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Upgrade your outdated bathroom

Posted on Sep 04, 2018 in DIY

By JEREMY & TINA BURGI Oh, the bathroom. The room with so many moving parts, taking care of our most basic needs. The room that seems to get dirty five minutes after you’ve cleaned it, and the room that can quickly show wear and tear. If you take a moment to look at your bathroom… Continue reading.

Sprucing Up

Posted on Jul 02, 2018 in DIY

By John Obermeier If you’re planning to sell your home, you may be looking for ways to increase its value. At closing time you don’t want to leave money on the table because you didn’t make simple repairs, resolve clutter issues, or update fixtures for a more modern look. So take a good look around… Continue reading.

Getting organized

Posted on Apr 29, 2018 in DIY

By Scott and Heather Limeberry Spring cleaning season is upon us, and for many people that means more than scrubbing and scouring. It also means clearing out clutter and reorganizing problem areas in their homes. A big part of organization anywhere in the house is being able to easily locate and get to the things… Continue reading.

What’s in your Toolbox?

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 in DIY

By MIKE MCCORD DIYers with a few projects under their belts know a trusty set of basic tools is crucial. But it may not be in your budget to purchase every tool you think you’ll ever need all at once. Investing in a few quality items up front will get you started off right. Here’s… Continue reading.

Color Trends

Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in DIY

By Robin Smith Thinking about changing up the colors in your home is one thing, but choosing a can of paint and rolling on that first swath of color across the wall is another matter entirely. When it comes to home improvement, painting can be one of the least expensive ways to update your space… Continue reading.

Refresh the halls

Posted on Oct 30, 2017 in DIY

by Dennis and Sherry Bishop The holiday season is upon us, and in the midst of planning for family gatherings and creating Black Friday shopping lists, you might also be thinking about how you can get your home ready for all those whimsical Christmas decorations and loving family members from out of town who will… Continue reading.

Keeping the grill fires burning

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 in DIY

BY ART DRAGOO Outdoor grilling is a weekend ritual in Indiana, whether it’s at a tailgate party, a getaway to the lake or just having family over to the backyard. But as the leaves begin to change and the air gets crisper, only the most committed grillers keep cooking through the winter. For the rest… Continue reading.

Choosing the right paint applicator

Posted on Jul 01, 2017 in DIY

BY CURTIS GILLMAN Choosing a suitable paint formula, sheen and color are all key to getting great results from a paint project. But the tools you use to apply your paint are just as important! So as you plan your summer painting project, here are some guidelines to help you select appropriate brushes and rollers,… Continue reading.

Creating an emergency kit

Posted on May 01, 2017 in DIY

By Richard Halcomb Emergency situations, such as severe storms, floods, hazardous chemical spills, or other disasters, can and do happen, often without much warning. So, it’s smart to have a pre-assembled emergency kit ready to go — just in case. To help you create your own emergency kit, here is a suggested supply list along… Continue reading.

Plan before you plant

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 in DIY

This month, Electric Consumer introduces a new column that will alternate monthly with Jack Spaulding’s “Great Outdoors.” “Do-It-Yourself,” produced in cooperation with Do it Best Corp., will offer tips on how to tackle various projects homeowners must deal with regularly. Let us know what you think of the column and the alternating schedule with Jack’s… Continue reading.

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