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How To Lay Glueless Laminate Flooring

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Glueless laminate flooring is a great way to update your floors. Glueless laminate flooring, sometimes referred to as floating floors since they aren’t joined to the sub floor, uses the interlock and groove method of installation instead of glue. Here are some tips for installing glueless laminate flooring. Prepare the Floor Measure the room in which you want to install the flooring, and buy extra flooring so you have enough. Laminate wood isn’t pure wood, but it has enough wood to make it expand and contract in changing temperatures.…

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Passive Income With Real Estate: Four Steps For Success

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Many people are becoming interested in the idea of passive income, and real estate can be a strong passive source of income. But before you dive in and buy a rental property, here are some things that you need to do in order to be successful.  Look for Young Renter Communities If you want to start a rental business, you need to make sure that there is a strong market for rentals in your area.…

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It's In The Details: Three Reasons To Use Spray Foam Insulation

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Protecting a home with spray foam insulation will cost the owner of an average-sized home around $1,600. In contrast, fiberglass batts will run a homeowner up to $600 per 500 feet. Thus, in terms of installation costs, fiberglass insulation is the clear winner. A myopic focus on installation costs, however, can end up costing you money in the long run. Though you pay more for it, the superior characteristics of spray foam insulation can end up saving you money in the long run.…

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Removing Carpet Stains

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If you have just placed new carpeting throughout your home, you will want to take the necessary steps in maintaining it so it continues to look its best. Unfortunately, if people or pets walk through areas where carpet is present, sooner or later something will spill on the surface, possibly causing a stain as a result. Here are some steps you can take to remove stains from your carpeting. Use The Proper Method…

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How To Keep Pool Time Fun This Summer

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Pools are great and your kids are sure to enjoy them. After awhile though, the pool may become a mundane thing, just like any other toy your child may own. To make it a little more fun and interesting, you can add some pool toys and additions your kids are sure to enjoy. See below for some fun toys, games and additions to keep your pool from becoming boring. Toys…

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2 Easy Ways To Make Your Patio Doors More Private

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Patio doors serve a valuable role in helping you to merge your indoor and outdoor living spaces. Unfortunately, the same large glass panels that let you see through to your patio can also compromise your privacy when you are spending time strictly indoors. Here are two easy solutions you can utilize to help make your patio doors more private in the future. 1. Sew a set of roman shades. While many people think that curtains are too bulky for a patio door, roman shades can be used to help give you the privacy you are looking for.…

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Understanding The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient When Window Shopping

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Replacing the windows in your home is a large investment.  New windows can add value to your home, give your home a new look, and save on energy.  When purchasing new windows, consumers will want to find a window that meets their needs and that are energy efficient: What is Energy Star? Energy Star is a program that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started in the early 1990’s in order to conserve energy.…

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3 Ways To Make Your New Home Fire Resistant

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If you are considering having a home custom built, one of the things that you will want to consider are the advantages of using fire-safe building materials and strategies. Seasonal wildfires are becoming increasingly common in parts of the American West, and even if those who don’t live in this region should keep fire safety in mind when having a new home built. Following are three strategies that can help keep you and your family develop some fire protection techniques.…

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Building Your New Deck: What You Should Know To Prepare

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As spring emerges, you begin to think about what you want your outdoor space to look like. And, as you begin planning this project, you decide that a new outdoor deck is a necessary component of that vision. Before you get started with the building process for your new deck, get to know some of the important facts you will need to consider when taking on this type of construction project.…

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Tips For Improving Your Workspace Layout

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When it comes to improving workplace productivity and raising employee morale, many people often overlook the value of good workspace design. However, a work environment with good organization is absolutely invaluable and should not be underestimated. Here are some basic pointers on how to get started: Using Space Efficiently One of the primary problems in many workspaces is that space is often mismanaged. This can create a feeling of disorganization and is unhealthy for a successful organization.…

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