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How to Make Homemade Plywood Storm Shutters

Windows are a key area to attend to for hurricane preparedness. Sliding glass patio doors and large picture windows need to be protected from both pressure and debris.  An easy way to do that is by making homemade storm shutters.  Here's how:

  • Step 1: If you're making your own shutters,...
Bathroom Decorating and Design

Serena Remote Controlled Cellular Shades from Lutron make for a simple, affordable room upgrade, providing privacy, practicality and convenience at the touch of a button. Raise or lower Serena Shades from anywhere in the room as daylight patterns change to avoid glare, keep out UV rays and...

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...

Interior Remodeling

Let's face it, sometimes in our harried worlds, it's the little things we do for ourselves that count the most. Home improvement is no different and completing a simple project that does nothing but deliver a bit of luxury to a busy life can pay big emotional dividends.   Here are some of our...

Repair

Are your casement windows difficult to open?  Does the window crank seem too stiff to turn?  You won’t need butter or vegetable oil to make them move more easily.  Follow these simple steps instead:

-- First, remove the screen from the casement window from the inside of the house.

-- Next,...