Tips

House Painting Tips

House Painting Tips

It’s generally recommended to paint your house every 3-5 years to protect your siding, stucco, or shingles, as well as maintain a fresh looking exterior. To prevent uneven drying from painting in direct sunlight, paint the north and west side of your home in the morning hours and switch to […]

Take Back the Kid’s Playroom

Take Back the Kid’s Playroom

Whether your kids are grown or not, it may be time to reign in their playroom, especially if it starts to look like this one. Here’s how.

DIY Video Tips

DIY Video Tips

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 […]

Make Use of Wasted Space

Make Use of Wasted Space

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.

Tips for Temporary Storage

Tips for Temporary Storage

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 […]

Victorian Restoration

Victorian Restoration

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 […]

Remodeling Tips from the Fool

Remodeling Tips from the Fool

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 […]

Repair Lawn Burn

Repair Lawn Burn

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 […]

House Painting Tips & Techniques

House Painting Tips & Techniques

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.

Scoring Deals at Home Depot

Scoring Deals at Home Depot

Toolmonger has a great tip for saving money on your next trip to Home Depot.

Stop the Toilet Hiss

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]

Ceiling Tiles

Ceiling Tiles

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]

Paint Estimate Calculators

Paint Estimate Calculators

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 […]

Home Office Design

Home Office Design

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 […]

Soundproofing Your Home

Soundproofing Your Home

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 […]

Home Improvement Myths

Home Improvement Myths

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 […]

Safe Gardens for Kids

Safe Gardens for Kids

Here are some great suggestions for planning a child safe garden that maximizes outdoor fun but protects both your children and your foliage.

Room Color and Your Mood

Room Color and Your Mood

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.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

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 […]

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

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.

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

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.