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Upgrade Your Flooring

Posted on: April 27, 2016

Installing a hardwood floor can take longer than a weekend, so choose a material that’s less time-consuming. Start with anything that comes in a roll, such as sheet vinyl, which looks better and lasts longer than it used to. http://ow.ly/4mWUUR #weekend #DIY #homeimprovement #upgrade #budget #summer #handyman

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Swap Out Cabinet Door Inserts

Posted on: April 27, 2016

Make boring cabinets sing by replacing the door inserts. Stainless steel, stamped tin, wrought-iron grillwork, glass, and wood painted to match your flooring or countertops are all possibilities. The process is simple, says Mike McAllister, owner of Riverside Kitchen Center in Mount Vernon, Washington: “Remove the small flange that holds the existing insert, then replace …

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Swap Out the Sink

Posted on: April 26, 2016

A new sink can energize a boring bathroom. Before you replace it, though, consider your needs. You might want to try standing in front of the model you’re considering and acting out your morning routine. Will you have enough room to brush your teeth or put in your contacts? Your choice should balance aesthetics with …

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Replace Interior Doors

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Update these often-overlooked interior elements with form and function. Switch a blah door with a finely detailed antique. Or simply upgrade with solid-core doors, which dampen noise far more efficiently than the hollow-core doors common in new construction. http://ow.ly/4mWUwl #weekend #DIY #homeimprovement #upgrade #budget #summer #handyman #antique #interior #doors

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Light Up a Corner

Posted on: April 26, 2016

With attic space above a dark corner, it’s easy to add a new light fixture, says Daryl Berg, a journeyman electrician in Longview, Washington: “Just cut the hole for the fixture and run the wires through the ceiling joists to a new circuit.” http://ow.ly/4mWUc9 #weekend #DIY #homeimprovement #upgrade #budget #summer #handyman #lighting #electrician

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Replace an Appliance

Posted on: April 26, 2016

If you bought your refrigerator before 1993 or your dishwasher before 1994, when the federal energy-efficiency guidelines for each went into effect, consider replacing them with more efficient models. Some newer models use at least 15 percent less energy than required by current federal standards and 40 percent less energy than the conventional models sold …

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Redo Your Backsplash

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Tired of a dull kitchen? Transform the mood of the kitchen with a bold new backsplash in ceramic or glass tile. Just make sure the wall is sound before you start the installation. http://ow.ly/4mWTrX #weekend #DIY #homeimprovement #upgrade #budget #summer #handyman #kitchen #backsplash

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