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While shower curtains allow homeowners to select various colorful options, they are often hard to clean and can begin to collect mildew around the edges. In order to streamline the cleaning process, many individuals choose to install a shower door. Making the switch can be relatively inexpensive if you handle it on your own instead of hiring someone to put the door into place...more
Compasses are very valuable pieces of equipment for people who like to tread off the beaten path. You can probably orient yourself fairly well by using the position of the sun, but you might not always have that luxury, and navigating with the stars at night is a little more complicated. These reasons demonstrate that knowing how to use a compass is vitally important. Compass...more
Tiles are an attractive, functional addition to any bathroom or kitchen. Once you've laid them out and attached them to the floor, it's time to apply grout to fill the spaces in between. It comes in a powder form that's available in assorted colors and should be mixed according to the manufacturer's directions. Make sure you use the least amount of water as possible and mix...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
“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...more