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postheadericon Water heater buying guide

Water heater buying guide

No one wants to take a cold shower or have high energy costs. Learn how to pick a water heater that will provide your family with reliable hot water. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Considerations When Purchasing a Water Heater Storage Type Fuel Source Space Types of Water Heaters Consider the size of your family and the utilities in your area to choose the best water heater. It’s important to keep the following things in mind: Storage TankThis is the most common type of water heater. These units have…

postheadericon Microwave buying guide

Microwave buying guide

Convenience features on traditional and convection microwaves open your kitchen to an array of mealtime possibilities. Some microwaves offer enough flexibility to prepare an entire meal as effortlessly as a bag of popcorn. Use our guide to find the best microwave for your kitchen. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Microwave Options & Styles Traditional: This microwave opens with a swinging door and inserts between cabinetry or along / next to walls with an additional trim kit. Built-in: A true built-in microwave becomes part of the cabinetry and usually features…

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Cleaning outdoor patio and deck furniture

Outdoor furniture can be exposed to harsh outdoor elements. Learn how to clean and care for outdoor furniture so it will last for years. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Outdoor Furniture Cleaning and Maintenance Outdoor furniture and accessories are available in a variety of materials: aluminum, fabric, resin, steel, wicker and wood. Each material requires different maintenance methods. During the seasons your furniture is in use, it’s ideal to clean it monthly. This ensures it will look its best and your investment will last longer. Most outdoor furniture can…

postheadericon Kitchen cabinet buying guide

Kitchen cabinet buying guide

Cabinets are a key element of a kitchen. There are countless kitchen cabinet sizes, styles and designs. Standard in-stock sizes fit many needs. Custom-made cabinets can accommodate any size and style. We’ll help you find the best kitchen cabinets to fit your kitchen’s personality and meet your storage needs. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Kitchen Cabinets The starting point for every kitchen is cabinetry. Kitchen cabinet designs are customizable to meet specific needs, whether you’re a wine collector, a pastry chef or a family of nine. Specialty cabinets and…

postheadericon How to install a tile backsplash

How to install a tile backsplash

Add life to your kitchen with a tile backsplash. There are many options, such as mosaics on mesh backing or peel-and-stick tile, for easy installation. Here’s how to install tile over drywall with tile adhesive. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Tools & Materials Tools Tape Measure Level Tile Cutter Tile Nippers / Tile Saw Notched Trowel Rubber Grout Float Goggles Latex Gloves Sponge Tile Spacers Materials Tiles Grout Flexible Caulk Tile Adhesive Product costs, availability and item numbers may vary online or by market. Missing anything? Shop Online Prepare…

postheadericon Deck planning and materials guide

Deck planning and materials guide

Learn about decking materials and get helpful advice when developing your deck building plans. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Things to Consider When Planning a Deck A beautifully planned deck is an extension of your home’s living space. Before you begin planning, gather inspirational photos, learn your local codes, requirements and restrictions, including those of your HOA, and set a reasonable budget. Consider whether or not your deck will include features like outdoor seating and dining areas, an outdoor kitchen, outdoor heaters or a gas fireplace / firepit. Shade…

postheadericon Organize your kitchen

Organize your kitchen

Organizing your kitchen – which most likely is packed with too much food and cookware – can be quite the challenge. To clear your space and your mind, just follow these pointers on storage and kitchen layout. We’ll help you find a place for everything so you’ll have easy access when you need it most. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Getting Started Your first step is to get everything out of the cabinets. Next you’ll sort it all into groups according to where it is used. While sorting, ask…

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Replace a toilet

Installing a new toilet will take less than one hour if you have everything in the Tools and Materials section. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Tools & Materials Tools Putty Knife Adjustable Wrench Screwdriver Materials Replacement Toilet Wax Ring Longer Supply Line – this is only needed if the new tank is taller than the previous one Bolts – these are needed if the existing bolts are rusted, broken, or covered in wax Product costs, availability and item numbers may vary online or by market. Missing anything? Shop Online…

postheadericon Built-in kitchen wall shelf

Built-in kitchen wall shelf

These built-in shelves have the elegance of fine furniture with open storage and a rod for hanging pots and pans. Tools & Materials Tools Drill 1-in spade bit Miter box and handsaw Level Tape measure Electronic stud finder Painter’s tape Liquid Nails construction adhesive 1-3/4-in wire brads Wood putty Materials 4 – 12-in maple corbels, #225705 1 x 12 x 96 pine board 11/16 x 1-5/8 x 144 pine panel moulding, #348722 3 – 1 x 48 round dowels, #19386 4 – Garden Treasures S-hooks, 2-packs, #149880 Valspar Signature semigloss…

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Install landscape lighting

The right landscape lighting can provide the perfect accent to your home, and the installation is easy to do. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Tools & Materials Tools Flat-Blade Shovel or Edger Wire Cutters Wire Strippers Screwdriver Work Gloves Materials Lights Power Pack 12-Gauge Cable (if your system is more than 200 watts) 16-Gauge Cable (if your system is less than 200 watts) Wooden Post (optional, for mounting power pack) Product costs, availability and item numbers may vary online or by market. Missing anything? Shop Online Choose Your Lights…