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Enjoy time on your deck this summer

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Enjoy time on your deck this summer

With the nice weather, summer makes most people want to spend more time outdoors. With a backyard deck, you have a great range of options for enjoying time outdoors when you are at home. A deck makes for outdoor spaces that are more functional, and they can be perfect for relaxing on your own or for spending time with friends and family. Cookouts and Outdoor Dining One of the best things about having a deck in your backyard is that it offers a comfortable space for outdoor cooking and dining. You can set up your grill, cook some good food and...

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Great Low Cost Home Improvements

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Great Low Cost Home Improvements

When people talk about home improvement projects, so much attention is paid to the big jobs. While it can be great to do a complete remodel of a room or a section of your house, there is something to be said for the little upgrades. These projects might not be as exciting, but they don’t take as much effort, and they are upgrades that you can do without having to invest a lot of money. In some cases, they might even be jobs that you could do on your own. Interior Painting Is the paint in some areas of your home looking a little old? Do you...

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Spring Home Maintenance

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Spring Home Maintenance

Spring is here, and as the weather improves, you may want to take the opportunity to get a little home maintenance done. To ensure that your home is in great shape for the summer, here are a few tips for spring home maintenance. Clean Your Gutters Many homeowners do not realize how important their gutters are for protecting their home. Your gutters channel the water that comes down the roof and directs it away from the home. Keeping this water away from the home is important for protecting your foundation, and it is good for protecting a...

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5 Home Repairs that You Can’t Afford to Put Off

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5 Home Repairs that You Can’t Afford to Put Off

It is understandable if you do not want to spend your money making repairs that may seem less than urgent. If it is not affecting your everyday life right now, there can be a tendency to let things go until the problem can’t be ignored. With some minor problems, this might not be such a bad idea. However, there are some home repairs that you should address right away. Some of these home repair issues might not seem like that big of a deal right now, but putting them off can cost you more money in the long run, and in some cases, it could be...

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Planning an Outdoor Living Space

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Planning an Outdoor Living Space

An outdoor living space can do a lot for a home. It can give you a place to relax in your free time, it can be good for entertaining guests, and it will provide you with more opportunities to enjoy the nice weather that is so common in the San Francisco area. When it comes to outdoor living spaces, you have a lot of options. Depending on the layout of the yard, your budget, and your taste, you can do a lot of things that can make your outdoor space more functional and more enjoyable. If you want to achieve the best results, you will need to...

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Get your roof ready for winter

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Get your roof ready for winter

As we move into winter, there are a few things that you may want to do to protect your home. One point that should be on every fall/winter home maintenance list is to inspect your roof and do some steps to protect the roof from damage. When it comes to keeping the elements out of your home, there are few things that are as important as your roof. However, many homeowners put very little thought to the roof until there is a problem. By taking some preventative steps and keeping an eye on things, you can extend the life of your roof, prevent...

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Planning an Outdoor Kitchen

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Planning an Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor cooking is one of the most popular summertime activities. People love to have cookouts because the food tastes great and it is a good way to enjoy the yard with family and friends. For some people, just having a grill and a dining area is enough, but for others, their outdoor cooking goes a little further. For people that cook outdoors more frequently or for those that like to have greater outdoor cooking capabilities, an outdoor kitchen is the way to go. Depending on your budget and the types of food preparation that you intend to...

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Summer Home Improvement Projects

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Summer Home Improvement Projects

As the summer approaches, many homeowners will start to think about doing some home improvements and upgrades. The nice weather and the longer days make this a good time of year to plan these projects. Depending on the home and the circumstances of the owner, there are plenty of options for summertime home improvement projects. Some are large scale and may require the assistance of professional contractors and others may be a little simpler and can be done in your spare time. Windows A homeowner has a lot of options for window projects when...

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When to get your foundation inspected

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When to get your foundation inspected

As a homeowner, it is unlikely that you have the knowledge and experience to identify when a foundation needs to be repaired. But that’s okay; most people are not foundation experts. That said, the foundation is one of the most important parts of any structure. A damaged foundation will lower the value of a home, cause problems with other parts of the structure and it can make the home unsafe. While in some cases, the signs will be obvious, it is not always easy to tell when a foundation needs repair. In many cases, it requires the knowledge...

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Home Improvements that offer a good value

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Home Improvements that offer a good value

When it comes to getting improvements done to your home, there are several things to consider. For some, luxury improvements might be worthwhile because they plan to stay in the house for a long time and they really like the idea of the benefits that come with the given improvement. However, most of the luxury improvements tend to offer the lowest return in investment when the home is sold. If you think that you may be moving in a few years, some of these ideas may not be practical. If selling the home in the next few years is a distinct...

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