Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Repairing a loose staircase baluster spindle using a toothpick and wood glue.

How to Repair a Loose Staircase Baluster Spindle

Find out how to repair a loose staircase baluster spindle using only a toothpick and wood glue. Watch this video to see how it's done.
Staircase with wood stairs.

How to Stop Squeaks in Stairs

To stop steps from squeaking, insert wood shims between the tread and stringer from underneath, or screw the step down from above. Watch this video to find out more.

First Time Homeowner 2: Moving In

In the second of our six-part series, the paperwork is done, but the fun has just begun as our First Time Homeowner tackles much needed renovations before she can move into her new home. Whether it’s repairs or improvements, there’s a lot to learn!

Homefront Radio Show for January 14, 2012

Listen to and read about the January 14, 2012, Homefront with Danny Lipford radio show.

Water Stained Ceiling

If you’ve ever had a roof leak, you’re familiar with the ugly stain that’s left of your drywall even after the leak is fixed. Listen to this tip to find out how to make water stains on ceilings disappear.

Toilet Conversion

Looking for a low cost way to make your home more environmentally friendly? Listen to this tip to find out how to save water by converting your toilets to dual flush.

Fence Renew

Have you ever thought about putting sunscreen on your wood fence? Listen to this tip to find out how to clean and seal a wood fence to prevent damage from the sun.

Rain Barrel

Looking for a way to water the garden without ever turning on the faucet? Listen to this tip to find out how to reduce your water usage by installing a rain barrel in your yard.

Water Heater Safety

A faulty hot water heater can be as dangerous as a ticking bomb in your home. Listen to this tip to find out how to test the pressure relief valve on your water heater.