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 »

  • Aspect Peel And Stick Backsplash Tiles

    Vinyl Tile As A Backsplash

    In a previous article, I touched a bit on the value of considering backsplash ideas that can be done start to finish in under an hour. And among those ideas, was vinyl tile as a backsplash. While seeming rather “blah” at first pass, the truth of the matter is that this is both a time… Read more »

  • Backsplash Ideas Start To Finish In Under An Hour!

    Backsplash Ideas Start To Finish In Under An Hour!

    Anyone who has been to this site before, knows that we are in love with kitchen tile backsplash design ideas. But let’s face it, not everyone has the time or interest in totally ripping out the kitchen or even trying to get a project of that kind of scope done in one day. It’s a… Read more »

  • Choosing Window Treatments For Arch Windows

    Choosing windows treatments for arch windows is never easy. And clearly trying to figure out which window treatment for arch windows is best may not be a straight forward as one might think. What it really comes down to when selecting a good window treatment is considering what you are actually trying to accomplish? Blocking… Read more »

  • window treatments to block the sun

    Window Treatments To Block Out The Sun

    Today, I received the following Diva question about window treatments to block out the sun: Dear diva, I am at my wits end. I need to find some sort of window treatments that are able to do a suitable job at blocking out the sun but am not having a lot of luck? Can you… Read more »

  • New Kitchen Tile Backsplash Design Ideas

    Like so many things with kitchen backsplash design ideas, trying to choose the best kitchen tile backsplash ought to amount to a full time job. It’s not easy, so don’t let it overwhelm you when you find it takes longer than you anticipated to create your own masterpiece. Besides, if you are a frequent reader,… Read more »

  • How To Refinish Your Living Room Furniture

    It is simply amazing just how much money can be saved when you choose to learn how to refinish your living room furniture. Side tables, coffee table, nothing is safe once you get the bug to do this sort of thing! And best of all, this translates into saving more money to be put into… Read more »

  • How to do a living room makeover on the cheap

    Despite us being in a full on recession, the need to do a living room makeover on the cheap remains a very doable project. Especially when you consider that you are doing the living room makeover “on the cheap” – that is the key. In today’s post, I will explain how you can take simple… Read more »

  • How To Do A Small Bathroom Makeover On The Cheap

    In these lean economic times, trying to do a small bathroom makeover on the cheap is likely the only way most people are ever going to breathe new life into their tired, dated bathroom designs. In some cases this can dive as deep as redoing a bathtub to keeping things as simple with tips to… Read more »