We’ve come to appreciate the City of Angels and realize the history and communities are as vibrant as anywhere in the country. This applies to the do-it-yourself spirit that is surging across the city and that’s why we’ve chosen LA as the subject of our first DIY City Guide. We’ve […]
The East Bay is chock full of DIY resources with everything from lumber, awesome hardware stores, educational resources and upcycled home supplies
Forget buying bottled water or filling up a filtered pitcher. You can install an under the sink water filter system in a couple hours.
Our dog did a number on our lawn and we’ve got a ton of bare spots. These tips got our lawn back in shape.
Our Delta Faucet is 50 years old but replacing the seats and springs is still an easy fix for a dripping kitchen faucet
Take this wallpaper with you and use it on any flat surface to enhance the decor of your home
Easy to install and super bright, these LED under cabinet lights are perfect to illuminate those dark spaces.
Mak this one-of-a-kind countertop by saving your pennies
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. […]
Brick succulent planters are an easy starter garden you can make in an afternoon
Epoxy floor paint makes a great surface for your utility or storage room
Scare your neighbors with these easy to make Halloween silhouettes.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Let the weeds go wild and enjoy a colorful meadow in your own backyard
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]