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Ohio winters ruin your concrete

September is halfway over. Nights are getting longer. Days are getting shorter. Temperatures are dropping and before we know it the leaves will be falling from the trees and there will be snow on the ground. This means it is time to start thinking about preparing your home for the inevitability of another winter and everything that it...

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Up the ante on your deck by having Chagrin Home Improvements clean and stain it right now.

Don’t let your outdoor living space withstand one more Northeast Ohio winter without the protection it deserves. Chances are your deck has been a workhorse for your family this summer more than any other. Before the flakes start to fly, Joe Jacobs, owner of Chagrin Home Improvements, and his crew will repair, clean and stain your deck now so...

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Now is the time to stop cleaning your gutters

Early in Lerner and Loewe’s hit musical Camelot, when King Arthur is describing the absolute perfection of his kingdom to Guinevere, the future queen asks, “And I suppose the autumn leaves fall into neat little piles?” And the king answers, “Oh no, my lady. They blow away night, of course.” Unfortunately, Northeast...

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Home maintenance: Protecting your concrete

If freezing temperatures arrived politely on December 21 and left all at once before St. Patrick’s Day, you probably wouldn’t need to clean and seal your driveway. But that’s not how Jack Frost works. He’s constantly coming and going—freezing and thawing—all winter long, a process that causes our concrete driveways to chip,...

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Local designer Kate Weaver needed a change in her bathroom, so she naturally turned to Guhde Flooring America

Much like the shoemaker’s children who have no shoes, local artist and design guru Kate Weaver found herself in a rut this summer. Though she’s well-known for transforming everyday homes into magazine-cover-worthy interiors with her color consults, majestic murals and custom mirrors, her own master bathroom was stuck in the past decade...

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