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Friday Fix: The Running Toilet

Friday Fix: The Running Toilet

This week’s Friday Fix is courtesy of Nathaniel from Garber’s Hardware and was originally printed in the Westview paper. So, your toilet is running. It won’t stop. You tried jiggling the handle. You tried asking your toilet nicely to behave. You tried to get your landlord to send a plumber. […]

Keep Your Appliances Running a Long Time

Keep Your Appliances Running a Long Time

In a follow up to finding an appliance repairman, here are some suggestions from OldHouseWeb.com for maximizing the effective life of your appliances as well as how best to work with your appliance technician when they are troubleshooting your equipment.

Lincoln Logs and Erector Sets Rocked my World

Lincoln Logs and Erector Sets Rocked my World

Planting the DIY seed in your kids can start with these builder toys selected by ohdeedoh, a home design blog with a focus on children and their living environment. But for the older kids read on for favorites from my childhood.

Do-It-Yourself without Debt

Do-It-Yourself without Debt

This homeowner and his family have renovated their 1913 tudor house (which they bought for $65,000 twelve years ago) with pure sweat equity and have managed to completely transform a home that was on the brink of being condemned all without going into debt and living and spending within their […]

Learning the Language of DIY

Learning the Language of DIY

Beyond learning the step-by-step to hang an interior door, how did you gain the confidence to handle a drill and learn the skills to choose the proper bit? The fundamentals of do-it-yourself start with the confidence it takes tackle a project and the willingness to learn as you go. Those […]

Build It Yourself: Wine Cork Board

Build It Yourself: Wine Cork Board

Now that you’ve built your own wine rack (or if you haven’t check out the “how-to” here) you’re going to need a project for all those wine corks that’ll be piling up. Here’s the perfect solution: a wine cork board! Instead of a regular old cork board for notes and […]

Under the Glue Gun

Under the Glue Gun

More news from the DIY/craft front. Current day hip crafters may have more in common with the original DIY diva, Martha Stewart, than they originally thought.

Build It Yourself: Wine Rack

Build It Yourself: Wine Rack

Not everyone has the space nor the resources for a full out wine cellar, but Our House came up with this easy DIY wine rack. This works as not just a great option to house your wine bottle collection, but when displayed in your living room, entry way or kitchen, […]

Build It Yourself: Shoe Rack

Build It Yourself: Shoe Rack

This shoe rack is a perfect example of inspired ingenuity. The design for this shoe rack (courtesy of DWR) is brilliant as it takes up no space and keeps shoes off the floor thereby reducing clutter and dirt. NotMartha has built it herself and it makes for a great afternoon […]

DIY Backyard Firepit and Chiminea

DIY Backyard Firepit and Chiminea

You can build your own backyard firepit – it’s easier than you think

Seven Deadly Sins of DIY

Seven Deadly Sins of DIY

HGTV of Canada has listed Six Deadly Sins of DIY Projects that we should all be wary of. We would add a seventh called “Expectations” as the honeymoon of a project will quickly wear off when expectations of time, money, and finished results are not met. We aren’t suggesting you […]

Remove and Recycle Old Carpet

Remove and Recycle Old Carpet

Tearing out old carpet is a quick way to give your room a fresh new look and if you are fortunate enough to live in an older home you may find wood floors underneath. Here are some tutorials for doing the job yourself which will at least save in 1/2 […]

Homeowners Against Drunk DIY’ers (HADD)

Homeowners Against Drunk DIY’ers (HADD)

No, this isn’t a renovation gone awry but a clever DIY costume by Mindy of Fixer-Upper. It’s her reaction/mocking of a recent WSJ article The Three-Martini Renovation. There is a trend among some homeowners to bundle cocktail parties with their friends and families into remodeling gigs that can have disastrous […]

More Home Improvement and DIY Videos

Ask The Builder Videos As the quality of online video continues to grow, many more DIY experts are getting behind the camera to share their tips, techniques, and opinions on home improvement and decorating. Along with Ask the Builder here are a few video channels that have some great content […]

Crazy DIY Inventions

Crazy DIY Inventions

These DIY inventions are mostly impractical and silly but some of them are definitely entertaining.

Break to Baja

Break to Baja

We are taking a short break to beautiful Baja Mexico for a bit of fishing, diving, and kayaking, with some relaxing breaks mixed in. Enjoy the latest from a few friends of ours. Sale on designer goods from Shelterrific Frank Lloyd Wright Stencils from House in Progress Arroz con pollo […]

Home and Garden Answers from Yahoo!

Home and Garden Answers from Yahoo!

The increasingly popular Yahoo! Answers is a great reservoir of popular home and garden questions and answers. There are more specific categories that include DIY, Decorating & Remodeling, and Maintenance and Repairs.

5 Great Reasons to Start Doing-It-Yourself

5 Great Reasons to Start Doing-It-Yourself

For some women (and men) DIY and home improvement doesn’t come naturally. But here are 5 great reasons to start doing-it-yourself.

More Answers to Your Home Improvement andDIY Questions

More Answers to Your Home Improvement and
DIY Questions

Check out these great forums that just may hold the key to unlocking your DIY dreams. DIY Chatroom DoItYourself.com Forums Ultimate Handyman Forum House Repair Talk Yahoo! Answers – Home and Garden

The Anti-DIY Duo

The Anti-DIY Duo

The backlash to the home decoration/renovation tv shows has begun and is being led by one of the leaders in this show category, HGTV. This network will launch two Canadian shows hosted by Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan called, How Not to Decorate and Home Heist. If these shows prove […]

Top Ten of 2007 (so far)

It’s hard to believe we’re about half-way through 2007 but in the last six months our traffic has more than doubled thanks to you. Here’s your Top Ten Favorites for the first half of 2007 (which includes some posts from 06′). 1. Drywall Repair 2. Subway Tile 3. Replace a […]