Luxury Vinyl Flooring Planks And Tile

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 »

  • Cleaning Granite Countertops Safely

    Cleaning Granite Countertops Safely

    Today Susan writes: Dear Diva, A friend of mine just told me I could use regular Pledge on my granite countertops. Is this true? I’ve used Pledge on my wooden surfaces but it just doesn’t seem like the thing to use on granite. Please help, I’m confused! Cleaning granite countertops safely is what I’m after… Read more »

  • Kitchen Cart With Granite Top

    Deb writes: Diva, I am so tired of my kitchen I could scream. It’s large, yet somehow lacks countertop space. I wish I had granite instead of black laminate countertops. I’m renting so I can’t make any permanent changes but is there anything I can do to class the place up? Deb, I know how it feels… Read more »

  • Carpet Fibers Comparison

    Carpet Fibers Comparison

    There are many different types of carpet fibers available. However, when it comes to purchasing new wall to wall carpeting, most homeowners stick with one of three choices. These three carpet fibers are olefin, polyester and nylon. If you’re in the market for new carpeting and aren’t sure where to begin, this article will help you get a… Read more »

  • Marble Tile Kitchen Floor

    Marble Tile Kitchen Floor

    Today Jenny writes: Dear Diva, my husband wants to put a polished light-colored marble tile on the floor of our kitchen. I’m not really sure if this is a good idea, though. What do you think? Is the kitchen floor a good place for polished marble tiles? Jenny, a marble tile kitchen floor is a… Read more »

  • Brondell Swash Toilet Seat

    Brondell Swash Toilet Seat

    If you’re looking for a mobility friendly toilet seat, I would suggest giving the Brondell Swash Toilet Seat strong consideration.

  • Kitchen Open Shelving Ideas

    Kitchen Open Shelving Ideas

    Today Lila writes: Diva, I am considering changing up my kitchen a little bit and need some major help!  I want to put some open shelves in, but I’m not sure which cabinets to choose. I’m also not sure whether I should use my existing kitchen cabinets or if I should just replace them with… Read more »

  • Provenance Woven Wood Vertical Drapery

    Provenance Woven Wood Vertical Drapery

    Today I saw a new type of window treatment from Hunter Douglas that was so different from what I expected, I just have to share it with everyone here! It’s called Provenance Woven Wood Vertical Drapery. That’s right, I said woven wood and vertical drapery in the same sentence. It looks like woven wood but… Read more »

  • Budget Sun Blocking Shades

    Budget Sun Blocking Shades

    Today Marissa writes: Dear Diva, the heat is finally getting to me. My house is so hot I can’t stand to stay home during the day. I’m miserable! I don’t have a lot of extra money to spend, so can you suggest some budget sun blocking shades? Marissa, I applaud you for making it this… Read more »