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

Partition Any Living Space to Make a Private Room

Build a handsome folding screen to hide clutter or...

TIME COST
Multi-day $100 - $500
How to Install a 3-Way Switch

This article shows you a simple technique for adding a second switch to a...

TIME COST
One day $20 - $100

Skills: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • Building a Drum Sander Table

  • Improvise a low-cost drum sander using your drill press and a custom sanding table with dust collection. Build it in an hour from scrap wood.

  • How to Fix Burned Wire

  • Fix burned wire inside electrical boxes by replacing charred insulation. You can do this quickly and easily without pulling in new wires.

  • Ice Maker Repair Tips

  • No ice cubes to cool your beverage because your fridge icemaker is on the fritz? You can buy a replacement icemaker and install it without breaking a sweat. It's simple.

  • Replace the Gas Lift on Your Car's Hood

  • Gas lifts that hold up car hoods, trunks and rear hatches can wear out and become a problem, especially in cold weather. Here's how to fix the problem quickly and cheaply.

  • Tips for Removing Grout

  • Simplify ceramic tile grout removal by using a carbide-grit blade in a reciprocating saw or an oscillating tool. Both speed up this tough, tedious chore.

  • How to Replace a Bathtub Spout

  • Replacing a broken bathtub spout is a simple, inexpensive project. In this article, we'll show you the most common types of spouts, and how to replace them. Even if you've never tackled a plumbing project before, you can handle...Read more»

  • Adjust Motion Detectors

  • Learn the fine art of motion detector sensor adjustment and stop wasting energy illuminating passing cars and wandering neighborhood cats. With these tricks and a little trial-and-error, you can turn that hair-trigger nuisance light into...Read more»

  • How to Replace a Shutoff Valve

  • You can replace a leaky or stuck shutoff valve in an hour, so replace the bad one under the sink or behind the toilet before it gets worse. It'll be a comfort to know that you can quickly turn the water off in case of a sudden...Read more»

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