Tag: home improvements

6 Cheap and Easy Home Improvements That Make a Big Difference

When we moved into our 1982-built townhome a couple years ago, there were some major design “no-no’s” going on. I loved the ’80’s as much as the next fella – but there are certainly some things that should have been left there! Among them are shag carpet, floral patterned couches and gold-colored anything (Gag me …

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How to Distress Furniture

At threethriftyguys.com we aren’t always about being thrifty, but we are also about being resourceful. Here is a story of how my wife and I distressed a kitchen cart. Over this past fourth of July weekend my wife and I the opportunity of making a distressed kitchen cart. We found this cheap black kitchen cart …

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When to Replace a Water Heater

One of the joys of home-ownership is getting to replace stuff when it goes bad. And, this past week, we were blessed when we found out we needed to replace our older water heater (can you tell I’m trying to have a good attitude about this?). Fortunately, we do have an emergency fund in place …

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7 things you can do to run a more efficient home

With the Green Movement underway, folks are trying to run things more efficiently and effectively without leaving a large footprint on the earth. Here’s some things you can do in your home to make it more “earth friendly” – and more budget conscience. Furnance filters. My builder told me to use the cheapy filters, but just to switch them …

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