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49 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership

47 skills to know when owning a home - wish I knew them a long time ago! This old house:)

Install a new light fixture... EASY!

Tutorial: Installing a Light Fixture

Are you looking to update the lighting in your house? Or maybe you just want to learn how to change out your light fixture. Pin this for useful information on how to properly change out your light fixture.

47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership

47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership

47 skills you need to survive homeownership. I'll be glad I pinned this someday. All from This Old House. This suddenly means so much more to me.

A cracked, loose, or (ouch!) shocking electrical receptacle is a candidate for replacement. But before you head out shopping for a new one, know what to ask for and how to connect everything safely. | Illustration: Harry Campbell | thisoldhouse.com

Inside an Electrical Outlet

Inside an Electrical Outlet A cracked, loose, or (ouch!) shocking electrical receptacle is a candidate for replacement. But before you head out shopping for a new one, know what to ask for and how to connect everything safely

Doors stick for a lot of reasons: a loose hinge, too much paint, a settling house, or humidity in the air," says TOH general contractor Tom Silva. If the door suddenly jams in dry weather, your problem is the hinge, likely a loose screw. A door that's been painted too much or is sticking because the house is settling can be sanded or planed at the trouble spot, then repainted.  If the door is swelled by humidity—often a front door or bathroom door—it's usually...

47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership

Doors stick for a lot of reasons: a loose hinge, too much paint, a settling house, or humidity in the air," says TOH general contractor Tom Silva. If the door suddenly jams in dry weather, your problem is the hinge, likely a loose screw. A door that's been painted too much or is sticking because the house is settling can be sanded or planed at the trouble spot, then repainted. If the door is swelled by humidity—often a front door or bathroom door—it's usually...

The outlets around here are all beige, and the new board and baton is white. This tutorial will be very helpful when I change a few of them out.......D.

How To Update Your Outlets (Step By Step Pics

How To Replace Window Screens:  I've done this myself, it's pretty easy:)  I use the old spline most of the time.

How To Replace Window Screens - just in case you forget, after doing hundreds while working at ACE hardware. My husband & I were discussing this very thing just the other day.

Best DIY Projects: Use peel and stick tile in the area under the kitchen sink.

Put peel & stick tile under your sink cabinets. What a great idea for under sink cabinets for easy clean ups!

You've picked your color, but how many gallons will you need for your room? Calculate the wall area of the room; you'll need one gallon for 450 square feet. To determine the wall area, multiply the height of each wall by its width (don't subtract for doors and windows unless they take up more than half the wall); total the figures for the walls. Add 10 percent for future touch-ups. For two coats, double the number.

How Much Paint?

Calculate the wall area of the room; you'll need one gallon of paint for 450 square feet. Plus other paint tips from Martha Stewart

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