Getting Financial Assistance for Roof...When your roof is starting to fail it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible. This page is about getting financial assistance for roof repairs.
Building an AwningMaking an awning can help protect a deck, window or doorway from sun and weather. This page is about building an awning.
Leaning a Ladder Against a Roof...This is a page about leaning a ladder against a roof without crushing gutters. When you need to make repairs or clean gutters, your ladder needs to lean on the house often against the gutters.
Using Contact Paper on CountertopsThis is a page about using contact paper on countertops. If you are looking for an inexpensive, quick fix for old, outdated, and damaged countertops, try contact paper.
Keeping Animals From Going Under a Mobile Home?This page is about keeping animals from going under a mobile home. Mobile home skirting sometimes isn't enough to keep critters from going underneath your home.
Painting Walls in a Mobile HomeMobile homes, especially older ones, have walls that are not the traditional drywall construction found in stick built houses. This is a page about painting walls in a mobile home.
Removing Sulfur Smell from a Well Water System?Well water can be the best water you have ever tasted, but sometimes it can have a strong, unpleasant sulfur odor. This is a page about removing sulfur smell from a well water system.
Keeping a Trailer Warm?This is a page about keeping a trailer warm. Trailers aren't insulated as well as traditional homes and can be hard to heat during cold winter months. Here are some tips for keeping a trailer warm.
Keeping Wheelchair Ramp Ice-Free?I just recently got a wheelchair ramp put together for my son Ryan. The 3 guys who put it together put underlayment over top. They said not to put rock salt on top of it or to use a shovel. Any suggestions about what I can do about the up coming snowy weather? What can I do to keep the snow off and to keep my son from sliding?
Keeping Rugs From SlippingRoaming area or throw rugs can be annoying. Keeping them from slipping can be tricky depending on the surface they are on. This is a page about keeping rugs from slipping.
Refacing Kitchen CabinetsThis is a page about refacing kitchen cabinets. A less expensive way to update your kitchen may be to reface your cabinets rather than replace them.
Removing Rust from Well Water?Well water can contain rust. Not only does rust in your water make the water reddish, unappetizing, and possibly bad tasting it can also stain laundry and other items. This is a page about removing rust from well water.
Sour Milk and Septic Systems?Could sour milk be beneficial to a septic system?
Transforming Old Formica CountertopsThis is a page about transforming old Formica countertops. After years of use Formica countertops can become dull and worn.
Removing Moss from a RoofCleaning moss off your roof not only improves it's appearance but also increases the life span of your roof. It is important to not only remove moss but to prevent further growth. This is a page about removing moss from a roof.
Insulating Sliding Glass Doors Inexpensively?Sliding glass doors can be a large heat sink for your home unless they are well insulated. This is a page about insulating sliding glass doors inexpensively.
Privacy Window Using Contact PaperYou can create a sense of privacy without adding shades or curtains to a window. Get a frosted glass look using contact paper. It is an inexpensive way to create a privacy window in a bathroom or any other window you would like some privacy but not loss of light.
Maintaining Your Septic TankKeeping the bacteria in a septic tank working properly is essential for breaking down the sewage. This page is about maintaining your septic tank.
Heating Your Home With Your Clothes DryerThis is a page about heating your home with your clothes dryer. The high cost of heating my have you considering using the exhaust from your dryer to help heat your home.
Thawing Frozen PipesThis page is about thawing frozen pipes. Once pipes are frozen it can be difficult to get them thawed before the weather warms up.
Removing Ice on Sidewalks and DrivewaysThis is a page about removing ice on sidewalks and driveways. Ice on sidewalks and driveways can be hazardous.
Making Steps with Cinder BlocksThis page is about making steps with cinder blocks. Whether making temporary or permanent steps, cinder block can be a useful building material.
Remodeling A Mobile HomeThis is a page about remodeling a mobile home. Remodeling a mobile home is not the same as working on a stick built house, but still maybe the better alternative to buying a new home.
Homemade Humidifier TreatmentsThis page contains homemade humidifier treatments. It's good to keep the water in your humidifier smelling fresh.
Putting Contact Paper Over Wall Tile in a Bathroom?This is a page about putting contact paper over wall tile in a bathroom. Covering ugly ceramic wall tile has been done with good quality contact paper. Some people have had success with painting the tile instead.
Toilet Paper Advice for Septic TanksSeptic tanks function better when you select a toilet paper that is safe for use in, or especially made for use with a septic system. This is a page containing toilet paper advice for septic tanks.
Curtain Color Advice to Complement Beige Walls?Beige walls allow for a wide variety of curtain color choices that will complement it. This is a page about curtain color advice to complement beige walls.
Sealing Chipped Paint on Old WoodThis is a page about sealing chipped paint on old wood. Rather than stripping an old painted chair or floor, you may want to maintain the "old" appearance by sealing the chipped or pealing paint.
Making a Window More PrivateWhen you don't want to lose the daylight coming through your window, there are ways to retain your privacy. This page is about making a window more private.
Painting Cinder Block WallsThis is a page about painting cinder block walls. Cinder blocks are a rather porous material and may require some special steps when painting, for best results.
Discontinued Laura Ashley Wallpaper?This is a page about discontinued Laura Ashley wallpaper. Trying to find wallpaper that is no longer in the stores can be a challenge. If you are a roll short or the wallpaper in your home has been damaged, sometimes it is necessary.
Carpet Color to Coordinate With a Grey Couch?Frequently you decide to change your carpet after you have already purchased a couch. Finding just the right coordinating color is fun and occasionally frustrating. This is a page about carpet color to coordinate with a grey couch.
Making Ceramic Tile Less Slippery?This page is about making ceramic tiles less slippery. As beautiful as tile floors can be, the smooth surface can be slick.
Color Coordinating Towels and Rugs for Your Bath?This page is about color coordinating towels and rugs for your bath. Selecting towels and rugs that coordinate with your bathroom color scheme help complete to look you desire.
Finding Free Building MaterialsThis is a page about finding free building materials. One way to cut home repair or remodel costs is to find a source for free building materials.
Curtain Color AdviceChoosing just the right color curtains can complete the overall color scheme of your room. This page contains curtain color advice.
Is formica the same as laminate?Is formica the same as laminate?
Paint Color Advice for a Kitchen With Oak CabinetsThe finish on your kitchen cabinets plays a role in the choice of wall paint colors. This is a page about paint color advice for a kitchen with oak cabinets.
Paint Color to Coordinate with Red FurnitureThis is a page about paint color to coordinate with red furniture. Choosing a paint color that coordinates with your red furnishings can be a challenge.
Removing Wallpaper Glue from WallsThis page is about removing wallpaper glue from walls. When preparing a wall for painting or new wall paper, it's important to have it clean and smooth.
Best Sealant for Painted Laminate Countertops?This is a page about best sealant for painted laminate countertops. Whether epoxy or poly urethane is going to be the best sealant for the countertop finish you want, may best be determined with a test.
Using a Kerosene HeaterThis page is about using a kerosene heater. It's important to know a few things about operating this kind of heater.
Yellow Stains on Ceiling?This is a page about yellow stains on ceiling. Yellow ceiling stains are often the result of water damage or smoke. Finding out the cause will help prevent them from reoccurring after you repaint.
Making a Door Draft StopperThis is a page about making a door draft stopper. Older homes often have air leaks under doors and windows. One way to deal with this rather then replace the door is to use a draft stopper.
Inexpensive Alternatives to Paving a Driveway?This page is about inexpensive alternatives to paving a driveway. Paving a driveway can cost more than you can afford.
Inexpensive French Doors to Replace Sliding Glass...This is a page about inexpensive French doors to replace sliding glass door. French doors lend a bit of elegance and charm to a room.
Clearing a Clogged Bathtub DrainIf your bathtub isn't draining well it can be a problem for taking baths and being able to use your bathroom properly. Getting the drain clear will make your bathtub, and bathroom in general, easier to use. This is a page about clearing a clogged bathtub drain.
Making a Bathroom Vanity from an Old DresserThis page is about making a bathroom vanity from an old dresser. Converting a chest of drawers into a vanity will make your bathroom unique.
Smoke Detectors Beep When the Temperature Drops?There are a number of factors that can cause that annoying beeping of your smoke detector. This is a page about smoke detectors beep when the temperature drops.
Discontinued Imperial Wallpaper?This is a page about discontinued Imperial wallpaper. Trying to find discontinued wallpaper can be a challenge, but if you are a roll short or the wallpaper in your home has been damaged, it is necessary.
Bar of Soap Stuck in Toilet?This page is about bar of soap stuck in toilet. A soap bar is an immediate obstruction to your plumbing when it accidentally is flushed in the toilet.
Making Newspaper LogsMaking your own newspaper logs, is a great way to recycle those old papers and keep warm too. You don't need any special equipment to get started. This is a page about making newspaper logs.
Refinishing Cultured Marble Counters?One way to refinish cultured marble countertops is to use the same painting process homeowners use on laminate counters. This is a page about refinishing cultured marble counters.
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 page helps you track down and stop the continuous beeping.
Hanging Curtains Over Vertical BlindsWhile probably the most practical window treatment solution for large areas such as sliding doors, they are not easy to cover with curtains because of the depth of their valances. This is a page about hanging curtains over vertical blinds.
Paint Color Advice for a Kitchen With Cherry...This is a page about kitchen paint advice with cherry cabinets. Choosing the right wall paint color with dark wood cabinets can make a big difference in the look of your kitchen.
Assistance for Building a Wheelchair Ramp for Low Income Homeowner?This is a page about getting assistance for building a wheelchair ramp for low income homeowner. If you or a loved one are low income and in need of a wheelchair ramp, here are some places to contact for assistance.
Ice Maker Arm is StuckThis is a page about fixing am ice maker arm that is stuck. Automatic ice makers in your freezer are a great convenience. However, if they get stuck releasing ice cubes it can be difficult to fix.
Is Vinegar Harmful to Septic Tanks?There are many household cleaners that are hard on septic tanks. In this page, discover if vinegar is harmful to septic tanks.
Painting a Laminate Counter TopPainting your old laminate countertops gives your kitchen a brand new look without the expense of buying new countertops! Look below for first hand experience and step by step instructions for painting laminate countertops.
Septic Safe CleanersThis is a page about septic safe cleaners. Homeowners with septic systems need to take care with the types of household cleaners they use that might enter their septic system.
Is Dawn Safe for Septic?Is Dawn Septic Safe?
Dyeing Sheer Curtains a Different ColorSheer curtains are often made from polyester fabric which is unfortunately not the best type of fabric for dyeing. Do some research to see if there is a specialty dye that would work. This is a page about dyeing sheer curtains a different color.
Discounted Paint at LowesWhenever I visit my local Lowes home improvement store, I check out the discounted paint rack. These are 1 gallon and 5 gallon pails of tinted paint that someone did not purchase.
Finishing Raw Carpet EdgesCarpet remnants can be used to make throw rugs. Finishing the edges can be done at a carpet shop or you can try some of the suggestions in this page to do it yourself. This is a page about finishing raw carpet edges.
Removing Wrinkles from Curtains and DrapesIt is disappointing to open the packaging containing your new curtains to find them creased and wrinkled. Not all drapes can be washed and dried to remove the wrinkles. This is a page about removing wrinkles from curtains and drapes.
Keeping Couch Cushions From SlidingSometimes loose cushions can move when you don't want them to. This page is about keeping couch cushions from sliding.
Venting Your Dryer InsideThis page is about venting your dryer inside. Additional heat and moisture will be added to your home if your dryer is not vented outside.
Refinishing Laminate CabinetsThis is a page about refinishing laminate cabinets. Some special preparation may be needed to refinish your laminate cabinets; but it can be done.
Dresser Drawers Stuck ClosedThis page is about dresser drawers stuck closed. When a chest of drawers do not open, there are a few things you can try to get the drawers to move freely.
Can I Use Yeast in My Septic Tanks?The bacteria in yeast is considered a good additive for septic systems. This is a page about, "Can I use yeast in my septic tanks?.
Use Baking Soda to Maintain Septic PHMaintain your septic tank by flushing one cup of baking soda, every two weeks down the toilet. It helps maintain proper ph levels and control sulfide odors.
Keeping Ice Off Steps and WalkwaysThis is a page about keeping ice off steps and walkways. Icy steps and walkways can be very hazardous.
Painting Over Varnish Without SandingIt is often recommend that you sand any surface thoroughly prior to painting it. Painting over varnish without sanding is not a best practice but it can be done.
Removing Furniture Dents from CarpetHeavy furniture leaves dents in the carpet that may be difficult to remove when you rearrange the furniture. This is a page about removing furniture dents from carpet.
Curtain and Throw Pillow Color Advice?The curtains and throw pillows you select can help complete the color scheme for your room. Choosing a color that helps achieve the best effect can be a process of trial and error. This is a page about curtain and throw pillow color advice.
Finding Discontinued Graham & Brown Wallpaper?This is a page about finding discontinued Graham and Brown wallpaper. Finding some additional wallpaper to complete a room or make repairs can be very difficult if the pattern has been discontinued.
Name Ideas for a Home Decor BusinessFinding the right name for your decorating business is essential to your business identity. The name should impart your sense of style and how you would like patrons to remember your home decor business.
Removing Wrinkles from Area Rug?I just bought an area rug and there are some wrinkles in it where it was rolled up. How can I get them out?
Paint Color Advice for a Kitchen With Green...This is a page about paint color advice for a kitchen with green countertops. Countertops with distinct colors have a great effect on your choice of wall paint colors that will complement rather than clash.
Pet Urine Stains on Sub-flooringThis page is about pet urine stains on sub-flooring. When replacing flooring you may find problems with the sub-floor.
Repairing Water Damaged Wood...This is a page about repairing water damaged wood furniture. Furniture that has been water damaged can be difficult to repair.
Wallpaper Will Not Stick to Walls?This is a page about wallpaper will not stick to walls. Determining why your paper is not sticking to the wall can be a challenge.
Protecting Hardwood FloorsThis is a page about protecting hardwood floors. Hardwood floors while beautiful and durable are subject to wear and tear from shoes and furniture.
Using Brewer's Yeast in a Septic SystemThis is a page about using brewer's yeast in a septic system. Many homeowners with septic systems regularly add brewer's yeast to keep their system functioning properly.
Painting Over VarnishPreparing a varnished wood surface properly before painting is important. This page is about painting over varnish.
Changing the Color of Vertical Blinds?If you are tired of the color of your vertical blinds, but can't afford to replace them consider changing the color. This is a page about changing the color of vertical blinds.
Troubleshooting Circuit Breaker ProblemsA tripped circuit breaker can be a sign of trouble with wiring, and may require a trained professional to get to the root of the problem. This page is about troubleshooting circuit breaker problems.
Drawer and Shelf Liner IdeasThis is a page about drawer and shelf liner ideas. There are many products that can be used to line drawers and shelves, in addition to those sold for this purpose.
Something in My Home is Making Me Itch?What could be causing me to itch? Sometimes it feels like something is biting me too, but I have no rash. It seems to only happen inside my home. We went on vacation and it went away.
Discontinued Anaglypta Wallpaper?This is a page about discontinued Anaglypta wallpaper. Finding an out of production wallpaper can be a challenge, but sometimes necessary to finish your project.
Curtain Color Advice for Dark Brown Furniture?It can be challenging to decide what color curtains to get to go with your living room furniture. This page contains curtain color advice for dark brown furniture.
Bedroom Feels Damp?My bedroom feels constantly damp, so does my bedding and clothes. I cannot find the source of the problem. There is no dampness on any of the walls or floor and I cannot find any cracks that might be letting in air. Does anyone have any ideas?
Removing Old CaulkingThis is a page about removing old caulking. The first step in recaulking around fixtures, countertops, and other areas is to remove the existing caulking.
Replacement Parts for George Foreman GrillsTo keep these popular appliances working properly you may need a new part. This page is about replacement parts for George Foreman grills.
Repairing the Underside of Furniture?Pets can ruin our furniture or as our things get older the batting and upholstery can start to come apart. This is a page on repairing the underside of furniture.
Should You Use Dark Floors In Small Rooms?Should you use dark color floors in small living area
Removing Moss from Asphalt Roof TilesAsphalt or composite roof tiles can easily get moss growing between them. This is a page about removing moss from asphalt roof tiles.
Tips for Using a Candle Warmer?I like to use yankee candles but some of them are either very strong, or don't have much of a scent at all. i would like something that has a nice smell, that I could use on my candlewarmer and leave on all day. Some get too strong smelling, and I can only stand them for a short time. Others don't have enough of a fragrance. Does anyone have any suggestions on what frangrances might be good to try?
Painting a Room Two ColorsChoosing the right color pallet is important when using two different colors to paint a room. This is a page about painting a room two colors.
Keeping Furniture from Sliding on Hardwood...This is a page about furniture on hardwood floors. Hardwood floors add beauty to your home; keeping them looking their best requires some care with regards to your furnishings.
Finding Discontinued Brewster's Wallpaper?This is a page about finding discontinued Brewster's wallpaper. Finding discontinued wallpaper to finish your project can be a challenge.
Removing Self Stick TilesThis is a page about removing self stick tiles. Self stick tiles are easy to remove if you follow a couple of simple steps.
Installing Self-Stick Tiles Over Ceramic TilesThis is a page about installing self-stick tiles over ceramic tiles. Self stick tiles are easy to install. Assessing and preparing the surface prior to installation is important for a successful outcome.
Using Natures Own For Decorations, While Going GreenI love creating decorations from items that are free! Not only is it free, it smells nice, adds earthy freshness, and can be changed out and composted, eaten, or dried for arrangements. With apples from the tree, pine cones, and my favorite magnolia leaves, all of earth's freshness, can go back to the earth.
Making a Brick PatioI got these unusual old bricks from a friend. I'm fond of them because they say "Pacific" and I've lived in the Pacific NW most of my life. I wanted to use them for something special but I only had 28 bricks. My husband made this little patio off our concrete pad to hold my grill. It's the perfect size and leaves me more space on the concrete for other things. Here is how he did it.
Refinishing a DeckOur deck was built 11 years ago and was in desperate need of refinishing. It was covered in mold and mildew, which made it unsightly and very slippery in our rainy weather. We enlisted the help of our kids and were able to get it done fairly quickly. Now have a beautiful deck again!
Building an Easy Wooden Outdoor BenchFamiliarity with power tools, some cedar lumber, and time are all that is needed to make this nice seating addition for your garden. This is a page about building an easy outdoor bench.
Installing a Cat DoorInstalling a cat door is an easy home improvement project.
Stopping Furniture from Sliding BackwardsThis video shows you a quick and easy way to prevent furniture from sliding backwards on hardwood floor. View
Plumbing Basics: Fixing a Leaky FaucetThis video explains how to fix a leaky faucet, in a simple step by step format.
Cleaning Paint RollersA nice instructional video about removing paint from brushes and rollers from a professional painter. Includes ideas for removing paint from both brushes and rollers.
Privacy Window Using Contact PaperThis video shows you an inexpensive way to make a window more private by using contact paper.
Building Corner ShelvesDo you have a small corner space in your home that you have trouble making use of? Making some custom fit shelves for the area can be a great functional solution.
Using IncenseIncense smoke has been used worldwide to purify and add a pleasing aroma to the air. Natural plant materials are combined to be burned, usually as sticks or cones.
Finding Unidentified WallpaperIt can be very difficult to find matching wallpaper for a remodel or home repair project, especially if you have no idea who the manufacturer is. It can take hours of looking through wallpaper books or images on the internet.
Unusual VasesI like the items in my household to have functional uses. The items in these pictures also have a sentimental value. The jars are old canning jars from my grandma's old cellar. I use them for vases in my kitchen. The can is an old battery can from my grandpa's old plumbing truck. I am using it as a large vase in my family room.
Finding A Bottom for a Smaller Dish DrainerI wanted to give myself some more counter space. My drainer took up a lot, and didn't prevent water from going under and sitting there for days. So today I found the perfect size. It's sturdy, smaller and will encourage me to do my dishes more often. However, it didn't come with a drainer tray. So before I went to another store to find the perfect one, I looked around at what I had at home.
Unusual Vase IdeasI like the items in my household to have functional uses. The items in these pictures also have a sentimental value. The jars are old canning jars from my grandma's old cellar. I use them for vases in my kitchen. The can is an old battery can from my grandpa's old plumbing truck. I am using it as a large vase in my family room.
Buying Walmart PaintWalmart has some great prices on all sorts of items, including paint. But use caution as some customers have had trouble with poor quality and others have had the lids come off during transit.
Mounting a Tri-fold Bed in an Armoire?I am looking for the cheapest way to have a tri-folding bed come out of an armoire.
How to Make Rectangular Bed RisersI have that queen size bedroom set and the frame does not have legs so I was wondering if there is type of special bed risers to help raise my bed frame higher because I'm in need of it.
Looking for Waverly Reverie Wallpaper WK6970?I am trying to find discontinued Waverly Reverie WK6970. I have tried countless wallpaper sites, Amazon, Wayfair, eBay, York, and several retail stores. I only need ONE roll. I started the room thinking I had enough =(
Painting Laminate Countertops?I used matte acrylic paint on my laminate countertops. I love the look, but when I put poly acrylic (water based) over after drying 6 hours it smears the paint. What am I doing wrong?
Curtain Color Advice?What color curtains would match theses walls with brown leather furniture
Help With Color Scheme?What color furniture would go best with this burgandy trim and curtains? I'm also open to different color walls, looking for suggestions. My boyfriend likes a couch set that is dark brown with light brown cushions, would those look okay? If so, what color curtains should I use and should we paint the walls gray or something or leave white?