Eight Tips for Making Your Dream Home Addition a Reality

1. Consider the Neighborhood’s Character A great home addition requires an understanding of your street, neighborhood and town’s distinct character. What makes homes from one neighborhood different from those in another? Are the homes Colonial or Federal? Striking or subtle? Your addition design, no matter what kind it may be, should consider the uniqueness of…

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Space Saving Furniture

One of the problems I find with some space saving furniture is that I have little room to actually put it. An example of this is the freestanding Elfa tower into which sliding baskets are intended to fit. This item has been designed for kitchen storage, supposedly great for storing vegetables or dry food. Each…

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Food Preparation Areas

We’ll use the term “preparation areas” to refer to food planning. After all, a lot more activities than cooking are crammed into most kitchens. Right here are some of the major work sections you may find. Fabrication: The fabrication area is wherever raw (or processed) foods begin their journey to their final destination: the guest’s…

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Tools For Woodwork – 5 Must Have Tools

Tools for Woodwork can be found in any household. The question is…”Do you have the most important and basic tools for around the house repairs?” I picked a small number for a reason. If I was permitted to write as much as I wanted in this EzineArticle…the number would have been five hundred. So let…

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Rules for Writing Poetry

You’ve been writing poetry since that first assignment in your high school writing class. You know the rules about writing poetry, right? Are there rules? Well, if you frequent the poetry forums across the Internet as much as I do, you’d find that there are a lot of amateur poets who adamantly declare that there…

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Drywall Finish – Tips to Get it Right

Getting a perfect drywall finish is not as easy as it might seem. You can, however, avoid the common pitfalls by following a few guidelines. Have all the necessary tools at hand. You will need joint compound and joint tape, an application knife, taping knife spreader, corner taping tool, and a bread pan. Running around…

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Using Google Chrome For Anonymous Browsing

Google Chrome is the relatively new browser from Google that competes with Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. If you’ve got it downloaded and installed you’ll find that there’s a feature on it that let’s you browse “incognito” as they call it. Be careful though, because it’s not as private as they make it seem…

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How to Fix Staircase Handrails

A  staircase  banister that is loose and moving while you hold onto it is not a safe banister. If you are a do-it-yourselfer you probably want to be able to fix that yourself. First, the anatomy of a  staircase  should be clear. Its basic parts are the tread that you step on, the riser, which…

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Giving Clear Instructions Set Everyone Up For Success

Whether you teach children or adults, you know how important clear instructions are. Whether you teach a subject (e.g. 3rd grade, high school literature, or college algebra), or you train adults (e.g. training workshops, seminars, and classes), you’ve learned that the success of an activity is all in the instructions. Giving clear instructions can be…

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