Tips

Maximize the Profits from Your Yard Sale

Maximize the Profits from Your Yard Sale

If you are taking the time and energy to have a yard sale why not maximize your profits. There’s much more you can do than hang a sign to get folks to stop in as well as make a purchase. These tips will help you organize your items and make […]

Study Up on Your Home’s History

Study Up on Your Home’s History

All home’s have a history, albeit some more interesting than others. There are a few ways to research your home’s past starting with your neighbors (preferably the older residents) who may have known the previous homeowners or have photos of neighborhood landmarks or changes. You can then check out your […]

Appliance Repair Help

Appliance Repair Help

We’ve come across the Repair Clinic, an online resource for repairing your home appliances. They state “Ask our RepairGuru┬« your repair question. Let our PartDetective┬« show the part photo, pricing and availability. Shop online or use our toll-free 800 number. No-hassle returns.” Sounds like a good deal. Anyone use them?

Home Office Photo Gallery

Home Office Photo Gallery

This gallery of home offices may inspire you (or not).

Gardening Tips for a Changing Climate

Gardening Tips for a Changing Climate

Worldwide climate change is a fact that is more than just an annoyance or quirk in the weather. Seasons are overlapping and the severity of temperature changes has become more dramatic. This change has direct effect on your garden now more than ever and with a bit of forethought you […]

WD-40 Can Do Anything

WD-40 Can Do Anything

We’ve been proponents of this magical formula since we can remember. But you’ll find many more fans out there who have really put this solvent to the test in about every situation you can imagine. WD40 keeps the content the same but their applicators continue to evolve. We especially like […]

Tips for Beginning Vegetable Gardeners

Tips for Beginning Vegetable Gardeners

There are a ton of gardening resources available online from YouGrowGirl to Better Homes and Gardens.We came across a great article from 1996 that profiles that successful gardening habits of a couple in Portland, Oregon. They offer 8 tips for beginning gardeners that we think everyone with a green thumb […]

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 […]