Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Deck stairs leading up to a townhouse with vinyl siding

5 Tips to Keep Your Wood Deck Looking Its Best

A wood deck requires a lot of upkeep. Follow this simple checklist for the basics and your deck will have a long life.

Today’s Homeowner Radio Show | March 28, 2020

In this episode, Danny and Joe weigh-in on vacating your home after adding spray insulation. They also deliver tips for repairing a squeaky floor and keeping your porch cool in the summertime. Finally, they discuss pros and cons of adding pine straw to gardening beds, and, as always, deliver helpful Simple Solutions and the latest Best New Product.
Composite deck with chairs in winter

How to Protect Composite Decking from Winter Damage

Follow these tips to make sure your composite deck survives a winter snowstorm.
Screen porch, after installation

How to Turn a Deck into a Screened Porch

Turning a deck into a screened-in porch isn't difficult, and you get to enjoy the outdoors without the bugs.
Outdoor aluminum dining set with umbrella

6 Outdoor Furniture Options and How to Care for Them

Wondering what's the best type of outdoor furniture for your home? Here are six popular choices and how to care for them.
Screened-in porch

Converting a Deck into a Screened-In Porch

A single mom gets a deck renovation, complete with a screened-in porch. Watch the transformation on this episode of Today's Homeowner.
Joe and Audra Essig's patio, after the makeover

Transforming a Worn-Out Patio with Recycled Materials

We're making over homeowners Joe and Audra's patio with recycled materials. This project is both budget-friendly and eco-friendly!
Joe and Audra Essig's patio, after the makeover

Recycled Patio Renovation on a Budget

An aging patio transforms into a backyard paradise — for less than $800.
Split screen showing the before and after shots of screening in a back porch

How to Screen In a Porch

Screening in a porch lets you enjoy the Great Outdoors without the bugs. Here's how to do it.