home improvement

Feb 18
In a laundry room, a woman smiling at her toddler son, who sits giggling in a laundry basket.

Here are Six Home Maintenance Tasks to Tackle this February

With some massive winter storms and record freezing temperatures rocking the country right now, it might not feel like spring is right around the corner but before you know it, there will be gardens to tend, exterior walls to paint, and gutters to clean. February is a great time to give your home the once-over both inside and out so you keep the place fresh and prevent problems that might require a professional to fix once they’ve gone too far. Here are […]

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Jan 16
A man holding his phone with a menu of different controls for his smart home.

These Smart Home Gadgets Could Change How You Get Through 2019

Well, the old year has passed and now we get to see what the future holds. In terms of everyday technology, the world is changing incredibly quickly so it’s nice to know how technology is changing before the world changes around you. One of the biggest revolutions in recent years has been the advent of smart home technology. You can think of adding smart home technology to your life as a kind of “home improvement,” but […]

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Jan 04
Young adult couple painting a room of their home.

Four Home Improvement and Design Trends to Watch in 2019

Home improvement doesn’t show any signs of slowing down next year, despite worries about a cooling economy, and changes in lifestyle and technology continue to evolve how we live, work, sleep and eat at home in order to make our lives more convenient and comfortable.  We’re always going to have standard improvements like painting or annual checkups but these new upgrades may come as a surprise. We’ve taken a quick look in our crystal ball, and here are some of […]

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Dec 24
Man on a ladder checking the gutters for damage.

Cure Those January Blues with Home Improvement & Maintenance Projects

Unfortunately, plowing into a wintery or rainy January is always a drag: the holiday decorations are gone (hopefully), there aren’t any events, sports are in midseason limbo, and the movies are all bad. But there’s always a great way to cure those post-holiday blues by putting yourself and/or your family to work with some home improvement projects that are perfect for this time of year. Here are some ideas for home improvement projects that will keep you busy […]

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Nov 09

Black Friday Deals For Your Home are Coming: Where Should You Go?

The deals are coming, so this is a great season to think about home upgrades or upping your equipment roster when it comes to maintenance. Whether you’re thinking about saving on your electric bills by upgrading to an energy-smart appliance or getting ahead on your home landscaping with a new lawnmower or weed-whacker, you can save tons this time of year if you pay attention and make a plan not only on what to […]

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Aug 06
Is Your Home Flood-Ready? Here’s Where to Invest in Flood Resiliency-flood

Is Your Home Flood-Ready? Here’s Where to Invest in Flood Resiliency

2017 was a bad year for flooding. According to NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), during 2017 the United States experienced a historic year for flood and storm events, including 16 separate billion-dollar disaster events including three tropical cyclones, eight severe storms and two inland floods. The potential for flooding has never been higher since 2011’s historic flooding season. This year could be worse. To get ahead of potentially devastating floods, some homeowners are taking robust actions to protect […]

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Mar 13
Cardboard box packed with picture frames, calculator, clock, radio, and other items

Space-Saving Tips to Get Some Breathing Room Back

If you have ever thought to yourself, “How did I ever get so much stuff?” then it’s probably time to reorganize. We all have spaces, sheds, and closets that are overstuffed with things we don’t use regularly, seasonal items, and often things we can’t even find when we need them, especially if you move regularly. Here are some tips to save a little space for yourself in your home. 1. Declutter This is the […]

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Jan 30
Paint bucket of white paint in the foreground and a man painting the wall in the background

New Year New Home: DIY Hacks to Spruce Up Your Space

We have finally begun the new year, and it’s a great time to start improving your home. Home improvements are a great way to give your home a fresh look, and they don’t always have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are a ton of creative hacks out there that can spruce up anything in your house from the walls to the flooring. Here are a few DIY hacks that any […]

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Sep 12
Various tools laid out on a wood table - paint brushes, hammer, screwdrivers

Average Lifetime of Home Repairs

Sometimes we need a fresh new paint job or a beautiful new wood floor. But how much should you be spending based on the life expectancy of these repairs or renovations? Take a look how long these common repairs last to better assess how much you should invest! Sources [1] How Long Can You Expect Your Roof or Fridge to Last? [2] 6 Signs You Need to Replace Your Carpet [3] How Long Things […]

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Jul 18
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The Five Best Projects to Complete This Summer

With extra hours of sunlight each day and vacation time that you may not have used up just yet, summer is the perfect time to complete a few home projects. From preparing your home for the fall and winter seasons to finally cleaning out the garage, there are tons of things that can be done around the house and at a low cost this summer. Clean Out Those Gutters Once the leaves start falling […]

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