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How to repot a houseplant

How to repot a houseplant

If you manage to keep alive a houseplant for, oh, more than a few months, there will surely come the day when it has outgrown its starter...

A patio makeover can be a one-weekend wonder

Try a patio makeover

Yes it can be a one-weekend wonder. Arm yourself with a weekend action plan to make over your patio.

 

DIY for the Home & Garden

Install a rotating outlet

How often have you wanted to plug in two electrical devices in a double outlet but couldn't because one or both of them had a large plug...

Install a recessed vent light

Recessed lighting illuminates any number of spaces in a room, and when you add ventilation it becomes a solution to many problems. By...

Install carpet tiles

A distinct advantage of carpet tiles over wall-to-wall carpeting is that tiles can be easily replaced when damaged or worn. This feature...

Install a hand shower bar

A movable hand shower on a bar is a convenient addition to a showerhead that makes it easy to focus the direction of spray wherever it's...

Install a fire screen

Transform an ordinary fireplace by replacing an old enclosure with a new glass door. A fire screen can add glamour, but it's a safety...

Install ceramic floor tile

Install ceramic tile over an old vinyl floor and prepare for a dramatic facelift for your bathroom. The array of sizes, shapes and colors...

Hang a suspended ceiling

Want to cover a maze of electrical wires, plumbing lines and heating ducts in the basement ceiling? The best solution we know is a suspended...

Remove wallpaper

Removing wallpaper is a process you learn on the job, and the tools and materials you need are inexpensive. It's just tedious, messy and...

DIY Design Projects

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Bathrooms are getting bigger, better and more important to buyers

Builders are responding to buyer demand for en suite bathrooms, free-standing tu...

Builders are responding to buyer demand for en suite bathrooms, free-standing tubs and closeted toilets, Lauren Beale reports from a model home in Brea.