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

Wireless Electrical Switch: Battery-Free, Finger Powered Switch

Install a new electrical switch without any...

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Carpet Cleaning Tips for Long Lasting Carpet

Properly cleaned and maintained carpet will last twice as long....

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Skills: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • How to Stop Thieves

  • Thieves look for easy pickings; these tips will show you how to stop thieves from stealing trailers, motorcycles, ladders and equipment from your yard.

  • Replacing a Water Heater

  • When your water heater begins to leak, you have to replace it fast. We'll show you how to install your own gas water heater in less than a day. Even if you don't need a new water heater right now, chances are you will within the next...Read more»

  • How to Remove Grout Haze From Stone Tile

  • Apply a haze remover to clean off the film left from grouting porous stone tile. Prevent the haze problem with grout release, applied before grouting. Leftover grout haze can be difficult to remove.

  • How to Prevent Rusty Tools

  • Reduce the tool rust problem by storing tools with vapor corrosion inhibitor (VCI) products—capsules, liners and bags.

  • How to Replace Dashboard Lights

  • Replace dashboard lights by removing the trim panel and instrument cluster. It sounds intimidating, but it's simpler than you might think with an online factory manual.

  • The Letter 'd' in Nail Sizes

  • Carpenters always talk about 16d common nails or 8d finish nails or 10d sinkers, but nobody ever explains what the heck ‘d’ means. This article does.

  • Tips for Tight Miters and Miter Cuts

  • Make furniture-quality miter cuts with these pro tips for measuring and cutting. Learn how to tweak cuts in door and window trim so that joints seem to just disappear.

  • How to Install a Peephole in a Door

  • Lo-tech but extremely effective, a peephole let's you see who's on the other side of the door – before you open it. Installation is simple. Here's how to do it, no matter what type of entry door you have.

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