Articles about Home Improvement and Home Maintenance

How to Use Color Theory for Trendy Home Paint Jobs

Color theory is a fundamental concept in art and design that explores the relationships between colors, their psychological effects, and how they can be harmoniously combined. Applying color theory principles to your home paint jobs can elevate your interior and exterior spaces, creating a cohesive and visually appealing atmosphere. So read on to discover how you can use color theory for trend home painting projects complete with practical tips!

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It’s easy to read about painting techniques online but there’s no better teaching than painting itself. | Photo by Luis Villasmil
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Why Limestone Tiles Are Perfect for High Traffic Areas in Your Home

Are you considering renovating your home, but don’t know where to start? Installing new floors is a great way to revamp the aesthetic of any room while also increasing its functionality.

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If you’re looking for a durable tile for your next home renovation project, you should consider limestone. | Photo by Laura Tancredi
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Upgrade Your Home’s Curb Appeal: 6 Exterior Ideas

Your home’s façade is like the cover of a book, giving an instant glimpse of what lies within its walls. In this piece, we’re going to look at six hot ideas to upgrade your home’s curb appeal. Some are more expensive than others but each will enhance your home’s appearance and increase its value.

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Some people will never enter your home but will appreciate it only from the outside.
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Crafting a Remarkable Outdoor Kitchen that Stands Out in Your Neighborhood 

Are you tired of being confined to your indoor kitchen while the beauty of the great outdoors beckons? Imagine the irresistible scent of perfectly grilled meats and the laughter of friends and family as you gather in your outdoor kitchen amidst the backdrop of nature. Let’s explore the topic in detail, and help you create a remarkable outdoor kitchen that will make you the envy of your neighborhood!

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Solar-Powered HVAC Systems Pros and Cons

Your house’s comfort level depends on the efficiency and efficacy of your HVAC systems. HVAC systems ensure that the indoor environment and comfort should be maintained at a sustainable pace. With the growing environmental impact, solar-powered HVAC systems have become a wave in the market. It helps to curb energy usage and mitigate the impact of greenhouse gas emissions. Let’s learn more!

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Solar-powered HVAC systems are becoming more and more popular but the technology is constantly changing.
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Why You Need Surge Protection on an AC Unit

Your air conditioner keeps you cool in the boiling heat of summer. It is also a very expensive piece of equipment. If you want to keep your air conditioning working and you want it to last for a long time, you should install surge protection on an AC unit. With the proper care, an air conditioner should last up to 10 years. 

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Your furnace and AC units are likely the most expensive parts of your home that are connected to electricity.
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8 Common Electrical Problems and How to Solve Them

While electricity is crucial for everyday living, it can severely injure users, damage property, and even kill them. Electrical accidents can cause shocks, severe burns, destroy internal organs and nerves, explosions, and fires. There are many common electrical problems that you should be aware of and more importantly, how to correct them.

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8 Key Questions to Ask Your Roofing Company

Whether constructing a new home or undergoing roof renovation, a roofing contractor is crucial for your project. They’ll determine the project’s scope, recommend materials, and provide a timeline. The contractor will be your main point of contact throughout the work. In this piece, we look at the eight key questions to ask your roofing company and why they’re important.

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New construction homes come with a brand new roof but older homes will eventually need a replacement roof. | Photo by Pixabay
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11 Renovations That Increase Your Property Value the Most

Whether you’re planning on selling your Louisville home now or in the future, it’s smart to know the renovations that increase your property value the most. These change over time but real estate experts in each local market will have the best grasp on what buyers put at the top of their wish list. It’s not just aesthetics either. When done effectively, home renovations can yield significant returns on investment, boosting your home’s worth by a substantial margin. 

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The kitchen is not just the heart of the home, it’s also the prime location for a home renovation that maximizes your return. | Image by Ana Krach
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Gutter Installation: 5 Must-Know Tips for Homeowners

Are you a homeowner looking to improve your property’s drainage system? Are you fed up with the constant frustration of clogged and inefficient gutters? Are you ready to discover effective solutions for enhancing your property’s drainage and bid farewell to gutter-related headaches? In this article, we’ll cover the five must-know tips that pertain to gutter installation.

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The Impact of Water Damage to Electrical Systems: Risks and Solutions

Water damage can wreak havoc on a property, affecting not only the structure but also the electrical systems within. When water infiltrates electrical components, it poses significant risks, including electrocution, fire hazards, and equipment malfunction. Disturbingly, statistics reveal that Americans waste approximately 1 trillion gallons of water every year due to various causes such as leaky pipes, faucets, sprinkler systems, and other factors. In this piece, we’ll look at how water damage to electrical systems can adversely affect your home.

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Electrical work is one category in which you should only tackle projects if you’re thoroughly trained. | Image by OpenIcons
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4 Key Plumbing Maintenance Tips to Save Money

As homeowners, we rely on our plumbing systems daily, from taking showers to washing dishes and doing laundry. However, it’s easy to overlook the importance of proper maintenance until a plumbing problem arises. So here are the four main plumbing maintenance tips you need to know in order to save money in the long run.

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If you want to avoid costly repairs, be proactive in maintaining your home’s plumbing system.
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5 Family-Friendly Home Upgrades to Consider

Home is where the heart is, and for many families, it’s where cherished memories are made. As a central hub for all your family activities, it’s important to make sure your home is both comfortable and functional. In this post, we’ll look at five family-friendly home upgrades you might want to tackle.

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Homes with children need special attention to make them more family-friendly.
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The Big 5 Lawn Care Tips for Summer

Summer is just around the corner. And while most of us are excited about fun in the sun, our lawns may not be as thrilled. The hot temperatures, drought, and increased foot traffic can do some serious damage to our grass. However, with the right lawn care practices, you can keep your lawn looking healthy and beautiful all summer long. Jump into these top five lawn care tips for summer.

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If you’re like me, you take great satisfaction in seeing your lawn look outstanding!
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Top Home Updates After Buying a House

So, you bought a new home? After buying a house, many people opt to renovate the space first. Even before they move in! This works because it’s easier to tackle these renovations before all your possessions are moved in. But which are the top home updates after buying a house? That’s what we’ll cover in this article.

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Quite often the new home you just bought won’t look like this. You’ll need to do some home improvement updates first. | Photo by Francesca Tosolini
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