A Full Guide to a Proper Wood Stain Finish
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...
How to Clean Floors: Wood, Tile, Carpet and Everything Else
Most homes contain a variety of flooring types. Knowing how to best clean each surface can be a lot to...
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...
How to 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.
How To Drywall: A Finishing Shortcut
Most home improvement shortcuts lead to trouble. But here’s one that makes drywall finishing faster without regrets later:
Garage Door Openers: How To Choose a New One
Check out this helpful list of things to consider when buying a new garage door opener.
Carpet Care Tips to Make Your Carpet Last
Get years more life from your investment: if you treat your carpet right, it'll last much longer, saving you money...
Stucco Repair: How To Fix Cracks and Blisters
Make time for these stucco repairs before they shorten the life of your home's exterior finish.
Where To Buy Firewood
Whether you've got an indoor fireplace or an outdoor fire pit, this is a great time of year to stock...
Laminate vs. Vinyl Flooring: How to Choose
If you're deciding between laminate vs. vinyl flooring for any room in your house, here's what you need to know.
How to Use Steel Wool for Pest Control
They're not just for scrubbing! Here's how you can use steel wool pads to keep mice and other pests out...
The 5 Best Concrete Paints That Seal the Deal
The best concrete paint will seal your basement floor, deck or garage against spills, leaks and wear-and-tear—and look darn good...