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Easy-To-Install Retractable Screen Doors Give Beautiful Views

There where you need it and out of sight when you don't, retractable screen doors can maximize the view while letting in fresh air. Retractable screen doors such as those from ODL feature few parts and a new magnetic latch for a more secure closure. An exclusive SlamProof system prevents pinched fingers and ensures safe recoil into ... . Step 3 Install tracks and sill plate. Step 2 Cut tracks and sill plate to the correct width of your door. Step 4 Install magnetic catch.

in Interior Design by FlamboyantChomper
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Home Lighting - Use Glass Block to decorate and reflect light

Have you ever considered using Glass block draw light into your home? Many years ago, glass block was used in factory buildings and basements to allow light flowing into the area but still provided some security and privacy. Glass block has been used in showers and windows for bathrooms in higher priced ... with a professional. Installing this product requires knowledge and experience. I'm planning to use glass block to enhance my home design and interior lighting.

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Choosing the right bathroom fixtures

Bathroom remodeling has come a long way from the pink tile and pink tubs days. When remodeling your bathroom, picking the correct fixtures is key to a beautifully, well done remodeled bathroom perfect to fit your needs. You should definitely ask yourself these questions before finalizing your bathroom fitures: 1) ... remodeling needs. Our staff has tons of experience and knowledge on the right product and making sure you get the right products within the right time.

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Space bags creates more closet space

When it comes to storage there never seems to be enough space, cardboard boxes and plastic bins take up to much space. There is a solution; space bags create more closet space by letting you store things someplace else. They are air tight and water proof, so your items stay protected, which means you could store ... space bag for every need in your house, for your bulky bedding to smaller items that can be stored in drawers; these bags are smart solution for cramp closets.

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Children's Safety and window coverings

There are many ways that a child could be at risk in any home, especially with window coverings. Take a moment to look around your house to see if there are any areas that could be improved. You might even want to get on your hands and knees so you can be at a childs eye level and see what they see. When it ... All you have to do is lift them up. All of these options are here to make it more safe for children, but nothing will ever be more important than adult supervision.

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Aluminum Strap Patio Furniture for the Poolside

Pools are a great addition to any home or resort. Pools offer a beautiful outdoor setting and offer endless hours of entertainment. Any outdoor pool requires the right furniture. Pool owners want furniture that will hold up to elements of the pool and are also practical for entertaining poolside. Aluminum strap patio furniture is ... patio furniture is one of the most popular choices, and for obvious reasons. Any pool owner will be happy with their choice for years to come.

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Bookcases and storage systems

A quality bookcase is one that is practical, flexible and has a good functional design, so that every family member can have his or her own spot in it, the important element of an organized home office is having the right storage solutions. An enormous range of bookcases and bookshelves, cabinets and libraries, can be bought ... , a bookcase can create an alcove, surround a window or door, sit under a stairway, follow you up the steps, even gracefully divide a room in two.

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Beat the Heat - 7 Tips to Help Your Lawn Survive a Drought

With temperatures rising and rain fall decreasing, summer time is putting a serious strain on your lawn. If you are not careful, your lawn could end up dead. No rain and water restrictions can really take a shot at your ability to take care of your lawn. However, there are some tried and true tips that are sure to beat ... a color to envy in the heart of the summer. Do yourself a favor and follow these tips to keep a green lawn that makes your neighbors squirm with envy.

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Advice on Buying Cheap Bunk Beds

Like most other items you want to buy, cheap bunk beds are available, but sometimes come with a tradeoff between quality and price. However, since bunk beds have safety issues, when looking at cheap bunk beds, buyers must use precaution. Buyers should look for the best-priced bunk beds rather than ... important to continuously inspect to ensure quality maintenance. Just be sure not to shop only on price, since poor quality beds unfortunately have serious safety risks.

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A Guide To Red Roses

William Shakespeare penned the words, What's in a name? That which we call a rose/By any other name would smell as sweet. From the days of Romeo and Juliet to modern times, a red rose has been synonymous with love. Today, roses are popular all around the world. However, in its ... could include expressions of love, magnificence, bravery and admiration. Other reasons that make receiving red roses a common practice include best wishes, appreciation, sincerity and passion.

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Bringing Outdoor Space In For Three-Season Use

Imagine a beautiful spring evening spent outside on your patio. Now picture how quickly a sudden shower can turn that idyllic image into a wet dash for cover. Or consider a summer afternoon picnic out on the deck. The sun and the scenery are great, but what about the bugs? For many homeowners, patios ... addition can be an ideal space for entertaining friends and family, dining, reading or just relaxing. Homeowners get the best of outdoor living without leaving the house."

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Defining The Enduring Elegance Of Teak

It's only natural that homeowners should look for natural materials when choosing furniture for the garden, and durable, beautiful teak is an increasingly popular choice. It's not just teak's good looks that have made it a favorite choice for outdoor furniture and accessories. Teak is one of the most durable ... many people associate with teak. You can now get teak couches and chairs and loveseats that recline. Teak furniture can also be customized with matching pillows.

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Giving Your Home A Step-Up In Curb Appeal

The next time you pull up to your home and think it's looking a bit run-down, think of what it might look like to a discriminating homebuyer. In today's competitive real estate market, curb appeal is among the most important challenges homeowners face. If the siding on your home is in need of repair, drive-by homebuyers will ... and natural style. It also comes with a Class 1(A) fire rating, is resis-tant to wood-boring insects and UV rays, and features a 50-year warranty.

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How to Plant Spring Flower Bulbs

Spring is the favorite season of many. It is a time of rebirth, renewal, and rejuvenation. One of the greatest joys of spring is the beautiful assortment of flowers. You can get this joy at home by planting spring flower bulbs. These are bulbs that bloom in early spring while other plants are still developing. There ... and add a mulch cover when cold weather comes. With a little water, sunshine, and luck, you will be blessed with beautiful, fragrant blooms in early spring.

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Tips for feeding your lawn nitrogen

Nitrogen is vital to your lawn and is one of the most popular fertilizers. You need nitrogen because chlorophyll depends on it as do other proteins and amino acids. These in turn are what makes your lawn green and causes it to grow well. Some things to look for to see if your grass has a nitrogen deficiency are; ... can easily burn your yard up and kill your grass. So the next time you go shopping for fertilizers with nitrogen check the labels and ask lots of questions.

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How To Make Your Own Moss Landscape Rock and Garden Statues

Moss can make some garden elements and even entire shady gardens look and feel aged and established. The trouble with garden moss though, is that sometimes it may not even grow at all on its own. And if it does, it could take a very long time to become established. Here's a way you can accelerate and establish ... crevices. Use this formula in shady gardens and in moist locations and you can most probably have moss on your garden statues and landscape rocks in a few weeks.

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Aluminum Sling Patio Furniture. Comfortable Seating for Outdoor Settings

When shopping for patio furniture, people want something that will be comfortable for themselves as well as their guests. There are a number of great options in patio furniture it can be hard to choose. Aluminum sling patio furniture is a lesser known patio furniture, but nevertheless is a great choice for elegance ... is versatile, practical, and economical. And if comfort and elegance are top priorities for patio furniture, aluminum sling patio furniture is the way to go.

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Cheap Pond Liners

Installing a garden pond is no longer a distant dream but an easy goal. Concrete ponds have been replaced with artificial, preformed and flexible Pond Liners which make the task of installing a pond easier and cheaper. When building on a budget, one can settle for a small water garden that holds less than 1, ... flexible. Rubber is also superior to other flexible liners like PVC. PVC becomes stiff in cold weather. Rubber decays more slowly than PVC when exposed to sunlight.

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Backpack Blowers

Backpack blowers are more commonly used by professionals and are mostly powered by 2-stroke gasoline engines. The harness, which has a blower fit into it, is worn on the operator's back. The engine and fan are also placed on the backpack frame with a hand-held hose and spout to direct the airflow. Backpack ... . Since these blowers are very powerful, they are typically used for larger areas, and tough jobs like wet matted leaves. They are most suitable for commercial uses.

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Hillside Landscaping-Proper Watering

Sloped and hillside lawns and landscapes tend to develop dry dead spots during the hot part of the season. This is primarily due to water run off before it has a chance to saturate into the soil. Deep saturation is a key to a healthy lawns and plants. Deep watering helps establish deeper roots that can handle Summer heat ... wells should be built on the downhill side of the plant. This will help give the water time to soak straight down to the root zone before it runs off.

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How much water does a lawn really need?

Well, while your soil type, the amount of sunshine, and the climate all come into play, a good rule of thumb is 1 to 1 1/2 inches a week. What is most important is HOW you water. You want to water deeply and infrequently to have a healthy deep rooted grass lawn. Let's say you decide on 1 1/2 inches a ... it is just as important how you water as how much you water. It is not that difficult to keep your lawn green and lush with a little planning when it comes to watering.

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Flower Bulbs: Nature’s Greatest Gift

Flowers are one of nature's greatest gifts. Their scent, their colors, their shapes everything about flowers is beautiful. A colorful, cheerful flower can brighten even the darkest day. Even more enjoyable than looking at flowers, though, is growing them. Flowers can be bought from pots and replanted. They can also ... , as long as the indoor conditions are favorable for growth. Flower bulbs are available in many varieties, such as tulips, daffodils, gladiolus, and crocus.

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House-Painting Tips

Seasons wreak havoc on a home's exterior. In fact, Americans spend over $4.8 billion annually on maintenance services. Spring is the ideal time for homeowners to plan the repainting of their homes. The exterior of your home is the first impression you give the outside world and a good paint job is critical to your home's appearance. ... shade on a bright day. Painting in the sun can cause the paint to dry too fast and blister. Brush first, then roll. Paint the trim last.

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Growing Hibiscus

Before growing Hibiscus, a fair amount of planning is required. Do you want to grow them in your garden, use them for landscaping or hedging or keep them pots that can be kept indoors or out? What size and type of plant do you want? Potted culturing has to be confined to the smaller varieties. ... the need. It is best to opt for organic products including fertilizers. Make sure that you follow the label instructions. Hibiscus growing is highly relaxing and satisfying.

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A Look at Metal Gazebos

If you're looking for the strength, stability, sturdiness, and longevity of a metal gazebo, you have plenty of options to fit your needs. They come as 4-sided structures, all the way to 12-sided structures, as well as irregular structures like rectangles, ovals, and multi-sectioned shapes. They often boast many ... that a wood gazebo is prone to. Rot, termites, fading, warping, twisting, chipping, checking, discoloring - these elements are nothing to a metal gazebo.

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Unifying and Separating Landscaping Planting Beds

There are thousands of plant combinations, companion plantings, and color combinations that will work well in landscaping and garden planting schemes. And form a beginner or do it yourselfer standpoint, simplicity and repitition in planting is a good starting point that can be added to later. I usually say to pick a color ... planting areas. Separating or "buffering" beds from each other can be as simple as adding a neutral or group of neutrals between colors or beds.

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Hammocks Are Great Alternative To Sleeping Bags

Hammocks have been around for over a thousand years. They are the traditional symbol of relaxation and offer a variety of choices based on their construction. If you are looking for the ultimate in luxury fabric and comfort, quilted hammocks are the right choices. There are many different types of hammock, but they ... the sweet birds, contemplate or cuddle with a loved one. Add a weather-resistant pad, pillow, canopy and more to create your own customized backyard retreat.

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A Quick Guide to Kitchen Accessories

If you love to cook or if you just love gadgets, there are plenty of kitchen gadgets that you should look at. No matter what the kitchen task, there is a very cool kitchen gadget available. Here are some samples. If you love mixed drinks, lattes or hot chocolate, then you need to purchase a power mixer. These ... a few buttons. An hour later or so, you have delicious piping hot fresh bread. So no matter your cooking style, check out these super cool kitchen gadgets.

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7 Tips For A Better Kitchen

Eating will never go out of fashion. We will always need a place in the home where we can easily and safely prepare our food. We call that place the kitchen. Here are a few tips to help make your kitchen a better, safer and more efficient place to work in. 1. Lighting is probably the most important thing to ... than you give them credit for. Fit any cupboard or drawer they can reach with childproof catches. Store all sharp objects, knives, etc, high up in a locked drawer.

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A Good Bedroom Closet Design Will Eliminate the Need For Space

You can transform a bedroom closet design quickly, easily, and inexpensively by installing a modular closet system. There are many competing storage systems and products, so take a look at several systems before deciding. There are two main types of do-it-yourself systems; those made of ventilation coated-wire components, and those ... shelf or drawer unit somewhere in the middle. It often helps to divide a large closet in half or in thirds to make it easier to find things.

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A Quick Guide to Plastic Mailboxes

If you are in the market for a new mailbox, you may be having trouble deciding what kind to purchase. One type that has been gaining in popularity is that of plastic mailboxes. They are the most inexpensive version of all of the mailboxes. They often cost less that $50 (not including the cost of the post). For more ... are many advantageous to owning one and you are sure to have many to choose from. Take your time and shop around so that you can find the perfect mailbox!

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Re-Financing with Bad Credit

Many years ago, it would have been extremely difficult for those with bad credit to obtain a mortgage loan in the first place. However, today there are so many loan options available and so many ways for lenders to protect themselves that those with bad credit can not only find a suitable mortgage but can also find appealing ... a fixed rate mortgage, adjusts with an ARM and is fixed for a period of time and adjustable for the remainder of the loan period with a hybrid loan.

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Is It Time to Re-Finance?

Whether or not to re-finance is a question homeowner may ask themselves many times while they are living in their home. Re-financing is essentially taking out one home loan to repay an existing home loan. This may sound odd at first but it is important to realize when this is done properly it can ... types of calculations. Fortunately there are a number of calculators available on the Internet which can help homeowners to determine whether or not re-financing is worthwhile.

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Understanding Re-Financing

Understanding the process of re-financing can be quite dizzying. Homeowners who are considering re-financing might initially be overwhelmed by the number of options available to them. However, after taking some time to educate themselves about the process, they will likely find the process is not nearly as daunting ... costs. Conversely a positive number indicates an overall savings. With this information the homeowner can decide whether or not he wishes to re-finance.

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Sealing a garage floor

The floor of your garage is exposed to intense corrosion and deterioration due to road salt, oils and other auto fluids. Sealing your garage floor reduces dust and makes cleaning and sweeping easier. A clear acrylic concrete sealer protects the concrete from damage and stains. Also the same sealers can be used on concrete walks ... sprayer to apply the sealer to a large driveway. You should act with caution not to over spray on other material due to the high risk of staining.

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Re-Financing with Shorter Loan Terms

For some homeowners there is the possibility of making a sound re-financing decision even when interest rates are stagnant, the homeowner does not have a great amount of equity in the home and the homeowner's credit score has not increased significantly. You might wonder how this is possible. It certainly isn't ... of life for the homeowner. Homeowners may find themselves with the financial means to travel, assist family in educational pursuits or invest in a small business.

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Types of Carpet

The carpet market is a vast market, with many types to choose from. Below, you'll find the several different types of carpet and what they will offer you and your home. Woven Woven carpet is produced on a loom that is very similar to woven cloth, being cut pile. There are many different colored yarns ... the strong loops. Higher loops in the carpet will create a more luxurious look. They are also great because they will prevent dirt from filtering on into the carpet.

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Should You Do Your Own Bathroom Remodeling?

Are you interested in remodeling your bathroom? If so, you are not alone. Each year, thousands of homeowners make the decision to remodel their bathrooms. Many make the decision to have a professional do the remodeling for them, while others choose to do their own remodeling. Have you decided what you would like to do yet? ... good idea to perform your own bathroom remodeling. However, as you already know, the decision is yours to make; you can do whatever you want to do.

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Re-Financing with an Interest Only Mortgage

Interest only mortgages are a relatively new phenomenon in the re-financing industry as well as the home buying industry. While the appeal of an interest only mortgage is typically a greater monthly cash flow, this increased cash flow can come with a hefty price tag. In exchange for more cash flow each month, the homeowner ... find the participation in an interest only re-finance has had a damaging effect on the profit they are able to generate from the resale of their home.

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The Decision to Re-Finance

The decision to re-finance a home mortgage is a serious decision which should not be taken lightly. Homeowners should give this decision a great deal of consideration to ensure they are making the best possible decision for their financial situation and personal needs. Some factors to consider when deciding whether or not ... is a hassle and homeowners may better spend their time with family and friends rather than running around trying to find the best rates in town.

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