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Home Design Hacks To Give You More Storage Space

Posted by Luke Hancock

Dec 6, 2014 4:53:00 PM

Whether you rent or own, everyone complains about the amount of space available for storage. It’s the bane of home or apartment living. Fortunately the world is filled with clever people willing to share their insight and innovation. When it comes to saving space, there’s no end of ideas. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Topics: DIY Projects, Home Renovation

12 Essential Tasks To Prepare Your Home For Winter

Posted by Luke Hancock

Oct 8, 2014 4:56:00 PM

The leaves are turning and are beginning to fall. Soon, it will be snowflakes floating lazily down, beautiful at first and then — after months of white — agonizing. Most of us in northern climates spend a great deal more time inside at home during the winter. (That, too, can become agonizing over time!)

To make the experience as pleasant as possible, there are several things you need to do, including getting your Netflix queue up to date and stockpiling the microwave popcorn.

But there’s more to getting your home ready before the snow starts flying — and it’s a crucial process that will help keep you safe and warm.

Here are 12 steps to take as you prepare your home for winter.

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Topics: DIY Projects

Home Renovation: Should I Hire A Professional Or Do It Myself?

Posted by Luke Hancock

Aug 14, 2014 5:09:00 PM

Home improvement projects add value to a home and improve the lifestyle of those living in it. Whether it leads to lounging in a luxurious bathroom suite or enjoying Mother Nature on a backyard patio the pleasures of home renovation projects are varied and many. The decision for homeowners is how to get those projects done.

There are a number of variables to consider when deciding whether to do the project yourself or hire a professional: Skill level, finances and free time are just a few.

But unless you do renovation for a living, there are some projects that its better to leave to the professionals.

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Topics: DIY Projects, Organized Lifestyle

Downsizing To A New Home? Here Are 5 Decluttering Tips

Posted by Luke Hancock

Aug 7, 2014 5:09:00 PM

The kids are finally out of the house. They’re starting careers of their own and the risk of them returning home has finally dwindled to near zero. Heck, the Chicago Cubs have a better shot of winning the World Series or the St. Louis Blues of winning the Lord Stanley’s Cup than you do of having your kids move back home again.

It’s time to downsize.

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Topics: DIY Projects, Home Renovation

Should I Do It Myself Or Hire A Professional?

Posted by Luke Hancock

Jul 31, 2014 5:10:00 PM

There are few things more rewarding than a job well done, especially when that job is a do-it-yourself home improvement project. DIY invokes that hearty, self-reliant spirit synonymous with the founding of North America. Of course, there’s another more modern thought that pervades the book-smart, somewhat soft suburban crowd: “I’ve got a guy for that.”

Whether it’s the myriad do-it-yourself websites or the 20th century version — books — the eternal debate rages on: Should I do it myself or should I hire a professional to get the job done?

There are several factors to consider. Consider these critical elements before you make your decision.

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Topics: DIY Projects

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