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How to Update Your Kitchen Cabinets

Updating kitchen cabinets make tired drab kitchens look fresh again. Knowing how to update kitchen cabinets, can save you the cost of completely replacing them. Most cabinets, no matter how unattractive [more…]

How to Remodel a Bathroom on a Budget

Remodeling a bathroom on a budget requires creativity and planning. But if you know how to remodel a bathroom on a budget, you can make a big difference in the value of your home without wasting a lot [more…]

How to Remodel a Kitchen in the Right Order

A major kitchen remodel must be done in the right order for maximum efficiency. Time is money, and remodeling your kitchen in the right order will save you loads of it. Because of the time required to [more…]

How to Childproof a Bathroom

Childproof the bathroom to prevent accidents and protect children. Bathrooms accidents can involve slippery surfaces, water, electricity, and chemicals. Knowing how to childproof a bathroom can make it [more…]

How to Conserve Water in Your Bathroom

Your home's bathroom is likely its biggest source of water usage — and water waste. Take steps to make your home more green by conserving water. You'll also lower your water bills, thus keeping more green [more…]

How to Maintain Your Dishwasher and Microwave

An important part of keeping your kitchen appliances in working order involves keeping them clean. Not everyone likes housework, but a little routine maintenance will keep you from having to replace your [more…]

How to Make Your Own Household Cleaners

You don't need a cabinet full of commercial products to clean your kitchen and bathroom appliances. You can make your own household cleaners out of a few simple components. Here's what they are and what [more…]

How to Clean Your Range Top

How you clean your range depends on whether it's gas or electric. Suggestions for cleaning both types are outlined here. When cleaning a range top, pull off the upper and lower control knobs and wash them [more…]

How to Clean an Oven

Cleaning your oven helps keep it in peak operating condition. Because ovens come in several types, you choose the best cleaning method for your oven based on its type. For example, ovens can be gas or [more…]

How to Care for Your Washer and Dryer

Your washer and dryer are indispensible, and replacing them is expensive. Cleaning your washer and dryer and taking proper care of them will help prolong their lives and keep them in good running order [more…]

How to Install the Corner Cabinet

When you're installing kitchen cabinets, hang the wall cabinets before you start the base cabinets. When it's time to install base cabinets, start on the same wall and corner where you installed the wall [more…]

Measuring before Installing Cabinets

Before you begin to install kitchen cabinets, you must measure and determine if your floors are level and walls are plumb. Marking reference lines to show you where to install the cabinets is the first [more…]

How to Hang Wall Cabinets

Install wall cabinets before you install base cabinets so you don't have to work above the base cabinets. The open area of the floor allows you, your helper, and your step ladder clear access. These steps [more…]

How to Install a Garbage Disposal

A food disposer takes the place of a sink basket and drain piece on one of the kitchen sink bowls. To install this appliance, consult the installation instructions that come with the unit, because the [more…]

How to Finish Installing Base Cabinets

After you have hung your wall cabinets and installed the corner base cabinet, you can finish your cabinet installation. Finishing the base cabinet runs is less strenuous than hanging the wall cabinets [more…]

Scribing and Trimming Countertops for a Perfect Fit

If your walls were straight and true, installing your countertop would be a little easier. But your walls are likely to be off. To ensure a perfect fit for your new countertop, you check your walls for [more…]

Cutting a Hole in a Countertop for the Sink

When you're installing a new kitchen countertops, installing the sink means you're near the end. Most sinks come with a paper or cardboard template to help outline the area you're going to cut out. Quite [more…]

How to Attach Countertops to Kitchen Cabinets

After you’ve scribed, trimmed, test fitted, and applied any end caps to the countertops, and the glue has set at any mitered corners, you can begin the job of securing your countertops to the base cabinets [more…]

Preparing to Install a Kitchen Sink

Much of the work of sink installation takes place before you set the sink into the countertop. Taking your time with the preliminary work ensures a smooth installation. In most cases, the old plumbing [more…]

Types of Water Supply Lines to a Faucet

After you attach a faucet to the sink, you can attach the water supply lines that will eventually be connected to the shut-off valves on the main water supply pipes. Regardless of what your supply line [more…]

How to Connect Water Supply Lines to a Sink

No matter what type of material you use for your water supply lines, you want leak-free connections. The fastest connection to use is the screw-on nut and washer that’s on the ends of a steel-braided supply [more…]

How to Hook Up a Drain Line to a Sink

After you have attached your faucet and water supply and set your sink, it’s time to connect the sink drain. Drain kits come in different materials and configurations, but installing them is a snap. Choose [more…]

How to Build a Ceramic Countertop

Ceramic countertops are popular, and making and installing one is a manageable DIY project for most homeowners. You need straight-edged tiles and bull-nose tiles for your countertop. Bull-nose tiles come [more…]

How to Check for Gas Line Leaks

If your home has one gas-fired appliance, you can add as many as you like. The only thing that you need is a gas line to each of the new gas appliances. If you run the gas line yourself, you need to check [more…]

How to Install a New a Cooking Range

Assuming you purchased a range (a cooktop and oven combination unit) that uses the same fuel source as your old range, installing the new appliance should be as easy as sliding in or dropping in the unit [more…]

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