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5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

By | November 21st, 2016|House Maintaince|

Old Man Winter is heading our way whether we like it or not, so it’s high time to prepare for his arrival and the upcoming holidays. Fall is the perfect time to take stock of your home and make a handy checklist of tasks necessary to keep it in tip-top shape during the winter. Not sure where to start? Here are a few chores to add to your list. […]

What’s the Deal With Lead and Paint?

By | November 7th, 2016|House Maintaince, Painting Tips|

If your home was built earlier than 1978, it probably contains lead paint. The same goes for vintage children’s toys, furniture and shelves purchased at flea markets or found in grandma’s attic. Lead-based paint was banned federally in 1978, with some states instituting an earlier ban, but it was widely used throughout the United States until that date. Lead-based paint remains one of the most common causes of lead poisoning, making it especially dangerous for young children who may chew on objects containing the paint. […]

5 Reasons You Should Hire a Pro to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

By | October 13th, 2016|New Projects, Painting Tips, Uncategorized|

As you look around your kitchen, you might realize that you're tired of the hum-drum cabinets that have been staring back at you for years. Wouldn't it be nice to spruce them up with a little paint? Paint covers many sins, as the saying goes, and that includes scratches in the finish of your wood [...]

Clean or Replace? Signs Your Gutters Need More than a Good Scrubbing

By | September 29th, 2016|House Maintaince|

The smell of fall is in the air — crisp, cooler weather, pumpkin spice and ripe apples. Fall is also the time when many families decide to kick off a few home improvement projects as the hot summer sun is finally ready to give it a rest. Keeping up with home maintenance projects such as [...]

Get Your Man Cave Ready for Football Season

By | September 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Watching football with friends is one of the great joys of adult life, but when you have to do it in the living room with your kids (and significant other) tripping over you, walking in front of the screen and generally driving you crazy … well, some of the enjoyment just melts away. Even if you don’t have a lot of space for a man cave, as long as you have a wall for a room and a comfy chair or couch, you’ve got the basics! Get ready to take your sports room to the next level with these cool tips. […]

School’s Starting! Get Ready with These Great Tips for Your Family

By | August 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Summertime is fun time, and getting back into the grind of the school year can be tough on parents and kids alike. From ditching midnight bedtimes to being more structured with your time, it can be difficult to pop back into the swing of things. Here are a few tips that can help make this transition easier on the whole family and get you all the best possible start on your new school year. […]

Deck Maintenance Tips for the End of Summer

By | August 9th, 2016|House Maintaince|

Late summer is the perfect time to throw a barbecue or get-together on your deck. There’s nothing quite like firing up the grill on a warm late summer day and enjoying some delicious food and good company. As you plan for your next gathering, make sure you do a little deck maintenance to get your deck in the best possible shape. Here are a few deck maintenance tips for summer as we move toward autumn. […]

How to Select the Right Sheen for Your Next Painting Project

By | July 27th, 2016|Painting Tips|

Picking the right colors for your next interior painting project is only the first step of the process. To make your walls look truly amazing, you’ll have to select just the right paint sheen (or finish) for your needs. The level of sheen in your paint can affect a variety of things such as the cost of your paint, how durable it is and, of course, the overall look of your room! Here’s a quick overview to help you choose just the right sheen for your summer painting projects. […]

5 Great Ways to Extend the Life of Your Interior and Exterior Paint

By | July 5th, 2016|House Maintaince, Painting Tips|

Painting your home can be a time-consuming project, so the last thing you want to do is have a problem with your paint job soon after you finish it! Keeping your paint looking good longer not only saves you time, but it can also save you money as well. Just as there are different types [...]

Keep Your Home Fresh With the Hottest New Color Trends for 2016

By | June 20th, 2016|Painting Tips, What Paint to Use|

There are few things that can change the personality of your home as quickly, effectively and inexpensively as adding a fresh coat of paint. From the bright and lively to the ultra-clean look, changing your interior paint color to one of 2016's trendy new colors can take your outlook from flat to fabulous in no [...]