Repairing Your Home

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How to Flip a House

It's a big process, but it can be very lucrative.

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5 Things to Consider before Buying a Fixer Upper

Will it be a great investment or a money pit?

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How to Install a Farmhouse Sink

Deep apron sinks have a robust appeal.

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How to Get Certified as a Home Inspector

It's a relatively accessible career path.

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7 Common DIY Myths

Not knowing these can lead to bad mistakes.

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How to Remove Unwanted Finish From Old Kitchen Cabinets

You can pull it off with only a few tools and materials.

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Handy Duct Tape Uses Around the House

Learn how duct tape can take you out of a jamb.

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Stair Repair: How to Repair a Squeaky Set of Stairs

Fill empty spots to quiet your steps.

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How to Install Outdoor Handrails

Handrails provide critical safety.

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How to Attach Wood Stairs to Stucco

It's a big project, but it only takes a few tools.

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Adding Brown Glaze to Enhance Cabinets

Steps to refresh your cabinetry with a brown color wash.

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How to Build a Farmhouse Table

Steps to create a farmhouse table for your home.

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How to Make a Farmhouse Bed Canopy

Create a farmhouse bed by adding a luxurious canopy to it.

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How to Restore Antique Wood Furniture

You can do it with things around the house.

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4 Money Saving Kitchen Renovation Ideas

Consider the following money saving renovation tips to use when remodeling your kitchen.

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Design Ideas for Modern Staircases

Consider these modern staircase design options.

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Make Your Own Baluster Candleholders

Steps to make a candleholder from an old baluster.

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Tree House Remodel: Construction for the Kids

Allowing your child to help gives them a confidence boost.

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Spiral Staircases: Kits, Custom Designs and Installation

The differences between spiral staircase kits and custom designs.

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Inexpensive Ways to Improve an Older Home's Value

Improving the appearance and efficiency of your older home.

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Fixing the Most Common Renter Accidents

Three common problems and three simple solutions.

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Red Flag Renovations That Require a Pro

Some repairs you should get a professional to look after.

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8 DIYs to Tide You Over Until You Can Do Better

Bring some temporary updates to upgrade rooms in the house.

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Choosing Sizes and Steps for Spiral Staircases

Choosing a spiral staircase is no easy matter.

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How to Install Wooden Stairs

Follow these steps to install wooden stairs in your home.

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Top 10 Bathroom Repairs

Here are ten easy bathroom repairs.

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Tiling Your Wooden Staircase Kickboards

Create an interesting and imaginative detail.

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Refinishing Glazed Kitchen Cabinets

Restore an antique look to your kitchen cabinets with glaze.

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Painting Over Glazed Kitchen Cabinets

Don't forget to sand the cabinets.

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5 DIY Skills to Learn This Year

Want to expand your DIY expertise in 2021? Start right here.

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Easy Metal Fixes to Do Yourself

You don't need extensive metalworking skills to do repairs.

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5 Advanced Projects That Are Easier Than You Think

Think you don't have the skills for these? We'd bet you do.

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Building Iron Railings for Your Stairs

Follow these easy steps to install a wrought iron railing.

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3 Tricks for Refinishing Your Cabinets Affordably

It's a big project, so plan it out first.

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How to Restore Old Pool Table Legs

Follow these easy steps to fix up your set.

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Making Tapered Table Legs

Follow these 4 easy steps to make your own tapered legs.

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Tips for Painting Light Colors Onto Dark Wood Paneling

Read this advice if you're considering painting the wood.

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Building Wooden Balusters

Follow these three easy steps to build your own balusters.

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How to Fix Glass Door Knobs That Squeak

Follow these simple steps to fix your noisy glass doorknob.

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Making Table Legs for a Pedestal Style Table

Make standard table legs for a pedestal style table.

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Squeaking Shoes: How to Repair Your Pair

Squeaking shoes may be due to the insoles becoming detached from the bottom part of the shoe. The compounds of the shoe will rub one against another, leading to the annoying squeaky sound. A loose heel may also make funny noises when you walk. Water accumulation may also cause squeaky shoes, but this

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How to Repair a Squeaking Faucet Handle

There is nothing more annoying than listening to a squeaking faucet handle, every time you turn the knobs on your sink. This problem is common, especially in older homes. A positive thing is there is not really much to repairing a squeaking faucet, if you have a little time and the right tools. This

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How to Repair a Noisy Outdoor Ceiling Fan

There is nothing more annoying than having to listen to a noisy outdoor ceiling fan, if you like to sit out on your patio or deck to relax. Most of the time, this can be caused by the ceiling fan not being balanced. If you can find the blade that is causing the fan to be off balance, this will more than

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How to Fix a Squeaky Office Chair

Even if your office chair is very comfortable and stylish, it becomes an annoyance if it starts squeaking. Your chair may start squeaking when springs attached to it begin to wear and other connectors, such as nuts and bolts, start to loosen. Generally, it takes years for a chair to start squeaking.

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Easy Fixes to Repair Cracked Hardwood Stairs

Hardwood stairs lend a regal air to your space. They can look both charming as well as give a rich air to your home. However, these stairs need to be well taken care of as with time, they erode due to high usage. This erosion can cause the hardwood panels to crack or break. If this happens, it is very