Home Improvement

Nov. 28, 2022

Economical Upgrades to Increase Your Home’s Value

 

Whether you are looking to move now or may consider it in the future, there are many affordable options for making significant changes to your home without having to do a major renovation. With low-cost purchases of supplies, DIY instructions or professional guidance, and time set aside, you can ...

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Nov. 17, 2022

Home Renovation on a Budget — You Got This!

 

Are you tired of looking at the drabby paint on your walls, the outdated cabinets, worn furniture, and stained carpets? Your home is overdue to be remodeled, which is on your wish list. However, you are afraid of what the cost might be. Unless you want a major overhaul ...

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Oct. 27, 2022

Choosing Better Paint Colours

 

Painting can be a great way to customize your house and make it into a home. Whether you’re just adding a splash of colour or redoing entire rooms to match your favorites, a fresh coat of paint is a great way to take a home that you bought and ...

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Sept. 22, 2022

Trellising 101: Climb, Plant, Climb!

 

Growing a garden is the ultimate act of faith. After all, you never know if your plants will thrive or if they will cease to be long before reaching their full potential. Hopefully, with diligent care, and a little luck, your plants will grow big, strong, and glorious. When ...

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Aug. 29, 2022

Smart Switches 101

 

As smart homes become more common, some homeowners are going beyond basics like smart bulbs and assistant hubs like Google Home and Amazon Echo. This can take a number of forms, from the addition of smart electronics and security systems to sensors throughout the house that can recognize when ...

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Aug. 25, 2022

What Is a Deep Energy Retrofit?

 

 

Owning an older home can be a really amazing experience. Not only do you get to actually live in a slice of history, you’re also there to make decisions about this building that will stay with it potentially for generations to come (no pressure). But it’s not all ...

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Aug. 17, 2022

Create Cool Summer Spaces With Awnings

 

If you have any kind of outdoor space, the chances are good that it’s the perfect place to hang out in only limited windows throughout the year. Although you probably imagined something like a backyard oasis when you chose your home, the reality is a little different when the ...

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July 14, 2022

Considering Building a Wine Cellar?

 

Whether you enjoy an occasional glass of wine or consider yourself a connoisseur, you know the importance of storing your wine properly. Wine is perishable after all, so unless you buy wine only when you plan on drinking it, you need a good place to keep your bottles until ...

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June 27, 2022

Age in Place With a Smart Home

 

As we get older, some things that used to come easy start to get a little harder. In some cases, this isn’t that big of a deal, as some of the slow-downs and other problems associated with aging may just be little inconveniences. In other cases, though, the problems ...

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June 23, 2022

What Can You Do With Your Home’s Equity?

 

If you’re like a lot of long-time homeowners, you’ve probably got a great deal of home equity on your hands right now. If you’ve been considering putting it to work, it’s still a decent time to take out a second mortgage or a HELOC, even as rates are starting ...

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