Garage door safety tips

Springs that are found in your garage doors are arguably the most important and most dangerous part of your garage. The purpose of extension or torsion springs is to balance the garage door. They maintain extreme tension with each swing of the door. Extension springs are placed perpendicularly to the closed garage door just above the horizontal track. The specific role of extension springs is to provide lifting power with stretching action.

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7 ways to refresh and update your bathroom on a budget

Looking for the inexpensive and environmentally-friendly solutions to freshen up and update your bathroom? We’ve put together a few tips to get you through the process:

  1. Have a clear vision. This is crucial as it’s easy to become sidetracked while shopping for new things. Gather inspiration photos and make a list of changes you want to incorporate. Choose one theme and stick with it.
  2. Details: ornate paneling and modeling. An easy way is to make a quick switch. Swap out your mirror for one with a detailed frame to add modern style. As a focal point in the bathroom, don’t hesitate to go all out on this one. Continue reading

Outdoor deck cleaning and staining guide

Step 1: Replace Damaged and Loose Boards

Decks undergo many challenges such as bruising, damage, and loosening from constant pushing, assault by various elements and foot traffic. Damaged and loose boards and cracks should be repaired to maintain the wellbeing of your deck. Patch cracks with wood filler and tap in popped nails.

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Deckorators

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If you see someone abuse an animal

If you see someone abuse an animal, rather than feeling bad for it, take action. Document details: write down a license plate number and vehicle descriptions, take pictures, and jot down in detail what you saw. If you can, get a video and even witnesses. Then call your local animal shelter, animal control, SPCA or the police immediately and give them the information. If you do not receive a quick response, get PETA. You can also refer to your local magistrate or police commissioner to file a formal complaint. 

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Royals Photography

Busted! Top 10 Smart Building Myths

Smart buildings have been proven to save energy, streamline facilities management and prevent expensive equipment failures. Yet to many property owners and investors, the value of smart buildings remains a mystery.
In the following post, experts from Jones Lang LaSalle(JLL) aim to debunk the top 10 misconceptions they encounter through their experience working with clients around the world.

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Bedroom makeover: 8 ways

Reviving a bedroom can be done on a dime with just a few new changes in budget-friendly furniture and décor.

1. Bedtime Bliss

As the absolute focal point of a bedroom, your bed can change the entire atmosphere of your sleeping space, so style is key. Bold, colorful prints can add zest and energy to a room, while muted neutral tones offer a more zen-like feel. Create an extra cozy impression with intricate monochrome textures and layering with decorative pillows, quilts and throws.

Lili Alessandra Bedding
Lili Alessandra Bedding

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