Monthly Archives: September 2016

Living in a Fixer-Upper Advice

You’re tempted by the chance to take an ugly duckling of a house and transform it into Cinderella, but before you do, here’s what we learned after buying 14 “handyman special” houses with exactly that in mind. We lived in … Continue reading

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Build a Doggie Getaway

Some of the most popular home improvement projects on our website have nothing to do with upgrades for the people who live in their home, but everything to do with improvements for the dog of the house. That says a … Continue reading

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Make the Most of a Ceiling with a Coffer System

A coffer is an architectural ceiling element that appears as a sunken panel in the shape of a square or rectangle. When installed in a room, it often becomes the most striking design feature adding a rich look of luxury … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER HOMEOWNERS’ CHECKLIST

Replace air conditioner filter Vacuum and clean baseboard heaters, returns and grates Clean rugs and rotate for even wear Inspect door and window hardware and mechanisms Check fire extinguisher Lubricate, test and clean sump pump in basement or crawl space … Continue reading

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