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Summers Are More Fun with a Backyard Deck

When I was growing up, my family home had a backyard deck. I didn't realize how much I loved it until I later moved into my own home that didn't have one. We used to have family over for outdoor gatherings and cook out on it. It was covered, so if it rained, it never ruined the party! As a teenager, one of my favorite ways to relax was to go outside onto the deck and listen to the rain fall on its roof. The sound was so soothing. After enduring one summer in my new home with no deck, I was determined to have one installed quickly. I found a local contractor who got the job done quickly and accurately, and my house now feels like a "home!" I decided to start a blog to share what I learned during the deck construction process along with some other tips!


5 Types Of Dormer Windows You Can Install In Your Home

28 July 2019
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If you have dormers in your attic, you are going to want to consider dormer window installation. Dormer windows allow light into your attic and can make your attic into a more usable space. Dormer windows also add to the overall architectural style of your home. Type #1: Gable Dormer Gable dormers are the most common type of dormer window style. With this type of window style, there is a triangular roof with pitches on each side over the window that are equal and even with one another. Read More …

3 Common Kitchen Sink Problems And How To Fix Them

25 August 2016
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You likely use your kitchen sink a lot each day, and it could have many problems. Below are three common problems found with kitchen sinks that you may be able to fix on your own to save some money. Leaking Around the Handle If you notice water leaking around the handle on your kitchen faucet, remove the aerator and see if it is clogged with debris. If you see any, hold the aerator under hot running water until the water flows freely through it. Read More …

Resuscitate The Wood Luster On A Salvaged, Painted Mission Arm Chair

30 May 2016
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If you've found a wonderful Mission Style arm chair at your local flea market, but are dismayed that the previous owners painted it, then take action and bring the original wood back to life. The Mission Style was known to take advantage of the beautiful grain of the wood that was being used to make furniture. So, it's best to use a stain and not a paint. Paint hides the grain of the wood, whereas stain helps to bring out the natural beauty of the oak, maple, or pine. Read More …

2 Tips For Keeping Your New Septic System Running Smoothly

21 December 2015
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When you move into a home that runs on a septic tank system rather than a municipal sewer system, you may wonder if there is anything that you will need to do differently. Before you panic and start to worry that you will do something wrong with your septic system, take a look at these two helpful tips. Keep An Eye Out For Dripping Faucets Or Running Water One of the issues that you do not need to worry about so much with standard municipal plumbing is dripping or running water from unused fixtures. Read More …

How Infrared Scanning Can Help You Preserve Your Commercial Roof

24 August 2015
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A leaky commercial roof can pose a serious threat to the structural stability of the building as well as your belongings inside. It's essential to identify the presence of a leak right away to avoid having water damage spread throughout the roofing structure. This kind of damage can leave you in need of a completely new roof. With an infrared scan of your roof, you'll be able to identify some potential problems with it before they become serious. Read More …