Step By Step
How to Level a Brick Path
Crushed stone and masonry dust work equally well when bringing a brick path back to level.
How to Replace a Threshold on an Exterior Door
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.
How to Move a Shrub
Moving a shrub can be a relatively quick and easy project. For bigger shrubs, recruit a helping hand.
How to Fix Brown and Bare Spots on Grass
Brown and bare spots of lawn can be brought back to life easily.
How to Prune Shrubs
Well-pruned shrubs have a natural look and are healthy, allowing for new growth.
How to Replace a Damaged Deck Board
Wood decks can weather, crack and splinter. Use these steps to replace a damaged deck board.
How to Install Crown Molding
Crown molding adds a touch of elegance to a room. Before installing, make practice cuts to gain confidence.
How to Repair Chipped or Cracked Stucco
Repairing chipped or cracked stucco is an easy project, but you’ll need to set aside a few days to complete it.
How to Replace a Window Weight
Old windows have counter-weight ropes that can weather and break. Replacing these ropes is necessary for proper window performance.
How to Install a New Mailbox Post
Replacing a mailbox post is an easy way to spruce up the curbside appeal of the home.
How to Replace an Outlet
Outlets should be checked periodically for wear, cracks or other signs that they should be replaced.
How to Install a Dimmer
A dimmer can be an energy-efficient alternative to a regular light switch.
How to Replace an Interior Door
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.
How to Paint High Stairwells
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.
How to Install a Programmable Thermostat
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.
How to Defrost and Protect Pipes
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.
How to Winterize Your Yard: Protecting Trees and Shrubs
Proper pruning and protection of shrubs and trees will help them survive the winter months, and will lead to healthy growth come spring.
How to Paint a Ceiling
With the right tools and a little preparation, a ceiling can be painted without difficulty.
How to Install a Storm Window
Installing storm windows in a double-track combination window will require a little more work than a triple-track window.
How to Replace a Frozen Outdoor Faucet with a Freeze-Proof One
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.
How to Repair Wooden Shingles
Broken or rotten shingles should be repaired to keep a home protected against the elements.
How to Install a High-Efficiency Showerhead
High-efficiency showerheads can provide greater pressure with less water usage.
How to Unclog a Blocked Tub Drain
Tub drains may clog from time to time, but unclogging them is an easy process with a few quick solutions.
How to Install a Hand Shower
A hand shower brings convenience and flexibility to the shower space.
How to Childproof Your Home
A child’s curiosity can be a dangerous thing in an unsafe home. Follow these steps to protect your child from harm.
How to Replace a Filter for a Forced Air Heating System
Replacing an old filter can save as much as 5 percent on your heating costs.
How to Insulate Water Heaters, Pipes and Attic Spaces
Adding insulation is an inexpensive way to greatly reduce energy costs.
How to Replace a Leaky Valve
A corroded shutoff valve can start to leak. Consider replacing the valve to save water and prevent water damage.
How to Replace a Ceiling Light
Installing a new ceiling light fixture can greatly improve a room’s aesthetics and illumination.
How to Prepare a Room for Painting
Preparing a room for painting will save on cleanup time and will make the finished job look professional.