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Stylish, Stain-Resistant, or Both: Which Type of Kitchen Sink Is Right for You?

If replacing a kitchen sink, you’ll think about style, size, and—perhaps most importantly—material. Some materials are highly durable and resistant to stains, scuffs, and scratches, while others are more delicate, better suited to light to medium use. So read on for the strengths and potential drawbacks of seven best kitchen sink materials so you can make Read more about Stylish, Stain-Resistant, or Both: Which Type of Kitchen Sink Is Right for You?[…]

Drywall Anchors: Which One Should I Use?

  Buyer’s Guide: Drywall Anchors Get the right drywall anchors to safely, sturdily hang artwork, shelves, and other items without damaging your walls Photo: istockphoto.com Drywall—comprised of compressed gypsum (a soft sulfite mineral)—creates wonderfully smooth walls. Yet insert a nail or screw into it and it’s likely to crumble, often resulting in the fastener working Read more about Drywall Anchors: Which One Should I Use?[…]

Portable Heater Safety Tips

Portable Heater Safety for the Chilly Months Ahead Small space heaters are typically used when the main heating system is inadequate or when central heating is too costly to install or operate. In some cases, small space heaters can be less expensive to use if you only want to heat one room or supplement inadequate heating Read more about Portable Heater Safety Tips[…]

Dos and Don’ts of Building a Fire Pit

Fire pits are a hot commodity! These attractive additions can dress up a drab yard with mesmerizing flames while serving as a gathering place for afternoon barbecues, evening drinks, and late night s’mores. Before building a fire pit, however, you should become fully informed as to local regulations, construction requirements, and potential hazards. So study Read more about Dos and Don’ts of Building a Fire Pit[…]

All You Need to Know About Insulating Paint

What Is Insulating Paint? Photo: insuladd.com The notion of a paint to reduce heat transfer first arose at NASA in the hope of protecting the space shuttle from the extreme heat generated by reentry into the atmosphere. NASA scientists developed an additive that contained tiny glass spheres called “microspheres,” epoxy particles, and heat-resistant chemicals. The Read more about All You Need to Know About Insulating Paint[…]

Home Maintenance Mistakes That Only Take a Minute to Fix: Part 2

Last week we shared some home maintenance repairs that only take a few minutes to fix. Part 1 focused on 7 items that are easy fixes for homeowners and eager to-it-yourself’ers to tackle. Here are another 7 easy fixes that you can take care of yourself and save money instead of hiring the job out. Read more about Home Maintenance Mistakes That Only Take a Minute to Fix: Part 2[…]

Home Restoration

Home Maintenance Mistakes That Only Take a Minute to Fix: Part 1

Keeping your home in top-notch condition doesn’t mean spending all your free time on maintenance chores; some upkeep and repair projects can be done quickly and without the help (and expense) of a pro. If you have just a few minutes here and there, you can perform the following fast fixes without taking time away Read more about Home Maintenance Mistakes That Only Take a Minute to Fix: Part 1[…]

It’s Not Too Early To Prepare Your Home For Winter

Preparing your Home for Winter  It’s beginning to feel a lot like Winter! It’s never too early to start thinking about the winter months and how you can be prepared in the event that we have a snowfall that rivals 1017. A lot of customers were caught off-guard for the amount of snowfall we had Read more about It’s Not Too Early To Prepare Your Home For Winter[…]