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Eight Tips For Renovating Your Kitchen

If your kitchen is too small or if it is simply not a functional space then you should think about renovating. The kitchen really is one of the most important rooms in the house as you spend the majority of your time there, both preparing meals and spending time with the family. It is usually [...]
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Elements of Good Design

Good design rests upon a solid foundation of function, environment, space, style, color and texture. Whether it’s your first design or your fiftieth, understanding these principles and using them to guide your work will guarantee you a well designed space. Learn more about the elements of good design and how you can apply them to [...]
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Prepping Your House for Winter

Winter is easily the hardest season on your home. Snow, ice and cold can be very taxing on your building and your wallet. Follow these five tips for prepping you house for winter: 1. Check Your Heating This is the most important thing to do before winter is in full swing. Once the cold hits [...]
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RV Solar Panel Secrets Revealed

Most RVs are powered by a power unit that is designed to consume a lot of electricity. Also, generator is seldom useful in the rugged outdoor environment. Therefore, experts believe that the future of RV electric consumption lies in alternate energy. RV solar panel kits produce energy from the sun. The kit is connected to [...]
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Top 5 Uniquely-Designed Homes That Didn’t Cost Much

Lifestyle programs are constantly showing homes that are unique when it comes to design. However they often cost too much for the Average Joe. Thankfully, there are options when it comes to building uniquely designed homes at a much lesser cost. Architects and interior designers who can provide unusual and unique looks for their clients [...]
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Choosing a Bathroom Extractor Fan

You have a brand new bathroom, and building regulations require you to install a bathroom extractor fan; but which one should you choose? You will soon discover that the possibilities are almost endless: to start with, should you buy an axial fan, a centrifugal fan, or even an inline fan? Do you need a low [...]
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The Highly Efficient and Eco-Friendly Heat Pump

At no fault of your own, you may have immediately presumed that everyone, everywhere should have a heat pump because they are the most eco-friendly and environmentally sound heating system. Although this isn’t necessarily the case for all heat pumps, it’s definitely worth highlighting the benefits associated with the relevant kind – the geothermal heat [...]
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A Guide to Home Insulation Before Winter Hits

Winter is on its way and the topic of keeping warm without paying too high a price is on everyone’s minds. Added to this the fact that British Gas is expected to increase costs by 20% in the next month and suddenly alternative home insulation ideas don’t sound like a bad idea. Already the Citizens [...]
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Ways to Save Money on Your Home Heating Oil This Winter

Over the last couple of years we have faced some tough winters.  The weather has been pretty harsh and for many of us, unexpected.  Even though we were prepared for snow last year because of the weather we had endured the year before, we were still shocked at how early the cold weather set in [...]
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The Environmental Benefits of Renovating vs. Building a New Home

As a matter of definition, families tend to grow as time goes by. Nearly all families at some point face small challenges related to providing comfort to all members as new arrivals come. Some of these are relatively small in terms of cost and effort, such as the size of the refrigerator or the amount [...]