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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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Why pay for home improvement when you can do it yourself?

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Why pay for home improvement when you can do it yourself? There has been a decline in consumer confidence in the building and construction industry. This may be the same reason why many homeowners are now doing home improvement by themselves. Why not? A little knowledge of the technical aspects combined with the eye for creativity is enough to do the home improvement on your own. Why are people turning to do-it-yourself home improvement? Many construction workers who do not have a lot of experience or expertise in construction or home maintenance are out there right now trying to work […]

Tools for Home Improvement Success

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Tools for Home Improvement Success As the weather warms and brightens, it’s a great time to start working on home improvement projects. By following a few tips from Lou Manfredini, home improvement expert and Skil Power Tools Ambassador, tackling DIY projects is as easy as one-two-three. Have the right tools to get the job done. A combination of power and hand tools will go a long way toward tackling projects all around the house. Having a cordless drill, circular saw, sander and jigsaw on hand, along with an array of nails, screws, a staple gun and a hammer, will make […]
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