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Cleaning your Lawn

Your yard is an essential part of your house even though it is located outside. If you disagree, consider that this is where your children spend most of their time playing and also where you spend most of your time relaxing. By its very nature, a yard is the first thing that people see when they visit your house. It has been said that you can tell a lot about a man by the way his lawn looks.... [Continue Reading]

Furnish your Home without Breaking the Bank

Furniture is something that every home needs to feel complete. And that furniture can cost a pretty penny if you aren’t careful. Just because every home needs furniture, though, doesn’t mean that you should be prepared to spend any amount of money on it. Besides a budget, a clear plan for what you need and where to find it will help save a great deal of money. The tips below not... [Continue Reading]

Should you confront your neighbours about their annoying habits?

Annoying neighbours are, sadly, a fact of life. In a recent survey of 2000 people a tenth admitted to having feuded for more than 4 years with one of their neighbours. Noisy late night parties, blocked driveways and unsightly fences have set teeth grinding and blood pressure rocketing all over the country. Many choose to suffer in silence, only complaining about the situation to family... [Continue Reading]

Building your own home? How to ensure your contractor is up to code

Building a new home, particularly a custom house, involves a major construction project, and it’s definitely not a task for the feint-hearted. The homebuyer/owner will need to wear multiple hats to see the project to completion which are not limited to but include financing, design approver, contractor, resource acquisition, labour management, legal, quality inspection, and more. No... [Continue Reading]

Top 5 Most Overlooked Babyproofing Measures

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, children from ages 0-4 have the highest risk of suffering from at home accidents. In some very unfortunate cases, these accidents can result in permanent disfigurement, disability, and even in death. Nearly all accidents that occur in the home and involve children can be prevented with the right care and precaution. Don't allow... [Continue Reading]

Best Types of Roofs for a Reindeer Landing

Each year around Christmastime, homeowners evaluate their roof to see if it is suitable for Santa and his reindeer to land on. In addition to preparing for the real Santa to land on the roof, there are other Christmas-related roof scenarios to evaluate. Whether you are expecting Santa, have extensive reindeer decorations on your rooftop or simply fear a snowy white Christmas, there is hope.... [Continue Reading]

Installing Gutter Guards

Many people dispute the efficacy of gutter guard installation when protecting one’s roofing from debris, litter, and clogging. Some say that it is not advisable to purchase gutter guards if it is possible because they will be spared of the taxing chore of having to clean gutters and downspouts altogether. The truth is that having a gutter guard would not entirely make the home’s... [Continue Reading]

Protecting your Home: Top Five Security Tips

Making your home as safe as possible doesn’t just mean that your possessions are secure, it also gives you that added peace of mind you need in order to proceed with your day worry-free. Unfortunately, burglaries do happen, and while statistics have shown a dramatic decrease over recent years – they do still occur. Optimising home security, then, is still vitally important. ... [Continue Reading]

Accurate Wire Stripping for Safe Electrical Connections

Every electrical connection depends on an uninterrupted source of electrons flowing down a wire. This electrical flow must be insulated from other wires and electricity sources to prevent fires and shorts. If you need to replace a hard-wired device, such as a ceiling light fixture, you may need to strip and connect wires accurately. Several key steps keep you and your project safe and powered... [Continue Reading]

5 Ways to Secure Your Home Against Intruders

All of us want to feel safe and secure in our homes. So it’s kind of surprising that so few people take the steps necessary to stop would-be home intruders. Sure, you put a deadbolt on your door, but do you use it consistently? Do you close and lock the windows at night or when you’re out of the house, even the upper floors? And if you’re missing these common-sense basics,... [Continue Reading]

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