DIY shelving Do it yourself Valentine's Day

DIY Home Upgrades To Do with Someone You Love


Forget about wine and flowers, this Valentine’s Day do something together you’ll both appreciate for years to come – a small makeover to your home. Even if you’re both DIY-challenged we’re suggesting 4 easy to complete projects for the less than handy homeowner. These goofproof projects will make your home more attractive and make living there more comfortable and convenient. We chose these upgrades because it take two to more easily accomplish when there’s partners involved. You know which of you is best at the different phases of any project so make that decision first. Who’s good at planning the job, handling the tools, acting as helper (aka supervisor) and cleanup? That’s for you to decide.

Here are four projects to enjoy doing it together this month.

  1. A wall mirror hanging above a cabinet or in a hallway is an attractive and practical enhancement. Here’s what’s involved, and how much time and money it takes to Hang a Wall Mirror.
  2. The perfect way to showcase a treasured piece or collectible is on a glass shelf. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to install.  Learn how much time and money it takes to Install a Glass Shelf.
  3. No more digging into the back of a kitchen cabinet to find something with an accessible rollout. It take more time to empty the cabinet than to  Install a Cabinet Rollout Shelf.
  4.  You’ll both appreciate the added space in a small bathtub enclosure by adding a curved shower rod. Learn what’s involved, and the time and cost to Install a Curved Closet Rod.

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February Home Maintenance February Homeowner's Checklist

Home Checklist for February

These inspections and maintenance chores will keep your heating and hot water systems working at peak capacity, the other suggestions will keep the rest of the house clean and maintained.

  • Replace filters or wash permanent ones in heating system
  • Remove sediment from build up in hot water heater tank; if it’s warm to the touch, cover the tank with a water heater blanket
  • Clean the exterior of range hood and its filter
  • Clean range and oven
  • Reorganize contents inside kitchen cabinets
  • Clean inside and exterior of kitchen cabinets
  • Inspect the attic for signs of roof leaks, condensation or frost build up and clear vents
  • Remove and clean the intake screens of clothes washer water supply hoses
  • Remove snow and ice from evergreens

If you’re considering any home improvement jobs visit us at and find the cost of doing it yourself compared with the cost o hiring a contractor.