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Posted Thu, Mar 18, 2021
Multi-generational living is becoming increasingly common, as more homes now have dedicated spaces to accommodate family members of different ages. One option to meet this need, often called a “mother-in-law' (MIL) suite, granny flat,
Posted Sun, Jan 31, 2021
Are you wondering how to make sure a room is square? Knowing how to find the square of a room can save you countless headaches down the road when it’s time to install cabinets, flooring and other features in your home.
Posted Thu, Dec 17, 2020
Wood fence posts will rot due to prolonged exposure to moisture in the soil. This article will teach you how to prevent fence posts from rotting, which will save you time and money in the long run because once a fence post starts deteriorating, ...
Posted Wed, Dec 09, 2020
Solid wood dining room tables are not only practical and resilient but are gorgeous pieces of furniture. With proper care, they will last for generations.
Posted Sun, Dec 06, 2020
In a busy and chaotic world, there’s nothing like family time and playing games together.
Posted Thu, Nov 26, 2020
Let’s cut right to the chase. Yes, plumbers do install dishwashers! And, you should call a plumber to install your new dishwasher.
Posted Wed, Nov 18, 2020
Have you ever heard of carpenter bees? If you answered no, you’re not alone. This species is a lesser-known variety. However, that doesn’t mean you should ignore them.
Posted Thu, Nov 05, 2020
Installing new windows is a great way to give your home a facelift and lower your energy bill. Proper installation requires caulk, but there is a right and wrong way to apply it.
Posted Wed, Oct 21, 2020
Where’s that hammer when you need it? Digging through a cluttered toolbox only adds unnecessary time to your DIY projects.
Posted Sat, Oct 10, 2020
What would you do without your garage? It’s the one place you can store all the odds and ends that don’t fit inside your home. Once you close the doors, everything is out of sight and out of mind.
Posted Wed, Sep 30, 2020
For many, one of the biggest challenges recently has been to figure out how to stay productive while working from home. Millions of people have shifted to both living and working in their homes,
Posted Fri, Sep 25, 2020
When a closed door is shaking due to wind blowing, or changes in interior air pressure, the spring-loaded lock isn’t fitting well into the strike plate of the door. This is caused by the metal tab on the strike plate being bent away from the doo...
Posted Mon, Sep 14, 2020
Have you noticed your wooden screen door dragging on the floor? Are you looking to get it fixed? If so, you're in the right place. In this blog, we’ll give you some useful tips for getting your sagging wooden screen door back in working order.
Posted Mon, Sep 07, 2020
Plain and simple, a shim is a tapered wedge used for making slight adjustments to home elements, such as door frames and windows, to make them plumb and level.
Posted Sat, Aug 15, 2020
Drywall gives clean form and completeness to your interior walls. But all it takes is one hairline fracture snaking across the wall and your entire flawless aesthetic is thrown off. Besides bemoaning,
Posted Thu, Aug 06, 2020
Are you looking to calculate your roof slope? If you are, there are numerous ways you can do it, and in this guide, we’ll explore two of them.
Posted Wed, Jul 22, 2020
Bikes can take up a lot of space in garages, particularly if you own more than one. The good news, though, is that by hanging your bikes you free up a lot more space in your garage. In this article, we’ll show you how to hang and store bikes in ...
Posted Sun, Jun 28, 2020
Designing and building your outdoor space and deck to fit your family’s needs can be both fun and exciting. Making sure you know how to care for your deck is important for making sure it has a long life.
Posted Thu, Jun 18, 2020
A wood stove is a great focal point in any room. There are few things better than curling up in front of the fireplace with a cozy blanket and a good book.
Posted Mon, May 25, 2020
No homeowner wants a house that is too warm and stuffy during the spring and summer months, which may be why you are trying to learn how to make a room cooler.
Posted Wed, May 20, 2020
Get the feeling that your kitchen is looking a little drab? If a full renovation isn’t in your budget, there are a few minor changes that can get a lot of mileage toward sprucing up the look of your space.
Posted Fri, May 08, 2020
The fresh smell of herbs in your private back porch garden piques a sense of botanist pride. Much like other DIY endeavors, growing your own produce and seasonings carries a special sense of accomplishment. And while there is a natural season fo...
Posted Thu, Apr 23, 2020
Are you looking for the best way to remove rust from tools? Neglecting the rust on your tools can lead to corrosion and unrepairable damage. By following these tips from Mr. Handyman, you can protect your tools so they’re ready when you need them.