Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of National Poison Prevention Week, which is March 18th – 24th, we want to emphasize the importance of lead-safe practices when installing replacement windows or doors. If your home was built before 1978, there is a good chance that it has lead based paint. Just a few granules of lead dust are enough to cause harm to a child.
Winter has officially started on the solstice calendar and soon the weather will follow. Here in Northeast Ohio, it is best to be prepared for these harsh elements as they can take a toll on our homes. In this 4 part series we will take a look at 10 important steps to take on both the inside and the outside of your home. In this first article, we will look at 5 exterior tasks that should be on your winter checklist.
Your front entry door is the first thing that greets your guests and is a focal point of your home. Just what color should it be? You could go with a classic black or use a pop of color to create a true focal point. The great thing about working with color and your front door, we’re not talking about a large space to paint and/or repaint (hopefully not).
We are nearing the days when the temperatures will be dipping into what most of us consider “cold”. As well, the calendar will be reflecting the next season, winter. There are simple things we can do around our home to make them more energy efficient and comfortable this winter.