The DIY Network has launched a new video section called DIY Kits/DIY Basics. They are short video clips as well as printable instructions covering tips for home improvement, crafts, gardening, woodworking, and your automobile. They are still using the Windows Media player format as opposed to the new flash players […]
Popular Mechanics offers 7 Tips for Utilizing Wasted Space. You may think you have a storage problem but this article may offer some relief. We especially like the how-to article for building storage in a knee-wall.
When painting a room, replacing flooring, or cleaning out a garage, there isn’t always extra space in your home to store the furniture, appliances, or tools that usually occupy that space. Plus, bringing garage storage bins inside can be messy and storing furniture appliances outside is asking for trouble. PODS […]
If you’ve got a Victorian-era home that needs restoration or you are just curious as to what defines a Victorian and what it takes to return them to their former glory, then the Old House Web has a great article for you. Renovate With Elaborate Details Of Victorian Style [Old […]
We’ve long been a fan of the Motley Fool and consider their financial advice to be sound and reasonable (and sometimes amusing). They even saved us a few thousand dollars on a new car purchase we made a few years ago. They’ve got a fairly active message board with topics […]
Lawn burn is characterized by unsightly brown patches of grass and is typically caused by dog urine and over-fertilization. Once your lawn is “burned” you’ll have to replace the grass but there are measures you can take to prevent this from happening again. You may have to confine your dogs […]
Improve your painting skills with these tips that will help you choose the right brush for the job and the correct brush stroke technique to use.
Toolmonger has a great tip for saving money on your next trip to Home Depot.
If your toilet continues to run and make that hissing sound long after you’ve flushed you’ve probably got a faulty stopper that needs tweaking. Here’s the fix you’ve been looking for. Haunted by the Toilet Hiss? [Northwest Renovation]
Check out these polystyrene ceiling tiles from Talissa Decor. They can be installed directly over popcorn stucco ceilings in just a couple hours. [via Neublack] [install via Curbly]
Here are some helpful paint calculators from various manufacturers and retailers for estimating the amount of paint needed for covering walls, ceilings, or exteriors. Compare a few and you should have a rough estimate of what you’ll need. PPG Architectural Coatings Benjamin Moore Pratt and Lambert Glidden Paint Quality Institute […]
We need some help with design of our home office. We know we won’t make the cover of House & Garden and there’s not much we can do with the 5-foot ceiling (office is located in vertically challenged loft-space) but the mess of cables and peripherals and books and CD’s […]
Last year we touched on some ways to prevent sound from leaving your rooms but more importantly how do you keep sound out of your home? Repair-Home.com has some suggestions that require changes to your walls, ceilings, and windows. But you should first follow their easy tips. * At least […]
There are some axioms related to home improvement that are just plain false but have been perpetuated by real estate agents, contractors, or homeowners who want to believe in some hard rules when it comes remodeling or renovating their home. Here are some home improvement myth busters. Top 4 Home […]
Here are some great suggestions for planning a child safe garden that maximizes outdoor fun but protects both your children and your foliage.
Are you feeling blue? It may be the color of your room that is contributing to your sour attitude or conversely the reason why you can’t relax or sleep. Room color effects your mood much more than you think.
We spend most of our lives indoors so we should give more thought to the air quality in our sheltered environment. There are gases and fumes that we can’t see or smell but are extremely toxic. This includes radon, carbon monoxide, mold, and VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds). Early detection and […]
Finish off your spring cleaning and hold a garage sale. Here are some tips for setting up a garage sale and maximizing your earning potential.
Here are more kitchen cleaning tips than you can shake a sponge at (sorry that was bad). From clogged drains, grease build-up, dishwasher cleaning, and dirty oven windows.
Cement patios are commonplace in homes across the country. In the Southwest they are particularly popular since lawns are hard to manage in the heat and cement patios are easy to clean and maintain. Take a look at your patio this Spring and follow these steps for making it more […]
No time, money, or know-how to fix a household problem? In New York city we have Supers who are on call (usually) and hopefully can fix leaking faucets, broken radiators, or sticky doors, but homeowners are on their own and for smaller household fixes a certified or licensed contractor is […]
You may think that staining wood is an inexact science but there is a method to the madness. Understanding the type of wood you are working with as well as the technique used to apply the stain can alter the color of the stain dramatically. Here are some tips to […]