Weekly roundup: No Clever Name Edition

This has been a cold, damp week here in the Southeast, and that has caused several projects around my house to get postponed to a warmer weekend.  Still, as the end of the month comes near, I’m checking off several maintenance tasks including replacing both the HVAC filters and water filter in our refrigerator.

Additionally I’ve been working on the smartphone friendly version of HomeSpot HQ.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been standing in the aisle at the Home  Improvement store and wanted to pull up my HomeSpot account to retrieve a part number, shopping list or project plan.  The mobile edition of the site will be optimized for smartphone sized screens and low bandwidth connections.  Check back to the blog for updates about the progress.

And now, on to the roundup…

If you’ve got a wood-burning fireplace in your home, you’ll definitely want to check out the fireplace maintenance tips.

For those that have an improvement that you’re trying to fit in your budget, you have options for how to pay for projects around your home.

The pros over at This Old House offer these secrets for a perfect paint job.

And if you need help finding a color, read these tips for picking the perfect paint color.

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Derek Smith

Derek is the co-founder of HomeSpot HQ, and uses it to manage the seemingly never-ending list of projects and maintenance tasks around his suburban home.