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3 Home Improvement Projects That Will Make You Ready for Cooler Weather

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Many homeowners choose fall and winter as the best time to tackle home remodeling and improvement projects because the weather is cooler. But, some homeowners struggle to determine which projects to handle as DIY tasks and which to leave to the professionals. 
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The Best DIY Projects Every First-Time Homeowner Needs To Know

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Owning a home for the first time is an exciting milestone, but it comes with its share of responsibilities, to include maintenance, remodeling, and repairs. Not to mention, it’s rare that anyone moves into a new abode that’s 100 percent perfect, be it from a taste perspective, or wear and tear. While you should leave heavy hitter projects like electrical work, roof replacement, structural changes, tree removal and complicated plumbing work to a pro, there are several other jobs that are considered DIY. Here’s how to get started.
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3 Easy Projects to Get Your Beach House Ready for Summer

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Is your vacation home ready for the season? After sitting empty through the chilly winter months, your beach house might need a little TLC to get it ready for your big summer plans. Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get great results. If you enjoy a little DIY, these three home improvements projects will get your beach house summer-ready on the cheap. 1. Tend the Gutters If you haven’t cleaned your vacation home’s gutters since the end of hurricane season, this job is overdue. Storms and strong winds fill gutters with debris. If they become blocked and it rains, you could be looking at expensive flooding damage. That’s why a gutter cleaning should be the first project on your list. Cleaning gutters is simple, but it’s a messy job that requires long periods of standing on a ladder. If that’s beyond your comfort level or your beach house is multistory, you may want to hire a pro for this job instead. Thankfully it’s an inexpensive hire, with most homeowners in the area paying between $91 and $170 for a gutter and downspout cleaning. 2. Refresh Tired Linens Linens and upholstery grow faded and threadbare with […]
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Top 5 Home Value Hacks

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In today’s Louisville real estate market, it really pays to stay ahead of the game. Make smart choices. Knowing what to improve can really make your home out stand out. With that in mind, I’ve uncovered the Top 5 Home Value Hacks that you may or may not know about. One thing is for sure, each one will more than pay for itself when you’re selling your home. Home improvement has never been this easy. Let’s count them down! #5 – Update Your Lighting It’s very easy to find cool lighting fixtures that won’t break the bank. They’re actually much cheaper than you probably think. If you can’t replace them yourself, electricians can install 3-4 new fixtures in a couple of hours. Cheap! Check out these hip pendant lights you can find at Lowe’s. For about $40 a piece, you can make a big statement by tossing out something old and adding new life to the space. #4 – DIY Projects You’re on Dad Knows DIY already, check out all these great tips! Using this hack will really flow from what you can do. If unsure, you can hire a professional but if you do the work, you can save […]
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Concrete Calculator

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This calculator will help you determine how much concrete you will need to mix for your project.
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Wallpaper Calculator

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This calculator will help you anticipate how many rolls to buy. Remember to buy extra if you need to match patterns.
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Carpet Calculator

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This estimates the number of square feet and yards you will need to cover a room.
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Board Foot Calculator

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Calculate how much lumber you will need for your projects.
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Painting Calculator

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Estimate how many gallons of paint you will need to purchase for your room.
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Bricking Calculator

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Estimate how many bricks and mortar you will need for your project. This calculator also provides weight estimates for planning your transport.
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