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Keep each area of your house interesting and unique by choosing the right materials, theme and aesthetic.

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      How to Stop Chimney Water Leaks

      Stop inside-the-chimney waterfalls


      How to Adjust Storm Doors

      Don't live with it—fix it!


      How to Fix a Cracked Basement Wall

      A long, horizontal crack in a basement block wall may indicate a dangerously weakened wall.


      Restore Old Windows and Doors: Revive the Finish

      Restore old windows with new stain and varnish


      How to Handle Efflorescence on Brick Chimneys

      Moisture moving through bricks causes white mineral deposits on the brick surface and in the case of a chimney, it...


      How to Make Perfect-Closing Screen Doors

      Turn the adjusting screw on storm door closers to make them close smoothly and securely.


      How to Install Venetian Wall Plaster and Chair Rail Molding

      Decorate a room with Venetian wall plaster and a urethane chair rail molding


      How to Work with Scaffolding Safely

      How to rent, setup and use scaffolding when you have to work on your roof, siding or chimney.

      Garage Storage Ideas: Find Unused Space

      The average garage has more than 150 sq. ft. of unused storage space. We'll show you where to find it.


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      How to Install Fiberglass Batt Insulation

      You've only got one chance to do it right! Here's how


      Roof Flashing Techniques for Outside Corners

      Make roof dormers and other outside corners leakproof


      Finishing Wood Trim With Stain and Varnish

      Follow these four steps (no shortcuts!) and you'll get a perfect finish every time


      Installing Kitchen Backsplash and New Vent Hood

      Get a bright, refreshing look in one weekend—with no major mess or disruption


      Hanging Shelves, Hanging Mirrors and Hanging Towel Bars

      Can't find a stud? One of these 5 hard-working, hollow-wall anchors will do the job


      12 Best Curb Appeal Ideas for Any Budget

      Whether you're putting your house on the market soon or simply want to make the exterior as beautiful and welcoming...


      Waterproofing Products Help Keep Basements Dry

      A little inspection and finishing work will go a long way in keeping your basement dry.

      10 Window Cleaning Tips from a Pro

      Save time, money and energy with these tips and pointers from someone who cleans windows for a living. Here's how...


      Mini Blind Tips and Fixes

      Mini blinds provide privacy, block the sun and usually work perfectly for years. Here are our best tips and fixes...


      The Most Essential Painting Tools Every Homeowner Should Have

      If you're painting walls and ceilings, having the proper tools is the key to efficient, polished results. You don't need...


      Install Mosaic Tile

      In some ways, setting mosaic tile is just like setting any other tile. But because the individual tiles are small...


      Creating New Spaces with Windows and Doors

      Take the next step beyond simple replacement windows and doors to increase the livability and appeal of your home, inside...

      Know Your House: What Kind of Roof Do You Have?

      Gable, hip, gambrel, mansard - the shape of your roof says something about your home's connection to earth and sky.


      Car Trim: Repair Your Car’s Molding

      Carmakers long ago stopped using spring clips to attach car trim and molding. Instead, they use adhesive tape.


      The FLIR C2: Infrared Technology Perfect for Pros

      The right tool makes all the difference.


      Why You Should Buy a Trim Gun

      This tool drives nearly-invisible nails and makes quick work of joinery.


      Create a Bright, Dry Space in a Damp, Gloomy Basement

      Create an exercise space in an unfinished basement, but first coat the walls with Drylok to prevent excess moisture.


      ProPak Trim from Home Depot is a Good Deal!

      I bought my first ProPak trim bundles from The Home Depot while I was trimming my sons new house a...