As a homeowner, when did you last check if your home's insulation was doing its job properly? From ice to mice, here are five things to check to see if your home's insulation is keeping you as cool as possible in summer and warm in winter.
Caulking and weatherstripping your home not only serve to keep out winter's cold but can also reduce your energy use. The result? Savings for you and a smaller carbon footprint. Here are five steps to weatherstrip your home for winter.
If your basement floor is damp, the source is either leaks from pipes and the outdoors or condensation from high interior humidity levels. You must find the cause of your basement moisture problem before water causes mould or structural damage to you
Whether because it's old and warped or improperly installed, applying too much force to open and close a door will shorten its life and that of the door frame. Here are some easy fixes for common door problems you can do yourself.
After a harsh winter you're probably ready to erase the damage caused by Mother Nature’s frigid wrath. To help you gear up for the warmer weather, here's a spring cleaning checklist for your home to keep it looking good and trouble-free.
Water is essential to all life on Earth, and many people do not have access to fresh clean water as often as they need. Check out five easy ways you can stop wasting water right now:
If you winterize your home, you can prevent any unexpected surprises. This checklist will help you beat the cold and make your home winter-ready.
Blinds help control the amount of light and heat that gets into a room. To get the best out of them, be sure the mechanisms are in good working order. Here are some practical tips to keep in mind.
An old, drafty window can be a money pit. Save money and stay cozy year-round: make sure your old windows are weather-proof—and new windows are installed properly—with these expert tips.
A broken window will always need to be replaced, but there are a couple of ways you can fix a window with minor damage can be repaired, saving you the cost of a new pane.
After many decades, that old wood front door is leaking air and causing major drafts. You could replace it, but that old door is part of the original architecture of your home. Here are two ways to fix it without loosing the door.
It really is a snap to keep your household under control. With these easy tips, your space will look spin and span in no time.
Looking at disorder typically makes people feel paralyzed and overwhelmed, but luckily the process of getting rid of it is actually quite simple. Here are 8 tips to help you clean up clutter quickly.
Shutters and awnings usually don't need much work. But pay them some attention – a little bit of maintenance and a good spring cleaning – and they'll reward you by looking great and providing shelter from the rain and sun for years to come.
Everyone wants to ensure their home stays up-do-date year-round, but all that scheduling can be confusing. From chimney sweeps to air conditioning inspections, here's what to do and when.
Whether it's heating a home in the winter or cooling it in the summer, air leaks can make your house less comfortable and less energy-efficient.
The world of doors is full of mysteries for a beginner DIY carpenter. Here's everything you need to know about the doors in your house, and how you can repair/replace them.
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