Bathroom Lighting Guide: Shower and Vanity Lighting

Bathroom Lighting Guide: Shower and Vanity Lighting

iStock How to select the best lighting for your bathroom by considering types of lighting, fixtures, and layout. When it comes to interior lighting, bathroom lighting is probably given the least consideration of all the rooms in the house. The average client I meet...
How to Remove and Contain Lead Paint

How to Remove and Contain Lead Paint

Lead paint abatement specialist Ron Peik shows the safe, proper way to dispose of lead paint. In this video, lead paint abatement specialist Ron Peik shows the safe, proper way to dispose of lead paint. Steps for Removing Lead Paint Use a paint scraper to remove the...
How to Build a Small Bookcase with Moldings

How to Build a Small Bookcase with Moldings

Assemble a custom storage piece with plywood and moldings, or select a ready-made option. It’s a shame to closet your collectibles when open shelving puts those prized possessions on proud display. And it doesn’t take much to build yourself a custom...
What is Trisodium Phosphate?

What is Trisodium Phosphate?

iStock Is this powerful cleanser the right choice to tackle your next major mess or paint prep project? Learn the pros and cons of Trisodium Phosphate (TSP)—and get how-to info—here Big, nasty cleaning jobs—prepping a long-neglected exterior surface for paint, say, or...
How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets

How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets

iStock Banish the worst greasy messes from the cupboards and drawers that hold everything in your cook space. Kitchen cabinets take a lot of abuse, suffering accidental spills, cooking splatters, and a continuous barrage of fingerprints. Yet those hardworking uppers...