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    Re: Our kitchen/house remodel

    *** what a difference it has made. Your hard work has definitely paid off!
  2. Thread: Renovation blog

    by CPatt
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    Re: Renovation blog

    Thanks. There are quite a few on there but I think I found yours and yes, I can see why people prefer that to a blog and as you have a business it serves that purpose too. Thanks.
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    Renovation blog

    Does anyone follow any, or even write one themselves. I've been looking through these before and after pics and I love seeing the progress people have made and it made me think about doing something...
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    Re: Advice about changing insurance providers

    Thanks for the advice! Looks like I need to do a lot more research before I sign up to anything...back to the Internet it is!
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    Re: Cleaning All Glass Showe Enclosurer

    I've never regretted it. We use a squeegee after every shower, it's not a pain, you just get into the habit of doing it, although I guess I am a little bit OCD, but the kids do it too, they like...
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    Advice about changing insurance providers

    When our home insurance policy was renewed last time the rates went up a good 5%, but there was a lot going on at the time and I never got round to doing anything about it. I really don't want the...
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    Re: written estimate?

    Maybe he could sense you were in a hurry too?
    In my experience they do often give you a rough idea of costs verbally and then go away and write up a written estimate, I've never been charged for...
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    Re: Should I replant my yard

    You could get someone in to have a look? I've heard a few people talk about these guys http://www.greenlawncare.net/locations/North-Carolina.html (not your area but they're all over the US), they'll...
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    Re: Long distance move

    Would never think of putting stuff in appliances, great idea!
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    Re: Order to paint the entire kitchen?

    I'd start with the walls first, get the 'shell' done and work out. If you need to lean against/over the worktops and cabinets you don't want to be doing this if they're freshly done. Also the walls...
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    Re: Long distance move

    Been away, just catching up but all good advice, thanks A.Spruce, that's a big help.
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    Re: Long distance move

    Thanks, I'll bear all this in mind.
    It's been a while since we moved, any tips on loading things into a truck? My dad's not around to help anymore, he used to know exactly where to put everything so...
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    Re: Plaster and Paint Help

    I agree with the other posters, it's worth getting it done properly otherwise it will annoy you while you're lying in the bath looking up at the walls. Believe me, I've been there :)
    Skimcoat...
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    Long distance move

    What's the best way to go about this? We've always managed this ourselves before, hired a truck etc, but this is further and we have more stuff now.
    Trying to work out how to do it, there are...
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    Re: Weed killer and pets

    My dad used to use boiling water, or spray vinegar on them. Can't remember if this worked but he did it for years so it must have. It depends on how big an area you're talking about I suppose.
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    Re: a safe Medic Alert bracelet

    Would you be able to put it round your ankle? Or could you attach to a belt loop around the back so it's out of the way?
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    Re: HELP What color to choose

    I'd go with neutral, soft cream or beige, or even a light gray. Then use color in soft furnishings, get some cushions and rugs, put some colorful canvases on the walls, have big colorful pots around...
  18. Re: Need help designing a kitchen... Software? Advice?

    A photo or diagram of the layout would be good. I haven't really got any advice but would love to know how you sort this in the end.
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    Re: Real wood wall paneling

    I agree with reusing the wood maybe? It would be nice to have something, a piece of furniture maybe, that reminded you of your grandparents without you having to live with something you don't like....
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    Re: Make your Home More Energy Efficient

    You can see which houses don't have proper insulation when it snows, the houses without snow on the roof need better insulation.
    It's tricky with old houses though that don't have wall cavities....
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    Re: Refinishing wood floors

    The problem with a wash and finish is you'll still have an old finish on there. It would be a shame not to do it properly but that would involve sanding, something you couldn't really do with...
  22. Thread: Toilet Leaking

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    Re: Toilet Leaking

    This might sound a bit stupid but are you sure it's leaking? Is there much water? I'm asking this because my sister complained about her toilet leaking and when my dad went to look it turned out it...
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    Re: Old house closet odor

    I had this problem and re-painted the insides and tried to leave the doors open with the windows in the room open as much as possible. A friend of mine had the same problem and washed everything down...
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    Re: Closet space ideas

    Are there any alcoves you could fit some shelves in? Either side of a fireplace for example? It wont matter if they're new wood as you could paint them white like you might old wood anyway.
    Or you...
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    Re: Tiles in basement ceiling safe?

    How old is the house? I think that if you're unsure it's best to get a certified EPA professional in. If it's in good condition it wont need to be removed, these kind of things are only dangerous if...
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