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Tap into an extensive repertory of interesting articles about renovation and construction. Should you DIY or outsource to a professional? How to go about a specific project? Should you renovate before selling? Access a wealth of expert-contributed posts on an exhaustive variety of topics, organized by convenient categories, so you can find spot-on information.

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Garbage disposal
Repairing a Clogged Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposal clogs can be an ongoing problems in many kitchens. This article teaches readers environmental safe and cost effective ways to unclog garbage disposals. Basic plumbing mechanics are also covered. There are even easy disposal alternatives given for certain foods which will help your garden.

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Air conditioner
Top Tips for Installing an Air Conditioner

Installing a window or wall mounted air conditioner is much easier than central air conditioner. The project can be done by a homeowner with a reasonable amount of related home repair and installation experience. This article gives you detailed tips on planning, choosing, and installing an air conditioner.

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Bathroom remodeling
Small Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Small bathroom remodeling ideas should start with careful plans on graph paper or a computer program. Having the exact measurements of the present bathroom on hand the homeowner can then move the fixtures around so that they will fit into the space while providing a comfortable function. Lighting from both natural sources and fixtures can increase the perception of size in the bathrooms.

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Concrete floor
How to Paint a Concrete Floor

Handycanadian.com provides step-by-step instructions on how to prepare and paint concrete surfaces. The article goes over the benefits and disadvantages of painting concrete surfaces. All the materials and tools needed are listed. The article includes insider professional tips on how to avoid the common pitfalls of painting concrete.

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Laneway house
Laneway Houses Offer Green Urban Renewal

The re-introduction of laneway houses has been great news for urban areas where there is excess space on private property that can be utilized for housing. Rather than revamped garage spaces laneway houses are built beside backyard garages and their frontage is on the alleyway. Some times called backyard cottages these dwellings offer a modest, modern and green approach to city living.

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Garage door
Top Ten Tips on Installing a Garage Door

HandyCanadian.com provides you with 10 tips on how to shop for a garage door that will be self-installed by the homeowner. The most important safety considerations are covered. The most critical parts of the project are covered, with general advice on the project as a whole.

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Kitchen remodelling
Top Ten Tips for your Kitchen Remodeling Project

This article provides you with 10 invaluable tips for your kitchen remodeling project. Tips on choosing the right materials and taking the correct measurements and selecting the best surface for your kitchen. Tips for choosing the right appliances and lighting for your new kitchen. Ideas for incorporating a dining area in your kitchen.

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Home renovation
10 Top Canadian Home Improvement Trends in 2010

Home improvement trends for 2010 point toward homeowners staying in their homes for longer. This means they like their location and want to do light renovations in order to stay there. This could mean replacing siding or a front entryway, or increasing the energy-efficiency of the home. Increasing the space can be accomplished by adding a deck or renovating the basement. In Canada many grants and rebates are being offered for new windows and solar-assist systems for hot water.

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Bathroom renovation
Top Ten Bathroom Renovation Tips

HandyCanadian.com can provide important tips and information for your bathroom renovation project. Ten valuable top bathroom renovation tips from HandyCanadian.com to help you renovate or build your dream bathroom. Advice on choosing fixtures, flooring, lighting and much more.

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Renovation contractor
Top Ten Tips for Working with a Renovating Contractor

Careful planning is always necessary for any home renovation project especially when working with contractor. You need to project a clear understanding and voice your concerns during the hiring, renovation and finishing stages. This article gives you a general guide on things you should do when working with a home renovation contractor.

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