Solar panels and windmills do wonders for monthly energy bills, but up-front installation costs make them non-options for most homeowners. Find out where to look for rebates to offset costs, and discover easier ways to reduce monthly costs using existing energy.
Repairing a cement porch is an inexpensive DIY project.. Get a step-by-step guide to correctly mixing and applying concrete to your outdoor space.
Find out which types of wood flooring can withstand basement moisture, and which to avoid.
You can take the edge off window drafts without replacing windows. Find out what options exist, and what to consider beforehand to ensure safety.
Find out how protecting your shingles can affect its color as it ages – including how copper can keep mildew and algae from taking root in any location.
When you’ve run out of room, look up to these storage options for adding floors to attics without hurting the great work done by all that insulation!
Find out whether a clogged shower drain should be shrugged off by prospective homebuyers, or could be a sign of bigger mechanical problems.
Learn which garage door surfaces can be repainted to undo effects of sun damage and oxidation. Also, pick up tips on priming the doors and applying a topcoat.
Learn to avoid costly mistakes when repairing foundation cracks and how to make sure your repair will preserve the value of your home. Find out what professional is most qualified to lend a hand.
Learn which variables to consider when deciding how many panes to shop for in new windows. Also, other efficiency standards to keep in mind when replacing windows – including which windows to buy and install first.
Learn how to deduce whether cracked flooring tile is the result of problems with the grout, or the underlayment. Plus, get advice for dealing with the floor's installer after a botched installation.
A leaking popcorn ceiling spells trouble if you plan to keep it! Learn which products work best for patching a flaking popcorn ceiling, and tips for applying and blending it in.
Old homes often have sagging floors – learn whether its possible to level sagging floors and where to start.
Learn which saws work – and which don't – for installing baseboard molding. Also, tips for creating the perfect miter cut.
Learn about the most effective products on the market for softening adhesive.
Solving window condensation depends on the type of window. Find out how to navigate condenation on thermal-pane as well as double- and triple-paned windows, as well as what's causing the problem.
Adding asphalt shingles to a metal roof can decrease its durability, but is the best solution to noise from rain. Learn what steps to take beforehand and which hardware to use for this project.
Oil heat can be pricey and inefficient – but if gas isn't available, it might be your only option. Learn what options exist for adding efficiency to your heating system, including whether pellet stoves are a realistic option for a standard-sized house. Plus, get tips on adding separate heating zones in your home.
Water that's hotter than expected isn't just annoying – it can be dangerous. Learn how to check – and control – your water heater's temperature, and never feel a scalding or freezing cold blast again with a product that keeps water temperature in check.
Find out whether laminate can withstand nail polish remover, or if another method is needed to get spilled nail polish up off the floor.
Get insights on what might be causing a patch of roofing to remain mysteriously too warm for snow to accumulate.
Get the pros and cons of enginnered hardwood, including tips on installing it. Plus, learn about a new type of radiant floor heat designed for engineered hardwood and laminate.
When paint peels, it’s often a sign of delamination – and a sign that you need to start from scratch. Find out what steps to take to restore a peeling wall or ceiling and repaint it to perfection.
Deteriorating concrete floor? Learn why patching compound – and not more concrete – is the best fix for crumbling or flaking concrete floors. Plus, tips on painting concrete floors and preventing leaks in basements.