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How to Prevent Gaps in Wood Plank Floors

Gaps in wood floors can usually be prevented by letting wood acclimate...

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How to Restretch a Carpet

Tired up lumpy, loose carpeting? You can restretch your old carpeting in less than a...

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Parts of the House: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • How to Install In-Floor Heat

  • Warm up cold bathroom floors with electric in-floor heating mats installed under the tile. Use it as supplemental heat for comfort or as space heat to warm the entire bathroom – installation is as easy as laying tile.

  • How to Choose Carpet

  • To buy the best carpet for your home, learn about different styles, materials and quality to ensure durability and comfort for your long-term satisfaction. Photo courtesy of Stainmaster

  • Patch a Hardwood Floor

  • We'll show you how to replace a damaged hardwood floorboard in just a couple hours using basic carpentry tools. This article covers removing a hole-filled or otherwise damaged tongue-and-groove board, then installing a new one.

  • Fix a Door That Won't Close

  • When houses settle, doors can settle along with them, resulting in misaligned door latches. Solve the problem with a file, a chisel, and a dab of lipstick (any shade will do).

  • How to Nail Vinyl Siding Correctly

  • Vinyl siding will pop and crackle with every change of sunlight and temperature if nailed incorrectly. Here's how to fix the problem if you have it, and how to nail (or renail) siding so that it moves freely and silently for...Read more»

  • How to Install Fiberglass Batt Insulation

  • Fiberglass batts are the cheapest, easiest way to insulate new walls. However, they're often installed poorly — and even small gaps can reduce efficiency as much as 25 percent. In this article, we'll show you how to...Read more»

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