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Outdoor Faucet Repair: Problem Leaks and How-to Fixes

A leaky outdoor faucet will waste gallons of water if not repaired. It also means higher water bills. And a vibrating or squeaking outdoor faucet is just annoying. If you’ve got a leaky or squeaky outdoor faucet (either traditional or frost free), see below for handy outdoor faucet repair tips and how-tos. Fixing a Leaky Exterior Faucet (Frost Free) A frost-free outdoor faucet can prevent damage from winter’s freezes and thaws. What’s the difference between […]

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Fabulous DIY Faux Paint & Gel Stain Finishes for the Modern Home

Need to give your garage door or boring kitchen backsplash a new look? Upgrade your home with a new, exciting look and feel with paint or gel stain. If you’re eager to learn more about DIY faux paint finishes or gel stain finishes, read on. Faux Subway Tile Kitchen Backsplash This ingenious and simple DIY faux finish technique looks just like ceramic subway tile. Perfect for a kitchen backsplash, this small-scale project will add contemporary style […]

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Create an Exotic Hideaway with These Tropical Backyard Ideas

Do you dream of a Caribbean vacation, but a staycation seems more in the budget? Create your own at-home oasis by adding tropic-inspired plants, furnishings, and extras to your outdoor living space. Bring on the island vibe with these how-tos for creating a relaxing tropical backyard retreat. Tropical Greenery Palms and other greenery add island ambiance to an outdoor room. And also creates a sense of privacy. Pygmy Date Palm – The graceful wave of […]

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Deadheading Roses and Garden Flowers – Tips and How-tos

Your roses are blooming beautifully, but now a few flowers have faded. You’ve heard of deadheading roses and you’re wondering – why and how? Flowering annuals and perennials such as zinnias, petunias, and geraniums can benefit from deadheading as well. Read on to learn more – Deadheading Defined Deadhead – No, weren’t not talking about a fan of the 70s rock band, the Grateful Dead. Although it’s a fun thought! In simple terms, deadheading is […]

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DIY PVC Bird – An Easy Yard Decoration Tutorial

Need new decorations for the front of your home? Try making a DIY PVC bird! They make great yard decorations and are an easy gift to make for family or friends. Use our step-by-step tutorial below to guide you throughout the process. Materials To make your PVC bird, you will need the following supplies: PVC Pipe Ruler or Measuring Tape Bird Template (download here) Pencil Rubber Bands Electric Saw Jigsaw Sander Vice Heat Gun 2 […]

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The Top 4 Invasive Garden Plants to Avoid and to Remove From Your Garden

Some invasive garden plants look perfectly innocent at first – even pretty. But over time, these seemingly harmless invaders can grow into green-leafed monsters. Poised to take over your yard, they can spread fast. For how-tos on identifying and removing invasive plant species, read on – Invasive Plants Defined – Invasive plants are defined as those that spread quickly outside their normal range. A newly introduced invasive species can quickly take over the landscape because […]

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How to Install a Fire Alarm System and Carbon Monoxide Detector

House fires can start and spread quickly. Keep your family safe by learning to correctly install and maintain a fire alarm system. A properly installed CO detector will protect your loved ones from dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Just a little bit of planning can make a big difference for your family. See below for instructions on how to install a fire alarm system and a CO detector. First, it’s essential to have the right […]

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3 Inventive DIY Bathroom Storage Ideas For Small Bathrooms

Is storage space tight in your tiny bathroom? Have you run out of space for towels or beauty essentials? Here are a few inspiring DIY bathroom storage ideas and clever hacks to help you create more space and get organized. Create a Basket Wall Rustic woven baskets lining the wall look attractive and provide a great storage option for small bathrooms. Woven baskets are versatile and look nice holding rolled hand towels or beauty lotion. […]

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How to Get Organized for a Garage Sale

Having a garage sale is a great way to get rid of things that are cluttering up your space while making some extra money at the same time. It could be a simple one day sale, or even 2-3 days long. When hosting any sale, it’s essential to ensure that all merchandise is organized and accounted for. Organization is especially vital to hosting a successful garage sale. Most people don’t have enough free space in their […]

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How-tos for Painting Over Stains on Walls and Surfaces

Did your kiddo recently “decorate” a bedroom wall with a permanent marker? Or maybe you’ve noticed a suspicious stain on the basement ceiling? Painting over stains on indoor surfaces is 3-step simple. First, you’ll need to do a little detective work to figure out the type of stain you’ve got. Continue reading for tips and how-tos – How to Paint Over A Marker Stain If you kid’s creative muse has left a mark, here’s how […]

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