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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Easy Way to Upgrade Patio Doors

If you have patio doors in your home, you understand what a huge benefit they can be to your home. The most noticeable is all the natural sunlight it lets into your living space. But there is also the benefit of opening up the doors and letting that fresh air flow throughout. However, we want to help you take your patio doors to the next level. We’ve got 2 DIY projects you can knock out in a couple hours that will make you fall in love with your patio doors all over again.

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Inexpensive Renovations That Add Major Home Value

Being a homeowner means a never end to-do list of chores and home upgrades to personalize your space, freshen up dated areas, and also increase the overall value of your home. But renovations get expensive, really quickly. That’s why doing your homework and understanding which projects are going to yield the most value will help you maximize your space on a budget. Get the most bang for your buck with every project and tackle the ones that will make the biggest impact quickly. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick hit-list of projects you should consider to maximize your homes value while working with a tight budget. Checkout these home upgrades you can make and start checking them off the list today.

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DIY Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Weekends are wonderful. Enjoying time away from work, spending it with friends and family, and of course knocking out some awesome projects around the house. For us DIYer’s, we’re always looking for the next project that can add value to our homes. But we need to spend our time wisely this weekend, so we put together a quick hit list of projects you can tackle in a short amount of time with the maximum value added to your home.

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How To Repair Your Door to Make It Look New Again

Doors have a major function to your home. They get used and abused throughout the years and unfortunately, sometimes they need some attention to make them a beautiful part of your home again. And it’s important to not take this lightly because the entryway is a focal point for your homes curb appeal. Luckily, we’ve got the perfect solution to fix up that old worn-out door. Checkout our to-do list to repair your old door to make it look brand new again. You’ll fall back in love with your entryway in no time.

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Quick Easy Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home

Being a homeowner means managing a never ending checklist of things to get done around the house. Many times that list includes things to fix, repair, or upgrade around the house that can have an impact on the value of the home. Of course everyone wants to increase the value of their home. Many talk about doing full kitchen or bathroom remodels to have a big impact, but there are also a lot of easy quick wins you can tackle that can also have a big impact on the overall value of your home. We’ve outlined a few ideas for you below that you should consider adding to your never ending to-do list.

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