9 Easy Home Improvement Projects To Keep You Busy While Quarantined

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We’re spending way more time at home these days, which means it’s more important than ever for our living spaces to bring us joy and comfort. But if you’re like me, you’ve begun to notice ― maybe even fixate on ― imperfections like run down furniture and outdated wallpaper.

Since you’re stuck at home anyway, now might be a good opportunity to work on a project or two that will spruce up your home and take your mind off the coronavirus pandemic. Most major hardware stores are offering online ordering with curbside pickup, so getting supplies should be a breeze. And as long as you’re handy with a few basic tools and paintbrush, you can tackle these easy home improvement projects.

1. Add an accent wall

A fresh coat of paint can transform a space. But if you don’t have the patience or energy to repaint

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Best Home Improvement Apps – Best Home Improvement Websites

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While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved into fantastic tools for renovation, build ing, and decorating projects. Designers, for instance, are starting to use private Pinterest boards to share ideas with clients by pinning images of paint colors, fabric samples, and more. “The boards keep us organized and create a dynamic dialogue,” says designer Jayne Michaels.

Dering Hall helps homeowners find interior designers. Browse hundreds of portfolios to choose a firm, or, if you’re just looking for inspiration, scroll through photo galleries organized by room and style. Another site, Cultivate, focuses on kitchen redos. You can also crowdsource a solution for a renovation problem in one of its lively, themed forums.

Interactive maps on Porch allow you to search for local architects and trade professionals, view their work, and even find out whether your neighbors or Facebook friends have

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5 Quick Home Improvement Projects to do Before You List

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The housing market is incredibly competitive, and renovations can give you the edge you need to sell your property. Unfortunately, many people don’t have the time or money to invest in extensive renovations, and it’s difficult to know if you’ll get a good return on your investment. That’s why we’ve put together a list of five projects you can tackle that cost very little but can make a big impact on the sellability of your property. 

Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint

By the time you sell your property, it will likely be in need of a new coat of paint. Colors can fade over time, walls can get dirty, and new paint just makes a home more eye-catching. When you’re competing with others for curb appeal, it can help to have that fresh coat. Once you’re able to draw prospective buyers in, warm, neutral colors like beige or tan

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Best Home Improvement Loans of July 2020

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Details about home improvement loans

A personal loan used for home improvements is like any unsecured personal loan: It’s not guaranteed by your home, the rate you receive depends primarily on your creditworthiness and the rate and payments are usually fixed, which means you can reliably schedule monthly payments into your budget.

  • Higher rates: Since the loan is unsecured, the interest rate may be higher than on a home equity loan or home equity line of credit. Rates from online lenders range from about 6% to 36%. Rates for home equity loans and HELOCs are usually in the single digits.

  • Fast funding: Online applications typically take a few minutes, and funds are available within a day or two at some lenders. Learn how to get a personal loan for a smoother process.

  • No tax benefits: You can’t claim a tax deduction on the interest on personal loans as you

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Consumers are tackling home improvement projects, but pros are hurting

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  • The coronavirus pandemic has affected Lowe’s’ do-it-yourself and pro consumer bases quite differently, CEO Marvin Ellison said Wednesday.
  • Ellison spoke with National Retail Federation CEO Matthew Shay about Lowe’s’ consumer base.
  • Stuck-at-home DIY shoppers have been spending on home improvement projects, but the company’s significant pro customer base has struggled during the pandemic. 
  • “Customers were a little uncomfortable inviting someone in their home due to the concerns around COVID-19,” Ellison said.
  • But the CEO said that pro and do-it-for-me sales are “starting to rebound” a few months into the pandemic.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a major boom in home improvement spending, Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison said Wednesday.

But that boost in sales largely came from the do-it-yourself crowd, as shoppers felt reluctant to risk allowing professional contractors into their homes over contagion fears. 

The home improvement CEO spoke with National Retail

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Home Renovation & Home Improvement Basics

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When you renovate or upgrade your home, there are a few things to consider before deciding the best way to spend your renovation dollars. For example, will the project make your home more functional or an overall better place to live? If you have four bedrooms and one bathroom, adding a second bathroom might tremendously improve the general living conditions of your home.

There’s also the consideration of keeping everything in a good state of repair and replacing worn-out components of your home. A roof replacement won’t necessarily improve the functionality of your home (unless the old one is falling apart), but it can give you the peace of mind that you won’t have to worry about leaks anytime soon.

Last, but certainly not least, is the issue of cost versus value added. Many popular home renovation projects are expensive. The National Association of Realtors estimates that:

  • the average complete
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4 Home Improvement Projects You Shouldn’t Cut Corners On

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Thinking of doing some home improvement projects and not sure whether you should splurge on the best, or opt for more economical options? Here are some projects you definitely shouldn’t cut corners on.

Improving your home can be very expensive, and many people end up having to take out loans for home improvement or use a credit card to cover the costs. Still, sometimes upgrades are necessary to maintain the safety and integrity of your home, to make it more livable for your family, or to get your house ready for sale. 

If you’re thinking of making fixes to your home, there are times when you don’t necessarily have to buy the very best. But, there are also certain projects you absolutely should not cut corners on. Here are four of them:

1. Electrical work

Electrical work is not something you should try to DIY, and it’s not something you

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Pro Renovation Home Improvement website in 10 days | Invision Pro

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We develop your pro Renovation & Home Improvement website in 10 days

Your potential clients are looking for you online, so you need a website to showcase your skills, services and explain what makes you different. Homeowners and general contractors are looking for:

  • Your specialty
  • Demonstration of your expertise
  • Photos/videos and descriptions of your recent projects
  • Contact information
  • Testimonials and reviews

We will promote all the services you offer on a market, showcase the best projects you have completed, and install leads generating, analytics and statistics functionality.

Responsive Business Website.
What you get:

  1. Domain name

    – Help with domain name search, purchasing and registration under your account

  2. 1 year hosting

    – Fast and reliable local hosting

  3. Copy-Writing

    – We create unique text for each page on your website up to 3000 words based on your requirements.
    – We provide you with CopyScape certificate, confirming that there are no

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DIY Home Improvement Projects To Try While You’re Stuck At Home

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The COVID-19 pandemic has meant all of us are spending more time at home. Even when social distancing restrictions lift, it’s clearly going to be a different summer than most of us were probably anticipating at the beginning of the year. So why not take this opportunity to improve your surroundings with some DIY projects? Even if you’ve never attempted a DIY home improvement project before, know it doesn’t need to take advanced skills or lots experience to make a major design impact. It’s also something the whole family can help with. Here are the best DIY projects for every level.

Swap Out Hardware

Anyone who can use a screwdriver can makeover a room simply by changing the pulls and knobs on drawers and cabinets. This is one of the few projects that requires zero skills. A true

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How to Master Some Home Improvement Skills During Quarantine Time

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Most of us are spending a lot more time at home these days—most of our time, in fact. Maybe we’re watching way too many home improvement shows (no judgment here!). But inevitably, we’re looking around our homes and thinking things could use a bit of sprucing up.

“People don’t have to do it; they want to do it,” says Dennis Gehman, owner of Gehman Design Remodeling in Harleysville, PA, and national treasurer of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. “They’ve become tired of their bathroom or kitchen or whatever room. Most of the time, things aren’t broken; they just want a new look.”

And between the need to keep a distance from others and the general economic uncertainty, it makes sense to save some dough by tackling these projects on our own. But beware—everyone needs some professional guidance.

Fortunately, as with work meetings, fitness classes, and even

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