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Does Your Home Give You Peace of Mind or Is It a Piece of Work?
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Does Your Home Give You Peace of Mind or Is It a Piece of Work?

Imagine if you will, a day in the life of Mary (not a real person), whose home is a piece of work, or rather needs many little pieces of work.She awakens to a lovely summer morning, but she is tired and cranky. Her window screens have several large holes so she was kept "company" by a very persistent and hungry mosquito.She stumbles into the kitchen, and realizes that she forgot to run the dishwasher from the night before, so she turns it on and then clicks on her coffee maker and...... suddenly her kitchen is very quiet and dark. She's blown a fuse (again). Ugh.After replacing the fuse (and realizing for the umpteenth time that her box probably should be upgraded to a circuit breaker system) she sits down with the paper, waiting for her coffee. Gosh it's dark in the breakfast nook too. Bu...
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DIY Skills For the Real World – How to Equip Your Kids for the Future

When we think of DIY projects, we often jump to visions of electrical outlets, miter saws and plumbing wrenches. But we forget that Doing-It-Yourself is about life skills and problem solving - the ability to live in a home and manage the little day-to-day things with confidence and ease. Do you remember who taught you to hammer a nail or plunge a toilet? Well, there is no APP for that! Despite modern automation, our kids need to know some basic home care. It is our job as parents to teach them to be self-reliant, so let's roll up our sleeves and make some DIY-ers.Here are some common teachable moments to empower your kids. Teach them something at every stage of development to create independent, safe, and capable young adults.Preschoolers• Teach them home safety: respect for electrical out...
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Your Perfect Bathtub

Ever gone into a house whether it's that of a friend or an open house somewhere and wonder why on earth there was no bathtub in the bathroom? Yes, it happens, people just don't have the room or don't want a bathtub and instead opt for a shower. Yikes!What is better after a long hard day than a soak in a nice, deep, warm tub of water? Not a lot according to a lot of us which is why bathtubs come in so many shapes and sizes, so they're perfect for any space.Of course the more space you have the more options for that perfect tub you will have. We've all seen the glossy magazine pictures of a massive bathtub in the middle of a huge bathroom. While we may not all be going that crazy, bathtubs can still make a statement.Stand alone tubs can make that statement but will also need further plumbing...
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The Perfect Vanity

They say that if you are selling a house, potential buyers are looking primarily at two rooms, the kitchen and the bathroom. Why? Because traditionally these two rooms are the ones that take the most money to renovate so if that buyer likes your bathroom and kitchen as is, you're more likely to make the sale. Renovating the bathroom may seem like a big chore, but if your fixtures are outdated or aren't working like they should it may be time to take a deep breath and reconsider. After all, we do spend quite a bit of time in the bathroom.Not all bathrooms are created equally. Some and small, some are large and some have things like windows or awkwardly placed interior walls that you need to either remove or work around. Luckily there are a lot of different vanities that come in all shapes ...
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Tips to Small Bathroom Design

With homes being built on smaller scales these days, it is not uncommon for you to be faced with a smaller bathroom design. Designing a small bathroom can be a daunting experience from choosing what to put in it, to how to lay it out. From bathroom sinks to showers and toilet choices, you need to think out each item, identify how it will fit into the space and then make your decision accordingly.One of the first design tips you may want to take advantage of when it comes to small bathroom design is to stick to light colours. As tempting as it may be to go for darker colours for your walls and floor, the lighter colours will make the space feel more spacious.There are so many different shades of white, you don't have to go with a brilliant white. Of course while going light colours, you als...
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Finding and Choosing the Right Shower Door Seal

Like with so many finer things in life, it is the little details which dictate the beauty of an object. This concept applies to many different situations in life, one of which is the remodeling of a room. In many cases, when a detail doesn't fit in when compared to the rest, it sticks out like a sore thumb and may very well drive many people insane. Luckily, there are many details in the bathroom which may need customizing from you, one of those being the shower door seal, which can make all the difference between a bathroom you cherish and one you despise. As with pretty much any product these days, there are many different shower seals for sale at the market, and each one has it's benefits as well as it's luggage.Firstly, the most common door seal used by people these days is the aluminu...
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Considering a Bathroom Installation

The main focus here is mainly on bathroom installation, particularly on shower or bathtub installation, bathtub enclosure and bathtub surround installation. But before anything else, let us look at some common mistakes and recommended guidelines involved with bathroom installation.Most Common Mistakes and Guidelines for Bathroom InstallationThere are a number of common errors observed from most of the bathroom installation. Here is a list of those errors:• Ignoring or violating local code restrictions • Employing pipes that are too small • Attaching copper to galvanized without employing a brass or dielectric fitting between the two • Not considering Teflon tape or pipe compound especially at threaded joints • Not installing an air gap filling for fixtures • Not properly aligning tubing in...