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Five Hidden Benefits Of Plantation Shutters

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Plantation shutters are often chosen for their appearance, but they can provide even more benefits. The trick to realizing these five hidden benefits is to select shutters custom fit to your windows with the added upgrades you need. #1: Increased Security Thieves look for an easy target. A home with built-in, custom fit shutters is more difficult to access through an open or broken window. Although traditional plantation shutters are made of wood, there are also metal versions available that are specifically for security purposes. These have...

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Appliance Repairs You Can Do Yourself

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Some appliance service is best left to the professionals, but there are simple repairs that you can do with a minimum of knowledge and skill. Universal parts are available in home improvement stores, while brand specific parts may be ordered online or found in appliance stores that sell the appliance that you wish to fix. Two simple but common repairs include: Replacing power cords Replacing a power cord is often as easy as loosening the nuts that attach the wire ends of the cord to the motor.  Accessing the motor will require...

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The Dos And Don’ts Of Cleaning Out Your Dryer Duct

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Even if you clean out your dryer’s lint trap regularly, it’s still important to clean out the dryer’s ducts and vents every year or so. Whether you have a gas or electric dryer, there’s a duct that runs from the back of your dryer to a vent on the outside of your home. This vent carries exhaust and steam from your dryer to your home’s exterior to speed up your drying times and prevent carbon monoxide buildup. Over time, however, flammable materials (such as lint) can build up in your dryer duct, which can pose a...

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How To Refinish Wood With A Distressed Look

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Rustic and industrial chic are very big these days when it comes to decor. Using a lot of iron, oil-rubbed bronze, and distressed wood in your home’s decor is a great way to get this type of look. If you have wood furniture that just doesn’t seem to fit into this new type of decor, you can change it yourself using a few different distressing techniques. They’re fairly simple and great to use for kitchen tables, end tables and cocktail tables. See below for a few distressing techniques you can do yourself. Sanding If you like...

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Natural Remedies To Keep Two Common Pests Out Of Your Home

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Ahhh, bugs. Can’t live with them, and boy do you ever want to live without them. So in order to ensure that they don’t decide to make your home their home as well, you need to do a little bit of work to keep them out. So use these line of defense tips and tricks to keep a couple of the most common bugs found inside the home outside instead.  Ants Marching Ants are a big issue in many homes no matter the area of the country you live in. Try these measures to keep the ants marching away to go invade someone else’s picnic:...

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Make Your Bathroom Easier On Your Mobility Issues

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If you struggle with mobility issues, you want to do everything you can to make your home a mobility friendly and safe place for you. There are a lot of changes you can make around your house to make it easier for you to get around, and some of the most important changes will be in your bathroom. The bathroom can be a very dangerous place, and you want to replace those dangers with mobility-friendly options. Replace faucet handles, door knobs, and drawer handles Faucet handles, door knobs, and drawer handles can be hard for some people to...

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