How to Replace a Hot Water Heater’s Heating Element

Hot water heaters generally have two heating elements. One heating element is located at the bottom of the hot water tank, and one heating element at the top of the hot water tank. The heating elements that heat the water inside of the hot water tank will wear out over time and need replacing. When … Read more

How to Repair Interior Trim

When starting the process of repairing the wood trim in your home, it may be labor intensive depending on the wood trim. Many older homes trim commonly have six or seven layers of paint on the wood trim. Finding the correct paint stripper and other tools for this project relatively makes the job easier to … Read more

How to Install Green Board In a Shower

Green board comes in other colors than just green. Yellow or blue are also available colors and offer the same benefits as green board does. Green boards serve as a water resistant surface and not recommended to encounter water, as this will result in damage to the green board. Installing green board is a relatively … Read more

How to Install a New Digital Thermostat In Your Home

When installing a new digital thermostat there are a couple of things to figure out. Is your home a single zone thermostat or a multi zone thermostat? If you have one furnace and one central air unit, that would be a single zone. If you have more than one furnace or air unit you would … Read more

How to Install a Clothes Dryer Vent on Siding

Turning on your clothes dryer, and hot air released into your home could cause numerous problems. Possibly your clothes dryer is in your home but the clothes dryer is not properly vented. Perhaps you recently have moved into a new home that does not have a preexisting dryer vent, and you are wondering what to … Read more

How to Fix Rug Backing

Rugs will generally loose the latex backing on the rug over time; commonly the top of the rug will outlast the bottom. The latex on the back of a rug can be vulnerable to the heat of a laundry dryer or even the heavy foot traffic for long periods. However, the good news is the … Read more

How to Convert a Dryer from Three Prongs to Four Prongs

Homes contain either a four-prong receptacle or a three-prong receptacle for clothes dryers. You do not have to change the three-prong receptacle; unless you relocate the location of the receptacle, which at that time you should upgrade to the four-prong receptacle. The four-prong receptacles are code enforced for all newer homes—early 2000 and newer. The … Read more

5 Easy Chalkboard Paint Ideas for Your Kitchen

When you decide to incorporate a chalkboard into your kitchen, consider applying chalkboard paint. This ensures the chalkboard remains where you intend, and allows you to decide a specific size for the chalkboard in your kitchen. To remove chalkboard paint, simply paint over it with an interior paint color of your choice.   Refrigerator The … Read more

4 Easy Ways to Remodel Your Basement

Homes with basements provide limitless ideas for the basement use. Perhaps, you enjoy crafts but do not have a designated are for crafting or you wish to have a home-based business. Consider all possibilities for your basement. Create an extension of your home or turn your basement into an area all its own.   Playroom … Read more

7 Home Remedies for Deer Repellent

Deer are animals always looking for food in people’s gardens or their shrubs. All of these are subject to a deer’s food source. Some home remedies work well to repel deer from your gardens, shrubs or any other plants that deer might eat. Most home remedies are made with common household materials. Deer tend to … Read more

Home Landscape Decorating Ideas

Decorating your landscape adds curb appeal to your home. When thinking about how or what to include in your landscape, the outside of your home plays an important role. Updating your deck or shutters instantly adds detail and beauty to your homes landscape. Displaying decorations from your curb to your doorstep decorates your whole landscape. … Read more

How to Decorate a Country Porch

When you think about different ways to set-up your country porch, consider what color options you want to include. Even if you live in the city, you can still obtain a country feel and look for your porch. A country porch does not necessarily mean you have to live in the country. I share with … Read more

Home Entrance Decorating Ideas

If your home has an entrance hall, it’s important to decorate it. Empty entrance halls generate a feeling of being not welcomed & chilled. In lieu of making visitors feel unwelcome, decorate the way in hall to invite them in to your home. When thinking about how to decorate the hall, take in to account … Read more

How to Decorate and Organize a Small Apartment

When living in a small apartment or home you will have to find creative ways to store your items, while keeping your home looking neat and tidy. You do not need to spend a small fortune on specific items used for storing your belongings. Creativity and a little imagination can make the difference between a … Read more

8 Alternative Solutions to Globe Lighting

When choosing an alternative to globe lighting, there are some things to take into consideration. There are many varieties, and styles of alternative lighting available to the consumer. Perhaps your home has low ceilings; recessed lighting would be an alternative to globe lighting. Ceiling fans will help circulate the air in a room as well … Read more

6 Garage Door Spring Types

Garage door springs vary in sizes, depending on the height of the garage door and the weight of the garage door. Garage door springs install either above the frame of the garage door or on the rear end of the garage door track. All garage door springs serve the same purpose; they aid in the … Read more

5 Steps to Creating an Organized Kitchen

For many homes, our kitchens get the most activity. Because we cook in our kitchens, sit down to eat our meals in our kitchens, socialize in our kitchens and many do schoolwork in our kitchens. Unproductive kitchens lead to unproductive time management. According to Duke University, removing clutter from our work area will greatly reduce … Read more

8 Exterior Log Home Decorating Ideas

When deciding how to decorate the outside of a log home, think about using nature as your blueprint. While sitting outside, take notice of the colors & materials around you. Adding plenty of brightly colored items may distract from the natural beauty of a log home, while colors & materials present in nature will compliment … Read more


Entry wall closets hold a variety of items. Perhaps, your closet does not have specific areas for the different items you store in it or you lack adequate lighting in your closet. When deciding on ways to enhance the function of your entryway closet, consider what you store in the closet.     Chalkboard Paint … Read more

5 Double Wide Mobile Home Remodeling Ideas

If you live in or own a double wide trailer (mobile home) in require of updating, it’s time to remodel it. When deciding on what to remodel, do not forget about the outside of the home. Remodeling the inside & exterior ensures you have remodeled your double wide & adds curb appeal. Drywall Remove the … Read more

How to Organize a Child’s Bedroom in 4 Simple Steps

Children often spend hours in their bedrooms. Creating a bedroom that will work for the child instead of against the child will prevent him from becoming disorganized and cranky. When completing your child’s bedroom incorporate different items and ideas into the bedroom.     Theme Children love expressing their personalities in their bedrooms. Let your … Read more

6 Simple Steps to Decorating a Small Bathroom

When decorating a small bathroom, you must consider the space you have to use. Decorating small rooms will require some creative techniques and ideas. Smaller bathrooms can appear and feel much larger depending upon how you decorate them. Create an inviting, relaxing environment in your bathroom.   Mirrors To create an illusion of a big … Read more


Terra cotta pots typically hold plants and herbs for gardeners. If the orange, rust color does not strike your fancy, you may decorate and paint terra cotta pots. You do not need to remove your potted plants from their pot to paint them. Allow your imagination to guide you when deciding what to paint or … Read more

5 Easy Kitchen Tips: How to Run an Effective Kitchen

The kitchen is often the most used room in a home. To run a kitchen effectively you may wish to know about some hints, tips and tricks to implement into your countertop space. Perhaps, you have plastic grocery bags that you have saved taking up precious space in your kitchen or you have your recipes … Read more

Creative Garage Storage Ideas

Storing items in your garage does not have to cost a small fortune. Think of ways that you can recycle items you use on a daily basis, as a creative garage storage solution. Many items that you would typically dispose of in your recycle bin could hold the answer to your storage dilemma.   Pegboard … Read more

How to Replace a Bathtub

Consider all aspects of replacing a bathtub, before installing a new tub. Take notice to what side the drain is in the tub you are replacing. A new bathtub will add resale value to a home. Bathtubs that are cracked and leaking will need replacing. According to, most manufactured home bathtubs are plastic. Plastic … Read more

Bathroom Cabinet Ideas

Choose bathroom cabinets to make an impact in your bathroom. Bathroom cabinets typically consume most of the decorative space in a bathroom. Consider the use for your bathroom cabinets. People use their bathroom cabinets for a variety of options. Take into consideration purchasing unassembled cabinets compared to assembled. Select bathroom cabinets to match your personality. … Read more

6 Country Style Backsplash Ideas

When deciding on what country style backsplash to apply to your kitchen or bathroom, stop and look around your room. Take a mental note of the colors incorporated within the room, and the look and feel of your kitchen and bathroom. A country backsplash adds artistic detail to any room it is installed in. Here … Read more

Create the Perfect Bedroom for Your Child

Children often spend hours in their bedrooms. Creating a bedroom that will work for the child instead of against the child will prevent him or her from becoming disorganized and cranky. When creating your child’s bedroom, incorporate different items and ideas into the bedroom. Here’s how to create the perfect bedroom for your child.   … Read more

Cottage Bunkhouse Decorating Ideas

Decorating a cottage bunkhouse is different than decorating a traditional home. Deciding how to decorate a cottage bunkhouse ought to not leave you with a headache. When thinking about how to decorate your cottage bunkhouse, think about using a traditional cottage theme. Usually, cottages do not have modern furniture or decor but instead they provide … Read more

Create a Garage Themed Boy’s Bedroom

If your boy enjoys spending time in the garage together with his brother, decorate his bedroom in a garage theme. Decorating your boy’s bedroom in a garage theme lets him enjoy spending time in his personal garage. Think about items usually present in a garage when planning how to decorate his bedroom–for example, tools, toolboxes … Read more

5 Gender Neutral Playroom Ideas

Creating a gender-neutral playroom requires incorporating a theme for both sexes. Children spend hours in their playrooms. When deciding on what theme to use in your gender-neutral playroom, take into consideration the personalities of all children who will utilize the playroom. During play, children use their imaginations. So, design a playroom to promote imaginary play. … Read more

How to Hang Box Pleat Curtains

Window treatments are an important aspect of home décor. Guests that enter the home will notice professional-looking window treatments.  Curtains can change the atmosphere of the home. They are able to add glamour, passion, and a hint of a person’s personality. In particular, the box pleat curtain has a sophisticated style. They are clean and … Read more

Decorating a Large 17 x 20 Living Room

Activities in a living room include lounging, reading & entertaining. If your large 17 x 20 living room does not have a comfortable, homey appearance, decorate it to generate one. A 17 x 20 living room has ample space. Emphasize the size of the lounge when decorating it. Decorating a large living room involves the … Read more

How to Install Recessed Lighting in Your Downstairs

When deciding to install recessed lighting in your downstairs, you must first determine the location for each recessed light to be installed. When installing a new recessed fixture in your downstairs ceiling do not pound hard when mounting to the frame, as this creates excess pressure and can crack your drywall on the ceiling. Here … Read more

West Indies Style Family Room Decorating

When thinking about how to decorate a relative’s room in a West Indies style, think of island-themed colors & decorations. The West Indies are tropical islands in the Caribbean. Natural materials such as wood, rattan, plants & flowers can enhance the West Indies theme. You don’t need any exceptional skills or talents to get the … Read more

How to Use Fruits for Skin Care

Waking up in the morning, staring into the mirror, and realizing that your skin does not look as it did years ago can make most people long for youthful looking skin. You can achieve the skin you want without breaking the bank purchasing skin-care products instead turn to Mother Nature. Fruit contains some of the … Read more

How to Install a Vinyl Gutter System

Vinyl gutter systems snap together, and utilize a system of easy-to-install hanging brackets. Everything you need to replace or install vinyl gutters come in the system when you purchase it from your local hardware or home improvement store. Vinyl gutters contain permanent color and have a high durability to extreme heat and cold. Vinyl gutters … Read more

Tips on Soldering A/C Line Sets

Soldering an A/C line set happens when you install an A/C unit yourself or your unit broke. The line set carries the Freon from the condensing unit to the coil located on the top of your furnace. Here are some tips on soldering A/C line sets.   A black rubber insulation wraps the line set. … Read more

Painting a Beautiful Home

The secret of painting a beautiful home starts in the preparation. No amount of paint will make a home look beautiful if it has peeling wood, holes or cracks. Making repairs to the exterior of a home ensures the paint will last and appeal to the eye. Restoring the exterior of your home to its … Read more

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