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What is a Granny Flat and Why You Should Consider Building One

You can use a good old granny flat as a guest room, home office, playroom, art studio, man cave, or personal sanctuary. Aside from these very valuable purposes, your parents or grandparents can also use it as an actual living space. If you are fortunate enough to have land that can house granny flats in …

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The Wonder Material of the 21st Century

Mathematicians and engineers have always suspected that a hexagon is much better than other types of shapes. They reasoned that hexagons, which can be placed next to each other on every side of the original hexagon, maximizes space with the least amount of structural support. While different shapes, like squares and triangles, leave no gaps …

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Common Kitchen Renovation Mistakes You Should Avoid

The kitchen is one of the major highlights of any house. It is where a lot of domestic activities happen, more so if you are fond of home-cooked meals over take-out. However, it is that part of the house that deserves some special attention. No wonder a lot of homeowners spend time and resources to …

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Composite vs. Vinyl Decking: Which Is Better?

Deck contractors and DIY aficionados alike swear by wood when building a deck—it comes in several varieties and can be treated with waterproof decking material if you need to protect it from moisture. It’s cheaper, too. Some, however, look at the long-term viability of wood in an era where extreme weather is in the news …

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Five Common Garage Door Issues

Most people don’t worry about their garage doors – that is, until something goes wrong. Here are some of the most common garage door problems, so that you know what to look out for: Noisy Garage Door Noisy garage doors can become very annoying, very quickly. Luckily, most noisy garage doors can be fixed with …

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Home and Retirement: Preparing Your New Home for Retirement

Everyone probably agrees that in life, change is the only thing that’s constant. Thus, whether you like it or not, you have to accept the fact that all things will eventually come to an end. The same goes for our corporate careers. Retirement is one phase in life that we must be prepared for. Preparation …

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Concrete Surfacing Alternatives for Outdoor Spaces

In the past, outdoor spaces only need new paint and finishing to look good. These days, most property owners are spending money to get the best-looking outdoors owing to the shift to exterior living. The benefits of being one with nature primarily cause the shift toward outdoor living, which is being seen in commercial and …

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Four of the Worst Reasons You Want to Remodel or Renovate Your Home

There is nothing wrong with wanting to renovate or remodel your home. But the questions are: Do you need it? Will it add value to your house? Will your home be easy to sell in the future? Is it timely? Do you have the money for it? Is it good for the environment? Most house …

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Encroachment: Protecting Your Property From Your Neighbor

As a landowner, you should know your property rights. Otherwise, you put your land at risk of boundary encroachments. When this happens, disputes are bound to arise. How Can You Determine Encroachment? Encroachment occurs when someone builds a structure, like a fence or a retaining wall, that overlaps to your property. It can happen intentionally …

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Ways to Finance a Time-sensitive Home Project

Roofing, siding, and foundation contractors will attest that some home improvements can’t wait. Unlike aesthetic makeovers, storm-caused repair and replacement projects do not give you the luxury of time to explore every avenue to prepare your budget. Even if you are financially unprepared to foot the bill, you can’t put off the construction, for stalling …

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