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The Key Elements of an Energy-Efficient Bathroom

The Key Elements of an Energy-Efficient Bathroom

As bathrooms tend to be the biggest consumers of water and energy in every household, the principal way of being more efficient is reducing your bathroom’s water and energy needs to the lowest level possible.

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Water Heater Protection: Expansion Tank to the Rescue

Water Heater Protection: Expansion Tank to the Rescue

Hot water on demand is one of the modern basics of our homes and it’s not until something goes wrong and we’re left under a cold shower that we begin to question how the system really works and what protective measures we should take.

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Should I Hire a Pro or DIY for Home Improvement Projects?

Should I Hire a Pro or DIY for Home Improvement Projects?

Most homeowners love taking on tasks related to home improvement. After all, who doesn’t like the idea of living in more comfortable and pleasant conditions? Still, such projects are rarely very easy and they often require professional help, either in terms of ideas or execution. Of course, not all home improvement tasks are like that. […]

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How to Effectively Style a Large Living Room

How to Effectively Style a Large Living Room

Even though small living rooms are a challenge on their own because of the limited decorating space they allow, styling a larger living room isn’t as easy as it seems either. Over the last 60 years, Australian houses have doubled in size, making them the largest in the world, ahead of the USA and Canada. […]

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What Makes for a Truly Good Home Builder?

What Makes for a Truly Good Home Builder?

Ask homeowners who built their home from a scratch and most of them will tell you – never again. All jokes aside, the amount of stress that building a home involves is huge. According to a 2013 survey by home design site Houzz, 12% couples said they considered separation or divorce during the project. However, […]

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Boosting Your Home’s Value with Smart Technology

Boosting Your Home’s Value with Smart Technology

There are so many ways to boost the value of your home. However, most of them don’t give a great ROI. For instance, while fixing the roof may drastically improve the overall lifestyle quality within your home, if you intend to sell the place right away, you are bound to be at a loss. This […]

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Ceiling Fan Basics

Ceiling Fan Basics

Do you have a ceiling fan in your home?  If so, you are among the many people who enjoy the benefits and comfort a ceiling fan can provide.  Besides cooling you off in the summer, reversing the blades so they move in a clock-wise direction in the wintertime will keep warm air circulating in a […]

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Xeriscape to Diversify Your Landscape

Xeriscape to Diversify Your Landscape

In Southern Utah, the average family uses 60 percent of its total water on outdoor landscaping. There are many ways to reduce this water usage that will save your wallet. Rocky Ridge is a provider of water efficient landscaping materials. Using our decorative rock to beautify your yard will save you time, money and water. […]

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The Right Amount of Water Can Make All the Difference

The Right Amount of Water Can Make All the Difference

Watering the lawn can be a bit of a guessing game.  Under watering leads to brown spots and poor coverage that eventually fill in with weeds, while over watering, or daily watering, flush nutrients from the soil, increases thatch growth, and promotes a short root system.  Both extremes stress the lawn, making it more suitable […]

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A few of my favorite plants

A few of my favorite plants

There is a growing interest among homeowners in selecting plants that perform well in our unique climate.  Choosing plants can be an overwhelming process so I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorites. The plants described below look great all season long with very little water, fertilizer, or pruning. They complement each other, bloom […]

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