How To Replace An Outlet


Whether cracked, dirty, or clogged with paint, all outlets eventually need to be replaced. Believe it or not, installing a new outlet is an easy, inexpensive job anyone can do in about 15 minutes. Here’s what you’ll need for this quick project: TOOLS & MATERIALS Non-Contact Voltage Tester Flat-Head Screwdriver Phillips-Head Screwdriver Wire Stripper Needle-Nose Read the full article…

How to Replace a Light Fixture

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How to Replace a Light Fixture A new light fixture can give a fresh look and feel to any room in the house, and you don’t need to be an electrician to install one. In this project, which is suitable for DIYers of all skill levels, we’ll walk you through the steps necessary to install Read the full article…

Smart Home Technology Shrinks Bills, Grows Peace of Mind

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The concept of a Smart Home is increasingly popular, and it’s a big part of the next generation of home improvement. We’re starting to see more connected products with features that save time and money by making homes work smarter. Two things that are top of mind for many homeowners and even renters: conserving water and energy; and home security.

Energy Saving Tips for Renters, Lighting for Improved Sleep and Home Improvement Projects for Kids


Just because you live in a rental doesn’t mean you can’t cut energy costs too.  Tom and Leslie have tips on low cost low-cost solutions for apartment dwellers.  Plus, new research about how the type and color of light can impact your mood and your rest, and how one manufacturer is making adjusting that light color possible via an app.  And get tips on home improvement projects for kids the whole family can get behind.  Plus answers to your calls about, damp crawlspaces, cleaning mold, leaky ceiling, squeaky floors, walkway repair.

Easy Vacuum Repairs, High Tech Lighting that Improves Sleep and Avoiding Accidental Poisonings


Usually when you say an appliance sucks, it’s a bad thing.  With a vacuum – it’s quite the opposite!  If yours isn’t doing the job it should, we’ve got easy troubleshooting tips to help improve its performance.  Plus,if you’ve ever had trouble sleeping at night, the problem might actually be bedroom lighting interrupting your body’s circadian rhythm.  Find out about new light technology that’s designed to fix that and more.Get tipsto keep toxic items safe and out of reach of kids, plus answers to your questions about, stain options, drafty doors, ridge vents, cleaning mold, enclose an outdoor porch , pool maintenance, cracked shower floor, soundproofing, paint, exhaust fans.

No Cost to Low Cost ways to Keep Cool, Saving Heat Damaged Lawns and Tips to Stop Mold from Growing in Your Home


Now that summer is at its hottest, are you scraping for every possible way you can to keep cool and comfortable? Tom & Leslie share a few low-cost to no-cost tips that can do just that. Plus, with the water shortages and generally blistering heat across the nation, get advice on how to avoid having your yard turn into a dead, dry wasteland. Find out the one item that might be inviting toxic mold to grow in your home, and get answers to your questions about choosing lightbulbs, mold on wallpaper, replacing drywall, universal design ideas, grubs in lawn, insulation options, cleaning siding, shade options and toilet repair. 

Stop Deer From Damaging Your Landscape, How to Install Motion Detector Lights and Tips for Picking the Best Grill


 If your yard’s become an all-you-can-eat buffet for deer and wildlife, Tom & Leslie have some humane ideas for stopping all the chomping.  Plus motion detector lights are easy to install, very affordable and can improve your home’s security, we’ll tell you how to get that project done.  And if you’d like to step up to a new BBQ, we’ve got tips on what to look for to help you get the most bang for your buck. Also get the answer to your question about, beetles, painting trim and doors, roof leaks, repointing bricks, split ductless AC units, backyard drainage, solar power options.