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Common household items make ideal detergent substitutes.Martin Poole/Lifesize/Getty ImagesWashing your clothes can harm the environment. Most detergents contain phosphates. These chemicals, when they eventually find their way to waterways, can create algae that harms fish. Most detergents...
Have you ever awakened up one day only to discover your comfortable house filled with flooded water, mud and smelly of mildewed mushroom? The circumstances can be disgusting and disturbing. You may experience serious and ...
There is nothing more frustrating or obnoxious than a troublesome toilet. It can be expensive to have a plumber repair it. If the toilet experiences problems at an inopportune moment, here are some troubleshooting and repair techniques that will come in more than handy.
A stud leg leveler is simply a leg leveler attached to a stud, which is commonly a wooden 2 by 4 or a 2 by 6. Leg levelers, which are easily adjustable and made of metal, offer the opportunity to both adjust the height of a stud and to keep it off the ground. Keeping a stud off the ground is especia
A water well is made to access groundwater for drinking and other purposes. A large tunnel goes deep into the ground to reach the aquifer. It's important to cover the well for safety purposes, but well covers do not have to be unattractive. There are many creative ways you can hide a water well. Rat
There are two elements to programming a wireless door chime and one to programming a wired door chime. Both wireless and wired chimes can be programmed with different tunes. When a visitor presses the doorbell, a tune will play. A wireless chime may also need special programming to avoid interferenc
A centerset is a particular type of faucet configuration. The configuration is an important consideration when you obtain a new faucet. Knowing a faucet is a traditional centerset tells you basically that the faucet components are all mounted together on one base. For a traditional bathroom centerse
Slipcovers are great protection for your modern sofa. They can easily defend your sofa from stains and damage. Many homeowners choose to don their sofas or chairs with slipcovers especially if they have pets or children in the house. Slipcovers also take some load of maintenance and cleaning duties.
Plate hanging was very popular in the Victorian era (1837 to 1901), as decorative dishes were works of art, painted with family portraits and landscapes. Back then, plates were hung on the walls with thin wire hangers, which were normally visible. Contemporary plate displaying options allow designer
Inside the home, the details hold a sentiment of their own. Tall white pillars stand regally on either side of the breakfast bar, demarcating the culinary expertise of those who work here, while cozy yellow ...
A chainsaw is only as effective as its chain. A dull chainsaw chain that is not properly maintained will not only prevent proper cutting --- it may actually be a safety hazard. Dull chain blades may cause the chainsaw chain to kick back at you, causing injury and potential death. Keeping the chain s
Teenagers have loved bean bag chairs since the 70's when they first became popular.Leather bean bags in bright colors are a great choice for a teen's room.They are an inexpensive accessory that provides your teenager with the perfect place to hang out with friends.Girls love bean bags cove
Lighting is one such matter which requires much thought and decision making as they make or break the decor and the mood of a house. Artemide lightings can completely turnaround the complexion of your house. They have different varieties of lightings like table lamps, wall lightings and ceiling Arte
Choosing the siding that will cover your house is among the highest-impact decisions you will make concerning the appearance of your home. Depending on whether you go with wood, bricks, vinyl or some other siding, your home will take on an entirely different look. There are many valid options for si
Weed infestation happens when a yard, garden or other plot of land is not properly taken care of and unwanted plants start to grow. If you needed to measure the weed infestation on a large plot of land, you could spend all day on your hands and knees counting. Instead, you can use a simple technique
A large number of homeowners have water problems in their basements, either as a result of seepage, leaking or condensation. All of these can lead to structural damage and can promote the growth of mildew and mold. Water is a relentless opponent, and measures must be taken to combat it.