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Use the Proper Outlet For starters, safety first! Your source of power should come from a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet. This type of outlet will shut the circuit down if there is overcurrent. We want your lights to shine, not sparks to fly! If you don't have a GFCI outlet, a qualified electrician can permanently install one outdoors for holiday seasons to come. Keep Extension Cords Out of the Way When using extension cords, make sure they are rated for outdoor use, and keep the connections above ground, snow and water. Try to avoid high-traffic areas. Tape cords across...
There are few things as damaging to a home as water.  Whether vapor or liquid, water is one of mother earth’s most powerful elements and even though we often think of storms and flooding as the source of water damage, we actually invite moisture into our homes on a daily basis without even realizing it.   The importance of a high performance bathroom fan can mean the difference between regular cleaning and maintenance and major problems.   The bathroom fan serves several purposes, but arguably its most important function is to remove moisture from the air after a hot steamy...
Bathroom renovations don’t have to be big, messy, expensive and painful. If you have a standard bathroom that has seen better days, a renovation can be easily within your reach. The key to a smooth bath remodel is planning.  When a wise person said “the devil is in the details” one wonders if they were talking about home renovation!The first step is to think about what doesn’t work in your space. That’s probably the easiest part and on the forefront of your mind. But maybe think a bit deeper. If lack of storage is something you struggle with, identify which specific items you can’t find...
Installing barn door hardware or sliding interior doors that are mounted on exposed tracks seem to be everywhere these days. No denying the look is fun, clever and it some cases a practical solution. Here are some tips and steps to installing one. Consider the space where you would like to add a door. Is there room next to the door equal to the door opening itself for the door to slide over? Is the sliding area clear of light switches, outlets, air vents, windows, or doors? How often will you use the door? Much like a pocket door, these doors function best when they’ll remain open or closed...

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