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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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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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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Advice for Upgrading Your Home

Upgrading your home can be an exciting time. New additions, new features, new functionality – all can be a part of a home improvement project. With such a project, you are able to breathe new life into a tired older home, making it into the home of your dreams. Home improvements don’t always go smoothly, […]

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Home Improvement Tips for the Reseller

When it comes time to sell a home, many homeowners think they have to do a top-to-bottom remodel to get the most money. While home improvements DO add value to a home in a potential home sale, such extreme measures are not necessary. Here are some great home improvement ideas and tips that add value […]

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Choosing the Right Home Garage Door

Your home garage door will serve several purposes. They provide protection and security for your valuables, and they also add a distinctive look to the exterior of your home. Replacement garage doors can transform your home’s exterior, adding curb appeal while preserving the doors’ primary function of security. Read on for details about how to choose […]

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Importance of Ductwork for Homeowners

We don’t think about the importance of our ductwork, but as part of the overall heating and cooling systems in our homes, ductwork plays a vital role in our comfort. Ductwork is hidden in ceilings, walls, and sometimes floors, conveying conditioned air to rooms throughout the house. Because they are not visible, we tend to […]

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Protecting Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

There’s a hidden danger lurking in our homes…a poisonous gas called carbon monoxide. It is referred to as “the silent killer” because it has no odor or color. Carbon monoxide can cause headaches, difficulty breathing, and even death in high concentrations. Protecting your family from the hidden dangers of this poisonous gas is an important […]