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Basement & Garage

1378 Garage Security: Tips to Prevent Garage Break-InsBasement & Garage

Garage Security: Tips to Prevent Garage Break-Ins

Your garage is a vulnerable space.  It’s comprised of a wall-sized door that’s meant to open and close with relative ease, which makes it one of the least secure parts of your
1371 What Are 10 Awesome Modifications I Can Make to My Garage?Basement & Garage

What Are 10 Awesome Modifications I Can Make to My Garage?

Does your garage need a few updates?  You’re not alone.  Homeowners are frequently stuck with dusty old garages in dire need of modifications to update the space to the 21st century. 
1364 Garage Storage for KayaksBasement & Garage

Garage Storage for Kayaks

There’s nothing quite like being in a kayak on quiet waters while navigating the vibrantly green marshes of the low country, passing stoic herons, lazy pods of dolphins, and watching
1358 What’s That in Your Garage?  Carpenter Ant Frass vs. Termite FrassBasement & Garage

What’s That in Your Garage?  Carpenter Ant Frass vs. Termite Frass

It’s finally time to tackle your garage, so on a sunny Saturday, you roll up your sleeves and get to work only to find something odd: a small collection of what appears to be wood
1350 How to Attach a Basketball Hoop to a GarageBasement & Garage

How to Attach a Basketball Hoop to a Garage

Transform your driveway into a court and bring one-on-one games to life with the addition of a basketball hoop to your garage.  You don’t have to be a handyman extraordinaire to
1342 Can I Use Solar Panels to Power My GarageBasement & Garage

Can I Use Solar Panels to Power My Garage

Solar panels aren’t just for the cuttingly modern aesthetics of a tech giant nestled in the heart of sunny Silicon Valley.  Modest bungalows, lakeside cottages, and suburban family

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1102 Top Tips for Choosing a Rain Shower HeadBathroom

Top Tips for Choosing a Rain Shower Head

Top Tips for Choosing a Rain Shower Head I hate my shower! Well, actually, it’s my shower head that I don’t like. Granted, it’s better than the standard fixture that most bathrooms
1098 Easy Bathroom MakeoverBathroom

Easy Bathroom Makeover

Easy Bathroom Makeover When I first purchased my weekend house in Upstate New York, I knew that the bathroom would need to be remodeled. There were many things that I liked about the
1088 Fresh Powder (Room): The 12-Year KitchenBathroom

Fresh Powder (Room): The 12-Year Kitchen

Fresh Powder (Room): The 12-Year Kitchen We can tell a lot about how previous generations lived by looking at the houses they built. For example, they clearly didn’t have as much
1082 Kid-Friendly Bathroom DesignBathroom

Kid-Friendly Bathroom Design

Kid-Friendly Bathroom Design When my husband and I lived in New York City with our two young girls, we had a single bathroom in our one-bedroom apartment. And it was small. If you’re
1078 Fun with Plumbing: Creating a Personalized Shower ExperienceBathroom

Fun with Plumbing: Creating a Personalized Shower Experience

Fun with Plumbing: Creating a Personalized Shower Experience I must admit to a certain hedonistic streak when it comes to bathing, be it a long hot soak in the winter or a wonderfully
1075 9 Designer Tips to Maximize Small Bathroom DesignBathroom

9 Designer Tips to Maximize Small Bathroom Design

9 Designer Tips to Maximize Small Bathroom Design Small baths can live large when designed with care. Choosing the right materials, fixtures, and fittings is key, as is thoughtful spacing

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566 The Five Best DIY Countertop Refinishing KitsKitchen Repair & Reno

The Five Best DIY Countertop Refinishing Kits

The Five Best DIY Countertop Refinishing Kits How to Give Your Countertop a Beautiful and Durable New Look Yikes, your old countertop sure is ugly! Structurally speaking, it’s
641 How To: Drain a ToiletBathroom

How To: Drain a Toilet

How To: Drain a Toilet Before repairing or replacing a toilet, use this tutorial to master an essential prep task. Whether fixing a toilet that’s running or leaking from the base,
663 Solved! Dealing with a Carpeted BathroomBathroom

Solved! Dealing with a Carpeted Bathroom

Solved! Dealing with a Carpeted Bathroom Q: We recently moved into a home with wall-to-wall carpeting in the bathroom. We’d like to replace it, but that really isn’t in our budget
608 Before You Buy Ready-to-Assemble Kitchen CabinetsKitchen Repair & Reno

Before You Buy Ready-to-Assemble Kitchen Cabinets

Before You Buy Ready-to-Assemble Kitchen Cabinets Ready-to-assemble (RTA) kitchen cabinets offer homeowners an option to save money on kitchen remodeling. The cabinets are delivered
285 Open Floor Plan: Defined, Pros & Cons, and HistoryFlooring & Stairs

Open Floor Plan: Defined, Pros & Cons, and History

Open Floor Plan: Defined, Pros & Cons, and History The phrase “open floor plan” refers to a house whose common spaces have no walls or partial walls between them. Structurally,
39 The 5 Best Luxury Vinyl Plank Floors to Use in Your HomeFlooring & Stairs

The 5 Best Luxury Vinyl Plank Floors to Use in Your Home

The 5 Best Luxury Vinyl Plank Floors to Use in Your Home Looking at luxury vinyl plank (LVP) from a distance, brands tend to blend together. Come closer, step on them, install them–and

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328 Do You Need To Screed? A Simple Definition.Flooring & Stairs

Do You Need To Screed? A Simple Definition.

Do You Need To Screed? A Simple Definition. Basic Definition Screeding means to drag a long, flat board across a pliable material to smooth it down. This also means that the board you
621 The Dos and Don’ts of Bathroom VentilationBathroom

The Dos and Don’ts of Bathroom Ventilation

The Dos and Don’ts of Bathroom Ventilation Keep excess moisture from building up in your bath—and inviting mold, mildew, and other nasty problems—with these rules. Your bathroom
558 Cheap Granite Countertops: Tile and Modular StoneKitchen Repair & Reno

Cheap Granite Countertops: Tile and Modular Stone

Cheap Granite Countertops: Tile and Modular Stone Installing slab granite will, by definition, always be expensive. You cannot really get around it. With a slab, you are locked into
1158 Solved! What Cracks in the Basement Floor Really MeanBasement & Garage

Solved! What Cracks in the Basement Floor Really Mean

Solved! What Cracks in the Basement Floor Really Mean Startled at the sight of a crack in your basement flooring? Start here with this guide to determine whether or not you have anything
88 Can I Install Tile on Plywood?Flooring & Stairs

Can I Install Tile on Plywood?

Can I Install Tile on Plywood? Can you install ceramic tile directly onto plywood? What about a plywood subfloor? Even if you can, should you? The short answer to the first question:
850 3 Fixes for a Clogged Shower DrainBathroom

3 Fixes for a Clogged Shower Drain

3 Fixes for a Clogged Shower Drain Don’t call your plumber just yet! These clever solutions for clearing a stubborn clog will have your shower draining smoothly again in no time. Hopping
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