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DIY Tile Grout Cleaning – Home Remedies

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Tile grout should be cleaned and maintained properly and regularly. It is necessary that you ascertain whether what looks like grout stain is indeed a stain or something else before figuring out the best way to deal with it. This is important because it is common for efflorescence to appear on freshly laid tiles, especially [...]

How To Remove Scratches From Your Computer Desk

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Scratches, nicks, and dings are signs of a well-used, well-loved computer desk.  If your desk has been through thick and thin and is looking a little worse for wear, there’s no need for a new desk!  There are plenty of strategies for cleaning up a computer desk, wooden or glass.   Removing Scratches from Wood [...]

How To Incorporate Intelligent Storage Into Minimal Design

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Scandinavian inspired design is in fashion at the moment, and that means clean, sleek furnishings, wide open spaces and minimalistic living. If you’ve acquired a lot of stuff over the last few years, then the thought of trying to turn your “lived-in” lounge into a stylishly minimalist living room may fill you with dread.  The [...]

How to Install Faux Finish Wallpaper

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Faux wallpaper is popular type of wall covering that many homeowners choose. The reason is obvious. It has more depth than standard wallpaper, it lasts longer, is highly cleanable, gives you a stucco look without it actually being stucco and you can get colors with faux that you absolutely cannot get with paint. Faux finishes [...]

How to care for Glass furniture

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Glass furniture is currently the forefront of contemporary home design, and can add a surprising amount of modern character to your home. The obvious disadvantage of glass furniture is that it’s a lot more delicate and fragile than the typical wood pieces. There are a few tips to ensuring the longevity of your glass furniture [...]

Control Termites Using Eco-Friendly Methods

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The termite is one of the most destructive pests around. Termites are truly dreaded by homeowners, and the presence of such insects in or around a property can easily lower the value of that area. A colony living in your property can slowly eat through your house and cause structural damage that will cost you [...]

How to Choose Bathroom Tiles You’ll Love for a Long Time

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One of the issues that many homeowners face when choosing bathroom tiles is growing bored with their decision too soon.  If the tiles still have a lot of life left in them, but you’re ready to go in a whole new direction, it could end up being both costly and time consuming. Your goal should [...]

How to Properly Install a Skylight

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Hiring a professional to perform a skylight installation can be rather costly. Thankfully, if correct measures are taken, a professional quality skylight installation can be done for the cost of materials and committing the time needed to finish the project. Preparing The Roof And Framing The Skylight Just like a new window installation, a skylight [...]

How to Clean Your Granite Worktops

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More than ever, granite worktops have become a popular choice in many households around the world. And it is really no surprise why—granite worktops are attractive and provide for a very efficient workspace in the kitchen. While granite can be considered very durable, this does not make it impervious to dings, stains and scratches. That [...]

How to Fit and Maintain a Wooden Door

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All doors take a lot of abuse as they are often slammed shut, have sticky hand prints smeared all over them, animals scratching them and much more. So it is very important to do everything possible to ensure it stays looking as good as when it was first bought. When fitting a wooden door it [...]