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Energy Efficient Furnaces – Reducing Your Gas Bill

Not only can a high-efficiency natural gas furnace warm your home and make it more comfortable, but it can also save you money. So the next question is: do you have an energy efficient furnace in your home? If your...

Shouldn’t all Homes be Built with Pets in Mind

We finally moved into the new home we had built and boy, were we happy! With all of our earthly belongings hauled inside, it was time to show the place to the pets. Tinkerbell (Saint Bernard), Cutie Pie and Buddy...

Green Roofs for Suburban Homes

Most people spend time and money trying to remove moss and vegetation from the roofs of their homes. They do so because they consider it to be dirty and ugly, and because it adds weight to the roof. But moss...

Cost Breakdown of Building a House

Professional builders and quantity surveyors know how important it is to have accurate estimates and costings when doing any form of construction. They also know how important it is to set a realistic budget and then stick to it....

Solid or Hollow core Doors for the Bedrooms

When it comes to choosing internal doors for your home the two main choices are between various different solid doors and hollow core doors. Then you will need to look at style, and what the doors look like. All...

Environmentally Friendly Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is available in many guises from boards that are suspended above ground to hardwood laminate products that are installed onto a screeded concrete slab. There are veneered wood products, modular strips that clip together, contemporary parquet flooring...

Vinyl vs Wooden Windows

There are four primary factors you will need to consider: design and style the material used to make the windows quality cost However you may find that the availability of a particular design and style will limit your materials choice. Quality may also be...

Building a Green Home

As the global threat of climate change increases and the availability of the planet's precious natural resources decreases, a growing number of people are doing everything possible to live in a more sustainable manner. So what better place to...

On Demand Water Heaters – Pros and Cons

On demand point-of-use or instant water heaters are relatively small appliances that produce hot water instantly, when we need it. Most do not incorporate any sort of tank, and only heat the water that is required. You turn on...

Pet Friendly Floors

Hardwearing flooring is an advantage for any home whether you have children, pets or even live on your own without any type of live-in companion. The reasons are threefold: hardwearing flooring lasts longer, it is easier to clean, and...

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Decorating a Small Living Room

Successfully decorating small spaces can be a lot more difficult than decorating large areas and rooms. Decorating a small living room is no exception, especially if you are working on a tight budget or downscaling from a larger house. Starting from scratch can be intimidating, but a modest, minimal look...

Preparing Wooden Subfloors – The Base Floor

Wooden subfloors have their own unique set of issues that you need to address prior to installation of the final flooring, or you’ll be hearing about it in the years to come. Mainly squeaking, popping, and groaning resulting from low spots or high spots where the flooring flexes underfoot....

Choosing Interior Paint Colors for a New Home

The colors you choose for the interior of your new home will depend on a number of factors. The purpose of the room, size and dimensions of the room, and how much natural light that room sees throughout the day will play a big role in the paint that...

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