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Hardwood flooring
Choosing the Right Hardwood Flooring for your Home

With so many wood choices, the hardest part about installing a hardwood floor is often making decisions at the home improvement store. In this article, we'll talk about some of the most popular species of wood used to make hardwood floors so you can kind the best option for your home.

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Choosing a New Furnace

Choosing a new furnace is not always a decision that can be considered for weeks or months. Sometimes old furnaces can quit on the very days they are needed most. When buying a new furnace is important to have it fitted to the home as an oversized furnace will use more fuel and still not keep the home warm.

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Air conditioner
Tips for Fixing a Broken Air Conditioner

There are some air conditioner maintenance tasks which can be done by the do-it-yourselfer. This article goes over the basic maintenance tasks which can be done easily. Warnings are also included.

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9 Household Maintenance Repair Tips

Home maintenance repair can be more efficient and less time-consuming with a few hints and tips on the best way to accomplish these tasks. Not only will it save the homeowner a call-out charge by a handyman or home maintenance service it will save time and get the homeowner used to doing these projects without a professional.

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DIY Project: Installing Laminate Flooring

Installing laminate flooring can be a great do-it-yourself project if you have the right laminate flooring tools for the job. Compared to a plank wood floor, laminate flooring is inexpensive to buy and easy to install for anyone who is handy. All it takes is planning and buying the right materials and a beautiful laminate floor can be ready in less than a weekend.

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Deck Building Tips for the Handy Person

Deck building is a renovation that can add hundreds of square feet of living space for a fraction of the cost of a room addition in a much shorter time span. For any deck project planning is crucial because there are many other things to consider besides price. These include municipal bylaws and codes, property lines, the positioning of the deck and the materials used to build the deck.

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Garden safety
Garden Safety Tips

Gardening and lawn equipment tools can quickly turn dangerous when used incorrectly. This article goes over the basic tips needed to keep your family and pets safe in the garden and lawn area. The type of professionals needed to help keep your garden and lawn safe are described.

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Energy-Efficient Windows is a Hot Topic

Energy-efficient windows are a key element in saving energy in a home. New Low-Emissivity windows with argon gas filling between the spaces has reduced the heat loss in the home and this translates into hundreds of dollars a year. Other improvements in window manufacturing include plastic spacers between the panes and vinyl window frames. This new way of making windows is also cost-effective and this translates into greater savings for the consumer.

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Shade garden
Tips for maintaining shade garden

There are many perennials which can do well in a shady garden spot. Once established, shade perennials do not need much care, other than occasional thinning. This article takes the reader through the basics of planning and maintaining a shade garden.

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Basement flood
How to drain a Flooded Basement

A flooded basement can be one of most dangerous things that can happen to a house. This article details the precautions a homeowner must take before entering a basement. The steps are also detailed in safely removing water.

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