Posts archive for Jul 2023

How to replace cracked glass on an outdoor lamp post fixture?

In my recent post, I outlined a simple process on how to replace a cracked glass on an outdoor lamp post fixture. First, I talked about safety measures, like turning off the power and wearing protective gear. Then, I described how to carefully remove the old glass and clean the fixture. Next, I detailed how to install the new glass and secure it properly. Finally, I discussed testing the light to ensure it works properly after the repair.

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What home improvement did you love most?

In my personal home improvement journey, the project I loved most was remodeling my kitchen. It was a transformative experience that allowed me to customize the space to my taste. I particularly enjoyed selecting new appliances, choosing the color scheme, and designing the layout. The process was challenging but seeing the final result, a beautiful and functional kitchen, was incredibly rewarding. This project was the perfect blend of creativity, practicality, and enhancing the value of my home.

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Why do home renovations almost always go over budget?

Home renovations almost always surpass the initial budget primarily because of unexpected issues that arise once the work begins. Often, behind-the-scene problems like electrical wiring or plumbing issues can ramp up costs quickly. Additionally, changes in the plan mid-project or upgrades in materials can also inflate the budget. The tendency to underestimate labor costs is another factor that leads to overshooting the budget. Lastly, delays can result in increased labor costs and price hikes in materials, making the renovation more expensive than initially planned.

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