Home Improvement Blog: A Toolbox of Ideas

Upgrade Your Home with Natural Sunlight from Bay Windows

Posted on Thu, Jul 23, 2015

When considering an upgrade to your home, bay windows are an option for your home that can increase the feel of space, increase the natural lighting in your home and provide an attractive outside appearance. Increasing your home's lighting through better windows is one of the most essential ways to upgrade your home without large amounts of capital. 


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Tags: Bay Window, Windows

Metal Sculpture Honors Habitat for Humanity

Posted on Wed, Sep 10, 2014

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.  They bring folks together to build homes, communities and lots of hope.  As part of this mission, and a great way to generate income to support the mission, Habitat for Humanity has a number of ReStore stores.  It’s where the public can go to purchase affordable home improvement items in addition to lighting, sinks, cabinets, windows, doors, appliances and flooring at a fraction of retail cost.

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Tags: Joyce Factory Direct, Windows

Lead Safety for Replacing Windows and Doors in Northern Ohio

Posted on Sun, Mar 18, 2012

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.

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Tags: Lead Safetry, Replacement Windows, Doors, Ohio, Windows

Price of Replacement Windows

Posted on Mon, Jan 23, 2012

One of the top questions we all want to know when thinking about getting new windows, what will be the price of replacement windows?  Can’t we just simply pick out our windows, look up some prices and go from there?  What is the purpose of having strangers into our homes, invading our space and taking up our time?

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Tags: Replacement Windows, Windows, Cost, Price

Interior & Exterior Winter Checklist for Your Home – Part 2 of 4

Posted on Wed, Dec 28, 2011

In yesterday’s article, we looked at 5 exterior tasks to help your home “weather” the winter.  Today, we will take a look at 5 interior projects to make your home more comfy and cozy.  These are simple and easy but can make a difference in the comfort of your home and the amount you spend on your energy bills.

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Save Money, Ohio, Windows, Heating, Home Improvement

Interior & Exterior Winter Checklist for Your Home: Part 1 of 4

Posted on Tue, Dec 27, 2011

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.

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Tags: Energy Efficiency, Replacement Windows, Doors, Save Money, Ohio, Windows, Gutters