Home Improvement Articles
Computer Aided Quantity Take Off Program is it Worth the Money
Today we will discuss the most time consuming part for the building construction estimator. That is the materials take off. This is how you determine the cost of the project by how much materials you need to do the job, also what should be figured for waste. When I first…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Apr 24, 2011  
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What Is a Sump Pump?
By definition a sump pump is a pump that is placed in a sump known as a pit or basin that collects water from the ground around it. It pumps the water to a desired location away from the basement foundation to keep it dry. Water build up around the…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Plumbing   Mar 06, 2011  
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How to Build Your Own Solar Panel
Learning how to build your own solar panel is a lot easier than you may think. Homemade examples are considerably cheaper than factory built ones. Plus the more you save on the initial cost of your solar power plant, the faster it will pay for itself with the free energy…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 14, 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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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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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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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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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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Running A Three Phase Motor On Single Phase Power
If you decide to build something like a bandsaw and the only thing available to you is a 3 phase motor, there are at least 3 ways that you should be able to do this without a problem. When I built my bandsaw, I had a good 3 phase motor…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Tools and Equipment   May 24, 2011  
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Radiant Heating Flooring – Stay Warm With Electric Radiant Heated Floors
Electric radiant heating flooring is usually a mat mounted onto your sub floor that has electric running through it. Working on the theory that heat rises the heat begins in the floor and rises up to keep your room nice and warm with natural circulation. This type of heating is…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Flooring   Feb 22, 2011  
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10 Advantages To Having A Bandsaw In Your Shop
There are many advantages to having a shop that has a bandsaw in it, whether it's a homemade bandsaw, which is what I have, or a commercial bandsaw. After I made my bandsaw with mostly things I had sitting around my shop, I was able to do several things that…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Tools and Equipment   Jun 09, 2011  
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Choose a Flat Screen TV
LCD and plasma screens might seem very similar, but the fundamental technologies are really different. Having said that, a lot of customers don't know the difference. There are at the moment a very big number of flat screen Televisions models available on the market. When deciding on to buy a…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Audio Video   Apr 05, 2011  
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Backup Sump Pump – Do You Really Need One?
Are you a homeowner with a sump pump in your basement to keep it dry? Are you predicting that it will never fail especially during a heavy rainstorm? Are you banking on the fact that you have never had a power outage during a severe lighting and thunderstorm so your…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Plumbing   Mar 06, 2011  
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Building with strofoam
Building stronger, energy efficient homes
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Energy Efficiency   Jan 11, 2011  
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Garden Shed Plans! Steps From Concepts to Actual Shed Plans
Before you begin to build a garden shed you should have a complete set of shed plans that give you a detailed step by step guide to follow. This not only applies to garden sheds but also to garages, house additions, chicken coops or any other kind of buildings, even…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Feb 26, 2011  
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How to Take Care for Your Mattresses Sydney?
If you recently bought a new mattress, just like with everything else, you need to take proper care regularly in order to serve you for a long period of time. Protecting your mattress from damage must be in compliance with the recommendations from the manufacturer and certainly there are some…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Furniture   Nov 02, 2015  
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The Advantages to Consider Before the Installation Of Floors
Yes this is a fact that engineered wood flooring is one of the common choices among all the homeowners because of the variety and the homely appearance which is supposed to give you an aesthetic value. This is also the one that is considered to be highly economical with the…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Mar 13, 2015  
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Getting A Professional Appliance Repair Service on Short Notice Can Be Difficult
Chillers and various other white-colored products and solutions have a very finite life time but loads of us are unwilling to upgrade our gadgets because the price involved. But what if keeping your old refrigerator is costing you more money in the long run? For those who find problems with…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Appliances   Jun 06, 2016  
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Jazz Up Your Living With Luxurious Silk Blankets
Silk, also considered as the queen fabric, is known for its lustrous and smooth texture, which makes it a top choice as a skin friendly fabric as well. Silk is wearable in both summers and winters, also in monsoon, given there is a variety of silk types available in the…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Kitchen Improvements   Apr 21, 2015  
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A Good Hardwood Floor Can Last A Century!
Hardwood floors bring beauty and warmth to a home or business. Installing a hardwood flooring in your house brings class and a traditional feel to any home. I love seeing old original wood floors in old houses. As we all know wood floors can last for years, even longer than…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Flooring   Jun 06, 2012  
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Why Are Chimney Refractory Panels so Important?
Sometimes, people disregard the smaller and less complex parts of their homes’ systems without even realizing how important they can be both for the appearance of their houses and for their own safety. When it comes to chimneys for example, refractory panels are sometimes disregarded in their importance, but the…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Tools and Equipment   Jul 02, 2014  
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Good Tips to Stop Your Noisy Garage Door
Nobody likes a noisy garage door and many times a garage door that is noisy can be signs of something that could turn into problems in the future. Most of all though, they can just be a major disruption and for someone who is trying to sleep, it obviously poses…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Storage Garage   Jun 23, 2015  
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All About Home Builders In Edmonton
A home builder as the name sound has to do with someone whose duty and passion is to build the homes of individuals, he usually does his work with some skilled artisans like painters, and electricians etc. he acts more or less like a CEO. He works with already laid…
By:  in  Home Improvement   Jul 26, 2015  
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Hoe Kiest Men Een Professioneel Schildersbedrijf?
Er zijn grote verschillen tussen schildersbedrijven; denk aan de materialen, werkwijze en ervaring. Een juiste mix van deze punten zal zorgen voor een soepel lopend project en zal resulteren in een professioneel uitziend resultaat dat jaren meegaat. Het vinden van de juiste schildersbedrijf is het belangrijkste en misschien wel het…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Painting   Jan 30, 2014  
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When Is Best Time to Call for Air Conditioning Repair Contractor?
One of the mistakes that homeowners make is to think that air conditioning contractors are only needed when the unit needs to be repaired or installed. Some of them turn to do-it-yourself projects when the system needs to be serviced in order to save some money, but there are some…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Heating and Air Conditioning   Mar 26, 2014  
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Three Ways ‘which Best Buy’ Awards Have Affect This Wirral Boiler Company
Which’s ‘Best Buy’ awards have, for a long time, been the yardstick upon which a company is measured. It seemed like if you had one you were doing something right. These awards aren’t given to every company, so to have one means you are leading the way in your field.…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Heating and Air Conditioning   May 28, 2014  
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Cleaning Your Carpet With Vinegar
Vinegar is one of the most under appreciated products around. Most of the time it only seems to come out when someone has a sweet and sour recipe to make, or when kids want to make a vinegar and baking soda volcano with it. But vinegar is more then mild…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   Sep 11, 2012  
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Step By Step Home Updates
House owners tend to be generally researching ways to increase their property. House improvements will make an old residence experience completely new in addition to updated, as well as, increase real price. Doing a few minimal, one stage, modifications can reap major earnings for anyone aiming to sell their property,…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cabinets   Jul 11, 2015  
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