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  • How to Keep Dishwashers Clean and Tips on Repairing an Overflowing Dishwasher

    Dishwashers save you the hassle of washing dirty dishes the hard way. With a dishwasher, you do not need to manually wash dishes in the kitchen sink one at a time—you simply put all the dirty dishes in the appliance and press a button to clean them all at once. Like many other plumbing appliances, however, dishwashers may overflow, usually because of clogging in the appliance itself or blockages in the kitchen sink drain to which it is connected.
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  • Avoid Electrical Fires This Holiday Season: Here's How to Do It Right

    Electrical faults are one of the top causes of fires in Australia. The holiday season contributes to the most electrical fires due to increased use of home appliances and lighting. Other than damaging properties, electrical fires are known to claim dozens of lives. Make sure that everyone is protected during this holiday season by preventing an electrical fire from starting. Here are a few things you can do to avoid a fire in your home.
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  • 5 Benefits of Concrete Slabs Over Pavers

    If you're putting in a patio, you have two main choices—concrete slabs or pavers. There are pros and cons to both options, but there are key benefits to choosing concrete. Here's a look at why you may want a concrete slab over pavers: 1. Easier to Transport With concrete, you can start with bags of mix and then add water. Because the mixture in the bags is dehydrated, they tend to be a lot lighter than the concrete itself.
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  • 4 Clear Tips to Consider When Hiring Demolition Contractors

    When people think of demolition, skyscrapers and explosions come to mind. But demolition contractors come in all scales and are more often employed by people doing renovation and repair. Whether you're remodelling your bathroom or hauling away an old mobile home left from the 70's in a lot on your property, a demolition contractor can make a big difference in the time and money you spend on your project. Because construction – particularly home construction – generally takes longer and costs more than initially planned, it's important to keep in mind a simple job like tearing down a bathroom can turn into a months-long endeavour.
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  • Architectural Details That Revive a Room

    Are you bored with your house? The fault could lie in the lack of architectural detail in your home. Four walls and a floor make a room, but it's the details that make it inviting. With some basic carpentry skills and tools (or a skilled hired architect) you can add a little "Wow!" to your home with these ideas. Replace Trim Survey your rooms: how tall is the baseboard? What kind of trim is around windows or doorways?
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  • 5 Ways to Use Built-In Shelves to Make a Room Feel Larger

    Built-in bookshelves look beautiful, and they can also affect how the room looks overall. If you're working with a residential carpenter to put built-in bookshelves in your home, there are a range of ideas that you may want to consider. If you want the shelves to make the room look bigger, here are some ideas to consider. 1. Opt for Light Colours Light colours always help to make spaces larger. Light bounces off of light colours, and that helps create the appearance of extra space.
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  • How a Trenchless Drilling Service Can Save You Money & Time

    If you want to install a pipe or a cable how do you do it? Do you dig a long trench, place the pipe into it and then fill the hole in? That approach works well for short distances if there are no obstacles in the way of the trench. What do you do if there are mature trees in the way? Perhaps there is a large concreted area in the path of your trench?
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  • Creating a House Design with a Period Home Theme

    There's no denying that period properties come with lots of charm, but it isn't always easy to find one. If you're about to renovate your home or you're struck on the idea of building one from the ground up, there are things to consider before starting your period property theme. Consider the era you want to reflect If you're aiming for consistency and an overall impressive finish, you'll need to give careful consideration to the era you want to reflect.
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  • 4 Facts You Need to Know About Building Design

    If you are thinking about designing a residential or commercial property, you may be wondering what you need to know before you get started. As you begin looking at designs and interviewing professionals to help you, you may want to know the following facts. Take a look. 1. Building Designers Aren't Necessarily Architects In Australia, the phrase "building designer" simply refers to someone who designs buildings. That individual or business is not necessarily a licensed architect, but the exact qualifications for building designers varies from area to area.
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  • Why you should choose wooden crates for your next shipment

    Should you use wooden crates or plywood boxes to transport your goods or property across country or across the world? Both wooden crates and plywood boxes are popular options used in the shipping industry. There are advantages and disadvantages to each choice, but overall, wooden crates are generally considered the better choice. They have numerous advantages over boxes, which can offer clear benefits for both the customer and the shipping company.
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