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  • How To Add An Additional Electric Line For A Portable Heater

    31 December 2015

    Many houses have rooms that remain cold, even though the rest of the house is comfortably heated. A portable electric heater is a good solution to the problem, but you may run into difficulties with tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses if it is plugged into an existing line. Many portable heaters use up to 1500 watts of electricity, which is near the maximum capacity of a 15 amp line. If you check the breaker that controls power to the outlet you intend to use, you will see either a 15 or 20 amp breaker (the number is stamped on the breaker itself).

  • Dealing With Three Common Winter Hazards For Your Hardwood Floors

    14 December 2015

    With winter weather upon us, the myriad of threats to your hardwood flooring can be baffling. Everyone seeks refuge indoors, which brings all of the outdoor threats in to wreak havoc on your hardwood. Here's a look at a few things that you'll want to watch out for as you take care of your floors this winter. Pets Since household pets typically spend more time indoors than out during the winter, it increases the chances of accidents in the house.

  • Learn How To Replace Damaged Bricks On Your Home's Chimney

    24 November 2015

    If a few bricks on your home's chimney became loose and were damaged after some tree limbs fell onto the roof, remove the broken materials, and install some new bricks by completing the instructions below. After you have replaced the bricks, your home's exterior will look better and the chimney will work properly when you use your home's fireplace.  Materials ladder broom mallet chisel putty knife water hose mortar mix measuring cup bucket water mixing stick hand trowel Remove The Damaged Bricks And Clean The Exterior

  • Four Unique Ways To Give Your Hardwood Flooring A Custom Look

    7 November 2015

    If you want to have a unique look for the floors in your home, wood flooring is a great option. There are many different choices of materials available today, which do not have the be traditional hardwood materials. You can also choose from materials like bamboo or softwoods like pines. There are also many choices of finishes that can be used to create new looks. Here are some of the ways that you can change the look of your home with custom wood floors:

  • Three Great Looks To Give Your Home With New Vinyl Fencing

    20 October 2015

    If you want to have an affordable fencing solution around your home, vinyl is a great choice of materials to use for your fence. Vinyl has the benefit of coming in many different styles, so you can get the look of pickets, masonry and many other styles. Here are some of the great looks you can have with a new vinyl fence around your home: 1. Giving Your Home The Look Of A White Picket Fence

  • Your Survival Guide For Making It Through A Kitchen Remodeling Project

    6 October 2015

    If you are currently making plans to renovate your kitchen, you might not be looking forward to living through the experience. Your kitchen is probably a main hub for you and your family, and you could be wondering how you're going to prepare meals, wash dishes and otherwise keep your family well-fed and happy during this home improvement process. Luckily, there are a few tips that you can follow if you want to survive your kitchen remodeling project.

  • 4 Unusual Places To Find Inspiration For Your Next Hardwood Flooring Project

    18 September 2015

    Hardwood is always a beautiful choice for outfitting your home's floors, but it is easy for the look to become stale or appear uninspired. If you want to make your home's floors really unique, then it might help to think outside the home improvement catalogs and check out some other places for inspiration. Here are four places where you should look down to see what your home's floor might look like after your next renovation.