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Monthly Archives: August 2019

  1. Tips for Choosing a Fireplace to Fit Your Renovation

    Sometimes you need to make changes to your home to improve its layout or appeal. They might be sizable changes, like installing a fireplace, or they might be small changes, like choosing a new fireplace cover. Regardless, it is always essential to do plenty of research before tackling a home renovation.

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  2. The Key Differences Between Indoor and Outdoor Fans

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    Updated July 1, 2020

    How Do Indoor & Outdoor Fans Differ?

    While dry-rated ceiling fans are ideal for cooling down your home efficiently, the blades and other mechanical features aren’t designed for outdoor areas, such as a porch or covered patio. Instead, you’ll need a wet-rated or damp-rated option that can handle moisture, rainstorms, and dampness. By checking a fan’s rating and considering factors like the wiring and materials, you can choose one that works for your needs, whether indoors or outdoors. Here is a guide to the various ratings so you can make an informed purchasing decision.

    The Rating System

    There are three primary ratings.

    • Dry-Rated ceiling fans can only be installed inside the home in dry locations.
    • Damp-Rated fans are for outdoor covered areas or indoors where there is moisture.
    • Wet-Rated fans can be used anywhere indoors or outdoors, even in the rain or snow.

    The materials and design determine the rating. For example, a wet-rated fan must be water-tight to protect the motor, lights, and sensitive wiring against harsh weather conditions.

    Dry-Rated - Indoor Ceiling Fans

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  3. Romantic Lighting: Create the Perfect Ambiance for Your At-Home Date Night

    Sometimes when you want quality one-on-one time with that significant person in your life, staying in is better than going out. One of the best things you can do to help create the right mood is to adjust the lighting in your home. To elevate the everyday appearance of your home into something special, you need to make some effort to set the right tone. Let’s take a look at how different lighting plans can enhance your at-home date.

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  4. Installing a Gas Log Fireplace – A Step-by-Step Guide

    If you want to spruce up your house, installing a gas log fireplace would be a lovely addition to your home. Traditional fireplaces tend to be more burdensome these days. If you don’t have the luxury of living near a forest, buying wood can be expensive and tedious. Not to mention the maintenance it requires to clean and upkeep a fireplace–having to constantly take out the burnt ashes, sweeping the chimney and making sure the space around the area is tidy.

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  5. How to Choose the Best Outdoor Lighting for Your Home

    How to Choose the Best Outdoor Lighting for Your Home

    Your home is your castle, and your castle will be the site of many beautiful memories with friends and family. When it comes to choosing outdoor lighting for your home, you want options that will highlight your home's best qualities, while also providing plenty of ambiance for outdoor activities. From landscape lights to outdoor light posts to outdoor chandeliers, the possibilities for creating modern, complementary lighting for your home are endless.

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