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    February 27th, 2014

    Because rising fuel costs aren’t showing any signs of slowing down anytime in the future, many homeowners are considering replacing old furnaces as a way to save on heating costs. [...]

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    February 26th, 2014

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    February 24th, 2014

    I can think of nothing more annoying than having bed bugs. We dealt with this problem for only a couple days and it was very frustrating. It was disgusting to [...]

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    February 21st, 2014

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    February 19th, 2014

    One of the biggest misconception many people have is that during the fall and winter months their home will be safe from pest infestations. Unfortunately, many pests, including the stink [...]

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    February 18th, 2014

    Having just moved to my new house, I had never dealt with grout before. My previous home had hard wood floors and they were pretty easy to clean. I have [...]

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    February 13th, 2014

    Once you have had your yard perfectly landscaped the last thing that you want is to have the areas around it start to erode ruining the aesthetic. Erosion not only [...]

Creating the Perfect Patio

Compelling, Unusual Patios

If you're like me, you don't want your patio to look or function exactly like your neighbor's. If no two homes are exactly alike, then patios shouldn't be the same either. If you're willing to spend a little money and apply a little elbow grease, you can really make a difference in your outdoor “room.”

Making an Oasis: Refresh Your Outdoor Space

Maybe you don't want to invest a lot of money on your patio right now but are dying to freshen it a little. You're in luck! Here are just a few tricks you can use to really change the look and feel of your patio without breaking the bank.

Steps to Painless Pavers

Traditional patios extend a series of concrete or porcelain pavers within a limited space (sometimes wall-to-wall, or to a garden bed). Pavers do take some work and planning to deal with, but you don't have to be afraid of them. Your home improvement store can give tutorials and advice before you buy your materials, and you can get more paver reminders here.