Posts filed under "DIY"

How To Minimize Plumbing Emergencies In The Summer

Posted by hoi October 7, 2015 Comments are off 432 views

While plumbing emergencies can strike at any time of the year, there are certain types of problems that are especially common during the summer. Many of these issues are due to children being home during the day, which can lead to overuse of certain fixtures. Also, appliances such as washing machines tend to get more [...]


DIY: Plumbing Repair Tips For Homeowners

Posted by hoi May 13, 2015 Comments are off 1310 views

While many people dread DIY plumbing projects, a lot of the projects are actually easy and do not take a great deal of time. Here are some home plumbing repairs that you can do on your own with just a few basic tools. Garbage Disposal Repair One of the most common plumbing repair jobs is [...]


Garage Remodeling: Hiring A Professional Or Doing It Yourself

Posted by hoi February 6, 2015 Comments are off 1744 views

When it comes to your garage, taking on a renovation project is more than a great way to update your home’s exterior — it’s a great way to add to its value. According to Remodeling Magazine, adding on a garage provides an average 69.3% return on investment for homeowners, and replacing the garage door can [...]


DIY – Prepare Your Home for Greater Efficiency Before Winter

Posted by hoi August 27, 2014 Comments are off 2412 views

The only thing that you may be dreading more than the cold weather that is coming soon is having to pay the high heating costs that come with it. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can save money on your bill, and many of them are easy to implement. Of course, the most straightforward [...]


DIY – How to Properly Treat and Maintain your Wood Deck

Posted by hoi August 12, 2014 Comments are off 2881 views

Old and new decks require a certain amount of maintenance to ensure they hold up to weather abuse, such as rain, snow and direct sunlight. While sun damage produces a dry, weathered look, constant foot traffic also ages a deck’s appearance over time. Rain, dew and sprinklers cause water damage that leads to mold, mildew [...]


DIY – How to Replace Damaged or Missing Siding

Posted by hoi July 16, 2014 Comments are off 3917 views

Compared to other siding materials, vinyl siding is fairly prone to damage. Intense heat and cold can both degrade vinyl. Cold spells can cause brittleness, hairline cracks and full-on breakage. When one needs to repair or install smaller vinyl sections, it isn’t always cost-effective to employ a repair professional. This type of repair can cost [...]


Top HVAC System Efficiency Comparisons for Homeowners

Posted by hoi June 24, 2014 0 Comment 5212 views

In the list of must-have features in modern homes, a long-lasting and efficient HVAC system ranks up there alongside sturdy foundation and dependable roof. The home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system determines the home’s livability regardless of the time of year. Aside from altering indoor climate to cool it down or heat it up, [...]


DIY – An Entryway Retiling Real Life Project

Posted by hoi May 6, 2014 0 Comment 6094 views

My family moved into our first home last December, and to say that we have a lot of projects on our to-do list would be an understatement. There are multiple projects in the works for almost every room in the house. Thank goodness it’s only a 1-story home. Recently, we decided to give our entryway [...]


DIY – How to Install a Chain Link Fence

Posted by hoi October 21, 2013 0 Comment 5902 views

A chain link fence features a frame built from rails and posts. With time and patience along with the proper tools and materials, you can build a chain link fence around your home and yard. Tools and Equipment The caps are the sections that hold the fence’s structure together. Furthermore, after you install the frame, [...]


DIY – Easy Tips to Help Keep your Home a Little Safer

Posted by hoi October 7, 2013 0 Comment 2683 views

Home security can be the deciding factor in whether or not your home turf might be broken into by burglars. According to a recent Household Burglary report released by the U.S. Department of Justice, there were 2,845,500 completed burglaries in 2011. Of those completed burglaries only 44% of the break-ins were to homes that required [...]