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5 Home Improvement Projects You Need to Do Before the Snow Flies

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in doors, Exterior Remodeling, Glass Block, Windows

5 Home Improvement projects you need to do before the snow flies | Innovate Building Solutions | #HomeImprovement #ContemporaryHomes #EntryDoor

Updated March 24, 2019

Home improvement projects can be sexy. Picture the laid-out Shaker-cabinet and granite countertop image you saw on Pinterest or in Better Homes and Gardens. Wouldn’t you just love entertaining in a kitchen like that?

Home improvement projects can be the source of laughter…. after the job is done. I think back to my purchase of 3 pieces of carpet to put down on one small bathroom floor when I was a 25-year-old first-time homeowner. I bought 3 pieces because I cut the first 2 wrong (wondering how that happened … don’t ask!). The entire topic of home improvement is so funny it was its own show (remember Tim the “Tool Man” Taylor and his sidekick Al?).

However, as Fall is now upon us (and we know Fall is here by the trite pictures of ‘the kids’ on Facebook at the front door headed off to the first day of school) the Top 5 projects I believe you should do this season are neither sexy or funny, but they are down-right important. You may be asking why they’re important. Here’s why:

  • These projects make your home more comfortable. They’ll keep you from putting 3 blankets on and cranking up the heat this Winter.

 

  • These Fall home improvement projects will make life less stressful (I’ll explain why in project #2 below).

 

  • The top Fall home improvement projects will make you less crabby on bill paying day. You won’t be seeing red and want to ‘go postal’ on anyone at your local, ‘friendly’ (sarcasm intended) utility company who sent you your outrageous bill.

The bottom line is – many fall home improvement projects aren’t sexy, but they are important.

In this article I’m going to identify 5 projects you need to put on your list. I don’t want to see your family crabby, cold and you hot under the collar paying utility bills this winter. Let’s check out these 5 ‘non-sexy,’ yet important projects (note – I saved the ‘slam dunk’ project for last, but don’t get caught peeking ahead).

7 Smart Spring Home Improvement Projects to Fall in Love with Your Home Again

Written by Mike Foti on . Posted in Exterior Remodeling, Glass Block, Home Organization, Home Organization & Storage, Windows

7 smart spring home improvement projects to fall in love with your home again | Innovate Building Solutions

Updated March 16, 2019

Are you like me and H-A-T-E winter? “Old-Man-Winter” is finally behind us. Spring temperatures are here. I can smell the Lilac and Korean spice bushes outside my home. Everything is just perfect …. except the abuse winter inflicts on our houses.

Now that I’m getting outside raking dead leaves away, getting mulch spread and putting in the screen windows it’s doesn’t take a rocket scientist (or a rocket scientist’s husband or wife!) to see your home has gotten a bit (OK maybe more than a bit) tattered and torn from the cold winter season. A front door or window may have rotten wood. Your siding can be showing its age with the paint coming off the boards. Your basement windows might look like they can practically fall out if you blew on them. And the garage – can you saw DISASTER. It’s tough to even get to the rake without stumbling over bikes and excess junk all around the garage floor!

Now that you’re out of your winter hibernation season what can (and should) be done to resurrect the outside of your home? In this article, we’re going to go on a “tour” of 7 smart projects you can tackle this spring to help you fall in love with your home again (and protect it the next time winter comes back again sorry to remind of you of this). We’ll start in the front of the house, go around the sides and finally look at some cool projects for the backyard. At the end of the article let me know project would make the most sense for your home.

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