A Smart Homeowner’s Guide to Summer Home Maintenance

Smart homeowners know that home maintenance is something that needs to be done on a regular basis. Many homeowners will establish a monthly schedule of chores so that nothing is forgotten. Doing home maintenance on a monthly basis also means that these tasks can be spaced out over the whole year rather than all at […]

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How to Fix a Leaky Outdoor Faucet

Homeowners ask a lot from outdoor faucets. These faucets are used to provide water for washing cars, cleaning outdoor areas, watering lawns, and even filling swimming pools. Throughout all that use, the faucets are exposed to harsh environmental elements like heat, cold, and rain. Over time, outdoor faucets may begin to drip or leak. Left […]

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Adding an Outdoor Shower to Your Home

Many homeowners love to spend time outdoors. Pastimes like gardening, swimming in a pool or enjoying athletic activities are great ways to interact with family and friends. Sometimes, though, those outdoor activities can leave you dirty and ready for a shower. If you’re lucky enough to live in a warm climate, an outdoor shower is […]

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Outdoor Lighting Projects for Summer

Summertime is a great time to celebrate with family and friends. Backyard barbecues and pool parties are staples of fun in the warmer months. Outdoor lighting is a great addition to the entertainment spaces around the home. Lighting adds a touch of drama to landscaping and patios while providing illumination for tasks and to improve […]

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Solving Tile Layout Issues Like a Pro

Many homeowners who want to improve their homes inexpensively often look for projects to tackle. Tilework is one of the most popular DIY projects. Adding a new tile floor or backsplash is relatively inexpensive if you do it yourself, and it doesn’t take a lot of effort to wind up with something beautiful. Still, there […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Paste Wax

For thousands of years, people have been using wax to protect and beautify wooden surfaces. From architectural trim to fine furniture, picture frames, and kitchen implements, paste wax has been front and center when it comes to taking care of those wooden surfaces. Here is a quick crash course in paste wax – what it […]

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Simple Tips on Starting a Garden

Landscaping around the home adds a great appearance. Flower beds, trees, and shrubs give a home a finished look, and most homeowners take great pride in the way their landscaped areas look. Your garden, on the other hand, is more of a mystery. Too many homeowners think that gardening is tough work and complicated; the […]

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How to Seal Damaged Drywall

Drywall is the most common wall material in today’s homes. Drywall, sometimes called plasterboard or sheetrock, consists of a mineral material with a thick paper face and backer. Typically, the mineral is gypsum with or without additives to give it differing strength characteristics. Over time, the paper face of drywall can become damaged. This is especially […]

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6 Simple Home Improvements

When most people think of a home improvement project, they envision weeks of work, lots of expenses, and a mess that disrupts everyday life around the home. While this is true for many different kinds of household improvement projects, there are just as many simple home improvements to take on at any time.  Freshen up a […]

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Making Your Own All-Purpose Household Cleaner

Across the country, homeowners are moving away from harsh chemicals in the products they use to clean their homes. Old-fashioned cleaning ingredients like ammonia, bleach, and solvents can aggravate the respiratory system, especially in people with asthma or other breathing conditions. The harsh chemicals can also irritate the skin, the eyes, and mucous membranes of […]