About James Dulley

James Dulley

James Dulley

Columnist James Dulley answers readers' questions about building, remodeling or home-maintenance problems that range from paving a driveway to painting over wallpaper. Each column is accompanied by the related "Home How-To" graphic.

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Install a Recessed Towel Bar to Save Space Mar 14, 2019

Dear James: We are totally redoing our master bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom is narrow, and I always bump the towel bar. Is there a good way to redesign this so there is more space and I won't bruise my shoulder? — Ron F. Dear Ron: It is co... Read More

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Old Discolored Aluminum Gutters Can Be Painted Mar 07, 2019

Dear James: My house has old white aluminum gutters. They look terrible, but they leak at just two seams. Is it possible to seal those leaky seams and paint the aluminum gutter with a fresh white coat? — Rick R. Dear Rick: Old discolored gutter... Read More

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Make Your Own Compost Bin for Recycling Feb 28, 2019

Dear James: I am not very handy with tools, but my daughter wants me to build a compost bin for our yard. I would like to build a simple one, but I want it to be effective. What do you suggest? — Sandy F. Dear Sandy: Every year, schools are tea... Read More