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Making frequent improvements to your home is an excellent way to maintain its great condition and to enhance its style and value. While you can make some improvements at any time throughout the year, there are some advantages to completing home improvements during the summer. This season is known for its long days and warm temperatures, making it an ideal time for many outdoor improvements. If you are looking for thoughtful ways to improve your home’s condition, here are some wonderful projects to consider. Gutters Installation Gutters are essential for the exterior of your home. They collect rainwater as well…

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The right landscaping can turn your pool and the surrounding area into a relaxing oasis where people will want to gather and spend time together. Want to find out everything you need to know about landscaping for a pool? Follow the helpful guide below. Think About Your Design and Maintenance Goals Before you start landscaping, take a step back and think about what you want. Most people desire something that is low maintenance, provides privacy, and keeps debris from falling into the pool. You also might have some unique goals like having an area for poolside barbecues or selecting plants…

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The long winter is finally starting to come to an end. As the harsh winter winds start giving way to warm spring breezes, your mind turns to the home improvement and maintenance work you couldn’t do in the heavy snow and blustery weather. In this article, we’ll take a look at the top ten spring home improvement tips for you to keep an eye on this year. These tips will help you bring your home out of the winter season without any issues. 1. Take a Look at Your Roof After all the months of cold, snow, ice, rain and…

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The Ins and Outs of House Hunting The quest for a home to call your own can be exhilarating. It, at the same time, can be quite difficult and overwhelming. If you want to enjoy a home search that’s effective and rewarding simultaneously, you need to review things with great care. It can help you significantly to be on the lookout for certain key things as well. The more diligent you are, the more smoothly things should go for you. 1. Desirable Home Location Property location is paramount. If you want your home search to be a success, then you…

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Some pet parents simply prefer to groom their dogs at home. Even those who do take Fido to the groomer’s may still preform maintenance grooming at home. Regardless of your dog’s grooming schedule, there are a few precautions you should take as you carry out this important task. Some pup parents opt to take their dog to a professional groomer for haircuts, and they do “maintenance” grooming on a daily or weekly basis, depending on their dog’s needs. Others do all grooming at home. Either way, you’ll need to establish a few good habits in order to make grooming a…

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Preventing fires in the home is an ongoing effort that consists of attention to the details of everyday life and educating all members of a household in fire safety. Fires cause the loss of thousands of lives and billions of dollars in property each year. Many of these incidents can be prevented by simple actions and awareness of common fire dangers. 1 – Cooking Hazards Cooking is one of the most common causes of residential fires. You should never leave pots and pans unattended on the kitchen range, especially if you are frying or grilling. If your attention is diverted…

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Chalk paint is a beautiful option when painting furniture that leaves a rich and distressed finish. Chalk paint is great to work with as it is odorless and dries quickly. Follow the tips listed below to use chalk paint best and get creative! 1. You Don’t Have to Perform Excessive Prep Work For most types of paint, excessive prep is required including cleaning or sanding surfaces. Some paints even call for you to use primer on the furniture before beginning the painting process. You will be happy to learn that chalk paint does not require any of this as chalk…

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Every homeowner knows that when the winter arrives they have to prepare their houses for the cold weather. Here are some winter home maintenance tips that will help you prepare for the snowy conditions and freezing temperatures of the season. Make Sure your Heating System is Working Correctly To ensure that your winter goes smoothly, ensure that your heating system is operating well before the really cold months roll around. You must make sure your heating system is ready to take on the winter. Get it inspected early in August and no later than October. Your family should not have…

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Some parts of the country get downright blustery in the winter months. When its single-digit temperatures outside, keeping warm is a means of survival. There are ways that you can stay toasty, reduce your utility bills, and survive the most brutal months of the year. Here are some tips to follow. Layer Up – Pile On Those Clothes The more clothes you have on, the more you can retain body heat. Some materials do better in the winter months than others. Articles of clothing that have wicking feel good next to the skin. You want to keep your body warm…

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If you’re like most people, then you probably love a good cup of coffee in the morning. Typically, the grounds left over after we brew a pot of coffee are considered waste, so we throw them away without a second thought. Did you know, however, that these grounds can actually be saved and used for several purposes around your home? Below, we have compiled a list of creative ways to use old coffee grounds so that you can get as much use as possible out of something you would have otherwise just thrown away! Use Them as an Odor Neutralizer…

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