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Homes of Steel

Despite your preconceived notion of what makes a well constructed home, a metal building is one of the most durable and strong methods of developing your residence. If you live in areas that are at risk for natural disasters, like many of us do, choosing a home constructed of steel can provide you and your [...]
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Environmentally Conscious Roofing – Three Reasons to Invest

If you’re environmentally concerned, chances are that you’re constantly searching for different products/services that will help you tread upon the planet more gently and make your conscience lighter. One of the biggest ways that we can conserve resources and reduce our carbon footprint on the Earth is by consuming less energy and using the energy [...]
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Tour of Affordable Homes Spotlights Comfort and Elegance

The Street of Dreams typically showcases the latest in home luxury and design, and while many of us can enjoy the tour each summer, few can afford the opulence on display. Keeping in tune with the economic downturn and the need to build more sustainable homes, the Street of Affordable Homes in Portland, Oregon offers [...]
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Bathroom Tips For The Green Homeowner

Our homes say a lot about us as individuals. From the neighbourhoods we live in to the colours of our walls and the things we choose to display in our windows, much of what we value can be read by our neighbours, friends and anyone else who passes through the domestic sphere. On some level, [...]
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How to be Environmentally Friendly in the Kitchen

The desire and requirement to be eco friendly is very much ingrained in modern day living. Cutting energy consumption, emissions and costs, are issues at the forefront of every consumers mind these days. In order to lead greener lives we need to take greater action. This can mean recycling more, swapping to energy efficient appliances [...]
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Summer-Proof Your Home

Is it summer now where you live? Are you looking forward to bathing in the sun and hitting the beach? Are you ready to take your summer wardrobe out from the storage? Summer days do bring about the best moods and cheers from people. But as much as we enjoy coming out of winter, let [...]
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Energy Saving Tips for a Cool, Comfortable Home this Summer

The hot summer days are finally here and yes many of us can’t even stand the thought of not running the air conditioning, however with that thought comes the bill.  With the energy costs rising along with everything else, many of us have to cut costs where ever we can.  Some of us have older [...]
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Three Wireless Internet Access Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Wireless Internet isn’t nearly as plug-and-play as service providers would like us to believe. There are a number of frustrating problems that can crop up while trying to prepare your home for wireless Internet, especially if you want to tune your network for maximum performance. Of course, you could skip all of the headaches and [...]
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Top Three House Cleaning Tips

House cleaning isn’t a favorite activity, but these three tips will help keep your home clean and comfortable. The Oven No one likes cleaning the oven, it’s one of the most dreaded cleaning jobs in the house but it’s one that still has to be done. If you run a busy household and have a [...]
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Seven Not-so-Difficult Ways to Live More Sustainably

Living sustainably means developing habits and making lifestyle choices that are consistent with protecting and maintaining the Earth’s ecological balance. This may sound like a lofty and intimidating goal, but sustainable living is really about making small, manageable choices and developing good, environmentally conscious habits. In fact, making a difference in one’s environmental footprint is [...]