Home Improvement Articles
Eco Baby Products - Cloth or Disposable Diapers
Many parents these days are deciding to raise an organic "green" baby. Parents are looking for not only what is best for baby and its health but what is also best for the environment. The first decision many times is what kind of diaper to use with their newborn baby.…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 10, 2011  
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Easy Home Automation -- How does Insteon Home Automation Work?
Home automation can improve home living -- If your eyes glaze over at the words "home automation" -- you're not alone. It sounds so . . robotic . . . so complicated . . . and so expensive. But if you've ever experienced the safety and convenience of turning on…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Feb 22, 2011  
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Benefits Of A Geothermal Heat Pump System
Geothermal heating and cooling is an environmentally friendly way of heating or cooling a home or business. Conventional methods of heating the interior of a building involve the combustion of fuel or the use of electricity to generate heat energy. The benefit of using a geothermal heat pump unit is…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Energy Efficiency   Apr 23, 2011  
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Modern Hydronic Heating Systems
A modern hydronic heating systems uses water (Or water based solutions) to move thermal energy from where it is produced to where it is needed. The water within the hydronic heating system is therefore only a transfer medium. Thermal energy is absorbed by the water at a heat source, Conveyed…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Heating and Air Conditioning   Mar 11, 2011  
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how to organize the garage
In this article I hope to give you some tips on how to organize the garage. A good garage is meant to perform its duty; being very functional and effective in the process. When garages are filled with piles and clutters it has gradually turned from a garage to a…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   Jul 19, 2011  
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Can You Build Your Own Solar Panel?
If you have been looking at home solar energy, then one of the things that may have put you off is the cost of the panels. These are the things that convert the sunlight into electrical energy. You may have been asking the question, can you build your own solar…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 14, 2011  
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4 Top Primitive Decorating Ideas
How to decorate with primitives to incoporate primitive decorating ideas in your home without breaking the bank is something people like us want to know. So you want to know how to decorate with primitives? For one thing, you do not always have to use "originals" or "antiques" in your…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Mar 16, 2011  
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What Colors Make Brown? Why is the Color Brown So Popular In Home Decor?
There was a time when “brown” suffered from the awful stigma of being thought of as an ultra conservative and unimaginatively dull, and totally lackluster color. Let’s face it, brown used to be boring. Brown is easy to mix, as every five year old will tell you. Ask a child…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Sep 03, 2011  
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How to Declutter your House and Conquer the Clutter once and for all
Are you struggling to declutter your house? Do you step over piles of clothes, papers and unidentifiable “stuff” just to get to your computer? Although a family might be small, homes are larger then ever. Even with more square feet of living space, many still store attics, basements and storage…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   May 09, 2011  
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Masonry Tricks Of the Trade I Have Learned
I am sitting in my family room thinking of something to write about for an article. Although I am a Carpenter by trade when you work on large commercial construction projects you get to know about other trades that you interact with. I decided to write this article about Masonry,…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Jun 09, 2011  
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Arizona Engineering
Being an arizona engineer and after working for several arizona engineering firms I have started my own Arizona engineering company called Arizona Code Consulting and Design Engineering, LLC. My firm focuses on the smaller clients and contractors and we encourage our clients to obtain building permits. Obtaining a building permit…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   May 31, 2011  
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Color Of the Year 2011: Chirpy, Perky, Gutsy, And Simply Fantabulous!
Every year, before the month of December ends, a select group of fashion professionals presents their color palette to a company called Pantone. Pantone is the ultimate global authority on color trends. Pantone selects one carefully considered color to be presented to the entire worldwide fashion industry, and thus dubs…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Jun 24, 2011  
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How Do You Repair A Concrete Wall That is Only 3 Inches Thick
On a project that I was the OPM on a few years ago there was a problem with water leaking into the basement of the building from outside. The contractor could not come up with a proper solution so he asked my help. I just came back from my Cerlon…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Remodeling   Jul 11, 2011  
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What Eduction is Needed to Become A Good Carpenter
I am sitting on my front porch and thinking about what I should write about today, when this thought came to my head that I have only been talking about construction and not talking about anything related to education needed to become a good Carpenter and Craftsperson in the trades.…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Jun 30, 2011  
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Cordless Chainsaws - Are they Worth Buying?
Cutting tree branches is one of those gardening jobs which although essential to keep things neat and tidy can be very hard work. Doing this work with a bow saw can be very arduous and tiring, but is often the only way to get the job done. It can be…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Landscaping Outdoor Decorating   Jan 18, 2012  
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Discover How to Declutter You House in 5 Easy Steps
Have you come to a point where you realize it is time to declutter your house? Do you spend a good deal of time trying to locate items like your car keys, sun glasses, pens or pencils, tv remote? Or looking for the article you wanted to keep from the…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   Apr 28, 2011  
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Free Wind Generators
Free Wind Generators can be built with recyclable material from your home. With a little know how you could be generating energy for your home for little or no money. The less money you spend on your wind generator, the sooner you will start seeing returns.
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 05, 2011  
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What Are the Advantages Of Constructing A Modular Home
One of the services that I offer my clients is to find the most economical way to build a project. In the first few years that I had my consulting business I have had a lot of clients that have asked what I thought about Modular homes. In other cases…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Jun 04, 2011  
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Ikea Kitchen Installations-5 Questions Before You Take On This Project
Have you just ordered your Ikea Kitchen or cabinets and are considering remodeling and installing them all by yourself? Do you even know how to remodel your kitchen and are just planning to use and follow the free Ikea Kitchen Planner? Though it is wonderful to install and create your…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Kitchen Improvements   Apr 07, 2011  
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How to Paint A Wall From Start to Finish
It’s spring. Your home needs freshening up. And you have decided to do the job yourself. But you don’t know how to paint a wall, far less the entire room. What do you do? In this article, I will outline how to paint a wall, using water base latex paint…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   May 29, 2011  
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Organizing a Kitchen
There is no place as home, it is the place you wake up from, and go back to every time. Your personal house receives much traffic from you alone on a daily basis. Some areas like the kitchen can also determine how healthy you are when it is properly kept…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   Jul 19, 2011  
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Oygen Barrier Pex, A Flexable Solution
If you may be considering installing a radiant heating system one of the first materials you are going to need is an oxygen barrier pex tubing. Oxygen barrier pex tubing is a type of a high density cross linked polyethylene (pex) which has been treated with an oxygen barrier usually…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Heating and Air Conditioning   Mar 20, 2011  
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Top 3 Myths About Solar Energy Panels
Rising energy costs are forcing people to turn to renewable sources of energy. The sun, being the most readily available source of energy, is also being utilised to power up homes and cities. We use solar panels to harness the sun's energy and convert it into a form of electricity…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Mar 09, 2011  
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How Do I Make a Solar Panel?
So you heard you can save a serious amount of money by making your own solar panels instead of buying them from a dealer. Now you’re asking, "How Do I Make a Solar Panel?” That is a question that you only ask once. Once you think you have the answer,…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Energy Efficiency   Jun 18, 2011  
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The Joys Of DIY
If you are on this page, the chances are, you, like me enjoy having a go at diy! It may be becausethe missus has asked you to "fix that shelf" or "sort out that leaking tap", or maybe your other half doesn't like or 'get round to' doing these jobs…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Jun 27, 2011  
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Easy Home Automation - How to Control Home Lights With Your Smartphone
If you have a web-enabled smartphone you probably wonder how you ever got along without it. With a touch on an app you can bring up your favorite content to the screen in your hand. Now there are home automation smartphone apps that allow you to turn your home lights…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Feb 16, 2011  
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Cordless Chainsaws - Can They Cut It?
There is a new generation of Cordless Power Tools hitting the marketplace. One of these is the new Cordless Chainsaw from Bosch. The 36 Volt Bosch AKE 30 LI But can a Battery Powered Chainsaw really cut the mustard - or those big branches? If you are a keen amateur…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Tools and Equipment   Apr 28, 2011  
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Diy Solar Panels Cost A Fraction Of the Price Of Commercially Sold Panels
Renewable solar energy is an exciting technology that came with a great promise of reducing energy costs for an average household while saving the environment from carbon emissions at the same time. However, for some reason, the commercially produced solar panels for homes have failed to break the cost barriers…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Energy Efficiency   Jun 18, 2011  
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Gardening - An Interesting Vocation
This is the art and act of growing and nurturing plants for landscape beautification purposes, for food (herbs, vegetables,fruits etc.) or just as a hobby. Gardening is now a craze in many parts of the world and the desire to grow food by individuals increases by the day. Many city…
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Wiring Your Home :: Installing 3 Way Switches
You have probably found my article because you are trying to perform a wiring task in your own home. . When I set out to do my wiring, it was a challenge for me in order to save money. Basic home wiring is really pretty simple, the thing that I…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Electrical   Feb 15, 2011  
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