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!

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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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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Fun DIY Projects with Concrete

Fun DIY Projects with Concrete

Concrete may not be the first material you think of when it comes to DIY projects, but it’s surprisingly versatile. Whether you’re tackling a big or small project, you can make various fun and useful household items using concrete. Many of which only require a single bag of concrete mix. So, if you’re looking for a non-traditional DIY project, look no further than DIY projects with concrete. Your weekend is officially planned out!

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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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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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