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Learn more about tips and tricks to building a house from the ground up. These articles cover everything from plumbing and floor plans to flooring and painting

Energy Efficient Roofing Systems

If you’ve ever climbed onto a roof on a sunny day in mid-summer, or even stood under a roof that isn’t properly insulated, you’ll know just how hot a roof can get. Insulation helps to keep the interior of...

Reasons to Build a Green Built Home

Buildings are said to be the biggest source of greenhouse gases in North America, not vehicles. Additionally, the building industry has been accused of being the largest contributor to global warming worldwide. With this knowledge firmly entrenched, a growing...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl plank flooring is an ideal product for both kitchens and bathrooms where water and moisture are common. Many people choose to use it elsewhere as well since it's made to look like wood, but is considerably easier to...

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Selecting Paint for the Master Bedroom

Close your eyes and imagine your favorite place to be. Is it the seashore? Do you envision yourself in the mountains? Or are you in a canyon standing on the precipice of red desert rock? When selecting paint for the master bedroom, you want it to be personal. The...

Using The Color Wheel For Home Decorating

You are setting off on a new adventure and want to use your creativity to decorate your home using color. It doesn’t really matter if what you call home is a house, apartment, duplex, mobile home or a single room. Color will add beauty to anything it touches. It’s...

7 Quirky uses for an Outdoor Shed

Sure, you could use your shed to keep garden tools, DIY equipment, your barbecue and garden furniture in but who wants to be normal? If you’ve got a decent sized outdoor shed – or are looking to buy and build one for your home – why not think outside...

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