Straight Talk – August 2015

DIY home projects can often be expensive and time consuming, but they can pay off by making your living environment safer and more enjoyable. In this issue of Straight Talk we explore simple ways to make your home look and feel new without emptying your wallet. Here at Short & Paulk, our dedicated and professional staff are ready to assist you on your next project.  We hope to see you soon!

The biggest investment many of us will make is buying a house, and mistakes can be costly. To help weed through the home-buying jungle, we’ve gathered the knowledge and strategies every home buyer should know before beginning the hunt.
from DIY Network


Black matte chalkboards aren’t only for the classroom. Here are ten subtle and creative ways to use chalkboard paint around your home. Check out these great ideas on


Licensed Realtors and DIY Network’s remodeling experts Matt Blashaw and Nicole Curtis have a little he-said/she-said conversation about the best home improvement investments. from DIY Network


When it comes to selling a home, these unforgivable no-no’s top the charts. Use this to make sure you won’t lose potential buyers on account of an unkempt yard or dirty dishes. 


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Our eShowroom is a customized on-line “search engine” that provides a rich, robust presentation of the products we sell. It is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

What do these notable new plans have in common? They all boast open layouts, efficient use of space, and lots of curb appeal

from BuilderOnline.

Citronella candles are a great way to keep the mosquitoes away without having to slather your guests with repellent every few hours. These homemade citronella candles are fun to make and the containers may be decorated to fit any backyard decor. 
From DIY-Network’s Made + Remade
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