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Caring and Maintenance Tips to Make Your Concrete Deck Last

A concrete, outdoor deck is designed to withstand the elements and last through seasons. It doesn’t mean, however, that it no longer needs some TLC. Decks can deteriorate faster than their ideal lifespan if they don’t get the care and maintenance necessary to keep them structurally and aesthetically sound. As decks are one of the …

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How to Protect Your Outdoor Living Spaces during the Colder Months

Snow doesn’t just bring on the cold—it also brings on some damage. Your decks, porch floors, chairs, tables, and beams are at risk of developing rot or rust during the winter months, most especially if they are made of wood. These parts of your outdoor living space can sustain water damage without proper protection from …

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Tiny House Movement: Seniors are Embracing Small Spaces in Retirement

In the late ‘10s, tiny houses started growing in popularity. People eschewed the maximalist and consumerist lifestyle in favour of owning less. It is both a response to the rising cost of living everywhere in the world and the negative impact of humans on the environment. A tiny house is more affordable to build and …

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Six Big-Ticket Home Improvement Projects to Take During this Pandemic

In an October 2020 article published on the PR Newswire website, it was revealed that analyst projection indicated the spending on home improvements to reach a staggering $439.9 billion by the end of 2020. This is most probably because people are either afraid of going out of their homes due to the threat of getting …

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Heated Debate: Radiant Heat vs. Forced Air Heating

When the weather is freezing, you have more time to chat with your housemates. The winter chill is notorious for grounding us with snow and ice covering the roads. To top all that, there’s the strike-anywhere virus that’s causing everybody concern. And if you have not already, your conversation could veer towards the system that …

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How the 21st Century Home Will be Cleaner and Greener Thanks to Technology

If you look at a chart of dollars of economic output per unit of carbon, you’ll find that the figure has been rising rapidly over the last two decades. We’re no longer burning as many fossil fuels as we used to, and yet GDP continues going up. It’s quite remarkable really. The savings are coming …

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