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 »

  • Mega Swatch

    Mega Swatch Review

    The most frequently asked question I receive is about how to choose the ‘right’ kitchen countertop color. Followed by how to choose cabinets and flooring to match it. Considering how expensive new countertops and kitchen remodels in general are, it’s no surprise that this is the question that plagues most home owners. And no matter how… Read more »

  • Cost Of Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

    Replace Or Reface Kitchen Cabinets?

    Dear Diva, Is it cheaper to have my kitchen cabinets refaced or to just replace them? Thanks, Powell Powell, that’s a great question! Let me start by first saying that while kitchen cabinet refacing can be less expensive, it depends on what type of cabinets you were planning on replacing your old ones with. If… Read more »

  • Clark+Kensington Paint

    Clark+Kensington Paint Review

    Recently, I received a gallon of the new paint from Ace Hardware to use on an upcoming living room project. The new paint line is called Clark+Kensington and it is a ‘paint and primer in one’ product. I’m always eager to try out new products and this paint was certainly no exception, since this allows… Read more »

  • MirrorMate

    Easy Mirror Frames With MirrorMate

    Today Anna writes: I hate my plain beveled glass bathroom mirrors but I don’t feel handy enough to remove them and put up new ones.  Do you know anything I can do myself – that will jazz them up but be easy to do? Any suggestions would be most helpful! Anna, you’ve come to the… Read more »

  • Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations Revisited

    Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations Revisited

    In a tight economy, it’s now more important than ever to find ways to make sure our home makeover projects are done as cost effectively as possible. And to make this happen, this means using products like Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation to get the most out of what we already have available. Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformations is a product that’s… Read more »

  • Hardwood Flooring Questions

    Hardwood Flooring Questions

    You may already know the pros and cons of hardwood flooring, but before you go shopping for new flooring make sure you also understand the differences in construction, installation methods and pricing. To help you with this task, I have answered a few of the most commonly asked hardwood flooring questions. Q.) What is the… Read more »

  • Green Carpeting Options

    Green Carpeting Options

    Recently I read this article on the Floor Covering News website that pretty much summed up what I’ve noticed over the last couple of years. While total carpet sales are down due to the recession, there has been an increase in percentage of overall sales of PET fiber carpeting. (PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate and… Read more »

  • Discount Laminate Flooring

    Discount Laminate Flooring

    Have you ever wondered what makes one type of discount laminate flooring different from another? Some laminates sell for as little as $.39 per square foot, while others are over $10 per square foot. And, they all claim to have long warranties ranging anywhere from 10-50 years. If you wonder how to choose the right… Read more »