Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Completed picnic table drink trough full of drinks.

How to Make a Drink Trough for a Picnic Table

Here's a lifehack for your picnic table: modify it to cool and serve drinks!
Beautiful modern kitchen with subway tile backsplash

Kitchen Backsplash Made Easy: Why You Need SimpleMat

Want to install a backsplash? Follow Chelsea Lipford Wolf's how-to guide for this project, which is easier than ever to tackle with SimpleMat.
Garage door dumbwaiter being used to carry groceries upstairs.

DIY Dumbwaiter

Watch this video to find out how a simple DIY dumbwaiter made from a garage door opener can be used to carry groceries up and recycling down in a house with a garage located below the kitchen.
Finished built-in bench corner seat on deck

How to Add Built-in Seating to a Deck

Decks are great for outdoor entertaining, but you need to have plenty of seating in place first. To make this deck more party friendly, we added built-in corner bench made from treated lumber. Watch this video to see how it's done.

How to Install Closet Shelving

Watch this video to find out how to add additional wood shelving to a closet.
Laying tile in thin-set adhesive on cement backer board

How to Lay Tile Over an Existing Vinyl Floor

Find out how to tile over vinyl flooring on a plywood subfloor by installing cement backer board directly on top of the vinyl followed by ceramic tile.
New above ground deck and patio of family home

How to Build Wooden Deck Stairs

Watch this video for tips and useful information on how to build steps and stairs for your deck from pressure treated wood.
Danny Lipford putting the finishing touches on wood window casing around window.

How to Dress Up a Drywall Window Return with Wood Casing

Watch this video to find out how to dress up drywall window returns by installing stock wood window casing molding around the opening.
Beautiful Dyna-Glo gas grill with Pavestone grill surround

Built-In Grill: How to Make a Paver Surround

A built-in barbecue grill transforms an outdoor space from ordinary to luxurious. Watch this video to learn how to build an inexpensive grill surround.