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  • Overcome DIY Procrastination

    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…

  • Install a Dimmer Switch

    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…

  • Build It Yourself: Plate Rack

    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…

  • Refrigerator Gasket Replacement

    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…

  • Replacing Bathtub Sealant

    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…

  • Cloudy Tap Water

    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…

  • Silence Squeaky Stairs

    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,…

  • 10 Tips for Home Security

    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…

  • Choosing an Oven or Cooktop

    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.…

  • Get Your Closets Back on Track

    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…

  • Build It Yourself: Compact TV Stand

    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…

  • Preparing Your Pool for Summer

    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…

  • Compact Combo Tools

    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…

  • Springtime Shower Curtains

    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…

  • Make a Mosaic Table for Spring

    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…

  • Preparing for Renovations

    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…

  • Silk Flowers You Must Pinch to Believe

    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…

  • What to Do with the Television?

    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…

  • Pet Hair Removal Basics

    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…

  • Decorating with Collectibles

    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…

  • Antique a Mirror: Make the New Old

    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…