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Avoid Design Errors When Building a Home Jun. 20, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: We are doing the basic design of our new house. We want to make sure it is perfect witho... Read More

Repair Potholes in an Asphalt Driveway Yourself Jun. 13, 2019

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Dear James: My asphalt driveway need some serious repairs. There are several potholes and dents in i... Read More

Design a Mudroom for Your Garage or Back Door Jun. 06, 2019

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Dear James: We are designing a new house. We have two children and think a mudroom between the garag... Read More

Tile a Kitchen Countertop Backsplash May. 30, 2019

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Dear James: The area of the wall behind the countertop always gets messy, and the paint gets stained... Read More

Select Small-Sized, Easy-to-Handle Tools May. 16, 2019

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Dear James: I want to do some outdoor projects, such as adding a deck, a trellis, etc. Being petite,... Read More

Install an Attractive Beadboard Ceiling May. 09, 2019

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Dear James: I bought an older home, and the living room ceiling is in pretty bad condition. I am loo... Read More

Replace a Shower Mixing Valve With a New One May. 02, 2019

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Dear James: Whenever one of the kids flushes a toilet while I am showering, the water gets very hot.... Read More

Fashionable Hardware Apr. 27, 2019

The Art of Design

I remember not so long ago when a home renovation required changing all your hardware to "update" th... Read More

Build Your Own Bridge Through the Garden Apr. 25, 2019

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Dear James: I am planning to sell my house, so I want to improve the landscaping. I think a small de... Read More

Jazz Up the Garage and Create More Storage Apr. 18, 2019

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Dear James: I am recently divorced. Now, with my husband gone, I can finally clean up the garage and... Read More

When to Use Dye or Stain to Finish Natural Wood Apr. 11, 2019

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Dear James: I am planning to build some natural wood cabinets for my living room. I am trying to det... Read More

Many Attractive Do-It-Yourself Patio Materials Apr. 04, 2019

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Dear James: I have a deck in the backyard, but I would also like to build a patio on a level area ad... Read More

Build a House With Universal Design for All Ages Mar. 28, 2019

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Dear James: My husband and I are in our 50s. We want to build a house which we can stay in as we age... Read More

How a Fire Stop Functions in a Wall Feb. 21, 2019

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Dear James: I live in an 75-year-old two-story house. When some walls were opened for repairs, the p... Read More

We Can't Fill Potholes With Photos Feb. 19, 2019

Daily Editorials

For now, Michigan motorists entering the worst of the pothole season will have to settle for this: T... Read More

When to Repair or Replace Your Roof Feb. 14, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: Over the past six months, I have noticed dark spots on my bedroom ceiling after it rains... Read More

Paint Interior Walls With Old-Fashioned Glazes Feb. 07, 2019

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Dear James: I am remodeling my living room, and I thought about using glazing instead of flat paint ... Read More

Designer Faux Pas Feb. 02, 2019

The Art of Design

We all look forward to innovative and inspiring ideas for our homes. Some of us scour interior desig... Read More

Install a New Shower Stall With a Tile Floor Jan. 31, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: My children are getting older, and we need another shower. There's space in the utility ... Read More

Living In a Rental Jan. 26, 2019

The Art of Design

In certain cities such as West Palm Beach, Florida; Atlanta; and New York City, after years of fligh... Read More