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!

Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

Annual Home Maintenance Checklist

Living in the Maryland area means you have to prep your home for all four seasons. Not to mention, the unpredictable weather that occurs within each Maryland season. Whether you live in Cape St. Claire or the surrounding areas, you can benefit from a home maintenance checklist.

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Best Tips on Caulking Any Surface

Best Tips on Caulking Any Surface

If it’s your first time caulking, it’s normal to feel a little overwhelmed. With so many different tubes and tools to choose from, how do you know which type to use? And how do you know if you’re applying it right? We’ll help answer those questions with a few tips on caulking. So, whether you’re a first-time homeowner or just want to improve your technique, you’ll be caulking like a pro in no time.

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5 Simple DIY Bathroom Projects to Do This Weekend

5 Simple DIY Bathroom Projects to Do This Weekend

When considering easy DIY projects, people often overlook the room in which they spend a reasonable amount of time each day: the bathroom. Between getting ready for work and unwinding with a relaxing soak in the tub, the bathroom sees its fair share of use. That’s why it’s important that the space is a place of comfort and relaxation. If your existing bathroom has the opposite effect, a few simple changes can make a world of difference. Here are five DIY bathroom projects that will give your bathroom a makeover without breaking the bank.

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Things Every New College Student Should Have

Things Every New College Student Should Have

Attending college for the first time is a new and exciting experience. They get to experience living in a new location, making new friends, and taking care of themselves for the first time. But for many students, it can be overwhelming thinking about all of the new changes. You can help make their transition to college smoother by providing them with the essentials they need for the first year. Then, they can feel confident and prepared for a successful school year.

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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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Painting Tips for Selling Your Home

Painting Tips for Selling Your Home

Before you decide to sell your home, there are many upgrades and factors to take into account. One of those often understated factors is paint colors. Believe or not, exterior and interior paint colors can make a sizable difference in the price of your home. If you are planning to put your house on the market soon, here are some painting tips for selling your home for more value.

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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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How to Tune-Up Your Lawn Mower

How to Tune-Up Your Lawn Mower

For most homeowners, having a well-manicured lawn is a must. You enjoy the look a manicured lawn and want to ensure you can keep up with the yard work on a consistent basis. To do so, you will need to have a lawn mower that continues to operate effectively. Therefore, regular maintenance is important for your lawn mower to stay in quality operating condition. Learning how to tune-up your lawn mower allows you to save money on maintenance costs as well as stay on track with grass cutting.

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Lighting Ideas for Your Home

Lighting Ideas for Your Home

Every homeowner dreams of creating a space that is warm, inviting and cozy. And whether you are planning a home remodel or preparing to sell, there are numerous ways to make your home a little more “homey”. Lighting, for instance, can easily complement the comfort and appeal of your home. Not to mention, learning how to add lighting to the home can increase the value as well. Check out a few lighting ideas for your home below to keep the inspiration flowing.

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