home--garden

  • Some Pros And Cons To Aluminum Awnings


    Going out and sitting on your porch or patio is an easy way to get out of the house and enjoy some nice weather. However, if your porch or patio gets a lot of sun, sitting out there can be less than pleasant. If you are looking for a way to get some shade to make sitting on your patio or porch pleasant, awnings are one great way to do it.
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  • Trying To Make The Perfect Man Cave Tavern In Your Basement? The Must Have Options


    If you are ready to finish your basement and you envision it being the perfect man cave, there are some great materials you can use to make your basement stand out. You can customize the space so that it reflects all of your personal tastes and interests, from your heritage to your favorite sports team. You'll want to talk with your remodeling expert or contractor about the materials you want to use, and how they will work with building codes.
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  • 3 Misconceptions Surrounding Property Management Companies


    When renting a new apartment or house, renters often have to deal with a property management company. Property management companies are nothing like working with a private landlord. Many people are worried that a property management company is going to be more difficult to deal with, but that isn't the case. All too often, misconceptions about property management companies lead people to go somewhere else. Don't let one of these misconceptions prevent you from renting through one of these companies.
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  • Tips To Consider Before Building A Wooden Patio Cover


    Nothing is as enjoyable as sitting out on your patio on warm summer evenings. However, when you would like to enjoy your patio during the day time, you may avoid it because of the hot sun or because it is raining. If you have a wooden patio cover built, you can enjoy your patio anytime you want without worrying about uncomfortable outdoor elements. Before you build your wooden patio cover, consider these tips for ensuring your project goes smoothly.
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  • 4 Tips For Helping Your Dog Adjust To Artificial Turf


    One of the most important considerations to take into account when deciding whether or not to install artificial turf on your property is how your dog will react to it since this grass substitute can be a pretty big change for a family member that lives within inches of the ground. Here are four tips to help your dog adjust to artificial turf.  Hydrate Frequently in the Summer If there's one thing that will change when you get an artificial turf yard, it's the temperature.
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  • 3 Tips To Creating A Kid-Friendly Landscape Design


    Having a landscaped backyard is a wonderful thing, but if you have children, you definitely want to put their wants and needs into consideration when creating your design. Since it is so important for children to get outside and play, you want your backyard to be fun and inviting for them. This article will discuss three tips for creating a kid-friendly landscape design.  Create A Hopscotch Path Out Of Your Stepping Stones
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  • Pretty Ideas For A Garden Path


    A pretty garden path can be a romantic addition to either your front or back yard. Such a path can lead directly to your front door or encourage meditation during a leisurely stroll. Even the smallest of gardens can hold such a path – it's just a matter of planning it out with materials and shape. From there, add pretty landscaping to create a walkway that adds value to your yard.
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  • How To Decorate A Family Room With A Cowboy Theme


    Whether you live in the suburbs, in the city or out in the country, if you have decided to decorate your family room with a western theme can be a lot of fun. Here are some ideas that might inspire you to create something unique and attractive. The Walls - Have you thought of faux painting your walls to look like leather or denim? If you're not the do-it-yourself kind of person, your paint store probably has names of artisans who will do the job for you.
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  • 3 Ways To Determine Whether You Need New Windows


    Older homes can still be energy efficient, but you have to know for sure. One of the biggest sources of energy loss in any home is faulty windows. Whether your home is older or new, it helps to know how to check your windows to figure out if they need replacing. Once you perform a few of these tests, you'll have an idea which windows are having difficulty keeping the outside on the other side of the glass.
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