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What’s the Right Placement for Your Shower Bench

Posted by Parabola Developments on Aug 21, 2013.

Shower benches are useful, especially if you have mobility problems and have issues standing up for certain periods of time. Because of this, you mostly see shower benches in the bathrooms of the elderly. However, there are built-in models that can enhance the entire look of your bathroom – whether you have medical issues or simply want to be able to sit down in the shower and shave your legs. Keep these points in mind if you are considering adding one during your next bathroom renovation. W...Read More Here!


What to Ask Before Hiring A Contractor

Posted by Parabola Developments on Aug 7, 2013.

Many people who decide to hire a contractor to complete a home improvement project for them make the process too simple. They look in the phone book, call up the first contractor that they come across, and then hire him or her without asking pertinent (and important) questions. While this process can work out well in the end, in some cases, it results in unhappy homeowners, because they didn’t follow up on the company as they should have. Hiring a contractor should take more than ten minutes. ...Read More Here!


Why The Deck You See on TV Costs More Than $4000

Posted by Parabola Developments on Jul 24, 2013.

Television home improvement shows do have one thing right: a backyard deck can do many things. It can make your yard more useful, provide you with a place to sit and relax or host a barbecue, and it can even add on to your home’s property value. However, the decks that you see on TV cost more than $4,000 to build. That is the one thing that these shows have wrong. Why do these decks cost more than $4,000? There are many reasons, including: Premium Lumber What you see on TV are decks made fr...Read More Here!


Why It’s Important to Hire a Professional Dry-Waller.

Posted by Parabola Developments on Jul 10, 2013.

Home improvement shows make drywalling look simple and easy. The downside to this is that you don’t see all of the process – the shows conveniently leave out the more complicated parts, including aligning the seams correctly, staggering the seams, and making sure that everything is hung correctly. What you do see on these shows is a shortened, condensed version of the process that greatly simplifies it. This is nothing like the real method of hanging drywall. What Usually Happens Many home...Read More Here!


Things to Consider When Building a Fence

Posted by Parabola Developments on Jun 26, 2013.

The old saying “fences make great neighbors” is still true in some cases. Fences are a great way to have some privacy, keep your pets in your own yard, and protect your belongings. However, before you start building a fence in your backyard, there are a number of different factors to consider, including: What Type of Fence Do You Want? There are several options to choose from, including metal chain-link fences, wooden fences, and even smaller picket fences. Each has a different degree of c...Read More Here!