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Summer Maintenance Checklist for Your Home

Behind every eye-catching house is a homeowner that works hard to keep it that way. Roof, siding, windows—every piece of your home needs routine care to work efficiently and keep up curb appeal. A simple seasonal checklist will help keep track of your home’s growing to-do list and ensure nothing gets let behind (or worse,…

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12 Little Accidents at Home and How to Fix Them

Your home suffers a lot of wear and tear each day. It’s normal to see hints of damage here and there – but wouldn’t it be nicer without them. What can you do to clear up after a minor domestic catastrophe? Whether it’s damage that comes from repeated use, or a one-off accident that’s left…

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Leaky Pipes: Water Waste in Your Home

Saving water will ensure that there’s enough to go around for your community and for future generations. The best way to prevent drought and water waste is to use water efficiently. Fortunately, becoming an efficient user of water is as easy as following these simple suggestions given below. These tips will concern outdoor water use…

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7 Common Renovation Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Courtesy of A&M Construction A home renovation project is a great way to give your space a fresh new look. But these jobs often aren’t as easy as they seem, and can be tricky to tackle on your own. It’s important to research and prepare ahead of time to avoid making costly mistakes, and talk…

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Home Construction & Design Techniques for Child Safety

Whether you’re looking to buy or build a home, all prospective homeowners have their own laundry lists of wants and needs. Some are practical, like the number of bedrooms and bathrooms or the amount of square footage. If you happen to be a parent looking for your next home, there is one item that tops…

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The Definitive Home Maintenance Checklist (+ Printables)

Photo: RgStudio / E+ / Getty Images Maintaining your home can feel like a full-time job. As chores change on a monthly and seasonal basis, it’s hard to remember everything that needs to be done. Keeping a regular home maintenance checklist and schedule will ensure that your house is in order year-round. Spending time each…

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Deck Maintenance Checklist

Building a deck is one of the most popular home improvement projects in the country. Decks are great places to entertain, cook out, or just relax by yourself; in some areas, building a deck is a project that will not only enhance your home, but will actually increase your property value enough to cover the…

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Stop Ignoring Your Home or It Will Ignore You

It’s not hard to understand how the notorious honey-do list can go uncompleted. You work hard at your job. You need time off. You get home from work the last thing in the world you want to do is keep working for free, in your own home, where you should be allowed to rest and…

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Common Small Repair Questions

Loose banisters, rotted steps, a door that won’t latch — these little problems are often the biggest headaches for homeowners. Contractors don’t seem interested in returning calls for small handyman repairs, let alone actually making the repairs. Many people used to rely on some nice, retired fellow down the block who was happy to make…

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Air Conditioner Maintenance: A Homeowners Guide

When cold weather turns warm, it feels nice. When warm weather turns hot, it might not feel so pleasant. You can always go for the comfort of your air conditioner, but if it isn’t working, you’ll end up feeling the heat.

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