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Kitchen and Dining

4 Ways to Handle Water Damage in Your Kitchen

A major part of remodeling and renovating revolves around fixing damaged areas of the home. While often we focus on broken or worn down counters, furniture, or appliances, one of the biggest causes of damage is water.

Roofing and Gutters

4 Ways to Renovate Your Roof for Summer

As you make your summer preparations, it’s important not to forget a crucial component of your home: your roof. Though it may seem as though your roof doesn’t need much to be ready for the summer, it may need more attention than you realize.

Roofing and Gutters

Roofing Safety Tips for Shingle Installation

Tweet There is a good chance that you have enough knowledge to install shingles on your roof. However, you need to take precautions to ensure that you stay safe while

Garage

4 Improvements to Make to Your Garage This Summer

The time to start on summer projects has arrived, and you might want to improve the garage this season.

Sunday Tips Tools and Materials

Sunday Morning Tip for May 10: 4 Benefits of Using Floor Trusses to Enhance Interior Design

The building industry has seen many differences in construction design in the last few decades. One of these major differences is the use of floor trusses in residential building construction.

Garden Maintenance Sunday Tips

Sunday Morning Tip for April 19: 4 Ways to Renovate a Stump-Filled Lawn

Though trees add so much to a lawn, there are times that they have to be cut down. Once the sawdust has settled, you’re left with a bunch of stumps cluttering your yard.

Roofing and Gutters

4 Benefits of Having an Insulated Taper System on Your Roof

Even though flat roofs are incredibly easy to install and very cost-effective, that type of structure comes with some major downsides.

Roofing and Gutters

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Roof

To most people, a roof seems fairly simple and straightforward. After all, what could be more simple than a layer of waterproof material laid over plywood?

Roofing and Gutters Sunday Tips

Sunday Morning Tip for Feb 16: How to Install Gutters That Keep Out Leaves and Debris

Although they may not be the first thing that you notice when looking at a home, gutters are a very important part of protecting the outside of your home.

Flooring

3 Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Floors

Flooring can make a stunning impression when chosen thoughtfully. Yet, it also needs to be practical and durable.

Living/Family Room Sunday Tips

Sunday Morning Tip for Nov 24: 4 Tips for Decorating and Organizing Your Living Room

Your home’s living room should be the one place where you can gather with your loved ones and feel comfortable. The decorations that you choose for your living space should show something about who you are, and the space should also be well-organized so that clutter is kept down.

Home Lighting

2 Electrical Issues You Can Fix on Your Own and 2 You Can’t

While carrying out your own home projects might seem like a great way to save some money, there are a few electrical jobs that should always be left to a professional electrician.

Sunday Tips

Sunday Morning Tip for Oct 20: 3 Things to Keep in Mind When Updating Your Plumbing

The plumbing in your house may not be something that you think about too often. However, it’s vitally important to keep the plumbing up to date to avoid costly and dangerous damages to your home.

Heating and Cooling

Things to Keep in Mind When Installing Air Conditioning in a Remodeled Home

Adding air conditioning to your home can increase the livability of it during the summer months. If your home is remodeled, though, installing AC can present a series of challenges.

Exterior Decor

5 Reasons House Shutters Are Still Relevant to Home Improvement

In the varying designs that have come out on the housing market, shutters tend to be a common component. However, if you’re looking for ways to cut costs during your home renovation, you may be tempted to skimp out on not installing house shutters.

Sunday Tips

Sunday Morning Tip for March 17: Kitchen Caution: What to Avoid When Overhauling Cooking Space

Do-it-yourself home improvement projects are common, but not all projects should be entirely completed on your own.

Fences and Gates

3 Large-Property Additions that Improve Your Privacy

It may be easy to assume that living on a large property or in an estate home would yield privacy from your neighbors and passersby. After all, your home may be set off from the property line at all sides.

Doors and Windows

Knock Knock: 3 Benefits of Replacing Old Doors in Your Home

It’s likely that you don’t give the doors in your home much thought. After all, it’s what’s on either side of the door, not the door itself, that’s truly important.

Home Renovation

Buying for Value: 3 Tips for Getting the Most from Your Renovation Budget

Most home renovations are completed on a tight budget. If you are renovating your home soon, you may have grand ideas for the finished result. However, you likely are also focused on containing costs.

Contractors

3 Ways to Tell Your Next Renovation Shouldn’t Be DIY

The DIY movement is great for those who like to get their hands dirty and save a bit of money. Not every job, though, can be done on your own.