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Choosing The Right Door Hardware
Choosing The Right Door Hardware
When it comes to choosing door hardware, it can be a complicated decision, research needs to take place in order to choose the proper door hardware for your specific application.
Complete Kitchen Remodeling Guide
This Complete Kitchen Remodeling Guide is your comprehensive resource for choosing and installing the right fixtures for your space.
Do It Yourself: Cleaning Your Kitchen Faucet
Do It Yourself: Cleaning Your Kitchen Faucet
We have all experienced the time when you go to clean your kitchen and you notice that your faucet is not looking up to par. But, before grabbing the first cleaning supplies you can reach, there is a bit more to cleaning a faucet than you might think, and doing it incorrectly can damage the faucet. Maintaining the cleanliness of your faucet should be done routinely, not simply when you notice how neglected it starts to look. This guide will lay out the basics to cleaning a kitchen faucet in onl
Do It Yourself: Gardening 101: Composting
Do It Yourself: Gardening 101: Composting
This guide teaches you about the importance of creating your own compost when gardening both organically and regular. If you have been wanting to create a compost pile make sure you read this guide.
Do It Yourself: Installing a Kitchen Faucet
Do It Yourself: Installing a Kitchen Faucet
A wide range of kitchen faucets are available to accomedate multiple needs and preferences. Installing a kitchen faucet does not have to be a barrier to upgrading your room, the faucet can be installed in a few simple steps that we have provided for you.
Do It Yourself: Organizational Tips Around the Home
Do It Yourself: Organizational Tips Around the Home
This guide will help you to get organized with practical tips for all of the rooms in your house. Don't hesitate, reach your organizational goals today.
Do It Yourself: Saving Water Around the Home
Do It Yourself: Saving Water Around the Home
Water is becoming a scarce resource in our world, but many beelive it will never run out. However, if you think about the rate we are going, a normal household uses over 400 gallons a day, and most of it takes place in bathrooms and laundry rooms, wasting water is quickly becoming a huge problem in our society. Just leaving a water faucet on while shaving or brushing your teeth can take 20 gallons of water.
Do It Yourself: Tips for a Green Home
Do It Yourself: Tips for a Green Home
This guide shows you how to make your home more energy and water efficient with only limited time and money.
Eco-Friendly Cleaning
Eco-Friendly Cleaning
Attack cleaning with an eco-friendly approach! This How-To explores a few different options to cleaning your home effectively , while still being safe for the earth, you and your family.
From Old to Chic the Clawfoot Tub is no Longer a Thing of the Past
From Old to Chic the Clawfoot Tub is no Longer a Thing of the Past
The clawfoot tub has been around since the 1800's. With improvements in design and innovation the clawfoot bathtub no longer takes a back seat to drop in whirlpool and air baths.
Goods for your Garden - Setting the Scene
Goods for your Garden - Setting the Scene
Designing your exterior is a lot like designing your interior. Much like designing a room indoors a garden takes planning and when this is done properly the garden can become an extension of your home.
How to Buy a Motion Sensor
How to Buy a Motion Sensor
Motion sensors add an increased peace of mind and versatility to any house or business. They take away the hassle of remembering if the light is turned off, as well as the stress of trying to gather y
How to Choose a Carbon Monoxide Detector and Smoke Alarm for Your Home
How to Choose a Carbon Monoxide Detector and Smoke Alarm for Your Home
Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors are necessary for the safety of everyone in your home. Learn why these devices are so important in this how-to-guide.
How To Choose the Ideal Bathroom Faucet
How To Choose the Ideal Bathroom Faucet
Manufacturers have caught on to the fact that consumers love style and functionality. The lavatory faucet is no exception. With designs to fit every taste it can be difficult to narrow down which faucet works best for your installation needs.
How To Choose the Ideal Kitchen Faucet
How To Choose the Ideal Kitchen Faucet
The kitchen faucet can do more than just rinse your next meal. Kitchen faucets are now created with design in mind, which has lead to faucets that are not only functional but appealing to the eye. Add flare to your kitchen faucet by adding a spray, soap dispenser, or pot filler.
How to choose the right faucet for your kitchen
Part of our Complete Kitchen Remodeling Guide, this guide is your comprehensive resource for choosing the right faucet in the right finish.
How to Clean a Flooded Basement with a Sump Pump
How to Clean a Flooded Basement with a Sump Pump
A flooded basement is something no one wants to have to deal with, and resolving the issue would be nearly impossible without the use of a quality sump pump. The clean up is going to be a step by step process that can hopefully be avoided in the future with innovations in sump pump technologies, but for now you can get started with this step by step how to guide.
How to Create a Basement Sump Pit
How to Create a Basement Sump Pit
The creation of a sump pit can be a difficult process. This guide is designed to help you with tips and ideas for creating the perfect sump pit for your installation.
How To Get Serious About Saving Water
With high demands of water, it's time to get serious about saving water. Everyone can help with water conservation by adjusting minor water uses everyday. By saving our water now, we can have more flexibility during times of drought and shortage. Here are easy methods to aid in water conservation. Every little bit helps!
How to Improve Bathroom Accessibility
How to Improve Bathroom Accessibility
Remodeling a bathroom for an individual with mobility issues can be a challenge. This guide presents tips to improve safety without sacrificing features.
How to Improve Kitchen Accessibility
How to Improve Kitchen Accessibility
Kitchen accessibility is critical for people with mobility issues. Find out about some of the key areas in the kitchen that can be modified for easier, safer access.
How to Install a Garbage Disposal
How to Install a Garbage Disposal
Save time and money and install your new garbage disposal without having to call a plumber. Use our how to guide along with your owners manual and do it yourself.
How to Install a Toilet
How to Install a Toilet
Installing a new toilet can be an easy process with the right tools. Check out our how to guide and videos for information on installing a new toilet.
How to Install Recessed Lighting
How to Install Recessed Lighting
Installing recessed lighting can help change the look and feel of any room in your home. Find out the details of installing this type of light fixture yourself here.
How to Make your Home Safe for Children
How to Make your Home Safe for Children
This guide shows you how to protect your little ones from all of the hazards that are waiting around the house. If you are expecting a new addition to the family, or know someone who is, make sure they read this guide.
How to Re-Caulk a Shower/Bath
How to Re-Caulk a Shower/Bath
Re-caulking your shower or bathtub area protects from mold and water damage. We have outlined the steps to this easy process in this How-To.
How to Replace a Toilet Flapper
How to Replace a Toilet Flapper
This guide shows you how to replace the flapper in your home toilet. These easy to follow steps will walk you through getting your toilet flapper replaced as fast as possible.
How to Select a Custom Color Toilet Seat
How to Select a Custom Color Toilet Seat
We show you how to order a custom color toilet seat. With over 94 options to get just the right shade.
How to Select an Outdoor BBQ
How to Select an Outdoor BBQ
This guide walks you through the different types of BBQ's available as well as how to select the right one for your backyard.
How to Select the Best Fuel for Fuel Gas Torches
How to Select the Best Fuel for Fuel Gas Torches
When preparing to join copper tube and fittings for soldering or brazing it is important to also consider the type of fuel gas along with the joining materials, thickness of metals to be joined, operating pressure and torch equipment.
How to Select Venting for your Home
How to Select Venting for your Home
Keep the air moving in your home. This How-To talks about the different types of venting available for some of the most common applications in the home.
How to Winterize Your Home
How to Winterize Your Home
How to winterize and weatherproof your home for the winter season. Includes topics such as insulation, sealing air leaks, and protecting your water pipes from freezing in the upcoming winter months.
Keep the Kitchen Accessible: The Kitchen Work Triangle
Keep the Kitchen Accessible: The Kitchen Work Triangle
Aesthetics are important when remodeling a kitchen, but because preparation can be difficult functionality has to be part of the end result. Taking the kitchen work triangle into consideration can be an important part of this process.
Let there be Light - How to Light Your Spaces
Let there be Light - How to Light Your Spaces
Lighting can add ambiance to any room including the yard when done properly. With a little planning and remodeling the lighting in your space can be seemless.
Shower Pans: How to Buy, Install, Fix and Select A Shower Pan
Shower Pans: How to Buy, Install, Fix and Select A Shower Pan
This guide shows you how to buy, install, fix and select your next shower pan. It is a one stop resource for shower pan and base information.
Simple Steps to Kitchen Remodeling
Simple Steps to Kitchen Remodeling
The kitchen has transformed into more than just a place for cooking, learn simple steps that can turn the kitchen into the perfect place for all types of gatherings.
Soldering Training with Master Plumber Ronnie Jackson
Soldering Training with Master Plumber Ronnie Jackson
Learn how to solder copper pipe and fittings with in shop or jobsite soldering and brazing seminars for the plumbing trades person. Solder Training with Master Plumber Ronnie Jackson classes can be tailored to your specific needs and the nature of your plumbing work.
Spring Gardening Tips
Spring Gardening Tips
Update your garden in the spring to enjoy a beautiful and bountiful harvest later this year. We've outlined five simple steps to maintaining this space successfully!
Starting a New Bathroom Remodel: A Bathroom Remodeling Checklist
Starting a New Bathroom Remodel: A Bathroom Remodeling Checklist
When building a new bathroom or remolding an old one, organization is the key to keeping your sanity. With so many different products to consider it is helpful to keep of list of all the items you are going to need. A bathroom checklist is good for amateur do-it-yourselfers or anyone who likes to stay organized and not have to second guess if they have everything they need.
System and Appliance Malfunction Troubleshooting Around the Home
System and Appliance Malfunction Troubleshooting Around the Home
Having some trouble with that appliance? Don't have the money to call out that costly repair man? Well then take a look at this helpful troubleshooting guide.
Tips and Tricks for Mounting Cabinet Hardware
Tips and Tricks for Mounting Cabinet Hardware
When mounting pulls on drawers and doors, the guidelines are similar. The traditional application is to use a pull for the drawers and a knob for the hinged doors.
Trouble-Free Tips to Improve your Bathroom
Trouble-Free Tips to Improve your Bathroom
Remodeling the bathroom can mean having a luxury retreat in the comfort of your own home. Whirlpool and air baths, towel warmers and vertical spa sets have all been designed to delight the senses without leaving the house. A few simple improvements can make a large difference in this room.
What is California's AB1953 Law and How Do You Prepare for It
What is California's AB1953 Law and How Do You Prepare for It
California and Vermont are instituting a law that will lower the lead content of all plumbing products being installed on drinkable water lines. Find out more.
Your go to guide to "Shop Green"
Your go to guide to "Shop Green"
Shopping green can be done without having to forgo quality. With proper research products for the home can be purchased without putting a dent in your pocket book.