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Great Reader Questions: Stains, Spiders, Candlewax and 529s Jul. 13, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Sometimes, it's the most unusual thing that turns out to be the magical solution for a household pro... Read More

Yours, Mine, Ours May. 23, 2020

The Art of Design

The one thing some of us have learned recently is how to navigate being with your significant other ... Read More

Get out NOW! I need to GO! Nov. 23, 2019

The Art of Design

Those of a certain age may relate to the image of a long line of children and adults waiting anxious... Read More

Plan Your Bathroom Remodeling in the Proper Sequence Nov. 07, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: We are planning a do-it-yourself project to add another bathroom for the children. What ... Read More

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

Here's How

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

Bathtub With Tangerine Shelves Jun. 20, 2018

Small Spaces

American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath once wrote, "There must be quite a few things a hot bath won... Read More

Needed: An Accessible Shower Jan. 09, 2018

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: My wife and I are both in our 80s, and though we do not travel as much as we once did, w... Read More

How to Clean a Bathtub Anti-Slip Bottom Aug. 22, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

If you have a bathtub with a slip-resistant bottom that still looks dingy, grungy and downright grim... Read More

Homemade Tub, Shower and Tile Cleaner Makes Soap Scum Disappear Like Magic Jan. 10, 2017

Everyday Cheapskate

Quite possibly one of the best tips to ever land in my mailbox was from a guy who is a professional ... Read More

Throwing the Baby Out with the Bath Water Aug. 02, 2016

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I have a toddler grandson (18 months old), and his mother leaves him alone in the bathtu... Read More

Paying the Broker Jan. 17, 2016

House Calls

Dear Ms. Lank: Someone contacted me and is interested in buying my house. It's not listed, but I hav... Read More

Once More -- Tub or Shower Again Nov. 01, 2015

House Calls

Dear Edith: My husband and I own our home in a small village. We have just renovated our kitchen and... Read More


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