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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

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...

Common Mistakes When Building a House

Building a house is an enormous undertaking; but it is one that a large percentage of the world's population undertakes at some time in their lives. Some people contract professional building companies to do the work for them; some do...

Suitable Materials for Energy Efficient Roofs

If you’re building a new house or making major changes to an old one, it’s essential to ensure that the roof is energy efficient. In simple terms, this means that you must take steps to make sure your new...

Framing with Treated Lumber

Wood is a primary element in a large percentage of North American homes, most notably those that are built using popular timber-frame construction methods. Apart from the framework that forms the basic shell of the house, the elements for roof...

New Trends Home Insulation

Today many of the most important new trends in home insulation relate to sustainability and the need for us to quite simply find ways to save energy. It isn't just about air space in the roof that keeps the house...

New Trends in Home Building

While most of the latest trends in the home building industry relate to energy-efficiency and conservation of water, and in fact sustainability in general, there is also a noticeable trend towards down-sizing of homes. New trends in home building also...

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...

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How to Choose the Right Paint for Your Home

Painting is the easiest and cheapest way to give your home an upgrade and make it more sellable when you are looking for a buyer. You need to know the right paint and color for every room in your house to do a good job. Which Paint Should You Choose? Paint...

Advantages of Buying Unfinished Furniture

There are numerous advantages of buying unfinished furniture and for many people, these advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Unfinished furniture, naturally allows for a little more personalization, which is usually the biggest reason that people go for it. However, when really looking into it, there are numerous hidden advantages as...

Investing in the Real Estate Market – Buying a House

People investing in the real estate market are a unique breed. There are those who are risk averse and prefer to leave their money in term deposits and GICs, and others who are prepared to take a little more risk and invest in mutual funds, stocks and bonds. But...

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