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The Las Vegas Strip may not be converting to them just yet, but LED lights have quickly become a popular home lighting method. These energy efficient light fixtures have been used for decades in a variety of applications, from alarm clock displays to Christmas tree ornaments; technology advances in recent years have enabled them to be used as regular light bulbs for domestic use, instead of incandescent or fluorescent lights.

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Even kitchens, it seems, are reflecting the modern day trends when it comes to renovating. Most of us will shamefacedly admit that we tend to give the kitchen a facelift either when we move out or when an appliance breaks down from old age! This implies that we tend to live with 'less than perfect' kitchens for a long time!

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It's a place to put your red hot pots and pans. It's where gallons of messy foods and discoloring liquids are spilled each year, where the sink overflows and where you cut the vegetables when you can't find a cutting board. The kitchen counter is where cans land when they fall out of the cupboard. It's where you stand to get things off the high shelf. It has to be tough.

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With the myriad of flooring types available, shoppers tend to lean toward those that are most popular at the time. Unfortunately, this practice can cause a consumer to miss out on some great flooring options.

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Energy efficient homes that go easy on the environment are turning heads in Georgia with their low-maintenance appeal, cost efficiency and natural good looks. With Georgia Tech's recent success in the 2007 Solar Decathlon and world-class community projects like Atlantic Station, Metro Atlanta is well on its way to being a model of eco-building in the Southeast.

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One way that we can increase the investment of our home is to carry out improvements ourselves. Before you groan that you can only plant pansies in the yard, consider this. The second most profitable way to increase the value of your house is to renovate your kitchen. This does not necessarily mean that you have to rip out your whole kitchen and buy everything brand new. We are talking about AFFORDABLE value, so let us investigate a few shortcuts.

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What are Bed Bugs?

By Charles Hopkins | Published 11/28/2007 | Home Improvement |

During the 19th century and near the beginning of the 20th, it has been said that bed bugs were the most infamous and exasperating pests.

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Already we are into the fall season and the days and nights are getting cooler. All summer long, for most homeowners, the thought of the heating equipment was left behind and soon forgotten.

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