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 »

  • Levolor French Door Blinds

    Levolor French Door Blinds

    Today Carol writes: I’m at a loss here, hopefully you can help. I have french doors in dire need of some sun blocking and for the life of me, I cannot figure out what type of window treatment is going to give us the best result. My husband and I figure that it’s going to… Read more »

  • Should I Try To Match My Couch?

    Should I Try To Match My Couch?

    Leanne writes: Dear diva, I’m having a terrible time deciding on new furniture. Not too long ago I bought a gorgeous red couch and now it’s time to get an arm-chair and love seat. The problem is that the pieces to match my couch are no longer available. Should I try to match my couch… Read more »

  • Mint Floor Cleaner

    Automated Holiday Floor Cleaning Ideas

    Today Frustrated in Florida writes: Dear Diva,  I really dislike having to clean my hardwood floors by hand. Seems like no matter how much scrubbing I do, I end up feeling it more than the floor ever did. I could hire someone to help, but isn’t there some kind of Roomba robot that will clean… Read more »

  • Should I Buy Discount Laminate Flooring

    Should I Buy Discount Laminate Flooring

    Today Tammy writes: Diva, we’re giving serious thought to buying discount laminate flooring and there seems to be a huge gap in price, starting at $.49 cents a square foot and going all the way up to $5.00 a square foot, what gives? Is there a difference? Should I buy discount laminate flooring and if… Read more »

  • Types Of Skylight Window Blinds

    Today Tamari writes: Dear Diva, we just installed a beautiful new skylight and I love the amount of natural light it brings in, but during the day it gets way too hot in the room, what types of skylight window blinds are available? Tamari, way to go on bringing more natural light into your home!… Read more »

  • Choosing Laminate Vs Wood For Your Home

    Choosing Laminate Vs Wood For Your Home

    Summer is in the air! Have you gotten the remodeling bug yet? With summer, often comes a great opportunity for new flooring. A lot of people out there find themselves confused when choosing wood vs laminate flooring. Truthfully, it just depends on what area you are installing your new flooring in and the traffic to… Read more »

  • How To Choose A New Solid Surface Countertop

    Selecting New Solid Surface Countertops

    Today Dianne asks, Dear Diva: What factors should I consider when selecting new solid surface countertops? I’ve been looking online at all the different options available and now I’m so overwhelmed! I don’t even know where to go from here! Please help!  Dianne, as with almost every home makeover product there are several factors one… Read more »

  • Window Mount Types

    How To Find Cheap Window Blinds

    Today Rhea writes: Dear Diva, I need to replace all the window blinds in my house but I don’t want to spend a small fortune. Where can I find cheap window blinds, and how do I know if what I’m getting is going to last. Rhea, unfortunately when it comes to home improvement items the… Read more »