• How to Fix Holes in Vinyl Windows

    18 September 2014

    The great thing about vinyl windows is that they are so durable. However, in extreme circumstances vinyl can become cracked, chipped or dented. Many people think that repairing such blemishes in vinyl windows is not as easy as it is on wooden windows. However, with the right tools and materials, you can patch vinyl. Preparing the Surface If your vinyl is scratched or roughed up, you need to smooth it out before you patch it.

  • 4 Things To Know About Slashing Contractors

    18 September 2014

    When you own a farm or a house on a large acreage, you may not have the time or the inclination to keep your property maintained to the acceptable standard. In that case, you should think about hiring a slashing contractor to take care of the land on your behalf. To help you understand what they can offer, here are some things to know about slashing contractors. 1. They Can Make Fire Breaks -- Fire breaks are artificially-created breaks in your land that gives you protection against brush fires.

  • New Home Moves | 5 Smart Hacks To Save Space in Small Homes

    18 September 2014

    Perhaps you're due to retire shortly or maybe you just don't need all that extra space-–either way you've decided to downsize and move to a smaller home. Moving to a new home is a test for anyone, especially when you're moving to a completely different style of living. Of course, the best part of smaller houses is smaller bill-–lower electricity, less water and less maintenance work-–good enough reasons for anyone to downsize.

  • The Pros and Cons of Bamboo Wood Blinds

    18 September 2014

    When it comes to window coverings, there is a wide variety out there. Among the different varieties of window treatments are blinds, which offer you a beautiful appearance and the convenience of opening and closing them with ease. Bamboo wood blinds are some of the most popular types of blinds, offering the sleek look of wood but not quite the price of hardwood materials. Here are the different pros and cons of bamboo wood blinds.

  • Spill Red Wine On Your Concrete Patio? Here Is How To Clean It Up

    17 September 2014

    Now that your patio contractor has provided you with a beautiful concrete patio, you are likely taking great care not to spill anything on it. No matter what you do, nothing will prevent the occasional spill. However, if the day comes when red wine finds its way onto the concrete, there is hope. The first thing to do, if the wine is still wet is to wash it away with a garden hose.

  • Outdoor Living: 5 Wallet Friendly Ideas To Transform Your Patio From Gloom To Bloom

    17 September 2014

    Though it's completely natural to spend time outdoors in summer, chances are that if you have a dull looking patio you won't use it as much as you should. An average patio renovation could cost you anywhere between $1,620 and $8,000 – that's a lot of money when you've got other expenses. Simple modifications in patio designs won't cost you a fortune, as long as there's no need for major structural changes, and will transform the way you use your space.

  • DIY Repair Solutions for Old Timber Flooring

    16 September 2014

    Humidity levels can take a huge toll on your wood flooring. It is common to find gaps on your flooring. These are caused by wood compressing and expanding. Old-style timbers expand and contract more than modern floors. It takes several years before gaps can show on wood. If you have recently installed wood flooring, you can take preventive measures to prevent the likelihood of gaps occurring. The best way is to get room humidifiers.

  • Why You Should Support Your Local Garden Nursery

    16 September 2014

    As major hardware companies with large garden departments increasingly move in to regional areas, the threat to small local garden nursery businesses is obvious. This article will highlight the value of the modern garden nursery centre, and give you good reason to support your local nursery for all your future garden products and services. Professional Knowledge and Experience Local nurseries are usually staffed by experienced gardeners and horticulturalists, who have a broad working knowledge of home landscaping needs including bulb propagation, indoor and patio plants, ornamental plants, seedlings, turf, vine stocks, and fruit trees.

  • How an Auto Locksmith Can Help when You Lose Your Car Keys

    16 September 2014

    If you ever lose your car keys, and your vehicle is locked, chances are that you are going to need to call a professional auto locksmith to get into your vehicle. Most average people do not have the necessary tools to get into vehicles without damaging them, and the last thing you want to do is to break a window or damage the door frame in any way. There are a few different ways that an auto locksmith can get your vehicle unlocked, including:

  • 4 Things To Know About Synthetic Turf

    16 September 2014

    Synthetic turf, also known as artificial turf or artificial grass, has many applications. It is often used in schools and playgrounds, private homes and commercial stadiums for sports such as rugby, soccer, American Football and track and field events. If you're thinking about installing synthetic turf in your home or at a public area, here are some things to know that may help guide your decision. It Is Made With Ground Rubber -- Most types of synthetic turf are made with crumb rubber, which is simply tires that have been ground up into small pieces.