Kids’ Room Design: Take Cues from Their Interests, Activities


Decorating a child’s bedroom is a chance to let your imagination run wild – something you don’t always get with home design. With just a small amount of time and money, you can create a space that feels special and reflects your child’s uniqueness.

Patio Design and Installation Tips, Cottage Style Painting Techniques, What to Look for in an AC Checkup and more


Looking for a space to relax, entertain or cook?  A patio fits the bill.  Get advice on designing and installing one for a very do-able DIY project. Leslie has great ideas for painting techniques to achieve a cottage style look in any room.  And find out about your AC, including how to tell if Freon is leaking and what to look for when you give it the first check up of the year.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, wells, mold removal, composite decking, roofing, concrete driveway repair, insulating an attic, gutter guards, light bulbs, damp basements and flooring.

Choosing the Best Snow Blower, How to Save on Hot Water Bills , and Creating a Space at Home for your Hobby – or Resolution


Shopping a snow blower has nothing to do with your snow type, and everything to do with the surface you’ll be clearing.  Get the details.  Learn how spending as little as $30 can save you hundreds over the life of your hot water heater.  And for all the time, energy and money you invest in it, make sure your house is feeding your passions!  We’ve got tips on creating a unique space for your unique interests.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, decorating a bathroom, countertop gaps, furnace filters, mold removal, home maintenance, metal roofs, toilet repair, insulation options.

How to Prevent Pipes From Freezing, Wallpaper Removal Tips, and the Easiest Way to Remove Holiday Decorations – While Also Finding Savings For Next Year


Countless homeowners will deal with frozen pipes this winter – a costly and stressful hassle.  Get tips for making sure you’re not one of them.  Learn how to save time removing dated designs with wallpaper removal tips.  And don’t let undecorating get you down.  We’ve got tips for making the necessary evil much easier. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, insulation, laminate flooring, wiring, wood stove venting, tankless HWH, caulk removal, humidifiers, mold on drywall.

Room Makeover Tips: 6 Steps to DIY Decor Success

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Decor projects are some of the easiest and cheapest, yet most high-impact improvements you can make to your home’s interiors. Learn which projects you can DIY, and which ones you should leave to the pros.

Planning a Room Makeover


Find out how to select a starting point — be it a color, fabric, or piece of furniture – and plan your room makeover around it. Get tips on choosing finishes and materials that are low-maintenance and better for your health and the environment.

Insulation Tips to Help Cut Heating and Cooling Costs, How to Make Use of Empty Nest Space, Fall Chores to do Now and more


Learn how to add insulation to help cut down on heating and cooling costs.  Got an empty nest? Don’t let unused rooms go to waste.  Find out how to use that space in the best ways possible.  Plus get advice on fall chores to do now to avoid winter damage later.  And get answers to your home improvement questions about, refurbishing cabinets, cracked driveways, heat pumps, electrical lighting, tub repairs, flooring options, ceiling tile, heating options, screen repair.

Creating a Homework Station, Alternatives to Traditional Grass, and Avoiding Break-ins


Is homework time a constant battle of wills?  Learn how a few design changes can add up to productivity – and even fun.  If a lush, green yard is out of reach, consider one of several ground covers alternatives that are easier to maintain – and add a unique touch.  And nearly a quarter of all residential burglaries happen through a first floor window.  Learn how to keep your windows protected from break-ins.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, water temperature, paneling, garage floor cleaning, removing home odors, eliminating mice, caulking windows, flooring options, repairing sliding doors.

Get Home Security Without A Long-Term Alarm Contract, How To Design And Install A Kitchen Backsplash, And Protecting Your Yard Against Pet Damage


Stop leaving your home security to chance: There’s finally a home security system with no contract, and no tricky electrical work! Get the details on the affordable wireless system you’ll have up and running in 30 minutes or less.  Learn the DIY approach to designing and installing a kitchen backsplash.  And discover how dogs and yards can co-exist peacefully in a few easy landscaping steps.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, stove repair, squeaky floors, kitchen renovation, clogged toilets and drains, painting steps, block walls, ceilings, kitchen cabinets.