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MAINTENANCE OF WOODEN FLOORThere has been a surge in the use of wooden flooring in homes across the UK over the last few years and it’s easy to see why. Wooden flooring has innumerable benefits over other types of floor coverings and it simply looks great in any room where it is fitted.

However, if you have a wooden floor fitted there are a few precautions you might want to take so the floor looks great for years to come.

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Jul 292014
 

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If you don’t have to struggle with the choice between a hot tub and a swimming pool then things are looking pretty good for you but for the majority of people being able to have one would be a luxury. Choosing between a hot tub and a swimming pool though can be difficult, especially if you haven’t got the advantage of being able to recall experiences in both.

A lot of people think that a hot tub and swimming poolare very similar and that one’s just smaller than the other, this isn’t the case though, they are actually both very different.

 

pool is a lot bigger than a hot tub which in some respects is a huge advantage but in others it’s a definite disadvantage. The fact that a pool is large means that it’s great for exercise, fun and games for all the family and it’s a great venue for parties. However, its size means that you’re giving up more of your land – which is you have a lot isn’t a problem – and it’s likely to cost more too.

If you choose to invest in a swimming pool then the whole family is guaranteed to be able to use it at the same time, you can purchase waterslides, inflatables and diving boards and there’ll still be enough room for a relaxing swim.

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In a hot tub on the other hand there’s probably only enough room for five or six people comfortably, which is fine if there won’t be many people using it and you want to minimise the garden space that you’ll be losing but as opposed to a pool, a hot tub is purely for relaxation. The intention is to sit in it on a freezing night in the middle of winter with a glass of your favourite wine and relax whereas if you choose to have a pool built then you can relax, have fun, throw a party or do exercise as and when you want to.

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The cost is another thing to think about when you’re considering whether or not a pool or a hot tub is the right choice for you. Although the maintenance costs of the two are very much the same the initial costs can differ massively.

If you choose to have a pool built then you’re looking at anything from around £20,000 upwards whereas hot tubs can cost anything from around £3,000 up to around £20,000 depending on the size and functions.
The choice between the two should definitely depend on how you’ll use it but if you’re looking for somewhere you can relax, entertain and have fun with the family then a swimming pool is definitely the choice for you.

Gemma Lyons has quite a large garden but had struggled to decide between a hot tub for the adults and a swimming pool for the whole family until she contacted build-your-pool.com and saw how a swimming pool could improve her entire garden.

Jul 282014
 

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Have you ever looked at a house and it hasn’t seemed quite right? You know there is something wrong with the exterior design or finish but can’t identify the problem. It may well be that the building has been finished with an incorrect style of roof. There are a number of things to take in to consideration when choosing a roof; hopefully the following words of wisdom will help you when making your decision.

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Jul 272014
 

Prices of central air conditioning units depend on various factors and not all air conditioners are created equally.  When pricing an A.C. unit, be informed as to what features will increase or decrease the cost. 

An air conditioner’s efficiency rating, its size, its outdoor sound rating and the time required for professional installation all play a role in the final price. There are some things homeowners can become aware of to help them determine and appreciate the variance in air conditioning unit costs.

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Jul 262014
 

basket-metal-baluster - CopyDespite what they are used for, baluster setups for railings play a huge role in the usability and looks of an area. While most people will only recognize them for their basic function of holding a handrail up, they also play a huge role in how the entire area appears.

A baluster setup for a winding staircase in a fancy entrance hall will simply not look right without a style of baluster that goes with the rest of the environment. Along with different styles come different materials that have their own pros and cons. However for most applications using metals is the best idea for quite a few different reasons.

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Jul 262014
 

KITCHEN WINDOWSWhen it comes to beautifying the kitchen, it is not always about new cabinets, backsplash, hardware or appliances. Sometimes, it is all about the treatment that you put on the windows.

 

You have read that right. These simple additions can do a whole lot to improve the appearance as well as the function of your home’s work horse.  They can lend color and texture to the space, frame the view outdoors and let you control the amount of natural light streaming through the room.

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Jul 242014
 

ICENCIAS-DE-CONSTRUCCIONObtaining a building permit is crucial for two main reasons. For one, it is the method of the government to preserve structure regulations for both residential and commercial structures within a community.

The next reason is for builders to use it as a means to understand, learn, and follow the building codes of a certain country, city, or state. A building permit provides the rules and regulations that must be followed by homebuilders, contractors, plumbers, and electrician to ensure that the structure is safe to occupy.

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Jul 232014
 

piscina impermeabilizanteSwimming pools are a great added extra to any back garden, although if you planning on building one permanently there’s a lot more to it than just building it and leaving it.

Pools are not only great for keeping fit, they also make great party destinations and they’re brilliant for entertaining family and friends. However, before jumping head first into the construction, there are a number of things that need to be considered.

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Jul 222014
 

mixing colorsColor is probably the number one thing that trips up DIY decorators.  This post hopefully takes some of the scary out of selecting colors for your space.  All you need is a little bit of knowledge about the color wheel, some color scheme vocabulary, and you’re off and running!

Layering and combining colors can definitely be intimidating.  I would suggest starting with things that are not permanent, such as pillows or other accessories.  When you feel more comfortable (or brave), then you can move ahead to painting and furniture.

The first step would be to choose a main color.  You can choose and incorporate many variations of this color, for example orange, lighter orange, darker orange, rusts all work together well.  Varying shades leads to an evolved, effortless look.  Now, if you choose to stop there, and just work with one hue, but vary the shade, that is called monochromatic.  These schemes can be very trendy.

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What Is The Best Way To Purify And Filter Water?

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Jul 182014
 

filtro-de-agua-caseroWater, along with food and shelter, is one of our basic requirements, and the effects of drinking water which has not been adequately filtered and purified can be far-reaching. Drinking dirty or contaminated water can cause all sorts of illnesses and diseases and it is simply not worth the risk. So, how do you go about purifying the water in your home?

In this article we are going to tell you about some of the most common ways of purifying and filtering water in order to ensure that it is safe for you and your family to drink. If you suspect that the tap water on your house needs some extra purification then read on to find out how:

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