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  1. How can I care for my outdoor plumbing in winter

    Winter has been relatively mild in its first month, so even if you haven’t done it already, it’s still a good time to winterize your outdoor plumbing. Attending to your outdoor faucets and water pipes to prevent frozen pipes and water damage is easy to overlook during preparations, but they’re an important step to winterize your home. Take care of this now to prevent heavier problems later.

    Pipes usually do not burst where the pipe freezes. Rather, they burst downstream, where the water ...
  2. What do I need to know about garage door installation?

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ID:	11382Garage doors play an important role in your home. Not only are they a first line of security defense, but they’re a critical defining element in your home’s look and can save energy. The average garage door replacement costs between $600 and $2,500. Here are tips from industry experts for putting your plans in motion and successfully completing a garage door installation.

    Consider curb appeal

    Garage doors are one of the most visible and largest ...
  3. How should I plan a home gym?

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ID:	11379Home gyms have always been a popular option for getting fit without needing to share space at a fitness club. Unsurprisingly, given New Year’s resolutions, fitness experts say they get the most interest in home gyms around January, and this year in particular, they are likely to be quite popular. Here are some tips on establishing a home gym.

    First, check your commitment. Make sure your home gym is something you’re actually going to use. It’s potentially ...
  4. Upgrade your Home with a Modern Conservatory

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ID:	11375Adding a modern conservatory to your home increases the living space in a uniquely enjoyable way. A well-designed sunroom is a bright and pleasant area that gives the feel of being outdoors, combined with a controlled temperature to make it usable all-year-round.

    Depending on the space you have available, it can range from a small dining or relaxing area to a full-blown extra room suitable for entertaining and daily enjoyment.

    However, a sunroom ...
  5. How can I paint my house like a pro?

    Painting one or more interior rooms is a (relatively) simple and often cost-effective means to spruce up the look of your home without major remodeling. Since painting is labor-intensive job, it tends to be somewhat costly. If you’re willing to invest your own time and sweat, you can paint your rooms yourself and save some cash. As home jobs go, painting is one of the better ones to approach as a DIY job – but take care with the planning and execution. Mistakes can pile up early on, and you might ...
  6. How can I hire safely this winter?

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    With the onset of winter, the threat of COVID-19 is an even more important factor in our lives. But home maintenance never quits — at some point you're going to need a plumbing, electrical or HVAC emergency to be repaired, and this kind of work requires bringing someone into your home. Consider these six steps to protect yourself, your family and your workers when you need home services.

    1. Use technology to connect with home service pros.
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