A 7 Step Guide to Building Your Own Patio

If you’re wanting to spend more time in your backyard this summer, then what you need is a patio. The patio can serve many functions – it’s a great hosting area for parties and entertaining guests, it can provide the perfect location to put your garden furniture to avoid damaging the lawn and once fall and winter rear their ugly heads again, it offers you an area you can use outside without running the risk of getting wet and muddy.

The best thing about patios though is just how easy they are to build. In fact, you can quite easily design and build one in your back garden within a handful of weekends. Here’s a seven-step guide to building your own patio.
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How to Build a Long-Lasting Home without Depleting Your Savings

When you build a home, it’s important to make sure that the finished structure is durable and will last as long as you need it to. At the same time, though, high-quality construction can be fairly expensive, making the home more expensive. Here are four of the best ways to make your home long-lasting without breaking the budget.

Use Bamboo Flooring

As you’re probably aware, real wood floors have a tendency to last longer than almost any other type of flooring, but they’re fairly expensive. A great way to get the look and durability of hardwood without quite as much cost is to go with bamboo flooring. Bamboo is almost as durable as hardwood and costs significantly less per square foot. If used throughout your house, the cost savings of bamboo over hardwood can run into the thousands of dollars.

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How to Set Up a WordPress Blog

Article contributed by Deana

So, you want to start a blog? There are several reasons for starting a WordPress blog, including promoting a product, promoting a service, providing information on a topic, creating awareness on a social issue or just having a passion for writing. But…how do you set up a blog? Setting up a WordPress blog is easy and takes less than 30 minutes of your time.

Here is how to set up your blog

Choose a Web Hosting Service

When you are starting your blog, the first thing you need to do is choose a web hosting service. This service is responsible for making sure your blog can be seen by everyone. When it comes to web hosting, you have two choices- free or self-hosted. It is not recommended that you choose a free service because there are numerous limits and you don’t really own your blog. So, with that said, for a self-hosted service, I recommend Bluehost. So, why Bluehost? It is easy to get your blog set up, they are recommended by WordPress, they offer affordable hosting plans and you’ll get a free domain name.
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