Cape Ace Hardware strives to be more than just your local hardware store. We work hard to make sure you have the tools and equipment you need both online and offline. That is why we created Tips and Tricks for you to have more resources at your fingertips. Here you will find trends, DIY home hacks, seasonal tips and more!

How to Install Weather Stripping on Windows

How to Install Weather Stripping on Windows

Is your home prepared to stand up against the upcoming cold weather? Well, there’s an easy, inexpensive way to immediately help keep your house warm. We’re talking about adding new weather stripping on your windows. Weather stripping prevents the windows from getting drafty, and it’s a nice upgrade to the old strips you’re currently using. Follow these step-by-step instructions to get started.   

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6 Essential Winter Grilling Tips

6 Essential Winter Grilling Tips

When the cold settles over Annapolis, serving up tantalizing BBQ might seem like an impossible feat. But, it’s more than possible, even as snowflakes dance around your head. If you’re a grilling enthusiast, you know that nothing – not even the biting cold – can keep you away from your grill. Here at Cape Ace, we applaud your dedication. In fact, we think more people should make use of their grills in winter. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of winter grilling tips designed to get you outside and cooking during the cold season.

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Fall Checklist Just For Your Lawn

Fall Checklist Just For Your Lawn

Taking care of your lawn in the fall is one of the best ways to have a terrific looking lawn in the spring and summer.  I know it seems funny to be worrying about the lawn as fall and winter are approaching but as the lawn goes to sleep in many parts of the country how you put it to bed really does make a difference.  Here are some tips to follow.

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How to Protect Your Furry Friends in Summer Heat

How to Protect Your Furry Friends in Summer Heat

You already know that when the summer heat sets in, you need to take extra precautions to protect yourself from potential dangers. Staying hydrated, wearing sunscreen and staying out of the sun whenever possible are just a few solutions. However, these same principles also apply to protecting our furry friends in the summer heat. As animal lovers and proud supporters of the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, we’ve put together some tips for pet owners to keep your animals safe this summer.

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Humans vs. Bugs – How to Win

Humans vs. Bugs – How to Win

It’s always a battle – human vs. bugs. When you’re outside, you’re bound to encounter a wide array of critters. After all, you want to defend your home against an invasion of insects, some of which can actually damage your home. With the right products from Cape Ace Hardware, you can come out on top. Here’s a look at how to keep your home bug free, plus a few tips for keeping them away when you’re outdoors.

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Tips for Starting Your Own Herb Garden

Tips for Starting Your Own Herb Garden

Besides adding color to your backyard or your kitchen windowsill, an herb garden can take your home-cooked meals to a whole new level. Best of all, you don’t even need a green thumb to plant, maintain and harvest these easy-to-grow plants. Here’s how to turn an empty planter or unused parcel of your landscaping into a beautifully fragrant and practical herb garden.

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July 4th Backyard Party Ideas

July 4th Backyard Party Ideas

Music and the smell of fresh burgers on the grill waft through the air, the sun shines down on a warm summer day, and everyone is out enjoying some fresh air and fireworks. For Americans, July 4th is a day to come together and celebrate independence. Here are some July 4th backyard party ideas for your own Independence Day celebration.

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Chalk Paint Projects to Try

Chalk Paint Projects to Try

It’s time to get those creative juices flowing and put your paint brushes to good use. This time, we’re talking about DIY chalk paint projects. Chalk paint is a thick, matte paint that’s used to make furniture appear aged or distressed. If you’re always thrifting vintage pieces or you can’t seem to get enough rustic farmhouse décor, then chalk paint is right up your alley. It’s not to be confused with chalkboard paint, which is for those fun feature walls you can draw on. Instead, let’s dive into some unique and creative ways to use chalk paint around the home.

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Transform Your Cabinets with New Hardware

Transform Your Cabinets with New Hardware

Ready to give your cabinets a new look? Upgrades don’t have to be difficult or expensive. In fact, sometimes the smallest changes can have the biggest impact. Instead of a complete remodel, just swap out the cabinet hardware to make your kitchen or bath feel like new. All you need is some DIY inspiration and a few tools to transform your cabinets. And, Cape Ace Hardware can help with both. Here’s a list of our favorite do-it-yourself cabinet hardware projects.

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