Category Archives: DIY

Beware of DIY Project Deadlines

When a neighbor asked me how long she should schedule to remodel her bathroom before a family party I was quick to respond “as long as it takes.” I’ve learned that a carved in stone deadline (like an anniversary) is … Continue reading

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September Home Checklist

September may send the kids back to school and bring some cooler temperatures but it’s usually a month of transitions from summer to fall schedules and routines. The same is true for your caring for your home. This month there’s … Continue reading

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Easy Plumbing Repairs

You’d be surprised at how easy some basic plumbing repairs can be and how much you will save by doing them yourself. We’re not talking major plumbing work that requires the skills and tools of a professional plumber, we’re suggesting … Continue reading

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What’s in a Basic Homeowner Tool Box?

Just the basics – tools, that is, to have in every home. These are so practical you probably already acquired some of them even if you’ve always been a renter. Keep these 18 tools together, in a 5-gallon bucket, plastic … Continue reading

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Should You Do It Yourself or NOT?

Here’s a look at which home improvement projects you should do yourself and which ones are best left to a pro. DO IT YOURSELF The best projects to do yourself fall into four categories: improvements that involve using inexpensive materials, … Continue reading

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Give a DIYer a Book He/She Will Love

Need a $20 gift for a homeowner who is interested in crafting, decorating and DIY projects? We have some suggestions for books they’ll appreciate. The first book is for the creative spirit who likes to add their personal touch to … Continue reading

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Spray Paint a Garage for a Fresh Facelift

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for even the most ordinary garage. To make short work of the job, consider spraying on the paint instead of brushing or rolling it. The open expanse of wood siding on a … Continue reading

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