Walls, Floors & Ceilings

  1. How to Waterproof Your Basement

    Waterproofing concrete basement

    One of the most frustrating problems faced by homeowners is the constant battle against wet basement walls. Luckily, basement waterproofing is a DIY project you can finish with a little time and effort.

    Waterproofing protects basement walls and

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  2. How to Repair Water Damage to Walls & Ceilings

    Man repairing hole in ceiling from water damage

    Water can be destructive. When it meets the drywall that makes up your interior walls and ceilings it can make them look unsightly — or worse, it can damage wallboard enough that it collapses and falls apart, which can cause huge homeowner headaches. D

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  3. How to Repair Basement Leaks

    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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  4. How to Patch Drywall

    Patching hole in drywall with putty knife

    It's inevitable. No matter how careful you are, holes in your drywall are going to happen. Fortunately, no matter how extensive the damage, it is fixable.

    Fix Small Drywall Holes (Less than 6")

    Step 1: Cut a Square Around The Damage

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  5. How to Repair Plaster Walls

    Repairing plaster wall with spreader

    Many older homes may still have some walls and ceilings made of plaster and lath instead of the now standard drywall or wallboard. If you have holes or cracks in your plaster walls or ceilings, repairing them isn’t difficult. It can, however, require a

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  6. Proper Spackling Techniques

    Spackle on drywall

    Repairing holes and dings in walls with spackle and paint is one of the easiest home improvement projects you can undertake to vastly improve the look of your home’s interior. Keep reading to learn proper spackling technique so that you know how to d

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  7. How to Lay Bathroom Tile

    Laying colorful tile on bathroom floor

    If your bathroom tile is outdated, cracking or otherwise unappealing, there’s no need to pay someone to replace it. It’s something any DIY-er can do with the right tools and know-how. Keep reading to learn how to lay bathroom tile on your bathroom flo

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  8. 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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  9. How to Install a Kitchen Tile Backsplash

    Kitchen updated with colorful tile backsplash

    A ceramic tile backsplash does more than protect your kitchen walls from splatters and spray. It also enlivens it with a decorative splash. It takes care to apply a backsplash and get the desired results; however, it can be completed in a weekend and

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  10. How to Install Baseboards & Doorstops

    Newly installed doorstop and baseboard

    If your rooms don't have baseboards, or your existing ones are battered and dingy, you can install baseboards to give your rooms a fresh new look. The effect is subtle but impactful — and worth your while, as this job can add value and style to your h

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  11. My Bathroom Renovation: Laying a Tile Floor

    Newly installed bathroom tile with grout and seal
    bathroom with tile floor

    We recently completed our boy’s bathroom renovation which included adding a tile floor. The tile floor almost didn’t happen because I was so afraid of the cleaning and maintenance aspect. While tile is very durable, I was coming from a pretty bad

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