YWH 6-20

R-Values and How They Affect Energy Efficiency

Insulation helps keep your home a steady temperature inside, despite the weather outside, so it’s important to properly insulate your home. How do you know if you’re using the right amount of insulation, and what’s up with these R-values you…
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Easements — What You Should Know About Your Property Rights

Are you planning to add on to your house, buy a home or build one? If so, it’s vital to know the easements on your property. Why? Because the two-story addition you’ve paid tens of thousands of dollars to complete may…
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YWH 6-9-17

Ear Protection: 5 Best Types for Home Improvement Projects

You know how important it is to protect your eyes when working on home improvement projects and to wear gloves for hand protection — but do you also protect your ears? You may think the drill or saw will only…
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YWH 5-29

Construction Contract – What You Need to Know When You Remodel

It’s finally your turn to oust the old kitchen appliances. You’ve drooled over the renovations in every episode of “Fixer Upper,” flipped through every Kitchen and Bath Special Edition magazine, and took notes. You know exactly what your new space…
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Your Wild Home 5-25

Pay Off Your Mortgage Early With These Side Hustles

Want to pay off your mortgage early, but feel like you’ll never be able to? It seems like an unreachable, dream-like goal. You'd have the money you’re now spending on your mortgage as disposable income to fix up your house,…
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Negotiating Contractor Quotes

When the weather turns warm, your thoughts may turn to…home improvement projects! From redoing the tile in the bathroom to having a deck installed, many homeowners and renters upgrade during the warm months. Quotes from contractors can be expensive, and…
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Home Improvement Blogs for The Weekend Warrior

Home Improvement Blogs For the Weekend Warrior

Wow! Can't believe that I've been blogging for over a year now. In that time, I've made some incredible e-connections. I've searched corners of the web that I didn't know existed and found useful, inspiring ideas that have helped me to…
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YWH 3-21

Tiny House: DIY or Buy?

Tiny houses are homes with much less square footage than the average U.S. dwelling, and they are all the rage. Coffee table books extol their beauty. Television shows like Tiny House Hunters and Tiny House Nation take us on the…
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YWH 12-23

Home Improvement Contract Mistakes Most Homeowners Make

You’ve decided! You’re jumping in and hiring a contractor for some much-needed work around your home. As you take the plunge, be sure you don’t get soaked. Unless you’re addicted to renovations, you probably don’t have a lot of experience…
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Your Wild Home Banister Repair 12-9

Easy DIY Banister Repair Tricks

You love your home, but there are always small projects that need attention. Maybe the front-porch steps are a bit shaky or the steps off the back deck feel like someone took more than a few tumbles, or maybe it’s…
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