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Your Home Improvement Project INFOGRAPHIC: Start To Finish

Posted by Luke Hancock

May 11, 2017 10:35:00 AM


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Topics: Home Renovation

Need Garage Organization Tips? Get Started With These 5 Tips

Posted by Luke Hancock

May 10, 2017 12:42:13 PM


The garage shouldn’t be a space where junk is left to accumulate and be forgotten. There are so many ways to put this space to good use and it goes beyond just storing your car. It can be a woodshop, a space for road hockey or somewhere to do work on your bike and car. With so much potential, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make cleaning out the garage your next home improvement project.

But if you haven’t been tending to your garage on a regular basis, you could be in for a big job. It’s not easy to get rid of all the years’ worth of stuff that have been accumulating in there.

Fortunately, this blog is here to help with these 5 garage organization tips.

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Topics: Organized Lifestyle

5 Reasons Cleaning Out the Basement Should Be Your Next Project

Posted by Luke Hancock

Oct 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Most of us have things to do that we keep putting off — working on the basement may be one of them. Check out these five reasons why cleaning out the basement is a good project to undertake, and get yourself motivated.

Find Unusual Items

Although finding a valuable painting or rare ceramic plate in your basement may be unlikely, we have heard of people who've discovered interesting family documents or fascinating knickknacks from bygone eras when they've been cleaning out the basement. All sorts of articles are stored in basements, from trunks full of clothes that belonged to family members who arrived from another country during the last century to small cartons of vintage baseball cards. You may discover an exciting treasure or a personal long-forgotten item from your own childhood.

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Tips for Removing Ceramic Floor Tiles

Posted by Luke Hancock

Oct 24, 2016 10:31:11 AM

Interested in removing your ceramic floor tiles, whether you want to install new ones or revamp your floor entirely. It’s a tough job, but you can do it yourself. A few tools coupled with physical power go a long way.

If you are considering removing ceramic floor tiles for your next home improvement project, here are a few tips to help.

Plan Ahead

When planning a ceramic-floor tile removal project, it is essential that you make preparations ahead of time. It is a great idea to set aside at least one day to finish up the project. You should also determine how to dispose of the materials that may cause potential risks and hazards. There is also need to consult a professional on how to go about the entire project. In the event that there is no expert around, seeking information via online means may similarly be helpful.

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Here's How to Make Your Hardwood Flooring Installation A Success

Posted by Luke Hancock

Oct 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Hardwood floors can be the perfect addition to your living room, bedroom or even a basement. It catches the eye and conveys a timeless look that many homeowners and potential homeowners value. The good news is that it’s possible to tackle this project in your own.

But there are a few issues you need to consider in order to make your hardwood flooring installation a success. Here’s what you need to know.

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5 Ideas for Your Green Home Renovation

Posted by Luke Hancock

Sep 29, 2016 10:45:00 AM

 Do you want to go green?

Making green home renovations is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment for the long-term. Let’s take a look at five things that you can do to make your home a lot greener:

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What are 203K Loan Requirements for Homes and Renovations?

Posted by Luke Hancock

Sep 28, 2016 10:41:50 AM

It’s fall but there’s still time to get started on your home renovation project. Whether you are moving into a fixer-upper or just in need of renovations to your existing house, you might be wondering how you can finance all of these renovations.

Fortunately, if you reside in the United States, the Federal House Administration (FHA) has created the 203K loan program to help. See how you can meet the 203k loan requirements below.

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Need To Rent A Dumpster? These 4 Spring Home Projects Say You Do

Posted by Luke Hancock

Apr 1, 2016 9:27:23 AM

Ah, spring! That magical time of year when you spend your weekends strolling through fields of wildflowers, counting robins and splashing in puddles like a giddy toddler.

That was a nice daydream, wasn’t it?

The reality is, your house and yard are a mess, and there’ll be no puddle splashing until you tackle a few spring home projects. A sure sign of spring: a dumpster in your driveway. Here’s some inspiration:

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Topics: Hiring A Dumpster Rental Company

Why Rent A Dumpster? 25 Realistic Reasons

Posted by Luke Hancock

Mar 29, 2016 4:03:06 PM

Wondering if you’ll ever need to rent a dumpster? Trust us — you will.

You might not realize it, but there are more than just a few reasons why homeowners need dumpsters.

Cleaning out the garage? Of course. Remodeling your kitchen? Yup. Are you skeptical there might be, say, 23 more reasons? Here you go:

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Topics: Choosing a Dumpster

Bin There Dump That’s 2016 Garage Sale Pricing Guide

Posted by Luke Hancock

Mar 21, 2016 10:08:06 AM

It’s that time of year again — time to clear out all the useless junk in your house, spread it out in your driveway and make LOTS of money!

Just because you have no use for that crocheted fly swatter cover and set of Mickey Mouse cheese knives doesn’t mean they don’t hold great value for someone else. Right?

But the most confounding part of hosting a yard sale is the pricing. Price items too high and they won’t sell. Price them too low, and why go to all the trouble?

Experts in the yard sale experience tend to agree on basic prices for common items. Stick with the prices most people use, and your toddler’s shoes, paperback books and kitchen gadgets should go home with happy new owners.

The crocheted fly swatter cover might be a tougher sell. More on the “Free” pile later…

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Topics: Organized Lifestyle