Archive for March, 2017

DIY Or Don’t? Important Safety Concerns to Consider

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Owning a home contributes to increasing your handyman skills. You will find yourself tinkering with and attempting to fix things you never imagined. You will search home improvement databases and follow DIY bloggers, attempting to understand the working of a house. Although DIY projects can definitely save you money and cut costs on an expensive project, it is important to always keep safety regulations in mind. Some projects should never be attempted yourself and basic safety guidelines should always be followed.

Electrical

Professional electricians spend many years learning their trade. One of the most important parts of fully grasping their job includes understanding safety protocols. When there is a problem with the electrical in your home, your house is at risk for fire and electrical dam

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Three Home Renovations that Make CENTS

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Some people assume that if they pour a bunch of cash into home renovations, they’ll be able to sell their home for far more than they put into the updates, and make the money back in the long-run. This is not actually true. In fact, no matter how great your home update is, there is a slim chance that it will increase the value of your property by the amount that you spent on the update.

This might sound like we’re shooting ourselves in the foot, being a home update blog. But hear us out: While you shouldn’t update your home to make more money off of selling it, some home updates are a good decision. If your home is outdated or in need of repairs, you’ll have a hard time selling it at all. Giving it a fresh look and feel might be the sole reason that you’re able to sell it, and sometimes at a

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5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

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You home needs to live up to its expectations. For most homeowners, that means that your house needs to look its best and function efficiently. But if your home windows are old or damaged, neither of those needs are being met. And while getting replacement windows might not be high on your list of renovation priorities, new window installation can actually change the look of your entire home and will actually save you money in the long term. For the sake of aesthetics and your wallet, getting replacement windows is often a worthwhile investment.
But how do you know if you

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The Golden Gark RakeInnovations in Landscaping

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People are always looking for the perfect gardening tool. Typically, the ideal tool will perform several tasks with the efficiency of one tool created exclusively for for one type of job on an outdoor property. The gark rake, also known as the Golden gark rake, is a multi-purpose three in one gardening tool. It is a shovel, a rake, and a soil sieve combination that is the perfect choice for jobs like raking leaves and then shoveling the piles into lawn and leaf bags. It is a very lightweight tool which enables almost anyone to be able to use it effectively. Bending over to scoop up large amounts of leaves or soil is never necessary when using a

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3 Tips For Hurricane-Proofing Your Home

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Both terrifying and potentially devastating, natural disasters impact families all across the country. In many parts of the U.S., tornadoes and hurricanes are all too common. That’s why it’s so important that you adequately protect your home from storms and cyclones. While new homes are often built with these concerns in mind, older homes are particularly vulnerable to storm desolation. But whether your home is a new build or a more historic property, you should follow these three hurricane-proofing tips:

  1. Install impact doors and windows
    Your doors and windows are particularly vulnerable areas in your home. Hurricane winds are so strong that they can send debris and other objects flying like bullets from a gun. The best way to protect your home and family is to install Read more ...