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Top 10 Power Tool Gift Ideas for 2010

By Todd Fratzel on Feature Story, Power Tools

2010 Power Tool Christmas Ideas Each year we like to share our suggestions on home improvement and construction related tools that would make great Christmas gifts. This year we’re starting out with a list of the top 10 power tools. This list has some expensive tools on it but trust me they are really great…

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Kitchen Backsplash – How To Tile A Backsplash

By Todd Fratzel on Feature Story, Kitchens

How To Tile A Kitchen Backsplash Kitchen backsplashes can be as simple as a 6 inch high piece of your countertop and as complex as an intricate tile design. Installing a kitchen backsplash is a DIY project that most people can do with a little planning and elbow grease. We recently installed a tile backsplash…

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CHANNELLOCK – New Website, New Plier and Giveaway

By Todd Fratzel on Feature Story, Hand Tools, Product Reviews

CHANNELLOCK Website – New & Improved CHANNELLOCK has been in business for almost 125 years and they are known for some of the best pliers that I’ve ever used. CHANNELLOCK recently introduced a new website featuring some great interactive videos and information to showcase all their products including pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers and an assortment of…

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2010 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

By Todd Fratzel on Feature Story, Power Tools

Home Improvement Father’s Day Gift Ideas Father’s Day falls on June 20 this year (2010). If your father enjoys DIY, Home Improvement or Construction then we have a list of gift ideas. Instead of getting dad one of those lovable mugs or a tie how about buying him a great new tool!! Here on our…

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How To Edge Flower Gardens

By Todd Fratzel on Feature Story, Gardening

Edging Flower Gardens Edging flower gardens is an easy DIY project once you understand how to do it properly. Edging is a method of creating a clean line between your lawn and a flower garden or other landscape feature. The simplest and cleanest looking edging is just a method of “cutting” back the edge of…

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Master Bedroom Makeover

By Todd Fratzel on Feature Story, Interior Decorating, Painting and Finishing

Master Bedroom Makeover Our new home is about four years old so you might wonder why I’m writing about a Master Bedroom Makeover.  We’ve spent the last couple of years buying furniture for the kids rooms and other family rooms. This meant living with our old furniture that my wife had before we got married.…

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Accent Walls For Bedrooms

By Todd Fratzel on Feature Story, Interior Decorating, Painting and Finishing

Accent Walls We are in the process of doing a Master Bedroom Makeover in our home. One of the makeover items that we’ve decided to incorporate is an accent wall. According to This Old House adding an accent wall with a vivid hue where the others are more neutral can add a dramatic, contemporary look.…

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Top 5 Home Improvement Renovation Projects

By Todd Fratzel on Feature Story, Home Improvement Cost Savings

Home Improvement Renovations – ROI According to Remodeling Magazine, the ROI (Return On Investment) on home improvement renovation projects faired much better than overall home values for 2007-2008. While home values continue to drop the latest data shows much smaller drops in the ROI on many home improvement renovations. ROI is a very simple term…

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