Step By Step
How to Secure Furniture to the Wall
Use safety brackets to secure heavy furniture to the wall and prevent accidental injury to children.
How to Replace a Lockset and Door Knob
It’s easy to replace an old, scratched door handle and lockset with a new model that is sized and handed to match your current lockset.
How to Install Utility Shelves
Attaching heavy-duty industrial shelves to concrete or cinder block walls requires special tools and fasteners.
How to Replace a Toilet
Replacing a toilet is an easy job that requires basic tools and skills and can usually be accomplished in under an hour.
How to Replace a Kitchen Faucet
Replace an existing single-handle faucet with a new model that matches your sink configuration.
How to Install a Below-Counter Water Filtration System
With a little planning and a handful of common tools, a system can be installed and working in no time.
How to Replace a Toilet Flush Valve
Replacing the flush valve is an easy, efficient way to stop leaking and save thousands of gallons of water per year.
How to Replace Old Washer Hoses
Replace old washing machine hoses with stainless-steel ones to protect against leaks and deterioration.
How to Hang a Curio Shelf
There are a number of ways to secure a curio shelf to a wall. Installation methods may vary but should not affect the degree of difficulty.
How to Clear a Blocked Sink Drain
Clearing a blocked sink drain requires only few basic tools and a little elbow grease.
How to Repair a Dripping Outdoor Faucet
Outdoor faucets can develop leaks over time. Repairing or replacing the faulty parts will require a few standard tools.
How to Hang a Picture
Hanging a picture is an easy do-it-yourself project with a couple hanging options.
How to Repair a Dent in a Textured Wall Corner
Repairing a dent or damaged corner in a textured wall is easy with a texture patch kit.
How to Hang Drywall
Finished walls begin with drywall that is level and smooth. Simple tricks will help you hang drywall like a pro.
How to Tape and Finish Drywall Seams
Smooth, taped seams give walls a finished look. Whether you use paper or adhesive tape for your walls, the taping and finishing methods are the same.
How to Apply Joint Compound to Drywall Corners
A professional drywall finish has smooth seams and corners. A few tricks will help you to finish your drywall corners like a pro.
How to Drive and Finish Drywall Screws
Properly driving and finishing the screws that hold drywall in place gives a smooth look to new walls.
How to Repair Chipped Corners in Drywall
Chipped and damaged wall edges are ugly but easy to repair with a little joint compound and a smooth, sanded finish.
How to Repair Cracks in Drywall
Settling cracks can be easily repaired and sanded for a smooth finish.
How to Patch a Textured Wall
Repair a textured wall using a texture patch repair kit and some simple tricks to blend it into the existing finish.
How to Hang a Wood Door
Installing a solid wood door enhances the look of your home and helps with soundproofing.
How to Install a New Lockset
A new wood door will require a new lockset. Simple tools and accurate measurements make installing your own lockset an easy job.
How to Repair a Sticking Door
There are many causes for sticking doors. Investigate the symptoms and find a method to bring your sticky door back in line.
How to Repair a Large Hole in Drywall
Plumbing or electrical work can leave a hole in drywall. With a few simple techniques, you can repair the hole so it’s invisible when finished.
How to Repair Sliding Doors
Sliding doors can stick in their tracks, making them difficult to open and close. If debris in the tracks isn’t your problem, you may need to replace the rollers.
How to Add Weatherstripping to Doors and Windows for Energy Savings
Weatherstripping is an easy way to block cold or hot air from entering the home around doors, windows and electrical plates.
How to Install Bifold Doors
Bifold doors are the perfect solution for closets, laundry areas, and tight spaces where swinging doors won’t work.
How to Repoint Bricks in a Wall
It takes only a few tools and some mortar to make an old brick wall look like new.
How to Repair Squeaky Floors
Squeaky floors are often caused by one of three problems. Learn what’s causing your noise and how to fix it.
How to Replace Broken Glass in a Window
Replace a broken windowpane with new glass.