Tag Archives: DIY

11 Tips to Save Energy Costs This Winter

  As Game of Thrones’ great Ned Stark never got the chance to say, winter is here. What’s unique about Midwest weather patterns is that summer and winter reach both extremes of the temperature gauge compared to the rest of the country. It’s blistering hot and humid in the summer, and frigid in the winter,… read more

Quick Fixes for Drafts and Air Leaks

  It’s 9 am on a chilly Sunday morning. You’ve been looking forward to this day—your favorite NFL ream team has a huge game against a division rival. An essential win on their journey to make the playoffs. You wake and put on your casual morning hoodie. You walk into the kitchen to prepare a… read more

Winterizing Your Home Exterior

  Winter weather has already teased Iowa with an underwhelming snowfall in October, and it’s already gifted neighboring Nebraska with a few inches. This is a great reminder to prepare your home for the upcoming winter. Winterizing your home does not just help homeowners save money during the winter months, but it prevents costly damages… read more

DIY vs. Professional Work

The summer heat is cooling off, storm season is all but gone, fall is setting in, and it’s time to take on those home renovations you started in the spring with a full head of steam. While you’re prioritizing your renovation checklist, some of your projects seem tedious. Do It Yourself or hire a professional?… read more

Backyard Gazebo Ideas

Gazeboes are a relaxing place to get away from your daily stresses, but in your own backyard. Your mini vacation spot can also act as a hip hang-out for friends, family, or can act as your own personal getaway. In addition to the perks, the can also raise your property value as well. Whether you’re… read more

Easy DIY Home Improvement Fixes

  Whether you’re selling your home or just looking to fix some of its pesky imperfections, it’s not always necessary to call in professionals who will charge you an arm and a leg for home improvement fixes. In fact, there are several common problems that you can fix with everyday, household products and the right… read more