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Hello folks! I am back from outer space! Oh well, not really! How are you doing  out there? I hope everyone is great with perfect health  and body! I wish to give you more updates  but for the past days there are a lot of home chores that  I need to finish before going back to work. I keep on hoping and praying for my full recovery and glad to know about what the doctor said yesterday.  Hopefully in a week, I can already go back to my normal routine like going to work. I just miss  my colleagues and the fun that I have with them everyday. So please Lord, heal me fully so soon!

You know that holiday season is coming so soon. This is also the reason why I already started putting up Christmas decors at home since last Monday. The one that took me a bit longer is putting all the decors in the Christmas tree.  Finally, I  am done with it today. One thing that is lacking is the decor o…

Christmas Decor Tips and Ideas

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Decorating for the holidays has become far more elaborate than it used to be. No longer are colorful lights enough to help people get into the Christmas spirit. While people are going bigger and better with their Christmas decorations at home, so are commercial businesses. LED lights, oversized decorations and interactive displays are quickly becoming the norm for commercial christmas decorations because they can be effective in attracting traffic and customers. Since the process of decorating a commercial building can be a challenging process, here are some tips to make the process go a bit smoother.

Know Your Restrictions

Before planning what type of decorations you want to display, it is vital to know any restrictions that may be in place on your property or in the surrounding area. If you are leasing a space or building, the landlord may have restrictions as to how elaborate a display can be. Some cities also have restrictions on the height of Christmas displays.

Know Your Audienc…

The Challenge of Finding the Right Remodeling Contractor

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The hardest part about doing a home remodel is not actually the remodeling work itself. Most homeowners would agree that the biggest challenge is getting a contractor who is reliable, competent, and who has a good reputation to do the job. Putting in new cabinets, removing a wall, or changing the tile in a bathroom, is child’s play when compared to finding a good contractor who can do the job well from the beginning to the end.



Unfortunately, there are enough stories out there about contractor disasters to fill up a library. Many of these revolve around contractors who started the job, but never finished it. These contractors may say that they need up to three times the amount of money they originally bid for the job in order to complete it properly.

Of course, even with the best contractor, doing a home renovation will involve stress, expense, and unwanted surprises. Yet, the right contractor can minimize the challenges involved, and increase the success of any job.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Installing Pre-hung Doors

If you’re building or renovating a home, installing your own doors is a great way to save a little money. Many builders and homeowners prefer pre-hung doors because they are convenient and fairly easy to install. Unlike a slab door, a pre-hung door is already attached to the frame. All you need is a rough opening to install it in, a few tools, and a little bit of know-how. Although slab doors are a little less expensive to purchase up-front, pre-hung doors can save you time and effort during the installation process. Following these steps will help ensure that you install your pre-hung doors correctly:
Gather Your Tools Pre-hung doors can be quite heavy, so you should recruit at least one other person to help you install them. Before you begin, gather up the following tools: tape measure, finish nails, shims, hammer, nail punch, utility knife, circular saw (or jigsaw), level, and screwdrivers. You may not need the circular saw, but it will come in handy if you need to trim your doorja…

6 Tips for Making Your Construction Site Safer

Working as a construction worker is almost similar to being a superhero. Each day you are entrusted with the responsibility of bearing heavy loads and using expensive equipment. Squatting on scaffolds and riding in cranes puts you so high up in the sky that you have the feeling you are flying. What makes your job extraordinary and enjoyable can also put a lot of stress on you. If you don’t take care, you can incur injuries while working. Here are some safety tips to follow to avoid common injury and stress on the construction site.

1. Lift objects properly

As a construction worker, backaches are your primary enemy. It is easy to get injuries while carrying heavy loads, but you can avoid this hazard altogether. Always bend your knees so that you don’t twist to the side while lifting. For a better balance, put one foot in front of the other.

2. Use ergonomic portable and high-powered tools

Tools are meant to make your work simpler. You may not realize it, but frequent use of poorly desi…

Laying It Down: Wood Floors

If it seems as if installing hardwood floors is something that should be left to the pros, you might be right. If you want to include complicated angles or a herringbone pattern, hiring installers could be your best bet. However, if you are doing a straightforward layout with interlocking planks, perhaps you could conquer the task yourself. Here’s everything you need to know before you get started on the project.

Materials
Gone are the days of the narrow oak plants you used to see in turn-of-the-century homes. These days, wider planks and larger pieces of wood in general are the norm. Fewer seams in a living space make the room seem bigger, it seems, so that’s the way manufacturers are leaning. Another trend in natural wood floors is unfinished planks; that is, wood that is sanded and waxed but not shined to the high gloss of finished floors. Even painted planks or unusual wood colors such as grey have risen in popularity in recent years.

The Three Elements of a Good Contractor

If you are considering renovating any part of your home, the first step to getting a project started is to find the renovation contractor you will be working with. How do you go about finding the right contractor for the project? You will have to do your research and make sure that you understand the bidding process. Here are three elements of a good contractor that you should always look for.

Licensing and References
Before you contact any contractor for a bid on your renovation project, it is extremely important to understand the licensing requirements in the area where you live. Then you will be able to check any potential contractors to see if they meet all of the local requirements to do the work your are requesting.

Along with licensing, you should also try to get a couple of references from people who have used them on their own renovation projects. This will give you a first-hand experience on how a typical project will go from start to finish.

Getting a Detailed Bid 
Bids can …

Enjoying Your Passion for All Things Boating

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When boating is your life, you may want to surround yourself with items that remind you of your time out on the water. You can decorate your home or office with marina-related objects when you shop now online. The online store has a variety of boating decorations that can be put in any room of your home. These items can also also be used to decorate your boat if you prefer. To get an idea of what boating decorations await you on the Internet, you can browse the website at your leisure and find wall hangings, clocks, and more for sale.

While the items could be used in your home, they also serve a practical purpose in keeping you safe on your boat. For example, a proficient sailor must know the temperature and wind direction at all times. You may be unable to rely on your electronic devices like your cell phone and tablet for these readings. You can keep watch of these measurements the old-fashioned way by installing a thermostat and a wing gauge on your boat.

You also want to know wha…