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Christmas Decor for a Small Apartment

Living in a small apartment doesn't offer many options for elaborate holiday decor. With a little ingenuity, however, I've created a lovely holiday-themed apartment. A miniature lighted Christmas tree carefully placed on my side table greets visitors as they enter my home. Making good use of my front room window, I have adorned it with decor, using tinsel and garland, as well as miniature stockings hung with suction cups. As a festive alternative, you might try hanging shiny ornaments on the window in much the same way. If your apartment is designed with a staircase, decorate the banister. Use garland, tinsel, holly or even holiday greeting cards. Finally, if your apartment is furnished with a fireplace, decorate the mantel. I've placed a two-foot tall animated and musical Santa on my mantel. I hope my blog gives you some fun decorating ideas for your small home.


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Need New Gutters? 3 Types To Choose From

by Luke Patterson

Spring and summer are the perfect time to install new gutters on your home. When it comes to gutter systems, you do have different types you can choose from, three of which are listed below.

K-Style Gutter Systems

One type of gutter system that you see on many homes is known as the K-Style gutter system. This is because the shape of the gutters matches the shape of your roof and home. You can also choose from a variety of colors so you can choose a color that accents or matches your home's shutters, trims, siding, etc. 

The back is flat, and they are connected to the fascia board around the edge of your roof. This allows the gutters to be flush against the board so water will not get through and run down the side of your home. K-style gutters are the least expensive type and are easy to install. They are durable and can handle heavy rains. 

Half-Round Gutter Systems

You will often see this type of gutter system on older homes. If you have a rustic home this would be a good choice for aesthetic purposes. They are generally made of copper which turns into a patina color as it ages. You can also find them in other materials, however. As the name suggests these gutters or a half circle. To install them, brackets are first installed on the edge of the roof. The gutters are then secured to the brackets to hold the gutters in place. 

Half-round gutters are as popular as they are easy to clean. This is because these gutters do not clog as easily as other types. If you choose copper gutters, they will not rust over time, so they are durable. 

Seamless Gutter Systems

Seamless gutter systems are also popular, but they can be more expensive than other types. These gutters look more aesthetic when compared to other types. This is because there are no seams. They come in one long piece instead of separate sections. The contractor will come to your home and make measurements. They then cut the gutters to the right length, bring the gutters to your home, and then install them. 

Seamless gutters do not clog easily as there are no seams for debris to get stuck on. This also makes these gutters easy to clean. They are more durable than other types because they are in one long piece. Different sections will not become loose and have to be reconnected. 

 For more info about gutter replacement, contact a local company.