Home Improvement Articles
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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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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The Most Famous Roofs Of the World
There are many types of roof in the world and each type has a special significance of its own.We all know that the roof is the most important part of your house. It saves us from hailstorm,sun,wind,storms and rain. It is our responsibilty to take care of our roof so…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Aug 02, 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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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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DIY SolarPanels Replacing High-priced Commercial Solar Panels
Low-cost DIY Solar Panels are fast replacing expensive ready made solar panels for home use. The evolution of solar technology has finally reached a point where it is now practical, affordable, and accessible to all. Until recently, renewable solar energy for home use was a fancy term with little practical…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Jun 19, 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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How would you fix a Concrete Apron in the Front of a Garage Door that is deteriorated
I received a call from a property manager for a large Condo organization in our area. He has a problem with many aprons in front of the garage doors for the units. I went to see him and the first product I thought of is Cerlon for the repair, because…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Remodeling   Jul 15, 2011  
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Color Trends 2011: Newest Color Directions In Fashion And Interior Design
I honestly don’t know how the color forecasters determine color trends, but they all seem to be in accord with one another. The color trends for 2011 are diverse, a little bit retro, and quite yummy gorgeous! As a designer, I rely almost entirely on my instincts to know what’s…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Jun 23, 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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How Does A Production Carpenter Install Wood Door Casing
Over the last few years I have been an Owner Project Manager for many construction projects that require wood trim to be installed and I am amazed at the number of people that call themselves carpenters that do not know how to install wood trim rapidly and concisely, so I…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Jun 29, 2011  
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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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How to repair Poured in place Concrete steps that have deteriorated at an Industrial Complex
About 3 years ago one of my clients called me to check out 2 sets of stairs at his industrial Complex in Albany NY. He said the stairs need a little work, well when I got there and saw the shape of the stairs I was amazed that no one…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Remodeling   Jul 15, 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 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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Open-looped And Closed-loop Geothermal Systems
There are two types of loop systems to consider when installing a geothermal heating system. You can either install a closed-looped or open-looped geothermal system. The two systems follow the same concept for geothermal heating and cooling by extracting energy stored in liquids beneath the ground surface, but the two…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Heating and Air Conditioning   Apr 28, 2011  
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How to Recondition Rechargeable Batteries - Restore Your Laptop's Battery in 4 Steps
learn how to recondition rechargeable batteries, you will save yourself some money. Plus by using them longer, rather than replacing them, you will help the environment too. Almost all kinds can be restored to some extent. Below is a simple way to restore your laptop's battery in 4 steps.
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Electrical   Feb 07, 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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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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Free Homemade Bandsaw Plans
Sometimes people don't have the finances to buy bigger tools for woodworking, such as bandsaws or polishers just to name a few. They either just think it would be nice to have one and or just wish they could have one, or look for help through the internet or other…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Tools and Equipment   May 29, 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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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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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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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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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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