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How To Humanely Deter Wild Animals From Your Vegetable Garden

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are a gardener, you no doubt know the frustration of planting a garden of vegetables only to have a host of little critters eat the spoil of your labors. While you may be tempted to use lethal force to reclaim your veggie patch, there are a number of ways you can combat critter takeover without putting your four-legged friends in a pie. Fencing Ringing your garden space with a fence can help keep wild animals out of your vegetables. The type of fence you will need depends on what animals you are trying to deter.    Deer: Some...

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How To Safely Install Fiberglass Insulation When You Have Kids

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Fiberglass insulation continues to be one of the most common types of insulation in Canadian homes, and it works well in most settings. However, it does have one major downfall, and that is its tendency to cause irritation to skin, eyes and noses. Tiny particles of fiberglass can break loose and work their way into the body, causing itching and trouble breathing. To protect yourself from fiberglass insulation, you should wear gloves, a face mark, and clothes that you plan to throw away while you apply it. If you have kids in the home, you...

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Three Transformations For The Same Kitchen, From Blinds To Countertops

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If your kitchen doesn’t thrill you like it once did, or if you want to give it a fresh face for the spring, there are some quick and easy ways to augment the style of the space. Some simple modifications to the basic elements of your room can go a long way in transforming the style of your kitchen, from blinds to countertops. Three different directions to take your kitchen include: Southern Charm Give your kitchen a welcoming aura with a bit of southern charm. Bring in comfortable seating and eye-catching objects to create an atmosphere...

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Weatherproofing Your Portable Shed To Improve Its Lifespan

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Portable sheds have become increasingly popular as a choice for storage and even living quarters. Portable sheds, which are pre-built buildings that can be moved as needed, have several advantages that make them a great alternative to conventional buildings. They are available in many sizes and prices, they can be transported to a particular spot, and they are versatile enough structures that they can be converted to playhouses and garages with equal ease. However, many people forget one crucial factor that can help lengthen the life-span of...

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Dog Days Of Summer: Splash Pads For Pooches

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

With jets of water and dumping buckets, splash pads are a lot of fun for children, but our four-legged friends may enjoy them just as much.  A new trend in summer fun, splash pads are being specially built for canine family members in mind.  This new idea may be on its way to Canada very soon.  Safe Water Fun      Too many family pets drown every year when they fall into the family swimming pool or exhaust themselves while swimming in rivers or lakes.  Although dogs are usually great swimmers, they may...

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The Top 3 Most Common Causes Of A Dishwasher That Refuses To Fill

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When your dishwasher fails to fill up with water, your dishes stay dirty no matter how many cycles you run. This frustrating problem often arises after a few years of daily use because of wear and tear to crucial parts that control the supply of incoming hot water. Learn about the three most common causes that lead to water supply issues in a home dishwasher so you know what you’re in for when you call a repair expert. Water Supply Hose Problems A flexible metal water hose sends the hot water from your home’s supply to the...

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Tips To Help You Avoid Some Common Kitchen Design Mistakes

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When deciding on your kitchen design, plan to make your cooking and dining area complement the home beautifully. The key to doing this is to avoid some of the common mistakes most novice designers make when developing their kitchen decor.  1: Don’t Be Boring Your kitchen design should have creative and fun elements that give off warm, inviting and personal vibes. This means the whole room has to come alive, not just the countertops and cabinetry. To make your kitchen reflect your personality, choose lighting, colors and unique...

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5 Ways To Go A Little “Greener” When Building Your Home

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When building a new house, consider what choices you can make in your construction to help the environment. Many small options are available to you that, when added up, can make a big difference in how green your home becomes- or how low your electric bill stays. Consider installing a heat pump over a standard HVAC unit Heat pumps help to transfer heat from location to location, and so can both cool and heat effectively in temperate environments. This dual feature can take the place of standard HVAC separate units. Because you are...

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Top Three Things That Cannot And Should Not Be Stored In A Storage Unit

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Storage units, such as at Access Mini-Storage Ltd., are a great way to store your belongings if you are moving or if you are trying to find a way to get all of the added clutter out of your home or office. They provide you with a convenient place to store all of the belongings that you do not need but cannot bear to throw away. However, did you know that there are several items that you cannot store inside of a unit? For example, storing four or more tires within a storage unit is prohibited. It is also against storage unit rules to...

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