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How to Collect Physical Mold Growth Samples for Low-Cost Mold Laboratory Identification of Mold Spec


How to Collect Physical Mold Growth Samples for Low-Cost Mold Laboratory Identification of Mold SpeciesVANCOUVER, CANADA. Many property owners, apartment landlords, renters, employers, and employees want to know, and need to know, the precise identities of the various mold species infesting their moldy house, rental unit, or place of employment, according to Phillip Fry, Certified Mold Inspector and author of the book Do-It-Best-Yourself Mold Prevention, Inspection, Testing, & Remediation.

Hand Hooked Rugs


Hand hooked rugs are a great way to add splendor to a bedroom, a kitchen, sun porch, or children's room. A number of designers like Jane Keltner, Suzanne Nicoll, Sally Dailey, Dena, and Tracy Porter focus exclusively on designing hand hooked rugs.

Laminate Flooring is Built for the Twenty First Century


The tradition of hardwood floors dates back hundreds of years, their beauty and warmth have downed the halls of castles and brought elegance to many a modern day dining room. Whether it's casual or formal, the natural beauty of hardwood can bring warmth and character to any room and suit any dcor.

Make Your House A Home


When thinking about polished floors, cushions in place, an exquisite flower arrangement, crisp and folded napkins on the table, take time to think about comfort, family time and kids activities also when decorating or designing your house. A lively place full of warmth and chatter is what makes a 'House' a 'Home'.

Building Your Dream Home - Part 2


Razing the CottageWith new house plans and permits in hand, subcontractors hired and a Septic Design in process, it was now time to raze the existing cottage. I considered employing the local fire department to burn it down, however I chose the demolition route instead.

Choosing Your Builder: Cheapest Quote Wins?


You have your 3 quotes from each potential builder so choosing the one you are going to trust with your re-modelling, new garage, extension etc. should be easy, shouldn't it? Unfortunately most homeowners would consider this the end of their search for a builder when in fact what you should be doing next is the second most important if your home improvement project is to run smoothly (what's the most important? You will find the answer at the end of this article).

How to Be Your Air Conditioner's Best Friend


There are a few things you can do to take care of your air conditioner and make its life a little longer and a little easier.How does your air conditioner work? Simply stated, an air conditioning unit removes heat from the air and blows it outside with an outdoor fan.

Spring Chores at the Cabin


Whether you live in your cabin year round or it's been closed up for the winter, it's time for spring cleaning. It's hard to get motivated.

Carbon Monoxide Can Be Deadly--Early Detection Monitors Make It Easy to Protect Your Family


If you burn gas, kerosene, or wood in your home to produce heat for cooking or warmth, you need to monitor the level of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is odorless and can easily build up to dangerous levels.

Choosing Blinds For Damp Atmospheres


There are some important things to consider when choosing blinds for the kitchen and bathroom. The conditions in these rooms vary somewhat from the rest of the house, so it is important that care is taken to choose suitable blinds.

Vacation Break for Electrical Machines


Are you overloaded? Have you become a part of the highly stressed modern working environment? You may need a break - a vacation, a change in environment, a change of pace..

How to Use Do-It-Yourself Toxic Mold Test Kits


VANCOUVER, CANADA. Many homeowners, landlords, renters, property managers, business owners, and employees want to know, and need to know, the precise identities of the various toxic mold species inhabiting their home, rental property, or place of work, according to Phillip Fry, Certified Mold Inspector and author of the mold book Do-It-Best-Yourself Mold Prevention, Inspection, Testing, and Remediation.

House Plans - Where To Start


You have found the perfect lot on which to build your new home. Now you have an abundance of decisions to make.

House Plans - Research Is Key


When you think about building your new home consider your needs and your lifestyle. If you are newlyweds your choices will be different from a couple who is ready to retire and is looking for a smaller home.

Planning Permission Tips UK - Loft Conversions in UK Properties - Do They Add Value?


We get a great many requests to view the potential of Loft conversions. This type of extension has remained fairly popular since I first started designing property & is perhaps even more in demand now than ever before - especially in dense urban areas where the alternative choices for that fourth bedroom are somewhat limited.

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Wesfarmers' two-year UK foray ends with sale of troubled home improvement chain
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Australian retail conglomerate Wesfarmers is selling U.K. home improvement chain Homebase for a nominal 1 pound ($1.34) just two years after buying it, ending an embarrassing offshore adventure that cost it $1 billion and sowing doubts about its future ...
UK home improvement chain sold—for $1.34Chain Store Age
Australia's Wesfarmers to sell UK home improvement businessReuters
Wesfarmers Exits The UK With Homebase Sell-OffPYMNTS.com
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ConsumerReports.org

How to Finance a Home Improvement Project
ConsumerReports.org
Whether you're building a new deck, buffing up a bathroom, or adding a whole new wing to your house, figuring out how to finance a home improvement project should be as much a part of your decision-making as picking out countertops, flooring, and paint ...



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Caution, contracts protect against home improvement fraud
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As much as the warmer months mean backyard barbecues and swimming pools, they also mean home improvement fraud. “It is a big issue, and it's one which makes the good guys look bad,” said Jerry Highley Jr., a Muncie-area contractor who was 2017 ...



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Man charged with home improvement fraud for the 4th time
WTTV CBS4Indy
JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. – A man accused of swindling a 71-year-old woman out of $15,000 now faces home improvement fraud charges for the fourth time since 2004. The Johnson County Prosecutor's Office this month filed felony counts of theft and home ...



ABC Action News

Non-profit launches low interest loans for home improvement just in time for hurricane season
ABC Action News
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — We're just under two weeks away from hurricane season. Yet we still drive past so many homes with blue tarps and homes not ready for the season. But a a non-profit has just launched a program to help Bay area families make ...



Reader's Digest

11 Home Improvement Scams You Need to Take Seriously
Reader's Digest
"Reputable home improvement companies don't just wander around neighborhoods trying to find customers to pawn off their extra materials on. The contractor who tries this trick is hoping you'll fall for a good deal without checking their credentials ...



Broadcasting & Cable

Up TV Grabs 'Home Improvement'
Broadcasting & Cable
Up TV has licensed the cable rights to all eight seasons of comedy Home Improvement. Tim Allen plays the host of a home improvement show called Tool Time who is raising three mischievous boys. Richard Karn, Patricia Richardson and Earl Hindman are ...



Omaha World-Herald

Maintaining home improvement harmony
Omaha World-Herald
Monica D. Higgins, the author of “Remodel Success: Home Remodeling Done Right, On Time and On Budget” (Schiffer, 2017), said many partners are stressed out about home improvement projects because it's easy to get overwhelmed by the fine points.



U.S. News & World Report

Home Depot Needs a Big Memorial Day Weekend
U.S. News & World Report
According to Bank of America analyst Elizabeth Suzuki, this year's Memorial Day weekend will be particularly important for Home Depot and Lowe's Companies (LOW) after bad weather in parts of the U.S. weighed on home improvement sales in the first ...

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SILive.com

Ask the Expert: What should be included in my home improvement contract?
SILive.com
They should provide you with a written estimate, or contract, which clearly states their business name, physical street address, phone number and NYC Home Improvement Contractors license number. It should also specify the goods and services they are or ...


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