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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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Natural Cork Floor: What's Not to Love?

A natural cork floor is resilient, quiet and durable. It is also environmentally friendly as a renewable resource. Will you consider it for your next flooring project?

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Natural Cleaning Recipes: Homemade Green Cleaning Products That Save You Money

Natural cleaning recipes take common household ingredients and mix them to get a non toxic household cleaner. Go green and clean!

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Natural Carpet: Recycled? Green? Natural Fibers?

Natural carpet is an alternative to the toxic fumes released by traditional carpeting. But how do you know if "natural" is really healthy for you? Here's what you need to know....

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More Small Basement Ideas

Here are more small basement ideas to get a lot of functional "bang" from your small basement "bucks". Find out how to do that here...

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More Basement Remodeling Ideas

More basement remodeling ideas include choosing the best bidder, and building an energy efficient basement for less than you might think!

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Metal Roofing: Pros and Cons

Metal roofing is becoming more and more popular. Learn about the benefits and drawbacks here...

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Metal Roof: Styles and Benefits

Metal roof materials are growing in popularity. Here's why you'll want to consider metal for your next roofing project.

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Masonry Siding: Stone, Cement, Brick, Stucco

Natural and synthetic masonry siding is taking the market by storm. Here's a look at your incredible options.......

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Low Voc Paint: What Is It and Why Is It Important For Your Health?

Low voc paint is gaining in popularity and for good reason. Traditional paint can make the occupants of your home quite ill.....

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Lot/Land Selection: Making the Best Informed Decisions

Have you made a lot/land selection on which to build your home? Still looking?

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Linoleum Flooring: An Ecological Alternative to Vinyl Floors

Linoleum flooring is coming back into vogue as a beautiful, nontoxic altenative to outgassing vinyl. Here's what you'll want to know...

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Land Purchase: Financial Impact

Land purchase: financial impact on your building budget. What factors should you consider when looking for land? Your choice will affect your wallet in the future as well as in the present

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Land/Lot Choices: What Is Your Preferred Lifestyle?

When you consider land/lot choices,do you envision a quiet, relaxed lifestyle in your new home? Or are you rather a city lover who wants to be in the middle of the action?

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