Recent Blog Posts

  • Window Boxes Can Dress up Your House

    June 1, 2014
    When it comes to curb appeal, window boxes provide a lot of bang for the buck. With basic tools, materials and just a few hours of effort, you can make a huge positive impact on the look of your home’s exterior. Though making one is relatively easy, they can also be purchased.
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  • Tips for Building your own Backyard Fire Pit

    May 15, 2014
    Sitting around the fire. It’s a tradition that goes back further than recorded history and is one that has endured for many reasons. The simplest of which is that it’s just plain relaxing.
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  • Repainting Your Home: Tips for the DIYer

    May 1, 2014
    If your home’s paint is beginning to peel and crack, it may be getting difficult to avoid the age old question: Should I hire a painter or do it myself? That answer depends on a few things. First, do you know how?
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  • Your Deck: Do-over or Makeover?

    April 15, 2014
    If your old deck is looking worn and shabby, you might be thinking it’s time to demolish it and start over with a newly designed deck. While that’s a perfectly reasonable approach, there are others ones that may better suit your need --and your budget.
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  • Getting your Deck Ready for Spring

    April 1, 2014
    As soon as the snow melts and the ground is somewhat thawed, it is the perfect time to start getting your deck ready for spring. This way, you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying your deck later on in the warm summer sun. Winter is often hard on decks; especially those made of all wood.
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  • Organizing Tips: How to Get your Car Back in the Garage

    March 15, 2014
    People tend to store things in their attics, garages, and sheds as if those spaces were interchangeable. The fact is, as a storage space, your garage is fundamentally different from your attic.
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  • The Best Knife Rust Prevention

    March 1, 2014
    You and your knife can have a high maintenance relationship if you don’t take care of it properly.  The worst thing that can happen to any owner of a knife is to let the blade rust.
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  • Remodeling Ideas for Winter

    February 1, 2014
    Now that all of the excitement of the holidays has passed, are you starting to feel the winter doldrums creeping in? There’s nothing like that feeling of accomplishment when you finish a home project; yet it may seem difficult to find something to work on this time of year.
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  • How to Make your Bathroom More Energy Efficient

    February 1, 2014
    When it comes to energy use in your home, only the kitchen rivals the bathroom. If your home has more than one bathroom, the energy use can increase even more. Large amounts of heat, water and lighting are used in the bathroom every day, by every member of the household.
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  • Tips for Removing a Stripped Screw

    January 1, 2014
    A stripped screw can make the simplest of jobs a real pain in the neck.
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