Home Improvement Articles
Radiant Heat Systems
Radiant heat systems transfer thermal energy via electromagnetic waves. Because radiant heat systems heat objects rather than heating the surrounding air they have a tendency to maintain a more comfortable environment due do the lack of air stratification (layering of air due to different densities)which gives you a nice even…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Heating and Air Conditioning   Mar 11, 2011  
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Ikea Cabinets Kitchen Planner-getting That Extra Help
Are you planning to use the great store that is Ikea for your kitchen remodeling project? Or have you already purchased your kitchen but do not know where to begin or how to follow the free Ikea Kitchen Planner that you can download from the Ikea sites? Most people that…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Kitchen Improvements   Apr 06, 2011  
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Alternative Energy, a Beneficial Investment?
Today, alternative energy for the home makes good sense. A low cost system to offset the rising cost of electricity. Another benefit of any alternative energy generator is the fact that there are no harmful emissions.
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Feb 02, 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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Ikea Kitchen Installation Guide
Are you about to embark on an Ikea Kitchen installation project and looking for that extra help? Do you have your Ikea Kitchen delivered but do not know where to begin? For most people who buy the Ikea Kitchen packs or the Ikea kitchen cabinet packs they have never ever…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Kitchen Improvements   Apr 08, 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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How to Paint A Ceiling With A Designers Eye
What’s the most neglected wall in your house? Think about it. An average room has five walls. Can you name the fifth? Aha! Most of us can’t. That’s why it gets neglected. The fifth wall is the ceiling, of course! Most of us don’t think much about our ceilings. When…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Apr 28, 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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5 Reasons You Should Build Your Own Solar Panel
If you are looking to reduce your electricity bills, and who isn't? Then you may be considering generating energy from the sun. These systems can be very expensive, and the more you spend the longer it will take to pay back its costs in free energy. You can however reduce…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 14, 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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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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Walk In Bathtubs For Your Safety And Comfort
Walk in bathtubs are in great demand. Find out why and where you can find a whole range of walk in bathtubs designed for your safety and comfort.
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Feb 03, 2011  
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Rivet Gun – How to Use A Rivet Gun
Using a rivet gun can be a highly effective method of attaching various materials, especially metal together in a permanent way. Though the materials can be separated by simply drilling out the rivets. This is not a difficult process, however you should take care when riveting and do not rush,…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Tools and Equipment   Aug 08, 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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Can A Refrigerator Cool A Room?
During a hot summer day, people try to find creative ways to cool down a room. Some people may even come up with the idea of opening their refrigerator or freezer door to help cool a room. These people may be surprised that by doing so, they will be increasing…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Heating and Air Conditioning   Apr 22, 2011  
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How To Organize The Closet In 4 Simple Steps
We’ve all have a least one closet in the house that frightens us every time we open it. Boxes and objects are piled on every shelf and we don’t even know what’s in them. Even if we do know what’s in them, we don’t care. If we do care, getting…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   Mar 25, 2011  
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Build Your Own Solar Panel And Save Money
Who wouldn't love cheap or free electricity? It is an achievable goal. There are several options available to you. Two of the most popular choices are using the wind or the sun. Unfortunately the cost of the system can make the dream seem unattainable. Factory made solar panels for example,…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 14, 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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Building Construction Estimate
Introduction We are going to talk about Building Construction Estimates to put together a budget for a residential remodeling project to see if the project is worth doing and also to make sure that you’re not putting more money into the property then you can get out of it if…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Remodeling   Apr 22, 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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Solar Panels for Your Home
How to acquire solar panels for your home. How to assemble, and connect solar panels for your home. Video instructions by a certified electrician.
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 11, 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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How To Declutter Your House And Save Your Memories
Do you feel the need to declutter your house? Your home is your castle, they say. You don’t mind the clutter. Actually you don’t consider your mounds of memories and possessions clutter. You move around this mass of stuff and accept the discomfort as normal. There are stories and memories…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   Apr 29, 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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Electric In Floor Heat Keeps You Warm With Money In Your Pocket
Electric in floor heat works by conducting electricity through cables or mats installed in the subfloor of your home. Many use this radiant floor heat to supplement their central heating and air system. Having a central heating and air system continually running during those particularly cold months usually adds up…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Flooring   Mar 09, 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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Green Energy - Build A Cheap Solar Water Heater
You probably know that you can generate electricity from the sun. However electricity is not the only thing the sun can give you. The easiest green energy project, and one that will give you a great saving on your utility bills, is to supplement your current water heating system with…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 14, 2011  
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Radiant Heating - Floor Installations Use Many Methods
When it comes to radiant heating, floor heat is often the method of choice for an effective way to heat your home. There are several different ways to install radiant heat in your floor. Air heated radiant floors are the least efficient because air can’t hold a large amount of…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Flooring   Mar 09, 2011  
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