked to see what kind of garbage disposal unit is compatible with your sewer and other plumbing hookups. Nothing is worse than buying a unit only to find […]

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Garage Storage

Car garages no longer are only used to park your car in! They have become the multi-purpose room that families use for a myriad of reasons! People have turned them into a living room, a gym, even a children’s playroom. However, even with the fact that the garage is frequently used for these multi-activities, it […]

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Garage Doors

Garage doors are often one of the main things a person sees of your house from the street. They are also a good investment for your home! The style, color and condition of the door has a great influence on the overall appearance and curb appeal of the home. When shopping for garage doors you […]

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Garage Door Opener

Nothing is much worse than having to get out of your car in the pouring cold rain, to open your garage door. Garage door openers are reasonably affordable, and a must have for anyone who parks their car in the garage on a regular basis! When choosing a garage door opener, be sure to consider […]

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French Patio Doors

Having French patio doors open onto your deck or into your backyard is a beautiful way to open your indoor living area into your outdoor living area! French doors are commonly available in wood, steel, aluminum, and fiberglass. Some wood doors are covered with aluminum or vinyl. Each door material has its advantages and disadvantages. […]

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Country Décor

Many people today are looking to escape their busy, fast paced lifestyle with a calm, country look for their home! It makes sense when you consider that being in this country décor setting can help ease your stress after a long hard day! It also makes the home warm and inviting to friends, family and […]

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Basement Waterproofing

A basement waterproofing system will eliminate moisture from parts of your home that are below ground. Whether the basement is used for storage or vehicles or is finished out for family use, it should have an effective waterproofing system in place. Water pressure buildup in the ground, especially after heavy rains or snow, forces water […]

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Basement Remodeling

Many homeowners consider remodeling projects that include basement remodeling but most often this area of the house is considered very low on the priority list for renovation and updating. It is certainly true that a kitchen or bathroom remodel can add a lot of functionality and value to your home, but having a finished basement […]

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