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Create the perfect outdoor space

Written by The Foam Factory Do you have an outdoor patio or backyard that is unused? Do you feel like you could use another area in the house to relax or entertain? Here is a quick guide on getting started on an outdoor project: The first step is to decide what the space will be used for. Do you want a place to relax, entertain or both? This determines the amount of work and expense that will go into the project. Look at the surface. Will you...

How to Replace Your Entry Door

Maintaining the look of your entry doors is an important thing to keep up with, not only for aesthetic reasons, but also for security and usage purposes. Because you’re using these doors every day, you might notice that they’ll slowly develop small cracks, which then grow larger until they begin warping your wood. Pre-hung doors are an ideal option if you’re looking to replace your doors without hiring a contractor to do it for you....

Don’t Buy a New Sofa, Replace the Cushions Instead

Written by: The Foam Factory Purchasing a new sofa or a couch can be a large investment on its own. If you have an older sofa but are having trouble with it constantly sinking in and feeling limp, you might automatically believe that you need an entirely new sofa. Well, that’s not always the case. Instead of spending hundreds, maybe thousands, of dollars, why not look to purchase new cushions instead? Many times, the problem doesn’t lie in...

Cutting Costs on Home Repairs

Professional graphic designer Jen Allyson had a right budget for her home renovation. After compiling a list of what should be prioritized, she then proceeded to shop for all the low-cost materials needed. She created a budget for each room that needed to be worked on and made sure not to surpass it. For the hardwood flooring and stairs, she avoided hiring a contractor and saved over 40% in the end. If you are like Jen and want to renovate or...

What to Expect When Purchasing an Entry Door

Your front door is more than an entryway into your house. It commands major attention from the street and is one of the main factors in curb appeal. Here are some things to consider when buying an entry door. Strengths and Weaknesses Each door has its strengths and weaknesses. From fiberglass to wood, choose the right type of material that best suits your environment and where you live. While they may all be aesthetically pleasing, the most...

How to Extend the Life of your Furniture

Written by The Foam Factory   With proper care, furniture can last generations. Making it last that long involves regular maintenance and the frequency of this maintenance will depend on what needs to be addressed. For instance, upholsteryis the most visible and is also the more prone to wear and tear. Take of these issues as they come up and you can easily extend the life of your furniture   Damage There are so many ways furniture can...

How to Extend the Life of your Furniture

Written by The Foam Factory With proper care, furniture can last generations. Making it last that long involves regular maintenance and the frequency of this maintenance will depend on what needs to be addressed. For instance, upholsteryis the most visible and is also the more prone to wear and tear. Take of these issues as they come up and you can easily extend the life of your furniture Damage There are so many ways furniture can get damaged....

Build a Hanging Outdoor Bed

Written by Foam Factory, Inc. The porch swing used to be the centerpiece of any porch. The swing is now being replaced by its more modern counterpart, the hanging outdoor bed. The latter has the advantage of being more spacious, cozy and comfortable than the swing. It also provides the ultimate relaxation environment since it is basically a suspended bed, sometimes even coming in queen size. Building the Hanging Bed Building a hanging bed might...

Five Uses for a Snap-On Air Compressor

Written by: Toolsmith Direct An air compressor is one of the most useful objects that you can have in your home. Snap-On air tools offer a wide range of uses that can help you maintain your home, and complete new projects. A compressor forces air out of a hose, typically with a small nozzle attached. If you’re on the fence about getting your own air compressor, consider the many reasons there are to use one. Pressure Washing Pressure washing...

Remodeling tips for the living room

Written by Foam Factory Inc. The living room is one of the rooms of the house where your family and you tend to spend the most time. Your living room would possibly be the host of your TV set and have some furniture such as a couch, a coffee table and accessorized with a carpet. Depending on your budget, certain small changes can help you give a new look and feel to your living room. Sometimes you can just get a different paint job and some...