Should You Act As Your Own General Contractor?

Should You Act As Your Own General Contractor?

Here are five reasons why you should NOT act as your own general contractor. Time Do you really have the time to act as a general contractor for your own project? Will you have to take time off of work to get the job completed? Who will be the one to interview all of...

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How Important is a Good School District?

How Important is a Good School District?

For those with young children, finding a home in a good school district is very important. But what about the rest of us? How does living in a good school district impact things like resale and market fluctuation? People without school-aged children and empty nesters...

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Electronic Pest Control

Electronic Pest Control

Whether trying to clear pests out of your house, garden, or barn, electronic pest control should be considered your first option. It is the most eco-friendly and convenient option available. There are a couple of options for electronic pest control. Your first choice...

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The Rolling Pin

The Rolling Pin

One of the earliest known tools for baking is the rolling pin. It likely goes back to the ancient Etruscans. Their use of the rolling pin has been documented in cave paintings and ceramic works. A seventeenth-century painting of a baker shows a rolling pin similar in...

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Choosing the Best Paint Sheen for Your Project

Choosing the Best Paint Sheen for Your Project

A good rule to remember when choosing paint sheen is that the higher the level of sheen, the higher the level of shine, and the greater the paint's durability. At opposite ends of the scale is flat paint with no shine and high-gloss with the most shine. In between...

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Buying a Refrigerator

Buying a Refrigerator

Refrigerators have changed from early iceboxes, which keep food cool by placing a large block of ice at the top. Today they are electric and feature both refrigerator and freezer sections and temperature-controlled fresh food storage drawers. Shelves are adjustable,...

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Protecting Your Home with a Home Warranty

Protecting Your Home with a Home Warranty

It's been repeated time and time that one's house is the largest investment one will probably ever make. What can you do to protect this investment to its fullest? Of course, you have homeowner's insurance to cover significant issues with the house, such as fire or...

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Picture Arrangement

Picture Arrangement

Do you have a group of family pictures, artwork, or photographs that you would like to arrange on a large wall? How can you achieve an eye-pleasing arrangement without putting holes in the wall through trial and error?  One method is to tape off an area on the floor,...

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More Americans Are Renovating

More Americans Are Renovating

During the recession, many Americans were unsure of what would come of the declining real estate market. Most just decided to stay put, not make any improvements to their existing homes, and began waiting things out. Last week, both Lowe's and Home Depot reported...

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