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12 Must-Do Home Maintenance Tasks for Spring

12 Must-Do Home Maintenance Tasks for Spring

Failing to tackle these upkeep projects now could cause you lots of trouble – and cost you money – down the road. Fertilizing your lawn is an easy and fairly inexpensive way to keep your grass healthy. By Teresa Mears When you think of spring cleaning, things like scrubbing floors, sprucing up cabinets and straightening […]

Do-It-Yourself Carpet Cleaning Tips

Do-It-Yourself Carpet Cleaning Tips

By Jayne, Remember what your brand new carpet looked like when you first had it installed? Frustrated that only a short time later it looks like it needs to be replaced again? Keeping your carpet clean and looking new is no longer an easy job. To get the most wear out of your carpet, use […]

Five Simple Tips to Enhance Your Home’s Personality

Five Simple Tips to Enhance Your Home’s Personality

  Your home can say a lot about you. A state-of-the-art kitchen outfitted with a double oven likely means you enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family. Likewise, a backyard complete with play sets, a treehouse or a basketball hoop is a sure sign your house is also a hangout for the neighborhood kids. “My […]

Add “Curb Appeal” and Value to The Home During National Home Improvement Month in May

Add “Curb Appeal” and Value to The Home During National Home Improvement Month in May

According to professional contractor Mark Clement, National Home Improvement Month in May is the ideal time to make improvements to the exterior of your home. By upgrading your home’s curb appeal, you increase the value of your house and make a positive impact on visitors. “According to Remodeling magazine’s 2014 Cost vs. Value* study, home […]

Your Springtime Home Maintenance Checklist

Your Springtime Home Maintenance Checklist

By.Beth Braverman   As the snow finally melts, homeowners in many parts of the country are warily welcoming spring and starting to assess  of the damage wrought by one of the worst winters in recent history. “You’ll want to make sure the entire house is still weather-proofed and take care of any issues that you […]

Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape: An Incredibly Handy Home Maintenance Checklist

Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape: An Incredibly Handy Home Maintenance Checklist

by JEREMY ANDERBERG When buying a home, most people probably first think of the financial responsibility. Don’t let yourself forget, however, about the time and labor that home ownership also requires. Just like regular oil changes for your car keep your engine happy and healthy, keeping up with regular home maintenance tasks will keep you from […]

Home Improvements: Which ones pay off and which ones are just for looks?

Home Improvements: Which ones pay off and which ones are just for looks?

By Erik Folgate   If you are a homeowner, and you are planning on making a home improvement, consider some of these tips from smart money before going ahead with mounting the plasma television in your bathroom. The Kitchen According to Smart Money, the home improvement that will give you the best return for your money […]

How to Succeed at Any Home Improvement Project

How to Succeed at Any Home Improvement Project

by Family Handyman Magazine, Dvortygirl, 1guitarhero2, Katie R. and 4 others Building a deck, replumbing a bathroom, adding new wiring, hanging new kitchen cabinets – projects like these can be intimidating to start, and once started may seem to drag on forever, with results that don’t always match expectations. You can bridge the gap between amateur and […]

Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape: An Incredibly Handy Home Maintenance Checklist

Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape: An Incredibly Handy Home Maintenance Checklist

by JEREMY ANDERBERG   When buying a home, most people probably first think of the financial responsibility. Don’t let yourself forget, however, about the time and labor that home ownership also requires. Just like regular oil changes for your car keep your engine happy and healthy, keeping up with regular home maintenance tasks will keep you […]

Home Repair and Maintenance Guide

Home Repair and Maintenance Guide

Do you have money to burn? According to Jim Thomas of American Home Shield warranty company, not performing regular maintenance on your home is like burning money. He says “So many homeowners neglect basic maintenance like having their A/C and heating units serviced yearly, replacing air filters, and even painting, that instead of having small […]