Creating a beautifully designed room is all in the details. It’s the little thoughtful touches that truly create a memorable space. Those special moments that happen in the décor of a room don’t have to be budget busters. With a glue gun, all of your design dreams are possible; it is such an...

Autumn is truly my favorite time of year. Yes, of course the cooler temperatures and the beautiful foliage make it wonderful, but for me it is the official start of the holiday decorating season. Oh yes, you can cue up the “haul out the holly” music, but now is the beginning of the...

The bedroom should be the one place in your home where you can find peace and tranquility. A messy bedroom can quickly turn that relaxed feeling into stress. You should always keep your work out of the bedroom so this can truly be a place to rest. Having a well designed space can help you find...

Wet basements are a problem all across the United States, in every climate, and in every type of home.  The secret to keeping your basement dry is keeping the moisture down along your home’s foundation.  First of all, you want to make sure that your home has gutters. Then you need to make sure...

This week we officially welcome in autumn, the greatest time of year to tackle a host of home improvement projects in all areas of the country.  With cooler temperatures and low humidity, it is absolutely enjoyable to tackle projects out of doors. 

Painting and staining projects for both the...

Every home improver has a favorite go-to tool, one that’s reliable, handy and always there when you need it. For me, that tool has been a staple gun, because you can do so many things with it, from installing insulation to upholstering headboards. However, the whole system falls apart if you...

Summer is over and the fall season is soon to be here. I look at this time of year as the start of the busy season for family and home. It is also a time to begin new projects at work. The Money Pit is so thrilled to be partnering with the Arrow Fastener Company during this exciting time of year...

When your garbage disposal jams it often automatically shuts off, and may not restart when you flip the wall switch. Many homeowners don’t know there’s a reset button located on the bottom of the unit. It’s usually very small and often red or black. So get a flashlight and look under the unit....

It’s summer, so everybody is cooking and grilling and eating outdoors. When I grill, I always want so many different choices and flavors that I end up with a ton of leftovers. If you’re like me, you’ll want to make sure your refrigerator is running correctly so that leftover burger or rib is...

What can you add to your home to help make it seem more spacious, save you money and possibly help your health? A skylight! Skylights open rooms up to natural light, make small spaces seem larger and create energy efficient possibilities that may help lower your utility bills. Plus, it will take...

Need a new way to get and stay organized? A good place to start might be to get all that clutter off your desk and onto the wall where it’s easy to see and easily accessible. But there’s got to be a method to your madness. If you just start tacking everything up on the wall, then it’s a whole...

When it rains, it pours… and when it doesn’t, your lawn and garden can really suffer.  But here’s an idea for saving water for not-so-rainy days: consider using a rainwater collection system. A rainwater collection system is a great way to reduce costs associated with keeping your lawn and...

Are you remodeling your kitchen, or redecorating your bathroom?  We know you’re counting every dollar on this project.  The good news is, when you’re low on budget by high on design dreams, there is a sneaky trick to saving money on tile actually has great aesthetic impact. First, choose a...

OK, so you may not be able to walk around in your favorite shorts and flip-flops just yet, but you can feel the warmth of late spring by brightening up your home.

Spring color trends include bright colors like classic red, hot pink, apple green and orange.  Accessorize with brightly-colored...

As you start to tackle your spring project list, don’t forget to protect your eyes. 

Eye injuries send more than a million people to the ER each year, and 90% of the eye injuries people suffer at home are totally PREVENTABLE – often just by having the right safety gear.

People using lawn...

Spring is a great time of year to get back outside -- not only for you, but for your dog, too.  But if your dog is into digging, it can really pose a problem for your landscaping. 

Your first instinct might be to get angry with your dog, and no doubt a pet who un-does all the hard work you’ve...

Getting organized can actually be fun!  Here’s an idea for a do-it-yourself project that’s quick and easy.

First, visit your local paint or hardware store and buy yourself some magnetic paint.  That’s right, magnetic paint.  Never heard of it?  It’s just like ordinary paint, except its dried...

It took Americans a little while to get used to those funny-looking, curly light bulbs, but we’re finally realizing that CFLs are actually more cost-effective than traditional light bulbs.  In fact, most Americans support the law that will start phasing out incandescent bulbs next year. 

Sure,...

The country kitchen: it’s classic and comfy, but it can be practical too.  If you’re thinking of going country in your kitchen, here are some tips for keeping it real, and real convenient.

When choosing the materials for your country kitchen,  keep everything as natural as possible. Hardwood...

Have you been wondering why you get such inconsistent results for your oven-baked culinary masterpieces?  If your baked dishes don’t come out right every time, don’t blame the chef – blame the oven!  It’s possible that your oven’s built-in thermostat isn’t working as it should.  Here’s some...

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