Category Archives: Home Improvement

Creating Curb Appeal in the Winter Months

    Creating curb appeal is important in real estate and can increase the value of a home by as much as 17 percent. But it can be challenging to achieve great curb appeal in the cold weather months.         Here is a checklist from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an…

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Stunning Exterior Home Remodeling Ideas

Stunning Exterior Home Remodeling Ideas

Remodeling your home can be an exciting prospect. There are so many ways a home’s appearance can transform both inside and out. Remodeling the outside is especially fun, as there is nothing like coming home to a warm and inviting abode. Choosing what area of the exterior to focus on can be difficult, though. Reimagine…

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How To Prepare Your Home for Junk Removal

How To Prepare Your Home for Junk Removal

Your home is your castle, so it makes sense to do everything possible to keep it clean and orderly. This includes disposing of unwanted items safely and responsibly. Sometimes, you will require a waste disposal company to come and handle the larger items. Here is how to prepare your home for junk removal. Make a…

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Home Maintenance Skills Everyone Should Know

Home Maintenance Skills Everyone Should Know

Being a homeowner is incredibly rewarding. However, it’s not all fun and games. Anyone who owns a house will tell you that a lot of responsibility comes with being in this position. For starters, pesky bills are due every month. In addition, there are some home maintenance skills everyone should know. Homeowners need to figure…

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Reasons Why Your Asphalt Driveway Is Cracking

Reasons Why Your Asphalt Driveway Is Cracking

If you’re noticing a bunch of deep, unsightly cracks in your driveway, you might be wondering why. There can be more than one reason for these imperfections in your pavement. It could be one central issue or a combination of many. Different types of cracks form for different reasons, but there are some more general…

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Top Reasons Why Your House Is Always Cold

Top Reasons Why Your House Is Always Cold

The time of year where we turn our thermostats up and look forward to cozy nights in our homes has come. Although, if you turned your thermostat up and found you still have to bundle up for warmth, you may have a bigger problem on your hands. These top reasons why your house is always…

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Why You Should Clean Your Windows Before Winter

Why You Should Clean Your Windows Before Winter

Window cleaning is typically a task most homeowners save for the spring and summer, but cleaning before the snowy season can be beneficial. Here are a few reasons why you should clean your windows before winter.    A Clean Slate   Anyone in the Midwest knows winter means a lot of ice, snow, and salt. Ice and…

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How To Get Your Home Ready for Winter

How To Get Your Home Ready for Winter

Winterizing your home may be tedious, especially in older homes. Checking the furnace and its filter, closing all your storm windows, cleaning out the gutters, and so on is a lot to remember. What happens when winter sets in, the temperature drops, and you’re getting hit with precipitation left and right? One day it’s rain…

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The Basics of Contemporary Interior Design

The Basics of Contemporary Interior Design

Choosing an interior design style for your home can be extremely stressful. Nobody wants their home to be outdated, but they also don’t want to choose a style that’s only going to be old news a year later. The safest bet is going with the contemporary style because it’s extremely flexible. If you’d like to…

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The Negative Effects of Hard Water

The Negative Effects of Hard Water

Hard water can be found in almost every home, especially in specific areas like Texas. Luckily, we’re in Illinois so we’re not quite as bad, but we still have relatively hard water. You’re probably asking yourself, “what’s the big deal with hard water anyway?” Well, there are actually several negative effects of hard water. If…

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