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6 Window Frame Repair Tips

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 31, 2014

Besides their primary purpose -- holding the window glass in place -- your window frames help to insulate your home. Normally a long-life item which may last you 30 years or more,...


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5 DIY Repairs for Damaged Doors

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 30, 2014

Scratches, dents, or holes in your door are quite unsightly. And when you have to fight to open a door that refuses to swing freely or on the contrary, it shakes, rattles, and rolls...


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How NOT to Install Drywall

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 15, 2014

Drywall (aka plasterboard, wallboard, or Sheetrock) is a boon to the do-it-yourself weekend handyperson. This useful substance, composed of two heavy sheets of paper sandwiching a layer...


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9 Great Ways to Green Your Gift Wrap

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 26, 2014

Who else loves the holiday season? Gathering family, friends, and food together in your gaily decorated home is great. The cream on the cake is that it's also a time to show love by...


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Beyond Curb Appeal: When It Pays to Stand Out

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 10, 2014

Popular wisdom says that when you put your home up for sale, it should be made to appear as bland and beige as possible. Well, like a lot of popular wisdom, this idea is only partially...