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When selecting a high-end air-conditioning system for their homes, homeowners have a choice between central air and ductless units. A quick call to an air conditioning installation specialist can supply you with facts you need to assist you with the decision making. In the meantime, here is a description and comparison of the two types of units. Ductless systems have indoor and outdoor components, but they aren’t built to be used with duct systems or furnaces. Outdoor units are usually mounted on outside walls. Depending on the heating and cooling needs of a home, more than one complete system may…

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Your dining table or the desk in your home office has seen better days; it was never a luxury purchase to begin with, it’s been with you through thick and thin, and it’s definitely showing signs of its age. You’ve hauled it with you every time you’ve upgraded your home or condo, but now it’s finally time to upgrade your furniture, too. If you’re ready to bring dignity and beauty into your home furnishings, you can’t do better than buying solid wood. Modern wood craftsmen in Toronto have a special level of skill and dedication that goes back generations and…

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The price of a good air conditioning installation can be a little confronting at first, but the choice to replace an older existing air conditioning unit is a very smart move. Older air conditioners often need more repairs, costing you more in the long run. Older units also utilise older technology, meaning they are less efficient which ends up bumping up that electricity bill compared to more innovative air conditioner products out today. We’ll touch on key factors that you need to consider before contacting your nearest specialist air conditioning installers. Correct Unit Size        When it comes to size and capacity…

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Moving to a new city can be a very exciting moment in your life, full of new beginnings, new friends, new things to do and see. However, from a logistics standpoint, it can be a bit complicated – it isn’t an easy matter to pop over to the new place to remind yourself about whether the lift will accommodate your king-size bed, and you will have to be organised in order make sure that everything arrives as it should and on schedule. Hiring a reliable and affordable company for removals, car transport or haulage is one way to take some…

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Every once in awhile you may feel the urge to redecorate or renovate the house. Most commonly, home repairs are done when something is damaged or you feel like the house needs some tidying up. But there’s another reason to renovate – selling the house faster. If you want to make the house easier to sell here’s what you need to focus on: Fresh slick of paint Let’s start with the easiest way to update the house and prep it for a sale – painting. You want to pick the colors quickly and start doing the work yourself. A freshly…

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Moving to a new home can be a very stressful experience for all sorts of reasons. For starters, there’s a lot of paperwork involved and an abundance of fees that aren’t related to the actual purchase of the property. In addition, the process of actually looking for a home can be a time-consuming endeavour, and that’s not even taking into consideration the amount of tasks that are involved when it comes to moving day. Homeowners need to make sure their old property is spotless in order for it to be prepared for the next tenants. But perhaps the most stressful…

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If your current residence is turning into a house of horrors because of too much stuff sitting around, is it time to do something about it? For many homeowners and renters, their places can quickly become filled with everything from furniture to collectibles. When you toss in the countless things they need for their daily lives, space can quickly become all but non-existent. Oh, what about all those paper and files that can quickly accumulate over time? In the event it is time for you to retake control of your residence, have you considered turning to self storage to help…

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Ideally you wouldn’t have to do this in the first place. By laying quality sand and soil at the beginning before laying lawn down will hopefully avoid this process altogether. But if you want to improve your lawn and soil, then continue reading. A healthy lawn requires healthy soil, but it’s often difficult with an already established lawn in place. This is where top-dressing comes in. Top dressing can help with: Uneven terrain caused during the cooler seasons by freezing and thawing, run-off, tunnelling insects and bugs, and soil settling over longer periods of time. Nutrient deficiencies caused by leaching,…

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Don’t you wish you could spend all day, every day on the beach? Well, you can – sort of! If you love nothing more than feeling the sun on your back and sand in your toes as the turquoise water laps at the shore and the palm trees blow softly in the summer breeze, why not re-create it in your home? The beach is a happy place for many – a place where the stresses and worries of everyday life are forgotten and relaxation ensues – a place where loved ones can have fun and spend quality time together. The…

FEMA Hazard Mitigation. Moving a water heater above ground level will help save the appliance and keep it working during a flood.

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The need for renovations arise every few years, but it renovating need not be just about maintenance. There’s a lot of ways to add value to your house by renovating smartly. In a recent interview, property renovation expert Cherie Barber shared her views on how homeowners can add value by renovating. “Focus on what’s visible,” says Cherie, “concentrate on the areas buyers love.” By focusing on certain crucial parts of the house, you can generate a substantial return on your renovation investments. So, if you plan on getting the house redone in the near future, here are some quick fixes…