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pile of junk to be removed by a hauler
Interior Design & DecoratingMetal Fabrication & Restoration
Cashing in old appliances or scrap metal left behind from a home remodeling can bring in a considerable profit.
You can install driveway or patio pavers, use them as a walkway or put them around the pool, says Wood. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Carole K. of Columbus, Ohio)
Hardscaping – Pavers & Stepping StonesPaver Driveways
Paving stones can add a touch of classic beauty to any outdoor space. Learn the seven steps to getting the best pavers installed in your outdoor area
Basement RemodelingPlanning a RemodelRemodelContractors
Learn about three projects ideal for winter home remodeling and renovation.
While most roofs can withstand moderate winds, high winds can cause damage such as blown-off asphalt shingles. (Photo courtesy of Chandler's Roofing)
Roof InspectionsRoofing Repairs
Most roofs can stand moderate winds, but after high winds hit, homeowners should be motivated to look for signs of damage and needed repairs.
woman dusting blinds
Blind CleaningWindow TreatmentsDrapery and Curtain Cleaning
The cleaning method you need to use depends on which type of blinds you have.
a handyman's toolbelt
Handyman
A handyman has the skills and experience to properly weatherize your home.
wallet with credit and debit cards (Photo by Eldon Lindsay)
Hiring a Contractor
Cash, check or credit — which is the best method of paying home improvement contractors?
pavers patio
Hardscaping – Pavers & Stepping StonesExcavating
Pavers, or paving stones, provide an excellent way to upgrade a driveway, patio, pool deck, walkway or other area of a residence.
Outdoor spigot
Common Plumbing ProblemsPlumbersOutdoor Plumbing
Follow these tips to troubleshoot a non-functioning outdoor spigot before calling in a plumber.
Company owner Avi Ben Dov shows off his remodeling handiwork. (Photo courtesy of Finesse Remodeling & Consulting)
Contractors
The Angie's List Newsroom reveals the Best & Worst Los Angeles Contractors of 2013, chosen for superior or shoddy service. Did your contractor make the list?
Kitchen outlet on tile backsplash
Electrical TroubleshootingElectrical Wiring and Circuit Breakers
A sparking electrical outlet may indicate a short circuit, water exposure or aged equipment.
newly sealed paver driveway
Hardscaping – Pavers & Stepping Stones
Clean and seal pavers periodically to keep your hardscaping features looking nice for the long haul.
dad moving son to college
DIY MovingMovers & Moving Companies
Follow these tips on how you can ensure your personal documents are accessible during a move.
moving boxes
DIY MovingMovers & Moving Companies
Is packing moving boxes a life-size puzzle?
Toilet
Toilet Repair and Maintenance
Follow these instructions on how to provide temporary relief until your plumber arrives.