What to know about wooden sash windows

What to know about wooden sash windows

For UK homeowners who want an authentic look in their older or period homes, wood sliding sash windows are a popular choice. While wood sash windows are both affordable and attractive, many Britons have concerns about the environmental implications of using so much wood. Many wonder if PVC sash windows aren’t a more earth-friendly choice. PVC sash window, however, have their own set of problems, not the least of which is that they are not biodegradable. Here’s some information about…

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How to Choose the Perfect Workbench

How to Choose the Perfect Workbench

Whether you’ve been woodworking for years or just starting out, the most important tool in your workshop is your workbench. No other item will be used more, and yet many people undervalue it. At your bench you’ll create one-of-a-kind masterpieces that will last for years. It’s important that you show this bench as much love as it will to you. Here are a few things you should consider when mapping out your woodworking bench plans. * Size matters. Consider the…

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10 tips tricks sparkling clean kitchen

10 tips tricks sparkling clean kitchen

A sparkling kitchen is a dream for many women especially when it is invaded by foreign objects (read dust, spices, and sticky cooking oil) on a daily basis. No matter how much time you devote, a super clean kitchen can be a challenge. Kitchen is one corner where maximum time is spent by woman or man of the house (sound fun?). Getting that dazzling kitchen in nick of time is made possible by following some quick hacks. 1. Clean as…

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How to Replace a Toilet Flange

How to Replace a Toilet Flange

A flange is a projecting flat rim or collar used as an attachment. So what’s a toilet flange? It’s basically a metal pipe fitting that’s attached to the toilet floor and connects the toilet to the drainpipe in the floor. When installed, the flange is placed on the floor over the hub that’s in the drain pipe. The toilet is mounted right on top. A wax ring is used as a sealer between the flange and the bottom of the…

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What can you use for a crosscut saw blade guard

What can you use for a crosscut saw blade guard

Crosscut saws are manually operated saws with handles at one or both ends, which are used for wood-cutting jobs. Two-man saws are used to fell trees, and bucking saws are used to cut trees that have already been felled. They are lightweight compared to chain saws, and they’re more environmentally friendly. Other types of saws are used for smaller gardening jobs, carpentry and woodwork. Saw blades of any kind are extremely dangerous if left unguarded (uncovered), and precautionary measures are…

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7 mistakes that cost homeowners big money during cold weather

7 mistakes that cost homeowners big money during cold weather

Wintry weather is great at turning up problems you didn’t even know you had. Like that first snowy night in front of your fireplace that you thought was pure bliss — until you noticed a leak in the ceiling corner, which apparently was caused by a lack of insulation. How were you supposed to know that? Many homeowners don’t realize they’re making critical missteps that can cost a ton when winter sets in. Here are seven wintertime mistakes homeowners often…

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6 ways to finance your dream home improvement project

6 ways to finance your dream home improvement project

If you’re hatching plans for home improvements, get ready for sticker shock: On average, a kitchen upgrade costs nearly $20,000, and a bathroom remodel can easily set you back more than $9,000, according to HomeAdvisor.com. But a renovation that adds value to your property can be worth every penny. You’ll just need to figure out how to pay for it. Here are six ways to come up with the money. 1. Refinance your mortgage If you financed your home a…

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Home improvement – diy or hire a pro

Home improvement – diy or hire a pro

There’s something appealing about the idea of a do-it-yourself home improvement project. By tackling a job yourself, you can save money on labor costs and enjoy work that’s been done with your own hands. But the reality is some projects are better left to the experts. Professional contractors can handle tasks that are complicated, time-consuming or downright unpleasant. Whether you plan to spruce up your entire home or just remodel part of one room, you’ll want to make a smart…

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Maintenance needed to preserve home value

Maintenance needed to preserve home value

A common reason for many people to rent rather than buy is home maintenance. When the roof leaks or the air conditioner quits on you, they like knowing they can call the landlord or property manager to come to the rescue. Yes, maintenance is an ongoing part of home ownership and can be expensive and frustrating. Problems will arise – even in new construction. But many problems can be avoided, or at least resolved on your schedule, by following a…

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Why You Should Make Saving For Home Repairs A Priority

Why You Should Make Saving For Home Repairs A Priority

A home may be a person’s castle, but it can also come with a hefty price tag when it comes to maintenance and home repairs. For example, we moved into our house 3.5 years ago. In that time, we’ve had a plethora of home repairs including replacing the water heater, fixing faulty sensors in the garage door, replacing the heating and air-conditioning unit, repairing water damage in our child’s room that lead to mold, and replacing our shower walls and…

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