Category: How to Tips

How To Take Care of Your Lawn in All Seasons

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22 Jan

How To Take Care of Your Lawn in All Seasons Having a lawn can be great – it offers a place to relax with friends, a safe space for the kids to play, and even somewhere for the dog to run around and burn off energy! But, it’s important to remember that lawns need maintenance, and exactly what kind of…

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5 Ways to Extend Your Patio Season Year-Round

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28 Nov

5 Ways to Extend Your Patio Season Year-Round Many homeowners spend a lot of time and money investing in their outdoor living space. However, the winter season in New York dramatically limits time spent outdoors given falling temperatures and winter snowfalls. Choosing to make small changes to your outdoor space once the cold weather arrives each year is a great…

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7 Clever DIY Ways for a Shady Backyard Oasis

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02 May

  Those of us who have a backyard, cannot hide our excitement caused by the upcoming warm weather. However, the general recommendation is to stay out the sun from 10am to 4pm, which is the entire day. If you want to use your yard during the day and remain safe, you need to use sunscreen and make a shade. Patio…

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Should You DIY or Hire a Professional?

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03 Jan

Should You DIY or Hire a Professional? Perhaps you’ve decided to upgrade your master bathroom. Maybe you’ve decided to build a new deck or put up a fence around your backyard pool. These are excellent choices to improve your home’s value. But whatever the home project you have in your sites, it’s best to decide right away whether you can…

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Converting A Closet Into A Half Bath [Infographic]

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23 Jun

Turning a closet into a half bathroom can bring a number of benefits, including added convenience and privacy for guests, increased home value and a much-needed new space for your family.   Keep the following things in mind: Find the right space Have plumbing nearby Add electricity and ventilation  Make sure to add soundproof insulation Style appropriately  

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How To Seal Grout In 60 Seconds

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27 Jan

How To In 60 Seconds Alure Home Improvements' Doug Cornwell is back for another 60-second fix. In this DIY, how to in 60 seconds, he shows us how to effectively seal grout. What you’ll need: – Paper towel or rag – Grout Sealer 1. Paint the lines of grout with the sealer. - Hint: Squeeze gentle so it gets into the applicator.…

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How To Stop A Door From Opening Fully In 60 Second

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20 Jan

How To In 60 Seconds Alure Home Improvements' Doug Cornwell demonstrates an easy way to prevent a door from slamming into a wall in this how to in 60 seconds. What you’ll need: – Hammer – Screw driver – Hinge Stop 1. Pop out the top hinge pin. - Hint: Use a hammer and a screw driver and hit it into…

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How To Change The Color Of Grout In 60 Seconds

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06 Jan

How To In 60 Seconds Alure Home Improvements' Doug Cornwell gives us a much-needed lesson in how to change the color of grout in his latest how to in 60 seconds.  What you’ll need: – Clean rag – Grout Coloring Stain – Paint brush – Cup 1. Make sure all the grout lines are clean. - Hint: Use white vinegar and a rag to…

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Open floor plans: Not just for the kitchen

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21 Dec

When you eliminate the barriers of walls within certain areas of your home, you can instantly make a space feel bigger - which is one of the reasons why open floor plans have become such a popular design trend. Open floor plans are often used in the kitchen, with homeowners opting to forgo the wall between the kitchen and living or…

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How To Stop Cabinet Doors From Opening Too Far In 60 Seconds

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16 Dec

How To In 60 Seconds Alure Home Improvements' Doug Cornwell tackles a common problem in this how to in 60 seconds: cabinet doors opening way too far. What you’ll need: – Manufacturer restrictor clips – Screw gun 1. Use a screw gun to take the cabinet door off the hinge. - Hint: Put the hinge in the position that it would be in if…

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