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DIY Statement Light Fixtures -- Fabulous and Frugal

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 01, 2015

There's nothing like a gorgeous new electric light fixture installation to power up your home decor. Whether mounted on a wall or the ceiling, statement lighting gives a fabulous focus...

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Hot Tub: Perfect Centerpiece for Outdoor Living

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 25, 2015

For a few years in the recent past, hot tubs fell out of favor (although they did star in quite a few jokes). Then came the rise in popularity of outdoor rooms -- deck- or patio-type...

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Fire Hazards in Your Home

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 19, 2015

Reviewing fire prevention is a lot like watching the in-flight safety demonstration on an airplane. No matter how knowledgeable you think you are, it's good to have the rules fresh...

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8 FAQs about Electric Outlets and Switches

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 12, 2015

Are you building, renovating, or upgrading a house or a condo … or planning to someday? Don't forget the electric outlets and switches. These are small details, but they will...

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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...