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The City of Brotherly Love is also a community where homeowners can help each other find the most trustworthy home improvement service providers. Philadelphia-area members are able to submit reviews and search for reviews submitted by others.

Residents of Philadelphia enjoy the city's historical heritage as the site where both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed.  Valley Forge is located near bucolic West Chester and Downingtown to the west of Philly and is a popular destination for history buffs, family outings and school-sponsored field trips.  To the east, the neighborhoods of Cherry Hill and Newark in New Jersey provide plenty of activities and events for families and individuals to enjoy, especially during the summer months.  

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Local Philadelphia, PA Home Improvement Tips, Trends, and Hiring How-tos

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Book the Right Type of Moving Service

Do you need a truck for your move? Or do you own a trailer and just need help with the heavy lifting? Find out about the different types of moving services.
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Pack Away This Advice for a DIY Move

From the moving supplies and tools you'll need to the size of moving truck and level of insurance, this information will help ensure a smooth DIY move.
garden, storage shed, garage

Pre-Fab vs. Custom Storage Shed

Pre-fab storage sheds are limited in size, less durable, and have a wood floor rather than a cement foundation. They're also less expensive than a custom shed.
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Mechanics Offer More Options for Hybrid Repair

Angie's List Magazine reports on Philadelphia hybrid car owners who face a dilemma when choosing an auto mechanic because of the new car technology involved.
Crown molding on ceiling

6 Common Molding Types Found in Homes

Architectural details like wood molding help frame a space and add visual interest. From baseboards and door casing to wainscoting and board-and-batten paneling, read on for a rundown of all the types of trimming for your home.
grasscloth wallpaper in bedroom

5 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Wallpaper Pro

Want wallpaper in your home without the DIY hassle? Be sure you hire a contractor who's a wallpapering expert by asking these five questions.
custom train mural in kid bedroom

Paint Ideas for a Perfect Playroom

Get creative when you paint your kids playroom with these ideas from an interior painting expert — from wall murals to chalkboard paint and glitter walls.
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How to Ask Friends and Family to Help You Move

Nobody likes to move. To get free DIY moving help, be sure you ask friends and family ahead of time and plan to show your gratitude with these moving day tips.
antique home exterior

What to Do If Your Movers and Belongings Are Late

Pack a little patience when you move in case the moving company gets delayed. Here are some home improvement projects you can work on while you wait for movers.
crackle paint technique on ceiling

How to Crackle Paint Your Project

Whether painting a wall, ceiling or piece of furniture, consider a DIY crackle paint technique to make it looked aged and interesting with contrasting colors.
dining room painted bright orange

What to Expect When Getting a Painting Estimate

When hiring a professional interior painter or exterior painting company, you should demand they meet these minimal expectations when delivering a job estimate.

Worst Philadelphia Contractors of 2012

Angie's List names the Worst Philadelphia Contractors of 2012, as reported by area member reviews and investigated by the Angie's List magazine staff.
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How Much Should I Pay for a Mover?

Professional movers share information on average costs and warn about additional charges that can add to your bill.

Removing Little-Used Tub Makes Room for Spacious Shower

This complete bathroom overhaul had one main focus before the work started, removing the Jacuzzi tub and enlarger the shower space. Check out the final product.