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When it comes to kitchen countertop materials, homeowners have a wide range of options from which to choose, including wood, butcher block, ceramic tile and laminates as well as marble, granite, quartz, engineered stone, soapstone, solid surface, concrete, stainless steel and recycled-glass terrazzo. Now you can add two new materials to that list - bamboo and recycled commodes. That's right, a co... Read More...
To alleviate concerns, people usually have to ship a water sample to a lab in Boston, pay them at least a couple hundred dollars and wait several weeks for the results. Read More...
Not the typical aerial antenna, either. Many of today's models in Boston can capture broadcast HDTV signals and can be mounted under your eaves or easily clipped to your mini satellite dish. Once a rabid sports fan sees football in high definition, there's no turning back. The view is as sharp as you'll get from a field-level box on the 50-yard line. Read More...
Try this exercise: Go to your basement and inspect every can of old paint you have. Estimate how much is left in each, then add it all up. How much do you have? Five gallons? Ten? You may not use all that paint yourself, but it doesn't have to stay there or be thrown away. Whether the paint is oil-based or latex, someone in your community could have a use for it. Read More...
The brown recluse is also called a violin spider because of the markings on its head. Rattlesnakes, coral snakes, copperheads, black widows, brown recluse spiders. They're the dreadful creatures that frequent our nightmares or otherwise give us the heebie-jeebies. And rightfully so - their bites can be deadly. Read More...
Quartz countertops in Boston have gained popularity quickly since their introduction. Perhaps quartz's deep sparkle and diamond-like luster appeal to homeowners, or maybe it's the fact that quartz is durable, stain- and scratch-resistant, and easy to clean and maintain. Whatever the reason, quartz countertops are showing up in more and more homes. Read More...
We also considered the all-important subject of safety, including grounding, circuit breakers, ground-fault circuit interrupters and arc-fault circuit interrupters. In this issue we'll look at some of the specific requirements for residential wiring dictated by the National Electrical Code. Read More...
In the old days, houses usually had dirt paths that led to the barn or outbuilding where the horses were stabled. With the introduction of cars in the early 1900s, dirt paths were replaced gradually with a harder surface, such as gravel or crushed seashells, to reduce the erosion and mud that were problematic for automobiles. Read More...
Most homeowners are aware of the importance of recycling, and most have good intentions. But recycling regularly in your home isn’t always easy to do. Busy schedules, hectic mealtimes and constant distractions can divert even the most ardent recyclers from completing the task at hand and making sure all waste materials wind up in the proper place in Boston. Here you will find some useful tips that will make home recycling easy. Please scroll down for more information and access to all the related products and services in Boston, MA listed below. Read More...
You’d never know by looking at an Urbanslabs countertop that it’s made from recycled glass. And that’s part of its appeal. Consisting of 60 percent recycled post-consumer glass from containers such as beer, wine and liquor bottles, Urbanslabs countertops, from Santa Ana, Calif.-based Eco Surfaces Manufacturing, are among the latest green products designed to appeal to homeowners in Boston seeking sustainable options when building or remodeling their homes. Read More...