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Do it Yourself Large Rainwater Harvesting Part 1.
HBRN Stories Posted by Ignacio H. Valdes on Sunday May 01, @08:16PM
from the HBRN Stories. dept.
Can you do it yourself a large rainwater harvesting system for not a lot of money? Yes you can! Start with used IBC Totes. I will summarize in this article and then go into detail in the future parts.
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Creative Home Décor Ideas for 2015
Interesting Developments Posted by Katie Curtis on Monday February 09, @10:34AM
from the dept.
Remember when you used to walk through the Parade of Homes, model homes, or even your best friends’ homes and want your own home to look exactly like them? You would ask the common question of “where did you get this couch?” and then rush off to find one that was exactly the same, or close in resemblance. Today the trend of home décor is to be as different as possible while sticking to trendy colors, furniture styles, etc. Confused yet? Let’s put it this way, when you walk through your friends’ houses and admire the décor and the colors and the furniture, determine how you can put your own personal spin on those trends to make your home unique from everyone else’s.
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Types of Home Additions in Albuquerque, NM
Interesting Developments Posted by Paul on Friday September 18, @07:49AM
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Home Additions are the best way to add extra space to your home without having to sell your house and buy a bigger one. There are many types of home additions and these are listed below with a description of each type:

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A Guide to Kitchen Countertop Materials
Interesting Developments Posted by A. Markland on Wednesday February 25, @08:10PM
from the Learn before you Spend dept.
Renovations4u.com has a kitchen remodeling article explaining the different materials used for kitchen countertops. Before you begin your kitchen remodel learn about the modern design choices available. "With all the choices of modern and traditional materials available to the homeowner looking to renovate or remodel their kitchen counters and islands, it’s important to know the design possibilities, best uses and limitations of the various materials. The most popular materials for kitchen countertops include plastic laminates, natural stone, synthetic solid surfaces, ceramic tiles and wood. Here’s a primer on the advantages and disadvantages of each."

REINews: Build a A/C Cage to Prevent Theft
Interesting Developments Posted by I. Valdes on Monday June 11, @03:34PM
from the interesting-developments dept.
Real Estate Investing News has an article on how to prevent Air Conditioner theft by building a rebar metal cage around it: "How to build a cage for your Air Conditioner (A/C) to prevent stealing for $90 or less. An A/C condensor on a Houston, Texas foreclosure I bought had been stolen long before I bought it. The idea of putting a brand-new 13 SEER unit into a neighborhood known for A/C theft was not attractive. I am told that the scrap metal dealers are doing thumbprint, photograph and 3 day waiting period now before paying for copper. The A/C cage will consist of 3 bars north/south and 3 bars east/west. See picture. This should provide more than adequate room to work on the unit and have un-restricted air-flow. The goal is to make the cage so the unit cannot be removed from the cage without destroying it..."
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NYDN: Green Home Remodeling?
Interesting Developments Posted by I. Valdes on Monday June 11, @08:54AM
from the interesting-developments dept.
NY Daily News has an article on green home remodeling: '...Last fall, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry launched a green remodeling educational program toencourage contractors nationwide to incorporate cost-saving and Earth-sustaining green concepts into their clients' homes. It focuses on indoor air quality, energy conservation, resource conservation, reduced material waste and the useof products that are better for the environment. One of the key ideas is energy conservation. According to the federal Energy Department, residential and commercial buildings would use $20 billion less energy a year if they were more energy-efficient. As a result, green remodeling putsa strong emphasis on modifications such as energy-efficient appliances and thermostats that can be programmed at different temperatures for different times of the day...'

PR: Faux Finished Medallions Now Available
Interesting Developments Posted by Sherrie Towne on Tuesday November 28, @02:55PM
from the interesting-developments dept.
Focal Point introduces Focal Finish, a selection of 10 faux finish options now available for more than 30 of our medallions. Focal Finish medallions are perfect for anyone who wants the look of a professionally stained or faux finished medallion without the work. Add medallions with Focal Finish to your next project and save time and money! Focal Finish can be ordered on select Focal Point medallions at any authorized dealer in the US.
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Why McMansions and Starter Castles? Because You Can!
HBRN Stories Posted by I. Valdes on Tuesday August 08, @08:55AM
from the HBRN-stories dept.
In recent years, snickering comments about the increased size of the average new United States house have come up in the news as well as in casual conversation. 'McMansions' and 'Starter castle' are now cliches. Approximately 1500 square feet was the norm in the 1950's. The average now is about 2600 square feet. An overlooked explanation for the trend toward large houses is that houses in general are considerably easier to build than in decades past.
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Recycled Shipping Containers as Homes
Interesting Developments Posted by I. Valdes on Sunday August 06, @10:04PM
from the interesting-developments dept.
Here's a short news video about using steel shipping containers as a home building material.

Bathroom Remodeling: Closet to Castles
Interesting Developments Posted by Irina Zhorov on Friday July 21, @04:06PM
from the interesting-developments dept.
The average person visits the bathroom about 6-8 times a day, making it an average of 2,500 times a year. That adds up to about 3 years of your life on the john. If we factor in how much the average person spends in the shower or bath, taking into account here that we live in a hyper clean society, we have to tack on a couple more years. At least. And then think about everything else you do in there, from bathing your kids to getting ready for a night out. Thats a lot of time in that small space we call the bathroom. Its no wonder then, that remodeling trends for bathrooms have been doing flips and turns faster than the water going down in your toilet. And more spectacularly, too.
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