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  • Important tips for do-it-yourself painting Feb 21, 2014 12:01 AM
    Painting is the least expensive way to upgrade your home. Even a small project can make a big difference. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks to help your next paint job turn out like a masterpiece!

  • Care tips for all kinds of hardwood floors Feb 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    Hardwood floors are more popular than ever before. And there are all different types of wood floors. Let’s go over some basic advice to keep them looking good, no matter what type you have.

  • Give your kitchen faucet new life Feb 7, 2014 12:41 AM
    Last week we talked about simple, quick and inexpensive things you can do to upgrade your kitchen. One of the things we suggested was to replace your kitchen faucet. It really can be fairly easy to do. Here are the steps you need to follow for that simple and quick replacement.

  • Finding the perfect hanger for your drywall Jan 24, 2014 12:01 AM
    Whether you are hanging pictures on your walls or a wall sconce, you are going to need to use a hanger or two, especially on drywall. Drywall is a good surface for a lightweight frame and for paint or wallpaper, but itís just not sturdy enough for hanging heavier stuff.

  • A midseason fireplace-safety checklist: Jan 17, 2014 12:30 AM
    If you use your wood-burning fireplace a lot, then itís probably due for a midseason checkup about now. Here is a list of things you should take a close look at monthly during a long, cold winter.

  • Tips and tricks for fixing common wallpaper problems Jan 3, 2014 12:48 AM
    Wallpapering has come a long way since it was first used, thank goodness! Now we have paper that is easier to put up and take down. But they havenít found a way to prevent peeling, bubbling and a few other issues.

  • Keep your holidays safe and free from house fires Dec 20, 2013 12:01 AM
    At this time of the year, we all are very busy shopping and partying with our friends and family. Just promise us that you will take a few minutes and give your home a safety upgrade. Here are a few things youíll want to check:

  • Picking the perfect holiday tree Dec 13, 2013 12:18 AM
    Itís hard to believe weíre almost into 2014. But letís make the most of this last month of the year. Most of us will celebrate the holidays with family, which usually means decorating the Christmas tree.

  • Simple tips for covering your windows Dec 6, 2013 12:59 AM
    We all have windows, and they are designed to let in air and sunshine. But we also need to cover those windows sometimes to keep the air and sunshine out ó not to mention for privacy. There are some simple solutions, and we have some super tips for measuring and installing window coverings.

  • Preparing your carpet for holiday guests Nov 29, 2013 12:25 AM
    If you are expecting guests for the holidays, then you should be preparing your home. A lot of people take this time to replace worn or stained carpet. But if you are on a budget, try some or all of these tips and tricks for getting out the spots and making your carpets look presentable again.

  • If your dishwasherís not up to par, try these easy tips Nov 22, 2013 12:07 AM
    Dishwashers are supposed to wash your dishes, right? Well, if your dishwasher requires you to wash your dishes before ever putting them into it, then itís not doing its job very well. Sometimes just changing detergents can help. But most of the time, a good cleaning is all it really needs. Here are some tricks and tips you can try to make your dishwashing experience a little better.

  • Tips for fixing those doorknob dings Nov 15, 2013 12:35 AM
    One of the most common drywall repairs is the standard doorknob patch-up. Heck, most of us might even be guilty of it. Oops! Well, itís not very hard to fix, as long as itís just a small dent or hole.

  • Keep pests out of your home this fall Oct 24, 2013 3:54 PM
    As the weather cools, we all start spending more time indoors ó along with the bugs and critters. At least, that is their plan. But you can do a lot of things to keep them out.

  • Cleaning and organizing your laundry room Oct 17, 2013 3:30 PM
    Laundry day doesnít have to be all washed up! Here are some super ideas for upgrading your laundry area to make it a breeze to use.

  • Make your windows more efficient without breaking the bank Oct 11, 2013 12:11 AM
    Windows let light into our homes, but most let a lot more in than that. The fact is that a standard window just doesnít insulate against heat and cold air. But you can upgrade to a more energy-efficient model or try one or more of these ideas.

  • Nowís the time to seal up your homeís insulation Oct 4, 2013 10:15 AM
    We are officially into the fall season now, and it wonít be long at all until Old Man Winter comes your way! Letís get those cracks and gaps around our homes caulked and sealed up before that first freeze.

  • Mt. Prospect team hosts Volley for the Cure Sep 27, 2013 8:51 PM
    To support National Breast Cancer Awareness month, the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade girlsí volleyball teams from St. Raymond School in Mount Prospect will host St. Anne in Barrington, St. Emily in Mount Prospect, The Willows Academy in Des Plaines and St. Catherine Laboure in Glenview at the sixth annual Volley for the Cure volleyball fundraising event.

  • Try these tips to get a cabinet upgrade within a budget Sep 26, 2013 2:22 PM
    You can give your kitchen cabinets an upgrade without throwing your budget out the window. Just try some of our super ideas, and youíll be amazed! Clean all of the cabinets with mineral-spirits paint thinner to remove all grease and oils. You can do a lot of different things to a cabinet door or drawer front:

  • Installing a new floor yourself makes money go farther Sep 20, 2013 12:18 AM
    New flooring is expensive, and we are all looking for ways to get the most for our money. Donít scrimp on the flooring material if you can avoid it. Instead, do some of the prep work yourself. It wonít be easy in most cases, but you can save a bundle.

  • Give your home a makeover with an easy upholstery job Sep 13, 2013 12:47 AM
    When you need a new chair, couch or bench, you do have choices. You can go big and buy something custom-made and very expensive, or you can go cheap and recover something that you already have or something that nobody else wants.

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