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 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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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 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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