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The Best Pergolas and Pergola Kits for Your Deck or Outdoor Space

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With the warmer weather and beautiful sunshine, most of us spend even more time outdoors in the fresh air. In many cases, this has encouraged us to reconsider our backyard or deck spaces. Whether you are looking to improve the aesthetic of your yard or searching for a way to add to the functionality, a …

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Best Landscaping Rocks

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Gardens are never complete until they’ve been topped off with special landscaping rocks. Landscaping rocks come in all shapes, sizes, and colors that can help elevate any garden while also promoting great soil health and adding value to your home. There are numerous landscaping stones to choose from, and it’s easy to be overwhelmed, especially if …

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38 Garage Storage Ideas to Clear Up Your Clutter

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Garages have a tendency to become cluttered quickly. It doesn’t take long for stored items to pile up and take over any workspace you may have once had. Not only is a cluttered garage frustrating to look at, it can also become a breeding ground for unwanted critters such as mice, spiders, and insects that prefer …

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Top Fence Stain Options for Your Next DIY Project

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Whether you’re constructing a new fence, or considering your options to bring your existing wooden fence back to life, choosing the right fence stain can feel overwhelming. There are so many different options, it can be difficult to weed out the best fence stain for your own unique situation. The key to choosing the right …

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11 Brilliant Ideas for a DIY Air Conditioner

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Looking for a clever way to keep the house cool? Nothing is more affordable, or satisfying than a good old DIY air conditioner made with your own two hands. Made from items like Coleman coolers and styrofoam coolers to box fans, blowers, and oscillating fans, you may already have some of the parts laying around. …

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Types Of Gutter Guards: A Guide to Keeping Your Gutters Clean

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Keeping your gutters clean of debris is one of those necessary evils that accompany home-ownership. Not only does it save you time and money by keeping to a cleaning schedule it also helps you avoid any serious problems down the road. Clogged gutters can back up water and place unneeded stress along your roof edges. …

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Gutter Guard Installation: How Much Does It Cost?

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Gutter guards prevent your gutters from clogging with leaves and debris. It’s important to keep them clear for multiple reasons. Firstly, all that piled up dirt is unsanitary and can cause mold and mildew issues indoors and outside. Secondly, prolonged clogs will damage the structure of the gutters and maybe even your house. But choosing …

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A Complete Guide to Home Maintenance

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Keeping up with annual chores can be daunting if you don’t have an organized action plan. Since maintenance is ongoing, it’s easy to get lost or fall behind schedule. However, regular home maintenance will protect your wallet from costly repairs in the future. To make life easier, we’ve created an easy-to-follow monthly task list so …

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