Spring was finally in the air at the recent Novi Home and Garden Show held March 28-30, and there were plenty of exhibits to remind us that soon this tough winter will be a distant bad memory.
With many empty nesters now having unused space after the kids are grown and gone, room transformation is becoming a very popular home project.
Now that spring is officially here, it's time to start thinking about outdoor projects. But if you want something done for Memorial Day, those summer graduation parties or even the Fourth of July, you better start booking your contractors now.
CFLs, LEDs, halogen, incandescent — it seems you need a Ph.D. in electrical engineering to determine which light bulbs to buy these days. With a little homework, you can pick the bulb that fits your particular lightning need.
Even if you have the right tools, you should keep them organized and easily accessible so you don't waste time looking for them when doing a project.
Just like our tools, work clothing has come a long way from basic overalls or old 'jeans and a T-shirt' that were the standard uniform for weekend projects.
America's Master Handyman, Glenn Haege, has been involved in the home improvement industry for more than 40 years as a retail store manager, instructor, corporate manager and broadcaster. Glenn's column appears Friday in the Homestyle section and is distributed nationally via the New York Times newswire.
Send email to: AskGlenn@MasterHandyman.com (Note: due to volume received, Glenn is not able to respond personally)
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Glenn has been a weekend fixture on the radio in southeast Michigan for close to 30 years as host of the award-winning "Handyman Show with Glenn Haege" on Detroit radio station WJR - AM 760, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. His program is syndicated nationwide on 140 radio stations from coast-to-coast. As an testament to his professionalism, longevity and quality on-air performance, Glenn was inducted into the Michigan Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2011.
His highly popular help site, www.masterhandyman.com, which attracts almost 1 million hits a month is where you will find his weekly articles, podcasts of his radio shows and books, as well as, being able to sign up for his free weekly e-mail newsletter. In addition, Glenn has written 11 books on home improvement topics.
Glenn also is a much sought after regular speaker at various home shows and at home improvement industry trade shows and events.
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