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Don't Overlook These Small But Important Details When Choosing Bathroom Tiles

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The tiles you choose for your bathroom should do more than just protect the space from water damage; the look of the tiles will greatly impact the overall look of the bathroom itself, and some materials are more fragile than others. To ensure you’re happy with your choice of tiles for years to come, note a few small but important details to consider when shopping. Shape Square tiles are classic, but note that rectangular tiles will add the look of length and depth, according to how they’re installed.…

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3 Options Available For the Storage of 2 Cars in a Portable Garage

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Did you recently convert your garage into a home office and you now want a way to store two cars in a portable garage? Read on and discover some of the options available to you when you go shopping for carports. Install Two Carports in Different Locations One of your choices involves buying two separate carports for installation in different locations in your yard. The advantage of this option is that you can get carports of different dimensions to suit the different cars that your family owns.…

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Understanding a Few Differences in Timber Supplies for a Home Project

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If you’re looking for timber supplies for a home project, either to construct an outdoor deck from scratch or to add a retainer wall outside, you’ll need to ensure you get the right type of timber for the job. Wood pieces may look alike to you, but they can vary in quality and durability, as well as price, and they will come from many different sources. Note a few differences in various types of timber supplies you might purchase for any home project so you know what to look for and which might work for your project.…

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Why Should You Have a Pre-Purchase Property Report?

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Essentially, having a pre-purchase property report is an investment that should allow buyers to avoid problems and costs down the line. A full report allows you to gain as much knowledge as you can about a property’s condition before you commit to a large mortgage. However, you should also bear in mind that a building inspection report is just one of many checks that you should undertake before making a large financial commitment.…

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Smart Glass Explained

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More and more Australian offices and homes are turning to smart glass as the perfect solution for providing both privacy and thermal control. Smart glass becomes darker when it is exposed to sunlight, thereby reducing the amount of heat energy that enters the building. Not only can this reduce air conditioning costs, but also it means that you can see clearly out the window at all times, even in the heat of the day, when bright sunlight can be a nuisance.…

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Room-in-Attic: Things to Keep in When You Want to Exploit Attic Space

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Instead of letting space lie fallow, you can convert your attic into constructive living space. You can use it as a bedroom, storage room, study room or nesting place for birds and other pets. Using the space in the attic helps you avoid many of the easement and zoning challenges that come with adding regular extensions to your house. Notably, utilising this space begins with the selection of an appropriate roof truss design that will enable you to get the right amount of space.…

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Why It May Be Unwise for You to Install a Split System AC Yourself

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 The speed and ease with which split system air conditioners can be installed may tempt you to undertake a DIY installation of this system in your home. However, there are some reasons why you should not attempt this if you are not a trained professional. This article discusses some of those reasons. Sizing Issues One of the biggest challenges that homeowners who opt for the DIY approach when installing a split system air conditioner face is picking the correct size of unit for the home.…

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When Is It Good to Have Your Property's Soil Tested?

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Soil testing is probably not something that homeowners do on a regular basis, as you may be concerned with your house more than you are the dirt on which it sits. However, your property’s soil is very important for a variety of reasons that can affect your house and even your health. While testing your soil may not need to be done regularly, you might note some times when it is recommended so you know if it needs any kind of treatment.…

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