Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Your Guide to a DIY Backyard Playground

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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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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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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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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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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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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