3 Steps to Prepare Your House for Sale

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Editor’s note: Putting your home on the market is no small decision. And listing before you’re really ready can hurt your chances of selling your home for its full worth. This week we’re giving you a headstart on prime selling season  with plenty of tips and advice for preparing your home to hit the market ready for a successful sale. Planning … Read More

DIY Weekends That Work

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It’s Friday night and you’re ready for some quality time with your toolbox. Tape measure in hand, you dive into your next do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement project. Based on the tutorials online, you should be done by Sunday night. Whether you hit roadblocks in cost estimation or concept execution, common mistakes can leave you with an unfinished, unsightly project that taunts … Read More

Winter Weatherproofing Ideas That Take Just Minutes

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According to the Punxsutawney Phil, winter is sticking around for a while this year. It’s not too late to seal up your house from the cold and save money on your heating bill . These fixes are quick and easy to install, and they’ll help your home stay cozy and warm for the duration. Insulating windows and doors Weather stripping … Read More

Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Fix Up Your Home Like a Flipper

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If you’re anything like me, you may find that it’s all too easy to get caught up in the rush of flipping houses. I’ll admit – buying an old house, fixing it up, and flipping it for a profit is pretty exciting. But if you get too distracted by flipping houses , it’s easy to let your own home fall … Read More

DIY: Fixing 3 Common Household Problems

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Little things go wrong in a home sometimes. These issues are usually too small to call someone about, but they can be bothersome nonetheless. Fortunately, you can easily fix these issues yourself. We’ll show you how to troubleshoot – and permanently correct – three common household problems that can occur time and again in a home. The jammed garbage disposal … Read More

What's Your DIY IQ?

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When it comes to completing projects around the house, it’s no secret that some of us have a harder time than others. Maybe you can’t tell your ratchet from your monkey wrench – or perhaps you’ve got an expert grasp on when to choose a C-clamp instead of a pipe clamp. Now’s your chance to see how you measure up. Note: There … Read More

3 Easy DIY Ways to Clear Clogs in Bathroom Drains

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Getting a clog in a bathroom drain can be a pain, but it’s definitely something you can attempt to clear on your own. You might be surprised to know that there are a number of options for taking care of the problem yourself. And you can save lots of money in doing so. Troubleshooting the clog How you should proceed … Read More

How to Repair and Prevent Doorknob Holes in Walls

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Does someone in your house – perhaps a young someone – tend to throw open doors with reckless abandon? Or maybe the door just bangs against the wall because you don’t have a good door stop in place. More than likely, this has caused a hole in your wall from the doorknob hitting it. If this is the case, no worries! … Read More

5 Home Repairs to Make Before You Host a Holiday Gathering

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Editor’s note: Whether you’re hosting the whole family for the holidays or just welcoming a solo weekend guest, entertaining at home can be the perfect chance to make happy memories with those you love. With our expert advice, opening your home to friends and relatives will be a snap. Look for home entertaining tips every day this week on Porchlight.  Hosting a … Read More

A Beginner's Guide to Texturing Walls and Ceilings

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If you are a beginner DIY-er with some painting experience under your belt, take it up a notch by learning how to create beautiful textures on your walls or ceiling. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, textures are practical, and serve to cover up defects in your walls or ceiling. Once the texture is applied, you will never even remember that … Read More