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Eco-Friendly Electric Fireplaces: How Do They Stack Up?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 27, 2014

There’s nothing cozier on a crisp fall day than sitting in front of your fireplace, enjoying its warmth and the hypnotizing play of the flames. Add in some good company, your...


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Tiny Home Repair

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 14, 2014

The tiny home movement of the last decade and a half is going strong. It holds a particular appeal for folks who want to reduce their environmental footprint, are interested in saving...


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Turn Your Apartment’s Outdoor Space into an Oasis

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 17, 2014

If you live in a townhouse, condo or rental apartment with its own balcony or terrace, you may be reluctant to use your outdoor space for more than storage or the designated smoking...


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Solar Shingles or Solar Panels?

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 15, 2014

Harnessing the sun’s rays produces a renewable, clean power source which can be converted to electricity by means of solar panels or roof shingles. Here’s a fact sheet on...


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Why Curb Appeal Matters

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 12, 2014

Curb appeal is a hot topic for anyone who’s hoping to sell a property. Realtors remind us that “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” and rate...


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Spring Roof Maintenance Tips

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 21, 2014

SPRING HAS SPRUNG! My friends, I am so excited, because, honestly, I was kind of over winter. While of course snow and other delightful weather will be lingering across the country,...


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Engineering for Tsunamis

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 28, 2014

As a utilitarian, my love for modern design reaches new heights when it manages to be aesthetically compelling and practical, creating a happy marriage of form and function. All too...


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Can You Lay New Roof Shingles Over Old?

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Jan 23, 2014

The answer is yes, you can lay new roof shingles over old ones. Now that we've taken care of the primary question at hand, we'll consider a couple of reasons why you might want to...