How much do you think it costs to have a handyman replace a tile?
I’m willing to bet it’s close to what you’ll pay for a nice dinner out.
So maybe $50 to $100.
There’s nothing wrong with paying a pro.
But what if you could do it yourself, save that money, have a perfect fix, and neighborhood bragging rights?
Who’s to say you won’t do a better job than the person you’ll call in the Yellow Pages?
I know you can replace your cracked tile because you’ve got guts and passion.
Don’t let your fear of making a mistake hold you back.
I’ll break down this project one step at a time so that it’s simple and easy to follow. Much like the directions to assembling a bicycle but BETTER
In the end you’ll be amazed at what you can do with a hammer, chisel, and some patience.
Replacing a tile only takes 1 day and I promise you can go to a nice relaxing wine infused (or beer infused in my case) dinner with the money you save! KEEP READING
How can you remove silicone caulk without the use of a chemical caulk remover?
This was the question on my mind since the caulk between our kitchen countertops and tile backsplash had more separations than Liz Taylor.
The last thing you want is to ruin an expensive countertop just to remove $5 worth of silicone caulk.
Here’s my solution: use a hair dryer and straight razor.
This idea couldn’t have worked any better and that’s why I’m sharing it with you.
Here are the supplies you need:
- Hair dryer (for real, just a normal hair dryer)
- Straight razor blade
- Bowl to collect the old caulk
- Cleaning gloves
- Clorox bleach
- Cleaning bucket
The only thing that’s missing is a hairspray bottle and flat-iron (queue commercial for Paul Mitchell).
You’ll discover this project is somewhat cathartic and way better than removing grout, which I admit is a b@$&! (In case you need that tutorial click on this link).
This post is super short, so don’t even bother with the popcorn or Junior Mints to view my video.
Let’s get started!
Raise your hand if you want low heating bills?
If your arm shot up like a first grader needing the bathroom hall pass then read on.
You’ve probably seen traditional door sweeps or even installed one. They consist of a rubber gasket attached to a metal strip.
These sweeps are’t terrible but there are better options.
Today I’ll show you why U-Shaped vinyl door sweeps are AWESOME and how they’ll lower heating bills while preventing your door from rotting or rusting out.
U-Shaped doors sweeps are totally BOGOs – you buy it for one thing (keeping heat in the house) and get a second benefit for free (preservation of your $200 or $500 door).
And the cool part is that these door sweeps cost less than $10 and take about 30 minutes to install.
Okay, let’s get started and lower your heating bills so that you can use that money for your trip to the Bahamas. KEEP READING
Are you tired of your outdated bathtub?
The gold 1980s shower doors, moldy caulk, stained grout lines…
If your bathroom makes you feel like you’re roommates with Tom Hanks & Shelley Long in Money Pit then read on.
But where do you begin a bathtub renovation process?
I’d like to help you start by sharing the concepts I’m going to use in my own bathroom remodel.
And if your current bathtub really grosses you out then I’ve got a special treat for you.
All 9 of my tips have the same theme: modern and maintenance-free.
I’ll repeat that last part – MAINTENANCE FREE!!!
I’m totally excited to share these tips. Let’s get started.
Ooops, I almost forgot. Grab a pen and some paper because you’ll want to take some notes
Is there a garage Shangri-La?
You know, a place that’s beautiful, organized, and sparkles with envy.
I’m sure Bob Vila has a place like this.
Unfortunately my garage kinda looks like the garbage pit from Star Wars Episode IV (you know – the scene where Luke, Han, and Leia almost get crushed to death but then C3PO finally answers the comlink and tells R2D2 to save them).
After making an easy wall-mounted garage storage cabinet you’ll be one step closer to getting a clean and neat garage space.
Sound like a good idea?
If you’re looking for a way to store paint, caulk, stain, and pretty much anything else that sits on your garage floor you should check out this project.
Plus, you’ll learn 7 important carpentry concepts that will come in handy when working on other parts of your house.