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Disrupt Your DIY Mindset

When it comes to home improvements I’ve changed the way I look at doing-it-myself. That’s quite a statement since we’ve thrived on remodeling and reselling houses and writing about it. Yes, of course, it saves you money to paint a … Continue reading

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May Monthly Maintenance Checklist

We’ve had unprecedented rainfall where we live and everyone is waiting to take off their waders and get into their garden. While the weather is getting warmer we’re all drawn outside to get busy cleaning out the weeds and fertilizing … Continue reading

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The Differences Between Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-For-Me Homeowners

SURVEY SAYS SHARPEN YOUR DIY SKILLS TO SAVE ON HOME IMPROVEMENT A recent survey by the Home Projects Council (HPC) suggests that homeowners interested in reducing the cost of home improvement projects replace their do-it-for-me (DIFM) habits with improved do-it-yourself … Continue reading

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Painting – Best DIY Project You Can Do

When we moved into our first house, a small duplex, almost 50 years ago we didn’t know any better. It never occurred to us that we couldn’t paint the rooms, we just assumed we could do it. We were young, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Kitchen Renovation

Living through a kitchen remodel involves adjustments for everyone in the house but the result is a wonderful new space with things just where you want them. But I can’t say enough about the importance of planning and defining and … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself – SWAP A TUB FOR A SHOWER – Or Not

A few years ago we saw a new shower receptor unit from Sterling Plumbing that seemed right on the mark for many homeowners wanting to replace a bathtub with a shower, a popular switch for aging Boomers who want to … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself – Outdoor Lighting – Or Not

When friends added some basic landscape lighting they said they never thought of their trees as being such a beautiful part of the landscape. The addition of a few low voltage lights beaming up into the foliage created a lovely … Continue reading

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