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This page contains tips and advice on a variety of home improvement topics.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Refinishing Cultured Marble Counters
To make this project easier I removed my faucet and drain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Making Patio Umbrella into a Half Umbrella
If you need only part of an umbrella for a tight space, you can cut down a full size patio umbrella to fit. This is a guide about making patio umbrella into a half umbrella.
This is a guide about removing concrete. Removing concrete slabs, walls, and other structures can be done in a number of ways.
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.
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.
Can You Stucco Over Paint?
Can you stucco over paint?
Keeping Rugs from Sliding and Curling on Carpet
What can I use to stop rugs slipping and curling on a carpet?
Camouflaging Ugly Dog Crates
I have 2 very ugly rather large dog crates residing in my family room. Any ideas to camouflage these would be great.
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.
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.
Removing Sulfur Smell from a Well Water System
Keeping Rugs From Slipping
Inexpensive Alternatives to Paving a Driveway
Creating an Outdoor Curtain for Privacy
Sealing Chipped Paint on Old Wood
Bedroom Feels Damp
Using Contact Paper on Countertops
Removing Wood Preservative Odor
Something in My Home is Making Me Itch
Uses for Laundry Baskets
Black Stains on Ceiling
Free Home Renovations
Making a Mobile Home Belly Board
Water Absorbing Snakes
Removing Old Caulking
Painting a Tile Floor
Habitat for Humanity Stores
Hammering or Nailing Into Stone
Fragrance Tips and Tricks
Using Laminate Flooring for Countertops
Keeping Wheelchair Ramp Ice-Free
Reconfiguring a Small Kitchen and Laundry Room
Clip Curtains Closed
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
Color Advice for Drapes
Repairing a Laminate Counter
Planning Home Improvement Projects
Using Recycled Water in a Humidifier
Using Fuse Boxes
Inexpensive Curb Appeal Ideas
Area Rug Tips
Keeping Bottle Tops From Sticking
Hiding Electric Cords
Keeping Birds from Striking Windows
Protecting Food from Off-Gassing in the Cupboard
Protecting Fingers When Hammering Nails
Mixing Your Own Concrete
Controlling Indoor Allergens
Using Electric Fans
Improving the Exterior of Your Home
Protecting Wood When Removing a Nail
Using Flecto Varathane Diamond Wood Finish
Handyman Tips and Tricks
Tricks to Tell When the Trash Has Been Picked Up
Varnishing Over Varnish
Uses for Placemats
Creating an Outdoor Kitchen
Yellow Stains on Ceiling
Preparing Your Home for a Vacation
Removing Home Security Equipment
Soundproofing a Room
Preventing Static Electricity
What Type of Countertop Material Is This?
Humidify Your Home
Smoothing and Sealing Concrete
Growing Plants in Pavement Cracks
Child Proofing Your House
Reducing Humidity Inside the House
Camouflaging a Beam on Vaulted Ceiling
Cutting PVC Pipe
Putting a Sticker on Glass
Organizing Home Improvement Projects
Reducing Noise from Children's Room in an Apartment
Making a Self Contained Sink
Preparing Your Home for Guests
Cheap Brackets for a Glass Shelf
Remedy for Smelly Water
Hiring a Good Contractor
What are Ceiling Tiles?
Making Laminate Countertops Shiny
Black Spots in Sink
Paint versus Varnish for Finishing Doors and Windows
Charging a Battery with a Wind Turbine
Making a Colored Rug White
Painting Bathroom Tiles
Saving Land That is Being Washed Away
Using Oil Diffusers
Fabric Ceiling Has Water Stains
Installing Tile Without Backer Board
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