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  1. What mistakes should I look out for when planning a remodel?

    Whether it's a new addition, a kitchen remodel or major work elsewhere in your home, the path to that perfect remodel is littered with potential pitfalls. Keep a sharp eye out for these issues during your planning process, and look for a contracting professional to guide you through the process.

    1. Underestimating your budget

    Contractors say they see this time and again: Homeowners tend to get flustered and feel in over their heads when costs escalate and tough decisions ...
  2. How can I make my own mulch?

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    Laying mulch is a great way to give your plants a natural boost to keep them beautiful and healthy. If you're up for a DIY project, making your own mulch is more simple than you might think. In addition to being easy on your wallet, making your own mulch reduces waste by recycling resources you'd normally toss in the garbage bin. Just follow this simple, five-step process.

    Choose what you'll turn into mulch.

    Where you live and the time ...
    Categories
    Garden, Landscaping
  3. How can I prep my deck for summer?

    Warm weather, fresh air, al fresco dining – an outdoor deck is one of the best places to gather the family and enjoy all that summer has to offer. But even the most well-constructed deck needs regular inspection and maintenance. While a wood deck requires the most attention, composite decks also need care and upkeep. Here's a look at how you can prep your deck for the season and keep it in tip-top shape for years to come.

    Perform a self-inspection.

    Experts recommend inspecting ...
    Categories
    Patio and Outdoor