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10 Paint Colors for Your Kitchen to Make It Shine

Perfect Kitchen Paint Colors

It’s time to repaint your kitchen and you know what that means—a trip to the store and then coming back home to do the time-consuming task of sorting through lots of paint swatches and all the different hues that you picked out. It can be daunting but there is good news: there are specific colors that will really make a kitchen come to life. To help you out, this week, we’re exploring the perfect paint colors for a kitchen.

4 White Hues

Nowadays, white is “in” for kitchens. Yet there are way too many shades to pick from! So we’ve narrowed it down for you to the top four.

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Warmer Weather is Here So Let's "Spring" Into Home Maintenance

Spring Into Home Maintenance

The sun is getting higher in the sky and the days are starting to get longer....time to get out there and take on those spring projects! Now that the snow is gone it’s the perfect time to do some repairs, check for damage and prepare your garden and/or home for the summer. Here are some terrific things you must survey for proper spring home maintenance.

Exterior Woodwork Should Be Resealed

Each year—or every two years—it’s a good idea to reseal or stain your wooden fences, trellises, decks, pergolas, railings and other outside structures. Doing so will keep them in good condition and they’ll last for many years—not to mention they’ll look like new. But before you start this project, look over each of these structures and perform any necessary repairs.

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5 Energy Efficiency Tips for Older Homes

Energy Efficiency Tips for Older Homes

Old homes waste energy like a Hummer goes through gas. It's inefficient and costly. You may think you're only options are to put up with high utility bills forever or sell your old home. But there are so many energy efficient tools available to help homeowners upgrade their old homes. Selling does not have to be an option. Here are 5 tips to make your old home more energy efficient.

1. Replace Windows & Doors

The single-paned windows of older homes are a big source of energy loss in your home. Old poorly insulated doors also contribute to energy loss. The ideal solution is to replace all old windows with double-paned windows or Energy Star-qualified windows. This upgrade will drastically help cut costs on energy bills. However, replacing windows can be expensive. A cheaper alternative is to add caulking and plastic insulation to windows and doors. It will help cut costs but not as drastically.

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Vacuum Cleaner Maintenance

vacuum cleaner repair

Your vacuum cleaner is a valuable piece of equipment and essential to keeping your home clean and looking its best. Periodically performing vacuum maintenance can extend the life of your vacuum and avoid costly repairs. Read on to find out what's involved in vacuum cleaner maintenance.

Always unplug your vacuum before attempting any maintenance

Keep yourself safe from electrical accidents. Trust us on this one.

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Does Your Home Need these Repair or Maintenance Services?

Home Repair Maintenance Services

When it comes to home maintenance, it seems there's always something to do. The key is to prioritize what you need to do first. Today, let's focus on when to repair your ceiling or walls, have your gutters cleaned or repaired, and change your filters.

How do I know if I need to repair my ceiling or walls?

Both age and moisture from leaks can cause plaster to crack or even crumble when it breaks away from the wood plath underneath. Drywall holes can occur for various reasons -- from hammering in nails to being struck by furniture. A skim coat can be applied to make the finish look smooth; if there is a significant hole, it will need to be cleaned, filled with putty, spackled, and a patch sometimes needs to be applied. Homeowners often think replacement is the only option for these types of issues but repair is much more practical.

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