Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Cutting a door hinge mortise with a chisel.

How to Cut Mortises for Door Hinges with a Chisel

A door's hinge mortises are often cut by machine with a router and straight bit, but you can cut mortises by hand using a hammer and chisel. Here's how to do it!
Oven door, partially open, in a modern home

How to Clean Inside the Glass on an Oven Door

Here's how to clean between the glass panes on an oven door without having to take the door apart.
Gloved hand holding a scrub brush cleans filthy dirty ceramic tile floors

The Secret to Cleaning Grout Lines on Tile Floors

Find out how to clean grout lines on tile floors using common household cleaners such as baking soda, vinegar, and oxygen bleach. Watch this video to find out more.

How to Run Wires in Existing Walls and Floors

Need a new phone jack in your bedroom or installing speakers for your home theater system? While you could simply string the wires along the floor, it’s best to snake the wires inside walls or under floors. With careful planning, a few special tools, and the right techniques, it can be easier than you may think. Read on to find out how.
Toggle bolts, molly bolts, and wall anchors.

How to Hang Anything on Anything

Walk down the hardware aisle of any home center, and you’ll find an overpowering array of wall anchors and picture hangers. While it’s easy enough to drive a nail or screw into a stud, you may not know how to secure items to the wall between studs or in hard surfaces like brick or concrete. Read on to find out about using wall anchors and picture hangers in your home.
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.

How to Stop a Closed Door from Rattling

Follow Joe's advice to stop a door from rattling when it’s closed.

How to Clean and Oil Your Butcher Block

To protect a butcher block's wood and your health, it's important to keep butcher blocks sanitized and sealed. Here's how to do it.
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.