Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Rolling paint on a ceramic tile wall.

How to Paint Over Ceramic Tile in a Bathroom

While you can paint ceramic tile, preparation is key to making it stick. Read on to find out more.
running toilet

How to Stop a Constantly Running Toilet

Homeowners with older houses often ask how they can stop a constantly running toilet. There are a couple of simple causes with equally simple fixes.

How to Properly Vent a Bathroom Exhaust Fan in an Attic

Venting a bathroom exhaust fan into your attic is never a good idea — here are three better options.
Misting a bead of silicone caulking with denatured alcohol to make it easy to spread.

Tip for Smoothing Silicone Caulk

Silicone caulk has great adhesion and flexibility, but it can be hard to spread out evenly. Watch this video to see how to use denatured alcohol to spread silicone caulking easily.
Plastic, melamine-coated cabinets in a modern kitchen with a smooth cooktop.

How to Repair and Paint Melamine Cabinets

Melamine cabinets, which are made of plastic, are popular for their look and price — then they start to peel. Here's how to make them look new again!
Bathroom exhaust vent fan with light.

Bathroom Fan CFM Calculator

Upgrading your bathroom vent fan but don't know what size you need? Tired of sweating walls? Use our online vent fan cubic feet per minute (CFM) calculator to find out how many cubic feet per minute your fan needs to be! Don't let moisture ruin your beautiful new bathroom. Calculate how big your fan should be and keep your bathroom from sweating.
Closeup, overhead view of a toilet, mid-flush, as cash goes down the drain

How to Fix a Running Toilet

Wondering how to fix a running toilet? Watch this video to learn the two best methods: replacing the flapper valve or adjusting the water level in the tank.
Scoring ceramic tile with a glass cutter to cut the tile to size.

How to Cut Ceramic Tile with a Glass Cutter

Find out how to cut ceramic tile by hand using a glass cutter, square, and wire clothes hanger. Watch this video to find out more.
Applying waterproofing sealer to cement backer board before tiling.

Tile Tub or Shower Surround Wall Preparation

Find out how to prepare the walls of a bathtub or shower surround for tile to make sure they are waterproof. Watch this video to find out more.