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 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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How to Care for Your Fresh-Cut Christmas Tree

How to Care for Your Fresh-Cut Christmas Tree

Everywhere you go, you’re surrounded by a festive atmosphere. Cheery songs are being played, and red and green decorations are strewn about. Which can only mean one thing – it’s the holiday season. And, when it comes time to decorate your own home, putting up a Christmas tree is a beloved family tradition. However, if you plan to bring home a fresh-cut Christmas tree this year, there are some things you need to know. 

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2018 Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

2018 Holiday Gift-Giving Guide

When the weather turns colder and the days get shorter, it’s time to start thinking about the season of giving. As the holidays draw nearer, you might find yourself already scrambling to come up with ideas for the special people in your life. Have no fear – Cape Ace Hardware is here to help your holiday shopping go smoothly. In this 2018 holiday gift-giving guide, we outline some nifty ideas for the DIY enthusiast, entertainer, gardener or pet lover on your shopping list.

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3 Easy Wall Art Projects for Your Home

3 Easy Wall Art Projects for Your Home

If you have an empty wall that you just don’t know what to do with, get creative with some DIY wall art projects. They’re the perfect way to add personality and style to any room. Whether you just moved into a new home or simply want to change up the décor, now’s a perfect time.

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Proper Installation of Smoke Alarms and CO Alarms

Proper Installation of Smoke Alarms and CO Alarms

Smoke alarms are one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from fire and gas. Alarms are small, fairly easy to install, and can help save your life in the event of an emergency. However, it’s important to install and maintain them correctly. Otherwise, they may not work as well as they should. Here are some tips regarding the installation of smoke alarms and CO alarms in your home.

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Cape Ace has Poo~Pourri!

Cape Ace has Poo~Pourri!

Cape Ace has all you would expect from a normal hardware store, but we believe in going above what is considered “normal.” We are notorious for stocking items that surprise our customers, often having them chuckling in the aisles or leaving them astonished, bewildered, and grateful for

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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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