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Bathroom makeovers on a budget – Cheap, inexpensive bathroom makeover ideas

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At times it can seem like the bathroom is the least loved room in the house, when in fact the bathroom is one of the most important rooms in the entire home. If you want to spruce up the style and décor of your home it makes a lot of sense to start with a bathroom makeover. Creating a new look and feel in the bathroom can make your entire home look new, and the good news is that a bathroom makeover can be a wonderfully cost effective enhancement to your home.

There are as many ways to start a bathroom makeover as there are homeowners whose bathrooms can use a fresh new look. The bathroom makeover you choose will depend on a number of factors, including the style of your home, the size of the bathroom, and of course your bathroom makeover budget.

Give Your Walls New Life with Bathroom Wall Tile

Adding new wall tiles, or replacing the ones you currently have, is a great way to give your bathroom a whole new look. Simply changing the color of the walls is one of the easiest ways to create a bathroom makeover you can be proud of, so if your walls are looking old and tired consider replacing those worn out tiles with something new and fresh. When it comes time to replace those bathroom tiles it is a good idea to determine what colors will work best in your bathroom and your home.

If your home has an overall color scheme you may want to make your bathroom makeover fit in with the colors you have chosen. If there is no overriding color scheme you are free to experiment with many different tile colors, so let your imagination be your guide. Read more

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Why you should consider Anderson Replacement Windows and Doors

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Replacing Windows with Anderson Windows

Anderson Windows are the top notch windows for new homes, and also replacement windows for even the oldest windows.  One of the biggest advantages of using an Anderson replacement window for your home is the ability to save money on heating and cooling costs for your home.  Anderson Windows with their ability to help you save large amounts of energy also can count during tax season with the Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Tax Credit.  There is no way you can go wrong with the Energy Star Partner of the Year for 2011.Anderson Windows have showrooms all over the United States to view their wide variety of replacement windows.  Anderson Windows and Doors replacement solutions include insert windows, full frame windows and patio doors.  All of Anderson’s windows are double pained and complaint with Energy star energy standards.  Anderson windows are the top notch windows for the top notch energy efficient homes.Anderson Replacement Windows include Casement Windows, Awning Windows, Double Hung Windows, Picture and Transom Windows, Blow and Bay Windows, Gliding Windows, Specialty Windows.  Anderson replacement doors with windows in them include Gliding Patio Doors, Hinged Patio Doors with a single Panel as well as multiple panel versions, transoms, and sidelights or stationary panels.  With this wide selection of windows and doors there is an energy efficient Anderson Replacement Window or door for your home.Insert Windows Anderson Insert windows are windows with that rich classic design that you are used to in older style homes.  They are extremely easy to install and the design is inspired by vintage building architecture.  The windows are extremely affordable and easy to install.  They are installed directly into the existing opening created for your older window which allows you to keep your original design with the original frame and trim.  Anderson Replacement Insert Windows are the easiest windows to install and the least disruptive to your home. Read more

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A Guide on How To Install Fireplace Doors

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install fireplace doors

The first we’ll go over is installing Aluminum doors for a fireplace. These are a lot cheaper than steel doors and are lighter in weight. You’ll find the doors will arrive fully assembled.

1. The glass doors from the frame can be removed. It will make things easier.
2. Installation brackets can be attached. Each side of the door should have two that will go on the back of the frame.
3. Now put the frame against the face of the fireplace. You want it square, so use your level for this. Don’t make the mistake of thinking it looks square.
4. Now take the four brackets and line each up, (one at a time) to the mortar joint. Then take your felt tip marker and mark where to drill the holes.
5. Take the frame off and lay it down.
6. Now pre-drill four holes where you marked on the mortar joint.
7. Line up the bracket with the holes you just drilled.
8. Screw the bracket into place and tighten.
9. Put the curtain/door screen mesh and the glass doors  to frame.
10. Make sure adjustments are made to align glass doors properly.

Usually aluminum doors take extra work because of the flexibility of the frames. Just make sure every thing aligns right.

Our next step is installing steel fireplace doors. With these, there is no flexibility whatsoever. You can either install them with an overlapped opening, mounted on the face of the fireplace, or inside the fireplace box. Following is how to install steel fireplace doors. Read more