Step By Step
Crushed stone and masonry dust work equally well when bringing a brick path back to level.
Replace the threshold of an exterior door when it shows signs of rot or deterioration. Rotten wooden casings and the riser may need to be replaced as well.
Moving a shrub can be a relatively quick and easy project. For bigger shrubs, recruit a helping hand.
Brown and bare spots of lawn can be brought back to life easily.
Well-pruned shrubs have a natural look and are healthy, allowing for new growth.
Outlets should be checked periodically for wear, cracks or other signs that they should be replaced.
A dimmer can be an energy-efficient alternative to a regular light switch.
Wood decks can weather, crack and splinter. Use these steps to replace a damaged deck board.
Crown molding adds a touch of elegance to a room. Before installing, make practice cuts to gain confidence.
Repairing chipped or cracked stucco is an easy project, but you’ll need to set aside a few days to complete it.
Old windows have counter-weight ropes that can weather and break. Replacing these ropes is necessary for proper window performance.
Replacing a mailbox post is an easy way to spruce up the curbside appeal of the home.
Interior doors can become damaged, difficult to operate or old-fashioned compared to the rest of the décor. Replacing an interior door is a one-day project for one or two people.
Exposure to temperatures below 20 degrees can cause pipes to freeze and break. A few simple steps can help protect pipes from freezing or defrost them when they do.
Proper pruning and protection of shrubs and trees will help them survive the winter months, and will lead to healthy growth come spring.
Excessively tall staircase paint jobs that require scaffolding might be best left to the experts. For moderately tall jobs, a few easy steps will have the walls and ceilings looking new in no time.
Replacing your home’s mercury thermostat with a programmable unit will rid the home of dangerous mercury and help save on heating and cooling costs.
With the right tools and a little preparation, a ceiling can be painted without difficulty.
Installing storm windows in a double-track combination window will require a little more work than a triple-track window.
Freeze-proof outdoor faucets are the best replacement option in areas prone to freezing and low temperatures. The project requires drilling and soldering, so be sure you are confident taking on the project.
Broken or rotten shingles should be repaired to keep a home protected against the elements.
High-efficiency showerheads can provide greater pressure with less water usage.
Tub drains may clog from time to time, but unclogging them is an easy process with a few quick solutions.
A hand shower brings convenience and flexibility to the shower space.
A child’s curiosity can be a dangerous thing in an unsafe home. Follow these steps to protect your child from harm.
Preparing a room for painting will save on cleanup time and will make the finished job look professional.
Replacing an old filter can save as much as 5 percent on your heating costs.
Adding insulation is an inexpensive way to greatly reduce energy costs.
A corroded shutoff valve can start to leak. Consider replacing the valve to save water and prevent water damage.
Installing a new ceiling light fixture can greatly improve a room’s aesthetics and illumination.