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!

Ways to Honor the Fallen on Memorial Day

Ways to Honor the Fallen on Memorial Day

How does your family honor the fallen on Memorial Day? It’s important to join together and remember the brave men and women who gave their lives for us. Of course, there are lots of creative ways to commemorate the holiday, including fun activities and craft projects to teach the kids about the significance of the day. Here are some of our favorite Memorial Day activities to celebrate and honor the fallen.

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What to Look for in a Grill

What to Look for in a Grill

Memorial Day is coming up, and that means grilling season is officially here. We can already smell the burgers, hot dogs, and shish kabobs now. If you don’t already have a grill (or your old one is on the fritz) it’s the perfect time to pick one up. Cape Ace carries a large selection from top brands, like Big Green Egg and Weber. Before you shop around, use this handy guide to help narrow down your grill choices.

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Yard Prep Tips for Spring 

Yard Prep Tips for Spring 

It’s that time of year again. The threat of snow no longer looms. The temperatures are beginning to rise. And, the robins are leaving their winter shelters in search of places to nest. As the outside world springs back to life, it’s important to start preparing your lawn and garden. Here are some handy spring yard prep tips to help.

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5 DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decorations

5 DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decorations

Feeling lucky yet? You don’t have to be Irish to join in on the holiday fun. Just grab something green and gear up for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th with a few fun DIY crafts. Below, we’ve compiled a list of creative St. Patrick’s Day decorations that you and the kids can make to spruce up your 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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5 Easy Dinner Recipes to Try

5 Easy Dinner Recipes to Try

Simple dinner recipes are a busy mom’s best friend. When you’re strapped for time, you want meals that are easy to prepare, yet still delicious. On nights like these, less is always more. But did you know there are actually many great recipes you can make on the grill? In fact, they’re often the easiest and the tastiest. So skip the stove tonight and discover a few easy family-friendly recipes. 

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Door Décor Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Door Décor Ideas for Valentine’s Day

It seems like you’ve only just finished tidying up after the end-of-year holidays, yet February is already drawing near. Valentine’s Day offers another opportunity to invest in some seasonal decorations. Door décor can help create a welcoming presence inside and outside of your home. And, you’ll help remind everyone in the neighborhood that love is in the air. Here are some tips and tricks to get you started on your Valentine’s Day door décor.

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Tips to Conserve Heat This Winter

Tips to Conserve Heat This Winter

Maryland winters bring snowstorms and less-than-pleasant temperatures. Before the winter weather truly kicks in this season, you’ll want to double check that your inside space is ready to conserve heat. From quick repairs to regular maintenance, there are many simple, low-cost solutions to winter-proofing your home. Follow these tips to keep your house at a comfortable temperature without cranking the thermostat.

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7 Cleaning Tips for After the Holidays

7 Cleaning Tips for After the Holidays

This time of year, there are lots of guests coming and going. Once the last person leaves, it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief. You’ve successfully made it through another holiday season. Unfortunately, now it’s time to clean up and settle back into a routine. Follow these seven cleaning tips for after the holidays.

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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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