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10 Amazing, Affordable Hardware Storage Containers for Your Workshop

Getting organized in the new year is a goal for many, but it can be overwhelming if you don't know...


Install a Warm, Moisture-Resistant Basement Subfloor in a Day

Converting your basement into a comfortable living space provides more square footage for family activities and it increases the value...


12 Best-Looking Refurbished Bookshelves

You found an old bookshelf at a garage sale, in your basement or on craiglist, but it needs a little...


DIY Radon Reduction System Tips

You can save $1000 in a weekend! Here's what you need to know before you begin installing your DIY radon...


What to Know About Ductless Mini Splits

Whether you’re finishing a basement area, adding new space or just upgrading your home’s HVAC system, you owe it to...


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Tips for Better Drywall Taping

Simple tricks for fast, flawless drywall finishing


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Remodel a Basement or Add a Second Story? The Pros and Cons of Each Project

What are the pros and cons of finishing a basement or adding a second story?


Mastering the Art of Electrical Conduit

Electrical metallic tubing (EMT) is strong, cheap and easy to bend once you learn how. These tips will help you...

How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit

With metal conduit, you can run power almost anywhere. We'll show you how to do it safely and easily.


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Here’s What to Do When Your Basement Floods

A basement flood is alarming, but don't charge into the murky water. There are some precautions you must take.


How to Install an Egress Window in Your Basement

How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window


Fixing a Water-Shutoff Valve Leak

Solution to a leak around the water valve shut-off handle


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Getting Rid of a Sewer Smell in the Basement

Stop sewer gas from entering the basement.


15 Basement Bar Ideas for the Perfect Home Bar

These gorgeous basement bars will have you inspired to build out your own space!


How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting in Your Kitchen

Add dramatic under cabinet lighting in a weekend without tearing up your walls to install the wiring.


10 Things to Remember During a Home Remodel

I embarked on a home remodel four months ago. The entire upstairs of my circa 1947, story-and-a-half home in South...


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How to Estimate a Concrete Order

Calculate concrete prices and how many cubic yards of concrete you need for a walk, driveway or basement. How much...

How to Fix Spalling Concrete

What is concrete spalling and how do you fix concrete spalling? Don't replace your driveway, patio or basement floor—just resurface...


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DIY Concrete Crack Repair

You can fix many concrete cracks yourself


What is Radon and How to Test For It

We will tell you how to test for radon in homes, how to stop radon and answer what is a...


Survive a Tornado | How to Choose a Safe Room

Safe rooms are designed to stay anchored to the ground during a tornado. But maybe more importantly, a safe room...


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12 Unfinished Basement Ideas for Your Home

Most people only go into their unfinished basements when it's time to adjust the heat or look at an appliance....


How to Grow a Cocktail Garden

Leave the specialty hops to the basement brewmasters and the grapes to the boutique wineries, we're talking about plants used...

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Simple DIY Basement Pull-Up Bar

Looking for an easy way to upgrade your workout routine? Add this easy pull-up bar to your basement. Finished basement...


A Drier Basement with DRYLOK EXTREME

As a contractor, finished basements always make me a little nervous, and I usually won’t take on a basement job...


Basement Waterproofing: How to Install a Basement Drainage System

Install a sump pump as part of your basement waterproofing system.


How to Build Sports Ball Storage Rack

If you're tired of soccer balls, basketballs, volleyballs and every other kind of bouncy ball rolling around your garage (or...


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Home Gym Ideas

A home gym is a great way to save money. Take a look at the top home gym ideas from...


14 Awesome Man Cave Spaces for Watching the Big Game

It doesn't matter what sport you prefer, when you sit down to watch the big game, you want to do...