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How to Design a Home TheatreA home theatre has quickly become a must-have for practically every family. From the simple family room setup to a much more elaborate theatre-seating wonder, today's home theatres aren't just for the wealthy anymore.

The décor of a home theatre will eventually influence how well the room functions as an entertainment space as well as how it shows when the lights are turned on. Creating a functional and beautiful home theatre is easy to do on any budget. Here are some ideas for creating a home theatre for all to enjoy.

Arranging and Furnishing the Theatre Room

Start by arranging the space. Choose an easy-to-clean surface or a dark colour carpet for the flooring, and select a dark colour for the walls and ceiling.

A home theatre would not be

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In this age of technology and development, we have left behind the radios, black and white television and even traditional LED TVs. Today we have 4K video technology that can make the screen seem like reality. It is in a class of its own but have you ever considered the sound system that comes with this fantastic piece of technology? What if the audio that you hear with this ultra HD display are the same as those that come with a 1980s console television? That would certainly ruin your mood, right?

Home theater systems have been a tremendous addition to our electronics, and quite frankly, the audio quality is not nearly as astonishing as it is when you use a proper home theater. Older models of home theaters had a lot of wires coming in and out of

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Fireplace Maintenance Tips For New HomeownersFireplaces need proper care in order to remain safe to use. If you're a new Copperfield homeowner with a fireplace, there are several things you should know about the care and maintenance of your fireplace. The following tips will help you take care of your chimney and fireplace.

Service Your Fireplace Once Per Year

Fireplaces need to be serviced at least once annually, even if they're rarely used. Small cracks that develop in the flu, deterioration that occurs in the chimney, and even bird nests can make a fireplace unsafe to use. Servicing fireplaces can help catch these problems before they lead to chimney fires, house fires and other problems.

Most homeowners get their fireplace cleaned out and serviced at the same time. The technician

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How to Keep Your HVAC System in Good ConditionHVAC systems need regular maintenance in order to work efficiently and reliably. Often, new Altadore homeowners are unaware of what kind of maintenance their HVAC systems need. If you just recently purchased a home, here's what you need to know about taking care of your HVAC system.

Change the Air Filter

Air filters clean the air that flows through your ducts. The air filter keeps contaminants out of your HVAC system and thus helps keep your HVAC system functioning properly. Air filters need to be replaced approximately every three months when the HVAC system is in use. To replace the filter, remove the filter from its slot near the return air duct, then insert the replacement. If you don't have a replacement air filter, use the old filter to

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Backyard Designs for Homeowners Who Want a Backyard RetreatThe backyard is like the home's retreat. Backyards are places where Coventry Hills homeowners go to relax, enjoy nature, and spend time with loved ones. The way the backyard is laid out will affect the way a homeowner enjoys their property. If you're trying to decide what sort of backyard design to install, this article will help you consider the possibilities.

1. Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor living spaces are very popular because they enable the homeowner to spend time outside while enjoying the kind of activities they would normally do indoors. Outdoor living spaces can include an outdoor kitchen and dining area, or an outdoor living room and lounge.

Homeowners considering this for themselves should work with an experienced contractor to

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Your Home Maintenance Checklist for the YearScheduling home maintenance for the year begins with taking more of an interest in the changes that occur in the home. When it's all too easy to neglect the corners of the basement or the floorboards in the attic, it's not difficult to see why homeowners end up with major repair bills for problems that could have easily been avoided. Better home maintenance means improved safety in the home, a higher resale value, and a personal sense of pride in one's property. Start by making a list of monthly and seasonal tasks before tackling the to-do list.

Understanding the Property

Walking through a property is the best way for homeowners to begin understanding the patterns that govern their home. Is there too much pressure being put on a certain part of

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The Facts About the Use of Green Technology in Sustainable BuildingSustainable building has come a long way in a short time, which has made it difficult for the average construction company to keep pace with the new developments. Even as 3D printers spit out entire homes on test sites in mere hours and windows are developed with the help of Wi-Fi, most homes are still using a fairly traditional model of completion. Luckily, many countries are heavily invested in the green movement, and their efforts are starting to pay off. What is sustainable design and what is green technology? See how the newest green technologies break down and how they all add up to fewer emissions and cleaner air.

Geo Exchange

When a new building in Ontario was constructed under the Zero Carbon standard, one of its main features was its

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Different Styles of Windows for Homeowners Replacing their WindowsIf you're buying new windows, or creating a new home wish list, one of the first things you should do is decide which type of windows are right for your home. Different types of windows can function in dramatically different ways. They also look different. The style you choose will have an effect on how you use your windows and also how your home looks. Below are some of the most popular window styles.

Single Hung

Single-hung windows have a bottom sash that moves up and down, and a top sash that is locked in place. These windows function intuitively. Homeowners like single hung windows because they're relatively inexpensive to install and easy to use.

Double Hung

Double-hung windows have two sashes, similar to the single-hung windows, but

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How to Organize Your GarageWhile garage organization can be seemingly impossible to obtain and maintain, with some clever design ideas and a willingness to ditch the junk, the garage can become a more inviting and functional space. And when selling a home with a garage, a clean garage always leaves a great impression on a potential home buyer. Here are some easy ways to get things in order fast, which can prevent injuries and allow everyone to find needed tools and stored items with ease.

Make a Plan and Set Aside a Date and Time

Avoid the temptation to just start pulling things out and rearranging on a whim, as this can lead to mixed results without actually getting much organization accomplished. Set a date and time such as a weekend morning, preferably when the

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A well-organized home office requires privacy, comfort and technology.Working from home has become not only possible, but increasingly common, across all fields and in all parts of the world. With the reliability of high-tech communication, and a growing trend toward decentralization in commerce, more and more employees work at home at least part of the work week.

If you work from home, even if only for a few hours each week, a dedicated work space is a decided benefit. An attempt to concentrate on business while family life swirls around you will usually be less than successful.

In order to make working from home a viable option, both aesthetics and efficiency should be considered. Soundproofing your home office may also be necessary. Design of the work space is a strategic benefit and a priority. The space need not

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