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Home Remodeling, Repair and Maintenance

Remodeling tips, step-by-step remodeling projects, simple home repair jobs, and how to maintain your home.

At the time of writing, Elizabeth Weintraub, DRE # 00697006, is a Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate in Sacramento, California.

DIY Home Improvement Projects for First-Time Home Buyers
DIY home improvement projects geared toward novices. DIY tips and ideas for first-time home buyers who want to fix up or make repairs or learn how to do home improvements.

DIY Home Improvement Projects
Readers share their experiences about DIY projects -- what went wrong -- what went right, DIY tips and advice.

Protecting Your Home From Wildfires and Forest Fires
How to protect your home from wildfires and forest fires. How to prevent fires from destroying your home. Home fire safety advice. Evacuation tips.

Power Outages and Pets
How to care for your pets during a power outage. Tips for surviving a power outage when caring for aquarium fish, birds, cats and dogs. Keeping pets warm and safe when the power goes out. Pet evacuation plans.

Preparing for Power Outages
How to prepare for a power outage and protect yourself, your family, pets and home. Tips for surviving power outages. How to pack an emergency kit. Which refrigerator and freezer items will spoil.

Home Siding Types for Exteriors
Overview of types of exterior home siding. Benefits to replacing exterior siding. How home siding affects resale value of homes.

How to Install Remote-Controlled Ceiling Fans
Personal account of how to install a ceiling fan that relies on a remote control. Installing remote-controlled ceiling fans: installing remotes on wall switch vs. hand-held remote control. Wiring a remote-controlled ceiling fan. How remote-control fans differ from older ceiling fans.

Pet-Friendly Home Remodels
Home remodeling with pets in mind. Designs and home improvements for home owners who want to pamper pets. Pet-friendly home remodel ideas.

Winterizing Your Home
How to winterize your home and prepare for winter. Home maintenance tips to make the seasonal transition from summer to winter, regardless of where you live.

How to Replace a Toilet
How to easily replace an old toilet in your home and upgrade to a water-saving model. Types of toilets. Time saving tips for do-it-yourself toilet installation.

Top 10 Do It Yourself Mistakes
How to avoid the top Do-It-Yourself mistakes. How not to screw up when fixing up a house to sell or flip. How to make your next DIY project go more smoothly and finally sell that house for top dollar.

10 Steps to Remodeling Your Kitchen
Step-by-step instructions on how to remodel a kitchen, from tearing out a kitchen, to hanging drywall, replacing electrical and plumbing, to installing new kitchen cabinets and appliances. Complete A to Z kitchen remodeling project.

How to Change a Shower Head
How to change a shower head by removing the old shower head and installing a new shower head on the wall.

Does it Add Value to Do a Room Addition?
Before doing a room addition, do your homework. Types of room additions that are easy to do and increase the value of your home. Things to know about doing a room addition before you get in over your head.

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