Installing a new bathroom faucet is an easy DIY project

Even the nicest faucets wear out in time. Give your bathroom a new look by simply changing out your sink hardware. The choices are almost limitless and the task is simple. It will take you less than an hour or two in most cases, and you’ll be amazed at how such a simple thing changes the look and feel of your bathroom. . . .

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Installing hurricane shutters can help protect your home from wind and storm damage

People can learn something important from squirrels: When it comes to bad weather, prepare for it early and prepare for it well. Preparing for cold weather or power outages is one thing, but is your home hurricane-ready? . . .

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Choosing and installing a rain barrel can be a simple DIY project that leads to financial savings and water conservation

With even the simplest rain barrel, you can harvest water while conserving natural resources, making rain barrels a smart choice both financially and environmentally. Here are the basics on choosing and using your new rain barrel. . . .

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Water damage can affect walls, ceilings, floors and more, but repairing the damage can sometimes be a simple DIY project

If left unrepaired, water damage will continue to worsen, leading to greater problems. Learn what you need to know about water-damaged home interiors and how to tackle the situation appropriately. . . .

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Replacing a light fixture with a ceiling fan can be a simple DIY project

Ceiling fans aren’t merely decorative – they help increase your home’s energy efficiency in both cold and warm weather. Set the fan to spin counterclockwise in summer (pulling hotter air up to the ceiling) and clockwise in winter (pushing warmer air down to the floor level). The result: You feel more comfortable and can heat – or cool – your house a little less. . . .

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Open the Nest thermostat box to begin installing it

When my family moved into our first house last year, there were countless projects we had to plan: installing new appliances, replacing the front door threshold, and redoing the floors were just a few. The thought of doing these things without the help of a 24-hour maintenance man scared me to death, but that’s something you sacrifice when you become a homeowner. . . .


DIY Cabinet Refacing

by on February 16, 2014

Do-it-yourself cabinet refacing is one way to update cabinets and save costs

Even the nicest, most modern cabinets become outdated with time. With a little do-it-yourself knowledge and the proper tools and preparation, you can simply reface your cabinets rather than replacing them. . . .

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Concrete pavers can be an attractive and durable option for driveways, and a DIY project for homeowners

Beyond the variety of styles, colors, textures and shapes available, pavers – often called paving stones – have distinct advantages over other driveway surfaces. Among other benefits, a concrete paver driveway delivers: . . .

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There are many methods that can be used to distress furniture with paint

Even if you’re building a piece of furniture with new lumber, you can add character by creating a distressed finish. Here’s what you need to know about distressing wood, including creative paint techniques, to create a one-of-a-kind object with an antique feeling. . . .

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If your refrigerator water dispenser has stopped working, troubleshooting the problem could lead to an easy solution

If you’re having problems with the water dispenser on your refrigerator, there might be an easy fix. To help you solve the problem, here is a simple troubleshooting guide for common water dispenser issues. . . .

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