Month: June 2019

In the U.S., fire departments respond to one fire every 88 seconds, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Cooking is the most common cause of home fires and smoking is the leading cause of home fire deaths. But there are many other ways that you could inadvertently start a fire. These are some of
Adding new life to an old fence with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: Full episode: How to Stain a Wood Fence: How to Replace a Rotted Window Sill: How
Zillow polled their readers and uncovered that “homeowners want a faster, simpler selling option.” Zillow Offers is their answer. The service by Zillow basically buys your home on your schedule in as little as two business days (if you qualify). Collect this idea Zillow wants to make the home selling process fast and simple. Image:
Lawn Care 101. Learn lawn care basics: how to weed, seed, feed, mow, & water. Subscribe to Lowe’s YouTube: or head to our channel: For more ideas to improve your home, check out Lowe’s How-To Library or our other social media channels: Lowe’s – Facebook – Twitter – Pinterest –
#diycrew #hrvdiy #renovision Wiring your own home is easy as long as you have the right understanding and tools. Here is a basic skill you will need if you want to rewire your own home. Visit our Amazon Store to find tools and products that Jeff Uses Follow us on our Journey as we
Collect this idea Don’t let hallway lighting be an afterthought. Use this guide to light your hallway well. Image: Svet_Feo/Shutterstock Lighting is important. Interior designers, real estate agents and staging pros will all tell you it’s true. If you want your home or apartment to feel inviting, it needs to be well lit. That’s pretty
If you’re looking for a timeless addition to your yard, consider stepping stone pathways. These add a rustic, natural element that is great for the outdoors. They’re also very versatile in style. Many stepping stone pathways are part of a zen style, as these types of yards make great use of stone elements. Stepping stones
The new State of Home Spending report by HomeAdvisor provides a treasure trove of information regarding the habits and behaviors of homeowners relating to home improvement spending, home maintenance spending, and home emergency spending. Misha Fisher, Chief Economist for ANGI Homeservices (which owns HomeAdvisor), provides insight on the report. Collect this idea Improving and remodeling
Are you looking for a way to add a fun, artsy twist to your home? Then you might want to consider neon lights. At first, this can feel like a tacky idea usually reserved for bars and the windows of tattoo parlors. But you can actually make neon lights work right in your home in
Is an HVAC inspection worth the small price now? Absolutely, especially when you consider you’re avoiding a big, unexpected repair bill later. During an annual HVAC maintenance visit, a licensed AC technician can spot issues and prevent the need for costly repairs. Collect this idea An annual HVAC maintenance visit can save you on repair
Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: Use clay pavers to form a tidy border to separate your lawn from plantings. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) How to Edge a Garden Bed: How to Plant a Raised Garden Bed: How to Repair a Brick
Learn how to choose the best pressure washer for your DIY home cleaning projects. Whether you’re cleaning a car, a driveway or the exterior of your home, our guidelines will help you select the right pressure washer for your needs. For more outdoor power tools, see our playlist here: #TheHomeDepot #HomeImprovement #DIY SUBSCRIBE to
Hardwood floors have an incomparable beauty and they can add warmth and style to any room. Whether you have a traditional home with architectural details or a modern, industrial space, hardwoods fit right in. That’s why many homeowners even use hardwood floors in kitchens and bathrooms. If you’re fortunate enough to have original hardwood floors, consider
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the importance of a properly installed drip edge Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: Skill Level: Moderate Steps: 1. A roof without a drip edge can draw water off the roof into the end grain of the sheathing through