Monday, 18 January 2021

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Basement & Garage

1435 How to Replace Your Garage FloorBasement & Garage

How to Replace Your Garage Floor

Your garage floor withstands some serious abuse.  It sees scuff marks, dirt, debris, runoff, tracks and the heavy weight of your car, lawn equipment, and storage, as well as plenty
1429 How to Replace Your Garage DoorBasement & Garage

How to Replace Your Garage Door

What Type of Door Do You Have? There are two common styles of garage doors and what differentiates them are their springs and their mountings.  Torsion garage door styles mount on
1423 How to Get Your Garage Ready for WinterBasement & Garage

How to Get Your Garage Ready for Winter

Getting your garage ready for the winter is not only a smart idea, but it’ll save you serious clean-up time come spring.  Plus, you’ll actually be able to use your garage during
1415 How to Pair Car Garage Door Opener to Your GarageBasement & Garage

How to Pair Car Garage Door Opener to Your Garage

Whether you’ve got to connect your new vehicle’s built-in car garage door opener to the garage itself or you’ve got a separate remote that needs to be set up and linked to your
1407 How to Open Your Garage During a Power OutageBasement & Garage

How to Open Your Garage During a Power Outage

Even in our modern day and age, our homes aren’t infallible to power failures, and it doesn’t necessarily have to take an earth-shattering storm to cause one.  A power outage
1399 How to Keep Snow and Slush Out of Your GarageBasement & Garage

How to Keep Snow and Slush Out of Your Garage

Winter is a beautiful thing to look out…from the warm confines of your house.  Untouched snow covering the ground outside, snowflakes lazily drifting past your window—but there

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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
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
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

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942 The Basics of Bathroom DesignBathroom

The Basics of Bathroom Design

The Basics of Bathroom Design Good bathroom design, starts with the basics. Here are twelve pro tips to consider in your remodel or renovation. The fun part of bathroom remodeling is
906 Buyer’s Guide: TubsBathroom

Buyer’s Guide: Tubs

Buyer’s Guide: Tubs From bare-bones functionality to almost unimaginable luxury, today’s tubs offer a dizzying range of styles, features, sizes, and materials. Here’s
79 Vinyl vs. Laminate Flooring: Which Is Best?Flooring & Stairs

Vinyl vs. Laminate Flooring: Which Is Best?

Vinyl vs. Laminate Flooring: Which Is Best? If you confuse vinyl flooring, especially vinyl plank, with laminate flooring, you might have a hard time deciding which to purchase and
94 Bamboo and Wood FlooringFlooring & Stairs

Bamboo and Wood Flooring

Bamboo and Wood Flooring At first glance bamboo and hardwood flooring materials may appear to be basically the same thing. They have a similar look, feel, and share many characteristics
765 How To: Make Your Own Toilet Bowl CleanerBathroom

How To: Make Your Own Toilet Bowl Cleaner

How To: Make Your Own Toilet Bowl Cleaner Avoid the harmful chemicals in store-bought toilet cleaners by making your own DIY version. Everyone loves a clean home, but our obsession
1234 So, You Want to… Waterproof Your BasementBasement & Garage

So, You Want to… Waterproof Your Basement

So, You Want to… Waterproof Your Basement Basement waterproofing can be a confusing (and expensive) process. But if you’re dealing with leaky foundation walls or water welling
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