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 »

  • Master Bathroom Remodel: Should We Do It Ourselves?

    Today Patricia asks, My husband and I need a master bathroom remodel badly. My husband thinks we can do it ourselves but neither of us are that handy. I am afraid this will turn out to be a bigger project than he expects and we will end up over our heads. But he is afraid… Read more »

  • Tile Ideas For A Small Bathroom

    Today, Tina asks: I have a small bathroom I’m shopping for new tile for, and I just don’t know what to do!  What size of tile should I go with?  I’ve heard that I should go with small tiles and I’ve also heard that I need to stay with big!  Which way is it? Don’t… Read more »

  • Bondera Toolbox

    Bondera – A SimpleMat Alternative

    Not too long back, we were contacted by a PR firm that wanted to share a product that competes with SimpleMat called Bondera TileMatSet. Intrigued, we agreed to receive what Bondera calls a Tiling Toolbox. On the surface it might look like any other wooden box, but once opened up, we discovered that it contained… Read more »

  • Remote Control Window Treatments

    Hard To Reach Window Treatment Solutions

    Several of our readers have expressed frustration and anxiety about how to deal with hard to reach window treatments once Spring comes and the sun is out again.  Many of who, mentioned feeling like they are living in a cave because they pull the shades down for the sunny months and only open them in… Read more »

  • Considering Extra Wide Window Blinds

    If you have extra wide windows you might think your chooses for window treatments are limited, but there are more styles out there then one would think! It just takes a little more thought and a little more thinking outside the box! Here are 3 popular styles for extra wide window blinds: Vertical Blinds –… Read more »

  • Simple Kitchen Backsplash Ideas – How To Get Started

    Just starting the process of adding a kitchen backsplash is rather overwhelming. This video below demonstrates just how fast you can be over-run by simple kitchen backsplash idea overload. So while there’s easy to install backsplash concepts like SimpleMat, chances want to still explore the alternatives. That is where this article comes in. We hope to… Read more »

  • Ideas For Your Kitchen Backsplash With Tile Samples

    Today an anonymous reader writes: Really need your help with this one. Should I be looking at ideas for my backsplash with tile samples? I work a lot, so I don’t have a lot of time to look for new kitchen tile backsplash ideas, do you have any suggestions? I just want to make sure… Read more »

  • Deciding On Window Treatments For Bathrooms

    Today Cindy writes: Help! Our old curtains are just not cutting it any longer and we need help deciding on window treatments for our bathroom. At this point we are open to any ideas you might have. Curtains, blinds, whatever. We just need something new and that works! Thanks! Well Cindy, I am glad to… Read more »