Posts by Doug Ashy

The Best Gifts for Dad

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is on the horizon and if you have ever been to the store with Dad when he is working on a project, you doubtlessly have heard him muse about this tool or that kit that he’s had his eye on, often for a long time. For one reason or another, he hasn’t bought…

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10-10-10 Memorial Day Sale

memorial day sale

Don’t miss our 10-10-10 Memorial Day promotion going on from May 22 through May 31, 2019! For these 10 days, you’ll receive a 10% discount at the register and a $10 mail-in rebate (good through June 2, 2019) on all Manor Hall Paint & Primer in One products while supplies last. Visit any Doug Ashy…

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Beat the Summer Heat: Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Home Energy Efficiency

Read Time: 3 minutes TL;DR The summer months can take a serious toll on your utility bills if your house isn’t properly equipped to handle it Installing certified energy saving products, a programmable thermostat and ensuring your air filters are regularly replaced can ensure your air conditioning is operating efficiently Installing ceiling fans, sealing leaks…

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Semi-Annual DeWALT 17%-Off Sale

Don’t miss our Semi-Annual 17%-Off Sale going on now through May 31, 2019! Take 17% off all DeWALT, Porter-Cable, Stanley and Bostitch power tools, hand tools, pneumatics and accessories—while supplies last. Visit any Doug Ashy or Poole store location for more details and to take advantage of these unbelievable prices and deals! Download the full PDF…

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Make the Most of Mother’s Day With a DIY Gift

DIY Mother's Day Gifts

Finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day can be a bit of a problem. She doesn’t want candy, she tells you that she really doesn’t want anything, yet if you don’t get something for the mother of your children or the woman who gave birth to you, you’ll feel guilty, plus you’ll most likely get…

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Small Budget Remodels With Big Impact

Home Improvements On a Budget

Not every home improvement project needs to cost big bucks in order to make a huge impact on the look of your home. In fact, many of the improvements that provide the most value are relatively inexpensive—with costs of less than $1,000. Take a look at these small-budget projects that will make a big impact…

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When Should I Hire a Handyman or a Contractor?

handyman or a contractor

Anyone who is handy around the house takes pride in their DIY accomplishments. Oftentimes being successful at one task—such as laying tile or painting—leads you to try other, more difficult jobs. If you’re a quick learner, that’s great, but sometimes trying to do everything on your own can backfire. Carefully assess your renovation project to…

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Breaking Down the Modern Farmhouse

modern farmhouse

Read Time: 3.5 minutes TL;DR The modern farmhouse aesthetic has a number of common, homey elements that tie it together. If you want to achieve it, look for the following. Most, if not all farmhouses have a front porch, with some even wrapping around three sides of the structure. Contemporary barn lights come in a…

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How to Paint the Exterior of Your Home

Painting a home’s exterior

Read time: 4.5 minutes TL;DR Painting your home’s exterior takes a bit more than just a brush and some paint. Be sure to prep your tools and materials, including cleaning supplies, a ladder and paint supplies. You’ll need to clean and smooth the surface of your home’s exterior, sanding away imperfections and filling in holes…

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What Type of Paint is Best for Exteriors?

types of paint for exteriors

Read Time: 4 minutes TL;DR For a successful DIY exterior paint job, it’s important to have the right materials on hand and the correct type of paint for the job. Water-based paints are more durable in varying weather conditions, while oil-based paints are stain-resistant, easy to apply and less prone to blistering. Sheen finishes are…

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