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Home value improvements
Home value improvements
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Because of the financial crisis, housing prices have lowered and thus every home owner has encountered a loss of value. There are ways to minimize the coming dip in a property value and one of the ways is investing in home improvement. But you ...

Remodeling estimates
Remodeling estimates
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Whatever remodeling you've decided to do in your home, you need to think about remodeling estimate. This will bring up front which elements are or not necessary. Material list Write on a piece of paper the materials needed for the construct ...

Getting rid of mice
Getting rid of mice
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Mice can be annoying when they infest your home. The best way to get rid of them is to prevent them from getting in, in the first place. Protecting the home One thing that you can do is keep the lawn mowed, as mice don't like to travel thr ...

Improve the value of an old house with little money
Improve the value of an old house with little money
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If you've decided to sell your old home, then you should be thinking about some renovation, if you do want to get some money over it. Here are some things you can do to improve the value of the house with very little money. Exterior When wo ...

Spiral staircase maintenance
Spiral staircase maintenance
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Cleaning and keeping your staircases clean is an easy job. Periodic cleaning is all you need to do to ensure the good look. This will also eliminate the premature replacement. Proper usage If you have children, tell them not to run up and d ...

Energy efficient windows
Energy efficient windows
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When you're building your own home, try using energy efficient appliances and also construction materials. One way to keep the pace with the eco trends is by installing energy efficient windows. 1. Energy efficient windows are insulated. This ...

Building a cordwood house
Building a cordwood house
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One green building technique is building using stackwall or cordwood. This means that for constructions you are using firewood logs. Cordwood structures are very resistant and some of them exist for more than 100 years. 1. First of all you nee ...

Going green on a budget
Going green on a budget
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If you decide to go green, not only that you will help the environment, but also you will help yourself. You will pay less money on electric bills. Going green doesn't mean that you need to replace all appliances in your home. Here's how you can ...

How to transform the closet into your office
How to transform the closet into your office
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If you have a small house or apartment, you should try and use every space available. Even the closet. don't underestimate it's use. You can easily transform it in an office, especially if the closet is part of your bedroom. Preparing the clos ...

Finding free bricks
Finding free bricks
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Here's how you can get free bricks and start building something for your own. 1. The easiest way to find free bricks is to look for ads, newspapers articles, bulletin boards, or any other source from where you can get a chance for finding free ...