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Pantry Stews for the Crock Pot

Most of us will want to begin with some kind of meat or chicken and the stock from cooking it. Veggie lovers will prefer using beans for their protein and perhaps use bouillon to enhance flavors. Other flavor-enhancers are garlic, cumin, marjoram, bay leaf, or chili powder.

To give your stew a good base, look in your cabinets and refrigerator. Try shredded cabbage, rice, couscous, or barley. Don't overlook squash this time of year; small cubes will add texture, flavor…

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How to Install Kitchen Cabinets the Right Way

Installing your own kitchen cabinets may not seem like a complicated process, after all, seems like you could just mark where they go, pound some nails, and then watch your new kitchen magically appear. But while the cabinet selection and purchase process can be a lot of fun, the installation process is another matter. Here are some tips that can help you get through the process as painlessly as possible.

You can't build a quality product without a quality base.…

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Essential Skin Care For That Guy In Your Life

Men already have an advantage over women. Their skin is at least 20% thicker than the average woman's skin. No, that does not mean emotionally. Literally, men have an edge over getting wrinkles because of this difference in thickness.

Still, having such an advantage of women does not mean men will remain Medicine Cabinets Guys youthful forever. But unlike women, men tend to avoid skin care products like the plague.…

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Construction Engineering and Important Decisions

Large Calgary construction engineering projects are usually accompanied by large considerations. Whether you're planning to build a building, bridge, or dam, there are several concerns to be addressed. A normal person wouldn't have the appropriate knowledge to make the right decisions, but engineers aren't normal people. They know what is possible, and what is most efficient.

Engineers are responsible for either designing the project, or reviewing the…

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Writing a Memoir Needs a Project Manager

People jump into their memoir writing projects without giving the function of project manager much consideration. A manager is someone who gives thought to the execution of the project: organization and timetable and the use of materials.

Succeeding in writing a book of memoirs in an expeditious and meaningful fashion is important. If you dwell in your manager function for even a short while before you jump into your worker mode and write, write, write, you may be very…

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How to Choose a Professional Painting Contractor

Choosing a quality painting contractor is as important decision as choosing paint, and usually more crucial. The highest-quality acrylic or oil cannot make up for sloppy corners, poor surface preparation, drips and over-charging. There are so many painting companies with integrity of workmanship and business practices. Here's how to find one: ask, examine, and verify. Do one, both or all three on the following criteria:

Ask your contractor to show you his license, or…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 31, 2017 at 1:52am — No Comments

Con Artists Even Work in the Construction Industry

I would like to share another construction story with you about a contractor who desperately tried to take advantage of one of the people that I was working for. This was an intelligent contractor who had been in business for 10 years.

Even though I was 10 years younger than the contractor I was working for, General Construction Guys I had more business sense or some sort of intuitive way of processing information.…

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Expose Your Bathroom Remodeling Contractor

I can't really believe how many people ask me the same questions about bathroom remodeling contractors. These questions vary from how much money do these guys make, to how do you find a experienced and qualified contractor.

Here's how you can expose your bathroom remodeling contractor and Remodeling Contractor Guys much money they're really making on the project. Simply ask your contractor how much money they're…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 30, 2017 at 7:16am — 1 Comment

How to Find a Contractor to Do Granite Or Marble Restoration

If you have granite or marble countertops or floors in your house, there will come a time when they will begin to lose their luster and need restoration work done on the stone. Even these incredibly hard surfaces can become damaged, scratched, chipped, stained, or just get dull over time. While you can polish the stone yourself with products available from your local hardware store, to really restore the surfaces to look new again, and to seal them for future protection, it helps to…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 30, 2017 at 6:18am — No Comments

Design Build Contractors Are Essential

In years past, the build phase and the design phase were separated. First, the building is designed by architects. Secondly, contractors analyze the architectural design and bid on the amount that it will cost to construct the project. Thirdly, once the bid amount is agreed upon, construction takes place. When the two phases are separated, it often leads to problems. It is not uncommon for the client to become unhappy when the design conflicts with what can be built. In order to…

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A Good Plastering Contractor Can Transform Your Home

A Plastering Contractor is expected to have knowledge of several types of plastering like internal plastering, external plastering, plaster slabbing, metal studding, spray plastering, skimming, floating, screeding and dry lining.

Some special services offered by some are pebbledashing, rendering, coving, Local Contractor Guys or Tyrolean. This is a special kind of mix called the Tyrolean mix and is a white or coloured…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 30, 2017 at 5:03am — No Comments

Finding the Perfect Home Service Pro

Homeowners and renters alike who are looking for a home service professional have many online options, but there are few sites that feature quality over quantity. Most sites are just hubs where requests are infrequently filtered by a human and sent to the appropriate source. This can frustrate both the end user who really does need a home service professional and the service professional if he or she feels like they are getting duped by the website. So, how can you find a reliable…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 30, 2017 at 3:11am — No Comments

Take on Adding Value to Your Home

There is no doubt most of us have changed our attitudes and habits toward real estate. We all had our plans based upon the former real estate economy.

Now that it is history we have to change up a bit. Many of us, who thought Home Building Guys was a stepping stone, will likely be in this home for longer than we anticipated. And some of us will decide to drop some money into this home to make it more livable and hopefully…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 30, 2017 at 2:09am — No Comments

History Of Bathroom Asbestos Removal

When asbestos is mentioned, what comes to mind for most Australians is how dangerous it is and the illnesses associated with it. This happens when you are exposed to asbestos, by inhaling its dust, which causes serious medical issues and even leading to death. The illnesses caused by inhaling asbestos containing materials for extended periods of time include asbestosis, which is a type of pneumoconiosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer.

So how did such a harmful mineral…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 30, 2017 at 1:37am — No Comments

How Does the Home Inspection Cost Affect You

Some home inspectors lower the cost of their services for one of two reasons: they want to break into the business, and are appealing to price only shoppers, or, in a slow economy, they want to beat out their competition with a lower price. If they are offering the identical service as the next guy, then price will most certainly attract clients.

However...in a lot of cases, the level of expertise is what is reflected in the…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 30, 2017 at 1:12am — No Comments

Find Amazing Interior Architects Who Can Help You

The firms and companies you might need to search through, can be easily halved, simply by making it clear from the get-go whether you're looking for a personal, or professional makeover. Different design firms specialise in different types of space, though some will be diversified, capable and talented enough to handle any space you throw at them. A good interior architect should be responsive to your needs as you begin to describe and show the space for your project and your vision,…

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The Joy of Installing Ceiling Fans

Most of us have all been in the situation where we were required to do a home improvement project. I am not talking about one of those projects that you want to get done with your house. Strictly one that has to get done. For me, this was installing a new ceiling fan in the living room. To make matters worse I am not an extremely handy man. I am more of your average techie sort of guy.

It all started out great and I went online to research what ceiling fan I thought…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 29, 2017 at 8:20am — No Comments

Tenant Management in Real Estate Investing

There are a couple of different types of investing niches that would have you with tenants. One would be long-term buys and holds, in which you buy property and put tenants in them. The other would be when you are buying houses for subject-to.

I'm going to let you learn from my mistakes. I've made them all with tenants, Industrial Ceiling Fans Guys. When I first got in the business, I bought a lot of houses…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 29, 2017 at 6:43am — No Comments

Buying a Fridge For Camping Trips

Buying a portable fridge for use on camping trips is a great idea. Many times when you are on a camping trip you will have a lot of food and beverages that you want to keep cold - either to make them taste better, or simply to keep them from going bad.

Without a camping fridge to refrigerate your perishables, your options are very limited. You can take an old fashioned cooler with ice, unfortunately this can be a rather 'wet' option. Once the ice melts you are left…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 29, 2017 at 5:55am — 1 Comment

DIY Or Hire an HVAC Contractor

Over time, water heaters wear out. Newer models have extremely sensitive sensors to detect gas fumes, which can also occasionally be permanently damaged by Black Flag sprays and foggers you've employed battling invading armies of roaches. In either case, the heater needs to be replaced pronto. That is, if cleanliness and hygiene rank high on your priority list.

When you replace your hot water heater, you have two options. The first is to take matters in your own manly…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 24, 2017 at 6:47am — 1 Comment

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