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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Buy Lighting Solar Options

Buy lighting solar options and brighten up your home and garden, there are now so many different types of solar lamps that you can use to add light and style to your home.

The benefits to your home if you buy lighting solar options is really incredible, not only will you be able to add solar garden lights to illuminate an entrance or garden pathway but you can also find solar lights that look like stones and can be directed onto your most beautiful foilage to really showcase your garden in the evenings.

Just imagine if you were entertaining on your deck or patio and you and your guests could all enjoy your garden throughout the night because of strategically placed solar lighting powered by and delivered to you free every night courtesy of the sun.

But what if you had a problem with mosquito's and insects while you are your family are trying to enjoy a summer barbecue - a simple solution is to hang up a couple of solar killing mosquito lamps dedicated to ridding you of their buzz and their bite.

Electrical connections to add light to your garden and driveway are expensive apart from adding the cost of the hardware - but when you buy lighting solar options it's a one cost only investment - plus amongst other benefits are:

And the good news is that the different types of solar lighting products available has exploded into a wide variety while the price has steadily fallen over the past couple of years.

Whether your home has a contemporary or rustic look, you will now be able to find and buy lighting solar options to suit your style.

Whether you prefer Victorian, Art Nouveau or even Art Deco styles you will be able to find a court lamp and a variety of garden lamps to match your period preferences.

Do you have a pond which turns into a shimmering dark surface at night time!, why not lighten and brighten it up with a flower or orb - floating solar lamp.

Staring out of your window into the blackness of your garden at night is not much fun - and can be worrying when you hear a noise and can't see what is out there!

Did you know that you could install solar floodlights or solar powered motion sensors?, floodlights can be notorious in sending your electrical build high - not so with solar floodlights - its a one-off payment and only takes a screwdriver to install!

And buying lighting solar doesn't have to be as predictable as a garden lamp - you can now find beautifully made ground bricks in numerous tones which fit flush with the surface - whether you want to place them on a pathway of inlaid in decks and patios.

These ground bricks are certainly not boring either - you could lay all the same light color or choose a different tinted glass for each - to have a rainbow of colors lighting your way.

If you feel that it is now your turn to GO SOLAR... then buy lighting solar and introduce the worlds cleanest and most economical lighting technology to your home.

Invest in your nest, by improving lighting and security at your home with a buy lighting solar investment that will improve the quality of your home life.

Home improvement projects are not all about the old hammer and nail, bricks and cement, buy lighting solar options has got to be the easiest and best home improvement idea on the planet.

Enjoy becoming more energy independent and light up your life at night.

Decide Before you Buy Solar Lamp Options
for more information on the many different types of solar lamps available

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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Staining Deck Options & Method

If you are looking at staining deck options & methods for quickly and easily applying a transparent deck sealer or staining deck sealer the first consideration is NOT to coat your deck with anything at all under the direct heat and rays of the hot mid-day sun.

Applying and using staining deck options & method under full sunlight will mean that the liquid will not have the proper time to really absorb well into the wood before it is dried out by the heat.

The best times would be on a coudy DRY day - or early morning or late afternoon would be ideal to ensure correct absorbtion to really protect your wood but also to give give you a good even finish instead of patches of darker and light coverage.

The best way to apply staining deck sealer is with a deck sprayer for a quick and more even coverage - always working along the decking boards with the grain of the wood instead of accross boards.

Safety is important with use of the correct equipment, and leaving the deck adequete time to thoroughly absorb and dry is also important for results.

The color of your staining deck sealer should blend well with the tone of your home, the neighbourhood and your local environment.

Wood really does come to life when you apply quality products and will maintain the look you want for over a year before it even starts to fade a little - if your chosen product contains UV protection.

Find out how best to protect your home improvement and financing deck design investment, get staining deck facts and the applying method here at Staining Deck Options & Method

Deck builders around the world rejoice in their creation.

Millions of new decks are build every year - providing extra real outdoor living space for family and friends to enjoy.

Protect and enjoy your deck design

We have written numerous free articles with illustrations on deck design and deck building tips as well as other home improvement investment projects to help you improve the value and make the most of your home.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Deck Beam Options

Understanding deck beam options before you start to deck building could help save you both time and money. The Deck Beam sits on the solid deck footings that you have prepared and carries the joists - giving support to the surface decking.

But... do you want to build a "Corner Post Deck" or a "Cantilevered Deck"!, or - does your local building office insist that you place your deck beam directly on top of your deck posts by using post beam caps!

There are advantages to all these three methods of deck beam positioning in deck building design. The Corner Post Deck is without a doubt the easiest "starter" method but you can't beat the fact that the Cantilevered Deck gives a much better look and finish to your deck design.

It's always easier to explain the difference with information together with illustrations - take a look at Deck Beam Options to help you decide on a method which will best suit your home and your deck building aspirations.

To your deck building success!
Home Improvement and Financing.com

Monday, July 18, 2005

Deck Design Patterns

Viewing deck design patterns has many advantages while you are planning your deck building strategies. If you want a challenge for your first deck experience or if you have already built a basic straight design deck in the past -you may now want to learn more about deck design patterns options .

Lets have a look at the main differences between building a standard deck - perpendicular to the ledger - and doing a more complicated pattern:

Is is worth it you may be thinking!, well we believe so, the stunning effects of some of these deck design patterns really help to create an individual deck design to enhance your home and be really proud of.

Laying decking boards is the really exciting part where your dream deck plan becomes a reality, when using more advanced deck design patterns you will be making much more use of your power meter box, a handy home improvement tool that will help you cut boards to length and at the right angle to follow your choosen deck design pattern.

There really isn't anything like illustrations to make the different options really clear and help you choose which deck building method will be right for both your home and your skills - so first of all - take a look at my favourite elaborate deck design - know as the Diamond Weave Decking Pattern

This article has an illustration showing why you will need to include a double joist cross in the center of your base frame structure.

I'll be back tomorrow with more deck design patterns options for you...

Until then - enjoy your deck design
Home Improvement and Financing.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Free Deck Plan

Have you been looking for a free deck plan?, you might have discovered that most of the plans available are only as good as the information and details they give you on how to actually put the plan into action for your deck construction.

Well we have decided to spill the beans and have just included a free deck plan article to our home improvement and financing "deck design" portfolio. What is important about this article - especially for anyone who is looking for a good basic deck plan with which to enhance their home - is that we have included a couple of plans and numerous detailed illustrations and explanations on how the deck should actually be put together.

Once you understand the basics of deck building as explained in this article, it will help you to go on and design and build your own deck in time for this summer.

Find out how high or how deep your deck should be to suit your needs and your home, our top tips at the end of the article will help you to build a long lasting deck.

Here it is - hot off the press - Your Free Deck Plans

Enjoy your Deck Building Success
Arpad & Susan
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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Deck Constuction

We had such a great response from deck construction visitors to Home Improvement and Financing.com regarding a recent article we published on "Deck Building Footings Options", especially regarding the illustrations which helped clarify the different deck foundation methods, and hopefully highlighted the real benefits to the build and the better chances of increasing property value with a well executed deck construction by properly cementing in the footings.

However, many wrote to us with questions about the very first step in deck construction..., what is the best way to actually dig the holes for the post footings. Digging enough holes and digging every single one deep enough to reach below the frost line of the soil seemed like such a back breaking first step task that it was actually putting people off starting their deck construction project altogether.

So, along the lines of the other well received article: Deck Building Footings Options, we got busy again with our Corel Draw software to create more illustrations to help make the point that digging MANY narrow - deep holes in preperation for using an 8" cement tube to be filled with cement to create solid foundations - can be made easier by using the right tools and equipment to help make light work of this messy first step in deck construction.

This article has just been posted on home-improvement-and-financing.com and is now available to you - find out what the tools and equipment available are and how to more easily get over the digging part so that you can get on with the more enjoyable part of deck construction - actually putting the wood together and creating your very own deck design - it's here at Deck Construction - Digging Holes for Post Footings

Please tell any friends or family who are planning to build a deck construction this summer, that home-improvement-and-financing.com publishes articles on deck design and deck construction with a view to helping people around the world to accomplish correct deck building to improve the quality of their home life with the excellent entertaining space an attractive deck provides AND (if done properly!), also improve the value of their homes.

Enjoy the article...
To Your Deck Construction Success!
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