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I Bought A New Shop! Ladies and gentleman, I present to you….The Wood Shed. At the start of 2020 I purchased this building and property with the intentions of starting a commercial venture. Most of you know that I have an amazing shop that I built on my own property. However, it's closed to the public because it is my home.

Getting Through This Together Schedule a preliminary project consultation appointment with us. A Project Manager and a Designer will walk you through our process and answer any of your questions. We can put together a general timeline for you and guide you on your next steps. You can schedule this consultation online.

Five Home Security Essentials From Security Experts Looking at upgrading your home security? Look no further than this UK Home Improvement blog with the top 5 home security essentials from security experts.

Data Backup Guide for SME businesses - Rated People Find out more about World Backup Day here. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Comment. Name. Email. Website. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Best Home Magazine Deals 2019 - Homebuilding & Renovating Save on a subscription to a leading homes magazine for yourself or as a gift. Choose from a range of titles including Homebuilding and Renovating.

Decorating in a Lockdown And, with apologies for the language but this really made me laugh:. And on that note, I'm going to start a new series loosely called: 10 Things I Hate About You now that I have to live with you 24/7 and how to put them right. Now the first, and I think, most important thing to note is that any decorating you do in this period doesn't count.

5 House Cleaning Tips to Save Time and Energy Are you ready for spring cleaning, but feeling overwhelmed? These 5 house-cleaning tips will save you time and energy - and they might even make some chores fun!

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Backyard Paradise Contest Rules Return to the Contest Entry Form. The "Backyard Paradise" Contest is intended for legal residents of the United States of America and Canada only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the State of Alabama. Do not enter this Contest if you have permanent residence outside of the USA or Canada at the time of entry.

168: Our Florida Renovation Kicks Off With A Plumbing Issue 168: Our Florida Renovation Kicks Off With A Plumbing Issue - Young House Love.

Home Finance 101 for First-Time Home Buyers Here's a crash course so you can get the loan that best suits your needs. If you are borrowing money from a bank or other lender to purchase a home, you'll need the initial money or down payment. With most lenders, a buyer must deposit at least 20 percent of the borrowed amount, with the lender loaning you the remaining 80 percent.

4 Easy Ways to Make a Small Garden Look Bigger Want to make a small garden look bigger? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Use these tips to make your little piece of heaven look and feel more open.

FAQs for homeowners using the Rated People service during coronavirus We're also seeing homeowners post lots of outdoor jobs on Rated People, so they can do things like get the garden sorted while they're spending time at home. Other homeowners are choosing to focus on planning home improvements with tradespeople, so they can line the work up for once things go back to normal.

Squeaky Floor Solution Debbie has a squeaky floor problem. Can she fix the floor without having to remove the carpet? There is a product perfect for Debbie's situation. It's called "Squeeeeeek No More" from O'Berry Enterprises. It's a kit that allows you to drive in a screw through the carpet and clip the screw with a special tool.

Quick and Easy Crack Cleaner Cleaning debris from in between deck boards or from expansion joints in sidewalks doesn’t have to be time-consuming and tedious.

Vacate and Safe Re-Entry After Spray Foam Installation Should I Vacate After Spray Foam is Installed? Jim needs advice before scheduling for a spray foam installation project. He wants to know how long he would have to vacate his home. We tell Jim it's recommended to leave the house for 24 hours but since Jim is having "spot repairs" done that he should be safe returning in a few hours.

Longer Lasting Spackling Paste Drywall repairs don’t usually involve a lot of hard work, they just take forever because of the drying time required for most sparkling compounds. Dap’s new Fast Dry Spackling Paste aims to change that.

Should I Vacate After Spray Foam is Installed? He wants to know how long he would have to vacate his home. We tell Jim it's recommended to leave the house for 24 hours but since Jim is having "spot repairs" done that he should be safe returning in a few hours. It's advised that he ventilate the area and maybe add a few fans.

Does Pine Straw Attract Termites? Cheryl is concerned the pine straw around her house will attract termites. Pine needles themselves don't provide nutrition for termites. However, pine straw will keep the ground below wet. This moisture could attract termites to your home. For more information on termites check out this special Today's Homeowner Podcast all about termites.

Plastic Jug Watering Can Https:// / uploads/2020/03/SS-water-jug.mp3 If you've got an empty one-gallon plastic milk jug, here's an easy way to upcycle the jug into a watering can for plants. Just drill three or four evenly spaced, 1/8-inch-diameter holes into the plastic cap, creating a sprinkler top.

Staying Cool on a Hot Porch Darryl wants to know how he can stay cool on his porch this summer. Adding insulation would be a great idea. We recommend mineral wool insulation over fiberglass. Either tension wires or inexpensive plywood could be used to hold the insulation in place.

The Most Cost-Effective Home Improvements to Plan While on Lockdown Use the time you're spending at home to assess how you and your family live in and interact with your home - and plan how you can make it better. These cost-effective improvements are well worth considering.

Housebuilding Targets Fall Again Before Impact of Coronavirus Assessed The government has set a target of delivering a million homes in the next five years, striving to build 200,000 homes each year.

Planning Permission: When Do You Need It and How Do You Get It? While applying for planning permission can be time-consuming, it is useful to not only understand what the process involves, but also have a clear indication of what your local planning department is likely to approve.

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