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 »

  • Patio Table Tile

    Patio Table Tile

    Today Marcy writes: Diva,  I love my patio table but it is looking a little shabby this year.  Is there any patio table tile that I can use that can handle large family gatherings? Thanks! Marcy, you’ve come to the right diva! I can definitely help you find the right type of patio table tile… Read more »

  • Rubber Bark

    Rubber Bark For Landscaping

    Today Amanda writes: Dear Diva, What do you know about rubber bark? I heard that it attracts less insects and lasts longer. Is this true? Thank you for your time. Amanda, rubber bark is a great product for a number of reasons.  Even though it’s more expensive than traditional bark, its benefits may exceed the… Read more »

  • Window Treatments For Home Office

    Window Treatments For A Home Office

    Today May writes: Dear Diva, I’m trying to figure out what type of window treatments for a home office.  Problem is there are a lot of variables to consider and I want to make sure that I choose wisely.  The office is on the second story and gets a lot of sun light and heat… Read more »

  • Scratch N Dent Appliances

    Scratch N Dent Appliances

    Today Michelle writes: Dear Diva, I haven’t bought any new appliances in 20 years and I cannot believe how high the prices are! However the store I’m shopping at has a “Scratch N Dent” section with lower prices. Is it okay to buy a “Scratch N Dent” fridge? Michelle, it’s definitely okay to buy Scratch N… Read more »

  • Discount Tile

    Discount Tile

    Today Lucy writes: Where is a good place to go for discount tile?  I keep finding things I like but they are way more than I am willing to pay for tile. Please help! It’s always frustrating when you find something great for your home improvement project only to realize it won’t work for your… Read more »

  • Kohler Purist Deck Mount Bridge Faucet

    Kohler Purist Deck Mount Bridge Faucet

    At heart I’m a minimalist.  So I have to share the new faucet I found by Kohler today.  It is from the Purist line and is a deck mount bridge faucet. If you are wondering what a deck mount bridge faucet is, check out the accompanying photo.  Deck mount refers to mounting to the countertop oppose… Read more »

  • fabric vertical blinds

    Fabric Vertical Blinds

    Today Sue writes: Dear Diva, I am putting new vertical blinds on the sliding doors in my family room.  I have two dogs that like to run up near the window and I want to avoid that loud clatter sound as they run back and forth along the sliding door.  Will going with fabric vertical… Read more »

  • Adjustable Window Treatments For Arched Windows

    Adjustable Window Treatments For Arched Windows

    Today Tammy writes: Dear Diva, I’m trying to find some window treatments for arched windows that are adjustable, but all I can find are fixed ones. Do they make adjustable window treatments for arched windows so you can see out? Thanks! Tammy, yes they do. But you aren’t going to find them from the three… Read more »