Articles by Anna Hill


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Help! My Boiler is Making a Strange Smell

Posted by Anna Hill | Mar 31, 2014

Water boilers and heaters are a necessary -- if usually hidden -- part of many households. Although many people use the terms interchangeably, water boilers are distinct from water...


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Engineered Wood Versus Laminate Flooring

Posted by Anna Hill | Mar 27, 2014

While traditional solid hardwood floors are beautiful to look at, their cost and susceptibility to scratches and dents may make them unattractive to homeowners. Thankfully, engineered...


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Vinyl Vs. Wood Fencing

Posted by Anna Hill | Mar 24, 2014

Many homeowners want to improve the look and curb appeal of their property with a fence -- but whether they want a classic white picket style-fence or something else entirely, there...


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Mouse Extermination Options

Posted by Anna Hill | Mar 20, 2014

If you’ve got a mouse infestation in your home or apartment, you’ve got a problem. Mice may be small, but they can spread diseases, eat your food and damage other materials...


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Tile Maintenance: Stains 101

Posted by Anna Hill | Feb 17, 2014

Ceramic and porcelain tiles are a popular choice for kitchen, bathroom, and patio floors, as many homeowners relish the ease of maintenance and customization options of these sturdy...


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How to Repair a Cracked Concrete Floor

Posted by Anna Hill | Feb 13, 2014

Many people think that concrete is a material that is best used outdoors for patios, walkways, and sidewalks, but this durable building material is increasingly being used for indoor...


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How to Fix Ungrounded Outlets

Posted by Anna Hill | Jan 30, 2014

Have you got ungrounded two-prong outlets in your home? Then you’re looking at a safety hazard, which carries the risk of electrical fires or dangerous electric shocks. Properly...


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When Does a Circuit Breaker Need Replacement?

Posted by Anna Hill | Jan 29, 2014

A circuit breaker is a crucial part of every home’s electrical system and is an important safety component as well. Knowing when a circuit breaker needs to be replaced is one...


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Patio Tiles 101

Posted by Anna Hill | Jan 17, 2014

Making the switch from a plain concrete patio to one that is set with ceramic, porcelain, mosaic, stone, or other types of tile can be a good way to not only give your outdoor patio...


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How to Make a Room Look Bigger Using Paint

Posted by Anna Hill | Dec 30, 2013

Small rooms in your home or apartment present many design challenges. Probably the most pressing is figuring out how to arrange furniture, accessories, and other elements to maximize...