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Guide to Paint Finishes

Guide to Paint Finishes

Whether you own your home or rent, chances are you will eventually spend a little time with the paintbrush and roller. One of the first things you need to do before painting is make a decision: what kind of finish do I want? First off, exactly what is a finish? In terms of paint, finish refers to the sheen, or the way that the paint reflects light. Basically, how shiny it is. How and where you use the different types of finishes is dependent on the location and condition of the surface you wish to cover. For example, flat finishes...

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Ways to Generate More Leads for Contractors

Ways to Generate More Leads for Contractors

An ongoing challenge for contractors—especially those just starting out— is finding new customers. Generally, by doing your job well and proving your company’s dedication to quality, professionalism and reliability, you are already well on your way to cultivating future work. Word-of-mouth builds momentum as your company’s portfolio of successful, completed projects grows. The Internet Even though it’s called the “World Wide Web”, it still is a very powerful tool for a local company that serves local customers. Nowadays, establishing an online presence is crucial for getting your company’s name in front of the eyes of customers. That’s the first place...

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Master Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Master Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Updating a master bathroom can be wonderful to meet changing needs, refresh for a modern style, or improve home sale prospects. But what master bathroom remodeling ideas are best for different projects? Why Are You Remodeling? There are many reasons why a master bathroom might need to be remodeled. Leaks or other damage may make the room unusable until it is remodeled, or changing needs of the family may require adjustments to fixtures, shower stalls, tubs, or entryways to make the room more accessible or practical. A poorly designed master bath can be remodeled to improve functionality and efficiency, or...

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Guide to Buying Better Lumber

Guide to Buying Better Lumber

The biggest factor in determining the type and quality of wood that you’ll use for your next project is the project itself. That’s because certain varieties of wood are best suited for certain projects. For example, a hardwood with a closed grain such as maple would be an excellent choice for a butcher block, rather than soft porous wood such as pine. Most lumber can be described as either being either softwood or a hardwood. Generally, softwoods are much less expensive, so determining your needs can help you to decide which type of wood to buy. This, in turn can...

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