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  1. How can I prepare my deck for the warm season?

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    An outdoor deck provides great comfort and luxury for spring and summer outdoor entertaining. But, even the most well-constructed deck needs to be well-maintained and inspected every so often. Wood decks require the most maintenance, but even composite decks need to be checked. Follow these steps to ensure a safe deck season for your family.

    INSPECT YOUR DECK

    At least once per year, conduct your own inspection of the deck to identify ...
  2. DIY Guide on How to Build a Wooden Fence

    The first thing that you should do when it comes to building a fence is to check local homeowner's association regulations and local codes so that you can check whether there are some rules on placement, size, and style that you have to consider.

    Therefore, if you need a permit, you will have to think everything through. For wood fencing, you will have to determine your property lines, so check out with your neighbor about the plans, because you do not want to create a hassle afterward. ...
  3. How to Finance Your Dream Home

    Buying your own property is one of the most exciting things you could do; however, there is one even more exciting experience than that – building your dream house, just the way you wanted and always imagined it. However, this is very likely also the most expensive endeavor of a person’s entire life, which means that financial planning of each and every step is of the essence. Regardless of whether you are starting from scratch or you want to overhaul your existing home to suit your needs better, ...
  4. 6 ways to add value to your home

    We all know the saying ‘home is where the heart is’ and it’s no surprise since we spend most of our non-working hours in our house. So, it goes without saying it should be a place that not only makes you feel good, but maintains it’s value should you ever look to sell.

    Here are a few tips that can help you add value to your home.

    Focus on small improvements

    If budget is an issue, making minor changes can have maximum impact to the value of your home, if you ...
  5. How to take care of wooden doors

    Wood is arguably the most popular material in the construction industry. It is either the roof or the ceiling; if not the floor, it is the doors and a large percent is involved in finishing. Most importantly, hardwood is regarded as perfect for doors. If you are looking forward to a door that will last for decades without breaking or getting spoilt, choose hardwood. That is why antique furniture is taking the center stage as part of the décor in the modern world.

    However, to maintain ...
  6. Working with and Handling a Home Improvement Professional - The Do's as well as Do n'ts.

    On a study made by the Joint Facility for Housing Research Studies at Harvard College, residential or home improvement is a multi-billion market and continues to show its strength in an otherwise poor housing market. This results from the growing understanding of home owners nowadays of the reality that improving their present home via renovation (restroom, kitchen, roof or windows) can be a terrific alternative than moving to a new house nowadays.

    Home renovation (Voegwerken) projects ...
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