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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The vivacious executive crafts a bold, moody space inspired by an osmosis of fashion and design. Welcome to our series, “At Home with…,” where we sit down with our favorite design tastemakers to learn about the inspiration behind key spaces in their home. After years of living downtown, Wilhelmina Models CEO Bill Wackermann craved a […]

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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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There are bad feng shui plants and good feng shui plants. It is more about the feng shui positioning of specific plants in specific bagua areas of one’s home or office. And, of course, because feng shui is all about energy, there is certainly a lot of emphasis on the actual energy of the plants, […]

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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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When it’s time for the family to get together and make Christmas ornaments and decorations or trim the tree, it’s always a challenge to find activities to keep toddlers interested and involved. These Christmas activities for toddlers can teach concepts about Christmas and help children feel helpful and included in traditional holiday events. 01.Paint with […]

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1. Décor Inspired by the Night Sky As a child, you likely remember having a brief fascination with the stars. After learning about the night sky in science class, you may have picked up a few astronomy books at the library, tacked up glow-in-the-dark stars on your ceiling and begged your parents for a shiny, […]

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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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