Top Tips and Options to Paint a Swimming Pool

The swimming pool like any other structure requires periodic maintenance. The best period to do these activities is during initial months of the year. This time is always beneficial because it is cool and once the work is complete, you can easily refill the pool. The pool painting is the best option to maintain the swimming pool and extend its life. However, before you start with painting, it is important that the inspection of cracks, chips in the concrete pool have to be done with great care. If there are any cracks, then repairs have to be conducted in the concrete pool with chlorinated rubber. If the cracks are a bit lager, then patching compound can be used. These things are specifically made to be used for the concrete pools. On the other hand, the pools of fiberglass do not require repair if the hairline crack open to the substrate. This is a sign of weathering. Immediately repair the cracks in fiberglass pool, as water can damage the substrate and rot it.

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Choosing the Right Outdoor Fireplace for Your Space

Do you wish to spend quality time in your yard even during those cold months of winter? Well, your wish can come true with the installation of outdoor fireplace that will transform the outdoor living areas into an all-season entertainment spot. However, there is one important task left to do and i.e. determining which one will be suitable for the purpose.

Since there are an array of outdoor fireplaces available in the market, choosing the best one can turn to be a troublesome process. And, if you had been laying off the idea of installing them due to this then the time has come to bring your miseries to an end, as here are the simple steps that should be taken when you are planning to purchase an outdoor fireplace for your home.

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DIY Outdoor Kitchen: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Adding outdoor kitchens to a home is becoming a major trend these days. It’s a great way to increase the living space of your home and to get you out of your more formal indoor kitchen once in a while too. There is also something peaceful and relaxing about spending more time outside.

What can really take away from this experience is building an outdoor kitchen that was not designed properly. It happens all too often and as a result, people do not get the full value out of this additional living space. You don’t want that to happen to you when building your new outdoor kitchen so try to plan properly in order to avoid these common outdoor kitchen building mistakes.

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8 Terrible DIY Improvements That Will Devalue Your House

As a homeowner, you may have your own reasons to upgrade your property. Maybe you are giving it a cosmetic facelift to increase its resale value. When upgrading your property, it is important to make smart choices. Otherwise, you will lose a lot of money. You could even turn off potential buyers.

Before launching a home improvement project, it is important to review your market. You should know what upgrades have the best potential. If most homes in your neighborhood have just 3 bedrooms, adding a 4th bedroom to your home can actually boost its resale value. But if the homes in your neighborhood have an average price of $150,000, spending $50,000 on a kitchen remodel is not a wise idea because it won’t automatically increase the value of your home to $200,000. The idea of renovating a home is to increase its resale value. If renovations price the home out of the local market prices, you will have a tough time finding a buyer. But if you really loved those exotic marble countertops or steam showers, you may get them for your own enjoyment. Just don’t expect them to boost the value of your property dramatically.

Here are home improvement projects that may not increase the resale value of your home.

 

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To Roof or Not to Roof, That is the Question

Every homeowner falls somewhere on the handiness rating scale. From rank amateur to building pro, everyone has a skill level and a comfort zone which informs them when it comes time to decide whether to fix it yourself or hire it out. Some repairs make it easy to choose. Electrical repairs, for example, are often a no-brainer. Electricity can kill you so if you don’t know your Ohms from your Amps hire it out. Plumbing is generally easy, and people are willing to give it a shot. Water eventually dries. But roofs are a different animal. When faced with roof repair, roof replacement, or roof installation. DIY turns quickly into calling a roof contractor once the ladder is climbed and the steep pitch of a slippery roof becomes a reality.

 

Pros and Cons of DIY Roof Replacement

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