Steps to Installing a Faucet

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For a big impact with small investment for your bathroom or kitchen, consider changing the faucet! It’s a super easy, relatively low cost improvement, that in some cases, can totally change the look and feel of your space!

Faucets are available in a wide range of prices and styles from very inexpensive, mostly plastic models to high-quality brass units. You’re better off buying a brand-name faucet. Some of the better brand-name washerless faucets have lifetime warranties.  Continue reading →

Installing Your Shower Set

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Installing Bathroom Fixture

Some things that get overlooked when updating your bathroom can be the simplest to install. If you are looking to finish off your bathroom with a gorgeous spa like shower head but do not know how to install one. These simple steps can help guide you in that direction. There are so many shower fixtures to choose from at Plumbtile. Such as Graff – Shower Panel and Handles or Dornbracht – Wall-Mounted Thermostat, With Rainhead And Hand Shower Set Continue reading →

How Not to Waste Space

 

Source: This Old House
Source: This Old House

Most people don’t realize that there is quite a bit of wasted space in the home. Your garage, attic or even mudroom can become a cluttered, neglected mess. There are so many things you can do to organize and create usable space in those rooms. Take your utility room and add storage to create a functional mudroom. Continue reading →

Upgrade Your Porch for Summer

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The weather is changing and there is nothing better than spending time outside with friends and family. But what if you don’t have a porch or your porch is in disarray. We have some budget friendly porch ideas. You may want to clear out those cobwebs and fix that porch swing. Spruce your space up without going over your budget. Continue reading →

Tips to Protect Your House From Water Damage

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courtesy of choosereliable.com

Doing maintenance around the home is an absolute must. Therefore, making sure you keep your house safe and clear of water damage is a top priority. Some tips to avoid water damage in your home is imminent. First you want to make sure all hoses are disconnected. Standing water in a hose may freeze back into the pipe and create an ice block that, in a best-case scenario, stops your water flow. You don’t want to create any damage to walls, floor and foundation.

Always make sure to clean your gutters at least twice a year. This will help to avoid any ice jams or blockage. Not clearing your gutters can cause overflow and can damage roof as well as foundation issues.

You will also want to make sure to clear any trees or shrubs. Shrubs and tree roots can wrap around your pipes and break them. You always want to make sure to keep your landscaping close to the home very minimal.

Check and maintain regular maintenance of appliance. Making sure none have leaks or have any standing water. If there are any leaks you will want to fix them immediately. Not doing so can cause great problems. Such as mold, mildew, rot and structural damage to your home. Continue reading →

How to Choose a Faucet

Snip20181219_8There is so much more to choosing a faucet than going to a store and grabbing one. There are a few rules to remember such as the holes and handles. If you are just replacing the existing faucet you will want to remember that your new faucet will require the same number of holes in the deck of the sink as your old one. This will include the spout and the handles. Continue reading →

How To Reface Your Cabinet


Are you considering giving your kitchen a cabinet refacing? This type of renovation can be done within 3 or 4 days. The design choices are endless, and it is a very affordable option. Cabinet refacing will allow you to change the look and feel of your kitchen without even having to change the cabinets themselves.

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How to Clean Your Shower Curtain and Keep it Clean


If you are like me, your shower curtain is the last thing you think about cleaning in the bathroom. It is always there when you need it but not a high priority in your bathroom cleaning routine, but it should be. With multiple uses your curtain will become a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Most shower curtains can just be taken down and put in the washing machine to clean but this doesn’t really keep it clean. Removing those tough stains can be easier than you think! Making your own cleaners will not only remove the dirt and mildew but also keep it looking like new. With a few household items you can make your own cleaner effectively and cost effective. Here’s how to do it:

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