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How To Replace a Ceiling Fixture

Replacing a ceiling light fixture is usually not a difficult job and the benefits can include better dispersal
Tiffany Chandelier
of light; a new, fresh look; and a stylistic consistency in a particular room or your entire home. Lighting fixtures, through design and illumination factors, have a huge affect on the atmosphere of any room.

So maybe you’re looking for something retro or for indirect light or for a clean, streamlined look. The choice will be yours...More


Semi-Custom Cabinets:
The Best of Both Worlds

Semi-Custom Cabinet by Durasupreme

Semi-custom cabinets are probably the best of both worlds between stock and custom cabinets. Semi-custom cabinets are available in several grades, ranging from good quality units with a mid-range variety of options up to high-quality models with a wide array of features and options. They tend to be much more affordable than custom cabinets.

With semi-custom, you are typically offered a range of styles, material and construction quality, wood species, color and special features/options. These cabinets are built to order but are still limited to the array of options offered by the manufacturer. Typically, more sizes are offered and in some cases a custom size may be possible for an additional charge. The advantages are....More


Financing Your Home Improvement Project

If you are like most people, you have a first mortgage on your home.
Finance Options
Under some circumstances, refinancing your first mortgage and taking out additional cash to pay for home improvements may be a very good option. For instance, if current mortgage rates are lower than your existing mortgage rate, refinancing will save you money on your current mortgage balance. Plus, this will likely be a lower rate for the additional money you take out compared to other financing options....More



Tankless Water Heaters: Unlimited Hot Water

Tankless Water Heater

Tankless or "Demand" water heaters are a great alternative to traditional tank water heaters. They provide unlimited, continuous hot water and eliminate the wasteful reheating of stored hot water. They require less space than old style water heaters and are easily installed as a retrofit or in new construction.

Whether you are considering one to reduce your utility bills, because of environmental concerns...More


Annuals vs: Perennials
What is the Difference?

When you’re choosing which types of plants you want in your yard, the very first decision
California Poppy

you have to make is whether you want annuals, perennials or a combination of the two. What’s the difference you ask? Annuals have to be planted every year, or annually. Perennials come up year after year after year, or perennially.

Examples of annuals include petunias, pansies and impatiens. At garden stores, you can buy large trays of annuals, which are called flats. Flats contain 48 young blossoming plants, and they typically cost about $15....More



Tips For Hiring a Contractor

Whether you are building a new home or replacing a few windows, finding a competent and reliable contractor is a must. Nightmare stories of contractors abandoning jobs, doing shoddy work or even ripping off clients are common.
Construction Helmet

We provide you with some steps you should take to help ensure you hire the right professional for the job....More



Tool Review : Bosch 5412 Sliding Compound Miter Saw

There is so much to like about this saw.
Bosch 5412 Miter Saw
Being true and accurate right out of the box is a great way to start. Upon setting this saw up, we immediately checked it for accuracy on bevels and miters and found it dead-on. Plus, considering the beef that goes into tuning this beast, I think it will stay accurate for a long, long time....More


Basic Paint Brush Technique Gets Great Results

Painting is pretty simple, you can get the paint onto the wall, no problem. Professional painters usually work faster and get better results than the rest of us, and one reason is brush technique.

Angled Sash Brush

Learn how to get best results when painting with a brush. These simple steps will enable you to work faster and with better looking results....More


Earn Rebates on Energy Star Appliances

Energy STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Departments of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency. The program promotes the manufacture and use of energy efficient products to protect the environment and conserve resources. The Energy STAR program rewards manufacturers and consumers by offering incentives to participate.

Energy STAR Logo

When you purchase an Energy STAR product, you may qualify for a rebate or a tax credit... More




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