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How to Start a Garden for Spring

May 08, 2019 How to Start a Garden for Spring

Even though it may feel like winter will never end, the first official day of spring is just around the corner. It’s time to start planning your garden so you can best maximize the season. Before you say you don’t have space for a garden, consider these four gardening ideas for small yards or this […]

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Square Up for Your Next Window Replacement

September 04, 2018 how to replace windows on your home

Maybe they’re drafty or you just don’t like the way they look. Either way, you’ve made the decision to replace your windows. While it seems like a daunting task, replacing windows can be a creative process that doesn’t have to break the bank. Our DIY guides are second to none, and with a few fundamentals […]

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4 Tips To Have The Best Garage Sale Ever

July 29, 2018 ways to celebrate national garage sale day

Everyone loves garage sales! They’re an opportunity to clear out old things and make a bit of money in the process. They can also be a big part of budgeting to pay for a new home. Below are four tips to make sure your garage sale is the toast of the town. Get yourself organized […]

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Landscaping Love: 4 Ideas to Wow Your Visitors

July 11, 2018 best tips for landscaping your yard this summer

The outside of your home is equally as important as the inside. That means giving some serious thought to your landscaping can be a great investment for both the enjoyability of your home and its status as a long-term investment. We’ve talked about gardening before in our blog post on gardening for curb appeal. Now […]

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4 Fun and Easy Summertime DIY Projects

June 19, 2018 4 fun DIY projects for your house this summer

It’s hot and sunny and you’ve got home improvement on your mind. That’s good news, because summertime is the best time to make your DIY dreams a reality. Below is a blueprint for some great project ideas to tackle this summer. And if you still can’t scratch the DIY itch when you’re done, check out […]

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Summer DIY: How to Make an Outdoor Kitchen

June 11, 2018 Summer’s here and so are backyard dinner parties. Here’s how to make your own outdoor kitchen.

Summer evenings mean late sunsets, lingering dinner parties, and sitting with friends and family around a grill or fire pit. It’s the time of year when gatherings can move outside, and you can take full advantage of your home’s yard. Adding an outdoor kitchen is an excellent way to make the most of your outdoor […]

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Make the Most of Your Outdoor Space

May 14, 2018 Tips to Improve Outdoor Space

  Your home is more than just your house. A front or back yard is also part of your home, and making the most of those spaces can be just as important as having a welcoming living or dining space. We’ve previously talked about how to spruce up outbuildings by turning your garage into a […]

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