Kid Friendly Kitchen Remodel

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Many of us have fond memories of helping out in the kitchen as children, even if we are not so fond of cooking these days.

If you are considering upgrading or remodeling your kitchen and you have children in the house you might want to give a thought to adding a few kid friendly elements to the new kitchen design before the work begins to ensure that everyone can enjoy the new space.

Kid Space

Add a small table or even a kitchen ...

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Roofing Terminology Continued (F – V)

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Fascia: A wood trim board used to hide the cut ends of the roof’s rafters and sheathing.

Felt: Fibrous material used as an underlayment or sheathing paper, describes roll roofing materials.

Flashing: Pieces of metal or roll roofing used to form water seal around vent pipes, chimneys, adjoining walls, dormers and valleys.

Gable: The end of an exterior wall that comes to a triangular point at the ridge of a sloping roof.

Granules: Ceramic-coated and fired crushed rock that is applied as the top ...

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Roofing Terminology (A-E)

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Knowing common roofing terminology will enable you as a homeowner to make an informed decision about roofing materials that are good matches for your home’s style and the region in which you live. It will also help you understand the contract with your roofing professional and the project updates.
Some key roofing terms are listed below:

Asphalt: A waterproofing agent applied to roofing materials during manufacturing.

Asphalt plastic roofing cement: An asphalt-based sealant used to bond roofing materials. Also known as flashing ...

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Patio Decks – Accessories That Can Improve a Soothing Effect

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After a busy day at work, patio decks can often be the ideal spot to relax and unwind. They are soothing and comforting places to be. But you can increase your enjoyment of your patio decks by complementing them with suitable accessories. Below are some of the in vogue accessories you might like to consider for your patio deck, and some tips on how to choose the best ones for you.

The main thing to guide you in choosing the ...

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The Best Reasons For Kitchen Remodeling

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According to Realestate, your renovations costs shouldn’t exceed 5% of the purchase price of your house. This means that a typical kitchen remodeling budget in Australian homes shouldn’t be more than $25,000 (based on a mean price of $544,800 for residential houses in the June quarter, 2014, according to data provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)). In order to avoid overspending, you should first have a pretty good reason why you actually want to remodel your house and ...

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Metal Roofing-Top 5 Metal Roof Myths Shattered!

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It is truly fascinating how many people are clueless when it comes to the basic understanding of metal roofing. We would like to share some of the insights with you. After reading these tips you will gain a better understanding, and appreciation of metal roofing technology.

Myth 1: Metal roof has a higher risk of getting struck by a lightning. Reality; No metal roofing does not increase ...

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Quality Composite Decking

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Thinking of buying new home decking? You should be aware there are new, attractive alternatives to wood decks. These deck building products provide increased durability as well as extremely low maintenance. You’ll appreciate the new styles and colors which are a break from the humdrum, common deck materials that homeowners are tired of seeing. Consumers are looking for something different this year.

Today’s deck building products manufacturers are producing a wide array of new synthetic, plastic, and composite decking materials. New ...

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Kitchen Remodeling Trends: Black Kitchens

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Black is elegant, dramatic, stunning, and sophisticated. Whether it’s a little black dress or black cat, the color black stands out. As you explore kitchen remodeling ideas, options and solutions, keep in mind that the dark hue is a classic signature color that works well in a number of designs, especially when it comes to choosing a color scheme for your kitchen.

While white kitchens will always be the most classic choice for cabinetry, black cabinetry is having a BIG ...

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Patio & Deck Lighting Ideas

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Fiber optic lighting uses only a single light source, typically a 5-15 watt LED housed in a small fan-cooled box sheltered from the elements. Light travels on slender, flexible cables that end in points of light — small emitters that you insert into holes drilled in your decking. Because there’s no electricity or heat conducted, the cables and light are safe in any type of weather. Installing fiber optic lighting is a good DIY ...

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Choosing the Right Roofing Style for your Home

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Choosing a roof for your home is a big decision. It’s not like a poorly chosen paint color you can change up in a weekend. A good roof will last you decades, so you want to make sure you choose the right materials for your budget and home style.

How long are you planning on staying in the home?

Asphalt shingles are a good budget-friendly option. The initial costs are lower than metal alternatives, making it ideal for homeowners who ...

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