Blogs from June 2013

Adding a Shower Stall

Posted by Admin | Wednesday, June 26th

Adding a Shower Stall
Photo taken from KHI gallery
Most people prefer stand up showers over bath tubs for a number of reasons. Taking a shower is so much quicker than spending time soaking in a tub; on average showers use less water than baths; shower stalls take up less space and in turn make your bathroom look bigger; and showers actually


make you cleaner than baths because the water and dirt is running past you and down the drain.
 
Bathroom remodeling projects tend to have a high return on their value. Homeowners who plan carefully and choose the right shower stall for the bathroom can feel confident that they have made a good investment for the home. In addition to a great return on the initial investment, shower stalls offer convenience for homeowners and their guests, and safety for the elderly.  A master bath can become a luxurious suite with the addition of a separate shower stall.
 
When cleaning your shower stall, try this homemade solution courtesy of TLC:
  1.  Mix 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup...
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Simple Tips to Unclog a Kitchen Sink

Posted by Admin | Thursday, June 20th

Simple Tips to Unclog a Kitchen Sink
If your kitchen sink ever got clogged, you know what a nightmare it can be. You don't necessarily have to use concentrated chemical cleaners to unclog your sink; it can be done inexpensively with items found right in your home. Before running to the store to get those harsh cleaners, try some of the tips below to unclog your kitchen sink.
 
Hot water
 
If it’s grease that’s clogged your sink, try pouring extremely hot water down the drain. The hot water will break up the clogs in its way, as it travels through your pipe. You can also try a mixture of 1/3 cup of vinegar and 1/3 cup of baking soda. First, pour the baking soda down the drain followed by the vinegar. As the two components starts mixing, it will fizz out, breaking most of the stubborn clogs in its way.
 
Once you have poured down the ingredients, immediately plug the drain with a cloth or a drain plug. This will prevent the foams from escaping too soon. Allow the solution to fizz thoroughly for at least 30 minutes before...
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Kitchen Flooring

Posted by Admin | Tuesday, June 11th

Kitchen Flooring Homeowners must be careful when selecting a type of flooring material for the kitchen as they typically host a great deal of traffic, and moisture is also frequently present. When you’re ready to shop for a kitchen floor, you’ll find that there are several choices. Here are some great choices to consider, along with some of the pros and cons of each.

Sheet vinyl flooring is one of the most common choices for a kitchen floor because it is very resistant to spills, grease and dirt as well as water. This type of flooring is easy to clean and comes in a huge variety of patterns, styles and colors to choose from. It’s also one of the less expensive flooring options. The sheets are available in 6-foot or 12-foot rolls and therefore show very few or no seams after installation. This also makes it very easy to change floors if you renovate your kitchen.

Some disadvantages to vinyl sheets are the wear and tear that it is prone to over time and from a resale value, it may lack the appeal of...
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