Recent Home Improvement Articles

Installation a deadbolt lock
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Need a New Deadbolt? Here’s a Cost Breakdown

Deadbolts may need to be replaced for all kinds of reasons. But the service doesn't have to break the bank. On average, the total price starts at about $75.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Lose Your Keys Often? Here's How to Prevent Lockouts

If you're always misplacing your keys, it might do you well to plan ahead. Here’s how to prevent lockouts.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Should You Hire a Contractor or a Handyman for Your Project?

Certain types of home improvement projects call for the specialized work of a contractor. Others can be done by a jack-of-all-trades. Here's how to decide what's best for your project.

builder checking his plans
Home Improvement
Mark Soto

4 Tips for Hiring a General Contractor for Your Next Remodeling Project

An important step when doing any home project is finding the right person for the job. This can be the difference between a smooth and easy process or a long and tiresome one. Here are some tips for hiring a contractor.

Critical case water service line repair
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What's in My Plumber's Van?

Plumbers keep a range of materials and equipment in their van or truck so that they're ready for almost anything. Here's what you can expect your plumbing to have in their van.

Clean work, checking the energy efficiency of their house by measuring the thickness of fiberglass insulation in the attic
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Winter's Coming: Here's Everything You Need to Know About Insulation

Even though insulation is so important to your home's comfort, most people don't know much about it because it's hidden behind their walls. Here's a look at some of the key things you should know about insulation.

Digital smart door lock security system with the password, close up on numbers on the screen.
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Is a Keyless Lock?

More and more homes are now integrated with assistive technology, making keyless entry an option that busy families may really appreciate.

Hands working on a residential front door lock
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Go Keyless: Keyless Door Lock Installation Guide

If you're always forgetting your keys, a keyless lock could be a good solution for preventing lockouts. Here's how to install a keyless lock with new or existing hardware using simple step-by-step instructions.

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