If you’d like to invest in home improvements that will allow you to recoup costs when you sell, look into the annual cost versus value report for ideas. Get the top ROI improvements from Tom and Leslie. Learn about new kitchen trends using mixed metals in finishes on fixtures and hardware. Get a jump start on spring cleaning with advice on cleaning the most overlooked area of your home. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, toilet clogs, sub flooring, water hammer, adding heating, pressure balance valves, foundation issues, ants, surge protectors.
There are two types of people in the world. The ones that love cleaning and find it therapeutic… and the ones that can’t stand cleaning and want to get it over with as quick as possible. Regardless of what category you fall under, the 8 cleaning hacks below are great to know and are extremely …
You can lay your own patio with moderate DIY skills. How to buy the best stainless steel sink for your kitchen. Planning a deck that will be low maintenance for its lifetime. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, fencing options, sealing a deck, cleaning cabinets, wood floors, roofing leaks, replacing windows, cleaning a fireplace surround, hardwood floor, staining, replacement, repair, removing trees, cleaning carpets, fixing porch cracks
Spring is in the air and soon you’ll be spending more time outside. If your deck is not looking so great, Tom and Leslie have some great tips to help get it ready for the warmer weather. Spring also means a cleaning frenzy for many of us and we’ve got a few ideas to make it a little less painful. And, if you’re planning a painting project, we’ve got tips on paint that is low VOC and easy to use. Plus answers to your calls about laminate floors, replacing an electic panel, removing odors, repairing ice dams, kitchen countertops, building a barbecue pit and fixing a noisy toilet.
Get tips to cut cooling costs all summer long, including how to take advantage of a program being run by utility companies all across America called “demand-response” that automatically lowers your cooling bill without you ever needing to touch a thermostat. Learn how to hunt down and eliminate musty damp odors. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about duct cleaning, hot tubs, replacing kitchen cabinets, building a home bar, installing radiant heat, dye for carpets, treating for termites and stopping water stains from forming on window sills.
iRobot's Roomba 980 cleans and entire level of a home and automtically icreases power where it's needed the most. James Baussmann from iRobot explains.
Get spring cleaning shortcuts to get it done faster. Find out how to make soggy yards disappear without the use of difficult to install French drains and find out how to determine if a home is truly green and energy efficient. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, repairing a concrete floor, basement cracks, drain odors, ventilation systems, roofing vents, settling foundation, carpet cleaning.
Make spring cleaning easier and more efficient with these quick tips. Learn which home improvements can be written off your taxes. Installing a dimmer switch to your lights is super easy and can add a lot of drama to a room. Plus, get answers to your home improvement questions about, paint colors, wiring, odor removal, redecorating, popcorn ceilings, shower floor repair, preparing for selling a home, refinishing cabinets, dryer hose repair, door repair, air ventilation.
Learn what you need to rent to get a super clean carpet. Learn changes that are in store for people who rent their home. How to easily fix patio furniture without a hammer and nails. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions such as, water temperature, replacing support posts, mold elimination, deck reinforcement, mold elimination, load bearing wall identification.
Get tips on making carpets last by removing the dirt and avoiding damage from steam cleaners. Tom and Leslie offer the best ways to clean outside your home as well, with a pressure washer. Learn how to create glamour in the bathroom with some unusual lighting. Find out why a chandelier isn’t just for your dining room anymore. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about window replacement, buying a home, laminate flooring, removing mirrors on a wall, fixing a stained ceiling, painting a foundation, solving a leaky crawlspace, correcting a sewer smell, removing carpet from a concrete patio, how to choose insulation, and deciding if a pre-fab addition is the best choice for a remodel.
Learn the secret to caring for your fresh Christmas tree to keep it green through New Year’s Day. Get recipes for all natural cleaning solutions you can make from pantry ingredients for just a few pennies per use. Home fires peak in December. Make sure you are using your holiday candles safely. Tom and Leslie have safety tips. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, cleaning roof mold, fixing structural cracks, smelly washing machine, wood floor installation, drywall repair, venting a bathroom, fence post repair, tile options.
Learn why a front door that lets in light with built in glass can enhance your front entryway, find out drip irrigation works to keep your lawn and garden lush even during summer water restrictions, get recipes for homemade child safe spring cleaning solutions with ingredients from your kitchen pantry. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, using copper piping, solar windows, installing a sauna, energy insulation, staining brick, humidifiers, flooring choices, basement mold.
Learn what you should do to prepare for a hurricane during the most active part of hurricane season, late summer and early fall. Find out why air powered tools like nail and staple guns are not just for pros any more. And discover why giving your carpets a good steam cleaning can prolong their life. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, air conditioning, fix door knob, repair shower floor, repair foundation cracks, roofing options, pricing interior painting, decking options, faucet replacement.
They’re easy on the eyes, but installation’s not always as simple. Get tips for mounting flat screen TVs in any space. Your frigid fingers will thank us: Learn to clear ice and snow from your car quicker, and more easily, than ever before. And discover how tinting your home windows can spare your floors – and wallet – from the sun’s damaging rays. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, driveway repair, crown molding, ceiling and wall cracks, restoring wood walls, insulation pellet stoves, shower valve repair.
Tips to green-up your lawn, share ideas to tackle Spring cleaning with no hassles and highlight wood-look tiles that are terrific for damp locations.
A recession means it’s time to get back to basics, like taking a StayCation instead of an expensive vacation! This hour Tom and Leslie talk deck safety tips to help make sure your decks is sturdy for the summer. Also learn how to storm-proof your backyard and how to safely clean up from a broken window. We’ll also learn about a new insect trap called the WHY trap which captures wasp, hornets and yellow jacket traps. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about painting a steel door, resurfacing a leaking flat roof, solving plumbing drain problems, cleaning gutters with mildew stains, replacing kitchen cabinets, cleaning cigarette smoke smell, insulating an attic and noisy plumbing pipes.
Learn how to make the right home improvements in a tough economy and avoid over improving your home. Find out the best way to clean window screens, discover Consumer Reports best washer and dryer recommendations. Plus, get answers to your home improvement questions about foundations, tubs, chimneys, fireplaces, toilets, damaged laminate, dirty carpets, cracked walls, and vibrating pipes.
Want to step up your kitchen but don't have the budget for a major makeover? Tom and Leslie deliver five kitchen updates you can do for under a 1,000 bucks, plus answers to your questions.
Do you know the three numbers you should dial before digging in your backyard? It could save your life. You can design your own deck that could rival one out of a magazine. Learn how to protect yourself and your assets when hiring a contractor. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions such as, floor sealers, paint preparation, roofing, granite countertop cleaning, foundations, non- toxic cleaners, plumbing issues, siding.
Discover how too much water can cause structural damage to your home, find out how to check for problems and determine next steps. Learn about eco-friendly flooring options like bamboo. Learn to tile a kitchen counter. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, replacing carpet, cleaning soot off walls, painting over paneling, humid crawl spaces, attic storage, repairing air conditioning, cleaning blood from carpets, cleaning gutters, mold, eliminating rodents.
With holiday travel on the horizon, now's a perfect time to step up outdoor security lighting. Tom & Leslie share a review on a super-bright light system that can run off batteries for a full year. Plus, get tips on how to build a weed-proof garden path.
Space heaters may be a solution for drafty rooms, but choosing the wrong one can be costly or dangerous. Tom & Leslie share low-cost solutions, plus answer your home improvement questions.
Learn open house do’s and don’ts that get offers rolling in. Discover how to keep your finances safe from weather-related damage. Get bathroom lighting tips that will flip the switch on a whole new look. Plus, get answers to your home improvement questions about, eliminating bugs, painting paneling, crumbling foundations, split A/C, grading backyards, repairing a driveway, play structures, countertops.
Is there spot in your yard where water seems to always collect? Tom and Leslie have tips on a DIY solution that’s simple to install. Plus, Get DIY window cleaning tips, including a recipe for a solution that cost just pennies to mix up. Scott Caron, the electrician on TV’s This Old House stops by with tips on how to safely run underground wires, plus get answers to your questions about, laminate flooring, fire pits, home odors, noisy plumbing, cleaning siding, deck sealers, cracked concrete, planning a garden, insulation options.