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.
A potting bench for gardening is one of the best investments you can make in your yard.
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.
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.
I admit I’ve pinched a few stems in my day. Are they real? Are they fake? And I’ve even had the debate with myself over whether fake flowers are an accepted decorating option. For some, of course, it’s a necessity; for example those of us that have allergies or animals […]
Although not quite a DIY project, it’s probably an issue you’ve toggled with in your home: what to do with the television. A necessary evil, over the years TVs have evolved into these extra-large focal points of the living room. You’ve got to have (or at least you want) the […]
If you have pets that shed then you definitely have a pet hair problem in your home. Maybe you’ve figured out the best solution–but I know for me it’s always been a frustrating issue. Apparently, though, the rest of the world already has pet hair removal figured out. If you’re […]
Chances are you’ve got a collection of something somewhere in your house. Some lend themselves to public view while others just don’t make the cut. But before you discount displaying your collection, take a look at the tips from these two websites for different ideas on how to display collectible […]
Sometimes, as you’ve read here before, the perfect addition to a room is a great mirror. If you have scoured antique and contemporary shops alike and still can’t find one in your budget, try making your own. There are a few different options for creating the perfect antiqued mirror–all for […]