How To Heat A Basement In Winter

how to heat a basement in Winter

Not only are basements are the most logical place to extend your family living space, but your basement is probably the most versatile space in your home.  So it really comes as no surprise that a full 30% of new homes built in the US in 2013 are built on a full or partial basement. … Read more

A Quick Guide To Slate Kitchen Countertops

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Slate kitchen countertops are affordable, versatile, durable and attractive. They are easily recognizable and add style to any modern kitchen. Therefore, these are one of the most popular countertop materials for both residential and commercial properties.  It is easy to recognize a slate worktop due to its cleft texture that offers a unique touch to … Read more

How To Get Rid Of Humidity In Your Basement Without a Dehumidifier

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So you think you have a moisture or humidity problem in your basement, but you don’t want to spend the money on a dehumidifier? That’s fine, there are ways you can get rid of the humidity in your basement without a dehumidifier. Whether you are looking for the quickest and easiest fix, or more of … Read more

How To Style A Room With Floor Cushions

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Decorating your home is the best way to make it feel like it’s truly “home.” One of the great things about decorating is that you can drastically alter the look and feel of your home even through simple decorative changes, like the colour of your curtains in each room. Floor cushions are a great option … Read more

15 Top Secret Hiding Places For Your Valuables At Home

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Did you know that the average time a burglar spends in a home is between 8 – 12 minutes? When a burglar is looking for valuables in your home they don’t want to hang around and wait for the alarm to be raised. They will look for the easy wins and take the quickest items to … Read more

Types of Wall Clocks That Add Some Class To Your Home

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Wall clocks are a timeless home accessory that can truly add elegance, class and appeal to any living space in your home. There are many different types of wall clocks you can hang on your walls; let’s take a closer look at the most important styles to consider when you want to add some great … Read more

How to Decorate a Transitional Living Room in 2022

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A transitional living room is designed to marry two separate styles: traditional and contemporary. The styles vary greatly. A traditional living room, at least in the United States, is a continuation of the interior 18th and 19th century European styles. A contemporary living room strives to be modern and more neo-European, or even postmodern.  But … Read more

How To Sharpen Lathe Tools

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Arguably one of the greatest challenges when first learning the basics of woodturning is getting some nicely sharpened tools. Most of us often overlook the importance of a sharp tool, and without the right guidance, the sharpening process can be frustrating. In this piece, however, we will present a straightforward way for you to get … Read more

5 Common Air Conditioning Problems and How To Fix Them

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It’s 100 degrees outside, you’ve just cut the grass for the 2nd time this week, and all you want to do is come in to enjoy the nice, cool air from your air conditioner while you relax a little. Unfortunately, you walk in from the sweltering heat outdoors to be greeted by a stale, swelter … Read more

How To Sharpen a Chainsaw Blade With An Electric Sharpener

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Just like most other home and garden machines, a chainsaw needs regular care for optimal functioning. Unfortunately, you have the engine to think about, as well as the bar, among other components. However, one of the most crucial components about a chainsaw is its blade, without which your chainsaw is practically useless. You’ll need a … Read more

Dishwasher Not Cleaning? 8 Easy Fixes

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Dishwashers save a lot of headache and hassle. They’re one of the most requested apartment and home amenities because they are such a time saver.  But, if you’re dishwasher is not cleaning, and you’re forced to rewash your dishes by hand, then you’re not saving any time at all. Nobody wants to open their dishwasher … Read more

The Best Garage Floor Paint – Top Coatings & Finishes

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You’ve decided to take on the task of painting your garage floor to help preserve it and keep it looking great for years to come. But how do you know the paint you choose will deliver on those expectations? Instead of investing time and effort into painting your garage with a subpar product destined to … Read more

Dremel Vs. Rotozip – Which One Should You Buy?

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You are shopping along, about to buy a Dremel. All of those TV ads have you convinced. It’s time to get one of these fantastic, multi-function tools. But, wait! Right before you checkout, the e-commerce site suggests that you look at this tool called a “Rotozip.” And it seems pretty cool — possibly better than … Read more

12 Tool Storage Ideas – Keep Your Workshop Tidy!

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An organized workshop is a happy workshop, and if you’ve ever had to search through shelves, drawers, and containers to find what you need, you know how important organization is. To some, organization can seem complicated and hard to get started with. However, regardless of your level of expertise, budget, or available space, or specific … Read more

Impact Driver vs Drill – Which tool to Use for Your Next Project

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Ask any homeowner and they most certainly have a power drill in their toolbox for routine home repairs and DIY projects. Impact drivers are a fairly new tool on the market that are quickly having people compare the impact driver and the drill. While both tools look relatively similar side by side and have many … Read more

The 13 Best Garage Storage Systems For 2022

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The garage is one of the most useful rooms in the house for storing extra stuff. Unfortunately, the garage also tends to be one of the most sparse rooms in shelving, cupboards, and other necessary features for storing extra gear. To take advantage of all that storage potential, you need to turn your garage from … Read more

6 Causes of Low Air Flow From Your Ducts

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Coming home to a perfectly cool home in summer and a toasty home in winter after braving the harsh outdoor conditions is one of the best feelings there is. Unfortunately, your HVAC doesn’t always let you come home and relax – especially if you have rooms that seem like they’re in different hemispheres! Do you … Read more

8 Essential Deck Building Tools

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If you’re an avid entertainer but don’t have an outdoor space to accommodate your company, you’ve probably considered adding a deck to your yard. However, taking on a project like building a deck can be intimidating for those without experience or the proper decking tools. If the idea of building a deck scares you less … Read more

Types Of Paint Sprayers – Which Is Right For You?

types of paint sprayers

Do you have a large surface area to paint? Perhaps you want to avoid the unsightly brush strokes that become embedded into the finish when dry? Maybe you need to get a paint job completed quickly, and don’t have the time for multiple coats? You need a paint sprayer. A paint sprayer allows you to … Read more

4 Shower Wall Options For Your Next Bathroom Renovation

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Are you renovating your bathroom and hoping for something a little more exciting than the same old, same old? Maybe you’re looking for a particular style, but the costs of installation are too high? Shower walls need to be water-tight, stylish, and easy to clean. If you’re considering your shower wall options, don’t decide until … Read more