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Gene and Katie Hamilton are authors of 20 home improvement books and creators of, a website that compares the DIY and contractor costs of hundreds of repair, decorating and remodeling projects. Their weekly column Do It Yourself or Not is syndicated by Tribune Content Agency.

Easy Yard Fix Ups

Make your property more attractive and enjoyable with these simple repairs. These are no-brainer jobs any homeowner can tackle with a small amount of time, money and energy. Compare the cost of hiring a professional with doing it yourself and … Continue reading

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Messy Kitchen? You’re Not Alone

Are you like more than 1 in 7 homeowners who hide their Godiva chocolate or addictive bag of Cheetos in the cupboard above the refrigerator?  That’s the findings of a recent survey conducted by MasterBrand Cabinets, the largest cabinet manufacturer … Continue reading

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Homeowner Jobs in July

The beginning of July always starts with a bang and fireworks and often involve vacation time with family and friends. The tasks listed here are more about inspection and maintenance so they’re not time consuming. But these chores are important … Continue reading

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Build an AC Window Unit into a Wall

Build a window air conditioner into a wall so it’s permanently installed and out of the way. Continue reading

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Prevent Toddler Accidents at Home

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recommending that consumers secure TVs and furniture to walls in their home with an anchoring kit. The kit is inexpensive and it takes just 5 minutes to install. Toddlers are involved in two-thirds … Continue reading

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A Devise to Fix a Damp Bathroom

Install a Humidity Sensor and Control. Anyone with a poorly ventilated bathroom knows the unpleasant and damp feeling after taking a shower, not to mention the creeping growth of mold and mildew on surfaces. It can be a particular problem … Continue reading

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House Flipping Today Continues Strong

A house or condo is “flipped” if it’s sold for the second time within a 12-month period. ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, recently released its Q1 2018 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that 48,457 … Continue reading

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