Green Is the New Black – Five Reasons to Get Eco Friendly for the New Year

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This year is going to be a great year for the green home movement, with experts predicting the hottest home remodels are almost all eco-friendly. From sustainable cabinetry in your kitchen to recycled glass counter tops in your bathroom, being earth-friendly is definitely in. But if you’re thinking about doing a remodel in the new year and you aren’t entirely sold on going green, here are five reasons you might want to reconsider.

1. Green Has Come To Mean Quality

Wood Flooring Vs Laminated Flooring: An Unbiased Discussion

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To a casual onlooker, laminated floors and wood floors are hard to tell apart. One can experience the difference only by touching or examining them thoroughly. While hardwood floors are made from 100% wood, laminate flooring is composed of fiberboard with a wooden finish. Both of the flooring options have their own pros and cons, Even then, both of them are high on demand. If you want to change the flooring of your home and feel confused about choosing between the two, then you might find a comparative study between laminate flooring and wooden flooring helpful.

Buying the Right Kind of Tape

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Packing tape seems like one of the most essential items for any business. Yet, how many times does the office manager or assistant try to find tape only to find the company is low on the appropriate tape they need. No shipment or mailing is complete without the right type of tape the box or package needs. It is why there are online vendors that specialize in bulk orders of different types of tape that can meet any business needs.

 

5 Kitchen Designs That Are Trendy and Functional

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The kitchen is not just a space for the preparation of food and drinks. It can be a social centerpiece that give hosts and guests a place to gather and enjoy the fruits of the home at its best.

unique kitchen design should reflect the character of the person who lives there. Fashion should guide function as well as create an environment worth being in. Take a look at these five examples.

Build A Beautiful Looking Garden Fence Using These 5 Helpful Tips

The fence surrounding your garden will have a big impact on the look of your home and if you're building a new one there are lots of things you'll need to keep in mind. Tearing down an old fence is easy, but putting the right one back up is more difficult. Here are some of the things you'll need to think about before you start ripping anything out of the ground.

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4 Upgrades to Raise the Value of Your Home

It's all too common to hear a home referred to as an investment -- not just a cost. Of course, turning your home into a good investment, one that gets you some return in value, often takes more than just owning the property. With the right upgrades to the inside and outside of your home, you can significantly raise the value of the property and even profit when it comes time to sell. Here are a few of the most profitable home upgrades and what they can do for your property's value estimates.

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5 Things To Think About When Trying To Maintain A Large Garden

When you work hard you don't have a lot of time to maintain a small garden, so it's even harder to maintain a large one. You can only play the hand you're dealt with, so we're going to discuss a few ways you can make things easier on yourself. Nobody said it's going to be easy, but you will end up with a garden to be proud of.

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5 Frequently Overlooked Issues during Home Inspections

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When it seems like you've come across the home of your dreams in New York City, it can be hard to put on the brakes and think clearly about your upcoming purchase. You've already hired a home inspector, and they've given you the green light regarding the safety, climate control, plumbing, and foundational integrity of your new home. However, a home inspection also covers a lot of ground, and it can be impossible for even the most seasoned professional to catch every concern.

The Must-Have Plumbing Tools for Your Toolbox

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The average cost to hire a plumber for a home repair in this country runs between $291-$417, according to HomeAdvisor.com. Keep these tools in your toolbox to tackle common plumbing problems yourself and save money.

Snake

Snakes, also called plumber's augers, will help break up a clog further down a drain pipe. Snakes are easy to use and only require you to turn the handle crank to push the snake into the drain, find the clog and break it into pieces.

Get Rid Of Pests The Natural Way Using 5 Wonderful Techniques

Humans are at the top of the food chain and we don't like to share our homes with horrible pests. They can find their own place to stay instead of infesting your home. That being said, there is no reason to kill any of them simply because we want them to disappear, so we're going to look at some deterrents you can use to convince them to stay away. Your home will feel a lot cleaner once you get rid of them, so test out some of these techniques today.

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Plumbing Tips from the Pros and Testing Your Water Heater to stop Disaster

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Plumbing problems

Will not family plumbing concerns usually seem to take place with the worst attainable times? Whenever we are obtaining a relative above a number of days or proper just before we go on that extended awaited vacation, we discover a brain drenching pool of water constructing while in the basement.

5 Catastrophic Moving Mistakes You Must Make Sure You Avoid

Don't get too excited about moving into your new home because you're not there yet. A few things need to be taken care of before you can chill out on your new porch with a cold soda. Mistakes will probably be made, but it's your job to make sure they're not catastrophic. Take a look at some things other people have messed up and I'm sure you won't end up with egg on your face like them.

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5 Nifty Tips to Maintain Your Property like a Pro

If you're the owner of a property, the last thing you want to do it to overlook its maintenance. Maintaining your property is important if you're to looking to avoid damage and repair expenses in the long run. Not only this, effective property maintenance is also a great way to ensure that you can catch potential issues before they turn into larger, more substantial issues. Maintaining your property is not a difficult task and by simply following a few basic tips, you can ensure that your property remains in the best of condition.

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