Without question, the one part of your house that gets beat up every single day is your floor! Shoes, boots, heels, and cleats are just a few of the menaces that torture your flooring. Moving chairs and other furniture also add their fair share of damage. When you consider these factors, combined with damage from moisture getting on the floors from spills, stains, rain, mud, and snow days… eventually you’re going to be faced with replacing your old flooring. But what type of flooring should you put down? As a flooring installer, I have some thoughts about luxury vinyl flooring including — 1) How durable, waterproof, and scratch-proof vinyl tile and vinyl plank flooring is, 2) How to install luxury vinyl as a DIY project, 3) How to clean vinyl plank flooring, and 4) How vinyl tile & plank flooring compare to natural stone and wood flooring.
Planning an entire home makeover... a simple room makeover... or maybe just a DIY repair? Before you tackle the project yourself, check these helpful tips from homeowners who've been in your shoes! See the most important things to consider before you begin remodeling the bathroom, kitchen, basement, or garage. You'll find everything from tips for working with drywall & spackle to tips for removing wallpaper, plus home improvement projects that improve resale value.
See how I made some really inexpensive PVC pipe curtain rods to hold long, sheer porch curtains for around $15. After getting all the supplies at Lowe’s, I was able to measure, cut, and install the outdoor curtain rods and hang the curtain panels on my front porch in about 1 hour myself. They are holding up perfectly (even after storms and heavy gusts of wind). And they look great!
We have a small front porch, but it gets a good breeze and provides a nice place for the baby and dogs to play outside. Outdoor living spaces are important to me — so our front porch is the first place I decided to tackle with a makeover! See how I transformed our small boring porch into a cabana-like space — complete with porch curtains, a walk-through baby gate, wireless speaker, area rug, and much more.
Moving into a new house? You’re going to need some basic tools for small home projects! Here’s the list of tools that I recommend. They’re the ones I’ve used the most — after moving into my first home. This home tool kit list is my housewarming gift to you.
Is your fiberglass tub scratched or cracked? If done properly, a fiberglass repair can look as good as new and should provide many years of trouble-free service. Here’s how to repair a scratched or cracked fiberglass tub.
Here’s how, why, and how often you should clean your air ducts — especially if you’ve recently remodeled, live in an area where there’s new construction, or have a lot of pets.
Some things to think about when it comes to building an attached garage vs an unattached garage. Plus some ideas for finishing your garage (as opposed to leaving it unfinished) and choosing the best garage organization system for all of your stuff.
If you’re about to undertake your first DIY project that involves installing or replacing drywall, then your biggest question is probably which of these you should be using: Spackle or Joint Compound. Here’s what you need to know about how to fix drywall using those 2 materials.
Here are the best modern home wallpapering tips for the do-it-yourself who has a sense of style!
Tankless water heaters cost 3 times more than conventional hot water heaters to buy and install, so you’re probably wondering if they are really worth it or not. Following are the pros & cons and details about the cost and installation of tankless water heaters.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re thinking of hiring a handyman for household repairs.
What’s the best DIY home improvement project that costs least, increases a home’s value most and has the greatest return on investment? Answer: cleaning & decluttering! See what the other 11 are.
In the end, doing everything yourself will usually cost more — in terms of money, wasted time, and errors due to inexperience. Tackling too many DIY projects will also cost you in terms of the amount of time you could have spent with your family and the time you could have spent taking care of yourself.
Moving? Remodeling? Renovating?… Here are the Top 10 bathroom renovations that today’s homeowners are concentrating on. If you’re thinking about updating your bathroom, check here first for the best bathroom upgrades.
Here are my favorite home and organization magazines. Some are women’s magazines, but most are specifically related to home improvement and new home design. These are playing a big role in the process of building our new log home.