Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Azaleas blooming in a garden

How to Plant Container Azaleas and Other Shrubs

Go ahead and buy those containers of azaleas. This makes planting them easy.
pile of tools not organized

How to Use a Gutter Downspout for More Workshop Storage

See how to keep wooden dowels, pipe, and small moldings neatly organized and ready for use in your shop by mounting a piece of vinyl downspout to the wall.
Split screen image of a rusted wrench on the left and a jar of molasses on the right

How to Clean Rust Without Toxic Chemicals

To remove rust from tools and have them looking like new without using caustic chemicals, soak them in a mixture of molasses and water for several days. Watch this video to find out how.
Joe Truini removes a nail from lumber with a hammer and a pair of locking pliers

3 Ways to Remove Virtually ANY Nail!

Nails occasionally get stuck — here are three ways to remove them.
Pavestone paver columns and patio in Tennessee

Building Patio Columns with Pavestone Pavers (Timelapse)

Pavers? Check. Construction adhesive? Check. Yep — building patio columns couldn't be easier!
Architect draws kitchen upgrade plans

How to Size — and Visualize — a Kitchen Island

Modifying a cardboard box makes planning a kitchen island easy.

How to Spray Paint Screws, Latches, Braces and Brackets

Need to spray paint hooks, fasteners and hardware? Here's the simple way to do it — you just need a piece of wire and some cardboard.
Woman pressure washes a home's wood siding as another woman holds the ladder that she is standing on.

Tips for (Safely) Cleaning Your Home with a Pressure Washer

Pressure washers can clean driveways, sidewalks, patios, decks, siding and fencing, but you need to know how to use them properly. Here are some pointers.

5 Steps to Spot-Clean Carpet

Watch this video for an easy way to spot clean a small area of carpet in your home in minutes using common household products, rather than potentially hazardous chemical cleaners or carpet cleaning machines.