Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Corner

In this category we include different articles we feel are important and informative for the avid do-it-yourselfer.


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5 Most Common Caulking Mistakes
5 Most Common Caulking Mistakes Tue, Dec 10, 2019 Anyone who owns a home eventually faces the inevitable: A dried, cracked or flaky caulk seal. Here are some useful caulking tips that will help you. Read More

How To Drywall: A Finishing Shortcut
How To Drywall: A Finishing Shortcut Thu, Dec 05, 2019 Most home improvement shortcuts lead to trouble. But here’s an artile that makes drywall finishing faster without regrets later. Read More

7 Drywall Installation Mistakes You’ve Probably Made Before And How To Avoid Them
7 Drywall Installation Mistakes You’ve Probably Made Before And How To Avoid Them Sat, Nov 30, 2019 This article walks you through the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of drywall installation. It will help you avoid seven common mistakes people make when tackling their drywall projects. Read More

How to Cut Crown Molding Using Easy Templates
How to Cut Crown Molding Using Easy Templates Tue, Nov 26, 2019 Cutting crown molding can be frustrating and confusing. Inside and outside corners are cut with different settings. Usually, the right side of the cut is the left side of the corner. Sometimes you need to flip the crown upside down to cut. Using temp... Read More

How to Install Joist Hangers the Correct Way
How to Install Joist Hangers the Correct Way Mon, Nov 25, 2019 If you install them properly, joist hangers will keep your decks and floors strong as wood dries, twists, shrinks and ages. Read More

9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again
9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again Thu, Nov 21, 2019 Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs. Read More

The Do's and Don’ts of a Bathroom Remodel
The Do's and Don’ts of a Bathroom Remodel Fri, Nov 15, 2019 The average bathroom remodel runs between $9,600 to $11,000, according to Angie’s List and high end remodels can run much, much higher. If you’re getting ready to embark on a bathroom remodel, you want to get it right. You know you need to set a b... Read More

100 Vintage Home Hacks That are Still Brilliant Today
100 Vintage Home Hacks That are Still Brilliant Today Wed, Nov 06, 2019 These tips and tricks for the home and the do-it-yourselfer have been passed down from generation to generation, but do they still hold up today? You better believe it! Read More

How to Cut Crown Molding: Using Scarfed Joints and Coped Corners to Get a Perfect Fit
How to Cut Crown Molding: Using Scarfed Joints and Coped Corners to Get a Perfect Fit Wed, Oct 23, 2019 There are three main cuts when you hang  crown molding.  In this video from Old House general contractor Tom Silva, he shares some tricks of the trade for cutting crown molding for miters, scarf joints, and copes. Read More

13 Signs You’re About to Hire a Bad Contractor
13 Signs You’re About to Hire a Bad Contractor Mon, Oct 21, 2019 We've all been there. In many cases, like our own, we became do-it-yourselfers after being dissatisfied with a job that was done. While there are many great contractors, some do leave a bit to be desired. Glowing reviews on a home service websi... Read More

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