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Beautiful Kitchen Designs for 2012

Thinking about designing a kitchen this year? Maybe you are building a new house or maybe you are just tired of the old and drab. Whichever, kitchen designs go way beyond just what’s on the table, and designing—or redesigning—your kitchen can be as easy as 1-2-3. You don’t even have to hire a designer; all it takes is some ingenuity, imagination, and creativity. If you have no kitchen ideas and you wish to have the hottest kitchen this year, here are some ideas on how to make that come true. Paint A simple, yet bold way to give your kitchen a bang is with a beautiful color palette. Paint can...
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Worldwide Methods for Heating/Cooling a Home

It’s a big world out there, with different climates and different ways of approaching those climates. Having lived in Southern Alabama all my life, I know the joy of that wonderful man-made comfort called the air conditioner. I also know the misery of having the air conditioner die in the middle of 100 degree humid weather…not pleasant. Different regions of the world have different techniques for heating and cooling. Just as air conditioning is important for Southeast United States, the climate of a region plays a big role in the different choices for heating/cooling methods. Heating 1. Furnaces...
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Air Cleaning Plants

Nature’s remedies are sometimes the best…and the cheapest! Even if you have asthma or allergies, just having an ordinary houseplant can help. It’s true. Many houseplants naturally remove airborne pollutants like formaldehyde, VOCs, mold, airborne microbes, and gases. These pollutants are commonly found indoors, and they can be harmful to your health. Who would have thought that a pretty houseplant could actually be cleaning the air? I know I wouldn’t have. Houseplants add charm and color to your room; they are basically inexpensive and easy to maintain, and they keep your room alive, refreshed,...
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Advantages of Recycling That Would Make Your Mom Proud

In the world we live in today, we have to do everything we can to preserve the world we love. One of the easiest ways to do this is to recycle. There are many ways to preserve our earth’s materials, including something as easy as basic recycling. In your home, get three or four small bins; put them in a common place outside or inside your home. Label them for plastic, paper, glass, and aluminum. You can make recycling fun for your children so that they will want to make it a lifestyle choice as well. Here is a list of things that can be recycled: milk cans coke cans juice containers paper...
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5 Oddest Pets Owned by Celebrities

Animals have been around since the beginning of time. A pet brings comfort and companionship to you or your family. Some like small animals while others like very large animals. I tend to have a love for animals in the dog and cat species. I have come across some Celebrities that love animals also but who tend to have a love for the exotic and different species. Let’s start off with Vanilla Ice…“Ice Ice Baby.” Yes, I know that’s corny, but every time I say his name I have to say “Ice Ice Baby” (lol). He is the proud owner of a Wallaroo, which is a cross between a wallaby and a...
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Best Odor Eliminators for Pets

Let’s face it: animals smell. Pets are one of the more common sources for household odors, whether it’s an open can of food, a litter box, a neglected aquarium, or something you inadvertently tracked in with your shoes from the dog’s yard. Sometimes the animal itself just has a particular odor that no amount of bathing or washing can remove. So what can you do? ********** Well, for starters, if you keep more than one pet in the house, especially dogs or cats, you may want to consider trying a carbon air filter. They come in a variety of sizes, and can be made to fit in most HVAC units and air...
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