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FIREPLACE REMODEL, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

Bathroom and kitchen remodels are great, but they can also be incredibly expensive. There's a ton of ways to improve your home. One way to do this that doesn't require a second mortgage on your home is a fireplace remodel. The fireplace is one of the coziest, visible, and practical areas of your home. A fireplace remodel is great to vamp up your old fireplace that may be serving you well functionally, but good do so much more with a manageable investment of time and money. There's also more than one way to remodel a fireplace, and by considering the current condition of your fireplace and its use, you'll be able to determine what your fireplace really needs.


OFFICE AT HOME, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

These days, more and more people are taking the bold step of doing at least part of their job at home. A 30-second commute has a lot of appeal, but increasingly, people are opting to work at home in order to create a more humane schedule that allows for more flexibility to attend to family joys and responsibilities. As anyone who has been down this road can tell you, however, working at home has its down side as well. By planning wisely and upgrading appropriately, you can make your home office an excellent work environment where you will be comfortable as well as motivated.


CONTRACTS, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

A contract is a legally binding document that details the expectations and responsibilities of all parties involved in a home improvement project. It clarifies the goals of both homeowner and contractor, and it protects each party's rights regarding the project.


SWIMMING POOL DESIGN, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

Swimming pools remain all the rage in the home improvement market. They offer  the perfect mix of relaxation and good old-fashioned fun. Summer isn't the same  without a pool where you can cool off. Like any popular home improvement  project, companies have spent money developing different designs and options to  meet the preferences and budget...


FLOORING OPTIONS: (OTHER THAN DECORATIVE CONCRETE), BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

Flooring is one of the most important additions you can make when it comes to beautifying your home and increasing your home's comfort level. Here's a list of the most popular flooring options out there and the benefits of each.


SWIMMING POOL GLOSSARY, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

Chemical and Water Definitions: Acid Demand: A titration test used to determine proper amounts of acid  needed to reach correct levels. Balanced Water: Balanced water is the  result when all of your chemical parameters are where they should be, and thus  "balance" each other. Base Demand: A titration test used to determine  proper amounts of base (pH increaser)...


SWIMMING POOL REPAIR, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

Swimming pool repair is a general term that can refer to dealing with cracks in the pool walls, tears in the lining, inoperable or poor filter and pump systems. Most of these problems require hiring a professional. Some of them are also large, expensive repairs. Understanding what you're getting yourself into will enable you to make an informed decision. Sometimes it's not about repairing your swimming pool but replacing an inferior or outdated component of your pool.


SWIMMING POOL MAINTENANCE, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

p>The easy part about swimming pool maintenance is the common knowledge that it needs to be done. Roof inspections, steam cleaning carpets, landscaping maintenance, evaluating air conditioners in the spring and furnaces in the fall...well, let's face it, too many of us neglect important components of home maintenance. But swimming pool owners know they have to maintain their pools or face the consequences in short order.

 


SAUNA'S, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

Everyone loves to work up a good sweat. Whether in the gym, in a bath, or in a spa, steady warmth is good for you because you get to sweat out all the toxins in your body. Sweating is very healthy. One of the best ways to generate a relaxing sweat is in a sauna, except you usually have to leave the home to be in one unless you install a unit in your house. But who can afford the price tag of such a large renovation? Now there is an alternative to conventional saunas which makes them cheaper, more convenient, and easier to maintain. Portable saunas offer all the same health benefits of traditional products, but instead of paying thousands for the initial cost, installation, and maintenance, you're only paying a few hundred dollars for a lifetime of enjoyment.


JACUZZI, BY MIKE FOURNIER, TULSA

Between work and family, all of us live busy lives. So after a long day, most  of us just want to come home and relax. But then there's dinner, the kid's  homework, baths and bedtime, and by the time you have a moment to yourself  you're too exhausted to enjoy it. The last person on...

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