Just as the weather begins to chill out, homeowners begin to wonder how to repair their storm windows. No one wants to freeze in their own home, of course, and everyone wants to make sure their protection is up to scratch in the event that a storm threatens to huff and puff and blow their house down. The best time to pay attention to your storm windows is in Fall so that you can do the work when it’s not so chilly outside, and when the temperatures do drop, you’re ready.
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Throughout the chilly months of winter, ways to warm the home becomes a priority. Other than the orange glow of the flickering flames of a fireplace, there are two other main ways to generate cozy heat. These are convection and radiant heating.
There’s a vast range of contemporary kitchen cabinets out there. You can find designs in many different colors, with lots of diverse finishing touches. Homeowners who opt away from the traditional look enjoy the simplicity and unclutteredness of the contemporary style.
The clean, sharp lines and tidy right angles are often trademark features, but there is a great deal of flexibility as well. The materials used are up to the minute, with special quirks employed so that, like the owners, each kitchen has a personality all its own.
Modern Slants on Traditional Materials
Bamboo flooring is a relative newcomer to the North American market. Currently the quality of this product is pretty inconsistent, with consumers complaining of floors being easily scratched and dented, susceptibility to color fading, and outgassing of Volatile Organic Compounds used in the finishes causing headaches and allergic reactions.
Taking on the restoration or renovation of an older home, be it an 1830’s farmhouse or a 1950’s ranch style, is a baptism by fire of carpentry, plumbing, masonry and architecture all rolled into one.
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