Four Household Maintenance Jobs You May Have Overlooked

Maintaining your home is an important part of owning it, but many homeowners overlook these four household maintenance tasks. Keep reading to learn more.

1. Cleaning the gutters: Cleaning leaves and other debris out of the gutters is an important job that many people forget about. Make sure your gutters are clean to keep water, ice, and snow from building up on the roof.

2. Grading around the basement: When the dirt around the foundation of your home is tilting toward the house, you need to Continue reading this post…

Tips For Remodeling Your Kitchen On A Budget

Remodeling your kitchen on a budget is easier than you may think. If you have cabinets that have seen better days, consider painting them. With a good primer as a base, you can paint your cabinets to look like new. Countertops can also be painted to improve their look. Faux painting methods can create any look you want in your kitchen. You can recreate the look of marble or granite by learning some basic painting techniques. For example, to recreate the look of granite countertops, you can easily accomplish this for under 100 for your Continue reading this post…

How To Paint Any Room Like A Pro

If you have decided to tackle your painting job on your own, then consider using the same techniques that professional painters use. Clean and prime all surfaces before you begin to paint. Make sure you cover holes with putty and sand lightly. The painting surface must be washed with soapy water and rinsed completely. Let the surfaces dry for at least one full day.

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Easy Plumbing Jobs You Can Do Yourself

Repairing Faucets

There are simple plumbing jobs that individuals can do at home to save money on professional repair expenses. Understanding how to make quick repairs is also great in an emergency. A dripping kitchen or bathroom faucet typically requires a new washer. A washer is a small rubber ring that fits inside the aerator of a faucet. An individual simply unscrews the aerator of the faucet to remove the defective washer and replaces it with a new one. At the same time, clean the aerator screen to remove sediment Continue reading this post…

Five Fool-Proof Wooden Fence Installation Tips

Installing a fence is a great way to provide your kids and pets with a safe area to play and to add a bit of privacy and style to your property, and you can surely install it yourself if you have a little bit of time to spend and if you can follow these quick and easy tips.

1. Make sure that you take good measurements; this means that you will probably want to measure the area that you will be fencing in at least twice to ensure that your measurements are accurate.

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