The Best Way To Clean Pet Hair From Hardwood Floors

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One of the no-so-fun tasks of owning pets is cleaning their hair. They shed it everywhere, more so on the floor. Fortunately, it is easier to get pet hair off the floor than it is to get it off carpeting and furniture. Unfortunately, hardwood reveals dirt more than other floors. So, you find yourself cleaning more often, and you have...

Key insulation issues to look out for in older homes

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We all love older homes and period properties. They just have that classic look that screams style and elegance in most cases. If you have just moved into one or are thinking of buying one, you will know just what we mean. There is one slight drawback that some older homes can have though: poor insulation. This is perfectly...

How Liveable is Foggy Bottom, DC?

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Foggy Bottom, is one of the first neighborhoods in Washington, DC, and is located west of the White House and downtown Washington in the Northwest quadrant.  Foggy Bottom DC stretches from the Potomac River to the western edge of Georgetown.  It is one of the first neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. George Washington University rules the majority of the area,...

6 Ways to Make a Rental Feel Like Home

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There is a reason why we feel at ease when we are at home. This is because home is where we keep all our belongings and have the place organized in a way that it makes sense to us and gives a sense of security. However, what are you to do if you have to live in a rental...

8 Ways Monty Don Provides Inspiration to Home Gardeners

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British television presenter Monty Don has plenty of advice home gardeners can learn from. Here are some of the biggest ways he is inspiring to all gardeners. If you live in the U.K. and you love your garden, you've heard of Monty Don. He's an experienced, well-known TV horticulturist, though he calls himself an "amateur gardener." The latest studies show...

6 Ways You Can Save Money With Absolute Part Time Maid

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The beauty of a home depends on its levels of cleanliness. In most cases, people have gone out of their budget to make their homes habitable. Well, I have good news for you. It is practical to save money with absolute part-time maid. Some agencies have invested in offering such services at an affordable cost. There is no honor in...

What Roof Material is Most Durable and Long Lasting?

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Each year, millions of roofs get installed onto homes in the United States. Most homeowners are interested in purchasing a roofing material that is durable and long-lasting. This can be especially true for those that own home is the northeast in cities like Vancouver. While the question of which roofing material is the best is valid, there is not...

7 Expert Rodent Proofing Tips for a Mouse-Free House

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Are you sprucing up your home with some much-needed renovations? Now's the time to work on rodent proofing your home and here's how to do it. One of the constant challenges of owning a home is combating the entry of rodents. Mice, rats, and other creatures are infamous for making their way into homes, eating food, spreading disease, and causing...

HDB renovation – Essential rules to keep in mind

Change does unsettle things for a while! It ultimately helps to start a new refreshing pattern to life. The same logic applies to home renovation. It helps you to say yes to a new design, decor that gives your house a new look and identity. Every homeowner wants their house to look clean, neatly designed, and well maintained. They...

3 Security Considerations That Should Factor into Every Building Design

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Whenever you are designing a building, irrespective of its purpose, you need to factor in the security of the building and its occupants. Unsafe building designs can have fatal consequences and can lead to serious damage to your reputation, and potentially your finances if someone decides to sue. The following three security considerations should factor in to every major design...

Advantages of Hiring a General Contractor

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Owning your dream home is the ultimate goal for most of us. Perhaps you bought a house or are planning to build yours, the chances are that you have few projects that you want to do- be it remodeling your bathroom, your basement, your backyard and so on.  Well, anything to do with construction needs a lot of expertise,...

What Are The Differences Between Salt And No Salt Water Softeners?

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Are you wondering about the differences between salt and non-salt water softeners? Many people think that they work exactly the same but that isn’t actually how it works. While there are differences between how each type of system works, keep in mind that you'll be able to basically achieve the same benefits no matter which type you choose for...

What Causes A Roof To Wear Out

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You may be under the impression that your roof is so strong it will last forever. And it will definitely last for many years. However, there are many elements that wreak havoc with it, resulting in the roof wearing out and needing some serious repair or replacement. What kind of situations cause a roof to wear out? Ultraviolet radiation Even if...

Check for These Common Basement Problems

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Unless you have a finished basement, you probably don’t spend a lot of time down there. Most likely, you use it as a storage space. Maybe you keep your washing machine and dryer down there, but overall your basement is an out-of-sight, out-of-mind part of your living space. If this sounds like your basement, you may want to start thinking...

How Real Estate Technology is Changing the Way Homeowners Sell Their Homes

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When it comes to buying and selling your home, it’s essential to stay on top of how the world of real estate changes from year to year. Real estate technology has changed the way the entire industry operates, and you need to stay informed if you plan to participate in it as a buyer or seller. Truth be told,...

9 Expert Design Tips for a Tight Budget

Decorating your home is one of your joys as a homeowner. However, if you’re working with a tight budget, making a real change can feel impossible. Yet, there’s actually a ton of stuff that you can do. You don’t need to be an expert interior designer to create a wonderful living space. Fixing the plumbing system or renovating your bathroom...

Importance of Awareness on Energy Usage Domestically

Managing your energy usage is important, not only to keep an eye on your energy bills but also to be more efficient with your consumption. The problem is some people don't know how to regulate their energy usage, while others don't see the value in it. Canada, in particular, needs to be more aware of energy consumption since the country...

The Outdoor Features That Will Boost the Value of Your Home

When selling your home or seeking a professional appraisal, proper staging is a must. What you may not have considered is that staging the outdoor of your home is more important for snagging that vital first impression. You want your property to be impeccable. This means focusing on the front as well as the back yard. Potential buyers want to...
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