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Joint compound vs. spackle: The differences explained

There is a difference between joint compound and spackle. So, we’re here to help you know which is best for your next renovation project.
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Board and batten: Your essential guide

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Can you paint vinyl siding? Yes – here’s your how-to guide

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How to find studs in walls if you don’t have a stud finder

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6 kinds of perennials that bloom in the summer for a gorgeous garden all season

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Get rid of gross washing machine smells with these simple tips

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Do you need to wash walls before painting? The honest truth

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How much does it cost to install an EV adapter in your garage?

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Tired of your ugly concrete patio? Check out these phenomenal DIY improvement ideas

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How to clean glass shower doors the right way (say goodbye to streaks)

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7 simple safety tips to stop a rug from sliding (and you from tripping)

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The pros and cons of polished concrete floors you should know

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How to get rid of that hideous water stain on the ceiling and beautify your home

Tired of that ugly water stain on your ceiling? This is an easy way to get rid of it for good without a full drywall renovation.
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25 stellar staircase ideas to freshen up the look of your home

Changing up your staircase can be one way to upgrade the look of your home. We’ve got 25 ideas ranging from subtle to dramatic to help you figure it out.
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10 simple yard cleanup tips that will make your life easier

Discover 10 simple and effective yard cleanup tips to revive your overgrown outdoor space. Learn how to create a beautiful oasis for your family to enjoy.
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The best padlocks of 2024

Whether it's your home, your luggage, or your bike, securing your things with the a padlock is the right way to keep your stuff safe.
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What colors go with purple? 9 captivating shades for your home

Need to know which colors go with purple in your space? These colors will match your purple palette.
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Is regrouting your bathroom a wise choice? Here’s what to consider

Are you thinking about regrouting your shower tile, but unsure if regrouting is worth it? Here's what you need to know before you start any project.
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Satin vs. eggshell paint: How to choose the right finish for every room

Before you start painting your home, use these expert-approved tips to decide whether satin vs. eggshell paint is a better option.
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How often should you water new sod? What you need to know

You want to protect your investment, so how often should you water new sod? We'll walk you through proper sod installation and watering practices.
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The best air compressors for your personal projects

Air compressors are very useful for all kinds of home or workshop projects. Check out the selection we did with only the best air compressors in the market.
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The best jump-starters

If you’ve ever sat in your car to listen to music or take a Bluetooth call and run out of battery, you know the necessity of having a jump-starter in the trunk.
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S’bagno LED bathroom mirror review

Upgrade your bathroom with the SBAGNO LED Bathroom Mirror, an advanced vanity mirror with anti-fog technology.
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6 of the best bathroom mirrors to open up small spaces

Want the best bathroom mirror for your space? Here is a list of some of the best options on the market that combine style with functionality.
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Sheetrock vs. drywall: Yes, there’s a difference

Drywall and Sheetrock are not the same. We discuss the similarities and differences between Sheetrock and drywall to help you gain a better understanding.
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This is, hands down, the best way to paint wood paneling

Painting paneling is an easy way to avoid a costly remodel. Here's how to paint on wood panels the right way.
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When you should (and shouldn’t) put used coffee grounds in your garden

How do you know if you should put used coffee grounds in your garden? We’ve researched the pros and cons so you can make your own decision.
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5 things you should never bother to fix when selling your house

There are upgrades that increase the value of your house when you're selling it, and some that just cost money with no ROI. Don't bother with these projects.
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Cleaning 101: Why you should never mix bleach and vinegar

Avoid a major health risk while cleaning your home. Here's everything you need to know about the dangers of mixing bleach and vinegar together.
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The best shower curtains of 2024

Looking for a simple way to change up your bathroom? Check out our guide to buying the ideal shower curtain that can elevate your bathroom's aesthetic.
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The best furniture floor protectors of 2024

Protect your floors from scratches and damage with these top-rated furniture floor protectors. Save yourself from scratches and worries with these handy products.
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How to paint your kitchen cabinets to give your kitchen a fresh look

Painting kitchen cabinets is a great way to refresh your kitchen without overhauling it completely. Here's what you need to know.
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DIY 101: How to fix a wobbly, rocking toilet

Is your shaky toilet making you or your guests nervous? Here are four methods for fixing a wobbly toilet yourself.
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The best greige paint colors that will completely refresh your home

Want to refresh your home so it looks warmer and more modern? These are the best greige paint colors for your interior design.
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Are two-tone walls stylish again?

The two-tone wall trend is in style once again with a few new twists. We have some ideas to help you create a stunning look in your space.
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3 YouTube videos that will teach you how to repair drywall quickly and easily

Not sure how to repair drywall? Check out these YouTube videos, to learn how to refinish and repair any holes, cracks, and scuffs on your drywall.
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Replacing your doors and windows? This is what you should buy, according to an expert

Considering updating your doors and windows this year? An expert shares what trends you'll see in 2024 when it comes to door and window replacement.
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These tips will help you tape a room for painting the right way

There's a right and wrong way to tape a room — here's the right way
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How often should you wash your pillowcase? What you need to know

Do you know how often you should wash your pillowcases? Do you just wash them whenever you wash your sheets? Come learn the rules you need to know in our guide.
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Preparing wood before painting: The basics

Prep your wood before painting so you get a gorgeous, smooth paint job. This is how to get the perfect wood-painting results.
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Do you need primer every time you paint? Well … it’s complicated

Is priming your surfaces really necessary? We break down when priming is necessary for painting and when you can skip it.
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Save your furniture: How to unwarp wood and restore your home design

If your wood furniture, doors, or floorboards have gotten warped, they can still be saved. This is how to unwarp wood.
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7 times you should absolutely choose an eggshell paint finish

Not sure what paint finish is right for your painting project? These are all the times you should choose that eggshell paint.
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The best ways to heat a basement (from super affordable to total reno)

Is your basement too cold to be livable? Here are all the pros and cons of the most popular basement heating options available.
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What’s the best paint for a kitchen table? What you need to know

Read this guide before you paint your kitchen table. We'll give you some useful tips.
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The December home maintenance checklist everyone needs

Is your home ready for the freezing weather? Make sure you check these items off your December home maintenance checklist.
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Don’t become a statistic: A safety guide for rooftop Christmas decorations

Decorating your rooftop for the holidays? Follow this guide to avoid damaging your roof when setting up Christmas decorations.
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Mold is a huge problem when painting basement walls – how to avoid it

Painting in the basement can be trickier than other interior spaces. Here's how to paint basement walls right to prevent mold from ruining your design.
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Thinking about installing sliding barn doors? 5 essential questions to ask yourself

Are barn doors right for your home's design? Here's what an expert says any homeowner should know before installing sliding barn doors.
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7 popular paint colors for basements that will brighten your home’s dungeon

These popular paint color ideas for basements can help transform your dark, dingy basement into a room friends and family will love.

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