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Step-by-Step Outdoor Spiral Staircase Construction

Photo illustrated spiral stair project with 24 step-by-step photos By Matt Weber Constructing a spiral staircase is a daunting task even for experienced carpenters. For this reason, most DIY homeowners either avoid the project or fork over big bucks to pay a pro for a custom build. The manufacturers of the Arké spiral staircases recognized the demand for spiral stairs […]

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DIY Deck Building – Step by Step

Cool New Deck For A Lakefront Man Cave by Matt Weber The huge outbuilding that Joey Prestage built as his Man Cave needed a deck. It sits on a beautiful lakefront lot which requires a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the view. The lay of the land meant the deck would connect to the building at ground level beneath […]

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Coating a Countertop

A countertop is among the most prominent features of a kitchen or bathroom, the work surface around which all activities revolve. Because it’s such a central feature of the room, homeowners want a countertop that complements the interior décor. Of course, styles and tastes change over time, and that holds true for countertop designs. Countertops are used on a daily […]

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Protecting Outdoor Wood

By Matt Weber We’re all aware of the wonders of wood as a building material, but to preserve its natural good looks when used outdoors, it’s necessary to apply a stain/sealer to protect it from Mother Nature. From mold and ultraviolet rays to insect infestation and rot, the threats to wood are plentiful. Choosing the right sealant, prepping the wood […]

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Deckorators® to Showcase New Composite Decking, Railing Accessories at virtual DeckExpo 2020

Deckorators®, a leading manufacturer of composite decking, deck railing, balusters, post caps and related products, will feature new-for-2021 products for deck builders at the virtual DeckExpo 2020, Nov. 11 – 13. The brand will showcase new Trailhead wood-plastic composite (WPC) decking, new color options for Vista WPC decking, and several stylish and functional railing accessories. New Trailhead WPC decking Deckorators […]

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GROHE Introduces Wireless Remote, Multi-Spray Shower Head

Easy DIY Upgrade for the Modern Bathroom  GROHE, the leading global brand for bath and kitchen water solutions, introduces the GROHE Rainshower 310 SmartConnectTM shower head with wireless remote control. Developed to the exacting standards of German engineering, this sleek, smart digital duo allows the user to easily switch between two spray functions, or a combination of both sprays, with […]

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Upgrade Closet Doors with Space-Saving Bypass Door Hardware

  Tuck your washer and dryer behind Johnson’s 138FB Sliding Bypass Door Hardware. Now you can create a sleek alternative to your laundry room without sacrificing necessary space. It’s the Easy Way to Make Closet Doors Open/Close Smoothly, Effortlessly  With the increase in work from home and students switching to e-learning, home life can become stressful as you struggle to […]

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16 Top Tips for Winterizing Your Home

By Monte Burch         With the beginning of fall weather comes that much dreaded annual chore—winterizing your home. Many of these chores are ignored, but a little time spent before the football season can be extremely important, not only in conserving fuel and money, but in effectively maintaining a comfortable and safe environment. Following are some tips […]

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DIY Kitchen Transformations

Throughout North America, homeowners are making changes to their living spaces. With minimal investment and just a weekend of time, many of those people are discovering they can transform their kitchens with real stone countertop kits from Daich Coatings. “The value we received using the SpreadStone Countertop Finishing Kit saved us thousands of dollars in having to replace our countertops,” […]

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The Right Way to Paint a Room

Professional painting results come from careful planning and prep work. DIY’ers should take a cue from the pros and think through every phase of the project ahead of time. The Right Primer & Paint Starting with a good primer ensures the truest color for your top coat, no matter the surface you’re working with—walls, cabinetry or trim. Beyond the truer […]

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Introducing The ColorReader EZ

The new ColorReader EZ, a pocket-sized color identification and matching tool for DIY-ers, makes it a breeze to identify the colors of everyday objects or building materials (like tile or wallpaper) to inspire a paint color choice for your project. The EZ can be used to measure and match that perfect vibrant red from your favorite nailpolish color (for say […]

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NovikStone’s New Artisan Cut Features Proprietary Color Technology for Realistic Aesthetics

    Novik, a brand of Derby Building Products, has introduced new Artisan Cut within the NovikStone product line. Delivering authentic, unmatched natural stone looks, Novik’s Artisan Cut offers a striking, multi-color stone appearance that will complement any siding. Perfect for exterior accents, foundation coverings, and knee wall cladding, Artisan Cut offers an innovative, realistic appearance in an easy-to-install panel. […]

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