It’s inevitable. When home improvement projects are involved, there’s bound to be touches of procrastination–even when you’re a frequent DIYer. When the to-do list grows it can be stressful, but at some point you’ve just got to tackle it.
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Change the atmosphere of your living or bedroom by adding a dimmer switch for the lights. Dimmers can help save electricity and prolong the life of your light bulbs. First decide what type of dimmer will work best. Your options include a dial, a touch pad, a slide and more.
If you’re an avid gardener, you know how tough gardening can be on your back and your knees. If a potting bench isn’t already part of your outdoor furniture, take a look at these plans for some designs that will keep you busy for a weekend or two. This plan […]
Sometimes the best accent pieces for your home are the items you use on a daily basis. Pull those plates you spent a fortune on out of the cabinet and display them on this DIY wooden plate rack.
With energy consumption up during the summer, of course it’s in our best interest to save it where we can. Some of the easiest ways, as you’ve seen here, are to clean and fix appliances—refrigerators included. If your refrigerator door doesn’t seal tight when closed, that’s wasted energy. Not only […]
If the sealant in your bathtub has become moldy or is just old and not protecting as well as it should, it may be time to replace it. Even if the process seems straight forward enough, check out this website before you start the project.
In case you’ve been procrastinating looking in to the reason your tap water has been coming out a cloudy, milky color—relax, it’s most likely nothing to worry about. More often than not the white-ish color is actually produced by a bunch of tiny air bubbles that enter the water from […]
It’s the kind of thing you forget about until you’re going up the stairs and there it is: the squeaky step. Though probably not on the top of your to-do list, this quick reference may give you the motivation you need. It may be as easy as dusting the stairs […]
As vacation season approaches, it’s a good idea to re-check the security of your home. Or if you’ve recently moved into a new apartment, let this article from DIYNetwork.com convince you to actually get the locks changed.
If you’re in the market for a new oven or cooktop there are a lot more options out there now than there used to be, so it’s definitely worth some research. You probably already know if you’re up for a commercial-style stove versus a basic oven and cooktop. Other less […]
Chances are you have a closet somewhere in your apartment or house–more than one if you’re lucky. After years of wear and tear or just years without renovation, you’ve probably also run into some “off-track” issues.
Here’s a new project for you: a television stand. Maybe you already have one in your living room, but chances are you have more than one TV. This plan from Amateur Woodworker is great when you only have a small spot for a TV in the playroom or bedroom.
With heated pools more people open them up before the official start of summer. If you’re tackling this by yourself, make sure you take all the precautions now so your pool season goes by without a hitch (or at least without too many).
Whatever the use, combination tools are convenient–especially for those of us living in apartments or small homes without the luxury of a garage and personal tool bench. GAM Manufacturing offers nine different options for hammer/screwdriver combos each small enough to fit into a kitchen or dresser drawer.
With the warmer weather comes open windows at night and bugs right along with it. Now’s the time to make sure your window screens are in working order with no tears allowing in pests.
Sometimes all it takes to give a room in your home a whole new look is to change one tiny detail. If your bathroom has been boring you lately and a complete redesign is out of the question, there’s still hope. Just think how a brand new, bright shower curtain […]
This is the perfect spring project. Make a mosaic table out of old dishes, glass pieces you’ve collected, or tiles from your local hardware store. Create a side table for your living room or outdoor furniture for your patio.
A new renovation project takes a lot of planning, whether you’re doing it yourself or not. You have to coordinate the schedules of the contractors, gather the materials, and prepare your home. But don’t forget one last important preparation: bracing the family for the disruptions that will ensue.