Recent Home Improvement Articles

illustration of a microwave with smell lines coming from it
Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Get the Stink Out of Your Microwave

Whether it's the aftermath of burnt popcorn, or the lingering smell of foods like fish, a stinky microwave can not only be unpleasant to the nose, but also can affect the taste of our food. Try one of these techniques to eliminate microwave odors.

Painting old tiles in the kitchen or bathroom white with a small roller and two component paint. Interior renovation.
Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Reglaze or Refinish Ceramic Tile

Replacing ceramic tile is a costly and time-consuming task, but you can achieve beautiful results by simply refinishing or reglazing your ceramic tiles.

Sealing a wood deck, female worker applying deck sealer with a paint brush
Home Improvement
James Fitzgerald

How to Seal Your Deck

When you seal your deck, you help to preserve its beauty and maximize its longevity. Here's how.

japanese beetles on a leaf
Home Improvement
Elizabeth Michael

What to Know About Invasive Pests

In most cases, invasive pests aren't directly harmful to humans, but the destruction they leave behind can be emotionally draining and financially taxing. Learning how to keep these frustrating pests at bay can help prevent future occurrences and give you peace of mind in knowing your garden is safe and thriving. 

Louse and nits cocoons on white paper background.
Home Improvement
Elizabeth Michael

How to Treat Your Home For Lice

While a lice infestation is never good news, lice are fairly simple to treat at home with nontoxic methods like steam cleaning and vacuuming. And best of all, you won't need strong pesticides or bug bombs to eliminate them for good.

Fixing a pull on a drawer of a shoe cabinet with a screwdriver
Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Replace Cabinet Knobs and Drawer Pulls

Ready to change the look of your drawers and cabinets? This step-by-step guide will show you how to do it easily with new knobs and pulls.

garage door mechanism with roller and cable and spring
Home Improvement
Michael Franco

How to Lubricate Garage Door Springs

Applying garage door lubricant is a straightforward yet vital maintenance task that can help you extend the life of your garage door. Here's how.

Photo of a nice, fancy sink in a mostly white kitchen
Home Improvement
Katelynne Shepard

How Does Plumbing Work During a Power Outage?

A power outage can be a major inconvenience, keeping you from being able to use the microwave, catch up on your favorite shows or even charge your phone. But what about that shower?

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