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Building a Barn

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 04, 2015

When you plan to build a barn, it may be intended to serve one or more purposes -- to shelter your livestock; to act as a workspace; or to store feed, tools, and equipment. Before construction...


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8 Burning Questions about Solar Panels

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 03, 2015

Q. How can the solar panel manufacturing process be greened? A. The basic function of solar panels -- collection of light energy from the sun in the form of photons and conversion...


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Concrete Walks, Steps and Porches: 7 Tips for Success

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 02, 2015

Handsome, hardwearing concrete walks, steps, and porches will form an impressive entree to any home. To achieve the best looking and most durable outdoor concrete, follow these 7 pro...


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Troubleshoot Wood Floor Damage

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 02, 2015

Nothing adds a distinctive air (and increased resale value) to your home like natural wood flooring. But hardwood’s beauty is just one of its many virtues. In case of damage to...


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Make Your Own Chalk-Finish Paint

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 01, 2015

Although it’s become a 21st century phenomenon among home decorators, bloggers, and Pinterest followers, chalk-finish paint (the popular term chalk paint is actually a registered...