Deck Ideas For Wet Seasons And Climate

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Your deck should primarily be about enjoyment, not maintenance. Here are some deck ideas to help restore the balance, even when it’s wet and rainy. *** Anyone from the Pacific Northwest will tell you that, as troublesome as rainy seasons can be, a good rain is cathartic for your soul. It’s a wonder then that […]

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7 Easy Ways to Update Your Outdoor Living Space With Paint

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Paint is the good friend who can transform a house into a work of art without asking for much time or money. There are thousands of color schemes, painting techniques, and types to turn a house into a home reflective of its owner’s personality. Decorative paints help you bring a jungle, animal, pattern or ocean […]

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Where & How to Claim a Home Improvement Tax Deduction

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When you’re thinking of a home improvement project, it’s only natural that you’d want to know what’s tax deductible. Reclaiming a portion of what you spent on, say, a bathroom renovation including a new vinyl floor, through a tax deduction makes financial sense. Here’s what you need to know about tax deductions for home improvement […]

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OFYR Grills: The Craft of Outdoor Cooking

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OFYR (pronounced oh-fire) Grills is the brand-new way to cook and grill outdoors—with a unique design for incredible versatility. The cone-shape fire bowl has a wide, flat rim that doubles as a high-efficiency cooking surface.  Heat radiates from the center in a perfectly smooth gradient, creating a broad range of cooking temperatures on a single […]

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Vinyl Flooring Buying Guide

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Vinyl flooring has emerged as a modern alternative to hardwood and tile floor solutions. If you’re considering adding vinyl flooring to your home, here’s what you need to know. Vinyl Flooring Formats Vinyl flooring comes in three basic formats: sheet, tile, and plank. Vinyl sheets are sold in prepared rolls or 6- to 12-foot wide […]

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Hang In There: What to Look for When Buying a Hammock

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There’s nothing better than resting in a hammock, enjoying a frosty beverage, and enjoying the warm summer breeze. With so many options available, you might get overwhelmed to choose which hammock best suits your needs. Keep reading to learn what to look for when buying a hammock. Determine Your Needs Before you venture off to […]

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Green Housing – Bamboo and Cork Flooring Solutions

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If you are wondering how you can minimize the environmental footprint with the surface you walk on; you should contemplate eco-friendly flooring options. Thanks to the green movement becoming the main stream, green flooring designs are offering bountiful of beautiful flooring options for your green home. Two standard eco flooring options are Cork and Bamboo […]

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Reflecto Seal: Another Way to Beat the Heat

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Did you know that now you can do one more thing to beat the heat?  Don’t just dodge the sunlight, reflect it! Reflecto Seal is a specialty exterior paint that reflects a portion of the sun’s hot rays, to deflect some of that hot summer heat from creeping into your home.  Reflecto Seal utilizes advanced […]

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Easy as 1-2-3! Our Easiest DIY Products for Beginners

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Looking to make the most of your time off around the house this summer, but not sure where to start? Why not try your hand at one of our suggested beginner DIY projects? Whether you’re looking to put a small finishing touch in a single room, or completely overhaul its look with a new floor, […]

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America(n Walnut) the Beautiful: American Black Walnut Pros and Cons

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If you’re feeling a little more patriotic than usual this Independence Day, why not take the time to learn more about one of our country’s greatest assets? The American black walnut tree is one of our most treasured natural features, not only for the rich, flavorful nuts it produces but also for its handsome, dark […]

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