Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Hole Storage

Sometimes a hole is more than a hole; it's a storage solution. For example, a 1x4 piece of wood mounted horizontally on the wall is perfect for screwdriver storage if it has well spaced, correctly sized holes drilled in it. The same concept works for nut drivers and chisels, but you'll want slightly larger holes.

Toilet Tank Gasket

A toilet tank lid that doesn't fit properly is dangerous if it falls off the tank, and the noise of china scraping china is truly annoying. Watch this video for an easy fix to solve the problem.

Home Automation

Technology has had an enormous effect on the way we live, and this is especially true around the home. In this episode we take a look at several systems designed to automate the home and make it more comfortable, more attractive, and more efficient.
Applying natural clay plaster to wall.

Alternative Wall Surfaces and Decorative Finishes

There are an almost endless list of alternatives for plain painted walls from faux finishes and chalkboard paint to textured walls and magnetic paint. Read on to find out more.
Flashing pulled away from chimney in need of repair.

Leak-Proof Flashing: Fixing Leaks Around Chimneys

Roof leaks around chimneys are often caused by problems with the flashing--the sheet metal that keeps the intersection between the chimney and roof watertight. Read on to find out how to properly install roof flashing around chimneys.
Faux marbleizing column.

Faux Textured Wall Surfaces and Finishes

Sometimes homeowners want more than just a plain, painted wall. Adding texture or a decorative finish to your walls is an excellent way to add interest and personality to a room. Read on to find out more.

Home Problems and Solutions

Whether you have an inefficient clothes dryer or are tired of waiting for hot water, we've got the answer. Watch this episode to find the solution to common home problems, including DIY recycling chutes and dumbwaiters.
Tile floor

How to Install Tile Over a Wood Subfloor

The use of a plywood subfloor topped by cement backer board has made tiling much easier today than when I started my remodeling career. But there are a few important considerations to take into account when tiling over a wood subfloor. Read on to find out more

Cutting Insulation

To cut insulation squarely and accurately use a utility knife with snap off blade extended all the way out. Watch this video to find out more.