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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...


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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...


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...

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...


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Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept.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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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?


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.


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...

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...


Survive a Tornado | How to Choose a Safe Room

Safe rooms are designed to stay anchored to the ground during a tornado. But maybe more importantly, a safe room...


How to Build Sports Ball Storage Rack

If you're tired of soccer balls, basketballs, volleyballs and every other kind of bouncy ball rolling around your garage (or...


Giant DIY Garage Cabinet

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Store tons of stuff out of sight!


Insulate Basement Rim Joists

Cut heat loss through the rim joists and tighten up your house with rigid foam insulation.

Man Cave Decor and Designs You Should Copy

Get inspired with man cave décor ideas from Houzz contributors. These man cave designs work in the basement, attic, garage...even...


How to Dry Out Basement Carpeting

Quick action is the key


Never, Ever Hang Stuff in Your Basement Like This

Instead, mount a clothes rod. The small expense in time and materials could save your house and your life.


10 Things You Should Never Store in Your Basement or Crawl Space

Unfinished basements and crawl spaces can be a great place to store items you don't use all the time. But...


Here’s How to Keep Your Basement Dry This Spring

Because water damage is the LAST thing you'll want to deal with during your spring-cleaning.


12 Things to Know About Home Repair Loans

If you're a homeowner, chances are at some point you'll need a new roof, want to finish off the basement...


Bargain-Basement Bench Dogs

Build this bench dog to make it easy to hold and work on flat and irregularly shaped project parts. Just...


Instant Drying Rack

Tack a 1x2 board to your overhead joists in a basement laundry room to create more space for air-drying clothes...

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Easy Solutions for Everyday Organization Problems

From the kitchen, to the bathroom, to the garage, to the basement, we have tips and tricks for storing stuff...


How to Reset a Circuit Breaker

You probably already know how to reset a circuit breaker, but what about your kids or baby-sitter? Use this tutorial...


Waterproofing Products Help Keep Basements Dry

A little inspection and finishing work will go a long way in keeping your basement dry.