Starting Your First Woodworking Shop

Woodworking as a hobby can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever enjoy. You can get started on a shoestring with a minimal amount of tools and equipment. A small home workshop can produce a wide array of simple projects that will help you develop your creative and building skills while rewarding you with practical and artistic wood products that you can enjoy and even give away to friends and family. WHERE…

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Mobile Storage Containers – Why They Could Replace Self-Storage

Mobile storage is a quick growing industry. It’s fast, convenient, and offers an appeal that self-storage lacks. The current industry can support both styles of storage, but portable units are becoming more popular. Will the two markets grow together, or will portable storage start to choke out self-storage? Trends are leaning toward the latter and here is why. Most storage facilities require an up-front security deposit then a monthly rental fee. If you’re not careful,…

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Understanding the Grandpa Rules

As circumstance would have it, and I like to give circumstances due credit, I was visiting my grandchildren without the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Normally, if there is such a status, my wife travels with me when we visit the grandchildren. However, when she is along I do not have a chance. I will not say that she hogs the grandchildren, she does, I just will not say so. As a husband, I know…

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Build Dainty Walls and Floors With Elegant Hexagonal Tiles

It is hard to believe that the simple hexagon shape could be so attractive. A great variety of color combinations and materials, like porcelain and natural stone, offer ample choices. Will it be the traditional black and white hexagons that have been used for a century and more in America? Subway tiles are equally famous too. Light colors are best though for the great indoor applications or the interiors would be short of brightness. What…

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House Decorating Tips on a Budget

1) Paint A simple coat of paint can completely transform a space. Not only will painting make a space feel fresh it will set a new tone as well. Paint is fairly inexpensive to buy-you don’t have to buy designer paint pick an inexpensive paint in any color that calls to you. If you’re on an extremely tight budget, simply paint a single accent wall or better yet paint your front door. 2) Pillows This…

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Top 10 Renovating Tips

Having just completed a renovation in Albury, on behalf of a client who lived remotely, so needed someone to manage the process for them. I thought it was a great time to reflect and pass on some tips for all you would-be renovators that want to tackle it yourself. 1. Start with the end in mind What I mean is in you’re renovating to sell vs renovating to put a tenant into the property at…

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Make Cleaning Easy After Construction Work With These Tips

Every building, whether it is residential or commercial requires renovation work after a period of time. Homeowners usually hire professional construction workers to do the renovation work. It’s a well known fact that only professional construction workers have the ability and skills to build a new building. So, you don’t have to do any hard work when it comes to the construction or renovation of a building, but what happens when the construction or renovation…

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There’s No Place Like Home, There’s No Place Like Home

I just watched the 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz again, and realized for the first time, how closely the plot parallels our current global plight. Homes are being sucked up from families by an inexorable force that can’t be controlled. The wicked witches of the (middle) east want to destroy everything we hold dear, and our only hope is a bunch of world leaders with limited brains, courage, and heart. But, obviously, the…

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The Kitchen Renovation Tips You’ve Been Looking For

Are you starting to get a little bored with your kitchen’s look? If so, it may be the right time to consider a kitchen remodel. There are thousands of kitchen remodeling options and ideas for every budget, but before getting the sledgehammer out and stripping that old wallpaper, it is best to review some helpful planning tips and tricks. This way, you are better-prepared for your upcoming kitchen remodeling project! The First Step to Kitchen…

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Do-It-Yourself Carpet Installation Tips

Yes, carpet installation can be a difficult task if you are doing it yourself but the job can be simplified by following these tips. The two most important tips are to make sure that you have bought enough carpet to compensate if you make a cutting mistake and you have the tools that are necessary to install the carpet. If there is already carpet on the floor, you have to take it up and remove…

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