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August 2014 Tips for Today's Homeowner Newsletter, DIY Outdoor Improvements

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  • August 2014: DIY Outdoor Improvements
    • Build a Block Retaining Wall
    • Clean and Stain a Concrete Patio
    • DIY Storage Shed Addition
    • Drought Tolerant Landscaping
    • August Home Maintenance To-Do List
    • How to Clean a Clogged Showerhead
    • Summer Lawn Care Guide
    • Flower Bed Water Saving Tips
  • July 2014: Keeping Cool This Summer
    • Checking in with Chelsea Website
    • Tips to Keep Cool This Summer
    • AC Maintenance and Replacement
    • How to Replace Your Toilet
    • Repairing Rotten Door Frames
    • Protecting Wood Floors from Rocking Chairs
    • Help Your Lawn & Garden Survive Summer Heat
    • Installing a Paddle Ceiling Fan Securely
  • June 2014: Family Friendly Yard Tips
    • Choosing a Playset for Your Yard
    • Building a Picnic Table
    • How to Install a Tree Swing
    • Refinishing Outdoor Wood Furniture
    • Easy Wallpaper Removal Tips
    • DIY Stair Stringer Planter Rack
    • How to Grow Tomatoes
    • Concrete Porch or Patio Improvements
  • May 2014: Adding More Living Space
    • Adding Living Space to Your Home
    • Hiring a Remodeling Contractor
    • Choosing the Right Power Saw
    • How to Clean Grout Lines in Tile
    • Favorite Flowering Spring Plants
    • DIY Circular Saw Crosscut Guide
    • How to Keep Weeds Out of Your Lawn
    • Improving Traction on Slippery Steps
  • April 2014: Spring Lawn & Garden Tips
    • How to Have a Great Looking Lawn
    • Planting Shrubs the Right Way
    • Choosing Mulch for Your Lawn
    • Spring Home Cleaning and Repair
    • Guide to Feeding Wild Birds
    • Fixing Squeaky Door Hinges
    • When and How to Prune Shrubs
    • Repairing a Sagging Fence Gate
  • March 2014: Exterior Home Repairs
    • Gutter Repair and Maintenance Tips
    • Replacing Damaged Lap Siding
    • Patching an Asphalt Driveway
    • Build a Wooden Privacy Fence
    • Get an Early Start on Spring Garden
    • Ripping Plywood on a Circular Saw
    • Planting a Spring Vegetable Garden
    • Using Paint Stored Below Freezing
  • February 2014: Maximizing Storage Space
    • DIY Under Bed Storage Drawers
    • Installing Track Storage in Closets
    • Build an Attic Storage Platform
    • Basic Homeowner Plumbing Repairs
    • How to Remove Textured Ceilings
    • Soap Dispenser Filling Tip
    • Force Spring Branches to Bloom Indoors
    • Find and Repair Chimney Roof Leaks
  • January 2014: Budget Kitchen Updates
    • Budget Kitchen Remodeling Tips
    • Replacing Kitchen Cabinet Hardware
    • How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets
    • Water Filters for Your Home
    • Decorative Crackle Paint Finish
    • DIY Kitchen Cabinet Wine Glass Rack
    • How to Grow Poinsettias Year-Round
    • Removing Water Marks on Furniture
  • December 2013: Pet Friendly Home Tips
    • How to Repair Pet Damage to Doors
    • Keeping Pets Safe During the Holidays
    • Stopping Dogs from Digging Out
    • Top 10 Cool Tool Gift Ideas
    • DIY Wall Mounted Desk Project
    • How to Remove Pet Hair from Rugs
    • Brighten Up a Winter Garden with Pansies
    • Clean Soot and Smoke on Fireplace Surround
  • November 2013: Interior Home Decorating Tips
    • Choosing Paint Colors for Rooms
    • How to Hang Pictures on Walls
    • Hiring an Interior Decorator
    • Install a Mosaic Tile Backsplash
    • Turn Fall Leaves Into Mulch
    • Carpet Squeak Floor Repair
    • Applying Winterizer Fertilizer
    • Closing Vents and Doors to Unused Rooms
  • October 2013: Home Heating Tune-Up Tips
    • How to Choose and Maintain a Furnace
    • Heating System Servicing Tips
    • Choosing Furnace Air Filters
    • DIY Faux Granite Countertop Paint
    • Top 5 Trees for Fall Foliage
    • Removing Paint from Window Glass
    • Preserve Fall Leaves for Decorating
    • Tools Every Homeowner Should Own
  • September 2013: Fall Home Maintenance Tips
    • Refinish and Update an Entry Door
    • Fall Home Maintenance To-Do List
    • Energy Efficient Window Makeover
    • Essential Kitchen Lighting Options
    • Get Your Lawn Ready for Fall
    • Marking Keys for Easy Identification
    • How to Plant a Fall Vegetable Garden
    • Cleaning Stainless Steel Appliances
  • August 2013: Summer Outdoor Living Tips
    • Outdoor Kitchen Planning & Design
    • Dress Up a Concrete Patio or Porch
    • Easy DIY Backyard Water Features
    • How to Install a Dimmer Switch
    • DIY Laminate Floor Installation
    • Dishwasher Water & Energy Saving Tips
    • Build a Portable Garden Potting Cart
    • How to Locate a Roof Leak
  • July 2013: Energy Saving Cooling Tips
    • Air Conditioner Maintenance Tips
    • Top 10 Ways to Keep Your House Cool
    • How To Install a DIY Paver Patio
    • Dress Up a Room with Wainscoting
    • July lawn & garden to-do list
    • Glass Shower Door Cleaning Tips
    • Summer Lawn Care Guide
    • How to Use Ceiling Fans the Right Way
  • June 2013: Summer Home Maintenance Tips
    • How to fix a leaking outdoor spigot
    • Build a wooden patio planter
    • Replace a torn window screen
    • How to install a kitchen faucet
    • June lawn & garden to-do list
    • Reduce kitchen trash can odors
    • Natural mosquito repellents
    • Remove mold on outside of house
  • May 2013: Outdoor Home Repairs & Improvements
    • Build a DIY backyard arbor
    • How to maintain a wood deck
    • Exterior house painting prep
    • Easy kitchen cleaning tips
    • May lawn & garden to-do list
    • Repairing a loose staircase baluster
    • How to control weeds in your lawn
    • Drywall nail pop repair
  • April 2013: Spring Lawn and Garden Tips
    • How to plant and grow flowers
    • Spring lawn care guide
    • Clean and sharpen garden tools
    • Lawn mower maintenance tips
    • Raised planting bed gardening
    • Easy way to clean a grill
    • Fertilizer 101 for lawn and garden
    • Improving drainage in your yard
  • March 2013: Spring Home Maintenance Tips
    • Pressure washer cleaning tips
    • Spring cleaning your home
    • DIY home roof repairs
    • How to repair and maintain gutters
    • March lawn & garden to-do list
    • Cleaning window screens the easy way
    • When to plant a spring vegetable garden
    • Repairing cracks in an asphalt driveway
  • February 2013: Energy Saving Heating Tips
    • Programmable Thermostats save energy
    • Cool tips to lower heating costs
    • How to seal ducts in your home
    • Easy DIY attic stair insulation tips
    • Kitchen countertop options
    • Tip for spot cleaning carpet
    • Dealing with snow and ice in the garden
    • How to tell if wall cracks are structural
  • January 2013: Winter Home Maintenance Tips
    • Fireplace maintenance and safety tips
    • Winterize your home and save
    • How to keep pipes from freezing
    • Dealing with snow and ice
    • DIY draft dodger keeps out cold
    • Removing grease from cabinets
    • Protecting gardens from frost and freeze
    • Proper attic ventilation
  • December 2012: Home Tips for the Holidays
    • Smoke and carbon monoxide safety tips
    • Top 10 holiday tool gift ideas
    • Christmas tree selection and care
    • How to install attic insulation
    • December lawn & garden to-do list
    • Picture hanging tip
    • Winter houseplant care
    • How to stop stairs from squeaking
  • November 2012: Interior Home Enhancements
    • Choosing interior paint
    • How to paint a room like a pro
    • 9 steps to laying a tile floor
    • Dress up a room with crown molding
    • November lawn & garden to-do list
    • Improving bathroom lighting
    • How to winterize a lawn mower
    • Preventing sweating windows