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A man performing roof repairs.

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.

 

A painting a wood table using a roller.

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.

 

Ladder leaning against a gutter

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.

 

gravel driveway

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.

 

Well water running a in a sink.

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.

 

white vinegar

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.

 

Make Steps From Cinder Blocks

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.

 

contact paper shapes being applied to small window

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.

 

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How Do I Keep the Shower Curtain From Blowing in and Sticking to Me?We just installed a new large shower after having a small stand up shower with shower doors. We didn't want shower doors anymore. So now we have shower curtains.

 

Choosing a Kitchen Sink Color

Choosing a Kitchen Sink ColorThis is a page about choosing a kitchen sink color. Choosing a sink color if you do not wish to use traditional white, will depend on the colors already chosen for your kitchen.

 

Sealing a Painted Deck

Sealing a Painted Deck?This is a page about sealing a painted deck. Sealing a painted deck will help the paint last longer and extend the life of your deck.

 

Faucet running in a kitchen that uses well water.

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.

 

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Modern scandinavian living room with grey sofa

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.

 

Keeping Animals From Going Under a Mobile Home

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.

 

Building an Awning

Building an AwningMaking an awning can help protect a deck, window or doorway from sun and weather. This page is about building an awning.

 

Photo of a window made more private using contact paper.

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.

 

Photo of a house with vinyl siding.

Removing Paint Stains From Vinyl SidingThis is a page about removing paint stains from vinyl siding. Paint can drip on your vinyl siding when you are repainting the trim.

 

Scrubbing Carpet

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.

 

kitchen drawers

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.

 

Man sanding kitchen cabinet door

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.

 

A rug sitting on a wood floor.

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.

 

George Foreman Grill

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.

 

Man and a woman looking at curtain fabric swatches.

Curtain Color AdviceChoosing just the right color curtains can complete the overall color scheme of your room. This page contains curtain color advice.

 

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Is formica the same as laminate?Is formica the same as laminate?

 

Safe Toilet Paper for Septic Tanks

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.

 

painting a countertop

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.

 

A jar of baking soda.

Using Baking Soda in a Swimming Pool?This is a page about using baking soda in a swimming pool. Some pool owners look for alternatives to chlorine for keeping their pool clean.

 

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Installing Pergo Over Tile?I have tile squares in my bedroom. I had wall to wall carpeting installed over it and now want to remove it. Can I re-tile over the existing tile? I would like to put down Pergo or wood grained vinyl tiles.

 

A close up of a window air conditioner.

Installing a Window Air ConditionerThis is a page about installing a window air conditioner. Summer has arrived and the temperature is rising. If your house is too warm inside it can be unpleasant during the day and difficult to sleep comfortably at night.

 

Man paining cabinets white

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.

 

Algae in a pool

Cleaning Algae From a PoolThis is a page about cleaning algae from a pool. Keeping your pool crystal clear requires that you remove existing algae and prevent its regrowth.

 

Hand refinishing wood table.

Can Vegetable Oil Be Used to Restore a Wood Table?This is a page about vegetable oil to restore a wooden table. While it may seem like any type of oil could be used to restore wood furniture, that is not entirely true. Vegetable oil can go rancid over time, causing an unpleasant odor, in addition to creating a sticky finish on your furniture. Mineral oil and baby oil are better suggestions, if you don't want to purchase furniture oil.

 

Humidifier

Homemade Humidifier TreatmentsThis page contains homemade humidifier treatments. It's good to keep the water in your humidifier smelling fresh.

 

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Sour Milk and Septic Systems?Could sour milk be beneficial to a septic system?

 

Jar of yeast spilling out onto cap.

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?.

 

Bathroom tub enclosure with a tile wall covered with contact paper.

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.

 

Keeping Sheets on the Bed

Keeping Sheets on the BedThis page is about keeping sheets on the bed. Depending on the mattress and the kind of sheets, it can be a challenge to keep the bedding together.

 

Kitchen With Maple Cabinets

Paint Color Advice for Kitchen With Maple...Cabinets often occupy a significant space in your kitchen. So choosing a paint color that coordinates with your cabinetry is important. This page contains paint color advice for kitchen with maple cabinets.

 

Discontinued Laura Ashley Wallpaper

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.

 

wood look vinyl flooring

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.

 

Bar of Soap Stuck in a Toilet

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.

 

Painting Walls

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.

 

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Couch With Cushions

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.

 

Picture of an ashamed cat.

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.

 

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Paint Color Scheme for a Tri-Level House?I live in a 1986 tri-level home. I have all white walls. I want to paint the walls but I am not sure what colors to use. The main living area has the living room, dining room, and kitchen. The rooms all run together.

 

A roll of carpet with a raw edge.

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.

 

Graham & Brown Wallpaper

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.

 

Above ground pool.

Installing Sand for a Pool BaseThis is a page about installing sand for a pool base. Putting down a good sand base for your pool will help prevent punctures to the liner from sharp rocks. It also makes for a smooth pool bottom.

 

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Burn Marks on Sofa Cushion?I have a burn mark from the heater on the back of my beige couches. I guess I put the couches in front of the heater for a long time. Please help how do I get rid of those marks. Need help ASAP. Thanks a lot.

 

A bathroom with ceramic tile.

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.

 

Vertical Blinds

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.

 

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Paint Color Advice for a Bathroom With Beige Fixtures?What are the best colors to go with beige in the bathroom (ie., floor, sink, toilet, and tub are beige)?

 

flooded carpet

Is Carpet Safe After Being Wet?Broken pipes or flooding can leave your carpet soaked. You may be concerned about its safety if you are unable to get it dry quickly. This is a page about, "Is carpet safe after being wet?".

 

Two paint brushes one tinted blue.

Painting Over VarnishPreparing a varnished wood surface properly before painting is important. This page is about painting over varnish.

 

Painting Cinder Block Walls

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.

 

clothes dryer

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.

 

Beige walls and green curtains.

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.

 

Septic Safe Cleaners

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.

 

Water Damaged Wood Furniture in Flooded Room

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.

 

digital watch

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.

 

Kitchen With Cherry Cabinets

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.

 

Ice Maker Arm

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.

 

Building a Fence, Six Foot Tall Cedar Fence with Blue Sky in the Background

Building a FenceThis is a page about building a fence. Whether you are replacing an older broken fence or adding fencing to your property, it is important to build a sturdy yet attractive fence. It is a big job but worth the time and effort to do it right.

 

Homemade Varnish Remover, Up close photo of varnished wood.

Homemade Varnish RemoverThis is a page about homemade varnish remover. Varnish is used to protect wood furniture and make it shine. Making your own varnish remove allows you to use a product that is less toxic than store bought versions.

 

Home Decor Shop

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.

 

Close up image of an old fashioned dresser drawer

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.

 

Remodeled Mobile Home

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.

 

Shower

Preventing Slips and Falls in a Bathtub and ShowerThis page is about preventing slips and falls in a bathtub and shower. Anyone can be hurt by slipping while getting in or out of the bath.

 

Painting Over Wallpaper, Vintage Peeling Wallaper

Painting Over WallpaperWallpaper can be very difficult to remove throughly, especially if there is more then one layer of it. Painting over old wallpaper is sometimes the best option. This is a page about painting over wallpaper.

 

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I Want a Frugal Gazebo!Anyone have some money saving tips for building a gazebo for my backyard. We are heading into the summer and I would like to put something nice together that in relatively inexpensive. They have iron Gazebos at Costco for about 400 dollars. I would like to come in well under that. Thanks, Stan

 

Light colored drapes.

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.

 

Removing Moss from Asphalt Roof Tiles

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.

 

Cloudy water in an above ground pool.

Cloudy Water in an Above Ground PoolThis page is about cloudy water in an above ground pool. The pool water can appear cloudy even after adding the proper chemicals.

 

Painting a Refrigerator

Painting a RefrigeratorSometimes remodeling involves changing the color of your refrigerator. This page is about painting a refrigerator.

 

Man painting cabinets.

Painting Laminate Cabinets?This page is about painting laminate cabinets. Depending on the composition of the laminate surface and the kind of paint, you may be able to have the cabinets the color you want to see.

 

Old fashioned kitchen with white laminate cabinets and white Formica Counters

Transforming Old Formica CountertopsThis is a page about transforming old Formica countertops. After years of use Formica countertops can become dull and worn.

 

Waverly Wallpaper

Finding Discontinued Waverly Wallpaper?This is a page about finding discontinued Waverly wallpaper. It is so frustrating to finally get to a wallpapering project only to discover you don't have enough rolls. Similarly, finding discontinued wallpaper for repairs can be nearly impossible.

 

Checkerboard Contact Paper

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.

 

Kitchen With Oak Cabinets

Paint Color Advice for Kitchen With Oak CabinetsCabinets cover a significant area of most kitchens. Consequently, when choosing a wall paint color you will want it to coordinate with your cabinets. This is a page about paint color advice for kitchen with oak cabinets.

 

rock hide a key

Making a Pill Bottle Hide-a-KeyThis is a page about making a pill bottle hide-a-key. It is easy to have a weather proof hidden key outside your home to make sure you can always get inside.

 

Sunlight coming through sheer curtains.

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.

 

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How Many Amps Can a 20 Amp Circuit Handle?I was wondering actually how many amps can a 20 amp circuit breaker hold before it pops? I have an amp meter on it and it says 19.8. Somebody told me they can actually hold up to 21 amps?

 

Painted Laminate Countertops

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.

 

Testing Pool PH

Homemade Pool Stabilizer?Some common household chemicals can be used for pool maintenance. Be sure to do your testing and add the proper amounts to keep your water safe. This is a page about homemade pool stabilizer.

 

Anaglypta Wallpaper

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.

 

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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.

 

A can of latex paint.

Can You Paint Latex Paint Over Enamel?With proper surface preparation, latex paint can be applied over enamel. This is a page about, "Can you paint latex paint over enamel?".

 

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Change the Color of Metal Trim?We are updating our master bathroom, and have come to a roadblock. We have a very large, custom shower door. The metal trim on the shower door, and the sink fixtures are all that really shiny brass color. I really don't like that finish.

 

Older Kitchen with Linoleum Tile Floor

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.

 

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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?

 

A can of blue paint and a paint brush.

Painting Vertical BlindsRather than buying new blinds, try painting them so that they coordinate with your furniture, accessories, and wall colors. This is a page about painting vertical blinds.

 

Painting

Painting Over Contact PaperThis is a page about painting over contact paper. Sometimes it is more tempting to paint over contact paper than try to remove it.

 

Trowel painting of concrete floor

Indoor Concrete Floor Finish IdeasThis is a page about indoor concrete floor finishes. There are many ways to create beautiful indoor concrete floors as an alternative to carpet or other traditional flooring choices.

 

Water on Deck

Homemade Deck Cleaner RecipesOne of the most important steps to keeping a deck from rotting is to clean it with deck cleaner once a year. To save money on deck cleaner make your own. This page contains deck cleaner recipes.

 

Man Painting a Room

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.

 

A kitchen with oak cabinets.

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.

 

Three rolls of wallpaper.

Discontinued Village Wallpaper and Borders?This is a page about discontinued Village wallpaper and borders. It can be tough to find discontinued wallpaper when you need additional rolls either due to damage or because the project went unfinished.

 

Burgundy Carpet

Painting Walls to Coordinate With...This is a page about painting walls to coordinate with burgundy carpet. Your carpet color plays an important role in choosing a wall paint color.

 

Clearing a Clogged Bathtub Drain, Pulling Hair From Clogged Drain

Clearing a Clogged Bathroom SinkThis is a page about clearing a clogged bathroom drain. When the drains in the bathroom are backed up it can be quite a mess to deal with. Clearing the drain helps keep things stay clean in your bathroom.

 

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Paint Color Advice for Kitchen With Hickory Cabinets and Brown Countertops?We are remodeling our kitchen with new natural hickory cabinets and the counter tops are a blackish brown with tan flecks, I have no idea for a wall color. I want it to feel warm and inviting, but also sunny and happy. What colors set off the natural hickory?

 

Old wood rocking chair.

Repairing a Rocking Chair?Rocking chairs can come apart over time and may need pieces replaced to be as good as new. This is a page about repairing a rocking chair.

 

Slippery When Wet Concrete

Solution for Slippery Concrete?This page is about solution for slippery concrete. Especially when wet, smooth concrete can be very slick. You need to find a way to make walking on it safe.

 

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Refinishing a Deck - collage of the project

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!

 

A patio made from orange yellow bricks.

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.

 

Wood Deck

Refinishing a Wood DeckThis is a page about refinishing a wood deck. Time and weather take their toll on wood decks.

 

Pile of wood, screws, nails, and a saw

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.

 

Outdoor Bench Made Easy - bench in garden near fence

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.

 

Bathtub

Repairing Scratches on a Fiberglass TubThis is a page about repairing scratches on a fiberglass tub. Using something abrasive on your fiberglass tub can cause scratches. Here are some tips for repairing the surface of your tub.

 

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Pill Bottle Hide-a-KeyIf you are looking for a way to hide a key outside, a pill bottle makes a great weather-proof container.

 

Finished Corner Shelf

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.

 

Privacy Window Using Contact Paper

Privacy Window Using Contact PaperThis video shows you an inexpensive way to make a window more private by using contact paper.

 

Solution to Sliding Furniture

Stopping Furniture from Sliding BackwardsThis video shows you a quick and easy way to prevent furniture from sliding backwards on hardwood floor. View

 

Installing a Cat DoorInstalling a cat door is an easy home improvement project.

 

Cleaning Paint Rollers Video

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.

 

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The painted kitchen backsplash.

Easy Kitchen BacksplashGreat way to spruce up your backsplash.

 

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Back Panel of Gas Dryer?I have a new Maytag gas dryer, but it is deeper than my previous dryer. I have removed the back panel to allow extra space for the vent pipe, and so I can close an adjoining door. Is it safe to leave this back panel off? It is not structural.

 

Incense burning next to rose petals.

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.

 

Decorative glass jars being used as vases.

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.

 

A battery operated headlamp.

Using Battery Operated LightsBattery operated lights are very convenient for closets and other dark areas that may not have an easily accessible power outlet. With the new LED bulbs, the batteries can last a long time, making it cost effective too.

 

A person who has fallen on a slippery surface.

Preventing Slippery SidewalksWinter weather can make walkways very slippery. Lots of inexpensive materials can be used to provide traction; like sand, ash or even birdseed.

 

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Electric Out?I live in apartment complex. The electric went off during the night. Went down to main box in communal, keypad showing what I have left in box so that's fine. Nothing tripped and nothing will go back on when I reset trip box in apartment? Nothing's loose and no obvious signs of burn out of a fuse. I phoned the NIE electric and they said they will send out engineer but still waiting. Any sparks on here know what it could be?

 

Patterned white ceiling paper in an ornate design.

Discontinued Ceiling Paper?Does anyone know the name or make of this ceiling paper or if its still available?

 

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Cover Up for Bad Caulking Job?I live in a condo and have an outside balcony with sliding glass doors. The outside area (around the very top of the doors) has about a 6 foot line of "very chunky and thick" yellow caulking running across it. I've already taken the route of asking for help from complex, but to no avail.

 

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Back Panel of Gas Dryer?I have a new Maytag gas dryer, but it is deeper than my previous dryer. I have removed the back panel to allow extra space for the vent pipe, and so I can close an adjoining door. Is it safe to leave this back panel off? It is not structural.

 

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Circuit Breaker Issues?I'm planning on opening a bakery in my garage so I've bought a single phase oven and a proofer. I've put a separate circuit breaker for those appliances.

 

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Searching for a Seabrook wallpaper?Im searching for this wallpaper

 

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