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    How to Paint Concrete Floors

    Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.

    Pro Tips for Basement Finishing

    These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...


    Working With Metal-Clad (MC) Cable

    MC cable is easier to work with than rigid conduit and offers protection from fire, vibration, gnawing pests and physical...


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    Best Concrete Paints for 2021

    Painting concrete surfaces can be challenging. Here are some of the best concrete paints for your garage, basement, porch or...


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    How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement

    With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...

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    How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend

    Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.


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    The Experts’ Guide to Preventing Mold In Basements

    Basement mold is a common problem that can cost thousands to remove. Avoid getting mold in the first place with...

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    Best Types of Flooring for Your Basement

    Looking to install flooring in your basement? Choose one of these five basement-friendly flooring options and enjoy good looks and...


    10 Tips for Dealing With Water Damage, Mold and Mildew

    We'll walk you through how to prevent mold after water damage.


    DIY Wooden Garage Cabinets

    Inexpensive, enormous and surprisingly easy to build


    12 Amazing Hardware Storage Containers for Your Workshop

    Getting organized in the new year is a goal for many, but it can be overwhelming if you don't know...

    Install a Warm, Moisture-Resistant Basement Subfloor in a Day

    Converting your basement into a comfortable living space provides more square footage for family activities and it increases the value...


    12 Best-Looking Refurbished Bookshelves

    You found an old bookshelf at a garage sale, in your basement or on craiglist, but it needs a little...


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    Why Old Homes Have a Tiny Iron Door Leading to the Basement

    Today it serves merely as decoration, but long ago this door leading to the basement served an important purpose.


    Everything to Know About Ductless Mini Splits

    Whether you’re finishing a basement area, adding new space or just upgrading your home’s HVAC system, you owe it to...


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    Here’s Why Old Houses Have a Random Toilet in the Basement

    Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept. Why were they necessary in the first place?

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    How to Achieve Better Yard Drainage

    Soggy yard? Here are your options.


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    Tips for Better Drywall Taping

    Simple tricks for fast, flawless drywall finishing


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    Remodel a Basement or Add a Second Story? The Pros and Cons of Each Project

    What are the pros and cons of finishing a basement or adding a second story?


    Mastering the Art of Electrical Conduit

    Running electrical conduit on the surface of a wall is an easy way to add wiring to a workshop, garage...


    How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit

    With metal conduit, you can run power almost anywhere. We'll show you how to do it safely and easily.


    What to Do the First Time Your Basement Floods

    A basement flood, especially your first one, is, without a doubt, alarming. But, you have to slow down. It's going...


    How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes

    How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window


    Fixing a Water-Shutoff Valve Leak

    Solution to a leak around the water valve shut-off handle

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    How to Eliminate Basement Odor and Sewer Smells

    Stop sewer gas from entering the basement.


    15 Basement Bar Ideas for the Perfect Bar Design

    Building a home bar is a dream project of many homeowners, but essential repair and maintenance projects often bump it...


    How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting in Your Kitchen

    Add dramatic under cabinet lighting in a weekend without tearing up your walls to install the wiring.


    10 Things to Remember During a Home Remodel

    I embarked on a home remodel four months ago. The entire upstairs of my circa 1947, story-and-a-half home in South...


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    How to Estimate a Concrete Order

    Calculate concrete prices and how many cubic yards of concrete you need for a walk, driveway or basement. How much...


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    DIY Concrete Crack Repair

    You can fix many concrete cracks yourself