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Garage Door Openers 101

Your garage door is most likely the largest moving object in your home.  It’s probably something you don’t give much thought about until it’s time to replace it.  Understanding the ins and outs of garage door replacement is a foreign concept to most of us.  Below we’ll translate common garage door terms so you have…
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The Underground World Of Doomsday Shelters

The secret “underground” building market for what are now being called doomsday shelters is on the rise in our country. Self-proclaimed Doomsday Preppers are spending thousands to millions of dollars on their innovative shelters.  They envision a scenario, in which it is no longer safe to participate in society at large. They choose to live…
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What Would MacGyver Do?

Fans of the 80’s TV show MacGyver may appreciate the agent’s ability to utilize common household items to solve major problems.  While we’re not going to advise you on how to short out a missile timer with a bent paper clip or dodge the CIA with a confetti cannon filled with make-up powder, we can…
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Home Design Dos & Don’ts

Questioning if you or someone you know is in need of a design intervention?  Check out the following tips on how to turn your home from a “don’t” to a “do”. Don’t: Match Everything. Do: Coordinate.  Just because you have a cheetah print comforter doesn’t mean your whole bedroom needs to look like an African…
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Baby Boomer In-law Suites Becoming The New Building Trend

Did you know that one in four Americans is a baby boomer? The United States experienced an “explosion” of births after American soldiers returned home from World War II and sociologists define those born between 1946 and 1964 as “baby boomers”. With baby boomers starting to reach retirement age, in-law apartments, or more commonly called…
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