Posts in «Home Improvement» category

Happy Father’s Day! Give Dad a Helping Hand This Year

If you’re having a hard time thinking of what to get your dad for Father’s Day, look no further! Father’s Day is a time for dads to take the day off, spend time with family, and relax. This year you can help your father by tackling some of the yard work, or even do a few outdoor home improvement projects. Dads work hard, and you can show him your appreciation by lending a hand with […]

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Handy Bathroom Shower Caulking Tips and How-Tos

You clean your shower often so why does it still look dingy? Could it be that little space where the floor meets the tile wall? Over time, that thin strip of bright white caulk can start to turn an icky, brownish-yellow color. Follow these shower caulking tips and how-to’s and you’ll enjoy a beautifully refreshed, cleaner-looking shower in no time! Why the Discoloration? Caulk is frequently exposed to water and moisture. It’s an ideal place […]

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How to Find The Best Shower Curtain for Your Bath

A shower curtain may seem like an afterthought, but they serve an important purpose as well. Shower curtains protect the bathroom floor from wayward sprays and drips. Here we’ll cover how to find the best shower curtain for your bath. How does a shower curtain differ from a shower liner? A shower curtain hangs outside the tub. Although it does shield the area surrounding the tub from water somewhat, it is mainly used for decorative […]

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Weather Stripping How-Tos for Doors and Windows

Do your windows rattle on a windy day? Do you feel a slight draft when you stand next to an exterior door? If so, your indoor air, either heated or cooled, is leaking outside. This can become an expensive problem that will show up on next month’s utility bill. Adequate weather stripping for doors and windows is essential. Worn or insufficient weather stripping is often the cause of chilly indoor drafts in the winter and […]

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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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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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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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The Facts About Energy Efficient Windows, Plus Installation How-tos

If you have old, single-pane windows it’s likely that they’re a drain on your energy bill. Installing energy efficient windows will reduce your heating and cooling bill, plus it’s good for the environment. And you may qualify for a tax credit. Read on to learn more – Why do I need energy efficient windows? According to the U.S. Department of Energy, leaky windows are the cause of 25% to 30% of the heating/cooling loss that […]

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