Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Drain a Water Heater

Draining your water heater removes sediment from the tank that makes it work harder and cost more to use. And anybody can do it — just follow these instructions!
Danny Lipford installs wood deck post in concrete footing

How to Attach a Wood Post to Concrete

Attaching a wood post to a deck's concrete footing, a concrete walkway, patio or porch slab is easy. Here’s how to do it.
Over the range microwave went vent pipe concealed with cabinet-grade plywood.

How to Install a Microwave with External Venting

Does an over-the-range microwave need to be vented? Yes, if you want clean air after cooking! Here's how to install a microwave vent duct.

How to Clean Hardened Paintbrushes Naturally

Find out how to remove hardened paint from a paintbrush the natural way using vinegar. Watch this video to find out more.
Applying modified thin-set mortar to a tile floor.

How to Lay Tile Over a Tile Floor

Tile can be laid directly on top of an existing tile floor as long as the old floor is in good condition. Watch this video to find out how to go about laying tile over tile.
Tall wooden fence gate leading to a beautifully landscaped patio

How to Fix a Sagging Wooden Fence Gate

Wooden fence gates tend to sag over time due to exposure to the elements. Watch this video for an easy way to repair a sagging gate using an Anti-Sag Gate Kit.
Using selfadhesive fiberglass mesh tape to repair a ceiling crack.

How to Repair a Ceiling Crack

Cracks in ceilings are caused mostly by settling of the house and the expansion and contraction created during that settling. Watch this video to find out how to repair a crack in a ceiling.
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.
Outdoor TV cabinet, seen with the doors open as a football game plays on the screen

How to Build an Outdoor TV Cabinet

Boost outdoor entertainment opportunities and watch TV on the patio! Watch this video to learn how to build an outdoor TV cabinet.