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Quick Upgrades: 3 Home Improvement Projects You Can Tackle in an Afternoon


Quick Upgrades: 3 Home Improvement Projects You Can Tackle in an Afternoon

Quick Upgrades: 3 Home Improvement Projects You Can Tackle in an Afternoon
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Paging through a home magazine or hecking out a swanky home improvement blog can leave you feeling depressed and overwhelmed because of the state of your home. Without the time and funds to give your home a complete makeover, you might feel like you’ll never get to update your space. Luckily, some home improvement projects can make a huge difference in your rooms without spending a ton of time or money on the project. Even if you don’t have the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew working on your house, you can still make a big impact with an afternoon and a minuscule budget.

  1. Rearrange your wall art. Whether you have family pictures, vinyl lettering or other art on the wall, taking an afternoon to take down your pieces and reconfigure them is a cheap and easy way to change the general feel of a room. With a more streamlined appearance, you might even notice that a room feels bigger. To save time and money on hanging pictures and other art, first cut a piece of butcher paper the same size as your wall space. You can then position the pictures around the paper until you’re happy with the layout. Use a pencil to trace around the pictures to remember their sizes and then use painter’s tape to hang the paper on the wall. You can then hang your art over the…………… continues on The People Speak Out

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Cost-efficient LED lamps

Verbatim Americas LLC announces its new line of PAR-type retrofit LED lamps, all with the quality and energy efficiency requirement set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.

Verbatim Energy Star LED lamps provide high efficiency and long lifetime with consistent color output that results in reductions in energy consumption and maintenance costs. The lamps are backed by a five-year warranty.

The lamps provide warm white light with uniform beam distributions, making them ideal for commercial environments such as hotels, restaurants, retail shops, corporate buildings, hospitals and more. Realize an 80 percent reduction in energy consumption when replacing traditional halogen PAR lamps.

The lamps are fully dimmable and compatible with most commercial dimming systems.

For more information visit verbatimlighting.com/ENERGYSTAR.

Get Bonsai Forever Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the beauty of the bonsai by issuing five first-class mail Bonsai 45-cent Forever stamps.

The Bonsai Forever stamps were dedicated in Sacramento at the Iva Gard Shepard Garden and Arts Center by U.S. Postal Service Sacramento District Manager Al Santos.

“Bonsai is an art form that stems from ancient, Oriental culture and the art of the Bonsai is a rare form of beauty an…………… continues on Naples Daily News

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Green Home Improvement (Paperback)

In a tight economy, this book offers clear financial benefits: Helps homeowners immediately cut their utility bills. Fits with the trend toward smaller home improvements most of the projects require only a modest investment. Gives readers an edge when they sell their homes buyers are especially looking for energy-efficiency, but they`re also tuned into green health and environmental concerns.

The books projects range from quick, easy, low- or no-cost tasks like insulating a water heater, sealing foundation cracks, or painting with insulating paint to bigger-ticket items such as installing a new energy-efficient heating system, windows, or green flooring.

For each project, readers will learn: the steps required; material and installation options; what the improvement will cost; payback in savings on utility bills; health, comfort, and environmental benefits.

More than 65 Go Green tips highlighted throughout the book give readers ideas for quick, easy, and often low- or no-cost things they can do, right away, to make their homes and lifestyles greener.

Projects include: Green flooring & paint options Environmentally friendly cabinetry & countertops Whole-house insulation & weather-stripping High-efficiency heating & cooling Water conservation Efficient lighting, appliances & plumbing fixtures including Energy Star and WaterSense models Solar electric and water heating systems Eco-friendly roofing & siding Energy-efficient windows, doors & skylights Green materials for patios, walkways & driveways Landscaping & irrigation for water conservation and energy.
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