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Deck and Patio Planning and Building

The front porch of some houses cry out for columns, ­­whether they haven¹t had them before (but needed them), or whether the original columns are in disrepair and need replacing. Either way, there is a happy medium between building columns from scratch yourself and having a contractor build...

Outdoor Kitchens

Rocking chairs.  Knitting.  Cast-off shoes.  

Porches  don’t exactly have a hip, modern reputation.  But they might soon.  

The porch is making a comeback, with homeowners and builders rediscovering the appeal and possibility of space that merges the comforts of being both indoors and out. ...

Deck and Patio Repair

When the weather turns pleasantly warm, most of us jump at the chance to open the windows, replace our door and window screens and let fresh air provide soothing, natural ventilation to our stale winterized homes.  But storm doors can be clunky and partially obstruct your view, and sliding...

Home Repairs Tips by Age of House

As long as there have been homes, there have been home repairs. If you know the age of your home, however, problems common to homes built in that era that can be avoided.

While home construction has changed quite dramatically over the years, every era of home construction had its strengths...

Hurricane Protection for Your Home

If you live in a hurricane-prone zone, here are ten hurricane protection tips to help you stay safe and prevent hurricane damage.

Secure Windows:  If you live along the coast, homemade plywood or professionally built shutters are a must when storms are imminent.  Buy ½ inch plywood stamped...

Caulking

Heating an apartment is the single biggest energy expenditure during winter.  But while home owners can do things like purchase new energy efficient heating systems, renters don't have the same options to improve heat in a home they don't own.  Or do they? 

Renters can actually make several...

Find out how to increase your home’s curb appeal and value with painting tips, tricks and techniques. Learn how outdoor lighting adds security while enhancing a home’s best features, and get great ideas for roofing options, siding materials, trims and columns, gutter systems, and exterior maintenance and repair.