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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Can You Copy a Key From a Photo?

Using a smartphone app, you can copy a key from a photo. Here's what you should know about this technology — including how to keep your keys out of the wrong hands.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Installing a New Deadbolt? Here's Everything You Need to Know

Deadbolt locks are some of the most secure locks you can use for your home. Installing one can be a DIY project. This guide breaks down what you need to know about deadbolt installation.

Installation a deadbolt lock
Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Need a New Deadbolt? Here’s a Cost Breakdown

Deadbolts may need to be replaced for all kinds of reasons. But the service doesn't have to break the bank. On average, the total price starts at about $75.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Lose Your Keys Often? Here's How to Prevent Lockouts

If you're always misplacing your keys, it might do you well to plan ahead. Here’s how to prevent lockouts.

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Home Improvement
Mark Soto

4 Tips for Hiring a General Contractor for Your Next Remodeling Project

An important step when doing any home project is finding the right person for the job. This can be the difference between a smooth and easy process or a long and tiresome one. Here are some tips for hiring a contractor.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Should You Hire a Contractor or a Handyman for Your Project?

Certain types of home improvement projects call for the specialized work of a contractor. Others can be done by a jack-of-all-trades. Here's how to decide what's best for your project.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

What Is a Keyless Lock?

More and more homes are now integrated with assistive technology, making keyless entry an option that busy families may really appreciate.

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Home Improvement
Team eLocal

Winter's Coming: Here's Everything You Need to Know About Insulation

Even though insulation is so important to your home's comfort, most people don't know much about it because it's hidden behind their walls. Here's a look at some of the key things you should know about insulation.

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