Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Mid-century modern light fixture with a ceiling medallion

How to Install a Ceiling Medallion

Ceiling medallions are great for camouflaging drywall flaws around a light fixture. Learn how you can install one yourself.
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.
Illustration of a toilet with a see-through tank and a red Fluidmaster flapper

How to Test for Toilet Tank and Bowl Leaks

Leaks from a toilet tank or bowl can waste thousands of gallons of water if left unrepaired. Watch this video to learn if your toilet is leaking.

How to Replace a Toilet Flapper Valve

Have a constantly running commode? The toilet flapper valve can crack and warp, which causes water to leak. Watch this video for the easy fix.
Air conditioner condenser units

Why You Need Fresh Air Inside Your Home — And AC Won’t Provide It

You may not know this, but while your heating and cooling system is capable of removing dust, it can't get rid of smoke, pollutants or VOCs.
Danny Lipford talks about fireplace safety on The Weather Channel

Stay Warm and Safe With These 4 Fireplace Maintenance Tips

When temperatures dip, you’re tempted to throw logs in the fireplace. But before that happens, you should understand these basics of fireplace maintenance.
Beautiful white kitchen sink cabinet, seen from the exterior, with modern pulls and wooden floor

How to Protect a Kitchen Sink Cabinet from Water Damage

Your kitchen sink cabinet shouldn't get wet, but it does. Watch this video to see how easy — and inexpensive! — it is to prevent water damage on the floor.
Dated wood paneling in a bedroom with unsightly carpeting

How to Fill Grooves Before Painting Wood Paneling

Wood paneling was popular in the 1970s; the trend has returned, but some folks want flat, timeless walls. Here's how to prep walls before painting paneling.
Man cuts pvc pipes with red pvc cutters

The Best Methods for Cutting and Gluing PVC Pipe

PVC pipe is inexpensive, durable, versatile and easy to use for home improvement projects. Here are the best methods for cutting and gluing PVC pipe.