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How to Build the Ultimate Man Cave

How to Build the Ultimate Man Cave

Recently, the idea of devoting a room of your house as a sanctuary to male design, hobbies, and entertainment (Commonly referred to as a "Man Cave") have become increasingly popular. This is an arrangement that works for most couples; the husband receives one room of the house, usually a basement, spare bedroom, or garage, to decorate and entertain in as he pleases, removing this occasionally disruptive presence from the rest of the house. As "Man Caves" increase in popularity, it is prudent to make sure that if this is a project you are going to undertake, that it be done correctly. Here is a list of things to remember before embarking...

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Guide to Industrial Asset Recycling And Re-Use

Guide to Industrial Asset Recycling And Re-Use

Manufacturing is an industry built on getting the most out of the resources available. That means maximizing the productive hours of workers and stretching materials as far as can be safely managed. The idea of reusing materials and of industrial asset recycling isn't new. In fact, many plants rely on recycled materials, reclaimed components and refurbished machinery. While this might seem like cutting corners its basis is more focused on saving money on equipment and materials in an effort to be more cost effective. Normally, that savings is passed on to the consumer in the form of lower retail prices or greater quantity of product. In...

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DIY Door Installation: How to Go About It?

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Over the past few years, there has been a perpetual growth in crime and violent incidents. Every day we have reports of violent incidents taking place around us. Most such untoward incidents are an...

How to Maximize Space For Play in a Boy’s Bedroom

How to Maximize Space For Play in a Boy’s Bedroom

A boy’s bedroom is his safe haven from adults, where he can become anything he wants to be, from pirate to astronaut, from deep sea diver to train driver. Enabling your son to have a space where he can be all these things as well as do his homework, sleep and hang out with his friends is really important for his welfare and development. Unfortunately, as parents, we often lack the creativity to think of ways to provide more space in the smaller rooms of our houses, and end up providing a mere yard squared for our children to play in (which often becomes so cluttered with toys that they’re playing on a mountain of Lego). So the tr...

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8 Ways Pests and Critters Can Threaten Your Health and Well-Being

Most people cringe at the sight of critters or pests in their home - no matter how big or small. It’s a visceral reaction - even if they aren't crawling on your person, seeing bugs in your home feels like being invaded. Although the insects themselves are only flocking to where they can fulfill their needs (such as ideal temperature, food source, or source of water) modern humans don't wish to share their living spaces with such pests. Even if they are not trying to suck your blood or impale you with a stinger, pests can bring many dangers with them when they come into your home. Here are some examples of what certain pests can bri...

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Guide to Garage Door Maintenance

Guide to Garage Door Maintenance

If your garage door and opener looks okay but it's still giving your problems, like making excessive noise, struggling to open or close all the way, or having trouble staying open when it's in the half way position, there are several things you can try, to fix the problem on your own. How to Keep your Garage Door Quiet A noisy garage door doesn't always mean a broken garage door, it's very likely that all that's needed is careful inspection and a few minor maintenance steps for your garage door to return to normal. Stop Vibrations By Tightening Loose Areas Whenever a garage door is used, vibrations occur. These vibrations can in turn c...

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Tips for Painting Your Home’s Exterior

Tips for Painting Your Home’s Exterior

A chore most people hate but is one of the most cost effective for keeping your house in good condition is keeping up the outside paint.  Paint acts as a sealant for keeping out the 3M’s: mold, mildew and moisture. This layer of protection keeps wood from rotting and water from getting in that can damage the inside or cause health issues, it even helps protect against insect invasion.  By keeping your paint maintained, you can also save yourself thousands of dollars in repairs from having to replace damaged wood. Paint Maintenance Now there are ways to help your paint last longer that is easier than painting the home.  Keep shrub...

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Home Fire Prevention and Safety Tips

Home Fire Prevention and Safety Tips

It is said that the time to take action for an unexpected event it’s before it happens. Especially when you speak of home fires. Most fires and fire related injuries could have been prevented with little effort and minimal cost. To not find yourself in a dangerous situation, here is a few simple safety tips to prepare your home for an emergency, and teach your family how to escape in case of a fire. Most Common Causes One of the best ways to prevent a fire is to know what are the most common causes and what areas of your home are more prone to it. The kitchen is the most common place where fires begin. In the kitchen you will find f...

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Concerns That May Arise With A Computer Desk And Hutch

Concerns That May Arise With A Computer Desk And Hutch

Before you go out and buy a computer desk with hutch, there are a number of things that you need to take into consideration. It is very easy to lose sight of this, especially after the salesman has filled you up on all of the advantages that a computer desk with hutch has to offer. Remember that the salesman is there to book sales and receive commissions, nothing else. For that reason, he probably never told you about some of the concerns that come with owning a computer desk and hutch. This article will discuss some of these concerns, so that you don't regret your purchase later on. With many people, the most important considera...

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How to Make Your Home More Secure

How to Make Your Home More Secure

Home security is of paramount importance to all house holders and here are some great tips as to what to look out for and ensure you have covered to make your home as secure as possible. 1. Exterior Take a good look at your home on the outside as if you are a burglar wanting to break in. What would help you as a burglar break into your property or aid them making an entry into your home? Do you have large bins or crates that will help you get over a fence or gate? Do you have a fence that can be easily scaled? Do you have a gate with locks that are easy to open from the other side? Do you have a tree or dark area at the front or back ...

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2 Super-Green Landscaping Ideas

2 Super-Green Landscaping Ideas

For many, their landscape is a great source of pride. A nicely manicured lawn or a garden full of beautiful flowers can really make your outdoor area pop. Unfortunately, the conventional methods of maintaining an attractive landscape are not very eco-friendly—inefficient use of water and harmful chemicals that pollute the air and the ground are just a couple of the issues. If you are among the many people with a growing interest in green living, here are some tips that will help you be a better friend to the environment while still maintaining a beautiful landscape. Go Native When you have plants that are not native to your l...

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