How to – avoid hiring a bad contractor

A great contractor provides quality ideas, expert advice and impeccable workmanship for your home improvement needs, but finding one isn’t necessarily easy. Hire the wrong business and you could be left with shoddy workmanship or major cost overruns, assuming they even show up to perform the work at all. Here are some tips for steering clear of shady contractors and selecting a professional who is worthy of your hard-earned money. 

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Budget-friendly ways to sell an older home

There’s a lot to love about older homes, but selling one can present unique challenges. Even the grandest examples of vintage residences often lack some of the modern features that today’s homebuyers desire. If you think your older home needs a bit of help competing with newer properties or appealing to younger buyers, here are some tips to help push your property to the top of buyers’ short lists.

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How to – prevent frozen pipes in winter

With freezing temperatures reaching from the Northern States to the Deep South this winter, it’s important to protect your home from the cold. That includes guarding against the potentially catastrophic damage that can result from frozen and burst pipes. Plumbing is at risk of freezing whenever the outside temperature reaches 20 °F or below, especially if the pipes are uninsulated. Here are some steps to keep your pipes flowing safely this winter. 

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#DKMCrecipes – Banana Bread Oatmeal

Upgrade your morning oatmeal in less than 15 minutes! Cinnamon, nutmeg, bananas and pecans – everything you love about banana bread – make delicious additions to this classic breakfast staple. And with just 241 calories per serving, you can happily indulge all winter long without breaking any New Year’s resolutions. 

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