• Home Improvement

    City of Parkersburg accepting applications for Emergency Home Improvement grants

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -Parkersburg residents have an opportunity to improve their own homes all on the city’s dime. It’s all part of the 2022 Emergency Home Repair Program. This program is available to Parkersburg residents who are at or below 60% of the area median income. Andrew Thomas, Development Projects Administrator for the City of Parkersburg says homeowners can receive up to $6,000 to repair their roofs, heating and air conditioning systems, electrical issues or plumbing problems. Thomas says these grants help the city reach its goal of having more safe and adorable housing for homeowners and renters. “We  

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    ‘Trans Handy Ma’am’ goes viral on TikTok after sharing home improvement tips

    Wisconsin resident Mercury Stardust began posting videos on TikTok to promote her weekly burlesque show, but it wasn’t until she began sharing home improvement and maintenance tips that her account really took off.  It all started in April, when Stardust created a video in response to a fellow TikTok user who did not know how to use a ratchet strap, which is used to tie down and transport cargo. “That took me from like 100 followers to 25,000 followers in less than 24 hours,” Stardust told NBC affiliate WTMJ of Milwaukee. Stardust, a transgender woman, has since been  

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    Colorado Springs high school football coach now the star of HGTV home improvement show | Arts & Entertainment

    Just like the other offers to be a TV star, Tom Reber tried to ignore this one. “I blew it off for months,” he said. He didn’t even think it was legitimate. After gaining a sizable following on social media and through his podcasts and YouTube videos, the Colorado Springs-based home renovation coach is used to getting strange messages and offers that didn’t feel right for him. So when a representative from a production company found him on YouTube, Reber figured it was a scam. “This guy reached out saying, ‘We’ve got the idea for a new show,’”  

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  • Health & Fitness

    Bring a Sunny Health & Fitness Exercise Bike home from $108 shipped (Up to $182 in savings)

    We have spotted some notable deals on Sunny Health & Fitness exercise bikes today at Amazon from under $108. First up, is the belt-drive Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle Exercise Bike at $216.62 shipped. Regularly up to $399, this is a massive $182 in savings, the lowest price we have tracked in over a year, and the best we can find. This one features a 49-pound weight flywheel system with a “maintenance-free” belt drive as well as an adjustable seat and handlebar design. A built-in water bottle holder is joined by caged pedals with straps as well  

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    How to attract busy contractors to your home remodel | Lifestyles

    Brian Gawthrop has waited over six months to remodel his home. The Washington state-based certified financial planner and his wife have a long enough wish list to keep a contractor busy: a kitchen remodel, new flooring, a new deck and many other upgrades. They did a cash-out refinance last summer, which lowered their mortgage rate and gave them money to use toward home improvements. They planned to start soon after receiving the cash, but by mid-December Gawthrop still hadn’t found the right contractor. Contractors say pandemic-prompted home remodels have kept their schedules full, while labor and material shortages have extended  

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