Home Repair Skills

Build or repair almost anything around your home with these projects and tips designed to improve your do-it-yourself skills and make home repairs easier.

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Skills: Featured DIY Projects

Fishing Electrical Wire Through Walls

Add wiring for new switches, fixtures and outlets anywhere in the house,...

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One day $20 - $100
Create a Sleek and Simple Coat Rack and Hat Rack

Clear up entryway clutter with a simple coat and hat rack that...

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Skills: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • How to Wire a Garage (Unfinished)

  • Frustrated by too few outlets in your garage? Lighting that’s too dim? Or maybe you just want to install a garage door opener and need a nearby plug-in. If so, this article is for you. Garage wiring has special rules. So...Read more»

  • How to Make Edge Joints With a Router

  • Although it takes longer than a jointer, routers can make clean, straight-edged joints for cabinet doors and panels, as well as for other woodworking projects.

  • Home Air Cooling Tips

  • Window air conditioners or central air aren't the only way to cool down a hot house. Check out these alternative solutions for making your house more comfortable.

  • Stripping Wire

  • Learn special tools and techniques for stripping any kind of wire. Different types of electrical cable and cords, coaxial cable, communication wires and thin phone and bell wire are all covered.

  • Upgrade a Recessed Light Fixture

  • Improve the appearance of your recessed lights by simply changing the trim. The task is simple and takes only minutes—no tools needed!

  • Remove Ceramic Tile From a Concrete Floor

  • If you don't have room for another layer of tile over an old tile floor, you’ll have to scrap off the old tile. It's a tough job, but the right tools will make it go faster.

  • Finishing Wood Trim With Stain and Varnish

  • Give your woodwork a smooth, satiny finish every time with this simple three-day process. You don't need expensive tools or special knowledge or skills to get a flawless finish—just sand, stain, seal and finish.Read more»

  • How to Clear Clogged Drains

  • Learn the best techniques for clearing clogged sink drains using a plunger and a snake. Avoid emergency visits from the plumber and save hundreds of dollars by doing it yourself with these inexpensive tools.

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