Archive for the ‘Homeowner Tips’ Category

Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Trim

(BPT) – Curb appeal relies not just on the color of a home’s siding or the beauty of its landscaping, but on often-overlooked, underplayed details. Whether it’s charming intricate gingerbread scrolls on the porch, or fluted door casing that imparts an elegant, upscale look, trim can have a strong impact on a home’s curb appeal. […]

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Budget Kitchen Makeover

(BPT) – Kitchen makeover: 3 simple tips for beauty on a budget If you’re tired of looking at your outdated kitchen, but feel replacement would be impractical, you’re not alone. In 2014, consumers will be trying to find solutions they can afford to do themselves. Check out these three DIY remodeling trends for simple and […]

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Energy Efficient Home Upgrades

Save green indoors and out with energy-efficient home upgrades (BPT) – Spring is the perfect time to think green. For some it’s spurred by the coming of Earth Day, others the renewed greening of our lawns. And many are motivated by the desire to save a little green in their wallets with a fresh new […]

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Invest in Your Home with a Wood Deck

(BPT) – A wood deck is one of the best investments a homeowner can make. As the seasons turn, more homeowners look for projects that not only make their homes more livable, but also offer great return on investment. With demand high across the country for outdoor spaces that bring the comforts of the indoors outside, there’s […]

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How To Choose the Right Windows for Your Home

  Whether you’re getting ready for a window replacement project for your property or building a new home, choosing the right windows can seem like a major task. You’ll need to decide whether you want fiberglass, vinyl or wood-clad, but the decisions don’t end there. Homeowners also need to choose the right style window and […]

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Best Gardening Tools for Small Lawns

For small lawns, choose smart tools that get the job done quickly and store away neatly (BPT) – Small lawns have many of the same needs and issues as larger lawns, but they don’t always require the same bulky tools to get the job done. A smart arsenal for small lawn care includes some sturdy […]

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Outdoor kitchens: Tools and tips to do it yourself

(BPT) – Outdoor kitchens are one of the hottest trends for exterior home improvements in 2014, a survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects reveals. If you’re considering creating a backyard kitchen this year, you may be wondering how much of the work you can do yourself in order to get the most out […]

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Six Ways to Kick Your Lawn’s Grass This Season

(BPT) – For most of us, springtime can’t come soon enough. Following a brutal winter with severe temps and record snowfall nationwide, people are more anxious than ever to enjoy the first days of spring outdoors. To help get your lawn ready for use and enjoyment this season, the Craftsman brand has developed the following […]

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How to Go Green When Remodeling

Just because remodeling necessarily implies “changing your environment” doesn’t mean you have to fret about harming the planet when you replace your floors, ceilings and walls. In fact, the building industry, like every other nowadays, offers many eco-friendly options for renovating your space. And, when you think about it, even adding an addition is eco-friendly, […]

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Early Spring Landscaping

(BPT) – People across the country are feeling the winter blues after an unusually cold and snowy winter. But with warmer weather arriving soon, you can create a feeling of spring indoors and out with some simple do-it-yourself projects. Roll up your sleeves and embrace the season of growth with these home and gardening tips: […]

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