Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Mini greenhouse in Joe Truini's backyard

How to Make a Mini Greenhouse from a Soda Bottle

Creating a mini greenhouse is the perfect way to balance spring planting with Mother Nature's harsh temperatures. Watch this video to learn how to make one!
Beautiful modern bathroom with painted walls and new toilet and porcelain tile floors

Making a Small, Outdated Bathroom Look Fabulous

When you have a master bathroom that’s anything but, and you’re working with a limited budget, it’s time for a small bathroom remodel.

Creating a Cozy Living Room with a Fireplace and Accent Wall

We're filling a 1958 ranch-style home's blank dining and living spaces with an accent wall and a whitewashed fireplace to add character and coziness!
Carriage bolt securing shed door

How to Make Your Shed Burglar Proof

Here's how to secure your shed and make it burglar-resistant.
Joe Truini siphons standing water from a bathroom sink with a water toy

How to Remove Standing Water From a Clogged Sink

Need to remove standing water from a clogged sink — and lack a wet-dry vac? This toy doubles as a siphon pump, and you can buy one at the dollar store!

Homeowner’s Guide to Glue

Trying to find the right glue at your local home improvement store these days can be a bit overwhelming, since there are so many to choose from. Read on for a breakdown of the different types of glue that are available to help you get it right.
Shiplap wall in house's entryway

The Easy Way to Install a Shiplap Wall

Want to give a room some instant texture and character? Just install shiplap on the walls — here's how to do it!
Joe and Audra Essig's patio, after the makeover

Recycled Patio Renovation on a Budget

An aging patio transforms into a backyard paradise — for less than $800.
Shoe rack for mudroom or garage

How to Make a Shoe Rack for Your Garage or Mudroom

Build this DIY shoe rack and tracking mud indoors will become a thing of the past.