Author Archives: Kiah

About Kiah

I received my Geography and GIS (Geographic Information Science) degrees from Appalachian State University in the Mountains of North Carolina (Go Mountaineers!!) I own and run my own GIS Mapping and Consulting company called MAPS of Carolina LLC (Mapping and Planning Services of Carolina) I also work as the head of marketing and advertising as well as SEO and social media for an online E-Commerce company based out of Harnett County, North Carolina. The company, DIYGarageShelf.com, makes really great DIY garage storage shelving kits that are affordable and easy to install. Our kits can provide a home owner with tons of storage that they never knew that they had. I enjoy being outdoors and love to go hiking, fishing and camping. I am a travel nut and have been to Central and South America as well as all over the United States (excluding New England, parts of the midwest, and Alaska and Hawaii) I have a 7 year old female black Lab who is smarter than some humans I know. I love animals and love living in and having been raised in a rural area such as Harnett County, North Carolina. People definitely move at a slower pace around here and it is really a beautiful part of the country! Nothing like spending a day on the Cape Fear canoeing and fishing with a good buddy!

Benefits of Metal Garages

Typically, people associate metal garage with two things: car and clutter. While that may certainly be the case—if putting cars in garages is your sort of thing—it doesn’t have to limit you. Whether you’re storing the extras of your household, … Continue reading

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Work smarter, not harder…

It is important for any DIY’er to know that you should always try to consolidate your work!  Work smarter, not harder as my grandfather always said. In this article at Easy Garage Storage Solutions | The Family Handyman you can read about … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Tips for Saving Water

Guest Blog Contributed to us by Nicolas Delville Tips for Saving Water Hot summers and dry winters mean that we have to pay more attention to water use. If you’re handy around the home, there are plenty of quick and … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Adding value to your home — Selecting garage doors

Guest blog brought to us by Dan Adding Value Using The Correct Garage Doors For homeowners looking to add value to their property then one idea worth considering is installing new garage doors. Modern garage doors have come a long … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Any homeowners worst nightmare… Rodents in the home

This article was submitted to us by guest blogger Emily Davies Anyone who has ever experienced rodents in their home knows how unpleasant such an encounter can be. There are a range of different species that are commonly found in … Continue reading

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How to read a tape measure

One of the most basic components to any DIY or home improvement project is the reading of a tape measure.  To those who have been doing it for a while it is nothing more than an afterthought. For those of … Continue reading

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Welcome our first guest blogger! Julie French: 5 Steps to Taking Care of a Hardwood Floor

It is very important for you to take care of your wood floor if you want it to last for a long time. If you have hardwood flooring in your home it is even more important to take care of … Continue reading

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How to pour concrete

In this blog post I will focus on giving step by step directions to pouring concrete.  We often run across a do-at-home project that requires us to pour a concrete slab for some reason or another. Pouring concrete is a … Continue reading

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Getting Prepared for Mowing Grass in the Spring

With grass growing season coming up I thought that I would write a blog entry dealing with getting prepared for the “lawn mowing season.”It may seem a little early to prepare for such things but with the abnormally warm winter … Continue reading

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How to Stain a Hardwood Floor

       Staining a floor is not as complicated as it looks, so don’t let the process scare you.  Staining a floor can provide it with a really nice looking finish but most importantly provides it with protection that … Continue reading

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