Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Attaching base for programmable thermostat to green painted wall.

Installing a Programmable Thermostat

Replacing your existing thermostat with a programmable model, which automatically raises or lowers the temperature in your home when you’re away, can reduce your heating and cooling bills.
Cleaning grout lines with a scrub brush

Cleaning and Staining Grout in Tile Floors

Grout lines in tile floors may need cleaning over time with a bleach solution and scrub brush. If the grout still won’t come clean, you might want to consider applying a grout stain to make all the grout one uniform color. Watch this video to find out more.

Repairing Damaged Concrete

Watch this video to see how to repair a worn or damaged concrete driveway or patio by applying a thin, skim coat of concrete resurfacer over the entire surface using a squeegee.
Tall wooden fence gate leading to a beautifully landscaped patio

Repairing a Wooden Fence

The vertical fence boards on a wood fence are often secured with nails, which can work loose over time. Instead of driving the nails back in, replace them with corrosion resistant deck screws, which will stay put. Watch this video to find out more.

Choosing the Right Caulk for the Job

There are many types of caulk available for your home, including 100% silicone, latex, and siliconized latex. Watch this video to see what kind of caulking to use for interior trim, exterior siding, and around tubs and showers.

Installing Bifold Doors

Installing bifold doors on a closet or other opening is a fairly easy DIY project. Watch this video to find out how to go about installing bifold doors in your home.

Cutting Ceramic Tile

Cutting ceramic tile isn’t that difficult, if you have the right tool and know how to use it. Watch this video to see how to cut tile using either a manual tile cutter or motorized wet saw with diamond tipped blade.
Faux shiplap fireplace with mantel and candle on accent table

Fireplace Safety for Your Home

To make sure your fireplace operates safely and isn’t a fire hazard, it’s important to have the fireplace and chimney inspected annually and cleaned if needed by a certified professional chimney sweep.
Man preparing to mow lawn

How to Maintain a Lawn Mower

To keep your lawn mower running smoothly, it’s important to maintain it properly. Watch this video to learn what to do.