Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Danny Lipford with SimpleMat tile setting mat and Fusion Pro grout

Tips on When to Do It Yourself or Hire a Pro

A common dilemma homeowners face is determining whether a project is something they can do themselves or whether they should leave it up to the pros. Here are three home improvement projects and our recommendation on what is and isn't DIY territory.
Chelsea laying penny tile in her new hallway bathroom

Penny Tiles Add Retro Flair, Style to Any Room

If you're planning a tile project, you may want to consider using penny tiles! Log on to Today's Homeowner to learn how penny tiles work with any project!
Raking leaves onto a tarp with wooden dowels

How to Rake Leaves and Get Rid of Them in Record Time

You no longer have to dread raking leaves. Watch this video to learn how to rake leaves faster than ever! With Joe Truini of Today's Homeowner.
Danny Lipford applying painter's tape to wall

How to Paint a Frame Border on a Wall Using Painter’s Tape

To create a decorative frame border design on a wall, apply an outline of painter's tape to the wall, then paint around the tape and remove it while still wet. Watch this video to see how it’s done.
Beadboard wainscoting installed in dining room

Dining Room Wainscoting: Add Charm with Planks

Check out this dining room's wainscoting I installed with beadboard planks from Armstrong Ceilings, and watch the full how-to video!
Chelsea Lipford Wolf cutting for window cut

Fall Fix-Up Tips

As the season changes from the warm days of summer to the chilly days of fall, it's the perfect time to prep your home for the cold months ahead, including sealing and insulating your home and making your kitchen ready for holiday guests.
“Today’s Homeowner” host Danny Lipford builds a wooden deck

How to Build Deck Footings for a Firm Foundation

Building a deck starts with a sturdy foundation. The foundation needs to be able to easily support the weight of the deck materials plus the live load of those using it. Here are the steps I take when constructing the foundation for a deck.
Red metal roof on brick home, as seen on an overcast day

How Metal Roofs Protect Against Extreme Weather

How to better protect your family by choosing a metal roof.