Tag: Home Improvement

Posted on 11/20/2022
What You Should Do to Spruce Up Your Fireplace Mantel
A fireplace mantel can enhance the appearance of your living room or den while also giving you a place to decorate and display items. While some fireplaces come with mantels, others don’t have one. If your fireplace doesn’t have a mantel, you’re not out of luck. With a few tools and materials, you can build your own fireplace...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
Saws 101: Quick basics for the most prominent types of power saws
When it comes to cutting, saws are among the first tools many folks think of. Most think of a household hack saw or common rip-cut saw, both needing only a little elbow grease to cut through whatever medium you may be using. But what about power saws? While hand saws are very common in the home, some power...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Home Improvement Projects That Add to Your Curb Appeal
Sometimes it feels like all the top home improvement projects are focused on the inside of the home — but there are a lot of ways that you can improve your curb appeal as well. Whether you are looking to make a good first impression when your guests arrive at your home or you want to generate buzz...
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Posted on 06/26/2022
Insurance: Is Your Next Renovation Covered?
Your home insurance policy includes a specific type of coverage called "dwelling coverage." The amount of dwelling coverage that you have is based on your overall home value and the approximate cost to rebuild your home in the event of a total loss. When you renovate your home, you may increase its value — and if you don't...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
Renovations: How to Budget for Outdoor Landscaping
Transforming your landscaping not only beautifies your home, but it may also increase the value of your property. Your landscaping plays a significant role in your overall curb appeal, which is what interested buyers rely on when developing a first impression of your home. Here are some costs that you should consider as you create your budget: Hiring...
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Posted on 03/06/2022
What to Know About Home Improvement Loans for Additions
Building an addition onto your home provides you with more space, whether you need it for a living area or for storage. You can build additions onto the side or back of your home, or build up rather than out. No matter what kind of addition you’re thinking of building, it’s important to think about how to finance...
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Posted on 02/13/2022
How to Build a Custom Workbench
A workbench offers a handy way to store your tools in your garage or shed, as well as a place to work on tasks or hobbies. You don’t have to head to the store to buy a workbench for your home. Instead, put your woodworking skills to the test by building your own workbench. The following tips provide...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
3 Things Residential Property Owners Need to Consider When Installing A Private Well
The thought of private well ownership grows increasingly attractive as the cost of municipal water skyrockets. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), residential homes use upwards of 82 gallons daily at an average annual cost that may exceed $1,000. Installing a private well typically involves an upfront cost that differs significantly from state to state. But after...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
How to Create Your Own Retro Arcade at Home
If you have fond memories of playing video games at a local arcade, you can recreate that experience in your home. While it might sound complicated, creating a retro arcade in your home can be a simple project. Gather the Games You Want Think about the games you want to include in your retro arcade. If you still...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
Shower Like Royalty with Digital Control Panels
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels If you want to take a nice hot shower, all you have to do is turn on the water, set the pressure and hop in. But would you believe that there’s a way to take a simple shower to the next level? It’s true. All you need is a digital control panel hooked...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
DIY: Repair a Drawer's Corner Joint
Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash They just don't make furniture like they used to. But even well-made drawers can break from time to time. And when they do, the best thing you can do is fix the drawer joint quickly rather than tugging on a loose panel, causing warping damage. Here's the simplest way to get that drawer...
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Posted on 08/23/2020
The Easy Way to Remove Old Caulk & Replace It
Image by bidvine from Pixabay If you have a bath or shower that required caulking, chances are that caulk has seen better days. It's soft, so abrasive cleaners wear away at it. This may cause gaps or ragged holes that trap residue. And even if it's all in one piece, mildew and grime will likely stain it over...
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