2021 Cottage Community: Finishing Touches | Ep. 3

2021 Cottage Community: Finishing Touches | Ep. 3

Host Chris Ermides is back at the Idea House, where the finishing work is well underway. From bathroom tiles to kitchen countertops, from built-in workspaces to scenic screen porches—here’s a peek behind the scenes leading up to our big reveal.Read More
How to Insulate an Attic Door

How to Insulate an Attic Door

iStock Yes, your attic is insulated, but the access hatch probably isn’t. Here are a few ways to insulate the attic door, save energy, and save money. Unless you have a walk-in attic, chances are that your attic access is some sort of trap door in the ceiling, likely...
How to Remove a Stubborn Stripped Bolt

How to Remove a Stubborn Stripped Bolt

iStock Here are some methods to help you remove a worn, rusty bolt (even if it’s broken!) You could be working on an old lawn mower, a washing machine, or maybe you’ve begun restoring a classic little red wagon. At some point in a do-it-yourselfer’s...
10 Design Ideas for Small Decks

10 Design Ideas for Small Decks

Tria Giovan/GAP Interiors With a little planning, small decks and patios can provide the same entertaining value as larger outdoor spaces. See our simple ideas to maximize the space of your small deck. Whether you have a limited budget or a little more money to spend,...
How to Make and Mix Concrete

How to Make and Mix Concrete

iStock Concrete projects can be tough work. While there isn’t much you can do about the labor, you can lighten the load on your wallet by making your own concrete mix. The process is simple, and you can tailor your mix for perfect results.  You might not realize it,...