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Top 10 unsexiest home improvement projects

Date Published: Jan 09 2014 | by Mike LaFollette If you’re a first-time homeowner, the thought of home improvement probably conjures visions of installing a state-of-the-art kitchen with the latest appliances, or a sprawling patio that transforms your backyard into an outdoor oasis. Not only do these projects boost the value of your home, but they’re […]

DIY Danger

Each year, tens of millions of homeowners take on home improvement projects themselves.  Many save money, with optimal pride-swelling results.  But an estimated one-in-five DIYers end up getting hurt in the process.  Know your limits. Trim trees safely: 30,509 are treated annually in emergency rooms for injuries related to chain saws, typically used for cutting […]

Protect Your Family & Home — Call Before You Dig

Call 811 before starting a home improvement project that requires excavation. If you don’t, you could hit gas, electric, water, sewer, cable, or telephone lines, and endanger yourself and others. Call 2 to 10 days before starting – whether planting a tree, putting in a mailbox or working on larger projects. Utility companies will mark […]