Ponds are a lovely addition to any yard or garden. They are aesthetically pleasing and serve as a rich habitat for wildlife, such as frogs, birds, butterflies, and fish. If you don’t maintain your backyard pond on a regular basis, however, your pond can become an eyesore and be overwhelmed by weeds and overgrown plants [...]


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Relaxing in a hot tub is a rejuvenating and stress-relieving experience. Keep your hot tub sparkly clean with these maintenance tips.   How to Clean Your Hot Tub  Drain your hot tub and clean it about once every three months. Use a non-sudsing, non-abrasive cleaner and soft rag to remove any dirt that builds up. [...]


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Now that you’ve built a waterfall in your backyard, you’re probably wondering how to maintain the beauty of your new aquatic feature. The key to maintaining a clear, beautiful waterfall is to keep the water “balanced”. In order to do this, you must ensure that the water has proper levels of calcium hardness, total alkalinity, [...]


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Summer is well on its way to Columbus, so many people are excited about cooling off in their swimming pools. Summer is the time of year when pools get the most use, so it is also the season when our pools require the most maintenance. If you don’t maintain your pool, algae growth and other [...]


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You just made an investment in a beautiful paver patio or walkway. Now you’re wondering how to protect your investment and maintain its beauty. Pavers come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Paver patios and walkways beautify your landscaping and boost your home’s curb appeal. However, dirt, weeds, and wear and tear can [...]


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May 20th

Despite the importance of roofs, many people treat them as an afterthought until they notice a leak. Your roof is a critical component of your home’s exterior and can dramatically impact your home’s appearance. That’s why it’s important to choose roofing material carefully. Many roofing manufacturers have computer programs that allow you to visualize what [...]


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Building a new home in Columbus or remodeling your existing one? Your front door and interior doors have a huge impact on the look and feel of your home. Unfortunately, homeowners typically give little thought to door selection.  Doors are important design elements that make a big difference in your home’s atmosphere. Points to consider [...]


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A thermostat is a device that allows you to control the temperature of your home. A thermostat can keep your Columbus home comfortable while limiting the amount of energy you use. The best way to save on energy costs with a thermostat is by choosing a thermostat that best suits your scheduling needs and allows [...]


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The proper lighting can enhance color and activity in your home and breathe life into each room. Good lighting also helps you see better and perform tasks more efficiently. In addition, lighting alters the mood of a room and makes spaces look more stylish.  One of the most effective ways to enhance the ambience of [...]


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A pyramid roof is a type of hip roof. Hip roofs have no vertical sides or gables. As its name suggests, a pyramid roof is shaped like a pyramid. Pyramid roofs are typically used on small portions of a home or on small structures, such as pool houses and garages. Also known as a pyramid hip [...]


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A flat roof is a roof that is laid horizontally and consists of an under layer and a topcoat. Some flat roofs have a minor incline. Flat roofs are considered one of the most energy-efficient roof options. They are characteristic of modern architecture and reflect the broad horizontal lines found in nature.  Flat roofs boast architectural appeal [...]


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A hip roof, or hipped roof, is a type of roof with sides that slope downwards to the walls with a fairly gentle slope. The “hip” is the area where one section of the roof meets another. A hip roof has a uniform angle pitch and no vertical ends. Hip roofs are designed with four [...]


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