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Ready for a Home Makeover? Here’s How To Do It.

05-30-2015 08:00 AM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 0 comments »

Today people are looking for ways to improve their homes for better living and more enjoyment. Investing a little time and money will go a long way to transform your home into the pride of the neighborhood. Curb Appeal – Let’s begin outside. Mow the grass, pull the weeds, edge the lawns and give the bedding areas the attention and maintenance they deserve. Liven up the planting areas with perennials for substance, and then go for color with annuals. Select a color scheme such as reds...

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Exterior Tool Storage Closet

05-04-2015 02:18 AM by Dan Lyke | 2 comments »

This went from “I wonder if Rubbermaid makes some outside storage cabinet thing” to this monstrosity, with sliding door, on the back of the workshop. Still need to clean finish fastening the sheet metal sides, but I was out of steam…

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Fast Forward Plan for Spring

04-30-2015 08:53 AM by ReubenD | 0 comments »

It is finally starting to resemble spring again in our area after a very long and very cold winter. While most years there would already be a fair amount of green in the lawns and trees would have buds and the daffodils would be up, this year we are just getting rid of the last patches of snow in the shady areas. This has brought some concern to the other half of our home, the part that is outside the four walls of our house but is what everybody else sees and where we like to spend a fair bi...

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DIY that adds Value to your Property #2: DIY in the Kitchen to add a touch of Value

04-24-2015 10:56 AM by Katies_DIY_Blog | 0 comments »

In the second part of this blog, instead of just thinking about the house as whole, I thought I’d focus more on just the kitchen in which adding a touch of DIY could increase the value of your home. Using a fair bit of my real estate experience, my slow but steady gaining of DIY experience/knowledge and an article I found online here at TheMoveChannel, I thought I’d write this short piece to carry on with the series! Now no one is expecting you to have a PHD in electronics here and create ...

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DIY that adds Value to your Property #1: DIY adds more value you think

04-22-2015 06:20 PM by Katies_DIY_Blog | 3 comments »

I’m relatively new to this whole blogging thing so please bear with me if this article isn’t quite up to Shakespearean standard just yet! This is my first blog post so I thought I’d make it about something that’s been interesting me as of late. Firstly, my main job is a real estate agent. So I guess you can say my main job is slightly boring! However, the last 3-4 years of so I’ve actually started taking up small DIY jobs in and around the house. My boyfriend has never been very good with thi...

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Painting Kitchen Cabinets #1: Off With The Old!

04-11-2015 09:30 PM by RoadHogg | 3 comments »

We are planning a total kitchen gut and remodel in the next couple of years but in the mean time we have just had enough of the old cabinets. We had some left over paint so we decided to freshen things up a bit by repainting the place. Everything is made of Douglas Fir, either lumber or plywood. The cabinet doors are just 1/2” Fir plywood! We’re sanding off the old finish then applying latex primer and a latex top coat. It’s nice that when sanding the Fir takes on a tex...

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On The Workbench #1: Heated Handgrips for a Snowblower

02-24-2015 04:01 PM by ontheworkbench | 0 comments »

When I bought my snow blower, I only wanted one wide enough to fit through the side door on my garage, so I settled for a 26” wide unit. When looking across various models, I noticed that several premium (and larger) models had heated hand grips. After two winters with my snow blower, I thought it would be time to try to upgrade my basic rubber hand grips to heated one. I made a couple of videos on it, the first one shown how I did it for my MTD manufactured Troy-Bilt, and a second one...

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What was I thinking. :)

01-09-2015 05:33 PM by ThinkTwice | 4 comments »

Greeting everyone. :) Thought we would share with you a journey we had started a few years back but still in the process today of renovating an old barn into a place to live. Setting the stage:In 2002 we lived in a small town in Michigan, I have never liked living in town; growing up on a farm in Wisconsin. We have 3 children, Jeffery, Tori and Chelsea. The oldest, Jeffery was 13 with not a lot of options started hanging around with lets just say less than ideal friends, Drugs and alcoh...

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Bathroom Remodel #6: Practicing for the shower doors

01-03-2015 08:03 PM by Dan Lyke | 0 comments »

So with the expanded window, we needed to obscure some of the glass. I thought “Oh, let’s go to Michael’s, get some stencils and etching acid, and put some patterns on it”. Charlene heard that and thought “Let’s put pictures of my favorite childhood camping spot on all the available glass”. Including the $700 shower doors. So now we’re practicing. A lot. Started with the Harbor Freight “air eraser”, which is ...

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Bathroom Remodel #5: Toilet Paper Holder

01-02-2015 07:46 PM by Dan Lyke | 1 comment »

A little side project along the way: Still need to clean up the wall of the niche where it goes before I glue it into place…

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