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 Shower for Easy Handicapped Access Nov 15, 2018

Dear James: My father is coming to live with me, and he is in a wheelchair. I need to remodel the bathroom so he can access the shower. What is the best way to design the shower for wheelchair access? — Denise H. Dear Denise: With the aging pop... Read More

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Installation and Care of a Sheet Vinyl Floor Nov 08, 2018

Dear James: I like the way sheet vinyl flooring looks in a kitchen, but at my friend's home, it cracked and got dull in less than a year. If I have it installed in my kitchen, how can I avoid these problems? — Janet H. Dear Janet: Sheet vinyl f... Read More

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Install Drywall Over Old Paneling Nov 01, 2018

Dear James: My house has old paneling with vertical grooves, and I want to cover it with drywall and paint it. I am not sure how to handle fitting the wood trim around the doors and windows. Do you have any tips? — Ronald D. Dear Ronald: Instal... Read More