How To Build a Backyard Ice Rink | Ask This Old House

How To Build a Backyard Ice Rink | Ask This Old House

What’s the Best Time of Year to Buy Home Improvement Products?

Completing a future home improvement project while saving money takes an inordinate amount of planning. So when is the best time of the year to tackle those home projects that will ensure you save money while in the process of improving your home? Generally the best time of year to stock up on home improvement products is during holidays but depending upon your project, there are other times of the year where savings up to 50% or more can be found.

Understanding Fertilizer Numbers and Labels

Are you ever confused about what the three numbers and various letters and percentages mean when picking up a fertilizer from a big box store or garden center? Well I hope that I can break it down and make it much easier to understand.

Storing Firewood – The Benefits Of Building Your Own Firewood Rack

Building your own firewood rack might be easier than you think. Learn why properly storing your firewood is important and determine if you should buy a firewood rack or build one yourself.

How to Get Rid of Flies Naturally

Though flies may look harmless, they are exceptionally annoying and may carry a handful of dangerous infectious diseases including salmonella, typhoid and cholera. What’s more? These pesky creatures are often hard to deter. Fortunately, there are a few effective natural ways that can help you get rid of flies without much hassle. Browse over the following article and learn how to get rid of flies naturally.

DIY Grouting Tips

You have set all your tiles making sure the grout lines are even and straight, and if they were floor tiles your knees are sore and you are glad to have all tile laid. It is now time to let the tile job set overnight or 24 hours if you can, before finishing the job by grouting. Grouting is the finishing process of your tile job and is very rewarding. With these simple tips your grouting will go easier and avoid some common problems.

What to Look for in a Quality Cordless Drill

A cordless drill is likely to be one of the most used and relied on tools by the enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer and comes in different sizes and configurations. Due to the portable nature, these tools are perfect for using on offsite locations and give a high level of power via the lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.

When Do It Yourself Goes Horribly, Hilariously Wrong

That darned “home fix it channel” makes everything look SOOOO easy. “Save money! Improve the value of your home!” The unfortunate reality is that most of these projects are more complicated than they appear and it’s hard to know when you’re in over your head until it’s too late. Some of the following anecdotes are funny and some are dangerous. All of them should have called for professional help.

The Skills Every Handyman Should Possess

To be an effective handyman, you need to possess certain skills. Now you could write a long list of skills, but some are absolutely invaluable…

Painting Tips: The Two Types of Emulsions Used in Decorating and Oil Paint

A simple guide about the two main types of emulsion. Plus a step by step guide on how to properly use oil paint.

How to Paint Foam Crown Molding: DIY Techniques, Tips, and Tricks!

Crown molding is one of the best ways to add an understated elegance to your home or work space. Unfortunately, traditional molding materials like wood require a substantial amount of skill and time to install, and can be expensive. Foam crown molding offers an easier and cost-effective alternative, and this article will explain how to paint your foam molding so nobody will be able to tell it wasn’t professionally installed.