All Snowed In – Snow Removal Tips

With this recent blizzard that just hit the East Coast you need to make sure that you're ready for getting yourself out of it. Whether it be to use a snow blower or most commonly the snow shovel you need to know how not to hurt yourself when removing snow. The way we usually approach…

Pellet Stoves – Get’m While It’s Hot

Today I heard a prediction for $7.00 a gallon gas from an oil analyst talking on the radio. I wasn’t too surprised because I remember hearing a similar prediction for $3.00 gas in 2004. The trend in home heating costs is definitely up, and, as we all learned in grade school science, a body in…

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Vinyl Plank Flooring

For a number of different reasons, wood flooring is probably the most popular type of floor around homeowners today. While it can be quite expensive, hardwood flooring adds a certain level of comfort and warmth to practically any room. Some of the negative aspects of hardwood flooring include its vulnerability to damage including stains, scratches,…

Finish Contractor – Handrail Construction

Interior finish work includes everything from installing baseboard to the solid construction of the main stairway and handrail. The main staircase is usually considered a piece of furniture. By this I mean, it takes an experienced Tradesman to make everything fit together flawlessly. There is nothing more disappointing than grabbing the main Newel post as…

Learning About Deck Railing Styles

Installing Deck Railing Easily Installing your deck may sound like a complicated affair, but it's easier than you think with easy to follow directions. Sometimes, the most difficult parts of making a deck are choosing from the different deck railing styles available today. If you're not the DIY type of person or do not have…

Choosing the Right Balustrade For Your Home

A balustrade is a molded shaft that is designed to support the coping of a balcony handrail, parapet or even the handrails on the staircase. Initially made from stone, these balustrades were first designed from Italian architecture and this is the reason why they add so much style to any building. Apart from supporting the…

Why Use Oak For Your Staircase?

If you are thinking of updating your wooden stairs by replacing the banisters, it's worth spending some time considering which timber to use. After all, stairs are a predominant architectural feature which can make a big difference to the overall look and feel of your hallway. Oak staircases, in particular, are becoming increasingly popular with…

A Guide to Stamps of Australia

Stamp collecting is on the whole a very popular hobby all over the world. This also rings true in Australia where many types of people have a strong interest in philately. There is a good variety of common and collectible Australian stamps issued each year. It is often surprising to see which stamps are most…

10 Great Android Apps For the Business Traveler

There seems to be a new Android smartphone being released almost monthly and the number of Apps continues to grow. These GPS enabled smartphones now provide significant processing power in our palms, something we could only have imagined only a few years ago. Tools are now available to help us share updates, files, directories, location…