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  • Wainscoting is a great way to update your home, but hiring a professional to design and do the woodwork can add up. I've provided three DIY options as well as my experience with DIY wainscoting below!

    How to Install Wainscoting Without a Professional

    How to Install Wainscoting Without a Professional

    by Ruth Coffee51

  • Has your kitchen sink become clogged? Learn the different methods you can use to clear your drain and how you can prevent blockages like this from happening again in the future.

    How to Clear a Clogged Kitchen Sink Drain

    How to Clear a Clogged Kitchen Sink Drain

    by Paul Goodman3

  • This guide shows you how to wire a UK-style, standard 3-pin plug and select the correct fuse. These basic principles can be applied to wiring plugs from other countries, only the colours are different

    9 Easy Steps to Wiring a Plug Correctly and Safely

    9 Easy Steps to Wiring a Plug Correctly and Safely

    by Eugene Brennan1

  • Painting oak cabinets is an inexpensive way to modernize an outdated kitchen. Check out these helpful cabinet-painting tips.

    Tips for Painting Oak Cabinets

    Tips for Painting Oak Cabinets

    by Matt G.37

  • This article explains how to replace an old, eroded well point, and possibly save you a little money.

    How to Drive a New Well Point

    How to Drive a New Well Point

    by James Bowden15

  • Painting staircase spindles is easy when you use the right tools and paint. Check out these tips to help you get the job done professionally.

    Tips for Painting Staircase Spindles

    Tips for Painting Staircase Spindles

    by Matt G.0

  • If you're thinking about replacing your casement windows because they're drafty, fogged up or just hard to open, consider this: You can fix most of the problems yourself for a fraction of the cost of new windows.

    DIY Projects: Casement Windows Repair Tips

    DIY Projects: Casement Windows Repair Tips

    by Fairus Mohd Aziz5

  • Painting varnished wood involves thorough prep work to get a durable, professional finish. Check out these tips for prepping and painting over stained and varnished wood.

    Tips for Painting Varnished Wood

    Tips for Painting Varnished Wood

    by Matt G.2

  • Hate the trouble of getting out an air compressor, then fighting with an air hose? The best cordless nail gun can save your arms and your ears while delivering all the power you need.

    The 5 Best Cordless Nail Guns

    The 5 Best Cordless Nail Guns

    by Will Apse10

  • Have you got paint peeling in your home or office that you don't know how to address? Learn about why paint flakes and what you can do to fix it—and how to stop it from happening again.

    15 Causes of Peeling Paint on Walls and Ceilings

    15 Causes of Peeling Paint on Walls and Ceilings

    by Januaris Saint Fores11

  • Detailed instructing by choosing, installing, and wiring a GFCI outlet. Written by an electrician for the homeowner doing their own work.

    How to Install a GFCI Outlet

    How to Install a GFCI Outlet

    by Dan Harmon13

  • Choosing the right airless spray tips is important for reducing over-spray and wasted paint. Check out my recommendations for the best Graco RAC X tips to use for your next project.

    The Best Graco Rac X Tips for Spraying Paint

    The Best Graco Rac X Tips for Spraying Paint

    by Matt G.0

  • SuperDeck is a Sherwin Williams stain available in multiple finishes. Read my review to find out if the waterborne deck stain is worth the money or not.

    SuperDeck Stain Review

    SuperDeck Stain Review

    by Matt G.2

  • How to install a light fixture as well as how to wire that same light fixture. Written by an electrician that has installed thousands of fixtures.

    Installing and Wiring a Light Fixture

    Installing and Wiring a Light Fixture

    by Dan Harmon29

  • So, you hate your outdated brick fireplace surround but love the look of real brick? The answer is easier and cheaper than you think. I'll show you how to paint a natural-looking faux brick finish on brick.

    DIY: How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

    DIY: How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

    by Sarah2

  • In this article, you'll find girly purple wall painting ideas, including colorblocks, animal prints, stripes, fanciful freehand designs, and more. Videos included!

    Purple Painting Ideas for a Girl's Room

    Purple Painting Ideas for a Girl's Room

    by SmartAndFun3

  • One of the more common bends made in electrical conduit is the offset bend. This page incorporates a comprehesive conduit bending guide and describes how to bend an offset using multipliers.

    A Conduit Bending Guide on How to Bend an Offset

    A Conduit Bending Guide on How to Bend an Offset

    by Dan Harmon15

  • With some simple tools, a little effort, and a few safety precautions, building a fieldstone fire pit is a weekend DIY project that your family and friends will enjoy for many years to come.

    How to Build a Fieldstone Fire Pit

    How to Build a Fieldstone Fire Pit

    by Anthony Altorenna152

  • Most DIY home repair enthusiasts can apply ceramic tile grout. It isn't as hard as many may think. If you are just learning how to grout or need a few tips to help you along, this article will give you grouting tips, tell you what you need to carry out the task and how to maintain your grout works.

    How to Apply Ceramic Tile Grout (Do-It-Yourself)

    How to Apply Ceramic Tile Grout (Do-It-Yourself)

    by viryabo11

  • Condensation in the home can be a concern, but it's often easy to remedy. This Hub explains how condensation causes damp and how to cure it - for good!

    How to Prevent Condensation in Your Home

    How to Prevent Condensation in Your Home

    by Ritchie Hicks0

  • An easy to follow picture by picture guide for replacing a three-way light switch. It only took dad about 10 minutes from start to finish.

    How to Replace a Light Switch

    How to Replace a Light Switch

    by India Arnold6

  • Heating and cooling a room with vaulted or high ceilings as well as how to better cool and heat the second floor of our homes are very commonly asked questions about HVAC systems. Here are your options and a few tips to help you accomplish a more comfortable environment efficiently.

    Efficiently Heating and Cooling Homes With High Ceilings & Rooms

    Efficiently Heating and Cooling Homes With High Ceilings & Rooms

    by Dan Reed17

  • Here is a comprehensive list of what not to put down the drain (and why), as well as the correct use of the garbage disposal, and how to maintain it, clean it, deoderize it, and de-grease it.

    What Not to Put Down the Garbage Disposal or Drain

    What Not to Put Down the Garbage Disposal or Drain

    by Kathryn56

  • If you have an animal companion in your home, it can do wonders for the satisfaction of all concerned to allow free access to the outdoors. It can be easier (and less expensive) than you might think. Read how—and how not—to do it here!

    Pet Doors:  How (Not) to Install Them

    Pet Doors: How (Not) to Install Them

    by Doc Snow8

  • A breakaway screw lets you break it off at the length you need, but how do you break a breakaway screw?

    How to Break Breakaway Screws

    How to Break Breakaway Screws

    by Shasta Matova13

  • This is an easy to follow step-by-step guide to installing your new peel and stick vinyl tile flooring yourself, no matter what your skill level. I did it, and so can you!

    How to Lay Peel-and-Stick Vinyl Tile Flooring

    How to Lay Peel-and-Stick Vinyl Tile Flooring

    by Sherry Hewins25

  • "Hot" and "neutral" supply power to an appliance, so why the need for a "ground" wire? Basically, it's included for safety reasons. This article explains how it all works....

    What Is the Ground (Earth) Wire For?

    What Is the Ground (Earth) Wire For?

    by Eugene Brennan21

  • Make your radiator look brand new by thoroughly cleaning and painting your steam radiator heater. It is a perfect DIY job that will improve your environment and the look of your home while saving you money along the way.

    How to Clean and Paint a Radiator

    How to Clean and Paint a Radiator

    by Shasta Matova20

  • Directions and tips on how to check various fuses to see if they are blown.

    How to Test a Fuse

    How to Test a Fuse

    by Dan Harmon5

  • Sooner or later everyone will have to replace a blown fuse. Here, you'll find a description of different types of fuses and tips on changing all the different styles.

    How to Replace a Fuse in a Fuse Box

    How to Replace a Fuse in a Fuse Box

    by Dan Harmon10

  • Check out these recommendations for the best masking tape for painting. We'll take a detailed look at FrogTape and ScotchBlue for all of your painting needs.

    What's the Best Masking Tape for Painting?

    What's the Best Masking Tape for Painting?

    by Matt G.1

  • A guide to painting stairs in your home. Tips on how to plan the project, and steps to follow for a great finish using paints and stains. Information provided by a professional painter.

    How to Paint and Refinish Your Stairs

    How to Paint and Refinish Your Stairs

    by paintingToronto12

  • Many older homes have been painted so many times that the paint becomes a series of thick layers. Humidity, moisture and time cause these layers to separate and bubble, eventually leading to cracking and chipping. Here's how to fix those problems before putting on a new coat of paint.

    How to Fix Bubbled and Cracked Paint Before Painting Walls

    How to Fix Bubbled and Cracked Paint Before Painting Walls

    by C.S.Alexis33

  • Painting kitchen cabinets is a project that calls for only the best paints that are going to last and look great. Read my two reviews about kitchen cabinet paint from Sherwin Williams.

    Best Kitchen Cabinet Paint From Sherwin Williams

    Best Kitchen Cabinet Paint From Sherwin Williams

    by Matt G.19

  • Sherwin Williams provides quality interior and exterior paints and stains at reasonable prices compared to other paint brands. Read my Sherwin Williams paint reviews for paints I frequently use.

    Sherwin Williams Paint Reviews

    Sherwin Williams Paint Reviews

    by Matt G.17

  • Many old French houses have issues with damp. Some of these issues relate to humidity in the home and can be easily dealt with, but rising damp is a serious underlying problem which needs addressing.

    Rising Damp: How to Recognise It and What to Do

    Rising Damp: How to Recognise It and What to Do

    by Annabelle Johnson10

  • Check out my tips for painting vinyl windows. Find out if it's a good idea to even paint your vinyl windows, or replace them instead.

    Tips for Painting Vinyl Windows

    Tips for Painting Vinyl Windows

    by Matt G.0

  • Plumbing problems come in all shapes and sizes, from dripping faucets to sewer system backup to burst pipes. This article lists the most common issues, what causes them and suggests some easy fixes when appropriate.

    The 10 Most Common Plumbing Problems

    The 10 Most Common Plumbing Problems

    by Paul Goodman6

  • A basic guide for the homeowner who would like to know the pros and cons, and the installation methods of the different types of faucet supply lines.

    Faucet Supply Line Types and Installation

    Faucet Supply Line Types and Installation

    by Bert Holopaw1

  • Painting the exterior of a two story house can be quite a daunting project. We rented a boom lift for the upper story. It was the best way to get at the high peaks and those areas where it would be difficult to negotiate the pitch of the roof.

    How to Paint the Exterior of a Two Story House

    How to Paint the Exterior of a Two Story House

    by Sandi2

  • While a finished basement can provide more living space, a number of factors determine whether or not it adds value to your home. Just because you paid for a renovation doesn't mean home buyers will pay extra.

    Does a Finished Basement Add Value to a Home?

    Does a Finished Basement Add Value to a Home?

    by Tamara Wilhite0

  • Are you looking for the perfect thermostat temperature so that you're not wasting electricity—and money? Cut your electric bill, help the planet, and find the right thermostat setting for winter, summer, and everything in-between.

    Set Your Thermostat Right to Save Money and Energy

    Set Your Thermostat Right to Save Money and Energy

    by Steven Gomez21

  • Gel fuel is an awesome compound that's really useful when combined with ventless fireplaces. It can be expensive, though, so learning how to make gel fuel can be handy.

    How to Make Gel Fuel

    How to Make Gel Fuel

    by Benji Mester245

  • Cross ventilation can clean your home's air, save you money and is easy to create without spending money. Start breathing cleaner air and saving money today.

    How to Cross Ventilate Your Home

    How to Cross Ventilate Your Home

    by Dan Reed4

  • Sometimes your desk, chair, or bed is just too low to be comfortable or safe. But rest assured—you don't have to buy new furniture. A good set of bed risers is an affordable and effective solution.

    Tips on Using and Choosing Bed Risers

    Tips on Using and Choosing Bed Risers

    by Christine Mulberry3

  • Priming is crucial when prepping the surface for paint. Check out this article to find out the best primer for kitchen cabinets.

    Best Primer for Kitchen Cabinets

    Best Primer for Kitchen Cabinets

    by Matt G.12

  • Sherwin Williams Duration is a popular paint available for interior and exterior use. Read my review to find out how Duration performs and whether it's worth the cost.

    Sherwin Williams Duration Paint Review

    Sherwin Williams Duration Paint Review

    by Matt G.7

  • Replacing an exterior door isn't like it used to be, back when you built your jambs from scratch and hung the door itself with elaborate care. In fact, it's very possibly within YOUR reach--especially with this illustrated guide!

    Exterior Doors: How (Not) to Install Them

    Exterior Doors: How (Not) to Install Them

    by Doc Snow8

  • Painting vinyl siding successfully is easy using the right paint and procedure. Check out my tips on how to paint vinyl professionally.

    Tips for Painting Vinyl Siding

    Tips for Painting Vinyl Siding

    by Matt G.0

  • DIY guide to changing your own locks, including an explanation of common lock types and the basics of how to replace cylinders and get new keys.

    How to Change Your Lock Cylinder

    How to Change Your Lock Cylinder

    by Tom rubenoff42

  • The following pictures of a house electric panel can help readers who wish to know how the panel controls electricity in the whole house. These pictures can give you a better idea of how it works.

    House Electric Panel Pictures

    House Electric Panel Pictures

    by Lee6513

  • Learn how to easily identify and fix problems with your bathtub drain stopper. Avoid paying expensive service fees to call out a plumber! Follow these instructions to find out how to unclog a bathtub drain or, if necessary, how to replace your bathtub stopper.

    How to Fix Problems With Your Bathtub Drain Stopper

    How to Fix Problems With Your Bathtub Drain Stopper

    by Cloverleaf16

  • Window Film Insulation is one of the best, quickest and most cost-effective ways to stop condensation, reduce heat loss, heating bills, and stop drafts. It is especially effective on sash windows.

    How to Stop Condensation With Window Film

    How to Stop Condensation With Window Film

    by SpaceShanty4

  • Spray painting doors is a lot faster than painting them by hand. Check out my tips on how to spray paint your interior doors, using an airless sprayer.

    Tips for Spray Painting Interior Doors

    Tips for Spray Painting Interior Doors

    by Matt G.0

  • Instructions on how to fix a broken door frame. A DIY job that can be accomplished by most homeowners for little cost, door frame repair is well worth checking into doing it yourself.

    How to Fix or Replace a Broken Door Frame

    How to Fix or Replace a Broken Door Frame

    by Dan Harmon25

  • Learn why and how to lay plastic grids for your gravel drive, how to choose plastic grids to use based on price and quality. There is also a basic step-by-step guide to laying the grids on the driveway and backfilling with gravel to provide a stable surface.

    How to Lay Plastic Grids for Gravel Driveways

    How to Lay Plastic Grids for Gravel Driveways

    by Arthur Russ6

  • Making your own pendant light fixture isn't nearly as hard as you might think. This article not only tells you how to make it but also gives directions and tons of inspiration for designing your own DIY pendant light.

    DIY Pendant Lights

    DIY Pendant Lights

    by edelhaus15

  • Instructions for how to stain a hardwood floor. It's not as difficult as you may think! Learn how to remove ugly old carpeting, sand a hardwood floor & apply wood stain for a beautiful shiny finish.

    How to Stain a Hardwood Floor in 5 Steps

    How to Stain a Hardwood Floor in 5 Steps

    by Ashley Bergin13

  • In this article, I describe my first time working with concrete and go through the step-by-step process of pouring a small slab near my garage door.

    How to Pour a Small Concrete Slab

    How to Pour a Small Concrete Slab

    by Laura Smith2

  • Whether you’re planning on installing a floor or simply calculating how much you need to budget for, you can determine how much tile you need. For a wall project, the steps are the same.

    5 Steps to Calculate How Much Tile You Need

    5 Steps to Calculate How Much Tile You Need

    by versatileflooring19

  • Planning to repair peeling paint in your home? Learn how to fix the flaking paint problem on your walls or ceiling. See how to remove the old paint, prepare the surfaces, and repaint them.

    How to Fix Peeling Paint on Your Walls or Ceiling

    How to Fix Peeling Paint on Your Walls or Ceiling

    by Januaris Saint Fores0

  • Making an underground root cellar was my fall project for the year 2010. This article shows step-by-step how it was designed and constructed, from the planning stage to the final result, with photos.

    How to Make a Root Cellar

    How to Make a Root Cellar

    by flicker lm249

  • Painting over wallpaper is much easier than dealing with removal. If the paper is in good shape, preparing the surface and painting over it is an option. Check out my tips on how to tackle this project correctly.

    Tips for Painting Over Wallpaper

    Tips for Painting Over Wallpaper

    by Matt G.4

  • The numbers and letters on the head of your key always mean something. Here is a brief guide to the most common meanings of the numbers and codes.

    What Do the Numbers on My Key Mean?

    What Do the Numbers on My Key Mean?

    by Tom rubenoff59

  • Building a gas fire pit seems like an onerous task for a do-it-yourself (DIY) full or partial project. That is, until you unlock your skepticism and ignite your curiosity to learn more about the topic.

    How to Build a Gas Fire Pit

    How to Build a Gas Fire Pit

    by hardscape2

  • If you have traditional wooden fascia boards on your eaves, then they will need maintenance at some time or another. It's not so terribly hard. Here are some tricks and traps, described and photographed.

    Eaves and Fascia Board Repair: How (Not) to Fix Them

    Eaves and Fascia Board Repair: How (Not) to Fix Them

    by Doc Snow20

  • Technicians troubleshoot malfunctioning electric baseboard heaters before replacing anything. Troubleshooting isolates the exact fault and helps determine which part has failed.

    Troubleshooting an Electric Baseboard Heater

    Troubleshooting an Electric Baseboard Heater

    by Bert Holopaw1

  • A plate joiner, commonly called biscuit joiner, biscuit cutter, or biscuit jointer, is a power tool used to make very strong wood joints. Learn how to effectively use these amazing tools.

    How to Use a Biscuit Joiner for Strong Joints

    How to Use a Biscuit Joiner for Strong Joints

    by Dan Harmon15

  • Carpeting was a fad in the 60s and 70s. What homeowners covered is a grade of wood that is now impossible to find. Refinishing these old wood floors will improve your home's look and health. Read why.

    How to Refinish a Hardwood Floor

    How to Refinish a Hardwood Floor

    by LiamBean6

  • Painting over paneling is an easy job that anyone can do with a little know-how. Painting over dark paneling is a cost-efficient way to update and improve the value of your home. Read this article for tips on how to paint over paneling.

    Tips for Painting Paneling

    Tips for Painting Paneling

    by Matt G.1

  • Woodscapes is a Sherwin Williams fence and siding stain available in a water-based and oil-based option. Check out my review to learn more about Woodscapes acrylic stain.

    Sherwin Williams Woodscapes Stain Review

    Sherwin Williams Woodscapes Stain Review

    by Matt G.12

  • An angle grinder is a useful power tool for cutting and grinding metal and other materials. Like any power tool, it can be dangerous if used incorrectly. This guide shows you how to reduce your risk of injury while using an angle grinder.

    Using an Angle Grinder Safely for Cutting and Grinding

    Using an Angle Grinder Safely for Cutting and Grinding

    by Eugene Brennan22

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