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 »

  • Choosing Cordless Wood Blinds

    Today Alice writes: Recently my husband and I have accepted that we are in dire need of an update on our window blinds. Unfortunately however, we’re stuck on choosing cordless wood blinds over wood blinds with a cord. We’re just not sure which choice of blind makes the most sense? Please help us Diva, we… Read more »

  • SimpleMat or Simple Mat – Which Is It?

    No matter how you spell it, Simple Mat or SimpleMat, it has proven itself to be something of a new product celebrity. Featuring the ability to allow for a kitchen backsplash without the fuss and muss of the typical backsplash install, Simple Mat has done wonders for those wanting a great looking backsplash in a… Read more »

  • Painting Over Wallpaper As A Last Resort

    Today a reader via Twitter.com asks: Diva, what’s your opinion about painting over wallpaper? Painting over wallpaper can be done, but I’d only be painting over wallpaper as a last resort.  If taking the wall paper off will damage the wall or there are multiple layers of paper then painting over is a good idea. … Read more »

  • Bathroom Tile Shower Moisture Problems

    Today Sandy writes: Dear Diva, I am having problems with moisture in my bathroom. We have bathroom tile in the shower and on the floor. Yet in both instances, there are signs that we are seeing moisture problems developing. The tile was in place before we moved in, do we need to re-tile if the… Read more »

  • Small Bathroom Makeover In A Weekend

    Trying to tackle a small bathroom makeover on the best day, is a daunting task. Attempting such a small bathroom makeover in a weekend, is generally thought to be impossible. Despite this belief, we did some research and have found that truth is stranger than fiction in this matter. As it turns out, while this… Read more »

  • New Bathroom Wood Flooring

    Wood flooring for real life! In a bathroom? Seriously? Yes, New Bathroom Wood Flooring from Shaw’s Cosmopolitan Collection hardwood floor is a 1/2″ engineered wood floor made out of maple that when installed properly, is a great fit for your bathroom. Shaw’s Cosmopolitan comes in 2 colors: black and white. With its shiny finish, it… Read more »

  • SimpleMat For Backsplashes — Re-examined

    Recently there has been some concern over just how reliable it is for those looking to install a kitchen backsplash with SimpleMat. Some of the concerns made against the product included: the glue being more adhesive than initially thought, tiles being too small, just too limiting in product styles available. Speaking for myself, I think… Read more »

  • Red Paint

    Choosing The Best Low VOC Paint

    What home makeover doesn’t begin or end with a fresh coat of paint? Paint can change the feel or mood of any room. And with low or no VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paints, painting just got better for you and the environment. Today’s low VOC paints are available in more colors and have better coverage…. Read more »