Posts in «Home Improvement» category

10 Inexpensive Ways to Warm Your Home This Winter

Winter- It’s the time of year when utility bills rise due to indoor heating costs. Turning down the thermostat is one easy way to save but who wants to wear ear muffs inside? Read on for ten inexpensive ways warm your home this winter. Energy Tips: The tips below will help you save extra money on your heating bill while keeping your home nice and toasty warm. Check Your Ceiling Fan’s Rotation Check your ceiling […]

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DIY Doorknob Repair Instructions for the Hardware Challenged

A doorknob that jiggles or doesn’t lock can be a minor annoyance. But a doorknob left unrepaired can eventually become a safety hazard. Fix a loose or non-working doorknob with the DIY doorknob repair instructions below. The first step in doorknob repair is determining what type of doorknob you currently have installed. In residential homes, two types of doorknobs are typically used and held in place with screws: Knobs with hidden screws, and Knobs with […]

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Flooring Options for Your Busy Kitchen

Has your old, tired kitchen floor seen better days? Or maybe you’ve inherited an ugly floor from the previous homeowner? Make your kitchen beautiful as well as functional with these flooring options below. Decide Which Flooring Material is Right for You Here are a few questions to consider before choosing new kitchen flooring: Room dimensions – What is the size, shape and square footage of your kitchen? Do you have a galley kitchen or a […]

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Top 3 Essential Fall Home Improvement Ideas to do Before the Holidays

Crisp fall weather signals the start of the holiday season and the need to finish up your fall home improvement ideas. It’s almost time for plump pumpkins, turkey dinners, and twinkling lights. Make sure your visitors are warm and cozy with these three essential fall home improvement ideas. Installing Storm Windows and Doors It’s surprising but installing storm windows and doors can boost your home’s energy efficiency by a whopping 45 percent! Storm doors and […]

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Ceiling Fan Tips & Tricks to Save Energy

Everyone knows ceiling fans help keep you cool in the summer, but it’s less known that they can help you stay warm when winter winds blow. Also, changing the rotation of your ceiling fan may enable you to adjust the thermostat saving you money on energy bills. See below for info on changing the direction of your fan: Three Good Reasons to Use Your Ceiling Fan in the Summer Helps minimize the use of central or window A/C […]

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DIY House Numbers Decorating Ideas

If you’re a fan of Pinterest, you’ve probably noticed the plethora of pinned DIY house numbers projects available. From plaques to planters, there’s an astounding array of uses for the humble, hardware store address number. We’ve highlighted two of our favorite DIY house numbers ideas below. House Number Flower Pots Decorating with flower pots is an easy way to beautify your porch and make your house numbers more noticeable. Time With Thea’s golden house number […]

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Bathroom Transformations on a Budget

Is your bathroom boring? Are you itching to redecorate or redesign, but money is tight? Here are a few bathroom transformations to make your bathroom into a welcoming, relaxing space that you and your guests will enjoy. According to This Old House, a bathroom remodel can be accomplished with a budget of $3,000 or less. Bathroom transformations can also add to your home’s value. The good news is you may be able to recoup a […]

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How To Winterize & Clean a Grill in Minutes

Enjoying a thick juicy steak or burger fresh off the grill is one of life’s simple pleasures. Outdoor grills are rugged, but if not properly cleaned, they can quickly deteriorate. Make sure your grill is prepped and ready for the next party. See our tips below on how to clean a grill in less than 30 minutes. Cleaning A Grill It’s best to clean a grill after every use. Here are 4 easy steps to […]

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Contemporary and Industrial DIY Shelving Units

Shelving units can be expensive to purchase and usually use the same boring designs. Why use store bought shelves when you can make them yourself? We came up with a list of our favorite DIY shelves to install in your home. In this list we included a DIY industrial or urban shelving unit (pictured above) made out of pipe that one of employees created. We included the full instructions on how to install these shelves in […]

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6 Tips on Prepping Walls for Painting

Painting walls can be troubling when there are a great plural of wall flaws that will disrupt your painting. Luckily, there are a lot of quick fixes for wall issues that will get your surfaces even and ready for paint. We’ve collected a list of six common problems with walls that people run into when they go to paint or repaint a room and the solutions to these problems. 1.) Stained Walls When going to paint […]

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