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  • 4 Tips For Incorporating Art Deco Interior Design In Your Home


    Art Deco is an architectural and interior design style that first became popular in France just prior to World War I and was in vogue across the globe through the 1920s and 1930s. This type of interior design is typically thought of as luxurious, glamorous, and symmetrical. Art Deco is making a revival, and many people are choosing to incorporate elements of this type of design in the rooms of their home.
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  • 3 Common Injuries Associated With Tree Cutting And How To Prevent Them


    In order to remain healthy and beautiful, trees require regular trimming, pruning, and maintenance. If a tree becomes diseased or dies, it needs to be cut down and removed from your property so that it does not cause damage to other trees or property. Many homeowners will attempt to take down the tree on their own. Unfortunately, this can result in injury if the proper precautions are not taken. Here are some of the most common injuries related to tree cutting and removal and how they can be prevented:
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  • Flowers Did Not Grow Well This Year? 2 Ways You Can Improve The Soil


    If your flowers did not grow well this year, it could be due to many things, such as they were planted in the wrong location or they got too much or not enough water. Another thing that can be the problem is the soil may need to be improved. Below are two ways you can improve your soil so you can have healthy flowers next year. Activated Charcoal  Manufacturers make activated charcoal by heating traditional charcoal in the presence of a type of gas.
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  • 3 Tips For Keeping Your Home Pest-Free During The Holidays


    The holiday season is not just a joyful time for you and your family, it is also pretty exciting for pests. The holidays mean more opportunities for pests to move into your home and set up camp. Luckily for you, by taking precautions and being vigilant, you can drastically reduce the number of pests that find their way into your home.   Inspect Your Wood Any source of wood, such as a Christmas tree or firewood, can be a mode of transportation for pests.
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  • How To Maximize Space In Your Park Model Home


    Park model homes offer the freedom to move anywhere in the country while taking your home with you. One issue you may run into, however, is not having enough room for all your stuff. If you are considering purchasing a park model home, consider these helpful tips to maximize space in your new tiny home while still having all the comforts you want. Take Advantage of Vertical Space Use every inch of your walls to maximize your space and get more out of your park model home.
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  • Three Ways To Give Your Driveway A Facelift


    For homes with the garage on the street side of the building, the driveway is a major part of your landscaping and curb appeal. Unfortunately, old cracked concrete, or concrete with visible stains, detracts from the overall appearance of your home. The following three ideas can help you give your driveway a facelift so it becomes a welcome part of the landscape. Idea #1: Get it resurfaced Cracked or badly stained concrete needs a fresh start.
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  • 4 Problems That Can Cause A Gas Furnace Pilot To Go Out


    Does your central heating system work inefficiently because the pilot to the furnace always goes out? There are actually several different things that can be the root cause of a gas furnace pilot not staying ignited. In this article, you will find a list of the possible problems that can lead to a gas furnace pilot going out. 1. The Thermocouple is Faulty The thermocouple to your gas furnace plays a major role in whether or not the pilot will ignite becaue is the part that signals a valve in the furnace to release gas to the burner.
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  • Choose The Right Sprinkler Head


    Not all sprinkler heads are created equally. They each have their own uses, which means that the best sprinkler for your lawn may not work well for your flower gardens or bushes. The following guide can help you sort through the options so you can set up an automatic sprinkler system that works to the benefit of your entire landscape. The lawn You have a couple of options when it comes to choosing sprinkler heads for your lawn.
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  • Replace Your Boring Old Downspouts With Decorative Rain Chains


    Dispersing the rainwater that runs off the roof of your home is important. You cannot just let the water gush through the hole at the ends of your gutters. Water will splatter all over the side of your home, or splash onto the ground creating erosion problems. You may think your only solution is to use old-fashioned downspouts to deal with this problem. But, there is a different choice you can use to handle the water flow coming from your downspouts.
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  • Minimalist Blinds For Privacy


    Choosing the right window treatment for room darkening and privacy can be a challenge, especially if you prefer the more minimalist design of blinds compared to the dramatic look of drapes. Fortunately, there are options. The following are just a few tips and ideas that can help manage this challenge. Tip #1: Size matters Many people choose blinds and shades to fit into the frame of the window. While this provides a sleeker look, it also means that there is a small chink between the window covering and shades that can allow in light or compromise privacy.
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