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How You Can Detect Home Foundation Problems

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Unless a home is built upon a solid foundation, there is no hope for it standing throughout the years. Although your home’s foundation might have gone through a complete inspection before you took ownership, there is still the chance that problems can arise down the line. This is especially true if you live in an area with extreme weather conditions. ... Read More »

4 Signs of Wood Rot and Mold

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The last thing a new homeowner wants to discover is fungus or mold in their home. The presence of these nasty spores could mean you have a problem with mold or wood rot. Mold and wood rot both emit a musty smell (the first warning sign!) and they can both cause severe damage to your home by weakening a foundation, ... Read More »

Hardwood Flooring on Concrete? Not as Hard as You Think!

Hardwood on concrete used to be impossible. However, innovations in new types of flooring mean you can now install gorgeous hardwood floors on above-grade concrete! If you’re considering installing your own hardwood, keep in mind learning how to lay hardwood floors is not a simple project. The trick is to choose a flooring made for the situation, and a trip ... Read More »

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Beautiful Open Shelving

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Do you hate the way your kitchen looks? Do you feel it needs a makeover? Most people don’t realize that the cabinetry – the cornerstone of any kitchen – can be replaced or repurposed pretty easily. It does require some time, effort and patience, of course, but it’s a project that you can certainly do yourself. If you would like ... Read More »

House of Clicks: The Future of Architecture?

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Have you ever wondered what the perfect house would look like? Well, thanks to two Swedish architects – Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård – you may now have a visual. These men joined forces with popular Swedish property portal Hemnet to collect and analyze data from over two million Swedish individuals. After compiling the mountain of information, they built Sweden’s ... Read More »

How to Use a Hot Melt Handgun – and Why You Should Have One

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Many industrious DIYers are missing out on a powerful tool: a hot melt handgun. Why? Maybe they are intimidated by melted adhesive, or perhaps they simply don’t realize how many projects can benefit from this one tool. The fact of the matter is, hot melt handguns can aid in a wide range of home or professional projects and are easy ... Read More »

How to Pick the Perfect Realtor

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Buying or selling a piece of property is a huge undertaking, and there’s a lot of money in play. Having some reservations is only natural when you start thinking about the percentage commissions typically paid to a realtor. As tempting as it might be to eschew the use of a real estate agent in the name of saving a few ... Read More »

5 Tips to Remain Accident-Free on a Forklift

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Forklifts provide tons of utility around the workplace, helping businesses across all verticals maximize their productivity on jobsites and in warehouses across the country. But like any other piece of machinery, accidents can occur if forklift operators are careless. Believe it or not, there are more than 850,000 forklifts in operation today in the United States. While that number is ... Read More »

Exploring Smart Landscape Design to Revive Your Home’s Look

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Ideas about landscape design vary from fabulous to fundamental. Some view landscape design as creating an elaborate, natural, outdoor living space while others view it as simply as asking their spouse what kind of grass to plant. The beauty of residential landscape design lies in its endless variety of enhancement options. Take a deep breath and study a few facts ... Read More »

What You Can Learn from the 5 Worst Engineering Projects of 2014

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There’s great engineering, and then there’s awful engineering. While 2014 brought with it a host of amazing construction projects around the world, not every project turned out the way builders and engineers thought they would when they set out to create the blueprints. Bad engineering and construction projects drain finances, take longer to complete than scheduled, and usually disgust property ... Read More »

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