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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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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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 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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Your Wild Home 10-13

When Is It OK to Use Untreated Lumber at Home?

You found that cute DIY project on Pinterest, and now the preparation begins. So, you head over to your local hardware store and check out their lumber wares. There are many different types of wood, so you may be wondering,…
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5 DIY Tips for Your Summer Lake House or Cabin

Summer is obviously the ideal time to enjoy your lake house or cabin. Summer is also an ideal time to put a little bit of work into your property. Don’t be alarmed, though: a few small DIY projects can have…
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YWH 7-28

How to Plan for Your Home Improvement Loan Project – Series 4/4

Hey! Thanks for sticking with me through this series explaining home improvement loans. If you're just jumping in, make sure to read part one, part two, and part three before reading this post. Let me know what you think of…
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