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Repainting Your Home: Tips for the DIYer

Repainting Your Home: Tips for the DIYer

If your home’s paint is beginning to peel and crack, it may be getting difficult to avoid the age old question: Should I hire a painter or do it myself?That answer depends on a few things. First, do you know how? Painting your home is a job that is relatively easy enough for most homeowners to tackle. However, a homeowner must also have the available time, be in good enough shape, and must not be bothered by working on a ladder and/or scaffolding. If you think the architectural features of your home will require equipment, expertise and intestinal fortitude that...

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How to Add Curb Appeal

How to Add Curb Appeal

Whether you are considering selling your house or just want to spruce up your property to better reflect your tastes and personality, it is easy to add curb appeal to any house. With thoughtful consideration, you can quickly give your home the facelift it deserves. What Is Curb Appeal? Curb appeal is your home’s first impression on visitors or prospective buyers, literally how the property looks when seen from the street. Good curb appeal can serve several purposes, depending on whether the house is for sale or you just want to showcase your home to its best advantage. Curb appeal...

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Project Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

Project Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is known as the kickoff of summer fun. Campgrounds, amusement parks and beaches all typically mark the long weekend as their season’s opening. If you find yourself staying home during Memorial Day weekend, there’s another thing the holiday weekend is known to kickoff which might be more to your liking: The unofficial start of the home improvement season! The long weekend can be an opportunity to fix those nagging little problems that have been at the back of your mind, just waiting for a nice day to get started. Got a leaky outdoor faucet? Need to bring the...

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How to get a General Contractor’s License

How to get a General Contractor’s License

If you’re thinking of going into business as a contractor, it’s important to note that all states require contractors to be licensed. In addition, licensing laws are not universal across all 50 states. So, just because you’ve obtained a license in one state, doesn’t mean it would be legal to work as a contractor in another. Some states only require a license to work in specific fields such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or refrigeration. In these states, to be a general contractor doesn’t require a license. But, bear in mind that working in those above-mentioned fields without a license could...

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Tips for Building a Screened In Patio

Tips for Building a Screened In Patio

If you’re tired of the bugs and a little too much nature while you’re out on your patio, then maybe it’s time to screen things in. Luckily, if your patio as an overhang attached to the house, then much of the framing is already done for you. The rest is as simple as attaching a top and bottom plate between the support posts, and wall studs from floor to ceiling between the same posts. There are a few different methods in which screens can be installed. The old-fashioned way was to simply staple screening along the rails and studs, tightening...

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