kitchen cabinets

Solving Polyurethane Finishing Problems

Thomas asks, “I put polyurethane on cabinets after I stained them. Now a week later, I find oil on the surface of the cabinets, and when I try to clean it, it leaves dull spots.”

Polyurethane finishes should dry hard in a matter of hours and not bleed oil as yours is doing. Read to find out why.

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Dishwasher installed

How to Install a Dishwasher

Whether you’re putting in all new appliances or simply replacing a worn-out machine, installing a dishwasher yourself is a DIY project that’s not that difficult, if you have basic plumbing and wiring skills, and can save you a hefty installation fee. Read on to find out how.

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Cleaning toilet

Solving Your Cleaning Woes

Having a problem getting your dishes sparking clean, or removing a stain from your favorite shirt? Not to fear, Cleaning 101 is here! Read on to find out more.

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Pruning a shrub

Basic Shrub Pruning Techniques

Well pruned shrubs and trees are a hallmark of a carefully tended yard or garden. Foundation plantings are lush and full, and blooming shrubs display their blossoms on shapely branches that accentuate each plant’s unique style.

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Prefinished engineered wood flooring.

Laying Wood Flooring Over Tile

Donna asks, “We are thinking about replacing our tile floor in the kitchen. Is it possible to lay hardwood over an existing tile floor?”

Yes, you can lay a wood floor over tile if the existing floor is in good shape and without cracks. I would suggest 3/8” thick, prefinished engineered hardwood flooring.

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eNewsletter on computer.

April Newsletter

Our April eNewsletter just went out. In it, we welcome spring with a new “Around the Yard” section, spring checklists, some other great articles, upcoming TV appearances, and more. Read on to find out how to subscribe to our newsletter.

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