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!

Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Maryland Hurricane Preparedness Tips

As Marylanders, we know that living along the coast puts us at a higher risk for tropical storms and hurricanes. And, with those storms comes the potential for powerful winds, heavy rain, tornadoes, and substantial flooding. Therefore, as the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1- November 30, all Marylanders can benefit from an emergency plan. Residents are encouraged to follow the guidelines and hurricane preparedness tips below to remain safe. 

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Sweet & Savory Wood Fire Recipes

Sweet & Savory Wood Fire Recipes

Wood fire ovens not only create functionality and versatility in your outdoor patio, but they also add an amazing layer of flavor to all of your favorite foods. Of course, there’s no denying that pizza tastes particularly exceptional when it comes out of a wood-fired brick oven. Although, have you ever wondered what other dishes you can you cook besides pizza? We’re thinking outside of the box on this one and expanding our culinary repertoire. So, get some inspiration and try out some sweet and savory wood fire recipes below.

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Summer Coolers and Accessories You’ll Love

Summer Coolers and Accessories You’ll Love

Whether you’re camping in the woods or taking yourself on a relaxing fishing trip, you can’t forget the essentials. We’re talking everything you need to beat the incredible Maryland heat. Especially now, as we move past the record-breaking heatwave. At Cape Ace, we have the summer coolers, stainless steel tumblers, and other accessories you need to keep food and drinks cool. Read on to see how these products can enhance your summer activities.

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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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How to Attract Birds and Bird Feeding Tips

How to Attract Birds and Bird Feeding Tips

There are over 220 bird species that call Maryland home, and hundreds more travel through the region without nesting. But, with so many birds flying around, why aren’t more stopping by your backyard bird bath or feeder? After all, you invested time and money into creating a bird-watching oasis, and you want them to use it. Here are a few ways to welcome birds to your yard, as well as some tips for bird feeding once they arrive.

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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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7 Things to Do with Dad this Summer

7 Things to Do with Dad this Summer

Now that school’s out for summer, lots of fun family adventures are ahead. Annapolis is teeming with activities, including fun things to do with Dad! And, let’s not forget all the great cities outside of Annapolis, too. With so many places to go and stuff to do, you’ll have every weekend booked from here on out. Make it a summer the whole family will remember with our list of things to do with Dad. Which will you try first?

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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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