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12 Must-Have Tools for Home Improvement Projects

12 Must-Have Tools for Home Improvement Projects

Do you like to tackle your own home improvement and woodworking projects?

Maybe there’s a DIY-er in your family who spends more time in the workshop than in the house!

If their obsession is more than a passing hobby, they probably need a few tools to round out their “must-have” collection.

To help you along, we’ve compiled a list of indispensable tools that should be part of any workshop or garage collection to help get things done faster, easier and better.

 

To complete a range of common home improvement and DIY projects, here are 12 must-have tools:

Fire prevention week

Tips for Fire Prevention Week: October 8th-14th, 2017

Fire prevention week

In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy.

That’s why this year’s National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Prevention Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan.

Here’s this year’s key Fire Prevention Week campaign messages:

Lawn Before Lawn Repair

DIY: Lawn Repair 101 – How to Fix Bare Spots

Lawn Before Lawn RepairAhhh! A lush lawn of perfect green! It’s what we all dream about when it’s summertime. The soft, rolling green backdrop to our cookouts, ballgames, BBQs and entertaining. That said, if you have a lawn with bald or bare spots, it can be frustrating to diagnose and fix.

Do I Need Lawn Repair?

It’s not uncommon to encounter bare spots at some point or another throughout the summer season. Take heart! There are easy ways to diagnose and repair these unsightly patches of yellow, brown and beige, and restore your lawn to its true GREEN GLORY.

Exterior Painting Project

Planning an Exterior Painting Project in 5 Easy Steps

Exterior Painting Project

If your home exterior is looking drab, one easy way to make a big impact is with a fresh coat of paint. You can save on Benjamin Moore primer,  exterior paints and stains & rollers all month long at GNH Lumber! And springtime is a great time of year to tackle your home exterior painting project – the temperatures are warm enough for easy drying, but without the excessive humidity associated with summer months. This means quicker drying times!

If you’re not sure how to begin a large-scale exterior painting project, don’t worry. There are a few planning steps that will go a long way in finishing your painting project on time and without unexpected headaches. It’s simply a matter of thinking ahead, buying enough paint in the same color, and then tackling the job one section at a time.

Here are some planning tips to help get you started on your home exterior painting project:

garden oasis stone path

How to Create a Garden Oasis

garden oasis stone pathAn inviting yard provides a calm atmosphere, a tranquil retreat and a relaxing place to entertain.

With spring quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how to create a spectacular garden for you to enjoy all season long and one that your neighbors to envy.

Here are 6 ideas for creating a garden oasis that you can use to escape, relax and even entertain:

yard cleanup

5 Things to Include on Your Yard Cleanup List

yard cleanupCan’t wait to get back out into the garden? Well, here’s the good news! It’s time to get a head start on your spring cleaning checklist, and that includes taking care of your yard and garden beds.

To look and feel its best after the harshest winter months, your yard and gardens requires spring cleaning the same as the inside of your home. Taking a weekend to clean up as the weather begins to warm will save you time later, and it helps prevent some problems further down the road in summer.

First, look over your yard before creating a specific checklist of what needs to get done to be ready for the season.

To help you get started, don’t forget these 5 things when cleaning up your yard this spring:

subway tile backsplash

DIY: How to Install a Subway Tile Backsplash

subway tile backsplashSubway tile backsplashes are a growing trend in kitchens and baths and can make for a gorgeous, clean finish.

By taking on some of the work yourself during your kitchen or bath remodel, you can save money and have fun in the process! Installing a subway tile backsplash is a simple project for any DIYer.

In this DIY, we’ll help you learn how to install a kitchen or bath subway tile backsplash in 7 simple steps:

Kids Bedroom Paint

11 Fun Ways to Paint a Kid’s Bedroom

Kids Bedroom Paint

Painting your child’s bedroom can be a lot of fun. Whether you’re preparing a nursery or supporting your child’s wish for a new look, here are eleven style ideas to consider:

There’s Value in Simplicity

1. Pastel Colors

Sometimes simple is best. Choosing to paint the whole room one solid color is quick, easy, and versatile. The walls are just a background; if you want the focus on posters, furniture, or other content in the room, why make them compete?

DIY: Floating Shelves

How to Build Floating Shelves

DIY: Floating ShelvesFloating shelves are an elegant way of displaying collectibles, photos, travel mementos, or other decorations. This project is great for any DIY beginner because it’s simple, inexpensive and doesn’t take very long to make!

Floating shelves are useful for displaying items in your living room, bathroom, or just about any room of the house.

This easy DIY guide will show you how to build these floating shelves. Just follow the simple step-by-step instructions!

Color Trends 2017

Grey is the New Black: Color Trends for 2017

Color Trends 2017

We don’t usually like to play color favorites, but in this case, we can’t resist. 2017 is quick approaching, and that means that it’s time to forecast the newest color trends for the year.

If you’re new to color selection, there are a few things professionals take into consideration when deciding on a palette. Color forecasters draw information from the fashion runways, auto manufacturers and the housewares industry. They also consider what’s going on culturally and how this impacts our national mood.

So, without further ado, here are a few paint color trends for 2017: