Is there one area of your home that seems hard to cool and even harder to heat? Tom & Leslie have advice on split ductless air conditioner technology that may be the solution. Plus, if you’ve noticed the borders around your lawn, driveway, walk or patio are looking a bit frazzled, there’s a new brick product out on the market that can make that look super sharp in no time. And with a season change just ahead, do you know the one thing that can help you cut energy costs more than anything else? It’s getting a home energy audit. Get advice on a no-cost DIY version that’s helped over 9 million homeowners, along with answers to your questions about, animal odors, anchoring furniture, adding a bathroom, drainage, painting a basement floor, staining a porch, removing tiles, eliminating pests.
Bathrooms might be the smallest rooms in the house, but they’re also one of the most dangerous, with nearly 235,000 people injured each year in bathroom accidents. Here's how to keep safety in mind when planning your next bath renovation
The summer storm season is well underway and while a good summer thunder-bumper can clean out the humidity and water your lawn, high winds and lightning can also potentially cause serious damage to your home. Tom and Leslie have tips on how to inspect your home for damage after a storm has passed. Roger Cook from This Old House stops by with tips on how to select the best tools for all your lawn and garden project, and learn 3 free ways to cut cooling costs in summer. Plus your calls about, smoke odors, cleaning cobwebs, peeling deck paint, septic systems, moles, clogged drains, sliding doors, asbestos removal, outdoor faucets, leaky HWH, basement bathrooms, chimney repair.
Want to incorporate a sleek, modern, clean look into your kitchen? Tom and Leslie have tips on how to achieve one of the hottest new design trends making its way to this side of the Atlantic from Europe. Plus find out how to breathe new life into some of the furniture you may already have with stain. Learn a quick way to test your air conditioning system to make sure it’s doing all it can to keep you cool and comfortable, and get answers to your calls about, bathroom renovation, metal roofing, hardware options, driveway repair, radiant floors, removing paneling, cleaning a concrete slab, roof drains, refinishing floors, planning a deck.
You can make a big style statement in the bathroom without a lot of time or cost.Learn how to createa calming retreat by appealing to all five senses in your design.
When it comes to painting bathroom tile, there are many schools of thought. Learn what the potential pitfalls are, and how to increase the odds that your paint job will last.
Find out why a soil test might clue you in to specific care guidelines for your lawn. Get ideas for gardening when you have very limited outdoor space. Discover why accidental poisoning is a high risk at home and learn what you can do to prevent it. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, cleaning grout, bathroom renovation, lighting options, tiling a floor, programmable thermostats, deck safety, repair a popcorn ceiling, chimney repair, drafty windows, gardens, kitchen renovation.
You’ve had your home inspection, and several issues have turned up. Now what? Learn how to navigate the negotiation process. Melting snow plus spring showers mean a wet yard. Get tips to manage yard drainage. Ready to open windows? Find out how to get your window screens ready by getting step-by-step instructions on the best way to clean them. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, installing a new bathroom, wet basements, air quality, water temperature, updating paneling, flooring options, drain odors, wall cracks, clean mold, hardwood flooring repair.
Does your bathroom need a new look? You don’t have to overhaul the entire space to freshen things up. Updating your bathroom’s faucet, accessories and hardware is an easy way to amp up the style factor.
Does your house have a voice of its own? Learn what’s causing those creaks, rattles, and pops, and how to silence them for good. Most termite infestations are diagnosed in the summer, but the bugs cause pricey damage year-round. Find out what to look for in cooler months. And learn which small, DIY updates can turn your master bedroom into a luxury master suite. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, household noises, septic systems, repairing laminate flooring, garage doors, gutter systems, updating thermostats, dryer venting, and radiant flooring.