At one time or another, we have all experienced a clogged sink. No matter how hard we try to keep things from going down the drain, it still manages to happen. Using harsh chemicals can ruin pipes over time and calling a plumber is just plain expensive. So what do you do? Here is a short video that offers some simple alternatives. There are so many things that you can learn to do yourself around the home and here is one of them. So grab your tools and let’s get to it!
Everyone loves tile. It looks good, it’s easy to clean and it’s durable. Whether it’s a vanity, a back splash or a floor, you can do it yourself. Today we are going to start with the floor. There are some things you should know before you tackle this project though so here are some videos on preparing your sub floor, tips and tricks and actual tiling. It’s easier than you think and will give you a feeling of satisfaction knowing that you did it yourself! So grab your tool belt and let’s get to work!
Did you know that a dripping faucet can waste up to 5 gallons of water per day? Knowing how to fix a leaky faucet is a basic every home owner should know. Here are 2 videos that show you how to fix both a single handle and a double handle design. If you can’t replace the faulty part immediately, tie a string around the faucet and let it fall into the drain: Dripping water will silently flow down the string and won’t drive you INSANE!
It’s that time of year. The holiday’s are here and everyone is getting together for good food and good times. It never fails though, with all of those people in the house, the toilet clogs! How embarrassing! Sometimes we panic and don’t know what to do? Well watch this video and flush those fears away! You can thank me later 🙂
Every homeowner should know how to do basic repairs. One of those basics is installing or replacing a bathroom faucet. Whether it’s leaking or you just want an updated look, it’s really easy to do. Thanks to this step by step video from Lowe’s, you have no excuses. So grab your tools and let’s go!
Want to know how to give your kitchen or bath an updated look without breaking the bank? Here’s how…
Paint Cabinets, Not Replace
With all of the products and techniques out there today, cabinets can look completely different just by painting them.
A fresh coat of paint does wonders. If you want something more, why not try a painted design like stripes? You could even add some molding for even more depth.
A lot of times you can find great deals online. I recently saw a post on Craigslist where someone was remodeling their kitchen and selling their (barely used) cabinets CHEAP! You just never know!
Have you ever heard of the Habitat for Humanity stores? They sell the unused materials for a bargain. Check online for a store near you or any other discount store in your area.
Give Retro a Try
So many “vintage” things can be found at flea markets and antique stores. Why not re-purpose them into something with charm and function. The results can be amazing!
Do Most of the Work Yourself
You might get a little dirty but you can save a bundle. With all of the how-to videos online now, you can do virtually anything yourself now. Why not give it a try?
Hardware and Fixtures
It’s amazing what switching out the fixtures and hardware can do. Just changing out the hinges and handles on your cabinets can give your kitchen/bath a whole new look!
Piece by Piece
If you cannot afford to do it now, buy one piece at a time. Look for sales and discounts and buy then. Before you know it, you will have all of the things you need to do your room and the cost wont be as noticeable.
Redo What You Have
Have you looked to see whats under that linoleum? Maybe it’s hard wood. Counters in good shape? Why not try refinishing them? You could try tile or faux granite. Whatever is in good shape can be re-purposed into something wonderful with a little imagination and elbow grease.
Whatever it is you decide to do it will make a difference. Take notice of things you like online or at a friends house and think of ways to recreate it cheaply. You’ll be amazed at what you can do when you put your mind to it!
A tiled floor can add so much to your home. It can add value, quality and most of all, style! There are so many decisions to make. What kind of material? What colors? Shapes? The possibilities are endless.
Now that you’ve got your tile picked out, here comes the best part. Installing it! You could hire someone to do it but with this step by step video, you might want to try it yourself. It’s really pretty easy and it could save you a bundle! So grab your tile and let’s get to work!
Mildew and molds are fungi – simple microscopic organisms that thrive anywhere there is a moist environment. Molds are a necessary part of the environment; without them, leaves would not decay and aspects of soil enrichment could not take place. It is their ability to destroy organic materials, however, that makes mold a problem for people – in our homes and in our bodies. Mildew (mold in early stage) and molds grow on wood products, ceiling tiles, cardboard, wallpaper, carpets, drywall, fabric, plants, foods, insulation, decaying leaves and other organic materials. Exposure to mold can cause harm to you and your family so it’s best to take care of it right away. Here is a short video filled with tips and suggestions to help rid your home of mold and mildew and help keep your family safe.
There is nothing worse than a clogged drain, especially in the shower. You’re standing there, trying to get clean while you play beat the clock with the rising water. Most of the time the clogs are caused by hair. If you have a woman around the house, you know what I’m saying!
Drain cleaners can only do so much. So what do you do? Call a plumber every month? Not if you know how to snake your own drain. Here is a step by step video that shows you just how easy it is to do yourself!
There are several reasons to replace a bathroom faucet. You may have replaced the vanity, want to give your bathroom an update or just have one that leaks. There is nothing worse than that one!
Whatever the reason, it can be a challenging thing to do for the average homeowner. There are different types of faucets as well as different fittings. There is removing the old and installing the new, all with the hopes that you did it right and it didn’t leak. As with anything, it is easier with a step by step tutorial. Here is a great one by The Home Depot that makes the job almost fool proof. So grab your tools and let’s go!