DIY Budget Backsplash Ideas

Pop some style into your kitchen with a custom backsplash. Here is a collection of unique backsplash ideas along with preparation tips. Create a backsplash that won’t break your budget but will likely make your kitchen the envy of everyone who sees it. Painted Backsplashes Possibly one of the cheapest backsplash designs possible requires little…

Easy DIY: Installing a Medicine Cabinet

A medicine cabinet is a low-cost option to create extra space in your bathroom. Modern medicine cabinets come in a large selection of types and styles sure to complement your home décor. Always use the hardware included with your new medicine cabinet. Also, read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully before installing your new cabinet. If your…

Easy DIY: Installing New Bathroom Faucets

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…

Hurricane Shutters – A DIY Guide

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? If you live in an area where hurricanes are common, one of the most important things you can…

Choosing and Installing a Rain Barrel

Imagine having the greenest yard in the neighborhood, the lushest shrubs, bountiful flowers – a virtual oasis, no matter how hot or dry the weather. Or maybe you would like to wash your car every week and top off the swimming pool. Perhaps you’re already cringing at the thought of the water bill you would…

Repairing Water Damage in Your Home

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. First, you must find and fix the water source. Depending on the situation, you may need to hire a professional to repair plumbing or roofing….

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

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…

Install a Nest Thermostat in 10 Easy Steps

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…

DIY Cabinet Refacing

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. What is Refacing? Often there’s nothing structurally wrong with the cabinetry itself. That is, the portion behind the cabinet doors is in good shape,…

A DIY Guide to Concrete Pavers for Driveways

Why Choose Concrete Pavers for a Driveway? 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: Strength, Durability & Longevity: Sheet concrete and asphalt look good and are comfortable, but really aren’t…