Home Improvement Information


Home Improvement Information

Imported Tools vs. Brand Name - Are They As Good?


So you are looking for hand or power tools on the Internet or in a "brick & Mortar" tool store, and you keep running into tools imported from China, Taiwan, Korea, Germany and various other countries. A lot of these tools seem to be priced well under the comparable "name brand" tools you are used to? are they as good or better, or are they just cheap knockoffs.

Making a Pen with Your New Wood Lathe


So you just purchased a wood lathe but do not know what kind of project you should start out with. As soon as the right amount of skill is obtained, beautiful pieces of woodwork can be created with a wood lathe.

Home Automation Enhances Your Lifestyle and Saves Money - Exciting Home Automation Applications


Wouldn't it be nice to have your home take care of things for you, automatically, without you having to lift a finger? You bet it would. That is the promise of home automation.

Top Ten Remodeling Tips


My husband and I just completed our first remodel. It was a period renovation of a Victorian Gingerbread Craftsman.

Lakeside Patios - The Water Makes Decisions For You


If you are putting in a new patio on a lakeside, you have unique considerations that other homeowners do not have when it comes to purchasing patio furniture.We built a new patio on a 700 acre lake and I had to look around for just the right outdoor furniture.

Glass Sinks - 4 Unbreakable Rules of Buying a Glass Vessel Sink


1. Know your sinks How durable are these sinks? These sinks are tempered.

Chimney Cap Checklist: Four Quick Ways to Evaluate Your Existing Chimney Cap


While you are cleaning leaves out of your home's gutters, dealing with Christmas lights, or adjusting a satellite dish, don't forget to check on your chimney caps while you're on the roof. Chimney caps are those mesh-sided enclosures (usually made of stainless steel, copper, or galvanized steel) atop your chimney to prevent water, animals, bird droppings, and leaves from entering your home.

Useful Home Products Will Help Your House Sale Profits


Even if you've never been involved in the sale of house before and yours is about to go on the market, you probably know enough about the process to be able to repeat, like a litany:  clean it; paint it; fix it.  But do you find yourself asking:  How clean does the house have to be and how do I tackle the job?  Do I really have to paint?  What are the best colors to choose?   What do I need to repair? When considering these questions, it's good to remember that most prospective home buyers are an unimaginative lot.

The Ultimate Comfort - Top 5 Reasons For Getting an Awning


Awnings are an economical and efficient way to shade a deck or patio from the hot glaring sun or cold winds and rain. The great thing about choosing an awning is that you could go with a design whereby the awning is out all the time or if you prefer a retractable awning that can be pulled back when you want to enjoy sunlight and open air.

Is a Hot Tub for You? Top 5 Questions You Need to Answer


As a way of relaxing, more and more people are adding a hot tub to their home. Not only are hot tubs relaxing but they also offer tremendous benefit for people of all ages.

Tips on Ladder Safety


PLACEMENT?Ladders should be placed so each side rail is on level and firm footing so the ladder is rigid, stable and secure. ?Boxes, loose bricks, or other loose packing should not support the side rails.

Portable Air Conditioners Ensure Economy And Convenience


Small is beautiful and convenient and so is the portable air conditioner as it can be shifted from one place to the other very easily. Read on to find out all the other advantages.

Solar Energy Advantages Disadvantages


Many of us know that solar energy is a good thing, but few really understand why. Therefore, I compiled a comprehensive list of solar energy advantages and disadvantages that will enable you to make an educated decision whether on not Solar Power is right for YOU.

Employ Passive Solar Energy and Start Saving Electricity Today


1. Orientation, layout and positioning of your house on the land Orientate your living areas to the south side of the house, which receives most of the sun throughout the day (north if you live in the southern hemisphere).

The Versatile Reciprocating Saw: The Power Tool of Your Dreams


A reciprocating saw is simply one of the handiest tools you can own. These tools are great for applications in the home or the jobsite.

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