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How to Make Your Kitchen Space Look Bigger

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As we get older, things seem to accumulate. This is especially true in the kitchen. Utensils, cookware, spices, small appliances, (still not sure why I bought that juicer.) After a while, it starts to feel cramped, cluttered and SMALL. There are a few things that you can do to help your kitchen feel bigger again. One is organize (yeah I don't care for that one either.) The other, is to make subtle changes that give the illusion of a larger space. Here are some examples... Light colors make rooms appear larger so paint your kitchen a lighter color. You can also...

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How to Install Thermostatic Radiator Valves

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If you live in or have ever lived in an older home, you know how valuable this is. Without it, you have 2 temperatures, ice cold and scalding hot. While this might rank a little more difficult on the DIY scale, I am confident with this video, anyone can install these. Now you can have the beauty and character of an older home with a touch of modern convenience. Good luck!

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How to Prevent Ice Dams

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While you were out swimming, hiking and enjoying the summer weather, leaves and debris have continued to build up in your gutters and downspouts. If not removed, your gutters and downspouts cannot drain properly. Water will back up in your gutters and then seep under your shingles. When the temperature drops, the water freezes and expands, causing significant damage to your gutters, roof and to the inside of your home. This is what's known as an ice dam. Every winter we receive several calls to repair the damage caused by ice dams but this doesn't have to happen to you. Save yourself a lot of trouble and have your gutters...

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How to Beef Up Attic Insulation

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The nights are getting longer and they are getting colder. Is your home ready? One way to ensure that your home stays toasty warm this winter is to beef up your insulation. Here is a quick how to video, along with a shopping list courtesy of This Old House!   Tools for Beefing Up Attic Insulation: - tape measure - insulation knife - leaf rake, used to spread cellulose insulation - dust mask - hammer - circular saw Shopping List for Beefing Up Attic Insulation: - cellulose insulation - un-faced fiberglass insulation - 2x10s for framing a storage platform -...

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