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Quick and Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Existing Pool for the New Year

Quick and Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Existing Pool for the New Year

According to the National Pool and Spa Institute, more than eight million homes have a pool or spa.  That is quite a large number of pools, but how many people are truly satisfied with the way their pool or backyard looks.  There are several things you can do to upgrade your pool to ensure your satisfaction in the long-run, from the simple to the very elaborate.
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Bare Root Planting Season

Bare Root Planting Season

The cool, short days of winter usher in the bare-root planting season.  Bare-root plants have been tended in commercial growing fields for several years, then dug and supplied to retailers with their roots bare of soil but kept moist enough to prevent dehydration. Roses, fruit trees, grapes and berries are all available at this time of the year in bare root form.  The selection of these plants will be better now than at any other time of the year.
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Create a Garden Gazebo

Create a Garden Gazebo

There is nothing quite like sitting in the garden with a glass of wine and enjoying the sights and scents of the garden.  A gazebo is a perfect place to enjoy a quiet summer evening surrounded by some of your favorite flowers and vines.  You can listen to the summer rain beating on the roof while you stay dry and comfortable underneath its shelter.  Why not build a retreat in your garden?  It need not be anything complex or overwhelming, nor does it need to be expensive.  With a few purchases from your local hardware store you will be able to put it together in a weekend.
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Creating Lasting Looks for Your Home

Creating Lasting Looks for Your Home

Throughout the years the look of your home is bound to change.  You, the homeowner, have two options.  One, you can do the changes yourself only praying that the finished product has the look and feel that you had envisioned or two , hire the professionals to get the job done in a fast and pleasant manor.  Option two sure seems the easiest.  Now that you have made the decision to hire professionals, where are you supposed to go to find reliable and courteous help?  The answer is simple — Millennium Woodworking.

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Not Convinced You Need an Interior Designer?

Not Convinced You Need an Interior Designer?

Would you perform your own root canal or climb up on your roof and re-shingle it by yourself?  Probably not.  Hiring a professional ensures a job well done and a guarantee of quality work.  Hiring an interior designer is no different from hiring any other professional.  Interior designers make your house into a home that works for you aesthetically and functionally.  Interior designers also save you time and the frustration of having to do it on your own.
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Well Known Pasadena Designer Comes to Homemakers New Design Center

Well Known Pasadena Designer Comes to Homemakers New Design Center

Homemakers new Design Center is proud to welcome Kamila Sedek to their team of talented designers. Sedek’s formal training and schooling was done in Europe, but her hands-most recent brilliant hands-on work prior to Homemakers was at a very prestigious showroom in Pasadena.  With her husband’s recent move to Valencia, she chose to be closer to home.  She checked out every furniture venue in the Santa Clarita Valley and chose Homemakers as her base.
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Removal of Unused Paint

Removal of Unused Paint

When it’s time to get rid of that old can of paint, it’s important to know that you can’t simply just toss it into the trash.  Paint is considered a household hazardous waste that can do severe damage to the environment if dumped in a landfill and allowed to seep into the ground.  Even if you seal the can tightly, that’s not a sufficient way of keeping the paint from getting into the soil and, quite possibly, sinking into the groundwater.

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Cleaning Artificial Plants

Cleaning Artificial Plants

Buying artificial plants is so easy.  They come in a large assortment of varieties and always look very attractive when they are new.  They are shiny.  They are dust and dirt free.  They look very real.  They can be very inexpensive or very expensive and can be purchased in many different types of stores.
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Candle and Fire Safety and How to Clean Candlewax

Candle and Fire Safety and How to Clean Candlewax

Candles are beautiful, powerful, hypnotic and riveting.  They can entrance, enhance and bring ambiance to any home.  They are the centerpiece of many decorations, have been used in spirituality and religious worship, for thousands of years.  They bring romance to many a dinner and touch our sense of the enchanted.  Because of the key element of fire, as well as the melted wax itself they can present dangers despite their multicolored beauty.
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10 Most Popular Herbs for Your Garden

10 Most Popular Herbs for Your Garden

Herbs add flavor to food and provide extra scent and color in your garden.  They are among the oldest cultivated plants and are as fascinating now as they were hundreds of years ago.  Herbs can be annual, biennial or perennial.  Most have modest flowers, but some have very showy flowers, while others have quite striking leaves.  Many herbs attract bees and butterflies, which adds even more interest to your garden.  Here are the 10 most popular herbs for you to consider.
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How To Use and Buy a Sewing Machine

How To Use and Buy a Sewing Machine

Sewing machines are expensive, so if you decide to purchase one, make sure it is the model that you want.  There are many styles to choose from, so make sure it does all the stitches and has all the special features that you want.  Of course, the more features you choose, the higher the price tag will be.  You can sit at the sewing machine in the store and try it before buying it to make sure it is the machine for you.  If you will be working mainly with heavy fabrics, you might consider buying a heavy-duty machine.
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How To Wire a Doorbell

How To Wire a Doorbell

If your dog is sleeping through the chime of your doorbell, and so are you, why not consider installing a new one?  I know, all the wiring and everything is scary, but, if you are just replacing your old one, it really isn’t and in about a half day you could be jumping off the couch to the tune of a good loud “ding dong” (or any other tune you might want to select).
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Grow a Bouquet From Seed

Grow a Bouquet From Seed

Great gardens don’t just fill outdoor vistas with scenes of beauty; they also spill over to fill inside settings with color.  Bring the best of the garden indoors this season by growing posies perfect for picking.  There are many beautiful bloomers that will open blossom after blossom when started from seed, and you don’t need years of gardening experience under your belt to raise them.  Get your clippers and vases ready – it’s time to grow bouquets from seed!
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