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Tips For Updating The Look Of Your Vinyl Shutters

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Vinyl shutters, whether they are fully functional are purely decorative, are usually considered maintenance-free. Although they aren't prone to rot or the other issues sometimes encountered by wood shutters, vinyl does need some minor maintenance to remain looking its best. The following tips can help you maintain your vinyl shutters, or even give them a facelift if they begin to look dated. Tip #1: Remove hidden dirt The slats on your shutters tend to collect dust, dirt, and spider webs.

30 November 2016

Water-Purifying Rain Chains: How To Do It

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Rain chains generally collect rain water and allow it to trickle down to the ground or into a collection pail, whichever you choose. If your intent is to use rain chains to collect rain water for personal use, you will still have to purify it if you are going to drink it. Here are some tips and tricks to purify the rain water your rain chains help you collect. Active Carbon Filters with Silver

10 November 2016

Purchasing Some Wholesale Beads? 4 Things You Can Use Them For

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Wholesale beads can be used in a variety of ways. If you are ordering some beads, you can be very creative in how you use them from decorating clothing to using them outside. Below are four things to help you get started. Embellish A Jacket If you have a boring jacket, using wholesale beads can really dress it up and make it stand out. When you get it finished, it will look like a totally different jacket.

12 October 2016

How Does A Plumbing Camera Inspection Work?

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If you have experienced several drain clogs in the recent year and are tired of paying a plumber to clean your lines, you may want to take the necessary steps to find out why you keep having these problems. You can do this by hiring a plumbing company to perform a routine type of maintenance that involves a drain camera. This camera is used to locate problems, and it can be one of the best tools available for plumbing maintenance.

16 September 2016

Three Methods Professional Exterminators Will Use To Rid Your Home Of Mice

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If you've noticed that the packaging of food in your pantry and been gnawed by a mouse, or if you've seen a mouse running around, it can be an unsettling feeling. If you've tried setting traps, but have either not caught anything or have had more mice appear, your problem may require professional exterminators to resolve. Some homeowners may not think that having mice is a big deal, but they can actually wreak havoc in your home: they get into your food, poop wherever they are, and they damage walls and other structures of the home.

17 August 2016

Defining Features Of Contemporary Furniture: How To Recognize Them To Discuss Them Intelligently

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As an interior decorator, you want to be able to discuss different types of furniture intelligently. When you are unfamiliar with a design style, or not up to date on a current trend, it can make you look unprofessional or unintelligent. Here are some defining features of the most current contemporary furniture and how to recognize these features so that you can discuss them intelligently with clients and fellow decorators.

25 July 2016

Shedding Light On The Subject -- 3 Tips For Lighting Your Wandering Walkway

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Once you've designed a meandering pathway in your yard, it's time to consider how you will light it properly. For walkways throughout the yard, lighting is a matter of safety as well as drawing attention to the best parts of the path. So, how can you light your way? Here are 5 tips for any yard. Start Low and Soft. When planning your lighting, start with an understated lighting design and add only as you need to.

29 June 2016

Three Ways To Make Sure The Marble You're Eyeing Will Be Able To Withstand Bathroom Water

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As long as you take a good survey of all the marble grades and varieties out there, it's perfectly possible to get tiles and slabs that are both suitable for your bathroom's style and relatively cheap. But since not all marble is the same and not all cuts into marble rock create the same kinds of tiles and slabs, it's important to always keep water resistance problems in mind. Use these three ways to ensure the marble you're eyeing will be able to withstand bathroom water.

3 June 2016

Creating Your Own Eye-Catching Rain Chain To Divert Water From Your Gutter System

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If you are looking for a trendy alternative to a plastic or aluminum downspout to redirect water from your gutter to an area away from your foundation, you may want to consider using a rain chain to dress up the area. This is a great way to collect water as it drips from your gutter, allowing it to trickle down in style so it does not accumulate in an area where it will cause harm to your home.

12 May 2016

Creating A Globe Light American Flag For Your Backyard

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Are you looking for a cool way to show your patriotism this Independence Day? Create your own American flag globe lighting fixture. This will require a little patience and some creativity, but it's worth it. Changing The Bulb Colors To create your American flag, you're going to need 13 strands of lights, the correct color bulbs (red, white, and blue), and a little creativity. All the strands should be of equal length for this to work.

17 April 2016