Posts in «Home Improvement» category

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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Home Improvement Projects to Leave to the Professionals

This season is the perfect time to finish up your home improvements projects before the cruel winter weather appears. People often think DIY home maintenance is the best solution. However, some projects are much more complex for the average DIYer and are best left up to the professionals. We’ve gathered a list of home improvements that are illegal to do yourself, and the reason why you’ll want to hire a professional to perform these tasks. 1.) Replacing […]

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Wet & Forget For Your Washing Machine

You use your washing machine daily but how often do you actually clean it? Soap scum and bacteria are prone to build up as you use your washing machine constantly. However, there is a product that can fix that: Wet & Forget Shower! Wet & Forget Shower cleans and prevents the build-up of soap scum, grime, and oils. It’s an easy, once a week application that can be used for showers AND washing machines! Applying Wet & Forget Shower to your washing […]

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A Summer To-Do List for Home Improvements

Everyone has heard of spring-cleaning, but what about summer-cleaning? Or at least a summer to-do-list? It’s never too late to clean, organize, and replace things in your household that didn’t receive attention over the cold, rainy months. Here is a great starter list for things that need to get done this summer! Clean Out the Garage A cluttered garage may mean you don’t actually get to park your car inside it. During the spring, you may have utilized the garage more causing […]

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Don’t Let Mosquitoes Ruin Your Summer Fun

Summer is an amazing time of year; backyard barbeques, bonfires and lawn games make it a great time to be outside with friends and family. Summer fun can quickly be ruined by mosquitoes. They are a constant nuisance, leaving itchy bumps and they can even carry diseases like the newest issue in the United States, the Zika Virus. Controlling these pests is something that everyone attempts with bug spray, natural DIY sprays, and citronella tiki […]

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5 Outdoor Patio Options for Summer 2016

Summer’s here, and that means returning to your outdoor patio after a long and especially frigid winter. For those of you may not have a patio but are considering building one, it is certainly not too late in the year to do so! Start now, and, depending on the climate where you live, you may be able to enjoy your new patio from now well into autumn. You can build an outdoor patio from a […]

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How to Remove Lichen From Roof Tiles and Outdoor Surfaces

There’s nothing to like about lichen. Especially when it invades on your home’s outdoor surfaces. This ugly growth spreads across roofs, walls and sidewalks with strands or “fingers” holding on with a powerful grip. Here’s the lowdown on lichen and how to kick it to the curb with Wet & Forget Outdoor. What is lichen? Lichen is a combination of an algae and a fungus. It can be found growing on roofs, pavers, rock walls, […]

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The Case for Indoor Solar-Powered Lighting

Nothing accentuates a home like a stylish, well-placed lamp. Whether indoors or outdoors, a lamp can reflect an individual’s personality, wealth, and skills as a decorator. A lamp in a dim room can provide just the right amount of light when overhead lights are either too bright or unavailable. It can also set the right mood or provide the perfect spot to curl up with a good book. Indoor Solar Lighting While conventional lamps are […]

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6 Shower Surround Options for your Bathroom

You use your shower every day, and installing a new one costs a chunk of change. You want to choose a shower surround that you’ll like the looks of, that will be easy to clean, and that will help you protect your home from costly water damage. Check out these 6 options and see which one is right for your family! 1. Fiberglass Fiberglass is an easy, low-cost option for your shower surround. You can […]

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See the Best DIY Pallet Projects to Spice up your Outdoor Living Space

Pallets are versatile materials that you can upcycle into everything from planters, to walls, or even an outdoor pallet bar. And you can often get spare pallets for free from your local hardware store! Read on to find out how to make some of the best DIY pallet projects and add style and personality to your outdoor space. Getting your Pallets One of the best things about working with pallets is that you can often […]

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Stay on Track with These 6 Key Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Summer is the perfect time for cookouts and vacations, but if you let things go on the home maintenance front you could wind up with expensive repairs that could leave you stuck at home. Read on for key tips on solving 6 issues that crop up during the summer, from deck problems to leaky basements, so you can get back to having fun! 1: Wet Basement All of those summer thunderstorms can lead to a […]

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Happy Father’s Day! Make Time to Relax with these 6 Home & Garden Tips

Happy Father’s Day, Dad! This is the day to spend time with your kids, relax, and enjoy the warm weather. These 7 home and garden tips will save you hassle, so you can spend more time watching the game and less time taming the lawn or tackling your latest DIY project. There’s even info on how to win big in our Great Backyard Giveaway, with a Grand Prize worth over $3,000! Read on to learn […]

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Prevent Water Damage with this Can’t-Miss Spring Rain Gutter Checklist

Your rain gutters help keep water out of your basement and protect your home’s foundation from cracking due to water damage. But they can’t do their job if they’re damaged, sagging, or clogged with debris. This essential checklist gives you the rundown on how to clean, inspect and repair your rain gutters and downspouts, and protect your home from all those spring showers! Read on to learn more.   Tips for Cleaning your Rain Gutters […]

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Spring Ahead with these 5 April Home and Garden Boosters!

It finally feels like spring, and your retriever is begging you to toss the Frisbee around the backyard. While you’re out there, there are lots of things you can do to get your home and garden ship-shape, so you’ll be ready to kick back and enjoy some cookouts this summer. Here are 5 April tips to help you look forward to fresh veggies and beautiful blooms this summer, instead of fallen rain gutters and weeds! […]

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Trade up your Thermostat and Slash your Heating and Cooling Bill

Installing a programmable thermostat is one of the quickest, easiest ways to reduce your home energy use and save money. All you need are some basic tools and about 20 minutes, and you’ll be on your way to smaller heating and cooling bills! This step-by-step guide with photos and video has everything you need to know to install your new thermostat and start saving. Why Switch Thermostats? If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, […]

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Get the Job Done Right with these 4 Essential Painting Tips

A few cans of paint are some of the top tools in your DIY arsenal for totally transforming any room’s look, or for beautifying and protecting your home’s exterior. But the wrong equipment or improper preparation can lead to a big mess and a bigger headache. These 4 tips for painting will help you breeze through your house painting project and get the job done like a pro, without the hefty contractor price tag. Start […]

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Tips on Protecting Plumbing Pipes from Freezing

Winter has arrived bringing cold weather to many parts of the country along with the potential for frozen pipes, water damage, and costly plumbing bills.  Home Improvement expert Danny Lipford, has some helpful tips to prevent your pipes from freezing this winter, as well as how to thaw them out if they do. Winterize Outdoor Faucets If your home isn’t equipped with frost-free hose bibbs that are designed to prevent freezing, now is the time […]

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Discover 5 Ways to Stay Warm and Cozy this Holiday Season

Winter’s chill is in the air, and Jack Frost is nipping at you as you rush around busy with your holiday plans. Don’t let old Jack get the best of you! These 4 tips will help you stay warm and toasty as you wrap gifts and plan last-minute shopping trips this holiday season, so you can focus on the fun. Happy Holidays! 1: Warm up from the Inside Out with these Scrumptious Recipes One of […]

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Stay Cozy and Safe with this Essential Chimney Maintenance Guide

The warm glow of a crackling fire is a wonderfully relaxing part of your home’s ambience during the winter months, and it can also keep your toes toasty and help you save a little money on your heating bill. But a poorly maintained chimney can put your family in danger from chimney fires and carbon monoxide leaks. Proper chimney care will help you make sure that your family stays safe while you enjoy your fireplace […]

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