Any home repair can be frustrating, but some repairs are particularly troublesome. A dead air conditioner in the heat of the summer, a failing refrigerator full of food, an oven that won’t turn on — and it’s Thanksgiving Day.
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Want to renovate or repair your home? You can find lots of advice and inspiration on Twitter. Experts, fellow home owners, professional publications, and more all offer regular updates on DIY projects, woodworking plans, home repairs, and other home improvements.
Interior tasks like changing air conditioner filters, painting walls, cleaning cabinets, and cleaning appliances are often easy to remember, but it’s important that you don’t forget to take care of your home’s exterior maintenance as well.
In every home, there is the potential for mold. Mold is everywhere. It’s outside, it’s indoors — and it may even be hiding in your walls.
Energy efficiency at home is important. It conserves precious resources, and better yet, saves you money. Big changes like solar power, a new HVAC system, tank less water heater, or updated energy efficient appliances will have a dramatic impact on your home’s efficiency, but even small changes can add up to a big difference.
When it comes to DIYing home repairs, being able to tackle a project doesn't mean you should.
Over the summer, many home owners plan to complete home improvement projects. In fact, according to the Zillow Digs Summer Home Improvement Trend and Spending Survey, 60 percent of home owners plan to improve or add to their homes this summer, typically spending around $1,200.
Every home owner needs a tool box. Whether you’re handy or not, little things come up, and they’re not all worth calling a professional. A home tool kit can help you hang photos, assemble furniture, fix a toilet, build a cabinet, and more.
There’s no way around it: remodeling your kitchen is typically expensive — and intrusive, kicking you out of your cooking space for weeks, even months. Most home owners will spend between $12,000 and $19,000.
You can cook food in the dishwasher, freeze electronics, and make hash browns in a waffle iron. Who knew? It’s incredible how many different ways you can use your appliances, especially humble kitchen appliances.