DIY

Stop Searching and Start Finding with LED Under-Cabinet Lighting

Stop Searching and Start Finding with LED Under-Cabinet Lighting

Easy to install and super bright, these LED under cabinet lights are perfect to illuminate those dark spaces.

This Penny Countertop Makes Cents

This Penny Countertop Makes Cents

Mak this one-of-a-kind countertop by saving your pennies

8 Tips to Do-It-Yourself While Pregnant

8 Tips to Do-It-Yourself While Pregnant

Since this isn’t my first time being pregnant amid approximately a million home improvement projects, nor is it the first time that being pregnant necessitated some of those projects, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve learned so that I can DIY while also building a little person. […]

How To Make Brick Succulent Planters

How To Make Brick Succulent Planters

Brick succulent planters are an easy starter garden you can make in an afternoon

How to Epoxy Your Floor for a Durable Surface and Clean Look

How to Epoxy Your Floor for a Durable Surface and Clean Look

Epoxy floor paint makes a great surface for your utility or storage room

How to Build Halloween Silhouettes For a Spooky Yard

How to Build Halloween Silhouettes For a Spooky Yard

Scare your neighbors with these easy to make Halloween silhouettes.

Replacing a P-Trap That’s Not Perfectly Aligned

Replacing a P-Trap That’s Not Perfectly Aligned

Our bathroom sink has been a slow drainer for a few months and we’ve used drano and a Zip-It to no avail. The next step was to remove the p-trap and see what was lurking down below. Our home was built in the 50’s and I’m not sure the last […]

How To Install an American Standard Cadet 3 Toilet – No Tools Required

How To Install an American Standard Cadet 3 Toilet – No Tools Required

One DIY project we’ve never tackled is installing a toilet. It’s a common job but one we’ve somehow avoided. Not anymore! We live in a 2 bedroom/1 bath bungalow and our old toilet is the only one in the house. We’ve been wanting to upgrade our toilet for some time […]

Home Security on a Budget with IRIS from Lowe’s

Home Security on a Budget with IRIS from Lowe’s

There has been a rash of break-ins in our neighborhood, so when Lowe’s asked if we wanted to check out their new home security system called IRIS we jumped at the chance. We had a preview of IRIS last month and the screenshots and setup all looked promising. What we […]

Painting 101: Preparing Your Space to Paint

Painting 101: Preparing Your Space to Paint

Painting is a beloved by DIYers for the incredible transformation that can occur in a space with minimal cost, effort, and supplies. That said, with the help of a few tips, you can take your paint job from weekend painter to professional! This week, YOLO Colorhouse shares their tips for […]

Five Steps to Your Own Backyard Meadow

Five Steps to Your Own Backyard Meadow

Let the weeds go wild and enjoy a colorful meadow in your own backyard

How to Change a Flat Tire After a Blowout

How to Change a Flat Tire After a Blowout

This weekend we traveled to the Nevada desert and were probably going a bit too fast on a dirt road. All it takes is a sharp rock and BOOM there goes your tire which is exactly what happened. Fortunately it was the rear tire and after the blowout we came […]

Smoked Pork Shoulder and Brisket Recipe for Your Back Yard Cookout

Smoked Pork Shoulder and Brisket Recipe for Your Back Yard Cookout

We don’t cover recipes but a friend sent over this amazing recipe for smoked pork shoulder (pork butt) and brisket. It seems appropriate to share this as the 4th of July is next week and many of you will be preparing food for your back yard party. This recipe is […]

Build a Fire Ring Pit With Stone and Sweat

Build a Fire Ring Pit With Stone and Sweat

If you are looking for inspiration in home design, Houzz is a great place to start. They have more than 500,000 photos from designers that you can clip and save in your “ideabook” for easy reference. Houzz also has some great editorial pieces that cover remodeling and do-it-yourself projects. One […]

DIY Backyard Smoker

DIY Backyard Smoker

There are a lot of plans available for building backyard BBQ grills but this is this is the first do-it-yourself smoker we’ve seen and it’s courtesy of Popular Mechanics. They’ve provided a great step-by-step tutorial that requires a few tools such as a drill and cutter but otherwise it’s really […]

Setup a Crossfit Inspired Home Gym

Setup a Crossfit Inspired Home Gym

With the cost of gym memberships rising and the time it takes to travel too and from a gym, we’ve been inspired to setup our own Crossfit home gym. Crossfit is a core strength and conditioning system that aims to keep workouts constantly varied, high intensity and with functional movement. […]

Seed For Yourself: A Visit to the Grass Seed Capital of the World

Seed For Yourself: A Visit to the Grass Seed Capital of the World

I knew very little about grass seed before my visit last week to NexGen Turf Research. I’ve recently laid sod and tried my best to keep it alive and green but unfortunately it has decided not to cooperate and has gone spotty and brown in some areas. After receiving the […]

Joanie Dodds – Contractor, TV Host and Fashion Model

Joanie Dodds – Contractor, TV Host and Fashion Model

A couple months ago I visited the set of Built to Shred and one of the highlights was a happenstance encounter with Joanie Dodds, the host of Run My Renovation on the DIY Network. The Built to Shred crew had raised the bar with their spiral of death ramp and […]

How to Lay Sod Grass In Time for Spring

How to Lay Sod Grass In Time for Spring

Our lawn has been in rough shape for quite awhile. It’s not a large plot, about 10×12, but it adds some nice color to our backyard. The rest of our yard surface is concrete which we’ve covered with an outdoor rug and furniture but we want to keep the lawn […]

How To Test For Lead Based Paint

How To Test For Lead Based Paint

The dangers of lead poisoning are real, especially in older homes. If your home was built before 1978 there is a good chance that lead paint or pipes/solder was used. Lead paint is generally not dangerous in its normal form and adhered to the walls but it becomes a hazard […]

How to Install Stainless Steel Kitchen Countertops

How to Install Stainless Steel Kitchen Countertops

Installing new countertops is an ambitious do-it-yourself project no matter what type of material you choose. These homeowners shared their journey to install stainless steel countertops which look great and are a huge upgrade to their previous formica. They used plywood as a base and purchased the stainless steel from […]