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6 Months are Left in 2019, These 10 Home Renovations Can Still Get Done Before the End of the Year

Stop procrastinating and get going on these home renovation projects.

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Windows

If you think you need new windows summer is the time to replace them because if you’ve got drafty windows during the winter you’re going to regret it from a warmth standpoint and a money standpoint.

Here’s what you need to ask yourself before buying new windows, how to install replacement windows and how to prevent window leaks.

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Roof

If you live in a snowy climate, then the only time you really have a chance to repair or replace your roof is in the spring and summer. If you’re asking, “Should I replace my roof?” These are 21 things to consider before replacing a roof. If you can replace a roof on your own, you’ll want to know these tips on how to remove old roofing and pick up these tips on how to roof a house.

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Siding


Summer’s a good time to take a look at your siding, especially when you find a few sunny days in a row. You might not have to replace all your siding. These how to replace siding tips will make the task easier. If you’ve got vinyl siding, then you’ll need to know how to nail vinyl siding correctly and some of these vinyl siding installation tips.

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Foundation

A home’s stability relies on a proper foundation. If your foundation is cracked, crumbling or in need of some repairs, repairing it is probably not a DIY home project. And hiring a professional will give you peace of mind in knowing your home is safe from serious structural issues. You’ll need warmer weather for foundation work to avoid any frost issues.

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Shed

If you’ve been lamenting the long walk back to the garage to store all your lawn care tools, then maybe it’s time to think about adding a shed. Lucky for you we’ve got loads of shed ideas and tips. If you’re looking for something purely utilitarian then check out how to build a cheap storage shed.

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Deck


A deck can provide a perfect place to enjoy those long summer nights or a way to peer over the neighbor’s fence to spy the dead spots in their lawn. A deck is a spot to entertain guests and grill. But you’ve got to build it in warmer weather to enjoy it so start planning now by checking out these designs and checking out these deck building tips

If your deck just needs some work, summertime is when you can start thinking about deck add-ons and what you can repair.

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Kitchen

You might be able to hold off on a kitchen remodel for a few more months but you’ll want to get it done before the holidays. It might be tough to get around the kitchen but these tips will help you get around and prevent things from breaking.

If you’ve been mulling a kitchen remodel for a while, you’ll want to check out these incredible kitchen remodeling ideas to help you out and then once you decide to move forward, you’ll want to know these 10 creative ways to save on a kitchen remodel.

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Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens have garnered more attention these days as they’ll help save a trip or two back to the house if you’ve forgotten something during your outdoor dining experience. Check out how cool a backyard kitchen can be and see what we came up with when we built an outdoor kitchen pavilion shed. It’s the perfect spot for outdoor dining and game time.

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Exterior Painting

There’s never a good time to paint so you might as well do it when the weather is nice out. You’ll need to plan it out a little bit in order to ensure a solid paint job. Our expert painting tips will make the job go faster and smoother.

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Entry Door

Upgrading your entry door is one of the easiest projects you can do that adds instant curb appeal to your home. Plus, it’s a pretty simple job you can do yourself. Need some help to get started? Here’s how to replace an entry door.