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Luxury Vinyl Flooring

The most popular and fastest growing flooring type on the market today is Luxury Vinyl Plank or Tile. LVP (wood look) and LVT (tile look) for short. But why has this type of flooring gained so much of the market and does it deserve it? In this article, we will examine what makes luxury vinyl… Read more »

Is This Good Carpet For My Stairs?

Today Camille writes: Hello, I am purchasing a remnant of Shaw carpeting from a local carpet store (to be installed by them) for the stairs from my main to second floor. I have never purchased carpet and I am a bit confused regarding proper type. The carpet is synthetic – polyester and a Texture with a slight… Read more »

How to Repair Lifting Edges On Vinyl Tile

How to Repair Lifting Edges On Vinyl Tile

Vinyl peel and stick tiles are an easy do-it-yourself friendly type of project, but what do you do if the edges start lifting up? Simple re-glue them. If you aren’t sure how to do this then read on for step by step instructions on how to repair lifting edges on vinyl tile.

How To Calculate Paint Quantity For Any Project

How To Calculate Paint Quantity For Any Project

Quick and Easy Tip: How to calculate paint for any project! When it comes to painting projects, how do you figure out how much paint you’ll need? Most of us probably ask the clerk at the paint desk how much we should get. And normally this is fine, but what if the clerk is new… Read more »

Help With Choosing Granite or Quartz Countertops

Today Mitch writes: I’m picking out new countertops, but I am not sure which one is the best choice.Granite or Quartz? Please help! Mitch, if I had a dollar for every time I got asked that question. . . I wouldn’t be a millionaire, but I would definitely be a couple hundred dollars richer! When it… Read more »

Edge Painting Tips

Wall Edge Painting Tips

Today Eddie writes: Help! I always mess up on the edges when I’m painting. Do you have any painting tips that could help me out? Any advice is appreciated. Eddie, as you well know, painting is not as easy as it appears on home improvement shows. But that’s probably just because we don’t have a highly… Read more »

Red Paint

How Many Coats Of Red Paint Are Needed?

Today April writes: Dear Diva, I bought this beautiful color of red paint for my dining room and after painting two coats on the wall it looks nothing like the sample! It’s an ugly pinkish hue!  What happened? I’m not a newbie but this is my first dark color. Did I buy bad paint or… Read more »

Vanity Cabinet

Refinishing Or Replacing Your Bathroom Vanity Cabinet

Today Carissa writes: Dear Diva, I’ve lived in my house for 4 years now and I can’t take my master bathroom any longer! It’s fixtures are old and I’m ready for a re-do! Problem is, my budget isn’t very big. I have given it a lot of thought, and I think if I change the bathroom… Read more »

Wire Vs Wood

Help Choosing Between ClosetMaid Closet Organizers

Today  Carmen writes: Dear Diva, My New Year’s resolution is to get more organized! Thus far I’ve organized my kitchen and pantry, but now I need to move onto the closet in my master bedroom. There is tons of space, but I’m a little hesitate to begin. I’m looking at going with a ClosetMaid do-it-yourself… Read more »

In Floor Heating Mats: Are They Worth It?

Are In-Floor Heating Mats Worth It?

Today Margaret writes: Dear Diva, I live in a very cold climate and I am tired of my feet getting cold! Do you think those in floor heating mats are a good idea? Because they sure sound nice!  What brand would you recommend and do you have any install suggestions? Thanks Margaret, you are definitely not… Read more »

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  • Wire Vs Wood

    Help Choosing Between ClosetMaid Closet Organizers

    Today  Carmen writes: Dear Diva, My New Year’s resolution is to get more organized! Thus far I’ve organized my kitchen and pantry, but now I need to move onto the closet in my master bedroom. There is tons of space, but I’m a little hesitate to begin. I’m looking at going with a ClosetMaid do-it-yourself… Read more »

  • In Floor Heating Mats: Are They Worth It?

    Are In-Floor Heating Mats Worth It?

    Today Margaret writes: Dear Diva, I live in a very cold climate and I am tired of my feet getting cold! Do you think those in floor heating mats are a good idea? Because they sure sound nice!  What brand would you recommend and do you have any install suggestions? Thanks Margaret, you are definitely not… Read more »

  • Can You Paint Cultured Marble Or Tile Countertops?

    Can You Paint Cultured Marble Or Tile Countertops?

    Today Mary asks, Have any ideas about making over countertops that are cultured marble, and tile countertops? Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations won’t work on these surfaces. 🙂 Mary, unfortunately neither one of those surfaces handle paint well in wet areas. This is one of the reasons why it’s not recommended to use a product like Rust-Oleum CountertropTransformations… Read more »

  • How To Buy Carpet For Home

    How To Buy Carpet For Your Home

    As we continue winding our way through the season, many of you are thinking about the home improvements that need to take place in your homes. But one home improvement that tends to be put off until the last-minute has to be changing out old carpeting. Why the procrastination? Most of the time it stems from not… Read more »

  • Twelve Must Have Painting Supplies

    Twelve Must Have Painting Supplies

    Today Adrienne writes: What tools and supplies do you prefer when you are painting? What a good question, Adrienne! As it turns out there are about a dozen different items that I always make sure I have on hand before I start my painting project.  Some of them are no-brainers and others are items that… Read more »

  • Motivation Tips For Your Next Project

    Recently Michele asked: How can I boost my motivation to get started on the various home makeover projects my house needs? That’s a great question, Michele! I’m sure we’ve all struggled with a lack of motivation a time or two in our lives.  I know I certainly have! In fact, right this minute I’m lacking… Read more »

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    How To Measure And Install Window Blinds Yourself

    Today Janet writes: Could you walk me through the process of measuring and installing new window treatments myself? I’ve done several other projects around the house and I think I’m finally ready to tackle this one! Thank you so much for your help! Janet, your first step will be to measure your windows for the… Read more »

  • Antique Style Vanity Double Sink

    Antique Style Vanity

    Today Angie writes: Diva, I need your help. I’m trying to find an antique style vanity for two of my bathrooms. The problem I’ve had so far is finding vanity styles that honestly feel antique, without actually spending money on something that is that old. The first bathroom needs a vanity for double sinks, the… Read more »

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