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How to Install a Screen Door Nov 21, 2019

Installing a screen door can give you all the benefits of the outdoors without all the bugs and other unwanted visitors. Since scr …

How to Paint Laminate Countertops Nov 21, 2019

New kitchen countertops can be an expensive upgrade. Transform your kitchen without breaking the bank by priming and painting your …

How to Install Window Blinds Nov 21, 2019

Window blinds are the simplest way to add privacy to any room and moderate the amount of light that enters. Learn how to measure f …

How to Get Rid of Mice in a Garage Oct 4, 2019

Mice hanging around in your garage is a problem that can rapidly get out of hand. Here’s what you need to know about keeping the m …

How to Change the Frequency on a Garage Door Opener Oct 4, 2019

If you’re trying to address common issues with your garage door opener and its remote controls, this is the article for you. Learn …

Can You Vent a Dryer Into the Garage? Oct 4, 2019

Whether you’re attempting to capture some residual heat or just as an easy fix, here’s why you shouldn’t attempt to vent your drye …

Top 6 Roofing Materials Sep 18, 2019

By: Jeannie Matteucci

From wood shake to asphalt shingles, roofing material is an important consideration that contributes to the overall look and style …

How to Build a Banquette Seat With Built-in Storage Sep 17, 2019

By: Carla Wiking

Optimize seating and storage with an L-shaped bench that will turn any corner into a cozy destination.

How to Regrout Tiles Sep 16, 2019

If your tile is looking worse for the wear, you might be able to spruce things up with a simple regrout job. As long as your tiles …

Average Cost to Build a Two-Car Detached Garage Sep 9, 2019

If you’re looking to add a detached two-car garage to your home, there are a number of factors that will determine the price. Here …

How to Paint a Brick Fireplace White Sep 9, 2019

If your brick fireplace is looking dated or has stains and discoloration, it’s time to freshen it up with a quick coat of paint. I …

Attention First-Time Homebuyers: Do This Before You Buy Aug 22, 2019

Volunteer for a Habitat for Humanity build. You’ll learn the basics of home construction and gain some confidence to tackle your o …

Pneumatic Tools vs. Electric Aug 8, 2019

What are the advantages and disadvantages of pneumatic tools vs. electric tools? Understand the key differences and how to choose …

What Are Pneumatic Tools? Aug 8, 2019

When it comes to high-torque, high-volume, long duty-cycle tools, it’s hard to beat pneumatics. From paint sprayers to nail guns, …

Brad Nail vs. Finish Nail Aug 8, 2019

What’s the difference between brad nails and finish nails? Our expert lays out the differences and uses along with the pros and co …

What Is a Brad Nail? Aug 8, 2019

Here's our breakdown of one of the most misunderstood fasteners for craft and DIY projects.

How to Load a Nail Gun Aug 8, 2019

Nail guns are one of the most efficient and satisfying tools to use, but they require some precautions and a little bit of care. H …

Buffing vs. Sanding Hardwood Floors Aug 6, 2019

If your hardwood floors are dull and in need of rejuvenation, you should consider whether buffing or sanding is the right approach …

How to Sand Hardwood Floors Yourself Aug 6, 2019

Sanding your floors yourself can save you a lot of money—if you do it the right way. Here's what you need to know.

How to Remove a Deadbolt Aug 2, 2019

Follow our easy steps on how to remove and replace a deadbolt.

Do I Need a Fence Around My Above-Ground Pool? Jul 30, 2019

By: John Riha

Safety should be a primary concern of every pool owner.

Ceramic vs. Porcelain Tiles: Pros and Cons Jul 29, 2019

By: John Riha

They’re oh-so-similar, so what’s the difference? There are strengths and weaknesses of each type.

Treated Wood vs. Untreated Jul 26, 2019

By: John Riha

The wood you choose depends on how you’ll use it.

Treated Wood vs. Cedar Jul 29, 2019

By: John Riha

These weather-resistant woods are good buddies when it comes to building outdoor projects.

Average Cost to Install Tile Floor Jul 26, 2019

By: John Riha

Flooring tiles can be relatively inexpensive, but pro installation boosts costs considerably.

Average Cost to Install Carpet Per Square Foot Jul 26, 2019

By: John Riha

Knowing the average cost of installing carpet can help you dial in your remodeling budget.

Does a Pool Add Value to a Home? Jul 26, 2019

By: John Riha

Many factors influence the value that a swimming pool has on your property, including your own enjoyment.

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Pool? Jul 26, 2019

By: John Riha

America’s favorite backyard amenity isn’t cheap, but the fun is free.

What Happens if pH Is Too High in a Pool? Jul 26, 2019

By: John Riha

Controlling high pH helps keep water clear and your pool equipment running smoothly.

Do You Need Permits to Remodel a Bathroom? Jul 25, 2019

Whether or not you will need permits to remodel a bathroom will depend upon the scope of your project, where you live and other fa …

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