Posts in «Home Improvement» category

6 Kitchen Countertop Ideas to Make Your Kitchen a Winner

Summertime is a relatively easy time to renovate your home, and your kitchen is a good place to start. The right kitchen countertop will beautify your kitchen, increase your home’s value and have the durability to last for many years to come. With so many choices out there–from granite to soapstone or even concrete countertops–it isn’t easy to pick the right material for your kitchen. Read on to find out how 6 kitchen countertop materials […]

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6 Keys of Roof Inspection to Avoid Costly Leaks

Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against water damage, which can put a real dent in your finances. A damaged or worn-out roof can lead to extensive leak damage to your home’s attic, ceilings, and even the walls and floors. It’s easy to see why, according to the Insurance Information Institute, the average water damage claim is a wallet-crushing $7,000. The North American Roofing Association recommends inspecting your roof at least twice a year to […]

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4 Inexpensive Flooring Options for Home Improvement on a Budget

New flooring adds value to your home and can transform an ugly room into a feast for the eye. Hardwood flooring is beautiful, but it is also expensive and very difficult and time-consuming to install. Read on to learn about 4 flooring options that you can install yourself, and that will beautify your home without leaving you broke. Vinyl Sheeting Vinyl sheets are a durable, inexpensive option. Vinyl’s water resistance makes it perfect for kitchens, bathrooms and […]

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6 Roof Maintenance Tips to Protect Your Home

Your home is by far your largest and most important investment. If your home’s roof isn’t protecting it, however, your investment is in serious danger. Roof leaks and improper insulation lead to much more than ugly spots on the ceiling: water can cause extensive damage to floors and walls, create a health hazard by encouraging mold growth, and even contribute to electrical fires. Use these 6 steps to keep your roof in top shape and […]

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How to Light up Your Summer: Fire Pit, Fire Bowl or Outdoor Fireplace?

There’s just something about a good fire’s crackle and glow that livens up any party or family get-together. Whether you use the fire to roast marshmallows or hot dogs, to grill some burgers, or simply to look at, the effect is undeniable. You don’t want to end up with a fire pit that brings more work or less “spark” to your garden than you’re looking for, though. Keep in mind how you’d like to use […]

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3 Inexpensive Ways to Transform a Room

We all get sick of looking at the same old thing. Maybe your living room looks like a bad 1970s holdover. Maybe your teen’s bedroom looks more like a 5-year-old’s. Or maybe your wife says that, if she has to look at those plain white walls in your home office one more time, she just might scream. Many of us just don’t have a lot of extra money to throw around these days, though. And […]

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Keep Your Deck Beautiful with Wet & Forget

Now that you’ve chosen just the right deck for you and your family, you’re ready to enjoy many years of backyard barbecues and family get-togethers. But that enjoyment can be cut short if your deck suffers from algae, lichen, moss, mold or mildew. All of these stains are ugly, and some can cause even more problems: Algae creates a slippery surface that can lead to falls, and moss can damage the surface of your deck. […]

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7 Easy DIY Tips for the Budding Handyman

In today’s economy, even the tool-shy among us have been trying DIY on for size. After all, it’s pretty tempting to buy a pipe wrench and try to fix the leaky sink yourself when the average plumber charges $100 or more just to show up. Get in over your head with your DIY project, though, and you could end up with a broken sink AND thousands of dollars of water damage to your home. These […]

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Which Deck is Right for You? Choose Well for Years of Outdoor Bliss

Thinking of building a deck this year? You’re in good company: the Freedonia Group, experts in business trends, report that the demand for home decks is on the rise and should increase by 2.7 percent each year through 2014. There are so many types of wood to choose from, though, as well as alternate materials such as composite decking or aluminum. Choose the right material for your family’s needs, and you can expect many years of […]

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4 Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Stylishly Spacious

Your bathroom gets more use than most of the rest of your house, and it’s a room that many of your guests are likely to see during your next get-together. Unfortunately, many home designs scrimp on size when it comes to this underappreciated room. This leaves you with a space that feels cramped and seems to have few style possibilities. A crowded, stuffy and out-of-date powder room will hardly make a good impression on guests. […]

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