DIY Tips Every DIYer Should Know

Best DIY Tips

  As a homeowner, there are probably several projects you would love to undertake in your home without having to call a contractor. However, you may feel like you don’t have the necessary skills to get the job done right yourself. There’s no need to worry—below we’ve listed our favorite tips and tricks to help…

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The 4 Most Vulnerable Areas of Your Home During A Hurricane

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Read Time: 5 minutes TL;DR The 2021 hurricane season is going to be particularly active, according to meteorologists. The most vulnerable areas of a house are entryways, openings and external surfaces. Opt for heavier doors and install secure hinges and latches. Install shutters on windows, as well as impact-resistant glass. Garage doors are commonly overlooked,…

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2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide

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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How to Increase Your Home’s Value

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Read Time: 3 minutes TL;DR Increasing the value of your home is all about cost-effective routine upkeep. It starts with creating a realistic plan that is prioritized, easy to follow, and cost-conscious. When making big or long-lasting changes to your home, consider what trends will hold their value for long periods of time and which…

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Give Your Fence A Facelift: Revitalize Fencing

Fence Repair Tips

  When a wooden fence becomes worn, it can be more than just an eyesore and a hit to your house’s curb appeal. It can also be a hazard. You may think that bringing life back into your old fence is a job for professionals, but most fence-related repairs are easily done with a little…

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The Ultimate Guide to Painting Your Home

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Painting your home is a simple and cost-effective way to dramatically transform the look and feel of your space, but in order to achieve a flawless finish, you’ll need proper planning and technique.  Not sure where to start? No worries! From how to choose the right paint finish for your interior walls to how to…

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Everything You Need To Know About Cabinets, Hardware & Countertops

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How to choose the right cabinets, hardware and countertop materials for your home Kitchen and bathroom renovations continue to be one of the most popular home improvements—and for good reason! Kitchen and bathroom remodels are an excellent home investment. Homeowners typically yield a return on investment of 70% or more. And more than just increasing…

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How to Remove Carpet

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Beyond the aesthetics of a carpeting upgrade in your living space, carpet removal can offer a myriad of unexpected health benefits for you and your family. Considering the average carpet has a serviceable lifespan of approximately ten years, it stands to reason that a great amount of bacteria and other organisms can get trapped within…

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DIY vs. Hiring A Contractor or Handyman

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Anyone handy around the house takes pride in their DIY home improvement accomplishments. Often, being successful at one task—such as laying tile or painting—leads you to try other, more challenging jobs. If you’re a quick learner, that’s great, but sometimes trying to do everything on your own can backfire. One thing is for sure, before…

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Are Home Improvements Tax Deductible?

Home Improvement Tax Deductions

Putting in the time and money to renovate your home is a fantastic way to boost its value, but are those projects considered tax-deductible? Unfortunately, they’re probably not. Home improvements on a personal residence are generally not eligible for tax breaks when you go to file. There are, however, a few exceptions for certain home…

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