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How to Replace Old Wooden Exterior Louvered Shutters



How to Replace Old Wooden Exterior Louvered Shutters

While shutters once played a role in cooling a house by blocking the sun and protecting window glass when it was expensive and hard to acquire, they have now been relegated to decorative status ...

How to Decorate Your Front Door With Shutters



How to Decorate Your Front Door With Shutters

Adding shutters to an exterior door can frame the entrance and ... feature while framing and balancing the entrance. To add an Old-World flair, purchase and install antique oriental shutters ...

Ask Angie: How much does it cost to replace exterior shutters?



Ask Angie: How much does it cost to replace exterior shutters?

Homeowners used to put exterior shutters on their houses to protect windows from storm damage, help regulate indoor temperatures and prevent sun damage to furniture, drapes and floors. Even though ...

Seven rules for winning exteriors



Seven rules for winning exteriors

Beware of grand gestures: Exterior improvements ... accent color for shutters and doors, and a lighter one for windows and trim. 3. Be a tree hugger: If an old maple is obscuring the front of ...

7 Exterior House Colors That Boost Curb Appeal



7 Exterior House Colors That Boost Curb Appeal

A fresh coat of black paint can breathe new life into a home’s plain exterior and gives old and dated homes a ... perfect backdrop for bold and bright shutters, doors and trim.

6 Affordable Home Renovations To Tackle This Summer



6 Affordable Home Renovations To Tackle This Summer

Keep your home cool and enhance its exterior by installing new shutters on your windows this ... purchase a programmable thermostat to replace old models. Look for programmable thermostats with ...

House of the Week: Doncaster Delight



House of the Week: Doncaster Delight

The Doncaster neighborhood was developed on property once belonging to the original manor house that remains. Perhaps a homesick Englishman named the house for the borough of Doncaster in South ...

10 Easy DIY Curb Appeal Ideas



10 Easy DIY Curb Appeal Ideas

You'll need to choose exterior trim paint for that project ... hinges and keep them pinned against the house with old fashioned shutter dogs. Shutter clips are available for “invisibly ...

This 581-Square-Foot Seaside Home Was Once a Caretaker’s Quarters



This 581-Square-Foot Seaside Home Was Once a Caretaker’s Quarters

At the end of the 19 th century, a groom constructed a seaside estate as a gift for his new bride. While unfortunately the marriage didn’t last, this building—originally the caretaker’s house and ...

6 Affordable Home Renovations To Tackle This Summer



6 Affordable Home Renovations To Tackle This Summer

For many homeowners, summer is the perfect season to work on home renovations. While many home renovations can take weeks and thousands of dollars to complete, there are several affordable ways ...

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