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Posted on 09/18/2022
Electrical wiring safety: When to call an electrician
While many homeowners would prefer to either ignore or take a DIY approach to common household problems, electrical wiring should be reserved for licensed professionals. Even minor electrical issues can be dangerous if left unaddressed, and trying to fix them yourself can be risky. But how do you know when it’s time to call an electrician? Here are...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
How to Avoid Common DIY Decor Mistakes
The process of creating your own home decor is exciting, but you are going to want the hard work and effort that you put into these projects to be the worthwhile in the end. The last thing that you want is to make an avoidable mistake during the process that ends up compromising the entire plan. These are...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
Budget room decorator ideas: How to design like a professional without the price
With the right ideas, you can make budget room decoration worthy of a professional. Save your hard-earned money on simple DIY solutions rather than hiring an interior designer, and you'll end up with a design all your own. If you want to achieve room decor befitting an expert, here are some ideas to inspire you: Update existing furniture...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
What is a mortgage prepayment penalty?
Mortgage lenders make money primarily through interest...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Electrical Safety Tips for DIY Construction
When you’re doing DIY construction that involves using power tools or working with wiring, it’s important to be aware of electrical safety. Working with electrical tools and equipment can lead to electrical shock, fires and other hazards if you’re not careful. You can avoid these dangers by making sure you follow these electrical safety tips while tackling DIY...
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Posted on 08/14/2022
Home safety: Creating a fire safety plan and prevention measures
House fires can do tremendous damage to your home and also put your household's lives at risk. It's crucial to practice fire safety and prevention, so you and your house members are prepared in case a fire does happen. Taking steps to prevent fires from occurring helps reduce the risk of having to deal with these fires. The...
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Posted on 08/07/2022
Personal liability coverage: What it is & why you should consider it
Personal liability coverage is included in your homeowners insurance policy, but also available to purchase separately. Having additional liability coverage can help protect you financially from any claims made against you for injury or damages. However, it can be difficult to determine whether you actually need additional liability coverage. Here are some things to consider if you’re thinking...
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Posted on 07/31/2022
How to Evaluate Your New Home's Location
There is much more to buying a home than choosing the right features. The location of your new home is just as important, as it’s where you’ll be choosing to spend most of your time. It may be difficult to pick the right area or neighborhood when home searching, but there are some key things to search for....
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Posted on 07/24/2022
Basic yard drainage methods & tips
If your yard is full of puddles, soggy soil and waterlogged plants, it’s time to invest in better yard drainage. Depending on the cause and severity of the issue, there are plenty of DIY options you can handle without spending a fortune. Understanding common causes leading to drainage problems and how they affect your yard will go a...
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Posted on 07/17/2022
6 Houseplants With Colorful Foliage
Flowers aren’t the only way to add natural color to your home. Many popular houseplant varieties rarely flower indoors but have stunning foliage in a rainbow of hues. While some are rare and expensive, many colorful houseplants are easy to find and afford. Here are the best non-flowering houseplants to add color to your home. Tradescantia There are...
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Posted on 07/10/2022
Equipment rentals 101: How & when to rent home improvement tools
Having a set of tools and equipment to call your own is great, especially if you're an avid DIYer with ample space. However, there are times when equipment and tool rentals may be a more suitable option for you and your home projects. Maybe your home isn't large enough for a workshop. Perhaps you don't use large equipment...
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Posted on 06/26/2022
Boost Your Kitchen's Appeal With These 3 DIY Projects
An outdated kitchen can really drag down the look and feel of your home. Unfortunately, a complete kitchen remodel can easily cost tens of thousands of dollars. If a totally new kitchen isn't quite in your budget, the good news is that you can still update and refresh your space with a few simple (and inexpensive) DIY projects....
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