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Renting vs. Buying Your Construction Equipment

should you buy or rent your construction equipment

When you’re in the construction industry, one of the biggest decisions you need to make is whether to rent or to buy your equipment. There are pros and cons to each approach, and you may also make your choice on a case-by-case basis as you consider each piece of equipment you need. Making the right choice for your business can ... Read More »

4 Tips to Add Space to a Cramped Bathroom

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If your bathroom competes in size with an airplane closet, you may wonder how it’s possible to add space to a cramped bathroom. The truth is, adding square footage isn’t always an option, but small bathrooms can live large when designed with creativity in mind. Here are four tips to improve an overcrowded bathroom. 1. Go Vertical When you have ... Read More »

Choosing the Right Flooring for Your Kitchen Renovation

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Renovating the kitchen can be exciting as you consider all of the possibilities for transforming the heart of the home. Creating a user-friendly space where it is easy to cook and comfortable to relax is generally the purpose of renovating the kitchen. The right flooring is essential to achieving these goals, but can also help you to establish a specific ... Read More »

45 Subscription Boxes You Need to Discover

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As a homeowner, you understand the struggle for balance. Between work, family activities and the general busyness of life, finding a way to add in a little convenience is always a positive. One way I’ve found to simplify my life while adding some fun surprises to my day is through subscription boxes. Available in multiple forms – from health and beauty items to kids toys to ... Read More »

Make Your Home Safe for Baby Without Sacrificing Style

DIY baby proofing your home

No parent wants to put their child in danger for the sake of style. However, if you’ve spent years creating and cultivating your home so it reflects your style, it’s understandable to balk at the plastic and foam eyesores that come with babyproofing. Unless you have a perfect child – who never even dreams of opening a cabinet, running in ... Read More »

Why Every School Should Have a Gardening Program

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Food is important — who can argue with that? Aside from teaching kids the importance of nutrition and eating healthy, kids can benefit from learning about gardening in school. School gardening programs are shown to help kids in various ways, such as: Building environmental awareness Improving health and wellness Helping kids build important social and community relationships Beyond those benefits, ... Read More »

What Buyers Should Know About Home Inspections

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Buying a new home can be both exciting and stressful. Once your offer has been accepted, you’ll have a million things on your to-do list — and home inspection should be at the top of your list. While a home inspection is optional, it’s an important step in the home buying process. Unless you’re purchasing a condo that is maintained ... Read More »

10 Tips Before You Start that Home Improvements Project

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Construction can be messy, and sometimes there’s just no planning for the unexpected. But with a little preparation, you can make your construction project run more smoothly. Here are ten things to do before you start: Know this: There will be obstacles. Let’s just get this one clear. No matter how much planning you do, there is a pretty good ... Read More »

Tips for Maintaining Your Air Compressor


Whether you operate a whole-shop compressor system with multiple hoses or several portable workhorses to take with you to construction sites, you’ll need to inspect and maintain your air compressors regularly to keep them in good working condition. Follow the schedule below to catch any minor issues before they become serious — and expensive! — problems. Some maintenance work should ... Read More »

Style Your Garage For The Festive Season

Christmas lights

Ah Christmas is here… the joy…. the excitement of dressing the house in sparkling flashing lights, snowmen, giant inflatable Santa’s and just a sprinkling of fairy dusting. If you’re looking to go all out this festive season with a decorative display of lights, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s some expert tips from Select Garage Doors on how ... Read More »

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