Archive for August, 2017

4 Ways to Help Reduce Your Electric Bill

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Being able to live in your own place means having a lot of freedom. Unfortunately, adults know that bills are a major part of life. One of the most painful envelopes to open each month is the electricity bill from the power company. It’s nearly impossible for a home or business to go without electricity. You don’t have to be at the mercy of the electric company. Here are four simple tips that can drastically lower your electricity bill.

  1. Turn Off Lights When Leaving a Room

    Statistics gathered by the Department of Energy found that 22% of all electricity in the United States is used for lighting. You can begin to see cheap electricity bills by turnin

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Creating a Modern Bathroom Look with Minimal Updates

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The bathroom designed with blue or pink tiles and colorful wallpaper is a design of the past. The modern look as taken over many rooms in today?s homes, including the bathroom. Fortunately, you do not have to entirely tear down your bathroom and start from scratch to obtain this trending modern look. Instead, start with small projects, gradually redesigning and transitioning to a modern bathroom.

Replace the bathroom vanity

Your bathroom vanity is the focal point of the bathroom. It is where you store your bathroom necessities and where you place decorative items. Replacing the outdated bathroom vanity with an updated, more modern one will change the overall look and feel of the bathroom. Consider someone in a modern color, such as black, white, or grey. Opt for an emerge

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Important Points to Consider When Purchasing a New Roof Durability, Longevity, and Curb Appeal

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Do you need a new roof installed? If you’re not sure what style of roof would complement your home’s exterior, or what type of roofing materials would hold up during extreme weather, conditions it would be a good idea to discuss your options with a roofing contractor.

What Survey Participants Have to Say About Roofing

The results of a recent consumer survey found that both durability and longevity are important. When deciding which type of new roof to purchase, durability was at the top of the list for 88% of the participants. Longevity was also important, of course, and 83% of the participants indicated that this was a factor in their decision on which type of new roofing material to purchase.

Aesthetics and Curb Appeal

Aesthetics is also an important consideration when con

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How Home Renovations are Worth More than their Cost

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Home improvement is in right now. One of the most profitable channels on television (HGTV) spends as much as 12 hours per day showing home-remodeling programs, and the interest of a lay-person has skyrocketed. Of course, it’s not as simple as a 30 minute TV show makes it look: Bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, roof installation, general contractors, basement finishing, building a deck, getting insurance for everything — it’s a lot of work. But it’s worth it.

Again, remodeling is hot. HomeAdvisor ran a survey that has shown the people are spending about 60% more on remodeling or home improvement projects than they did a year ago. Additionally, the number of homeowners who finished two or more repair/maintenance jobs in 2016 was 12% higher than t

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How To Plan Ahead for Camping Trips

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It’s summertime and people all around the country are finding ways to get outside. One of the most popular activities that people enjoy is camping. In fact, the revenue of campgrounds and RV parks each year is over five billion dollars. Whether you are the type of camper who likes to sleep in an RV or just to simply pitch a tent on a mountain somewhere, there are a few things to know before you head out. Below are three of those things:

1. Planning Ahead - Camping is incredibly relaxing, but it does take a lot of planning ahead of time. The good news is that once you get your gear in one place and you know what you need, the planning gets easier. One way to do this is to find a sturdy Learn more ...