Category Home & Family

Buy Better Furniture: How to Tell Quality Wood From Regular

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Whether you’re building a deck or fortifying a new wall during home renovations, it’s important that you choose a sustainable, high-quality wood that will look great and last for years. But how do you determine excellence when it comes to timber? What specific characteristics should you be looking for when you make your selection? Here are just a few ways to find the perfect wood every time.


Different trees create different kinds of wood, and certain species are known for being smoother and longer-lasting than others. For example, maple trees are used almost exclusively for luxury furniture and gorgeous hardwood floors. Pines and firs make great fences. What you want to avoid is anything made or mixed with plywood or engineered wood; these are cheap, shoddy materials that show eve...

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Robot Vacuum Cleaners vs Traditional Vacuum Cleaners

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Robot vacuum cleaners have some significant advantages over traditional vacuum cleaners. Robot vacuum cleaners need nothing from people but a flip of the switch and to be charged so that their batteries don’t die. Robot vacuum cleaners can work while the family is at home or can be started as the homeowner leaves the house for the day. These vacuum cleaners maneuver about the house by changing course when they encounter a solid object. They are round and compact, requiring no hoses or other machinery besides the rotating cleaning head...

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Why Flowers Make the Best Congratulatory Gifts

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As a form of gift-giving, few items make for more moving communications of respect and care than flowers. This formal expression of affection is especially true in the use of flowers as congratulatory gifts. Whether for graduation ceremonies, promotions in a career, the announcement of a marriage or a birth, or for any other step of progress in life, the giving of flowers is an action central to what we think of as the deepest symbol of our good wishes towards persons we care about.

The use of flowers to convey ideas of beauty and emotion in human culture go back to prehistory: For reasons still unknown, the image of a flower seems to strike deep to the heart of human emotion in a way that few other symbols do...

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Travel Ideas: Fill Your Waiting Times With Inspiring Books to Read

Traveling is one of the great joys in life. Unfortunately, it’s not all fun. While the trip itself might be a wonderful experience, travelers might not be fond of some of the things they must do to get there. Traveling from home to their destination can be quite monotonous, but travelers can always read some inspiring books during their flight to pass the time.

Reading travel guides about their destination is a great idea for travelers. They can get psyched up for their trip and learn some things that might come in handy at the same time. Reading about a different destination is another option. Because people tend to read a lot about their destination before they travel, adventurers might already know most things about the area they’re traveling to...

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DIY Repurposed Furniture Ideas

These days, apartment dwellers and homeowners alike are discovering the satisfaction of owning stunning one-of-a-kind furniture pieces by repurposing. For small change and a bit of imagination and elbow grease nearly anyone can transform the purpose of an old piece of furnishing into a completely new piece to serve a whole new function.

Rough or raw items such as old windows, bookcases, crates, plastic bins, or nearly anything that has been laying around the house, garage or storage unit, can find a functional and personalized new life. All that is required is to examine the items with a fresh eye and a use in mind that the item can fill once spruced up, covered up or with the addition of hinges or casters perhaps...

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