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Home Improvement Projects Strategies

by Nancy Landa
Do you ever feel like you know just enough about home improvement? Let’s see if I can fill in some of the gaps with the latest info from home improvement experts. Home improvement projects can be heavy on the pockets. As much as we want to give the projects to expert contractors who can deliver excellent results, sometimes, it’s just more practical to have a little exercise and do these projects without the help of contractors. People dig into their savings or resort to different loans just to finance these projects and this in turn makes them lose their financial […]

Renting Tools For Your DIY Home Improvement Project

by Nancy Landa
If you are contemplating a one time home improvement project that you intend to undertake on your own, you may be wondering how you can save money on the tools that you will need for your project.  If you are contemplating only one project, you likely would prefer not to have to invest a great deal of money in the purchase of tools just for that one project. In point of fact, there are options available to you short of running out and making the purchase of tools for a one time home improvement project. For example, rather than investing […]

Home Improvement – The Fun Stuff

by Nancy Landa
Planning home improvements necessarily involves addressing numerous practical matters. That doesn’t mean you should ignore the fun stuff! The Fun Stuff The first thing to plan for in home improvements is the practical stuff. The second thing you need to talk to family members about is the fun stuff. Most people have colors they like and colors they don’t like.  They have things that interest them and things that don’t.  Get your family to talk to you about those things.  Each person’s bedroom, or bedroom area, should reflect his or her taste and interests. A boy who likes green, football, […]

Women Spring Into Home Improvement Projects

by Nancy Landa
Warm-weather season is an ideal time to learn how to use power tools and start much-needed home improvement projects. It is becoming more common to hear that women are finishing DIY projects without calling a professional or waiting for their husbands. While DIY projects are not new, the amount of time women spend doing them is. With the onset of do-it-yourself television shows and magazines, more and more women feel confident in their abilities to handle home improvement projects themselves. In fact, many home improvement centers report a greater percentage of women purchasing power tools and supplies. And recent research […]

Home Improvement: 5 Ideas to Spruce Up Your Home

by Nancy Landa
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When it comes to interior home decor, it’s easy to get into a rut. Often, we’re so used to our surroundings that we don’t notice when things start to look a little worn or dreary. Over time, a certain malaise can set in. It’s not that we’re unhappy with our home; rather, it’s that our living spaces no longer trigger the sparks of contentment and feelings of refuge that they once did. Happily, it doesn’t have to be difficult or costly to do a little home improvement and spruce up our home decor. Here are five ideas to get you […]

5 Great Reasons To Harness Solar Power

by Nancy Landa
Very simply put, ‘Solar energy’ is energy that is derived from the sun. Our sun is an abundant source of energy; it gives off heat and light. The sun’s been revered by several cultures of the past and even by a few cultures still present today. The ancient Egyptians even worshiped the sun as a God. All said and done, it was not misplaced respect; the sun certainly is an abundant and limitless source of power, at least for several generations to come; the merits for using its solar energy are numerous. It’s free Every morning with each dawn, the […]

Backyard Activities for the Home Improvement Lover

by Nancy Landa
When we think of backyard activities, sports often come to mind. While sports are a great way to spend your time outdoors, they are not all that backyard activities include. In fact, while you may not necessarily think so, backyard activities also involve the completion of projects. If you are a home improvement lover, it is quite possible that your next backyard activity could involve the building or the remodeling of a structure. In the United States, backyards are filled with millions of different things. Many homeowners have pools, barns, work sheds, or garages. If you already have these items […]

10 Surefire Ways to Avoid Common DIY Home Improvement Mistakes

by Nancy Landa
Ask people who have completed do-it-yourself projects and they’ll tell you that the projects took at least twice as much time and three times the money they thought it would. The basic reason is that DIYers usually make a lot of mistakes that end up making home improvement projects more expensive and time-consuming. Here are 10 surefire ways to avoid the top DIY home improvement mistakes in the future and ensure success. 1. Take out the required permits — it’s amazing how many DIYers skip this step. Sure, it takes time, and it means you have to deal with the […]

Concrete Paver Molds: The Latest Trend in Home Improvement

by Nancy Landa
In California, home exteriors are almost always constructed using either siding or stucco. Bricks are used sparingly, if at all, and stonework is generally confined to indoor tiles and outdoor patio stones, river rock set in gardens, and exposed aggregate patios. In contrast, many homes in South Carolina are constructed with bricks; either partially or completely. More often than not, though, walkways, patios, and driveways are simply poured concrete or asphalt. Personally, I’ve always been attracted to stonework of all kinds. Whether it’s a cobblestone driveway, a fireplace made from river rock, or a ledge stone wall, I think that […]

DIY Projects

DIY Projects DIY projects can be a lot of fun.  But how do you determine the best ones for your home and budget? For those who own homes, the experience is likely rewarding and at the same time can also at times be overwhelming. Like people, homes age and when they do, aspects of that home will need some TLC. Things will inevitably need to be upgraded or replaced altogether and this can be a costly venture. Even the simplest of projects can run anywhere from a couple hundred dollars into the thousands. For this reason many choose to do […]
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