Articles by Laura Firszt

Planting Flowers For Beginners

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 17, 2018

Are you trying your hand at flower gardening for the first time this year? Lucky you! You’re about to embark on an exciting adventure. There’s nothing quite like helping...

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How To Make Old Cabinets Look Modern

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 13, 2018

Are your cabinets starting to show their age? Would you like to bring your kitchen into the present century … without the major investment of replacing all the cabinetry? Don’t...

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Pouring a Concrete Slab

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 05, 2018

Concrete is one of the most user-friendly building materials around. It’s durable and inexpensive, yet can be made amazingly attractive with today’s new concrete finishes....


How To Lay Wall Tiles

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 30, 2018

Wall tile is trendy … that’s for sure. It’s both practical and luxurious for kitchens and bathrooms. In fact, good-looking tile can add a fashion-forward note to...

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Why Is Concrete Repair So Expensive?

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 27, 2018

What makes concrete repair so expensive? Isn’t concrete basically just a mix of cement, water, and rocks? And these days you can buy precast concrete – slabs, steps, etc....

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Sellers Disclosure: What Do I Need To Know When Selling My Home?

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 23, 2018

When you’re selling a home, the words “sellers disclosure” may fill you with confusion, even with fear. What exactly is the point of a sellers’ disclosure and...


Best Plants To Grow In Pots

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 16, 2018

There are all sorts of great reasons to grow plants in pots. You might live in a condo or townhouse with limited outdoor space. Perhaps the soil quality in your yard is poor. Or you...

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Driveway Materials: Compare Before You Choose

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 09, 2018

The four most popular driveway materials today are concrete, asphalt, gravel, and pavers. How do you decide on the best one for your home? Sizing them all up may seem as baffling as...

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Air Conditioning: Maintain and Upgrade Your System

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 02, 2018

Hot, sunny weather is just around the corner. That means it’s time to get your air conditioner in shape. Here’s how to get the best out of your A/C this summer, with practical...

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Overseeding for a Thicker Healthier Lawn

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 25, 2018

Overseeding is the type of home improvement hack we love. This process simplifies an often difficult and frustrating chore – growing a lush green lawn – and makes it both...