Home improvement season: A guide to painting inside the home
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By Dave Parrish

Brrr it’s cold outside. Super Bowl done and gone, the groundhog saw his shadow again, and valentines were delivered.

Hardware stores are putting the finishing touches on all their displays and holding “How to” classes every Saturday morning. We’re now in the throes of home improvement season.

As you walk around the big box hardware/home improvement store of your choice, you seem to find the biggest crowds at the paint department. This seems to be the top place for folks to begin when thinking about sprucing up the house. After that, it’s usually the flooring and tile department or the lighting department.

When you own a home, it seems there’s always something you’d like to do to make it more attractive, comfortable or efficient. The choices seem to be endless, but if you’re looking to do these things with an eye on selling sometime in the near term it’s wise to approach the project(s) with care.

David Parrish

I’ll focus on the paint department.

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Home and Garden Show kicks off in Boardman
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BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – It may not seem like it, but spring is just around the corner.

In fact, it is only 27 days away. The first day of spring is March 20.

And helping people get ready for warm-weather projects is the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of the Valley. On Friday, the group kicked off its 64th annual Home and Garden Show at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman.

With about 80 vendors at the show, people more than likely will find answers to their home improvement questions.

“From concrete to landscaping, from painting to kitchen and bath, to windows and garage doors. You name it. And really fabulous ideas for landscaping as well,” Jennie Brewer of the Home Builders Association said. “You know, our HBA Home and Garden Show has always been the kickoff for spring. So people wait for it. They love to come in, see the new colors, check out the new ideas and the new trends.”

And what are some of the new trends for homeowners?

“A lot more outdoor living, people wanting to set up a whole kitchen in the backyard. Being able to just send the kids in the backyard, be able to cook, have a pool back there and just spend their whole time in the backyard,” Bill Trainor of the HBA said.

Snow and freezing temperatures make it too early to start working on any of those outdoor projects, but not too early to get some ideas and i…………… continues on WKBN.com

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