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Tue, 23 May 2017 20:21:50 +0200


Why Every Bathroom Needs a Corner Bathroom Vanity (ahad ali)
For a little bathroom space it is practically difficult to make enough floor space to move around. In any case, with the most recent advancements in bathroom decorations, you will be astonished at what you can do to make more noteworthy floor space in your little bathroom.
Tue, 23 May 2017 13:03:02 +0000

Twin Bed Frame - A New Furniture Experience (ahad ali)
A twin bed frame is the best alternative that you can consider for your home as it is a to a great degree reasonable and helpful embellishment. You can essentially fit them in any room with no additional exertion.
Tue, 23 May 2017 13:03:02 +0000

Transitional Bathroom Vanities (ahad ali)
A present day bathroom vanity consummately incorporates magnificence and utility. It is impacted by the cutting edge engineering and has vanities, for example, sinks, tubs, lights, reflects, retires, and closets.
Tue, 23 May 2017 13:03:02 +0000

Know how property valuation in India can help Property management is not that difficult! (social booster)
Owning a property is like having a security for the future. The security could be in the form of having a roof over one's head, basic amenities and also back up for any future uncertainties. But for using a property as a security for any life issue, it is crucial to know the value of such real estate. Therefore, the owner must get the property valuation done.
Tue, 23 May 2017 13:03:02 +0000

Improve the Beauty of Your Bedroom Using Modern Bed Frames (ahad ali)
Most bed frames are made of either wood or metal, and possibly one is appropriate. For the most part, a wooden frame will look best with a wood headboard, and a metal frame with metal, yet this relies on upon the style of headboard and the amount of the frame will be seen.
Mon, 22 May 2017 13:03:05 +0000

Bathroom Vanities for Unique Bathroom Decor (ahad ali)
Choosing the correct vanity unit can be a significant test on the off chance that you have a little bathroom. You have to consider various things at the season of perusing through the accumulation of bathroom vanity units in an on the web or standard store.
Mon, 22 May 2017 13:03:05 +0000

Best roofer in ann arbor Michigan (tritin lab)
All year long, homeowners notice areas of their home that are in need of repair, such as doors, windows, flooring and roofs. Some of these items you may be able to repair yourself, however, others require an experienced builder or contractor. What kinds of signs should you look for that indicate your roof in Ann Arbor, Michigan may need replacing? Home Pros Michigan is a...
Sun, 21 May 2017 13:03:08 +0000

Tips on Choosing Corner Bookcase (iqbalhossain hossain)
When looking for furniture, especially when looking for a better than average bookcase, the huge assortment of alternatives can on occasion stall you.
Sat, 20 May 2017 13:03:08 +0000

Getting Quality Bookcase Plans (iqbalhossain hossain)
Bookcase arrangements are among a portion of the most effortless to take after. Truth be told, setting up shelves is one of the primary undertakings numerous potential do it yourselfers begin with.
Sat, 20 May 2017 13:03:06 +0000

Bookcase Plans - How to Build a Bookcase (iqbalhossain hossain)
Building a bookcase is a standout amongst the most fascinating undertakings anybody could do at home. This kind of furniture has pragmatic uses at home since it's not quite recently useful for books.
Sat, 20 May 2017 13:03:06 +0000



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NewsUSA Home
Tue, 23 May 2017 18:21:43 +0200


Reverse Mortgages Benefit Younger Seniors
(NewsUSA) - This article is a paid advertisement. The content was provided by One Reverse Mortgage.Homeowners who are 62 (the youngest eligible age for a reverse mortgage) have an advantage over older seniors when it comes to getting a reverse mortgage: more time to grow their line of credit.A reverse mortgage line of credit is an adjustable rate loan option that allows you to draw money as needed. The product is similar to a home equity line of credit; however, the key differences are that no monthly mortgage payments are required and the available funds increase over time. You are still responsible for paying your homeowners insurance, property taxes, and home maintenance costs.Younger seniors have such an advantage with the reverse mortgage line of credit because the earlier you start it, the more time you allow the available amount to increase. The available amount in your line increases by the "growth rate," which is your interest rate plus your mortgage insurance premium. The growth occurs yearly and compounds over time. Given a sufficient time, the available amount could even exceed the value of your home.You are not required to draw any funds at the time you start the line of credit, and you can draw from the line at any time while the available amount continues to increase. So, if you need to draw money for an emergency, such as home repairs or medical bills, any amount that is left over in the line of credit will still grow.Another benefit? The growth will not be affected by housing market values. That means that even if the value of your home declines, the line will continue to increase.And because the reverse mortgage is a non-recourse loan, you will never owe more than your home is worth.Making an informed decision is most important. The licensed specialists at One Reverse Mortgage can provide more information, talk to you about your specific financial goals, and help you determine if a reverse mortgage is right for you. So call (888) 980-4839 today to get started or visit www.onereversemortgage.com/ns to get a free information kit.Equal Housing Lender. Licensed in all 50 states. One Reverse Mortgage NMLS #2052These materials are not from HUD or FHA and were not approved by HUD or a government agency. 

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:57:50 EST

Look Before You Buy: Virtual Reality Comes to Home Improvement
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF-You're about to shell out a significant amount of money to upgrade your house, and the choices make your head spin. Traditional asphalt or slate shingles? Summer blue or teardrop blue paint for the walls? Until recently, unless your imagination rivaled a sci-fi novelist's, you wouldn't know if you'd made the right choice till the project was finished. And then, if you'd gotten it wrong -- if you had one of those "what was I thinking" moments -- you'd either have to live with your mistake or spend even more bucks to fix it. Until recently, unless your imagination rivaled a sci-fi novelist's, you wouldn't know if you'd made the right choice till the project was finished. And then, if you'd gotten it wrong -- if you had one of those "what was I thinking" moments -- you'd either have to live with your mistake or spend even more bucks to fix it. But now, thanks to the explosion of online virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D rendering tools, all that has changed to the point where consumers can get a pretty clear vision of what those shingles, say, would look like on their roof before committing. "It's definitely the wave of the future, because it allows the general population to make design decisions without feeling hesitant or insecure," Khoi Vo, a professor and the chair of the department of interior design at Savannah College of Art and design, told the New York Times. Feel like playing architect and interior designer all at once? One of the more advanced programs, RoomSketcher, lets you do just that by creating your own floor plan, furnishing and decorating the space, and then visualizing your work in 3D "as if you are actually there." Heck, Better Homes & Gardens even has a tool that lets you create an elaborate garden design plan -- complete with a pond -- by dragging and dropping "more than 150 trees, shrubs and flowers." But back to those shingles. Homeowners have had it (correctly) drummed into their heads how critical roofs are to a house's curb appeal, so this is one decision you really want to get right. By using the brand new Virtual Home Remodeler launched by GAF (www.gaf.com), North America's largest roofing manufacturer, you can play around with different looks by first either downloading a photo of your own home or choosing from among the many styles -- everything from Victorian to ranch to French country -- pictured on the website. "It's an easy way to see what would look best with your home," says Paul Dellanno, assistant marketing manager at GAF. "Because what may work for a ranch-style house may not work for a Tudor or colonial. We've even designed it so that you can see how things look at different times of day and seasons." Once you've picked the house style, things get even more interesting. Are the antique slate color shingles from the company's Camelot Shingle line you clicked on, for example, more to your liking than the golden prairie color ones from the Glenwood Shingle line? What about the house trim and exterior walls? White or something more daring? It's worth noting that one of the nicer features of most of the virtual reality tools, including GAF's, is that they let you solicit feedback from others by sharing your finished creation via email or social media. That way -- like having a friend along while trying on clothes at a brick-and-mortar store -- you can get a second opinion on whether your choice is becoming or not.

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:06:30 EST

Stop Pests This Spring With These Safe, Simple Steps
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Spring is here, and that means not only getting a jump on your cleaning, but also having a reason to check all areas of your house and garage for signs of pests that might have made themselves at home over the winter. Take a tour through your house and try these simple steps suggested by Kari Warberg Block, pest prevention expert and founder of EarthKind and Stay Away natural pest-prevention products for a few pest-proofing techniques for each room of your house * Outside: The best defense is a good offense when it comes to protecting the outside of your home from pests. Inspect the exterior of your house and patch any cracks or other openings that may have developed over the winter. * Living room: Keep ants from becoming unwanted guests in your living room by vacuuming the entry/living room areas thoroughly to get rid of any crumbs, and clean up any sweet, sugary spills which are the number one culprit for attracting ants in this area. Also, try a non-toxic ant repellant such as Stay Away Ants pouches. All Stay Away products are made in the USA from essential oils and plant fibers, so they are eco-friendly and have no known risks associated with use in the home. * Kitchen: Use natural ingredients to keep your kitchen clean and repel rodents and other pests. Be sure to clean under refrigerators, stoves, and sinks because these are the areas where rodents frequently make their nests. Dog food is the number one attractant to hungry rodents. Try using a plant-based Stay Away Rodent repellant pouch, and you may avoid becoming one of the 21 million American homes invaded by rodents each winter (according to the National Pest Management Association). After pest-proofing your kitchen, proceed to the pantry, where moths might try to make themselves at home. Prevent problems by storing food in airtight glass, metal, or plastic containers; cleaning and checking packages for signs of holes; and placing a non-toxic Stay Away Moths pouch nearby. * Bedroom and Closet: Moths also can consider closets a place to call home, but a Stay Away Moths pouch can keep them at bay. In the bedroom, the non-toxic Stay Away Spiders repellant offers a similar strategy. After vacuuming to remove any existing webs, use the repellant to prevent additional infestations. * Garage and Basement: These areas can harbor a variety of pests. To keep them out, avoid storing items in cardboard boxes, which can attract rodents (they use cardboard to build their nests) as well as cockroaches (they like to feast on the glue ). Also, repair any leaky pipes to prevent the development of mold and moisture. Visit earthkind.com for more ideas for safely pest-proofing your home.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:41:51 EST

How to Make The Backyard The Style Center of Your Home
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - For many homeowners, the backyard is not at the forefront of their home-design plans. But procrastination can be an advantage when it comes to outdoor living. By the time many people consider the backyard, they have developed a strong sense of their own décor personality. Most consumers' design styles can be classified as traditionalist, bohemian, modern, eclectic, rustic or industrial, according to Belgard, a company dedicated to outdoor living design and elements for patio spaces and beyond. Fortunately, there are backyard design plans to suit any taste, as well as any budget. Some design elements that might have particular appeal to different décor personalities include: *For the traditionalist: Classic comfort. What is the primary purpose of a patio? A place for sitting and relaxing. Attractive, sturdy pavers in appealing patterns provide easy walking and an artistic base for conversation nooks of tables, chairs, planters, and picnic tables. *For the bohemian: Fire pit. Fire pits are an easy way to promote cozy gathering for all ages. And everyone can appreciate freedom from bugs; wood fires can help hold mosquitoes at bay. *For the modernist: Multiple levels. Homeowners seeking a modern look can consider a range of options for walkways and pavers that might include steps and slopes to wind through a terraced garden. *For the eclectic: Water features. But not just for swimming. Homeowners can show off an eclectic backyard style with a fountain, fish pond, or other water feature that makes a splash. *For the rustic: Eating out. Cooking outdoors can reach a new level, as advanced outdoor kitchen units allow guests to help with meal preparation or just chat with the host/chef while enjoying the outdoor setting. *For the industrial: Unique lighting is a way to make a statement and set a mood in an outdoor setting. Some ways to get creative with light include not only hardscape lighting and illuminated planters, but short-term elements such as lighting fixtures that highlight cool metals and metallics for a more urban, industrial vibe. Belgard, part of Oldcastle Architectural, was established in 1995 and remains a respected source of durable, classic, stylish outdoor-living products and a resource for design ideas to help homeowners take on backyard design with confidence. Visit www.Belgard.com for more ideas on optimizing your outdoor living environment.

Tue, 7 Mar 2017 06:49:58 EST

Millennials Go House Hunting, and Here's What They Crave
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Sponsored by GAF-Guess who's been driving home sales for the past few years? Millennials -- the older ones at least. That's right, contrary to popular perception, not all of the 18- to 35-year-old generation is so wracked with college debt that they're living in their parents' basements while working for peanuts as baristas. In fact, the National Association of Realtors just officially crowned them the largest segment of the homebuyer market at 35 percent -- up from 32 percent in 2014 -- in its most recent 2016 "Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Study." And that trend only looks to accelerate. "The coming years of housing demand will be Millennial-driven and will support the single-family sector," Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, has said. Given that new reality, here are four things experts say Millennials crave most in a house, which Boomers and even Gen-Xers need to know before trying to sell to them. (Warning: Be prepared to have some of your most cherished beliefs upended.) * Open floor plans. Okay, so you're probably not going to tear down your interior walls to create more of a loft feeling -- or are you? -- but at least know that Millennials entertain differently than their elders and that something like a formal dining room just doesn't impress them. "In essence, the kitchen is the new living room," one realtor told Bankrate.com. "They want people to flow through the home during gatherings, rather than be sectioned off in rooms." What does impress them? A home office, given that 9-to-5 jobs are so passé. Immediately point out that your FDR can easily be converted into one. * Technological efficiency and healthy living. Those built-in bookcases you're so proud of? Hah! Don't you know Millennials read everything off a screen? And that they're just as likely to go around counting outlets to plug all their tech toys into as they are to ask if you've installed programmable LED lighting and motion sensors? "Low-VOC paints and appliances like steam ovens also rank high," Realtor magazine declared. * The right "look." They've seen all these great houses on Pinterest and HGTV, which means Millennials might not even stick around long enough to gush over your steam oven if the first thing they spot from the street is a shabby roof. Yes, this is one of the few things they definitely have in common with older generations. "Unsightly roofs are huge turn-offs and make buyers predisposed to find even more things they don't like," warned Patsy O'Neill, a sales associate with Sotheby's in Montclair, New Jersey. Since Millennials love what the Washington Post calls "modern, sleek lines" -- as well as "rustic looks" -- if your roof does need replacing you might want to consider the very affordable Sienna line of diamond-shaped shingles from GAF (gaf.com), North America's largest roofing manufacturer, whose products are often showcased on HGTV. "They pick up on key Millennial style trends of natural, clean materials, clean lines, and the integration of artistic elements," says Leslie Franklin, executive director of residential marketing at GAF. * Low maintenance. Your definition of what qualifies as "high" and "low" may differ from theirs. Your shag carpeting, for instance? High. Hardwood floors, which they favor? Low. Hmmm, maybe that also explains why they often like smaller houses, although that could also have to do with Millennial buyers' medium income of $77,400.

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:35:35 EST



 

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