Building a New Garage

A garage provides protection for your car from outdoor elements, as well as a convenient place to store tools, gardening equipment and a variety of household items. If you don’t have an existing garage, it may be time to consider one. Building a new garage for your home will provide many benefits that make your lifestyle easier and more efficient.

Before you decide to build a new garage, you should think about the advantages and disadvantages of an attached garage versus a detached garage. Do you want a secure space to park your car every night? Do you want a separate space for certain activities? Do you need extra storage? Both types of garages offer advantages and disadvantages. Depending on your property size, garage size, intended use of the space, and your budget, it’s important to determine which type of garage works best for your needs.

* Attached Garage – Building an attached garage is equivalent to building a large home addition without separate interior walls for different rooms. You’ll be adding a large space to your home’s structure, but your contractor can use existing exterior walls as part of the new structure. This can save you money on construction costs.

* Detached Garage – Building a detached garage is equivalent to building a small house. You will need to dig out the ground and pour a foundation for the structure. Typically, it’s a bigger project than building an attached garage, so you may incur more upfront construction costs. However, a detached garage may give your more design options for the space.

With both types of garages, your construction costs will depend on the size of the garage, building materials, and interior finishes and amenities you choose. For example, building a stone or brick garage will cost you more than building a wooden garage. If you add heating and cooling, insulation, and windows, your building costs will be more, but necessary if you plan to spend time working in the garage. There are a lot of variables that will impact the cost of building a new garage, but you can expect to spend $25,000 to $35,000 on an average size garage.

A new garage is a great home feature, but it’s a big project that requires the skills of a licensed, professional contractor. Check contractor leads in your area to find a contractor with knowledge and experience. Before you begin, consider your needs, budget, and style of your house. A garage is a large structure that will make a big impact on your home’s appearance and curb appeal. Talk to your contractor about advantages and disadvantages of both types of garages, building costs, material choices, and design options that will enhance your home and your lifestyle.

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Your Face Sounds Familiar (Kids Edition)

The new show of ABS-CBN “Your Face Sounds Familiar (kids edition) started last week. I watched all the episodes of season 1&2. Now, I’m excited to watch it again because talented kids’ will be the contestant. I look forward to watch McNeal Briguela better known as Awra, an internet sensation. Aside from him, I support Justin Alva he is from Lucena city, my place. He was one of the finalists of The Voice Kids season 3.

Your Face Sounds Familiar is a singing and impersonation competition for celebrities; it is based on the Spanish version of the same name. Last week first episode Awra won the first challenge and took home 50k. He performed as Mommy D (Manny Pacquiao’s mother).

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Wow, I was impressed on his performance and he really looks like Mommy D. I agreed to the three judges; Sharon Cuneta, Gary Valenciano and Ogie Alcasid for making Awra as the first weekly winner. By the way, the first two judges were also the judges in season 1 and 2 while Ogie Alcasid replaced Jed Madela. I’m excited for tonight and tomorrow’s episode. These kids are really adorable so I’m really excited to watch all their performances in the coming weeks.

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Update your Living Room on a Budget

While painting the walls is the most common budget-friendly way to drastically alter the appearance of the room, it is by far the only thing you can do. In fact, there are several things you can do to update your living room without breaking the bank.

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Paint Hardwood Floors
If your hardwood floors are long past their prime but you can’t, or don’t want to, put the cost into installing new flooring just grab some paint. Epoxy- or enamel-based paint can be applied to hardwood floors to change the entire look of the room. Using a light color will brighten up a room that is a bit dark, or you can create a diamond or stripe pattern with the help of painter’s tape.

Scour Thrift Stores and Flea Markets
Thrift stores and flea markets are treasure troves of unusual, vintage and fun items that can help transform any room without paying a huge price tag. Find some unique lamp shades and install them to breathe new life into your living room without actually having to buy new lamps. You would be surprised at what you can find at thrift stores, yard sales, estate sales and flea markets.

Don’t Forget the Ceiling
Most ceilings are easy to forget since they are usually a white color and not bothered with unless there is a problem. However, you can drastically improve the overall look of your living room by simply applying a coat of paint to the ceiling. For example, if you paint the ceiling a soft blue shade it will pull the eyes upward when entering the room and make the space feel more open and airy.

Make a Feature Wall
Get dramatic by making a feature wall and painting it a darker color, such as dark gray. For best results, make the area above built-ins – such as fireplaces – the feature wall to help draw attention to the focal point of the living room. Furthermore, you can use stencils to create patterns on the wall, floors or ceilings.

Add Pops of Color
Bright colors can be distracting if overdone, but it can also modernize the living room and bring life to a dull space. For example, add some bright decorative pillows that match your living room’s color scheme to bring a new, fresh and fun vibe to the room.

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Wishing Prosperous and Peaceful 2017

Hello 2017. Time flies, we just celebrated new year and now almost two weeks has passed already. So, how was your 2016? I must say, I didn’t get everything I asked from Him but still thankful because other things happened unexpectedly. Just like when we went to HongKong  Disneyland last April 2016. This was not yet on my plan but it happened, out of the blue. My daugher was really happy and enjoyed everything in the happiest place on earth.  By the way, my second time and daughters’ first in this place.  I’m still paying our airfare through my credit card and glad that I was able to pay it. My sisters helped us as well in order Disneyland HK  happened.

Well not all beautiful things happened last year, I had a little problem with my health but it wasn’t serious. I believe everything is fine now.

For this year, I hope everything will be fine. I hope our family will have a prosperous new year and good health for everyone. I wrote things that I wanted to happen for this year, hoping I could accomplish everything through the help of God above and of course actions from me. Oh well, happy new year everyone, let us give Him thanks for everything and for we are living in this world. May we all have a prosperous and peaceful 2017.

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How to Find New Friends Who Love Sports

Finding new friends can be hard, especially as an adult. Between a busy career and a demanding home life, social lives can be relatively limited. As friends are lost throughout the years, it’s not hard for someone to find that they no longer have a large social circle; rather, they have one or two friends who they may rarely socialize with. Since sports are a common interest among many people, it is one of the best subjects (and hobbies) to build new friendships upon.

Online Fantasy Leagues
For the busiest of people, it might be impossible to make time for a social life outside of the office and home. Thousands of online relationships are born through fantasy leagues, such as fantasy football or fantasy baseball. These incredibly fun sports games take place entirely online. As friendships with other players blossom, one can quickly find themselves with a whole new group of online friends that he or she can talk to when the need for socialization strikes. Online relationships can become incredibly deep, contrary to what many believe.

Purchasing Tickets to Games and Tournaments
The number one place to find fellow sports fans is at popular games and tournaments. Crowds are drawn from far and wide to watch their teams win after an exciting competitive show. One of the most intense and exciting sports, hockey, has some of the most lively fans in the sports world. If someone is a huge fan of hockey tournaments Boston MA is always able to put on a wonderful show. Hockey is most commonly played where the winters are cold and the ice stays frozen. This makes New England a hot place for the best hockey games in the country.

Visiting a Local Sports Bar
For many, there is nothing more relaxing than a simple ice-cold beer after work. Except for having that beer at a sports bar, that is! Sports fans can catch up on the latest game after work, allowing them to relax and wind down before going home to their families for the night. There are always like minded individuals in these places, offering some fun social banter before leaving. These chatty beginnings may develop into deep long-term friendships, as well.

Sports are a great way to bond with new people, whether one is playing them or simply enjoying them from afar. The games are fun to watch, the excitement boosts the spirit and soul, and game day chat is not in short supply!

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Christmas Tree 2016

Hello December, why time is running so fast? So, unlike the previous years, we set our Christmas tree this year just few days ago. Before we did it right after All Souls Day but this year is different. It is not we don’t feel Christmas yet but I think we are just lazy to do it. Our christmas tree is huge, not sure though if it is 10 feet tall, but ours almost reach the ceiling.     

So, last Dec. 3 we finally set it. Just like last year, the colors were combination of red and gold. We used the old ornaments but we add more balls. My mother bought bigger balls this time. As i said our xmas tree is tall so i think bigger ornaments are better. Last year we put big star on top but for this year we changed it just like what we saw in one of the malls here. 

So this is it, our christmas tree for this year’s Christmas 2016. How about you? Have u set your christmas tree already? I bet the answer is yes. Advance Christmas greetings from my family to yours. May we all have a  merry and joyous Christmas celebration.       

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Tips if you are Planning to Remodel your Bathroom

Over a person’s lifetime, they spend over a year just in the bathroom. Needless to say, that makes it an extremely important area in your home. Despite its small size relative to the rest of your home, there are a lot of things that can go wrong with it. You also may get sick of looking at the same old fixtures if you have lived in your home for too long.

Tile can get chipped easily. Plumbing can go bad and start leaking. There are a ton of other problems. If you have a lot of stuff wrong with your bathroom it may be time for a remodel. If this is something you have never done before you probably don’t know where to start. Some things in the bathroom are simple enough that you can do them yourself. Others will need the expertise of a contractor.

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You should fix or replace the things that you can do yourself. This will save you a lot of money. Contractors and plumbers don’t’ want to waste time doing a simple procedure that anyone can do. Pros are there to lend their expertise to a situation that needs their attention. They are also great in emergency situations.

Set a Budget

It is important to set limits for yourself during a remodel. This is true for the DIY portion and the parts that the contractor is doing. It is very easy to go overboard and spend a lot of money on useless things in the bathroom, especially when you don’t have clear-cut limits. Set a budget and make sure that you and your contractor both adhere to it unless it is just impossible.

Have a plan

Know exactly what you want before you hire someone to renovate your restroom. Every time you change your mind during the process it is going to cost money. It is not easy to quickly change streams in the middle of a remodel job. Be sure that both you and your employee understand the plan completely.

There are a ton of quality contractors available in your area. There are also some bad ones. If you are having an issue finding the right one for you, contact Web.com contractor services. The company, and other companies like it, has a list of different plumbers, carpenters, and other repairmen to recommend to potential clients. Contractor agents can help you find out more about your bathroom remodel. You should also ask your friends and neighbors if they have used the services of anyone they would recommend.

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Working on this Blog again

I’m glad this blog is working again. I was tagged on Facebook to do back-up of my blog. My hosting provider migrated to a newer server. I did my back-up and I thought everything will just go smoothly. Few days after, my hosting provider mentioned that we already transferred to the new server. But there was problem because all database passwords have undergone reset. We were advised on how to deal with the issue but I wasn’t confident to do it. I’m glad my provider is always willing to help. I waited patiently but was also alarmed because I saw wordpress installation. My mistake, I did install my blog again and when I opened it I saw “hello world”, everything I posted from the start (January 2011)  disappeared.

I have other blogs but this one receive more task so I’m really alarmed and thinking pessimistic. What if this blog won’t work again? Is this the end of my blogging? What will happen to me? I commented to the post of my provider and asking if possible to resolve the issue asap. I have pending task and will expire in few days. I didn’t get an answer to my provider so I was worried and thinking negative again. I saw many blogs were already up and I felt my blog wasn’t seen. It has been two weeks, so I messaged my provider and luckily to receive response right away. I emailed to her the back-up of my blog and my provider tried everything to bring this blog working again. I’m so, thankful that my provider is always there to extend help to us. As I said this blog receives more task than my other blogs so this blog is really important to me.

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New Dentistry Techniques Give Patients Options

Going to the dentist has long been a less than appetizing option for many. Some people had difficult experiences when they were children. Others have a needle phobia. Others still just don’t like sitting in a chair and experiencing pain. While going to the dentist is still less than pleasant, new techniques are giving people options they’ve never had before. Read dentistry journals and you’ll find a host of new techniques for people who have suffered a traumatic injury or experienced chronic issues.

Dental implants are getting more effective and efficient, too. In the past, if a person lost his or her teeth, they’d have to rely on dentures or an expensive process. Today, it’s much easier for dentists and mouth surgeons to fix the issue. Today’s implants look more like real teeth and are much easier to manage. The surgery is less risky and saves people money. While it’s still best to have your own teeth in your mouth, people who lose those teeth today have a great option for replacements.

Root canal therapy has gotten more effective, as well. This therapy has long been a major fear for many people. Root canals are notoriously painful and unpleasant. They don’t smell good, and they can lead to tooth breakage down the line. Today, more and more dentists are finding ways to fix infected teeth without compromising the integrity of the tooth. When a person has a painful abscess in their tooth, it’s critical to get care right away. Without it, they can suffer long-term consequences or death. Dentists have figured out how to make this process less painful and easier to execute in a short period of time.

Dentistry still has a long way to go before it becomes pleasant. People still have reasonable fear of sitting down in that dentist’s chair. Dentists have figured out this fear, though, and they’re working to come up with new ways of accommodating the public. With the new procedures many dentists try today, people are saving money and getting solutions that will last. This prevents return trips to the dentist, allowing the average person to feel much more comfortable with the process.

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Making Scents In The Home

When you’re looking for a way to enhance your mood after a long day or to make the home smell aromatic, consider using wildcrafted essential oils. There are a few popular scents of essential oils that can uplift the mood, making it easier to get through the day or to relax at night so that you can sleep better.

Lavender is known as a stress reliever. Burn a small amount of the oil to  photo essential oil_zpshdvoifnb.jpgcalm the mind. It’s often used before going to bed so that you can get a good night’s sleep. If you’re looking for an energy boost, then consider peppermint or orange. Lemon is another option if you’re looking for an increase in the energy levels or to make the home smell fresh. When it comes to citrus scents, Bergamot is one that is very common. It’s derived from the rinds of various fruits in Southeast Asia. The scent is often used to help relieve the symptoms of depression and anxiety. The oil can be used in the bath water to help with itchy skin as well as various skin infections, such as eczema.

Cedarwood is a woodsy scent that is strong for some people. It was commonly used by the Egyptians. The oil is often used as a calming scent for those who have high levels of anxiety. Chamomile has soothing qualities. The oil can be used as an analgesic in the mouth or as a powerful antibiotic. Eucalyptus oil has a distinct scent. It’s one that is often associated with products that are used on the chest and nose to help relieve congestion. It can also be used to help fight migraines.

When you’re looking for a beautiful scent that seems to take you to a relaxing place, then use rose essential oils. This is a scent that is targeted toward women. It’s taken from fresh petals of the rose bush. It can help with depression and anxiety. Rose oil can also help with some digestive issues. This is an oil that is good for the skin and that can help to relieve headaches as the scent is often refreshing.

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