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  • Elderly Parent Moving In? Make These Changes To Your Bathroom

    24 April 2017

    If you have an elderly parent moving in with you, then you are likely prepared to make some changes in your lifestyle and living space in order to accommodate their needs. One of the most important areas to focus on is a bathroom remodel. Most bathrooms are not set up to meet the needs of an older adult with stiffer joints and limited mobility. Here are some changes you'll want to make before your parent moves in.

  • Insight to Help You Build a Useful & Safe Backyard Fire Pit

    17 April 2017

    A backyard fire pit is a good way to enjoy the outdoors and bring a part of camping to your backyard. You can install a fire pit in your yard that is well planned out and constructed to keep it safe, enjoyable, and attractive. Here are some tips to help you complete this project. Plan the Layout and Location Before you begin construction of your fire pit, decide how big you want your fire pit to be and the height of the pit's walls.

  • How To Replace Double-Pane Window Glass

    3 April 2017

    If you have broken or foggy double-pane window glass, you don't have to replace the whole window. It is possible to replace just the glass. Here are tips to replace the glass in a double-pane window. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves a tape measure a brown paper bag a broom a vacuum some masking tape a utility knife a rubber mallet some locking pliers a screwdriver some caulk (optional) replacement glass If the glass is broken, sweep up as many pieces of glass as you can, and discard them in a brown paper bag.

  • Why Do AC Systems Short Cycle?

    31 March 2017

    When air conditioning systems are in proper working order, they turn off when the temperatures in homes rise. They stay on until the desired cooling temperatures are reached. The process continues on and off throughout the course of a day. However, sometimes AC systems short cycle, which can be frustrating to homeowners. Short cycling can also lead to AC damage and cause energy bills to be higher. The following are a few reasons that this type of HVAC phenomenon occurs.

  • Turn Your Spare Room Into An Exciting Indoor Playground For The Kids

    21 March 2017

    Regular exercise is crucial for the health of your kids, as it decreases the risk of diabetes development and encourages the growth of strong, healthy bones. It will be less likely that your children become overweight as they age when they have access to space for play and exercise on a daily basis. But sending the kids outside to play throughout the year is tough to do when the weather is bad.

  • Tips For Painting Your Metal Roof

    14 March 2017

    If you have recently gotten a metal roof installed by a contractor or have a roof that you would like to spruce up, you might be thinking about painting it. This is a great way to make your roof match the rest of your home perfectly, to repel some of the sunlight that might be making your building hotter, or to simply get a new look. Here are some tips for painting your metal roof.

  • Three Common Problems People Cause With A Septic System

    9 March 2017

    There is nothing like spending a weekend trying to figure out why your septic system is not working properly. The consequences of a septic system not working properly are not fun and can smell very bad. If your septic system gets backed up, it may be time to get your septic tank pumped. However, there is a good possibility that you caused the problem yourself. There are a few common practices that are truly bad for you septic system.