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6 Creative DIY Alternatives To Standard Curtain Rods

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If you’ve recently purchased drapery or plan to, you’ll want to consider how you’ll hang your chic window treatments. Simple curtain rods can look bland and the decorative options are relatively pricey. According to a 2013 annual Houzz & Home survey, 45 percent of homeowners plan to delay their house project due to the economy. If you don’t have the funds to purchase curtain rods, consider making your own. Here’s a look at some creative, fun alternatives to standard curtain rods. Read More»

Clearance Furniture Essentials For Your Man Cave

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A man cave is a room set in a masculine environment, where a man and his buddies can relax and enjoy favorite pastimes. Your man cave should be designed with comfortable furniture that reflects your personality and interests. Furniture essentials for your man cave might include matching reclining chairs, a card table and entertainment center. These furniture styles are often sold at clearance prices, so click here to investigate or look for the reduced tag as you browse. Read More»

Three Ways To Make A Sliding Glass Door Safer For Your Child

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Sliding glass doors certainly look lovely in your home. They offer a crystal clear view of the outdoors, and their simple style is easy to coordinate with your room’s decor. However, if you have children, sliding glass doors also present several hazards. Children may fall through the glass, or they may throw objects and shatter the glass. You also have to worry that they may slide the door open and wander outdoors without your knowledge. Read More»

So You've Gotten Rid Of The Mold In Your Home: Here's How To Keep Is At Bay

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Now that you have been able to rid your home of the mold that’s been lurking, it’s important to make sure that it doesn’t start to come back and try to take over the window sills and other susceptible spaces. Here are a few ways that you can do just that: Waterproof the Basement The basement is sensitive to outdoor elements because it’s typically not as protected as the rest of the home. Read More»

Furniture Makeovers That Repair Damaged Wood

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Believe it or not, but repairing your wood furniture is a lot like doing your makeup in the mornings. With the right products and a good eye for color, you can give your shabby, old furniture a fresh, new look. Concealer – Cover-Up Options for Minor Repairs The first step in your furniture makeover is to identify all the scratches and nicks that detract from its appearance. Concealing these imperfections is a simple matter of covering and filling them in. Read More»

Can't Afford Expensive Art? Create Your Own Scrapbook Paper Statement Piece

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When you first get your own home or apartment, it can be difficult to stare at the blank walls. You know what you want your living space to look like, but you just can’t afford the investment into nice pieces. Thankfully, there are many ways to create elegant and classic rooms without the cost of purchasing expensive pieces of art. Scrapbook paper is a great way to create a specific vision at a low cost. Read More»

Things To Consider Before Purchasing Custom Drapes

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When you decide to purchase custom drapes for your home, you are able to choose the fabric, color, style and pattern that suits your own individual tastes, and while you may pay more for this luxury, custom drapes afford you more flexibility in terms of your own design preferences and personal needs. Here are some things to consider before purchasing your new window treatments. Measure Right To determine the amount of fabric that will be necessary to make your drapes, accurate measurements will need to be taken. Read More»

Technologies That Can Help Your Hearing-Impaired Child

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If your child has hearing loss, it can be difficult to know what to do. Luckily, there are more options today than ever before for helping people of all ages deal with hearing loss. With the help of one or more of these new technologies, your child can have a life that is just as good as a child that has normal hearing.   Hearing Aids A hearing aid is a small device that is placed in a person’s ear. Read More»

Get Outta Town! 4 Surprising Items For Your Bug-Out Bag

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Between 1998 and 2010, natural disasters affected over 26 million Americans. Of that number, 12,366 lives were lost.  From home fires and earthquakes to sinkholes and floods, the importance of preparing for disaster is easy to see. Fortunately, millions of people are prepping for natural, economic, or biblical disasters. If you are considering stocking up on supplies and building an emergency preparedness kit, a bug-out bag is imperative for your survival. Read More»

3 Toxic Compounds Found In Dirty Chimney Flues

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The National Fire Protection Association recommends that homeowners have their chimney inspected for defects and thick soot deposits every twelve months. The actual amount of time between cleanings depends on how often you use your fireplace. Although you might be tempted to use commercially available granules or logs to clean your chimney, it is important to understand the risk of releasing toxic compounds in the soot during this process. Professional cleaning methods drastically reduce the potential for exposure to the harmful substances listed below. Read More»