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April 2018 Blog Posts (27)

HVAC Failure: 5 Signs it is Time for a New Heating Unit

Your heating system is important. Not only does it keep your home comfortable, but it also helps your plumbing function so your pipes don’t freeze. If you notice any signs of failure in your heating system, it might be time for a new heating unit.

Your Energy Bills Are High

An unusually high energy bill is a signal of a failing heating system.…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 30, 2018 at 4:23pm — No Comments

A quiet lake


A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. ~Henry David Thoreau

Added by Shelley Martinez on April 28, 2018 at 2:25pm — No Comments

How to Manage Light in a Forest Cabin

Living in a cabin out in the middle of nowhere would be like a dream come true for a lot of people. Going off grid, especially, is becoming more popular by the minute. The pace of modern living is just way too much for a lot of people to handle, with all the stress of being micromanaged every minute of the day. Who really wants to keep living like that?

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on April 27, 2018 at 7:47pm — No Comments

The Art of Landscaping: How to Keep Your Yard Green and Beautiful This Summer

You may be envious of your neighbor’s lush, green yard every summer. The question becomes how they manage to keep it looking so nice all of the time. The best kept lawn is all about the preparation and the planning. If you’re ready to have the lawn that’s the envy of the neighborhood, here are some tips to help you achieve that goal.

 

Invest in…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 26, 2018 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Uninvited Guests? 5 Pest Control Pointers for New Homeowners

After you buy your first home, you are responsible for keeping pests out of the building. In the past, you may have had a landlord who was responsible for eliminating insects or rodents, so you may not understand how to get rid of any pests that are entering your home. Here are five pointers for controlling pests.

Keep Your Home Clean and Free of…

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Added by Kara Masterson on April 26, 2018 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Home Beauty: Residential Fixes That Make Your House Look Nicer Than It Is

Improving the appearance of your home doesn’t need to be a time-consuming, expensive, or stressful process. With a little bit of research and some ingenuity, you could drastically improve the form and function of your house in just a few weeks. Here is a look at four projects that are going to make your home more beautiful and potentially increase the value of your…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on April 25, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Take Back Your Home: How to Avoid In-Home Pests

It’s much easier to keep pests out of your home than it is to get rid of them once they enter. Keeping them outside prevents the spread of diseases and contamination some insects cause and reduces allergic reactions some pests cause. While there are many beneficial insects on the planet, few are meant to live indoors.

Keep Your Home Clean

Most pests that move…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on April 24, 2018 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Room Remodeling: 4 Tips to Revamping Your Master Bedroom

The home is such a special place. It’s the one place where you can be completely vulnerable, let your hair down and get completely comfortable. It’s also the place that you can customize and make your own. Your home decor communicates your mood, personality and overall vibe. To take it a step further, your bedroom is your safe place. It needs to be a space of supreme relaxation since it’s the place where you’ll be getting your beauty sleep. In order to revamp your master bedroom, consider…

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Added by Kara Masterson on April 24, 2018 at 4:02pm — No Comments

How to Clear the Drains in Your Cabin Once and for All

Cabins are supposed to be comforting and peaceful getaway destinations. Cabins that lack strong plumbing systems, however, are far from cozy and serene. Don’t let dirty drains in your cabin interfere with your happiness and convenience. Take action and clear them out for good. Drain clogs can be serious nuisances.

Try Hot Water

Clearing out a drain can…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 24, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Home Repair How-To: What to DIY and What to Leave to the Experts.

After buying a home, you must have various things repaired occasionally. Fortunately, some home repairs are easy do-it-yourself projects, so you can save money by reading a book or watching a video to learn how to fix a problem. However, there are problems that will require the expertise of a knowledgeable technician. Here are the things that you can fix on your own along with things that require an expert.…

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Added by Kara Masterson on April 23, 2018 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Radiant Heating: a Simple Way to Effectively Heat Your Cabin

If you want to be able to reliably heat both outdoor and indoor sections of your residential space, there’s one thrilling option accessible to you nowadays. That option is called radiant heating. Radiant floor heating has been getting considerable traction in homes lately. People are turning to it for many reasons as well.

Radiant Floor Heating is…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 23, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to Secure Your Cabin against Unwelcome Guests

If you have a cabin that is located in a remote area, then you need to secure it against unwelcome guests. Not only can vandals enter a cabin that is in the woods or mountains, but also, some types of wildlife can break into a building to look for food or shelter.

Install Stronger Doors on Your Cabin

When your cabin has old and degraded wooden doors, it is…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 18, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hot Summers: 5 Signs of Air Conditioner Failure

With the heat of the summer, you may be relying on your air conditioner to help you get some sleep. It can be disastrous if your AC were to fail during a heat wave. You need to be aware of how your unit is functioning so that you don’t get an unwelcome surprise. Here are some of the signs that your air conditioner is on its last leg.

 

Air Is…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 17, 2018 at 11:59am — No Comments

5 Innovative Ways to Update Your Old Home's Plumbing System

Many older homes may seem as though they lack the efficiency and water pressure of new homes. You may be stuck wondering if it’s time to replace the plumbing in your home. This can be costly and potentially destructive to your walls. Here are some innovative ways that you can update the plumbing in your home.

 

Change out Fixtures

Over time,…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 13, 2018 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Concepts of the other was a proactive

I will examine the primary text, Yan tie lun, as well as secondary sources on rhetorical practices before and during the Western Han.Through analyzing the debate, I suggest that political debates in the Western Han centered on the Confucian tradition but were also open to thoughts and Juicy Couture Necklaces presidential debates broadcast live on television and radio, each debater has about two minutes to elaborate his position on an issue before surrendering the floor to his…

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Added by ytypebests on April 12, 2018 at 11:20pm — No Comments

How to Declutter Your House Before You Move

Before moving to a new home, it’s a good idea to go through the contents of each room of the house to determine what you need to take with you and what you can throw away, leave behind, donate or sell. There are likely items in closets and drawers that you don’t remember having and that aren’t being used any longer. If you follow a few tips, you can declutter your home before…

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Added by Emma Sturgis on April 12, 2018 at 12:41pm — No Comments

5 Signs Your Air Conditioning Unit May Not Survive the Summer

During the hot summer months, you’ll want to have an air conditioner that’s capable of keeping the inside of your home cool and comfortable throughout the entire season. Certain mechanical problems may cause your unit to break down, and you should be aware of the signs of a failing air conditioner. Here are five signs that your air conditioning unit may not survive…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 12, 2018 at 11:48am — No Comments

Fixer-Upper: 4 Tricks to Repairing an Older Home

Having an older home definitely has its advantages. It rekindles thoughts of youth, and they are also often much stronger than newer homes today. At the same time, as with most things that age, there will be some repairs that are inevitable. Here are four tricks to repairing an older home that you should find useful.

Take a Look at the Masonry

Many…

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Added by Kara Masterson on April 11, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Furnace Facts: 4 Keys to Selecting the Best One for You

The comforts of home are best enjoyed when the indoor climate is manageable. Regional or geographical climates present their own challenges to homeowners whether it is extreme cold or intense heat, and you really need a Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System that responds to your needs. Beyond the comfort factor, today’s HVAC technology answers the…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on April 10, 2018 at 3:25pm — No Comments

4 Amenities Every Cabin in the Woods Really Needs

Life in a cozy cabin in the woods can feel like a dream. It’s only a dream, however, if your sanctuary is equipped with all of the right amenities for comfort and convenience. If you’re planning on enjoying an idyllic cabin getaway, you need to make sure to invest in these four must-haves right away.

A Hot Tub

Spending time in a cabin in the woods can make you…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on April 10, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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