Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

5 Tips to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Running Right

These five simple tips will help extend the life of your garbage disposal and prevent clogs and jams.
Stainless steel kitchen range hood.

How to Vent a Range Hood Through the Roof

John asks, "I have a range that is located against an outside brick wall in a one-story kitchen with a flat roof. Can I vent the hood straight up through roof?"

You can vent a range hood through the roof using a 6” single wall pipe. There is proper flashing for flat roofs and a roof cap that has screen around it to keep insects out.
Dishwasher in kitchen.

How to Replace a Dishwasher

Replacing the dishwasher in your kitchen isn’t that difficult a DIY project, though it does require a bit of basic plumbing and wiring. Watch this video to find out how to go about it.
Water running over a garbage disposal

How to Clean the Garbage Disposal in Your Kitchen

Want to find out how to safely and easily clean out your garbage disposal using only household ingredients and hot water? Watch this video to find out more.
Using homemade vacuum attachment to clean under a refrigerator.

Tip for Cleaning Under the Refrigerator

People are usually pretty diligent about cleaning the inside of the refrigerator, but cleaning the outside is important as well, especially underneath where the cooling coils are located. Here's a tip for cleaning this hard-to-reach area.
Stainless steel range hood over stove with painted cabinets.

Kitchen Range Hood or Over the Range Microwave for Venting

Find out the advantages of a range hood compared to an over the range microwave for venting smoke and cooking odors from your kitchen. Watch this video to find out more.
Dishwasher installed

How to Install a Dishwasher

Whether you’re putting in all new appliances or simply replacing a worn-out machine, installing a dishwasher yourself is a DIY project that’s not that difficult, if you have basic plumbing and wiring skills, and can save you a hefty installation fee. Read on to find out how.
Installing range hood

Installing Tile Backsplash and Range Hood in Kuppersmith Project House

In the kitchen of the Kuppersmith Project house, a glass tile backsplash was applied to the wall behind the stove and a contemporary styled range hood installed over the stove. Watch this video to find out more.
Dishes and flatware waiting to be washed in a dishwasher

3 Ways to Save Water and Energy with Your Dishwasher

Want to stretch your dollar while washing dishes? Save water, energy and money with these dishwashing tips!