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Easy Weekend Projects for Your New Home

It can be tough when everywhere you look there are summer projects that look like they’re too big to tackle, but you still want to make some small changes in your new home. A tiny project will give you a boost of confidence in your DIY skills while also making real progress towards making your [...]

By | 2017-07-24T11:59:43+00:00 August 8th, 2017|House Maintaince, New Projects, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make When Choosing Paint Colors

While painting your home isn’t a permanent change, it is something that can take a fair amount of time and expense, so it’s better to get it right the first time. How can you be sure you’re not making a bad decision when you’re picking out your type of paint or paint color? It’s best to [...]

By | 2017-07-24T11:59:43+00:00 July 25th, 2017|New Projects, Painting Tips, What Paint to Use|0 Comments

How to Prepare to Paint Your Homes Exterior

If you plan on selling your home, touching up or redoing the exterior, painting is a worthwhile project for increasing its curb appeal. That said, painting an exterior is not as simple as slapping on a coat of paint. If you want to do it right, the process starts with preparing your home for the project. [...]

By | 2017-05-26T18:00:58+00:00 July 11th, 2017|House Maintaince, Painting Tips, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Paint

Whether they see your home on an online realtor’s listing or drive by your home on the way to work, it is going to be judged by many shoppers solely on its exterior appearance. What makes people decide to buy a home is a complex equation including location, style and pricing, but the color of [...]

Quick Tips to Prep Your Deck for a Summer of Fun

There’s just something about the spring and summer months that tempt you to head outdoors, but if your deck isn’t in the best shape your time there might be distracting instead of relaxing! Make the most of the long summer days when you have a deck that is ready for summer enjoyment with these quick [...]

By | 2017-05-01T13:43:43+00:00 June 13th, 2017|House Maintaince, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Does the Color of My Home’s Exterior Affect the Temperature Inside My Home?

In the scorching hot middle of summer, you start looking for all kinds of ways to stay cool without turning down the air conditioner and paying a sky-high energy bill. Would you believe that something as straightforward as changing the exterior color of your home could make a significant difference in your comfort level during [...]

By | 2017-07-24T11:59:43+00:00 May 30th, 2017|House Maintaince, New Projects|0 Comments

Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Accent Colors

You’ve likely already been knee-deep in home improvement projects to get your home value up for a potential sale, but if no one is biting, then you may still have a lingering curb appeal problem. You don’t have to add exotic shrubbery or drop the price to get traction; you can start with adding accent [...]

By | 2017-07-24T11:59:43+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Common Mistakes in DIY Cabinet Painting Projects

There is a definite sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a DIY home improvement project. However, some tasks are better left to professionals who know how to do the job right the first time, which ultimately saves you time and money. Painting your cabinets may sound like one of the easier tasks for kitchen [...]

By | 2017-03-30T13:21:06+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|New Projects, Painting Tips|0 Comments

When is it Time to Paint the Exterior of my Home?

A dirty and dingy house exterior can lead to a bad reputation among your neighbors and friends. Sometimes it is obvious when you should repaint your home — but other times it may not be so clear. Maintaining your home’s exterior appearance can go a long way toward protecting your biggest investment.  […]

By | 2017-03-07T14:46:50+00:00 April 18th, 2017|House Maintaince, Painting Tips|0 Comments

How To Use Your Extra Paint

It is not unusual to have a gallon or two of leftover paint after a project. While painting experts agree that it always makes sense to store a little extra paint to do touch-ups, there is almost never a need to keep excessive amounts. You don’t have to take up valuable space in your garage [...]

By | 2017-07-24T11:59:43+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments