How Nathan Organizes His Truck | Ask This Old House

How Nathan Organizes His Truck | Ask This Old House

Installing a Rain Screen for Your Home

No matter what exterior finish your home has, whether it is stucco, wood, brick, or vinyl, it isn’t one hundred percent waterproof. It is still susceptible to water intrusion by rain, melting snow, and moisture driven in by the wind. While you may think your home’s exterior can stand up to a little water, over time water can wet the drainage plane behind your home’s exterior and shorten the life of the finish.

How to Execute Home Renovations on a Timeline

The hardest part of a remodel project is completing it on time. Here are a few tips on how to make a timeline and stick to it!

Avoid Basement Flooding Disasters With A Backup Sump Pump

A backup sump pump is a relatively easy DIY solution that can save the homeowner money and frustration in the wake of a power outage. Choose from a battery backup sump pump, or an electricity-free water-driven backup pump, and keep your basement dry when the power goes out.

Man Cave Garage

The garage is the man’s domain. The garage makes a great place to create a Man Cave. Yes the garage Man Cave is not in the basement, but you can still call it a cave.

Curing A Leak From A Spindle Or Spout

Generally when there is a leak from a spindle or spout, it is generally as a result of a faulty gland or O-ring seal. The leak will normally be located at the spindle, the base of the swivel spout or the diversion know on a shower mixer tap.

Common Soundproofing Materials

What is everything for? There are many different materials used in soundproofing. Some of these materials are readily available and fairly affordable. Others are proprietary and have “hidden” specifications and/or design characteristics and are usually more expensive. Beware, it is often the expensive proprietary materials which also come with the most outrageous claims. In reality it is possible to achieve good soundproofing with readily available inexpensive materials if you know what you are doing.

Difference Between Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles

If you are looking for new tiles, whether it be for walls or your floor, you will notice that there are many available. Here is a quick comparison of two of the most popular options available, which are ceramic and porcelain tiles to help you make the best choice possible for your home.

5 Easy Ways to Refurbish Your Bathroom

If you are like many homeowners, you would love to remodel your entire bathroom. After all, this room is a sanctuary in your home. It’s where you relax after a hard day of work with a good book, a few scented candles, and the sweet aroma of bubble bath.

A Novice Woodworking Guide for Properly Protecting Your Finished Projects

Once woodworking projects are finished being built, they are not quite ready to use until some type of paint, stain or wax has been applied to the wood to protect it. Which you use often depends on what the project is going to be used for, if it is a piece of furniture wax or stain might be all you want or need to protect it. However, you may like how paint looks better and that is fine. With small items such as jewelry boxes or ornaments it is the same way.

DIY Solar Panels – Tips and Tricks

DIY solar panels can be a fun and easy project to build using simple tools, materials and solar cells. Here are some hint and tips to save money and make your DIY solar panel project simpler.