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(BPT) - Builders are back in business, and new-home construction is up in areas across the country. So is remodeling, as plenty of Americans choose to stay put and upgrade their current homes rather than tackle the challenge of buying and moving into something new.
Make The Right Choices
As you take inventory of your dated medicine cabinet, unattractive shower doors or cracked tiles, it may be true that you are due for a change. Before making any decisions, be mindful on the bigger picture. In any home remodel, you have to be clear on the result that you are looking for. What objectives do you have? Determine your lifestyle routine before you choose any kind of layout and design. The reason why you should take this into consideration prior to making a decision is because your choices will determine the types of materials, fixtures and style you will need. Without being careful, this can be costly.
(NewsUSA) - If you own a home, hot water availability can significantly impact how many daily tasks are accomplished, but it doesn't have to be that way. What if you could check a number of to-dos off your daily list -- such as laundry, dishwashing, showers, baths for the kids and perhaps one for yourself -- without having to devise a hot-water schedule? Well, you can.
New York City has 578 miles of coastline, with much of it in Queens.
And the borough has about as many ways to enjoy water recreation as there are arguments about who in the borough makes the best pizza.
Hate your bathroom tub and surrounding tiles? How often do you dream of having the look and feel of a fully renovated bathroom? You are not alone. Bathrooms fall second on the wish list after kitchens in any home improvement project and if you have a 2nd bathroom it falls even lower on the list. With the uncertainty of the current economy, any remodeling is a luxury for many folks. Renovations in any capacity can be costly and you have to be financially prepared to take on the project.
Do you have a slow drain issue in your bathroom or kitchen sink? Even after using the handy plunger? If you are like most, we hope that time will remedy the problem and miraculously drain away. Unfortunately, this problem left unattended can create a bigger issue over time and become an expensive job to repair. Before you reach the phone to call the super, plumber, take a run to the local store for Drano or some other toxic substance; try an environmentally friendly route first. You may already have what you need in your cabinet to combat this small problem. All you need is washcloth/rag, water, vinegar and baking soda. Are you ready for battle? You just might win this one if you caught the slow drain issue on time. So this is what you need to do:
A section of Ozone Park near a now-closed industrial site is slated to be cleaned nearly half a decade after discussions into the process to clear out toxic chemicals at the location.
The 12,000-square-foot state Superfund site located between 99th and 100th streets and 101st and 103rd avenues under and around an elevated segment of the old Rockaway Beach LIRR branch was used by aircraft manufacturer Ozone Industries as a place to store parts and supplies for decades after the railroad abandoned the viaduct in 1962. Ozone stored the parts in 28 bays under the railroad where the former Ozone Park LIRR station was once located.
A plan to transform Astoria Park’s former diving pool into a community entertainment space should break ground in 18 months, with a steeper than expected price tag.
The defunct iconic three-tier Art Deco dive tower is located along the East River in the Astoria Pool complex — the city’s largest and oldest public pool, which was used as a qualifying location for two summer Olympics.
(NAPSA)—Did you know that easy-to-fix household leaks could waste at least 10,000 gallons of water per year (and 10 percent of your water bill)? Join thousands of Americans all over the country this week in taking just 10 minutes to check for household water leaks.