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Our building a house section covers everything from framing to electrical, installing windows, doors, flooring and much more.

Custom Made Front Doors

The front door of any house is the dividing point between the inside of the home and the outside. That's obvious. It is also the usual point of entry, and the place at which people get their first impression...

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...

Water Efficient Toilets

Toilets are said to be among the most wasteful appliances in our homes. They can account for as much as 30% of total residential indoor water use. Every day of our lives, we use them to flush billions of...

Advantages of Bamboo Flooring

There are so many different options when it comes to flooring for our homes, you need to know as much as possible about the advantages and disadvantages of all of them. Only then will you be able to make...

Heating your Home with Wood

In the years before we started plundering the earth in search of fossil fuels, most people used to burn wood to heat their homes. According to the United States Department of Energy, prior to the 20th century, about 90% of...

Environmentally Friendly Carpet

Soft floor coverings help to warm our rooms and reduce energy bills, but this doesn't mean that all materials are eco-friendly. So if you are keen to lay an environmentally friendly carpet in your home, be sure that the...

Selecting a Hot Water Heater

We all need hot water heaters in our homes, so if you're building one of your own, sooner or later you're going to find yourself selecting a hot water heater. There are various types of hot water heaters, and different...

Flooring Options for the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most hardworking rooms in the house. We use it for food preparation, cooking and sometimes for doing laundry as well. This not only means that most of us use our kitchens every day,...

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Planting Peas – Gardening 101

Peas are a wonderful addition to any garden. They are easy to grow and practical to store. They are also a great side-dish or addition to any meal. They are a very nutritious vegetable as they contain lots of vitamins and minerals as well as dietary fiber and protein....

Why do Leaves Change Color?

The vibrant colors of autumn make this time of year a favorite. You may be wondering why leaves change color. To understand why leaves change color, you need to understand how plants take in nutrients. Plants take water up through the roots and carbon dioxide from the air. They...

Using Bleach to Whiten Clothing

Bleach serves a dual purpose: it whitens clothes and removes tough stains. It boosts our laundry tasks because it takes over where detergents leave off. This means that if ordinary laundry detergent cannot take out the stains, using bleach would. The only problem with regular use of bleach is that...

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