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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

Color Combinations That Will Accent a Red Brick Exterior

When the earth comes alive in the spring, your home may begin to look at little weathered and worn. This is a great time to breathe new life into your brick home and give it a new look for the summer. With a little consideration, you can change the entire look of your home by [...]

By | 2017-07-24T11:59:43+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Painting Tips, What Paint to Use|0 Comments

Finding the Perfect Gender Neutral Nursery Colors

Getting the nursery ready for your baby can be an exciting time, but if you do not know whether the new baby is a boy or a girl you may have some difficulty in choosing a paint color. Fortunately, there are many attractive color schemes you can use to create a gender neutral nursery just [...]

By | 2017-02-07T15:20:55+00:00 March 7th, 2017|New Projects, Painting Tips|0 Comments

How to Balance Warm and Cool Colors

Painting one or more rooms a different color is an effective way to give your home a fresh new look. When it comes to deciding which color or colors to use, one of the most important factors to think about is the use of warm and cool colors. These colors can affect the appearance of [...]

By | 2017-01-16T15:17:27+00:00 February 21st, 2017|New Projects, Painting Tips|0 Comments