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3 Mirror Uses You May Never Have Thought Of Before

Many homeowners use mirrors for decor and to look into to see if they are presentable before they leave the home. However, there are a few other ways to use mirrors that you may have never thought of before. Here are a few ideas. Direct light into dark areas In Norway, a small town in a deep valley uses three mirrors on top of the hills to direct sunlight to a 6,500 square foot patch of land into the town square. Read More 

How Can You Protect Yourself When Building Close To The Property Line Of A Difficult Neighbor?

If you're finally making concrete plans for a long-awaited garage, shed, or other exterior structure, you may be excited about finally getting down to business on your big project. However, before breaking ground, you'll need to take several steps to ensure that your new building complies with local codes and regulations. These preparatory steps are even more important if you're planning to build your outbuilding close to the property line that separates you from a difficult neighbor. Read More 

3 Ways To Clean Dual Fabric Drapes Covering Your Windows

The drapes hanging throughout your home may consist of two types of fabric sewn together at the seams. The outer fabric usually offers the gorgeous pigments and textures you want displayed in your home. The inner liner, however, provides the sun blocking and privacy providing benefits you enjoy from your curtains. When you attempt to clean the draperies, especially with a hot wash and dry cycle, you may end up damaging those fabrics permanently. Read More 

Bedbugs: Avoid An Unwanted Souvenir From Your Vacation

When you think about going on vacation, chances are good that you're focused on the fun and relaxation that you're about to have. Whether your idea of a good time involves a warm locale and drinks with little umbrellas or bundling up and going skiing, you're sure to come back refreshed and rejuvenated, right? The fact is, you might have an unwelcome homecoming if you end up letting bedbugs hitch a ride home with you. Read More