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3 Large-Scale DIY Projects to Tackle This Spring

With spring just around the corner and summer following close behind, now is the time to begin planning those outdoor projects that require a bit of extra preparation.

  • Over-seed your lawn. Over-seeding your lawn can fill in bare spots and give it a lusher appearance while naturally crowding out weeds. The cooler temperatures and ample moisture of springtime can give an over-seeded lawn a good head start on growth. Choose a high-quality grass seed that is appropriate for your climate. Prepare your lawn by mowing the grass short and bagging the clippings, then raking to loosen the soil and remove debris. Spread the seed as directed. Water the over-seeded area at least once daily until the seedlings have reached the height of your existing lawn.
  • Install a pergola. A pergola may be just the touch you need to define your outdoor space and bring landscaping to life. Pergola kits are widely available for purchase at home improvement stores, or follow these DIY instructions on how to build a pergola. Keep in mind that pergolas do not provide much shade, so you may want to locate your pergola near shade trees or in a location out of late-afternoon sun.
  • Build a shed. Is your garage overflowing with stored items, while your lawnmower and tools sit outside, exposed to the elements? Spring is a great time to get a storage shed to free up space in your garage, plus accommodate all the other equipment and supplies you want to keep inside, from your lawnmower to your mulch. Get a shed project started now to take advantage of the square footage this summer! Learn the questions to ask before you buy or build a shed.

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Renovation5 min

Start Planning Now for Your Dream Exterior Remodel

If you’re considering an exterior home remodel this spring or summer, now is the perfect time to start planning. Whether you want to take on a simple exterior remodel or totally change the exterior of your house, being prepared and building a detailed home project plan can help reduce your stress and help keep you on budget.

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Trends5 min
Your Biggest Exterior Design Trend Questions for 2020, Answered

It’s hard to imagine we’re living in the year 2020. While we’re not surrounded by robotic butlers and flying cars, home design trends in 2020 will feel revolutionary in style, texture and color. Whether you’re looking at new home building trends for 2020 or want to update your current home’s exterior design, we’re tackling your biggest design questions and providing ideas for inspiration.

Trends4 min
2020 Color Predictions to Guide Your Home’s Paint Color Selection

It’s that exciting time of the year when paint industry pros unveil their new paint colors. 2020 is already a landmark event, marking the start of a brand-new decade. Will it be known by bold, upbeat shades or demure neutrals?

Trends3 min
Design Focus: Dutch Colonials

If you live in the Northeast, your home is likely to represent or be surrounded by great examples of Dutch Colonial architecture. While the traditional Colonial home is a quintessential American design, the Dutch Colonial style is different, and made popular by Dutch Colonists who settled in the New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut areas in the mid-1600s.