There are certain items in a DIYers toolkit that seem to become staples over time. One of those items for me is dowel rods. I love the versatility of dowel rods, and how they can provide solutions to many of our household problems. So, I thought I would compile a selection of some of my favorite ways to use dowel rods. I hope that it inspires some great DIY projects for you!
Each year, those in the know offer their predictions for color trends and what is to come. Sometimes those predictions turn out to be accurate. Sometimes… not so much. This year the colors have been predicted, and you may be surprised at where we are heading.
You are probably well aware that cleaning your hands is the first and best defense against contracting the coronavirus or the flu. But what, if anything, can you do to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and/or flu germs around your house?
Although plumbing projects are far from being the most glamorous part of a renovation or repair job, they are necessary. Many jobs you will probably want to leave to the professionals. However, being able to repair or install a bathroom sink drain is a skill that any DIYer can handle.
I noticed that there seem to be a lot of articles out there to educate people on which plants are resistant to deer, but not so much on telling which plants deer love to eat, or what to avoid if that is not your intention. (As in, the deer will eat these to the ground). So, I decided that it is time to put the warning out there.
Efforts to get my kitchen completely organized are starting to pay off. I just love to open these plate drawers and see everything looking so beautifully organized. I have finally created a low-budget but high-quality peg drawer system. Today, I am providing the details for making a custom dish drawer organizer.
The addition of mother-in-law suites is currently on the rise. More and more people are finding themselves in need of this addition. Whether that be for housing aging parents, or whether they find themselves with a disabled child, the request for mother-in-law suites is becoming more and more commonplace.
What is up with my crazy a$$ laundry? Why are my clothes coming out of the dryer with a bad smell??? If you have this problem you are not alone. I went through the same thing last year. You won’t believe what was causing my problem and how easy it was to eliminate clothes dryer odors!
There are several layers within a proper roofing job that are necessary to provide the most protection against water damage. Of all of them, the first line of defense is to install drip edge flashing. Unfortunately, many contractors tend to neglect this step.
The elimination of this installation can end up being your future nightmare. So, if you are re-roofing your house, be sure to demand a drip edge. If your roof is already finished (sans drip edge), you can still do a drip edge retrofit installation.
If you have ever had squirrels in your attic, you know the incredible amount of headaches that they can cause. If you have been blessed to avoid this common household problem, consider yourself lucky. Regardless, you may want to take steps to prevent squirrels from accessing your attic.