01.Types of Residential Heating Systems There are several types of systems used to provide heat in a home, and within each broad type, there are many variations. Some heating systems share components with the home’s cooling equipment, and the term HVAC (heating, ventilation, and cooling) is used to describe the overall climate control system in […]

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01.Reasons for Draining Plumbing Pipes Although not a common task, draining your home’s plumbing pipes is occasionally necessary. Some common reasons for doing this include: Fixing a water hammer problem. Shutting down a seasonal property for the winter. To make major plumbing repairs, like replacing or extending the main plumbing lines. Water Hammer Water hammer […]

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Nothing says home like a wood-burning fireplace. Gas powered and gel fireplaces have their strong points, especially when it comes to ease of use. But only a real wood-burning fireplace, with its deep crackle and glowing orange embers, is capable of sparking such a sense of place in the imagination of homeowners. Yet realism comes […]

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If your garage floor is stained with oil, grease, and rust, you can easily give it new life with some garage floor paint. Latex paint intended for use on concrete floors is relatively inexpensive and easy to apply. Though garage floor paint is available in a variety of colors, you might want to choose a […]

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1.Are Paint Edgers an Alternative to Cutting-In and Taping? Interior painting is one of those home improvement projects that can actually be called fun. With immediate results and dramatic changes, painting is a long-favored activity by do-it-yourselfers. But paint edging isn’t so fun. Bringing paint to the edge of ceilings, trim, or wall corners, all […]

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1.Guidelines for Finding Good, Inexpensive Kitchen Flooring You can easily spend $20-$30 per square foot on luxury flooring for your kitchen, but if you are willing to shop around and tackle the installation yourself, a new kitchen floor can cost well under $1 per square foot. But it’s important to note that price is not […]

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Looking at luxury vinyl plank from a distance, brands tend to blend together. Come closer, step on them, install them, and good vinyl plank flooring quickly separates from bad plank flooring. The main points that differentiate the best vinyl plank flooring from inexpensive, adequate vinyl plank include: thickness, wear layer, quality of register embossing, quality […]

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The newest look in kitchen and bathroom design is the laminate sheet backsplash. It is the logical end result in backsplash evolution. Sleek, smooth, and often a solid color, it is better than any other backsplash material at protecting walls and facilitating clean up. Increasingly found in designer kitchens, it is practically a staple of […]

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