Tagged : home improvement

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If you're thinking of selling your home making some small fixes and updates could save you money and avoid negotiations with the buyers. 

Negotiating with buyers about common home repairs can lead to the sale falling through. Make sure your home looks as good as it can before inviting buyers to view your place.

Small, cosmetic fixes can make your house fresh and appealing. You don't have to spend a lot of money to fix some common home repairs.

Read on to learn about 5 things to pay attention to before you sell your home.

Home Repairs To Make Before Selling

1. The Roof

One of the first things a potential buyer of your home will see is the roof. Fixing small issues with the roof is an easy and cheap way to spruce up the outside appearance of your house.

Check for loose

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Wondering how to light your home right? Want to make sure that every room in your house is lit up well?

Many homeowners fail to create a great plan for lighting in their homes and instead leave the atmosphere of their home up to chance. However, the reality is that homeowners have a lot more control over how their house is lit than they realize.

Having the right lighting gameplan and making the right tweaks can go a long way in making a home look amazing while also feeling cozy and comfortable.

Luckily, we're here to help. Below we'll give you a simple guide that can help you choose the perfect lighting for your home.

How To Light Your Home

1. Plan Each Room Individually

When planning the lighting in your home, remember that not every room has the same

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Is your garage door not working the way you need it to? Is it making strange noises that worry you? Are you a little afraid of what it might cost you to get it fixed?

The average American garage door opens and closes 1500 times each year, which means it's inevitably going to have some issue at some point.

Repairing your garage door can be an expensive thing to do if you don’t know what you’re doing. Most people don’t know how the mechanics of a motorized door works, which means they get overly worried when it starts to play up or make loud noises.

In particular, people worry that a garage door is a really technical piece of equipment that must cost a lot of money to fix. Well, that doesn’t need to be the case. The trick is to be informed, find a

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Did you know that a cedar wooden fence can last between 15 to 30 years? If you are looking to replace your current fence or add a new fence for privacy then you are in the right place. We are going to go over how much does a fence cost.

Keep reading to learn more about what you can expect to pay.

Fence for you home

Vinyl Fences

If you opt for a vinyl fence you are looking to spend around $20 a foot for material. The installation will cost between $15 to $30 per linear foot. An average size yard will cost between $2,800 to $5,500 depending on the height you choose.

There are plenty of vinyl fence colors to choose from to make your fence unique to your home and your style. Vinyl fences are made from PVC plastic, which means that they are low maintenance and

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Are you tired of not being able to entertain guests outside because of a damaged deck? Do you balk at the heavy expenses associated with getting a contractor to come in and repair the compromised areas for you?

If so, then you're in the right place. In this article, we'll teach you the basics of DIY deck repair. In just a few short steps, your deck could go from old and dilapidated to looking almost brand-new, with minimal expense!

How To Repair A Damaged Deck

Identify All Damaged Areas

The first step that you need to do when undertaking a deck repair project is to identify all of the damaged areas. The damaged areas may seem obvious at first glance, but the truth is that there could be many hidden portions of damage that you don't see as well.

Make sure that you also

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Selecting the right driveway gate designs can be quite challenging. You want something that'll match your personality and the style of your home as well. Driveway gates have multiple purposes and benefits. 

They're aesthetically pleasing and provide you with security. Because there are so many different types of gates for your home, you shouldn't just choose the first gate you see or the first type of gate that comes to mind. 

Take a few moments to gather your thoughts and think about what you want most from your driveway gate. Do you want something that'll look awesome? Are you looking for security features? 

Do you want a good mix of both? Answer these questions and then continue reading below. Here is our list of different types of home

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Few things are as exciting as doing a kitchen remodel, especially if your kitchen is long due for one. Right off the bat, we’ll tell you that kitchen remodeling isn’t as easy as you’d think, and it’s not only the hard, heavy lifting. Everything from picking the right colors, and choosing fixtures and flooring can be overwhelming, to say the least.

Fortunately, there are plenty of resources, including kitchen remodel apps that will make remodeling your kitchen a breeze.  Whether you’re rocking an Android or Apple phone, there are plenty of kitchen remodel apps to help you with your kitchen renovation. All you need is a smartphone and maybe a stable internet connection, and you’re good to go.

In this piece, we’ll highlight eight incredible apps

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Homeowners spend between $100 and $140 each month on their electricity bill. But what happens when your electricity bill shoots up to over $150 or more? 

It's time to look for energy vampires lurking in your home.

If you're a new homeowner, you may not know what uses the most energy. There's no way to tell for sure which appliances are the culprits based on your power bill. Power companies don't have the resources to supply that kind of information.

That's why we've put together this helpful guide. Use it to track down the energy-draining devices in your household.

Most Energy Used In Home

The Most Likely Energy Offenders

There are four main culprits for extreme energy use. Unfortunately, these are also electronics we rely on to make life easier. 

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Did you know that approximately 5 million American homeowners replace the roofs of their houses each year? This number is expected to increase in the upcoming decade as more eco-friendly roofing options become cheaper and more accessible. 

If your roof is badly damaged and you're thinking about replacing it, you're making the right move. However, you should also be aware of roofing contractor red flags before hiring a so-called professional. This type of project is a major one that needs to be handled by competent people.

Keep the following roofing contractor warning signs in mind when hiring roofers for your project.

Roofing Contractors

Not Providing Proof of Insurance and Certification

An uninsured roofer can be a source of problems for homeowners. For

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Sometimes a clogged toilet is an easy fix. Other times, not so much...

Toilet clogs can happen for any multitude of reasons, whether it be too much waste being flushed down or something mechanical giving you problems. It's never ideal and they always seem to come at the worst possible times. We've all been there, trying to stop the water from overflowing after trying to flush too many times.

Most clogged toilets are easy fixes, but not all. There are some things a plunger just cannot solve, so you have to call the professionals. Today, we're going to talk about when you know it's time to call the plumber to help unclog your toilet.

Call A Plumber

If the Plunger Won't Work

The plunger is almost everyone's first line of defense against any toilet-related

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