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DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY: You can save thousands, even tens of thousands, of dollars by just painting your existing kitchen cabinets. You don’t always need new cabinets. In fact, before ripping out your old cabinets, what do you have to lose by painting one or two to see how amazing the difference can be? Just do […]

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DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY: Cutting crown molding is HARD. Don’t underestimate this task. If you get it right your first time, drop your tools and go buy a lottery ticket. That’s how lucky you are! The first small eBook I wrote was about cutting crown molding. It’s still a best seller. You MAY need it, but […]

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DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY:  Yeah, I’m sure you know all about lawn mowers. You push them or ride them and cut the grass. But that’s ONLY if they START. When was the last time you cursed like an old salt of a sailor because your mower failed to start? Guess what? My lawn mowers and small engines […]

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DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY:  3-way switches confound many people. I remember years ago messing up the ones in my parents home. I thought my mom would be happy with new clean switches, instead of the ancient ones we had. I had no clue how to get them to work properly again! If your 3-way switches don't […]

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DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY:    If you want to install a new light switch or replace one in your home, it's not hard to do. Are you terrified of electricity? Many are. The reason is because it's invisible and you don't possess the confidence to do the job. I can't make electricity visible, but I can increase […]

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Laminate floors are nearly two decades old and they've really become mainstream. As you might expect, the products are getting better each year. The materials used to create them are more durable. The technology used to reproduce the look and feel of real wood has advanced so much, many of the laminate floors can fool […]

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DEAR TIM: My wife wants me to build a wood table our family could gather around for feasts. She desires a contemporary design using ceramic tile with the tile inset into the center of the table. Have you done this before and what should I be aware of? Can I grout the ceramic tile since […]

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Door knobs are a fairly simple mechanical device found in just about every home, unless you live in a barn. In older homes built before the great WW II, most every knob was connected to a thin metal box that was carefully fit into the edge of the door. These full-mortise lock sets require great […]

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Have you ever noticed a white stain on the body of a faucet, inside of your toilet bowl, on your countertop or glass shower door or your car hood after water droplets from your plumbing system evaporate? Perhaps you’ve seen a white crusty mineral buildup on the tip of a faucet or shower head. In […]

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Air Leaks in homes account for a sizable amount of energy loss. Many air leaks are found around the edges of windows where the window frame meets the interior and exterior wall surfaces and window trim. Here’s how to solve the problem. Degree of Difficulty: Step One: Do a quick inspection of the inside and […]

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