black and white striped chair

Black and white striped chair

Regulars readers of dadka will know of our interest in black and...

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Hanging mail organizer – some modern selections

Hanging wall organizers not only helps us to sort through our mail...

bubble chairs under 300 dollars

Bubble chairs under 100 dollars

If you are trying to buy bubble chairs under 100 dollars, I...

modern coffee table with hidden storage

Modern furniture with hidden storage

With our living spaces getting smaller and smaller, it is essential that...

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5 Tips for setting up a multi-room audio system for your home

When you really stop to think about it, what’s one of the best things about going to the movies? It’s watching a film on an enormous screen while listening to it with surround sound, right? For the $15 that a ticket cost, in order to...

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Combining old and new when remodeling a historic home

Historic homes are unique, history-rich houses that present homeowners with lots of potential as well as many challenges. Renovating a historic home can be an exciting process, however it requires a gentle and specific balance between modern, new features and the traditional, older charm and...

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How to make your doors and windows more secure

As a homeowner, home security is possibly one of the most critical components of your household. If you think about it, with only your windows and doors, you are only minimally safe and secure. With the savvy of a burglar, anyone can basically get in-...

modern tree house

How to build a treehouse in your backyard

For many people some of the best childhood memories involve a treehouse. If you had one when you were a kid, you can probably clearly recall the day you helped build it, the texture, shape and vast size of the tree that housed it, and...

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How ceiling fans can reduce your heating and cooling costs

With August drawing towards a close you’re likely starting to look ahead to autumn, when the kids go back to school and the temperatures blessedly cool down. But in most parts of the country the heat and humidity are going to remain punishing for several...

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What to do when there is frost build-up on your air conditioning unit

Air conditioner icing is a common problem when it comes to A/C units. If you start to notice frost, or a build up of condensation as a result of frost melting, chances are you have one of many of the problems than can cause air...

modern basement design

5 easy and cost effective ways to make your basement more livable

Basements often sit, unused, as wasted space in your home. Many basements are not in good enough condition to be considered “living space” however the square footage should be utilized as a part of your home. Taking the time to employ some cost effective tips...

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Top 5 maintenance tips for your home heating system

When it comes to maintaining the central air system in your home, you likely turn the duty over to a local service provider once a year and call it good. That is, of course, if you even remember that you’re supposed to have your heating...

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5 Affordable ways to cool down your home in Summer

Keeping your house cool without doing too much damage to the wallet might seem like a foreign concept to most people. However, there are a number of ways to keep your home cool in the summertime without draining your savings. In the summer, we need...

What to look for when buying an ac unit

What to look for when buying an ac unit

Most homeowners only have to make major home purchases like a roof, new flooring, or appliances a handful of times throughout their adult lives, depending on the properties they own, the amount of maintenance or upgrades required, and number of houses they buy. So if...