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The high cost of brand-new cabinets has made cabinet refinishing a popular alternative

One of the most popular home improvement projects is updating the kitchen. Families tend to gather in the kitchen so we want it to be a modern, comfortable space. And updating the kitchen gives you one of the best returns on investment when it’s time to sell your home. But according to John Neubert, founder of Northeast Ohio’s Neubert...

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Renting a dumpster makes spring cleaning and other home improvement projects simple and easy

We’ve lived in the same house for 30 years, ever since our family moved from Columbus, Georgia to Akron. And in those 30 years I’ve done something several times many homeowners don’t know is possible for a residential customer. I rented a dumpster. I did this once to clean the garage and basement, once to clear built-up lawn debris,...

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A Final Thought: A Fool on the Beach

I received a lot of nice feedback from readers regarding my January column. It was about how important it is to get out of our routines and try new things, so I decided to take my own advice and have an adventure. I have long been envious of snowbirds. What it must be like to leave Northeast Ohio after the holidays and come back when the...

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Here’s how to stop deer damage

Jeff Ardo knows the frustration of seeing beautiful trees, shrubbery and flowers destroyed by deer. “It takes a lot of time, money and effort to select and install plant material,” he says. “No one wants to see all that go to waste.” Jeff is the founder of En Garde Deer Defense, a deer deterrent spray service company that prevents deer...

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With 50-degree temps in February, contractors are getting a jump start on an early spring

With February temperatures in the 40s and 50s, construction crews in Northeast Ohio are working right through winter. The warmer temps likely mean an early spring, so if you’re in the industry and want to maximize your safety, efficiency and profitability in 2024, now is the time to order your new equipment. “There are still some inventory...

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