Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

When Should I Hire a Handyman or a Contractor?

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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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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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How to Choose the Right Drill Bit for Your Project

Choosing the right drill bit

Originally published on March 1, 2017   |   Last updated on August 10, 2018 Read Time: 6.25 minutes TL;DR The most common drill bit has a twisted shaft, a point angled at around 118 degrees and drills into most household materials, making it a popular choice for DIYers. The edge or angle of a drill bit…

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Your Guide To A DIY Backyard Playground

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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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Five Kitchen Cabinet Upgrades for the DIY Homeowner

Kitchen Cabinet Updates

Read Time 3 minutes TL;DR Simple kitchen cabinet upgrades can boast a return on investment of 83 percent. The simplest and quickest way to create a sharp new look for old kitchen cabinets is to replace the hardware. For cabinets that are structurally solid and not in need of full replacement, an inexpensive upgrade option…

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DIY Projects to Tackle in 2018

DIY Projects

Read Time 3 minutes   TL;DR Not all home improvement projects need to be extensive. Simple DIY projects can bring instant gratification without the help of a handyman or specialized contractor. Consider painting or replacing your front door and trim as one way to boost curb appeal with little effort. Install a new apron sink…

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Holiday Home Improvement Tips

Holiday Home Improvement

  Holiday excitement is sure to be abound as fall and winter start knocking on your door. Family and other visitors are due to arrive for holiday gatherings, making now the perfect time to complete some small home improvements to help wow your guests this year. We’re not just talking about doing a deep clean…

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Toolbox Fundamentals: The Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

Having a well-stocked toolbox comes in handy for completing household jobs both big and small. From minor home renovations, to hanging a frame or assembling furniture, a tool set is a smart investment—albeit a small one. Stay prepared for anything that’s thrown your way by making sure you have the tools listed below! Need a…

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Cleaning Your Outdoor Furniture

Cleaning Your Outdoor Furniture

  Over the years, stains, blemishes, dirt and other undesirable effects usually make your outdoor furniture their perfect home. However, it’s often difficult to decide whether to buy new furniture or salvage what you have. It all starts with understanding your furniture and its specific maintenance requirements. The methods you might use on wood patio…

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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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