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5 Green Home Improvements You Can Take to the Bank

With talk of energy shortages, endangered species, and global warming dominating national headlines, it’s easy to forget that going green with home remodeling is as good for your wallet as it is for the rainforest. Here’s a list of 5 green remodeling projects that are good for the earth and save you cash at the…

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Kitchen upgrade

Upgrade Your Home Life

There are many home improvement projects that get us excited. Kitchen remodels, basement finishing, attic conversion, and installing new flooring certainly have the interior designer in us anxious to begin planning, but it is often the less flashy, more practical upgrades that make such projects a success. While plumbing and electrical updates are hardly the…

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Mobile Home Repair

The Ins & Outs of Mobile Home Repair

Mobile and modular homes have a very different list of potential problems and repair jobs than traditionally built homes. In fact, because they are built so differently, everything from preventative maintenance to home improvement possibilities require special consideration. If you’re wondering about any or all of the above, here’s a quick look at mobile home…

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Sink drain

Fixing Clogged Drains

Plumbing problems are. Clogged pipes and clogged arteries already have a visual connection, but the symptoms, causes, and treatment for these two conditions share their parallels. By understanding how your pipes work, the risk factors involved, and how these mechanisms closely resemble the blood vessels of the body, you can responsibly maintain your home’s pipes…

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Wood deck

Wood Deck Maintenance

Decks have gone from being a novelty to very common. This is because better wood treatments make wood more durable. While some decks are made with traditional redwood (which has natural preservatives in it), the majority of decks are now made from pressure-treated pine. Is Deck Maintenance Necessary? Most decks are made of pressure-treated pine….

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DIY Guide: How to Build a Darkroom at Home

These days anyone and everyone with a smartphone can be a photographer. Sony even has a mobile phone category for their World Photography Awards. But, like with all art, there are still photography purists out there, using 35mm film to capture moments of simplicity, complexity and, of course, beauty. Many of them take their film…

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