DIY Projects & Ideas

  1. Water in Basement? Find The Source of Leaks, and How to Keep it Dry
    Leaky concrete basement

    The basement is the foundation of your home, so rightfully you worry if you see moisture on walls or floors. If not taken care of, it can spell major problems.

    Don't panic if you have a leak. You can waterproof your basement to dry it up and hold

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  2. How to Clean Windows, Inside & Out
    Cleaning window with microfiber cloth and spray

    When windows are extra dirty, they make better doors. Keep sightlines clear and your home looking sparkling clean by washing your windows at least twice per year. Keep reading to learn how make your windows look like they were cleaned by professionals.

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  3. Too Cold to Garden? How to Start Seeds Indoors for Spring
    Seedlings growing in plastic potting containers

    While it may be cold outside, you can still enjoy your love of gardening by starting seeds inside your home in preparation for the warm weather ahead. Keep reading to find out how to grow seeds indoors, when to start and what you’ll need.

    Step 1

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  4. How to Fertilize Your Lawn
    Spreading fertilizer on healthy lawn

    If you don’t regularly fertilize your lawn, you should. Fertilizer keeps grass healthy and green, and helps prevent weed growth. And, a vibrant lawn makes the rest of your home’s exterior look more appealing.

    Choose a Fertilizer

    Adding

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  5. How to Prevent & Kill Weeds
    Digging up weeds from landscaping

    Weeds can be problematic for any homeowner, especially since there are thousands of weed species in existence and about 25-30 of them can be found even in well-maintained turf. As you survey your lawn and garden, look for dandelions, milkweed, chickweed,

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  6. How to Regrout Bathroom Tile
    Regrouting bathroom tile on shower wall

    Whether you’re remodeling your entire bathroom or just painting, replacing fixtures and adding accents, when it comes to completing your bathroom’s new look, your attention to detail makes all the difference.

    Making sure the grout that binds you

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  7. How to Fix a Leaky Showerhead or Shower Faucet
    Spraying water from leaky shower head

    A leaky, dripping showerhead is not only annoying, it wastes water. Before you call in a professional, this fairly common household problem may be relatively simple to fix by yourself (depending on the cause of the problem).

    How to Fix a Showerhead

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  8. How to Weather Strip Windows & Doors
    weather stripping window with foam tape

    A drafty home is also an inefficient home. To conserve energy and make your home more comfortable, it helps to keep cold and warm air where they belong by applying weather stripping

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  9. 9 Spring Cleaning Tips
    Woman spring cleaning organizing linens in wire baskets

    Ready to start your annual spring-cleaning project? We’ve got tips to clear the clutter in your laundry room, closets and basement. Be sure to click on the Project Shopping List to stock up on everything you need to freshen your home for spring.

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  10. 3 Steps to Declutter & Organize Your Closet
    Clothes organized in closet shelves, drawers, and baskets

    Closets often end up as catch-alls for things you want out of the way — or they become cluttered when you add new wardrobe items and neglect to clear out the old. Organize your closet now to get control of your belongings and achieve some peace of mind, a

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  11. How to Remove Mold from Walls
    Spraying mold behind wallpaper

    Mold on your interior walls doesn’t just look unpleasant; it can be a health hazard for your family. Depending on the amount and location, its presence also suggests a larger problem in your house—water infiltration.

    For this project, we will foc

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  12. Best Ways to Touch Up Paint
    Touching up white wall with paint brush

    Maintaining the rich color and smooth finish of your home’s interior doesn’t mean you have to repaint the whole room to fix the dents, dings, scratches and marks that can, over time, mar your walls’ surfaces.

    By using the proper technique and t

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  13. How Light Affects Paint Color
    Window light on dark gray wall and red accent chair

    When starting any paint project, choosing paint colors that work within a cohesive color palette is half the battle. You also have to select a paint type, a paint finish and keep in mind how a room’s natural and artificial light may affect the colors

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  14. Definitive Grass Seed Buying Guide for Home Gardeners
    Grass seed in garden shovel

    Nothing impacts home landscaping quite like a well-kept lawn. And it's not all about impressing your neighbors. In addition to looking nice, a healthy lawn absorbs excess rainfall, reduces soil erosion, filters groundwater, produces oxygen and improves

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  15. The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Grilling
    Group grilling around a charcoal grill

    Is there a better pastime than firing up the grill on a warm spring afternoon? There's magic in the intense heat, the sound of food searing, and that irresistible aroma wafting through the air. After a long winter stuck inside, most people can't wait

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