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Top Home Remodeling Trends for 2011

02-07-2011 11:48 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 13 comments »

As the new year is picking up steam, I thought it would be a good time to share my views on the future… the future of home remodeling that is. Here are the top remodeling trends for 2011. This year has been challenging for homeowners and remodelers alike. The good news is that although progress is slow, remodelers across Lancaster County, PA say that things are looking up. Many homeowners are looking to 2011 with a renewed sense of optimism about remodeling their homes. Home prices have...

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Your 4 Home Office Options

01-12-2011 06:57 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 3 comments »

Home Offices have never been more popular or practical than right now. They give you access to everything you need to get the job done without the rush hour commute and endless birthday parties. Even larger businesses can benefit. Home offices help save money on location and other overhead costs, as well as travel expenses (read: gas and maintenance costs) incurred with routine driving. And less driving is another great way to go green. The biggest question is: where do you put it? Here ar...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

12-30-2010 09:13 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 5 comments »

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, many of us focus on our list of resolutions for the New Year. Often times, personal improvements such as healthier diet and a routine exercise plan are at the top of the list. We recognize that we have neglected ourselves, but what about our homes? When evaluating your possibilities for home improvement, take a moment to think about creating a more efficient and healthier atmosphere. Jump-start your creativity by considering not only cosmetic chan...

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Give Your Child's Bedroom a Makeover

12-01-2010 11:17 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 0 comments »

Parents know that they rarely have the same ideas and opinions as their children, and this is never more evident when it comes to do give their room a new look – you might want one design while your 8-year-old daughter has a completely different concept in mind. Here are a few helpful decorating tips that aim to please the whole family. First of all, talk to your child and understand his or her vision for the room and incorporate some of those ideas in the design. Keep in mind your d...

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5 Ways to Ready Your Home (and your enjoyment of it) for Winter

11-22-2010 11:20 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 2 comments »

As the famous Christmas carol goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Unfortunately, coupled with the magic of the season, can be harsh winter weather. Freezing temperatures, ice, wind and snow can pose a direct threat to your home. Is your home ready to be your winter retreat? Now is the time to find out! Here are five popular and sensible ways to get your home ready for the winter: 1. Exterior Home Inspection – Stop issues before they start! Harsh weather can happen all y...

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Bread Oven

09-01-2010 04:16 PM by chief101 | 3 comments »

Some asked to see pictures of the oven fired up here they are. The first loaf of bread being made. I also did a standing prime rib. Along with the rib baked potatoes and corn on the cob at the same time. What a different taste and a whole lot of fun. Enjoy

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Asphalt Driveway Repair

04-10-2010 06:18 AM by John W. | 0 comments »

Asphalt driveways must be maintained. Minor damage quickly becomes major and nothing says neglect like a cracked and broken driveway with weeds creeping up through the cracks. For asphalt driveway repair all cracks and potholes must be filled in before sealing. To fill cracks use a rubberized asphalt-emulsion crack filler, applied with a caulking gun or polyurethane crack repair in a cartridge. Fill in potholes using a cold asphalt mix or polyurethane pothole repair material. Once the cracks ...

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Sizzling Summer Decks

03-29-2010 03:21 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 0 comments »

Planning on installing a new deck or sprucing-up an existing one this season? If so, you’re not alone. Decks are still among the most popular home improvements. So, what’s hot in decks this summer? Here are some of the top deck trends for summer 2010: Railings – Once merely a functional safety element, railings are now doing double duty as design statements. Railings are often the first thing one notices about a deck, so manufacturers are offering more aesthetically pleasing, architectu...

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i am aming my blog at readers who want to grow with their home

09-02-2009 07:03 AM by dragonfly | 1 comment »

to me and my knoweledge of what is left right and not aloen there are circulation systems and then there are circulation systems what i mean is i am sort of in a Direct Current type. i don’t read by subscription or perscription but scann where i stand. i retain the impurities as nutrients for some one else and don’t try to consume that what or y that is not mine. i hope i don’t drift into a discussion of ligumes vs plaster boards i like the warmth of walls around my being...

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A Shop for Dan #3: Musings on foundations

08-01-2009 06:42 AM by Dan Lyke | 1 comment »

Okay, the Tuff Shed folks left us thinking that all we needed to do was provide a couple of level pier blocks. Reading through stuff on building foundations to codes leaves me wondering a bit on that, I believe that we’d need to build a foundation at least 12” deep and 12” wide with reinforcement steel, assuming we’re on fairly firm soil, soil bearing strength of 1000 pounds/square foot or so. So I’m pretty sure that the Tuff Shed sales pitch is slightly misleadi...

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