Nearly 80 million so-called Baby Boomers are 65 years or older. Rather than spend upwards of $60,000 a year to live in a nursing facility, many prefer to modify their homes and "age in place.
The most-famous motto for all contractors and DIY handymen/women is "measure twice, cut once". I'd prefer to move the phrase, "work safe, work smart" to the top of the slogan list.
Most homeowners believe that the worst household mold originates in the bathroom. Truth is, mold is all around us in the home.
No matter how careful you are when painting the interior or exterior of your home, stains happen. The better contractor knows how to dab up spills immediately and remove all traces of the accident.
I write on this subject every fall, but at least one person reading this blog either knows someone--or is that someone--who neglected to prepare their pipes for winter and ended up with much more than a simple repair project on their hands. Burst pipes can create more than flooding or loss of winter water supply, they can affect the safety of your home and your belongings.
As much as we appreciate dimmer switches, they can make low-quality light bulbs flicker and buzz when you turn down the juice. Often the problem is with the bulb and you just need to swap it out for one with a heavier filament.
The natural stone of slate tiles for your kitchen floors, backsplashes or countertops, has retained its popularity with homeowners for its durability and warm appearance. Slate flooring is naturally resistant to slipping and DIYers appreciate the look and feel of the product.
One of the top selling points for vinyl siding is the ease of maintenance. But that doesn't mean there's "no maintenance" involved in extending the life of your product.
When remodeling, you shouldn't have to change the structure of your hand. Perhaps by now you've seen the video of a whirring cabinet saw stopping just before it slices through a hot dog.
Mid-summer is a great time for enjoying your deck, patio and pool. It's also the best time of year for tending to outdoor improvements and routine maintenance.