9 Summer DIY Home Projects That Will Add to Your Home’s Value

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you probably want to be sure prospective buyers will see it in the best possible light. Chances are, however, that if you’ve been living in your home for many years, there are repairs you need to make to increase its curb appeal. The problem, of course, is that those repairs can be expensive, and you might wonder if making them will pay off in the long run. The Good News: Home Improvements Are Worth It—If You Do It Yourself. According to Remodeling Magazine, on average you’ll recoup about 65% of the costs of home improvement projects if you sell your home within 1 year. That of course assumes you’re paying someone else to make those improvements—but the cost drops dramatically if you do the repairs yourself.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide: Featuring DIY Dad’s

We have included four DIY projects that can be completed in just one weekend. Each of these projects will assist in upgrading the look of your home, and the best part is they can all be completed by the DIY dad’s out there! Pick one of these projects and gift your father the materials he will need to complete this weekend project. You’ll get bonus points for creativity and for doing the hard part – shopping. The projects below are listed in order according to skill level, so there is bound to be a project out there for every dad.

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5 DIY Projects to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Home heating and cooling costs increase every year and we all wish we could do something about it, but often have no idea where to begin. We talk to our friends and family to see what, if anything, they are doing to keep the warm or cool air the are paying for inside their homes. There are easy things you can do to keep the warm inside when needed and vise versa. Once you master these some of these small projects looking into other ways to save money is going to come naturally.

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Five DIY Projects to Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is on everyone’s minds these days, whether they are looking for a new home or making improvements to the one they live in now. Some of these upgrades require significant investments of time and energy, and it may be necessary to have a profession do the work. Some are quick, easy fixes that may not have occurred to you earlier. Still others add a unique design element family and friends will comment on for years to come.

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7 Easy DIY Projects That Will Increase Your Home Value

Being a responsible, forward-thinking homeowner is all about property value. Even if you currently adore the home you’re in, you may eventually want to sell it to move up, move somewhere else, or just for a change of pace because you can. When that happens, naturally you want to get the highest possible value for the home and one of the best things about being a homeowner is the ability to improve your property value as a hobby over time. Many people do a big DIY improvement every summer, renovating the kitchen, building a playroom, or improving the garage shop.

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DIY Projects to Prepare Your Outdoor Space for Summer

Summer is just around the corner, which means it is time to start preparing your outdoor space for the upcoming season. You have been dreaming all winter about enjoying the sunshine and outdoors, and now is the perfect time to tackle those DIY projects in order to do so. Here is a list of a few summer projects that can help spruce up your outdoor space and help you relax in it this summer.

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DIY Projects to Get Your Home Ready for Summer Living

Spring is a great time of year to undertake home improvement projects. Something about spring weather inspires homeowners to let in the light, shake off the cobwebs, and tackle projects that have been delayed or neglected due to bad winter weather or the busy holiday season. While summer may still seem a distant future, it’s a great time to start preparing your home for summer living. In the season of warm weather, barbecues, and outdoor living, your indoor/outdoor traffic will increase, and warm weather can also bring unwanted heat into your home. Take some time this spring to get the most out of summer with these home improvement projects:

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5 Amazing Entryway Enhancement Projects That Will Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Take a moment to look at your home’s entryway and evaluate it from an objective standpoint. Does it feel warm, inviting and welcoming, or is it sending another message entirely? The truth is, your home’s entrance has a huge impact on the way it’s perceived by others. This is most important when you’re trying to sell, but it also contributes to the way you feel about your home. A run down, dark, cluttered entryway brings your mood, and the perceived value of your home, down. Thankfully, there are some easy ways that you can enhance your entry and increase your home’s curb appeal, and brighten your spirits at the same time.

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10 Valentine’s Gifts For The Home Improvement DIYer

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Here’s some home improvement gifts, just for you. Every DIYer out there knows that home improvements are gifts that never end. If you’re looking for a creative, fun and inspiring way to show your love for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, then you don’t have to look any further. We’ve compiled a list of 10 home improvement ideas/products that will definitely get your adoration across.

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How To Install Enclosed Door Blinds for your Entryway

One of the best upgrades you can make to your door is by adding Enclosed Blinds. These blinds are in-between the glass panels which offers many benefits over traditional door blinds. We’ve helped homeowners across the country transform their doors with blinds between glass and the results are amazing. What is even better yet is how easy it is to do this project yourself. We of course offer our world class installation service for installing glass, but if you’re outside the coverage zone or you just love DIY projects, you can tackle this on your own in less than an hour. Take a look at our guide on how easy it is to install Enclosed Blinds from ODL.

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Getting Your Home Ready for the Holidays

The weather has cooled off and the holidays are fast approaching. Now is the time to start that holiday home preparation so you can enjoy some Enlightened Living throughout the best season of the year. Not only should you decorate your home accordingly, it’s also important to make sure you’ve tackled the major season projects that will help you take advantage of the season with your friends and family. We pulled together a list of the top projects you can easily knock off your list this year to enhance your holidays.

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