Harsh winter weather is just around the corner, and many of us are beginning to prepare our homes for the onslaught of cold temperatures, snow storms, and dryness. Preparing your wooden deck is an often-overlooked chore on your to-do list, but it is an essential step toward preserving the integrity and structure of your back […]

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When you’re talking about a major home renovation, the increased property value can be considered in the loan terms. Wide-scale upgrades to the housing stock also benefits the local economy and community. As such, in addition to the home loan products offered by conventional/private lenders, there are a number of supplemental loan programs designed to […]

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Homeowners spend thousands of dollars on landscaping every summer, but much of the work can be done on your own with just a little effort and patience. Laying a brick pathway is a great project to introduce you to the world of landscaping. This process should only take around half a day, is very inexpensive, […]

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There are dozens and dozens of potential pitfalls out there, lurking to turn your otherwise sensible DIY project into a DIY disaster. Blown budgets and interminable construction woes can frequently be traced back to well-intentioned people with some skills who nevertheless bit off more than they can chew. There is also another set of stories […]

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Retaining walls are an excellent way to mix up your yard’s landscape. These projects are often on the longer side (two or three days instead of one) and require few home improvement skills. For this project, you will need:   A shovel Plate tamper 48″ level or line level Natural boulders Coarse gravel Roll of […]

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Redoing your floors can seem like a massive undertaking. In reality, it’s not actually that difficult, time-consuming, or expensive. Installing laminate flooring is an excellent way to quickly and cheaply switch up your home’s look. This project should not take more than a day, should not cost very much money, and requires only basic home […]

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Unsurprisingly, insulating your pipes can have a huge economic and environmental benefit. In insulating pipes that carry hot water from a water heater to various faucets, homeowners ensure that the contents remain hot throughout the journey. The delivered water temperature can be as much as seven degrees higher than with uninsulated pipes. This will allow […]

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Reducing household water consumption is more than a trendy initiative; in some parts of the world, it is downright necessary. Toilets are notorious for guzzling gallons of water, utilizing almost 30% of all household water consumption. In 1992, the United States government passed legislation restricting toilets to using a maximum of 1.6 gallons per flush. […]

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In a previous feature, we illustrated the simplicity of removing your existing toilet from the bathroom. This follow-up details the ease with which you can install a new toilet, arming you with the confidence to go forth and start additional D.I.Y. projects in and around your home. Though you should always refer to the manufacturer’s […]

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Bathroom remodels are some of the most popular home projects out there. Residents can save a lot of money by doing the remodeling themselves. This is especially perfect for bathrooms, where there are few dangers to undertaking a DIY project—the worse that can happen, usually, is that you forget to turn of a water supply. […]

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