Posts in Category: Home Improvement Tips

When to Aerate Your Lawn 

Monday, January 28, 2013 9:44:00 AM Categories: Home Improvement Tips

When to Aerate Your LawnAlong with fertilization, watering, and proper grass selection; lawn aeration is a vital step to having that green lush lawn you always wanted. You’ll get several benefits when you aerate your lawn. However, the month when you aerate your lawn is as important as the act itself. Simply put, grass is not simply just grass. There are a number of grass varieties and special blends for lawns.

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How to Prevent Door Kick In 

Monday, January 28, 2013 9:08:00 AM Categories: Home Improvement Tips Home Security

How to Prevent Door Kick InDoors. You open them daily, slam them occasionally and probably give them little thought 99.9% of the time. Yet these rectangular household accessories have the ability to reveal - or protect - the most valuable possessions you own. The FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program tracked 2,188,005 burglaries for 2011; 60.6 percent involved forcible entry. An earlier report from 2009 showed 34 percent of burglars enter the home through the front door; is yours protected?

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How to Insulate a Garage Door Video 

Sunday, January 20, 2013 1:40:00 AM Categories: Energy Savings Green Living Home Improvement Tips

How to Insulate a Garage Door VideoMelissa Skinner from Great Day Improvements shows you how to insulate a garage door yourself for about $60. She'll walk you through the process and provide some tips for you to consider along the way.

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Things to Consider When Refinishing Your Basement 

Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:22:00 AM Categories: Basement Remodeling Home Improvement Tips Home Renovation

Things to Consider When Refinishing Your BasementThere are a few important things to consider before investing in a basement refinishing project.  What type of lighting should be used? Is a permit required? Is water an issue? Planning before refinishing is a great way to avoid these common pitfalls. Doing it right the first time is the easiest way to save time and money.

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Types of Patio Covers 

Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:02:00 AM Categories: Home Decorating Home Improvement Tips Patio Design Planning Your Sunroom

Types of Patio CoversMany homeowners spend a lot of time planning the perfect sunroom, carport or porch but give less thought to what goes on top. Choosing the perfect patio covering should be an important part of every addition project, as it will offer protection from the outside elements, including strong winds and heavy snowfalls, while enhancing the look of the space. From pergolas to awnings to patio covers, which roof will work best for your space?

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DIY Home Renovation Realities: Why It Could Pay to Hire a Professional 

Thursday, January 17, 2013 10:50:00 AM Categories: Home Improvement Tips Home Renovation

Why It Could Pay to Hire a Professional ContractorI hate to admit this, but I spend an inordinate amount of time watching shows like This Old House and Renovation Realities, which in turn inflates my renovation ego so much that I believe I can strap on a tool belt, gut my kitchen and build a new one in two days. In the real word, I’ve never used a power saw and my measuring skills are about as strong as a cup of watered down diner coffee. Thus, a renovation expert I’m not. I know this deep down; but still, for some reason, I want to gut and build.

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Asphalt vs. Concrete Driveways 

Thursday, January 17, 2013 10:25:00 AM Categories: Hard Landscaping Home Improvement Tips

Asphalt vs. Concrete DrivewaysSo you’re in the market for a new driveway or perhaps you’re building a new home and need to decide how to pave your driveway. Either way, you’ll probably have two traditional options to choose from- concrete or asphalt. They are similar but have key differences you should consider before making a decision.

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