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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Use Paver Bricks to Create an Attractive Driveway Jan 11, 2018

Dear James: I just converted my old one-car garage into a study and built a new two-car garage. I would like to install some type of decorative or unique driveway to it. What options do I have? — Brenda F. Dear Brenda: A two-car-width driveway ... Read More

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Identify a Load-Bearing Wall Before Remodeling Jan 04, 2018

Dear James: I see these makeover shows on television. I want to open up my kitchen to the family room and it would be fun to knock out the wall myself. Someone said to be careful of bearing walls. What are they? — Kyle G. Dear Kyle: Your friend... Read More

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Clean Drain Clogs Dec 28, 2017

Dear James: I live in a house that is barely a year old and the drains are already causing problems. Should this happen, or was the plumbing designed improperly? What is the best way to clean the drains? — Ken A. Dear Ken: The majority of the p... Read More