Installing a new garbage disposal in a space designed for that specific make and model is almost always an easy installation. After all, you will be installing it into a new space while everything is new and designed to fit. However, not all garbage disposal repairs and installations are quite that easy. Even seasoned, experienced … Continue reading “3 Difficult Garbage Disposal Repairs and Installations”


Are you up on all the new changes for electric outlets and GFCI repairs and installation? Unless you are an electrician, or very savvy in the electrical department, it is unlikely. Electrical upgrades and repairs in your home require knowledge and expertise that most homeowners do not possess. Here is some basic information on what’s … Continue reading “New Changes for Electric Outlets and GFCI Repairs and Installation”


One of the quickest ways to update your bathroom or kitchen sink area is to replace the fixtures. It can also be a way to reduce water waste and create a “greener” environment in your home. However, not everyone has the experience and expertise to perform faucet and shower head replacements and installations. Knowing the … Continue reading “Easy Faucet and Shower Head Replacements and Installations”


Did you know that the Army Corps of Engineers Field Manual FM 3-34.471 provides you with as much general plumbing how-to knowledge as many expensive bookstore Do-It-Yourself (DIY) plumbing books? And, it’s free! In fact, Chapter 3 has step-by-step instructions on how to repair your plumbing, with pictures. There’s even a section on emergency temporary … Continue reading “4 General Plumbing Rules You Don’t Want to Forget”


A room with a high vaulted ceiling is perhaps the best type of room to add crown molding. Nothing adds warmth to a room faster than crown molding, especially those with high vaulted or cathedral ceilings. The Warming Effect of Crown Molding The intent of crown molding or any molding is to create a smooth … Continue reading “The Best Type of Rooms for Crown Molding”


One of the things that drives me crazy when I visit someone’s house and use their bathroom, is moldy caulk or big gaps between the edge of the tile and the wall or shower. I always wonder why they don’t rip that old caulk out and apply new caulking and sealing? It only takes around … Continue reading “Caulking and Sealing Ceramic Tile”


What’s good about sheetrock and drywall repairs is that they are very easy to do, so almost anyone with a little DIY knowledge or handyman aptitude and the right tools can get it done. However, without the right tools, the job can look sloppy and make a mess. Without the proper tools, a well-meaning DIY … Continue reading “The Best Tips for Sheetrock and Drywall Repairs”


As a result of aging or damage, your house will settle and may experience splits and cracks in your walls and ceilings. Also, depending on where you live, there can be factors such as large temperature swings, earthquakes (however mild they may be). Sometimes, you may even have personal damage from moving furniture or the … Continue reading “Try These Methods for Wall and Ceiling Repairs”


When you buy a house, you want to make it as individual and unique as you are. Or maybe you already have a house and want to spruce it up. Either way, painting is one of the first things that comes to mind when individualizing your home. White walls are for renting, right?   But, … Continue reading “Paint, Primer and Texture: Order Matters”


If you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen, you are probably browsing Pinterest, drooling over perfect kitchens. And while that is always a great place to go for inspiration, here is a basic plan to get you off the Internet and onto making the kitchen of your dreams a reality! Step One: Set your Budget … Continue reading “The Basics of the Kitchen Remodel”


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