Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Today’s Homeowner Radio Podcast | January 21, 2023

Learn the secret to removing vinyl wallpaper and how to prevent internal frost on windows.

Privacy Fence Ideas: Create a Secluded Space Outdoors

Whether you have a small yard or too-close neighbors, you may be thinking about installing a privacy fence. Here's what you need to know before you do anything.
Gate kit

How to Build a Sag-Free Gate With a Gate Kit

With Homax EasyGate No-Sag Gate kit you can easily fix or build a sag-free gate, while adding style to your outside décor.
Installing landscape timber under gate

How to Keep Dogs from Digging Under a Fence Gate

Some dogs love to escape when confined to a fenced yard, and the easiest way out is often by digging under the gate. Watch this video to see how to prevent your dog from digging under a gate.
Recycled PVC Pipe Fence

How to Make a Fence from Recycled Plastic PVC Pipe

Check out this idea submitted by one of our visitors for a great way to reuse leftover scraps of PVC pipe by turning them into a fence! Read on to find out how it was done.
cutting fence panels

How to Cut Wooden Fence Panels to Length

When installing preassembled fence panels, you may need to trim the length of some of the panels to fit the allotted space. Watch this video to find out how to cut a fence panel to length.
sagging fence gate

How to Reinforce a Fence Gate to Keep It from Sagging

A section of preassembled fencing can be used as a gate as long as extra reinforcement is used. Watch this video to find out how to reinforce a gate to keep it from sagging.
Racked fence with individual pickets following the slope.

How to Stain a Wooden Fence in Your Yard

Stain is a better choice than paint for a wood fence, since it penetrates into the wood, doesn’t peel, and lasts longer. Paint basically coats the wood and requires regular maintenance.
Chain link fence.

Chain Link Fence Tip

Carl Jauernig of Wausau, Wisconsin, sent us this solution for keeping the grass growing under a chain link fence at bay. Read on to find out more.