How To Increase Your Home's Resale Value On A Budget

Many people try to improve their home's value with home improvement projects whether or not they're thinking about selling their home in the near future. The truth is that most projects end up costing more than the financial value that they add. However, if you're planning on selling your home and want to boost its value, there are a few lower cost projects you can take on that do generally leave you coming out ahead. [Read More]

Potential Fixes For 3 Common Vinyl Siding Complaints

Vinyl siding has raced to the front of the siding industry due to the low cost, ease of installation, and combination of low maintenance and durability. But even the best siding materials can experience problems due to improper installation or trying to cut financial corners when selecting materials. Here are three of the most common vinyl siding complaints and how a vinyl siding repair contractor like W L HURST INC  or others can help you fix the problems. [Read More]

How To Refinish Wooden Window Sashes

Wooden windows are susceptible to water damage if they are not properly cared for. Despite this, wood is a great material for residential windows. It has great insulating capabilities and can be painted any color. Of course, if you have wooden windows, you will need to commit to frequent maintenance, particular in keeping the frames waterproof. This article explains how to refinish and waterproof wooden window sashes with basic tools. [Read More]

Breathe New Life Into An Old, Wooden Counter With Wood Stain And A Painted Design

Instead of replacing your old, wooden kitchen countertops, breathe some new life into it by adding a coat of stain to its surface and enhancing its edges with a painted design. The following steps will describe how to do this with some basic materials. Once you have finished, the counter will look newer and will complement the other decor in your kitchen. Materials wood cleaner cleaning cloths electric sanding machine sandpaper (various grits) tack cloth wood stain mixing stick paint tray paintbrushes (various sizes) stencils two-sided tape acrylic or latex paint Clean And Sand The Counter's Surface [Read More]