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5 DIY Home Projects to Do Before Summer

Living in the Northland, we’re not quite ready to kiss winter goodbye. However, the weather is warming up and technically, spring is right around the corner. As our motivation incrementally increases, now’s the time to consider a few easy DIY projects before summer. These fun and affordable projects will enhance your home’s appearance and give you something to do while…

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Paint Like a Pro: Interior Paint & Prep Checklist

If it’s time to add a fresh look to your space, a coat of paint can do wonders. But before you grab a brush, you’ll need to prep your walls and protect your floors and furniture. Use this checklist to get everything ready before you paint. PREP THE WALLS You want your new paint job to look fantastic. If there…

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9 Easy and Affordable DIY Kitchen Projects

If a huge expense comes to mind when thinking about a kitchen project, don’t feel discouraged. There are many small, cosmetic projects you can do fairly inexpensively and quickly to add some flair to your kitchen. In fact, according to a survey conducted by, 44 percent of homeowners say the primary motivator for any upcoming projects is purely cosmetic….

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New Year’s Resolution: Get Organized – 8 Easy Hacks to Get You Started

Every year, thousands of Americans make New Year’s resolutions – commitments to improve their lives, get organized, or perhaps (after the New Year’s Eve celebration) to never drink again. However, an article in Forbes magazine suggests that according to research just 8 percent of people achieve their New Year’s goals! That doesn’t sound too encouraging, does it? Don’t’ worry –…

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5 Easy Home Improvement Projects & Upgrades for the Winter

Last month we posted about 5 home improvement projects you should leave to the pros. But, we have been thinking about the projects that can be easily tackled by everyone at any DIY skill level! The tough part about living in northern Minnesota and working on home improvement projects is, we have a few months of bitter cold and snow…

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DIY Projects you should never do

5 Winter Home Improvement Projects You Should Never DIY

Check out these 5 Winter Home Improvement Projects You Should Never DIY by JD Esajian via!  He explains why some home Improvement projects should be left to the pros.  Whenever doing a home improvement project, always remember, safety first! Winter isn’t just a time for celebrating the holidays and spending more time in shopping malls than you ever dreamed…

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Renovating a Home? Here’s How to Keep Your Pet Safe

Arranging for some home renovations can put a house into chaos for days or weeks. It has the ability to affect pets even more than humans, since pets have no idea what is going on or when it will end. Whether you’re working to increase your home’s value or trying to make your place more pet-friendly through strategic updates, these tips…

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Top Front Porch Design Trends and Ideas to do This Fall

Your home’s front porch is one of the first things people notice about your home, which is design matters! Not only does your front porch offer great curb appeal, but it is also the focal point of your home’s front exterior. Below are some design ideas from you should consider for your fall DIY project: Bold Doors Whether painted…

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Living up north, we know the true value of summer.   We understand that we need to enjoy every nice day we get since we only get a few warm months a year. Summer time is for backyard gatherings with friends and family.   What better way to enjoy the summer months than on your new patio or deck? At Pohaki, we…

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Spring Cleaning & Repairs

With all the nice, warm weather we have been having lately, spring cleaning is definitely on the minds of most folks here in northern Minnesota!  Below are 4 “Must Check” items that should be on your spring cleaning and repairs list via theAllStateBlog! Replace torn or damage window screens. If you don’t have an air conditioner, or if you simply…

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