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DIY

  • Install An Exhaust Fan Timer In Your Bathroom

    A hot, steamy shower on a cold morning — it’s one of life’s little pleasures, right? Yet there is a downside to the at-home indulgence. Excess moisture created by the steam…

  • When An Injury Derails Your DIY Plans

    You have your plans all set for your next DIY project — tools borrowed, paint purchased, time set aside — and tragedy strikes. You hurt yourself, and not in a way…

  • The Home Depot Unveils Improved iPhone & iPad App

    The Internet experience is becoming increasingly mobile, thanks to a proliferation of browser-enabled smart phones and tablets like the iPad. Although Home Depot has had an iPhone and iPad app for…

  • Let’s Hear It For The DIY Moms!

    Recently we posted about DIY Dads and their declining numbers. While the article wanted to point out that today’s young men aren’t learning trade and fix-it skills from their dads as…

  • Survive A Reno With A Temporary Kitchen

    For most of us, one of the hardest parts of a large-scale renovation is dealing with the mess, confusion and chaos created by the project. Take the kitchen, for example, which…

  • FSBO: 7 Tips For Selling Your Home Yourself

    If you follow along with DIY blog Young House Love, you’ll know that they have decided to move and are selling their home themselves. After three years of renovations, decoration, tweaks,…

  • Are DIY Dad’s Becoming Extinct?

    The Telegraph raises an interesting point that we continue to hear whispers of each year. Are current 20-30 year olds less capable as do-it-yourselfers than their fathers? One could argue the…

  • Submit Your Favorite Project to the ReadyMade 100

    ReadyMade Magazine recently announced a big contest called the ReadyMade 100. This ambitious contest is seeking to celebrate the best 100 projects from around the world of DIY. They’re calling on…

  • Must-Have Tools For Home Repair Success

    A DIYer without tools is like an artist without a paintbrush; a writer without a pencil; a blogger without a computer — well, you get my drift. The importance of tools…

  • Save Big During A Renovation

    We wall want to save big during a renovation and because we feature reader tips, tricks, projects and inspiration as often as possible, it’s no surprise that I love taking a…

  • Create Bathroom Bliss With A Converted Dresser

    I came across a great DIY bathroom project from the brilliant minds at Better Homes and Gardens. Instead of purchasing a new vanity, consider converting an existing dresser into the perfect…

  • Thoughtful Changes Enhance Small Kitchen

    Sometimes a renovated kitchen doesn’t have to mean breaking down walls and relocating to a different spot in the house. When I spotted this kitchen reno on CasaSugar I thought it…

  • Refinish Your Wood Floors on a DIY Budget

    Whenever I am visiting my family at home, my mother has the same complaint about her house: the wood floors. She’d love to refinish them but with an elderly dog, other…

  • Do Sustainable Kitchens Have To Be Small?

    Contemporary design is hot, no doubt about it. And many modern designs are slim, subtle and sustainable. But when I looked at this award-winning design from Kristin Laass and Norman Ebelt,…

  • Use Whitewash Or Pickling To Refresh Hardwood Floors

    If you’re eager to alter the color of your hardwood floors but prefer a more classic, timeless hue, consider a gentle alteration using two techniques: whitewashing and pickling. Whitewashing, an ideal…

  • High-Tech DIY Home Security

    Installing your own home security system no longer requires the expertise of a skilled technician. You can still invest in a full-featured system from one of the leading home security firms…