photo of solar panels on roof of house with red shingles against clear sky

If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably heard that solar panels can save you thousands in energy costs. However, while there are many great things about outfitting your home with solar panels, there are a lot of important financial and logistical considerations that can affect your decision.   Things to Consider Before Installing Solar Panels Solar…

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Father and son working on kid-friendly DIY drafting plans in wood shop

Kids love to help out around the house. For a lot of parents, this means letting them help with simple chores and cooking, but for DIYers, this means letting them help with fun kid-friendly DIY projects! Finding ways to include your kids in your next home project is a clear win-win situation; it lets you…

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person holding smartphone in front of laptop while typing on calculator while working on budget

Whether you’re budgeting for the cost of lumber or looking to purchase new tools and equipment, you’ve probably run into a situation where keeping track of your business expenses has quickly become complicated. Without a smart budget, it’s incredibly easy to underestimate or overspend on projects and put yourself (or your business) in the red.…

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clean and tidy garage with green shelves hanging bike and grey walls

Read time – 3 ½ minutes TL;DR Garages get messy and cluttered because they’re commonly used places for storage. Dedicate at least a day to organize your garage. Save time by planning beforehand and by buying supplies. Group items into like categories. Utilize vertical space when organizing your garage by using hooks. Try your hand…

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man doing construction injured holding knee on floor of home

Read time – 3 minutes TL;DR It’s impossible to eliminate the risk of construction injuries altogether, but proper precaution can help avoid mishaps. Remember to keep your work area clean, stay alert and follow proper safety protocol. Cuts are the most common injury. Wash out cuts with clean, running water and apply pressure to stop…

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Read Time: 2 ½ minutes TL;DR Referral marketing is the most trusted form of advertising. The best way to increase the rate of referrals is through the creation and implementation of a referral program. To create a successful referral program you must provide worthwhile incentives, make the program easy to use, and make sure your…

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Unfinished Light Brown Stain varnish on wooden pine boards with Brush and Bucket

Read Time: 2 ½ minutes TL;DR There are four main factors when considering wood stain: wood texture, desired stain coverage, area lighting, personal color preferences. Depending on the project, there are multiple types of stains with different properties: non-penetrating pigmented oil stains, penetrating oil stains, non-grain raising stains, sealer stains, and organic stains.   Nothing…

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Satellite image of hurricane over the atlantic

Read Time: 5 minutes TL;DR The 2019 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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DIY home craft project behind row of coins with sprouting plant

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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For families with children, there aren’t many DIY projects that can beat a backyard playground in terms of value and fun. When planned and built properly, they can provide endless hours of outdoor fun, while staying within easy reach of the comforts of your home. Convenient fun isn’t the only benefit of a backyard playground…

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