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We all can become victim to the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality when it comes to home maintenance or repair. The health of an older shower pan can certainly fall under this category. If your shower pan becomes faulty, it’s time to take action. The shower pan is one of the insulating materials used in the proper construction of all showers. It keeps the moisture inside the shower and away from the materials that could rot as a result of excessive moisture. Ceramic and marble tile showers are not waterproof: they are water-repellent. Under the tiled floor surface about two inches of...
To embark on a large scale kitchen renovation is something many of us hope to do but may not have it in the budget. Many of us would love a new kitchen but know this house will only be home for a few more years and we don’t want to invest too much time or money. Home values are on the rise but people are still conscious of not over building or investing beyond the resale value of our homes. A small scale renovation or facelift might be just the thing to make the space you are in now work harder and look better. Here are some tips and design ideas for that smaller scoped renovation.  ...
As far as stovetops and ranges go, a commercial style appliance is the first choice for many serious home cooks.  In addition to keeping it looking sleek, proper cleaning is key to maintaining its functionality. The more you put off cleaning an appliance, like the dreaded oven, the more the grime builds up. But keeping it clean is critical from an aesthetic and a practical standpoint. Without proper maintenance, fuel ports and hood vents can clog and ovens can smoke. Remove the grates and any griddles, as well as the burner heads and caps. Using a non-abrasive sponge, wash them well...
Spring is on its way it is a great time to put exterior home maintenance on the front burner. One maintenance tip we recommend is making sure animals and pests don’t seek refuge in your home. Hereat DogGoneHandy we have a soft spot for most furry beasts.  However, uninvited guests can cause a headache in home repairs.  Squirrels, raccoons, possums, rats and skunks love to find a warm and dry spot to spend some time. You want to make sure it’s not at the expense of your home. Wildlife is just that, wild! Their rules regarding what to eat (woodwork and trim) and where to relieve...

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