Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Cafe lights, seen over a patio umbrella near a home with vinyl siding

How to Create Paver Columns for Outdoor Lighting

These paver columns are an attractive gateway to your patio, and each column supports a metal post for mounting outdoor lighting such as cafe lights.
Danny Lipford using joint compound to repair cracks in yellow wall.

How to Repair Cracks and Dents in Drywall

You can fix cracks and other flaws in drywall using joint compound and drywall tape. Watch this video to find out more.
Painter priming kitchen cabinets.

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinet Boxes

Watch this video to find out the steps needed to prepare, prime, and paint existing kitchen cabinets so they look good and the paint adheres properly.
Using a hydraulic jack to lift a porch beam to replace a rotten column.

How to Remove and Replace a Wood Porch Column

Watch this video to find out how to jack up, remove, and replace a rotten wood porch column with a new pressure treated one.

How to Find a Reliable Contractor for Your Home

Learn how to find a reputable, reliable contractor for your home addition or other projects from home improvement expert Danny Lipford.
Beautiful modern kitchen with subway tile backsplash

Kitchen Backsplash Made Easy: Why You Need SimpleMat

Want to install a backsplash? Follow Chelsea Lipford Wolf's how-to guide for this project, which is easier than ever to tackle with SimpleMat.

How to Clean Baseboards in 2 Easy Steps

Baseboards can take a beating. Here's how to clean them with household materials. Watch the video.
Smoke detector

3 Smoke Detectors and How They Work

Not all smoke detectors are created equal. Here's how each type works, and installation tips.
DIY hand sander made of PVC pipe and sandpaper

How to Easily Sand Flat and Curved Edges

Need to sand by hand? Try these sanding hacks to conveniently prep flat and curved surfaces — no special tools required.