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Kitchen Makeover: Removing Brick Doorstep and Modifying Wall by the Backdoor
Kitchen Makeover: Removing Brick Doorstep and Modifying Wall by the Backdoor

Arthur strives to balance aesthetics, functionality, and quality with costs when planning DIY projects in the home and garden. Project ObjectivesThis isn’t about modernising a kitchen or replacing the kitchen cabinets; I did that six years ago when I renovated the kitchen and fitted high-end units with solid wood oak doors.

Tips for Spraying a Deck With an Airless Sprayer
Tips for Spraying a Deck With an Airless Sprayer

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Using An Airless Sprayer to Stain Your DeckOne of the easiest and fastest ways to stain a deck is using an airless sprayer instead of brushing the stain on only by hand. Using a sprayer will save you at least a couple days of labor on your deck staining project, believe me.

How to Grow Pumpkin on a Stick
How to Grow Pumpkin on a Stick

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. I’ve been adding flowers to my garden that I can dry for floral arrangements. Pumpkin on a Stick seemed like a great addition to both my garden and my arrangements.

Growing Cannabis the Easy Way
Growing Cannabis the Easy Way

Samuel Barrett lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and has far too many hobbies, many of which you can read about here. A New EraCannabis is big business. Once maligned as a dangerous drug by the federal government and society in general, it has recently made a 180-degree turn in its acceptance for medical and recreational usage.

Making a Homemade Air Conditioner
Making a Homemade Air Conditioner

Brittany Banks is a young woman who is a very organized person. She loves to clean and create new ways to rearrange the house. IntroductionPeople spend a lot of money on air conditioners. If you don& 39;t have the money at the time your air conditioner breaks down, make one yourself! It& 39;s easy and cheap.

How to Recognize and Manage Your Yard's Microclimates for Successful Gardening
How to Recognize and Manage Your Yard's Microclimates for Successful Gardening

Dorothy is a Master Gardener, former newspaper reporter, and the author of several books. Michael is a landscape/nature photographer in NM. Adjust for Changes in MicroclimatesThe needs of each individual garden vary because of factors such as location, weather patterns, shade trees, wind, etc. Gardens are also different because of the plants you choose to grow in them.

Add Contrast to Your Garden With Silver Foliage
Add Contrast to Your Garden With Silver Foliage

Diana was a Member of the Royal Horticultural Society. She & her family all love gardening. She enjoys photographing & painting plants too.Thinking About Your GardenGardening is quite an art. You need to think about not only whether they are shade or sun lovers and what sort of soil and drainage they need, but also where they should be placed, what time of year they flower, how tall they are and whether they are invasive.

How to Install a Shower Pan Membrane
How to Install a Shower Pan Membrane

Bert spent 25 years working as a home-improvement and residential construction contractor in central Florida. A shower floor membrane, sometimes called a pan liner, catches all moisture that seeps past the floor tile and directs it toward the floor drain. In a perfect world, the tile floor would divert all the water toward the drain opening.

The Best Lead-Free Slow Cookers and Crock Pots for the Kitchen
The Best Lead-Free Slow Cookers and Crock Pots for the Kitchen

I love to write about home and the outdoors and hope to help others with my knowledge. There is an increasing worry about potential lead poisoning due to the popular use of crock pots and slow cookers since the 1970s. While crock pots of any age can cause worry, the older the cooker is the more lead-leaching potential it has.

How to Repair Torn or Damaged Air Conditioning Duct
How to Repair Torn or Damaged Air Conditioning Duct

Bert spent 25 years working as a home-improvement and residential construction contractor in central Florida.A damaged duct system greatly reduces a heating and air conditioning system& 39;s energy efficiency. Ideally, every bit of conditioned air goes directly from the furnace to the living space. In extreme cases, the energy lost from torn or damaged duct costs more in a single season far exceeds the price of the repair materials.

Review of the Slaouwo Space Heater
Review of the Slaouwo Space Heater

Walter Shillington writes about products he is familiar with. His articles focus on healthcare, electronics, watches, and household items. Last month the space heater in my office died. It was no great loss. While lightweight and effective, this device was an ugly brute that consumed electricity at an alarming rate.

How to Replace an Air-Conditioning System's Condensate Pump
How to Replace an Air-Conditioning System's Condensate Pump

Bert spent 25 years working as a home-improvement and residential construction contractor in central Florida.The condensate pump on an air-conditioning system usually runs for many years without any major issues. Unfortunately, when the pump fails, it often happens unexpectedly and at the worst time, such as after work on a hot summer day when a professional service technician charges & 34;emergency& 34; or & 34;after-hours& 34; rates.