Tips and Fixes

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Let There Be More Light: 5 Ways to Brighten Your Space

While trolling the web today, I visited our friend Karl Champley, host of Wasted Spaces, and had a look-see at an archived episode where he helps a couple of homeowners bring more light into their family room by adding a window. Supplementing his excellent advice, I discovered more ways to increase the sun's luminescence and add brightness to any space you wish.

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Tips To Hiring A Quality Painter

I first met Paul Pineda at Teresa Strasser's house, where DiggersList partnered with "The Parent Experiment" podcast (heard on the Adam Carolla Network) to create a home-improvement video for the show. He and partner Miguel "straight-hander" Osorio (Pineda Painting's project manager and lead supervisor) arrived right on time, prepared, ready to work, and had smiles to boot.

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How to Find Electrical Power in the Dark

Today's quick-tip is for homeowners who love their vintage homes and are willing to live with the occasional switches "tripping out".

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Cool Gadget For Spray Paint Projects

Along with spring cleaning comes the "freshening up" of furniture like chairs, tables, and dressers. Painting is a fast and easy way to get the job done, and spray painting can speed your transformation even still. With a steady hand you can create a professional look in just minutes.

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DIY Decluttering: 15 Minutes to F.A.S.T.E.R. Garage Spring Cleaning

Spring has sprung and so has the coils in the mattress you've got stuffed in the rafters of your garage. Your stuff and things have taken over the storage area of your home and no longer functions as usable space. Again...fear not...in just 15 minutes, well, after an initial "power three hour" clear-out session this weekend, you'll be on your way to a garage where even your car (or two) will fit.

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Warning for Gardening DIYers: Cocoa Shell Mulch Could Be Hazardous to Your Pets

An alarming email came across my desk yesterday warning dog and cat owners of the hazards of using cocoa shell mulch in their gardens and planters. In my last blog titled "DIY Project: Transform Your Patio Cover from Boring to Va-Va-Bamboo" I included a link to the HGTV show "Red, Hot, and Green" which contains an episode where designer Nicole Facciuto suggests using cocoa shell mulch as a green alternative.

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DIY De-Cluttering: 15 Minutes to an In-Shape Kitchen

We all know the kitchen is the heart of our home. A cluttered kitchen, then, can be seen as the organizational equivalent to overeating, no exercising, and not enough sleep. Let's stay in shape! It takes just 15 minutes a day of de-cluttering as follows:

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DIY De-Cluttering: 15 Minutes to a Cleaner Living Room

Knickknacks, tchotchkes, trinkets, oh my! With all the stuff we bring in to our home, it can be quite frightening to consider taming this "beast of bits and pieces". Still, it is possible to get a hold of your things and make room for what is really important: you.