Posts in «Home Improvement» category

Ready Your Home for Snow, Ice, and Winter Weather

Depending on where you live, harsh winter weather will arrive soon, or it may already be at your doorstep. Here we’ll cover tips and how-tos to ready your home for the winter, including snowblower tune-up tips, ice removal how-tos, and gathering essentials for a winter survival kit. Snowblower tune-up tips Home repair expert, Bob Vila explains, “Basic snowblower maintenance is fairly simple and straightforward, involving steps similar to those you’d take for your car (changing […]

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3 Fall Home Improvement Projects to Do Before Winter

Prepare your home for the chilly temperatures ahead by doing some fall home improvements. Not only will it save a lot of time, money, and headaches, but it’s a must-do task for all homeowners looking to make sure their home is ready to withstand winter.  Here we’ll cover three essential fall home improvement tasks to complete before winter arrives.  Inspect Your Roof It’s a good idea to do a thorough check of your roof in […]

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Outdoor Light Fixture Repair: Tips and How-tos

As autumn days grow shorter, homeowners depend on their outdoor lighting for increased safety after dark. Furthermore, attractive outdoor lighting creates a warm welcome when family and friends drop by. Here we’ll cover outdoor light fixture repair and how you can freshen up your outdoor lighting fixtures! How do I clean the glass in my outdoor light fixture? When it comes to light fixtures, they’re unfortunately bound to get dirty. Dirt, dust, bug debris, spider […]

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How to Get Rid of the Most Common Pests in Homes

When the chilly winds of fall arrive, outside bugs will scramble inside. Having creepy crawlers try and find shelter inside your home can be an unsettling thought. Here we’ll cover the most common pests in homes and how to get rid of them. What are the most common indoor pests? Ants A line of ants marching across your kitchen counter can leave you feeling uneasy. Ants tend to crawl inside when it’s either hot and […]

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How to Install a Mailbox For Maximum Curb Appeal

Is your mailbox broken? Is it time for a new one or is your current mail holder overdue for repairs? If you’re wondering how to install a mailbox or how to repair the one you own, see our how-tos and tips. How to Build a Mailbox Post A mailbox post is easy to build. It’s as simple as cutting a horizontal piece to support the box and a vertical piece to bury in the ground. […]

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Stop Annoying Water Leaks With These Tips

Is a constant drip, drip, drip, driving you crazy? Do you see water stains on your wall or ceiling? If you’re wondering how to fix bathroom water leaks and more, see our how-tos and tips below. What spaces in my home are most susceptible to water leaks? According to home expert Danny Lipford, the top four places and spaces to check for water leaks are near the toilet, at faucets, at water heaters, and near […]

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12 DIY Ways to Brighten up Your Home this Winter

Winter days are shorter which means less sunlight finding its way inside your home. Winter is a great time to discover new ways to add much-needed light to dark interiors. Here’s how to make a home cozy on a budget and brighten up your indoor space! Why should I increase the amount of natural light in my home? There are several benefits to natural light including: Natural Light Helps Prevent SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) SAD […]

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Clever Ways to Transform Your Basement for Holiday Guests

Are you hosting overnight guests for the holidays? Here’s five basement guest room ideas to transform your basement space from ho-hum to Happy Holidays! Prepping Your Basement for Holiday Guests Most home basements are partially below grade, which can mean dampness and water condensation. Unfortunately, damp surfaces are prone to mold and mildew. These ugly growths often give off an unpleasant, musty odor. If you or a family member has allergies, mold and mildew can […]

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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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