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 »

  • What’s So Great About Reclaimed Wood Flooring?

    Today Laura writes: Dear Diva, I don’t understand what reclaimed wood flooring is and why it is so great.  Please enlighten me! What’s the big deal? Why is everyone talking about reclaimed wood flooring?  Because it’s a great way to add value to your home and makes great eco-friendly flooring for your home.  Reclaimed wood… Read more »

  • Marble Shower walls

    Completing The Marble Shower Walls

    Today Kim writes: Dear diva, My tile in my shower was not done properly and I had to replace everything down to the studs.  I was planning on putting up marble tile up in my shower walls but I have run out of money and it is no longer in my budget.  I like the… Read more »

  • bathroom vanity

    How To Choose A New Bathroom Vanity

    So how do you choose a new bathroom vanity? There are so many products out there it is difficult to know what to get and where to start.  Choosing a new bathroom vanity is definitely one of those products.  Whether you’re remodeling your entire bathroom or just replacing your vanity there are a few things… Read more »

  • Formaldehyde Free Eco-Friendly Flooring

    When considering eco-friendly flooring, sustainability is an important factor. Then again, so is indoor air quality.  During my search, I was pleased to find so many sustainable products that are also good for people with environmental allergies.  Here is a list of some Formaldehyde free flooring I found unique and interesting. Palm Smith & Fong’s… Read more »

  • What Is The Cost Of Hardwood Flooring Installed?

    Thinking of new hardwood flooring? Consider cost hardwood flooring installed. Outside of cost, fact is hardwood flooring will add value to your home. While not as eco-friendly as reclaimed wood flooring, traditional hardwood flooring comes in several types, available in many colors, grains, and plank sizes.  The price of hardwood flooring  ranges from $1.99 SF… Read more »

  • How To Choose Decor Friendly Roman Shades

    There is just something so decor friendly about choosing new roman shades. Decor friendly roman shades are a wonderful addition to almost any room.  That said, I would avoid using them for windows next to wet areas like kitchen sinks and bathrooms. Because roman shades are fabric and harder to clean, keeping them from bathrooms… Read more »

  • Stumped Choosing Bali Cellular Shades

    Today Tammy writes: Help me diva!  I have looked at the website baliblinds.com for weeks now.  I’ve ordered samples in several styles of window treatments and I think I’ve finally found “the” color for my living room, but it is not the type of shade I originally thought of. I want window treatments with good… Read more »

  • Considering Remote Control Window Blinds And Shades

    Today Steve writes: I just read your article on window treatments for hard to reach window treatment solutions. It was helpful, but I still have a question.  What type of window treatments can I get with the remote option? Well Steve, you can get several different types of remote control blinds and shades.  Remote functionality… Read more »