Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Plastic, melamine-coated cabinets in a modern kitchen with a smooth cooktop.

How to Repair and Paint Melamine Cabinets

Melamine cabinets, which are made of plastic, are popular for their look and price — then they start to peel. Here's how to make them look new again!
Danny and helper installing range hood.

How to Replace a Range Hood in Your Kitchen

Replacing an old range hood with a sleek new model is a fairly easy DIY project that can improve the look and functionality of your kitchen.
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!
Using drill to power drive a screw hook.

How to Install Screw Hooks Fast

Screw hooks are great for hanging up tools and other items in your workshop or garage. Watch this video for a fast and easy way to power drive screw hooks into a wall stud or ceiling joist using a drill.
Outdoor faucet, seen close up, in grayscale.

How to Stop an Outdoor Faucet from Dripping

Watch this video for tips on how to stop an outdoor faucet or hose bibb from dripping.
screened-in porch

How to Screen In an Existing Porch

Enclosing an existing covered porch with screen simply requires you to build a stud wall or walls along the open sides to create surfaces for attaching the screen. Here are step-by-step instructions.
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.
“Today’s Homeowner” host Danny Lipford installs a rain diverter

How to Install a Rain Diverter

Gutters are a common way to handle rain running off a roof, but if your house doesn’t have gutters, you can still keep rainwater away from doors by installing a rain diverter. Watch this video to see how.