home improvement

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Apr 11
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Impact of Rain Damage to Your Home

Spring season is typically known for rain – hence April showers bring May flowers. And rain water isn’t a huge risk to your home if there is not rainfall on a consistent basis. But, when the rainstorms are heavy and occur several days in a row, your home can be exposed to long-term rain damage. Roof Inspection Your roof is the first line of defense against most weather conditions, especially rain. Check your roof […]

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Mar 28
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Hire a Professional for these 4 Home Projects

If you’ve ever found yourself wanting to do a home improvement project on your own, you are not alone. Oftentimes people take on these home improvement projects to cut down on costs. But for some projects, you have to ask yourself if you are really saving money doing it yourself versus hiring a professional. DIY vs Hiring a Professional 1. Have I ever done a project similar to this before? If you are not […]

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Feb 15
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Is Mold Growing in Your Home?

Schools, homes, apartment complexes, and businesses are all susceptible to mold and mildew growth. Mold grows off of water and survives on food sources (leaves, wood, paper, and dirt), oxygen, and temperatures between 40° and 100° Fahrenheit. So essentially, mold can be found anywhere. In your home, outside, and in almost any environment. Humidity and moisture in the air will invite mold into your home. And if mold spores land on a moist spot […]

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Jan 18
Couple using roller paint brush, painting the wall yellow

Winter Home Improvements

Although this winter season has been a warmer winter compared to others, there are days that are unbearably cold to leave the house. And if you find yourself sitting around for too long, you might start thinking of all the chores and home improvements that need to be completed. If you’re avoiding the exterior work, try doing renovations to the inside of your home. After all, it’s never too early to begin spring cleaning. […]

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