Your Wild Home 12-30

10 Easy Home Improvements for Winter

Winter doesn’t exactly scream “home improvement season,” but there’s really no reason you can’t get your DIY on during the bleak midwinter. Sure, you don’t want to suddenly attempt a new, all-DIY roof before a blizzard, but there are plenty…
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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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Tips for Replacing Baseboard Without Losing Your Mind

When the Martins built their home over 100 years ago, they argued over most of the designs. One thing they didn’t argue about was installing baseboards in all the rooms. And they definitely didn't talk about eventually replacing baseboard that…
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Clean Fill: What Is It and Why Does Everyone Want It?

I can't tell you how many times I've driven through the hills of Pennsylvania on my way home, and out the corner of my distracted gaze, a sign for "Clean Fill" pops up. Whether it's someone seeking clean fill or…
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How a Humidistat Can Help Your Home

Regulating your home's humidity level isn't the easiest task, and that's where a humidistat can make your life much easier. A humidistat is usually integrated into a humidifier in a central air conditioning and heating system. It works by using a…
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What’s a Kick Plate & Why Do I Need One?

Maybe you’re like me. I walk out of a store with my arms full of bags — I hate those squeaky carts — and I’m faced with the door. It’s not automatic, so I’m on my own. Do I panic?…
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5 Must-Have Smart Home Features

Hey all! Enjoy this article from Sage of SafeWise. In it's she talk about smart home features that can make your life less complicated.  We’ve grown up in a fast and furious tech world. From the announcement that Apple was…
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Should I Buy A Home With Baseboard Heaters?

Last winter, when 3 feet of snow accumulated in late winter, I celebrated for the week that it took for the snow plows to dig us out. When I opened up my heating bill, the story was a bit different. It…
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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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The Pros and Cons of Interlocking Shingles

If you are looking to install a new roof, you will face a lot of questions. Unfortunately, you can’t just choose a color and call it a day as a roof installer finishes the job. You need to choose the…
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