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How to Buy a Home with Good Feng Shui


Buying a home is usually a stressful experience.  So much rides on a new home because this is where you relax, have fun, sleep, eat; in short, it's the place central to your life.

Breaking Away from White Wall Paint


Paint is one of the most affordable and easiest ways to change a room. But choosing the right paint colors for your home can seem like an overwhelming task.

Get Rid Of Air Pollution In Your Home With House Plants


Do you know that formaldehyde, a colorless, pungent-smelling gas can cause severe health effects to us? Sources of formaldehyde are:- environmental tobacco smoke and combustion sources (burning wood, kerosene and by automobiles) preservatives in some paints, cosmetics and coating finish used to coat paper products pressed wood products and furniture made with these pressed wood products certain insulation materials such as urea-formaldehyde foam insulation (UFFI) and fiberglass insulation durable press drapes, other textiles, and glues. Wow! Looking at the list, there must be plenty of formaldehyde in our homes! The scary part is formaldehyde can cause watery eyes, burning sensations in the eyes and throat, nausea, and difficulty in breathing when exposed at elevated levels.

How To Ward Off House Thief


To most of us, security at home is very important. Ever experienced coming home one night and found your belongings scattered around? Or maybe you heard funny noises while you were sleeping and wondered if it was some thieves in your house? Would you like to worry less and enjoy your home better? Well, besides house alarm or sealing up your house with grills and locks, why not place an interesting home decor, which will help to ward off house thieves? Chinese culture believes that by placing umbrellas in the lobby or at the front of the house, your house can be prevented from being the thief's target.

Your Candles Are Killing You and Your Furniture - Substitute It!


Even though most of the houses are well lighted with electric powered lights, we can't escape using candles at home. Whether it is for a romantic candlelit dinner, for festive season such as Deepavali or Christmas or as back up when electricity cuts off, we know that candles are useful for every household.

Warm & Toasty Outdoors with Patio Heaters


The Heat is On with Patio Heaters Any outdoor lover will tell you that the right patio heater will allow you to extend your love of the open-air life all year round. A 15-20 foot circle of heat can easily increase the outside temperature by 10-25 degrees Fahrenheit and that makes all the difference between having to stay inside and eating out.

Color Help: Many Factors Affect Color Preference


Understanding color psychology helps home makers choose colors for home decorating.Color affects human beings every day of their lives, even during their very earliest childhood.

Selecting Color Schemes


Choosing a color scheme for a room can be a daunting task at times, especially if nothing about the room initially jumps out at you. If you find yourself without a particular color preference for a room, you might begin by picking color combinations that are inspired by a favorite fabric pattern.

Colors: Their Connotations and Perceived Meanings


Throughout the ages, colors have been used to evoke certain emotions, and an examination of the history of color offers fascinating insights into the human condition, as well as showing how different cultures have developed different attitudes about color. Here are a few examples of what various colors have come to represent over the years:RedRed has traditionally been associated with courage and love in Western culture, but in China, red is the color of happiness and good fortune.

Research Concerning Color in Homes and Workplaces


Over the years, many studies have been done in countries around the world to try to discover how human color preferences affect the choices we make in decorating our homes and workplaces, and one dominant fact has consistently emerged: our choice of colors seems to be based largely on the intended use of the space, whether it's in our homes or at our places of business. Here are a few of the findings from various studies:A Japanese study found that people prefer warm colors in the interiors of their homes, which was mirrored by a study in England, although the English were a bit more eclectic, preferring warm colors in their bedrooms and neutral colors in their living rooms.

How To Completely Rehab Your Home In 10 Days!


This report is about taking a house and restoring it to an aesthetically pleasing dwelling that has reclaimed it's functional utility. In effect, it is the anti-aging medication for bricks and mortar.

New Construction Windows Or Replacement Windows? Which Is Right For You?


Hello, my name is John Rocco.I grew up around the window and door business.

Which Type of Radiant Floor Heating is Best For Me?


If you are looking to warm your floors with a radiant heat system, and have typed "radiant heat system" into a search engine, you might find yourself scratching your head at this point.  There are dozens of products available to purchase, and there are even more companies telling you that their product is the best.

5 Steps for Creating a Garage You Can Love - and Use


A major US corporation recently launched a new line of products it hopes will create a $650 million retail business - appliances and storage devices designed to appeal to the 65 million garage owners in the U.S! According to a 1994 study by the U.

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i-DIY: The best mobile apps for home improvement projects - Bankrate.com

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i-DIY: The best mobile apps for home improvement projects
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Woman in a hardware store using an app Magritte/Getty Images Conquering your to-do list is easier now than ever before, thanks to smartphones. Your phone can be a valuable teammate for tackling home improvement projects given the prevalence of ...

Morristown police warn residents of home improvement scam - WATE 6 On Your Side

Morristown police warn residents of home improvement scam
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Officers say two men in a white Ford pickup truck with a mounted tank are going to homes and saying they're with an asphalt sealing service, offering to seal the homeowner's driveway. Once they get payment, they leave saying the need more equipment ...

Home improvement TV star headlines Lincoln YPG event | Local ... - Lincoln Journal Star

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Clint Harp, the carpenter on HGTV's "Fixer Upper" who will be debuting his own show next spring, will be coming to Lincoln next week to speak to young ...

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Google's new app is geared specifically toward home improvement pros - Digital Trends

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Google's new app is geared specifically toward home improvement pros
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Looking for someone to take on that home improvement project you've postponed for ? well, ever? Google may be able to help. The internet giant is now looking into your physical space with a new app called Home Service Ads aimed exclusively at home ...

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Prattville police capture home improvement store thief - Montgomery Advertiser

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Prattville police capture home improvement store thief
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Thanks to CrimeStoppers, the Prattville Police Department found and arrested a man who stole hundreds of dollars worth of goods from a home improvement store in August, investigators say. More: Entertainment district, public alcohol consumption in ...

Deputies looking for suspect in home improvement fraud case - WBRZ

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Deputies looking for suspect in home improvement fraud case
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HAMMOND- Deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office are looking for a man who failed to complete a contracting job after receiving payment. Authorities began their investigation in May for a complaint of home improvement fraud that was ...
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Here's what it's like to be a home improvement retailer in the midst of a hurricane - CNBC

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Here's what it's like to be a home improvement retailer in the midst of a hurricane
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Preparation is key for home improvement retailers in the midst of such natural disasters. Home Depot and Lowe's began shipping emergency supplies to Florida in anticipation of Irma in the days leading up to the storm, while they continued cleaning up ...

Consumer Alert: Chesterfield woman speaks out after home improvement project goes wrong - WRIC

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Consumer Alert: Chesterfield woman speaks out after home improvement project goes wrong
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) ? A Chesterfield woman says a contractor took her money but refused to finish the work he was paid for. ?This is our home, we want it done a certain way, we want to make sure it's being done right,? said Lisa Lugo.

Is Kingfisher Screwed? - Bloomberg

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Is Kingfisher Screwed?
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Kingfisher Plc's home makeover is starting to look like a botch job, with or without the 8 percent bump in its share price on Wednesday morning. Veronique Laury, named as chief executive of the home improvement retailer three years ago, has an ...
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Vista Home Improvement Builds on a Decade of Growth - Business West (blog)

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Vista Home Improvement Builds on a Decade of Growth
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Brian Rudd parlayed 14 years of experience with his father's large home-improvement company into his own small firm in 2008 ? one he has grown into one of the larger players on the regional landscape. But that growth, he insists, has been measured and ...

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