Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Handy Ladder Pail

The Handy Ladder Pail from Bercom holds over a gallon of paint or other liquids. A foldout metal bracket attaches securely to both step and extension ladders while the built-in magnet holds a paintbrush or putty knife when not in use.
innovative wood drill bits

Innovative Wood Drill Bits

These auger style bits from Ridgid drill through wood up to six times faster than standard spade bits. The self-starting screw tip pulls the bit into the wood while the sharp spur and cutting surface power cleanly through the wood.
eco friendly cork flooring

Eco-Friendly Cork Flooring

Cork is made from the bark of a type of oak tree that grows primarily in Europe. The bark can be harvested every 8-10 years without harming the tree, making it a very environmentally friendly product. Due to its soft nature, cork is easy on your feet, and since it doesn’t absorb or release dust, it can actually improve the air quality in your home.
gila window film

Gila Window Film

Windows are a great way to let light into a room, but they can also bring in unwanted heat and harmful UV rays from the sun. Gila Window Film is DIY friendly product that blocks UV rays and reduces solar heat gain. It comes in several tints and is available at The Home Depot stores.
magnetic cafe curtain rod

Magnetic Café Curtain Rod

This café style curtain rod from Levolor attaches to metal doors with magnets. This not only simplifies installation by eliminating the need for drilling holes in the door, but it allows you to remove the rod anytime you like in a matter of minutes without leaving unsightly holes.
childproof electrical outlets

Childproof Electrical Outlets

It’s important to install safeguards on electrical outlets to keep inquisitive children from shocking themselves. While the most inexpensive method is to cover the outlet with plastic plug covers, they can be hard to remove. A more costly, but easier to use, alternative is to install these Tamper Resistant Outlets from Leviton.
hyde paintmiser

Hyde PaintMiser

The PaintMiser from Hyde Tools is a multipurpose tool that helps remove every last drop of paint from the can. It has a paint can opener on one end, straight and curved scraping surfaces that contour to the inside and outside of the can, and specially shaped edges to clean under and around the rim.
hot water recirculating system

Watts Instant Hot Water Recirculating System

The Watts Recirculating Pump attaches to the hot water line at the water heater to circulate hot water throughout the home. A programmable timer can be set to turn the pump on only during the hours when hot water is typically used. The kit comes with everything you need and can be installed in under two hours.
work sharp tool sharpener

Work Sharp 2000 Tool Sharpener

This motorized tool sharpener can put a fine edge on every tool in your shop. The grinding surface has interchangeable disks to make it easy to switch between coarse and finer grits. An angled tool port under the grinding wheel allows chisels and plane blades to be sharpened at a consistent angle while the air cooled design helps to keep tools from burning.