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Posted by Finished Basements by Brothers on 2015-05-09 08:15:00

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Easy Tips on How to Make Double Curtain Rods Out of Single Curtain Rod

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Double curtain rods can add a stylish touch to a dull room and classiness to windows. This allows a combination of sheer and solid panels to be utilized. But most homeowners and other residents usually have one curtain rod. This restricts them from thinking of more ideas on how to change the look of their windows. However, if you have double rods, you will surely have countless ideas on upgrading the windows. To make this project more practical, change your single rod into double. In this way, you no longer have to incur additional expense. The main question here is, how to do it. Reading the rest of this article will give you slight idea on how to do it.

Get a curtain rod conversion set. This set has brackets, hardware and a simple curtain rod. Try to pick a color and design that is close to the old single rod that you are using.

Remove your old draperies and the rod from the bracket. Put it on a place where the line will not be wrinkled, stained, worn out or covered by dusts.

Slowly remove the old brackets and hardware. If you see defects on the wall, try using a wall patch compound, sand and paint to get back to its original look. However if it has major damage, and will not be able to hold the brackets and hardware, then you need to change location.

Place the hardware and brackets from the curtain set to wall with the use of lever to make sure that the rod is evenly installed. Read and follow the directions on the set carefully so you will not have a hard time doing it.

Insert the rod inside the curtain. For your curtain, make sure to use the right fabric for your window. Some common fabrics are velvet, sheer and silk. And also pick a cloth that is right, not just for the theme, but also for the weather. For cold season, thick fabrics are in, while for hot weather, light linen is the best.

Window plays an integral part in the overlook of the house. Transforming its look once in awhile is necessary. The enhancements do not have to be expensive. Placing lovely valances or using window clips for accents are great suggestions. As long as you are using double curtain rods, you will not run out of lovely home renovation ideas.… Read More

DIY Bathroom Remodel Ideas (before and after)

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Get some good bathroom remodel ideas for your DIY bath project watching this video! See how an outdated old bathroom was transformed into a modern …

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Skeptical of home improvement stores

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Skeptical of home improvement stores

Or maybe just her parents’ ability to complete a home improvement project.

Posted by hstender on 2013-03-14 19:57:50

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Controlling Ants in the Home

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Ants play an important role in the environment but they are considered pests when they invade the house. They damage clothes and furniture by creating holes in them and they also contaminate food. Ants enter the house in search for water, food and shelter. Getting rid of them effectively may need one or two methods.

Ants are one of the most common and frequent insects inside the house. Homeowners find them really annoying and irritating because they causes harm and damage on persons and in the properties and home structures. Fire ants give a very painful bite which may be really dangerous for children and hypersensitive individuals.

For individuals, ants may look the same with each other. In reality, there are various type of species of ants that enter your home. Each type of ants have different characteristics and may require different approach in controlling them. The common house plants that invade the home are pharaoh ants, carpenter ants, pavement ants, acrobat ants, and the odorous ants. To identify what type of ants do you have in your home, get a few ant samples in a piece of plastic and then seek the help of an expert or pest control firm.

It is very frustrating to control ants in the home. You should distinguish the type of ants in your home and know how to control them. You must also be aware of when to seek professional help in dealing with your ant problems.

Ants are considered social insects and they live together. A group of ants is called colony. One colony may have hundreds to million members depending on the specie. Each colony has different ant personalities with different roles and responsibilities. Each colony has a queen that lay eggs. Other members are the “worker ants” that work to get food for the group. In searching for food, they follow a certain trail that they follow to and from their “home”. Winged ants are call “swarmers”, they are the one responsible to mate to be able to create a new colony. When a swarmer goes out of the nest, it means that there are eggs inside the house. Swarmers may look the same as termites but they somehow differ in looks and characteristics. Ants have small waists while termites have the same width from head to below. The wings of ants are different in sizes – front wings are bigger than the hind wings while in termites, all wings have the same size. Also, ants’ antennae are bent while it is straight on termites.

Ants can be totally eliminated by spraying pesticides in their nests – killing the queens and workers inside. It is not effective to just only spray the visible ants that are marching on your wall or kitchen surfaces. Ants’ nests are usually found behind walls and doors, furniture, appliances, kitchen and cabinets. It is usually hard to find their nests because their homes are hidden. Installing baits can help eliminate them and find their nests. … Read More