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May 1, 2015

April Videos: DIY Doormat, Pet Feeding Station, and More!

Homes.com April Video Round Up

On this edition of the Homes.com video round-up, we take a look some of the great DIY videos that we’ve posted on our YouTube page! Learn how to make your own doormat, create a hidden pet feeding station, get your home ready for spring, and learn to install a new door lock to enhance the security of your home.

DIY Doormat

Who doesn’t love a little personalization in their home? Use this guide to create an industrial looking doormat, on the cheap!

Spring Vent Cleaning

Get ready for the warmer weather this spring, and get those air vents cleaned out [...]

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April 29, 2015

Grout Care and Repair

Is your grout starting to look grubby? Dirty grout can really ruin a beautifully tiled floor or wall, and broken grout can be an even bigger problem. Solve your grout grievances today, with helpful tips for grout care and repair from tile flooring expert and Hometalker Kevin of KMS Woodworks.

What’s the best way to clean my grout?

“Grout cleaning can be a chore, or, if proper choices are made in advance, a breeze. I have grout in my kitchen tile floor that is over ten years old and it still looks as good as the day I installed it. The simple reason is it is dark brown in color, a nice match for the mottled brown granite tile. Picking a grout color in the darker spectrum goes a [...]

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April 14, 2015

What DIYers Need in Their Toolbox

You’re itching to jump on the DIY bandwagon and start improving your home by hand, but where do you even begin? If you want your home improvements to succeed and last, you’ll need the right tools and equipment. Don’t scour the home improvement store aisles guessing what you might need — instead, listen to an expert DIYer . Here’s your toolbox supplying cheat sheet from Isabelle LaRue, blogger at Engineer Your Space and expert craftswoman. Start with these basics and add to your kit as your DIY skills grow!

Basic Toolbox for Beginner DIYer:

According to Isabelle, the very first thing everyone should have in their toolbox is a multi-tool. There are many different kinds out [...]

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February 12, 2015

Winterizing Your Windows for Lower Heating Costs

If you live in an older home, you probably know the frustrations of window drafts and high heating costs. Replacing windows can be very costly and time consuming. If you’re not quite ready to make that financial commitment, then a window insulation kit may be a great alternative for you!

Homes.com DIY experts, Jacque and Matt, are back with a great tutorial on how to winterize your windows with these types of kits. They’re going to break it down, so you’ll be able to get your windows insulated quickly and easily!

Ready to get started? Here you go!

Stay warm, and avoid those costly bills from escaping heat. Check out more great tutorials on the [...]

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