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This page contains tips and advice on a variety of home improvement topics.
Top Ten Secrets of a Handyman
I convinced my husband, who runs his own home repair and maintenance business, to give me his "top ten" repairs that homeowners can do themselves and his secrets for making them easy.
Spring Spruce Ups
Spring invites sprucing up, but budgets don't necessarily invite it. When your heart wants some fresh colors and subtle decorating changes, don't let your bank account stop you. For a few pennies, a fresh look can welcome you.
Home Improvement: Surprising Places for...
When shopping for larger home improvement items, price outside the box. While the do-it-yourself option seems to be the most frugal, that's not always the case. Expecting to find the best deal at a large home improvement store rather than a specialized dealer is also a false assumption.
Refinishing Cultured Marble Counters
To make this project easier I removed my faucet and drain.
Smart and Thrifty Curb Appeal Ideas
With Memorial Day behind us, the unofficial start of summer is here. If the increased time you've been spending outdoors has made you notice some of the unsightly features of your home's exterior, then set aside time to increase your home's curb appeal.
Tool for Removing Old Caulking
I needed to remove the old caulking between the backsplash and the counter. I found a really neat tool at Lowe's that made this task very quick and easy!
Using Roofing Shingles to Side a Shed
Leftover roofing shingles can be used as siding for a storage or garden shed. You will want to follow the appropriate installation process for best results. This page gives some advice about using roofing shingles to side a shed.
This is a guide about removing concrete. Removing concrete slabs, walls, and other structures can be done in a number of ways.
Remedy for Bad Tasting Water
Filtering you water is the best way to ensure you get rid the bad taste in your water. This is a guide about remedy for bad tasting water.
Tracking Down a Continuous Beeping Sound in House
Is something beeping in your house but you don't know what it is? The chirping could be coming from a watch, a fire detector or carbon monoxide alarm. This guide helps you track down and stop the continuous beeping.
Clip Curtains Closed
One of my pet peeves with curtains is that when you close them, they do not close seamlessly.
Caulking Tips and Tricks
A common household project is caulking around sinks, tubs, toilets, windows, and more. It can be an intimidating task the first time. This page contains caulking tips and tricks.
Getting Rid Static Electricity from Metal Door Frames
Why is there so much static electricity around the metal door frames on my home? My daughter and I are both getting shocked even when barefoot and just sitting at the doorway of our home. This is happening at both the front and back door of our home.
Keeping Rugs from Sliding and Curling on Carpet
What can I use to stop rugs slipping and curling on a carpet?
Temporary Fix for Rotten Egg Smelling Water
I'm visiting a friend with well water that smells like rotten eggs or sulphur. Whenever I've visited in the past, I've tried to tolerate the odor. It's now to the point that I can't even visit because of the strong smell, and the feeling that I have the same odor after bathing or washing my clothes.
Water Has a Rotten Egg Smell At Times
I purchased a house in April 2013. I purchased a new filter and softener system, as the water had a strong rotten egg smell. A year later I had the issue with the smell in the hot water, and I resolved it by changing the anode rod every 6 months. Now I started getting the rotten egg smell in cold water only.
Self Stick Tiles Falling Off
I just installed a peel and stick backsplash in my kitchen and a few days later it's all falling off. How do I glue it to stay on? Help please.
Can You Stucco Over Paint?
Can you stucco over paint?
Removing Sulfur Smell from a Well Water System
Keeping Rugs From Slipping
Black Stains on Ceiling
Laminate Vs. Formica Countertops
Bubbles When Sealing Countertops
Bedroom Feels Damp
Using Laminate Flooring for Countertops
Inexpensive Alternatives to Paving a Driveway
Fixing Up An Old Rental Trailer
Growing Plants in Pavement Cracks
Using Contact Paper on Countertops
Removing Contact Paper From Metal
Something in My Home is Making Me Itch
Preventing Static Electricity
Smoothing and Sealing Concrete
Sealing Chipped Paint on Old Wood
Removing Wood Preservative Odor
Green Water in Above Ground Pool
Uses for Placemats
Replacement Vertical Blind Fabric Inserts
Handyman Tips and Tricks
Removing Old Caulking
Yellow Stains on Ceiling
Creating an Outdoor Curtain for Privacy
Making Laminate Countertops Shiny
Preparing Your Home for a Vacation
Change the Color of Metal Trim
Humidify Your Home
Organizing Home Improvement Projects
Hammering or Nailing Into Stone
Making a Self Contained Sink
How Much Should an Addition to a House Cost?
Rotten Egg Smell in House
King Sized Bed in a Small Room
Cutting PVC Pipe
Venetian Plaster on Countertops
Painting a Tile Floor
Semi-Permanent Room Divider
Refinishing the Outside of a Cinder Block House
Keeping Garage Cool In The Summer
Protecting Wood When Removing a Nail
Is formica the same as laminate?
Soundproofing a Room
Habitat for Humanity Stores
Covering Exposed Foundation Walls
Keeping Wheelchair Ramp Ice-Free
Uses for Laundry Baskets
Black Spots in Sink
Repairing a Laminate Counter
Protecting Fingers When Hammering Nails
Removing Wallpaper from Paneling
Water Absorbing Snakes
Area Rug Tips
Waxing Shower Tiles
Fragrance Tips and Tricks
Color Advice for Drapes
Problems Hanging Shelves
Hiding Electric Cords
Weeds Growing In Cracks In My Driveway
Making Patio Umbrella into a Half Umbrella
Camouflaging Ugly Dog Crates
Temporarily Blocking View of Neighbor's Cluttered Back Yard
Bed Doesn't Fit Through the Door
Finding Old Fireplace in Remodeled House
Temporary Frame Color Change
Planning Home Improvement Projects
Using Recycled Water in a Humidifier
Using Fuse Boxes
Inexpensive Curb Appeal Ideas
Keeping Bottle Tops From Sticking
Keeping Birds from Striking Windows
Protecting Food from Off-Gassing in the Cupboard
Mixing Your Own Concrete
Controlling Indoor Allergens
Using Electric Fans
Improving the Exterior of Your Home
Using Flecto Varathane Diamond Wood Finish
Tricks to Tell When the Trash Has Been Picked Up
Varnishing Over Varnish
Creating an Outdoor Kitchen
Removing Home Security Equipment
What Type of Countertop Material Is This?
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