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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 Fix a Screen Door

      Why replace a screen door if you can just fix it?


      DIY Decorating: Frame Your Mirror With Glass Tile

      A tile framed mirror that's a work of art


      How to Build an Outdoor Table

      The beauty and toughness of stone at a fraction of the cost


      Textured Ceiling Repair Tips

      Make an old ceiling look new again


      How to Repair Damaged Wallpaper

      How to make an invisible wallpaper patch


      Schoolhouse Storage Shed

      If you've got big storage needs and are looking for style, this is the shed for you.


      Cure for Peeling Exterior Paint

      Interior humidity and its effect on exterior paint.


      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...