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Summer Window Projects: Quick and Easy Repairs for Open Window Season

r May 1, 2013 | B DIY Projects

Well-made windows can last for decades if they’re maintained well. These easy fixes will have your windows in tip top shape in time for the open-window weather that’s coming soon.   Loosen Stuck Sliding Windows Buy silicone spray lubricant at the hardware store to get old windows moving again. Spray lubricant onto a rag and wipe along window tracks. This is safe for metal, plastic, or wood surfaces.   Lubricate a Difficult Window Latch Open the latch and rub an old candle all over the mechanism. Open and close the latch a few times to fully lubricate. A skinny taper is perfect for getting around intricate hardware.   Clean Window Screens Dirty screens ruin your view and mess with air…

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Clean Love! 5 Quick Tips from BrightNest

r February 14, 2013 | B DIY Projects, Home Decor

It’s the little things that often get left behind in home maintenance. Who has time to clean grout and fix a smelly garbage disposal?  Give your home some TLC this Valentine’s Day with 10 easy maintenance ideas from BrightNest. BrightNest is the ultimate resource for new or veteran homeowners. Their mission is to make homeowners happy with tips and tools to shape up your home and simplify your life. Find delicious recipes, organization and cleaning tips, and super smart maintenance hacks over at the nest.   Clean a Smelly Garbage Disposal Got a mystery stink that’s driving you batty? Your garbage disposal may have lingering food residue that’s the culprit. De-stink in seconds with baking soda and a lemon. You…

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We’re on Houzz! Find out why you’ll love it too!

r October 5, 2012 | B Home Decor, Solving Design Problems

Have you heard about Houzz? We’re in love because we can share our favorite window blinds and woven wood shades and gain amazing inspiration from other home decorators. It’s like if Design Sponge, Pinterest, Angie’s List, and Architectural Digest had a gorgeous social media love child. Houzz is a new social site for remodeling and home design where home improvement professionals and homeowners from around the world can interact to share photos, inspiration, and advice. Here’s what you can do with Houzz: Browse 700,000+ high quality photos for inspiration and collect them in ideabooks. See the work of remodeling and decorating professionals around you. Get advice about a design dilemma from industry professionals. Read reviews from the Houzz community about architects, designers, contractors,…

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