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Various Types of Rope for Various Tasks and Projects Feb. 25, 2021

Here's How

Dear James: It seems like I always need rope of some sort for various indoor and outdoor projects. I... Read More

Reuse Old Lumber and Plywood by Pulling Out Old Nails Feb. 11, 2021

Here's How

Dear James: When doing home improvement projects, I like to reuse the old lumber. It is more stable ... Read More

Future-Proofing the Next Generation Feb. 11, 2021

Lenore Skenazy

When engineers build something expensive and important, they try to "future-proof" it. According to ... Read More

What Can I Do to Bring up the Value of Our Home? Feb. 02, 2021

The Real Estate Expert

What you can do to improve the value of your home is not a one-size-fits-all answer. It really depen... Read More

How To Replace a Broken Window Glass Pane Jan. 14, 2021

Here's How

Dear James: We have older wood windows, and some of the glass panes have cracks but are intact. What... Read More

Make and Add Your Own Wet Bar to Your Home Jan. 07, 2021

Here's How

Dear James: My combo living room/dining room would be better for entertaining if it had a wet bar. H... Read More

Without Replacing the Doorjamb, Install a New Door Dec. 03, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: The frame around my wood front door is in good condition, but the door itself is shot. T... Read More

Simple Repair Projects To Improve Old Wood Windows Nov. 19, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: My existing old double-hung windows still look nice, but they leak outdoor air and are d... Read More

Always Get Several Estimates When Replacing a Concrete Driveway Nov. 12, 2020

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Dear James: We have a concrete driveway and a walkway, and both are crumbling. We have received repl... Read More

Why Are All the Buyers Either Investors or Developers? Nov. 10, 2020

The Real Estate Expert

I recently represented a sweet three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Santa Monica. It had approximatel... Read More

Budget-Minded Kitchen Remodeling Nov. 05, 2020

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Dear James: I am on a fairly tight budget, but I really want to remodel my kitchen to make it more f... Read More

Cover and Hide Ceiling Damage With a Dropped Ceiling Oct. 29, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: The ceiling in my study was damaged by a roof leak. I plan to convert it into a home the... Read More

Durable Concrete Countertops Are Easy To Make Oct. 22, 2020

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Dear James: I saw decorative concrete countertops at a home show, and I want to try it myself. What ... Read More

Lower-Cost Plastic Plumbing Is Easy To Use Oct. 15, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: I have never had much luck with solder copper plumbing, so I would prefer to use plastic... Read More

Install New Window Molding To Improve Appearance Oct. 08, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: I want to jazz up my dining room windows with decorative casing trim while I am having r... Read More

Just Who Is the Real Blue-Collar President? Oct. 06, 2020

Stephen Moore

One thing we learned from the debate in Cleveland last Tuesday, when Trump wasn't interrupting, is t... Read More

What Is the Best Type of Nail for Various Projects? Sep. 17, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: I got a new tool set and plan on doing some repair projects. I went to buy some nails, b... Read More

Designing for the Expected Unexpected Forces of Nature Sep. 12, 2020

The Art of Design

Because our nation is made up of people who have come from all around the world, all our homes are n... Read More

Build a Garage Door for Odd-Sized Garage Sep. 10, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: I had a detached garage built with a somewhat rustic exterior decor and blew past my bud... Read More

Install a Wainscoting Kit for Beautiful Walls Aug. 20, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: I have always liked wainscoting on walls. The old drywall has dents and loose joint tape... Read More