Home improvement & maintenance guide

Keyur Amir is the owner of Ace Hardware, which opened in League City in March. Since opening, staff has been helping customers with lots of outdoor projects, from gardening to fence building, Amir said. Here are some other home project ideas he suggested for Bay Area residents wishing to upgrade their spaces.

Update your home’s lighting fixtures

LED lights produce no ultraviolet light and are therefore the only form of lighting that will not damage art or fabric over time. Decor can be better maintained when houses use all LED lighting, not fluorescent lighting.

Put more lighting in the backyard

LED lights can also light up an indoor or outdoor backyard space.


Reduce bathroom mold and mildew buildup

Any high-moisture area in a house can run the risk of mold and mildew buildup, so the areas under and around sinks and tubs need to be cleaned regularly.

Install new faucets, countertops or sinks

Upgrades such as these are an easy way to make a space feel newer. Granite countertops are continually popular in contemporary homes, Amir said.

When in doubt, tour new homes for ideas

It is easier to visualize how improvements will look when seeing them in a home already, so Amir suggested homeowners take a look at properties on the market. Many local agencies are offering virtual property tours.

Start a garden

League City homeowners have been frequenting the store for supplies to begin or maintain home gardens, Amir said.
By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.

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