Hellen Becker

Tools Every New Homeowner Should Own

Just bought your first home? Fill your toolbox with these essentials so you’ll be prepared for home improvement projects or emergencies. Drill and Drill Bits A multipurpose, battery-powered drill and driver can be used for a large number of tasks. Buy a pack of drill bits with a good selection of Phillips-head, slotted and square-drive
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The Tools of the Trade for a Great Gardener

Spring is quickly approaching, even though it is currently snowing as I write this. It’s time to begin to think about our gardens and yards. Remember that old shovel you broke last year, and that rake that has definitely seen better days. Do you need to replace them or is there something better? The Popular
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old house

Thoughts on Restoration Understanding the Challenges That Lay Ahead Restoring an older home is not necessarily for the faint of heart or those who lack patience. In praise of antique edifices, they often exude a certain “character” which only age can impart that is thoroughly lacking in new construction. However, older houses can be drafty,
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green homes

Finding Eco-friendly Building Supplies for Home Remodeling Projects Although green building and remodeling has become more popular over the past several years, many homeowners do not know where to look for eco friendly building products. The airwaves are full of companies offering products that are supposedly green and energy efficient. Sorting out the claims to
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Gutter Inspection

Preventive maintenance protects a homeowner’s investment and increases his pride of ownership. Home inspections that are completed on a regular schedule will catch minor problems before they have a chance to grow into big expensive problems. Spring is an especially good time for a thorough home inspection since winter weather is sometimes damaging to a
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A Guide to Making Your Bedroom Livable

Overview for Bedroom Décor Inspiration A bedroom is a special room where you go to relax after a busy day. Usually, you go there to get a nap so that your fatigue can fade away. Before you cross over to dreamland, you cannot deny your eyes to admire the surroundings, especially the roof and walls
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How to Choose Between Charcoal and Propane

It’s an age-old debate that can get pretty heated between the two schools of grilling. Serious grillers have their preference. It’s like asking a tech-guru if they prefer Apple or Samsung. To them, there is a definitive answer and many reasons to support it. But is there really a right or wrong answer? As it
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