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How to Install Cabinet Doors

November 4th, 2011

Updating the look of your kitchen can be easy and affordable if you simply paint your existing cabinets, change the hardware or get new cabinets altogether. To execute either of these approaches, you'll need to know how to attach the doors. To ensure that they hang straight and close completely, follow these steps from The Home Depot and DIY Network. 1. Get your new doors...

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How to Get Your In-Ground Pool Ready for Winter

November 2nd, 2011

If you're the proud new owner of an in-ground swimming pool, you may not be familiar with the process of winterizing your pool. Preparing your pool for harsh weather in the fall will ensure that it's clean for next season and that freezing water won't cause any damage. Here are some tips to help you with the closing process, according to the Home Depot's Garden Club and...

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How to Hang Curtains

November 1st, 2011

If you're redecorating a room, you may want to consider adding curtains above the windows, as they are an easy and effective way to transform the look of your room. Whichever material and style of curtains you choose is entirely up to you, but before you begin the process of hanging them, read over these tips from DIYLife and Pottery Barn. Measuring Before you even buy...

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How to Install Carpet

October 31st, 2011

New carpets can transform the look of any living room, bedroom or family room in your home. Whether you want a new color, a different texture or to place a carpet over hard floors, your space will look great with new carpet. Despite what you may think, it's easy to install your own carpet with the right tools, which can save you cash and the hassle of finding someone to do it...

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How to Install a New Sink

October 26th, 2011

If you're remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, you can save a lot of money by installing a new sink yourself. It's easier than you may think, and with this guide, inspired by DIY Network and Woodgears.ca, you'll know exactly what do to. 1. Many sinks are put in place with metal clamps, caulk or a combination of the two. Figure out how your new sink will be attached and get...

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How to Change a Bicycle Tire

October 21st, 2011

Sooner or later, most bike riders will find themselves faced with a flat tire that needs replacing. Whether you're on the road or in your garage preparing for the bicycle-riding season, it's useful to know how to change a bike tire. Here's a how-to guide, according to Performance Bicycle and DoItYourself.com. You need the proper replacement tools before you begin, which...

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Auto Tool Kits - Car Tools - Auto Repair Tools

October 20th, 2011

“Off the Shelf” Automotive Tool Kits If you are starting at the beginning, with no auto tools in your collection, you can locate pre-made automotive tool kits from a number of manufacturers at many websites and brick and mortar retailers. You will also have a wide selection of price ranges so you can keep your bank account happy as well as increase your car tools...

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Garage Tools - Woodworking Tools - Tool Storage

October 20th, 2011

Adjustable Tools You Should Have You should have one or more adjustable tools in your tool chest. Most will be in the form of wrenches but there are some other tools in this category that you might like, also. Adjustable wrenches are valuable additions to your garage tools. If you have two or three sizes, you can handle most grip and lock or loosen tasks. Sometimes...

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Home Upgrades to Avoid

October 13th, 2011

Not every home improvement project is guaranteed to boost the value of your home. Some projects are better left undone - unless you have a personal reason or aren't planning to put your house up for sale in the near future. Here's what not to do when renovating, according to Real Simple magazine and Frugalbits.com. 1. Don't put in a swimming pool. According to Frugalbits.com,...

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Types of Light Bulbs

October 6th, 2011

If you want to cut down on energy costs in your household, it may benefit you to learn about the different kinds of light bulbs and which are the most efficient. There are three main types that you could consider using in your home, according to MarthaStewart.com and Megavolt.co.il. Incandescent These bulbs are the ones you're probably most familiar with. They work by using...

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