Category: DIY

How to Install an Exterior Door

Installing a new exterior door is not only a great way to add curb appeal, it’s also a great way to save energy. Doors and windows are the number one way heat escapes from your home. Installing a new door is a great way to ensure that doesn’t happen.  

On a scale of 1 to 5, this home improvement is a 3. It’s fairly easy to do and you probably already have most of the tools needed. So take a moment to watch this video and then grab your tools. 

Quick fix for drafty windows

Like it or not, winter is here! If you own an older home you know that equals drafts. The best solution is replacement windows but that isn’t always budget friendly.  What you can do is protect your home with an easy-to-install window insulation film. They sell them at most stores and they drastically cut down on drafts and energy costs, saving you money. Who doesn’t like that?

How to inspect your roof

A bad roof equals leaks, and no one wants that. You can’t always tell from the ground if the roof has any issues though. While I recommend hiring a professional for roofing repairs, some of them can done yourself. Here is a video that shows you what to look for and how to maintain your roof so that you get the full 20 to 25 years from your roof that you are supposed to!


Have a few screws loose?

How many times have you been trying to install something and you drop your screw? You’re usually up on a ladder and it falls down a heating vent or behind something. It can be so frustrating. Magnetic screwdrivers can help but they don’t always work. Here is a brilliant hack that can make any job with a screwdriver easier! You’re welcome!


How To Install a Laminate Floor


Who doesn’t love the look of hardwood floors? They can be a lot of work to install though. Did you know that laminate floors have the same great look as hardwood floors and are easier to install and maintain? It’s true. And with this video from Lowe’s, it’s almost fool proof. You can do it, so why not give it a try today?



 

Finding the leak in your roof

If you’re a home owner, you know seeing that dark water spot on the ceiling means that there is a leak somewhere. Finding it isn’t always easy though. You go looking in the attic, only to find that everything is nice and dry where the stain should be. That’s because water is tricky. Here is a video that shows you where and what to look for to help you find the leak in your roof. So grab your flashlight and let’s go!


How to unclog your sink

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!


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How to tile a floor

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!





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How to remove and install a kitchen sink

Whether you are renovating or just want to spruce up your kitchen, adding a new kitchen sink can make a world of difference. Maybe you want a deeper sink or a double sink? Stainless steel or porcelain? What ever way you decide to go, did you know that it is a fairly simple thing to do yourself? Here are 2 videos. One shows how easy it is to remove the old and the 2nd shows how easy it is to install. So grab your tools and let’s get to work!



 

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How to Connect an Ice Maker

These days, just about every fridge comes with built in ice and water. It’s a wonderful feature, but how do you hook it up? Do you have to call a plumber? Not anymore. With this step by step video that caters to all DIY levels, you can hook it up yourself. So grab your tool belt and let’s get to it.

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