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Fireplace Designs: Options for Your Hearth and Home

Your choices for fireplace designs have never been greater. Learn more about how you can customize your home's fiery focal point right here.

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Second Hand Smoke: What You Don't Know Can Kill You

Second hand smoke is a real hazard, and is recognized as such by the EPA, the American Lung Association, and the World Health Organization. Here's what you should know.....

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Roof Tile: Clay and Concrete Choices

Roof Tile is available in an astounding array of colors and styles. Have you considered tile for your new green roof?

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Roof Slope: How Important Is It?

You new home's roof slope and overhang affects more than you might think.....

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Roof Overhangs: Why Bother?

Are roof overhangs really useful? Or do they just jack up the cost of your building project?

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Residential Wind Turbines: What Do You Need To Know?

Residential wind turbines are gaining in popularity. Here's what you need to know about this alternative energy source...

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Residential Solar Energy: How It Works and What It Can Do For You

Residential solar energy use is growing by leaps and bounds....and with the energy savings and tax incentives, this is an ideal time to consider a system for your home! Solar power facts and more....

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Residential HVAC: Saving Money With a Conventional System

Residential HVAC heat pumps are arguably the most popular source of heating and air conditioning in new homes today. What do you need to know....?

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Residential HVAC Systems: Homeowner Hints for Super Savings

Residential HVAC systems are very popular. How can you be sure to get maximum energy savings from your heat pump:

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Could You Remodel Your Kitchen If You Had the Funds for It?

If you had the cash, what would you do with your green kitchen?

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Reclaimed Wood Floor - Does it Really Matter?

Are you considering a reclaimed wood floor for your home? What are the pros and cons of such an option?

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Radon Mitigation System: Oust the Unwelcome Intruder!

Looking for a radon mitigation system? Why might you need one? What do you need to know?

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Radon Gas: Is the air you breathe contaminated?

Radon gas: What is it and how can it affect your health? What can you do to prevent

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Quartz Countertops: Pros and Cons

Quartz countertops are compared with granite and solid surface materials in this report. Which is best for you?

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Property Access: Adding Up the Financial Impact of Your Land Purchase

Estimating the cost of property access is critical to your building plan and budget. What factors should you consider when choosing land for purchase?

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Pier Foundation Considerations

What is a pier foundation? Should you consider building a pier foundation?

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Pictures of Fireplaces: We Want To See Your Fiery Focal Point!

Looking for pictures of fireplaces? Come on and give us your best shot! We'll publish your pic and share it with the world!

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New House Building Plans: Choose Wisely Now and Save Money for Years to Come

New house building plans are a "dime a dozen", as they say. But there are some exceptional "green" choices that can save you significant cash year after year for as long as....

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New Construction Materials: Toxic or Healthy?

New construction materials (standard) can be substandard when it comes to your family's health. What is out gassing in that new home?

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Natural Gas Fireplace: Does The Fire Look Realistic?

A natural gas fireplace is becoming super popular for many reasons. What types are available? See this site for info on all kinds of fireplaces - wood, gas, electric!

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