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How Long Will My Home's Exterior and Interior Paint Job Last?

One of the best ways to freshen up your home, increase curb appeal, and even add value, is a fresh coat of paint. Adding a fresh coat of paint to both the interior and exterior of your home makes everything look clean and new, and can breathe new life into spaces that felt tired or outdated. 

How to Install Blinds: A Step-by-Step Guide

Blinds on the window provide you with privacy, and they can also give you cooler temperatures inside. In fact, according to the Department of Energy, most types of window treatments will keep your home cooler and lead to a lowered energy bill, depending on the type of covering as well as the season. 

5 Carpet Care Tips That Can Double Your Carpet's Lifespan

Most carpet care experts estimate a carpet’s lifespan at around three to five years – and even less if you’ve got high foot traffic or pets. Since that’s a relatively short amount of time, we’ve put together a few carpet care tips that can help keep your carpet around longer. 

How Often Should You Clean Your Carpets? We Tell All.

If not cleaned properly, your carpet can contain four thousand times more germs than a toilet seat. Yes, that’s definitely cause for concern. 

How to Take Care of Hardwood Floors

This blog post is part of our home maintenance for first time homeowners series. Read the previous post on how to get rid of household mold for more helpful information!

Our Guide To Household Mold (And How To Get Rid Of It)

This blog post is part of our home maintenance for first time homeowners series. Read the previous post on plumbing tips for more helpful information! 

This is the Best Ikea Furniture, According to the Experts

With affordable prices and great designs, Ikea furniture is more than just a cultural fad: it’s a great investment. Because Ikea has such a vast catalog of furniture offerings, we’ve scoured the internet to find recommendations from design experts for the best Ikea furniture out there. 

Power Washing Prices: What You Can Expect to Pay

The inside of your home isn’t the only thing that needs sprucing—every few years, you should power wash your home to eliminate the buildup of dirt, grime, and algae. 

How to Hang Art Without Nails So You Don’t Damage Your Walls

Whether you're a serious collector or have just acquired a few pieces for fun, decorating your walls with artwork can add personality and a splash of color to your home. Studies show that it can even boost your mood. Of course, finding a way to display each masterpiece can be challenging, especially if you're worried about damaging your walls.

5 Handyman Projects To Do at Home That Will Make Your Life Better

If you’re not working with a lot of space, small changes like increased storage and fun wall art can make your home feel like an oasis. 

How to Install a Chandelier: Brighten Your Space With Our Handy Guide

Changing out a light fixture like a chandelier is one of the easiest ways to upgrade a space, and updating the lighting can create an entirely new ambiance and aesthetic in a room. However, homeowners—especially newbies to home renovations—can understandably get intimidated by anything to do with electricity. 

How to Install a Ceiling Fan: a DIY Guide So Simple, Anyone Can Do It

Get ready to be blown away by science: ceiling fans are cheaper to run and are significantly more energy efficient than air conditioning.

Everything You Need to Know to Pick the Perfect Kitchen Table

If you have a formal dining room, the space is most likely sits unused for the balance of the year or becomes a collect-all for your miscellaneous items without a permanent home.

How to Hang Heavy Objects on the Wall so They Won’t Come Crashing Down

If you don’t hang a heavy item on the wall properly, there’s a high chance that it’ll fall. A heavy television, piece of art, or shelf could seriously damage your home or injure your family and pets on the way down. 

Gutter Cleaning Near Me: How to Find the Best Company

As summer winds down, homeowners have to start preparing for the busy maintenance season ahead. With autumn approaching, that means raking piles of leaves, preparing to winterize your garden, and the most arduous task of all: cleaning the gutters.

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