Bathroom

Get More Room in the Bathroom

Toilet room too tiny? Try these space-finding ideas

Question: Which room in your home is typically the smallest, the busiest and the most cluttered?

Answer: The bathroom, of course.

Whether you have your own bathroom or share it with several family members, there never seems to be enough room for everything you need. No matter whether it's comparatively small or large, the bathroom almost inevitably feels like one tiny room.

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How To Fix a Leaky Non-Compression Faucet

It isn't until you live with the drip, drip, dripping of a faulty faucet that you realize how effective water torture must be! Irritation aside, just one leaky faucet has the potential to waste up to 7 gallons of water a day. That's more than 2,500 gallons a year, not to mention a huge chunk of change literally going down the drain.

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Maintaining an Invisible Screen

Once you have installed the screen, you may be inspired to check out invisible, retractable window screens. Kits are available for double doors and French doors. Here are a few tips on maintenance:

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Shoo, Goo! How to Remove Sticky Stuff from Surfaces

Now you can get all kinds of goop off surfaces quickly and completely. The key is simply using the right cleaner and a scraper.

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Dang Door! Simple Tips to Squelch That Squeak

Before that door drives you stark, raving nuts, try the following quick fixes to save your sanity.

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How To Recaulk a Sink

Begin to scrape away at the old caulk using your tool. Be careful not to scrape the sink's porcelain or surrounding surface. If you find the caulk is too hard and not budging, you can heat it with a hair drier, then scrape it while it's softened.

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How to Change Your Light Switch

There aren't many faster ways to update the look of most rooms than to change out the old style light switches with new designer style paddles. Nothing will date a home faster than old, cruddy switches on the wall.

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What Does Your Home Say About Who You Are?

The Secrets Your Home Reveals About You
Your Personality Affects How and Where You Live!

Look around your home: what can it tell you about the person who lives there? Are you a neat freak who has organization systems for everything from your shoes to your plates? Are you a creative type who expresses her creativity with vibrant colors and bold furnishings? Or maybe you're more of the conservative type with pastel colored walls and subtle nuances. Whatever your choices, your house speaks volumes about who you are.

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Faux-Painting Secrets: Give it the Tuscan Treatment

Cover your furniture and floor with tarps. Don't forget your gloves and protective eyewear. Apply taping mud, also called joint compound. This is a substance you already have on your walls in a thinner and more even coat; it helps get rid of the seams between pieces of drywall.

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5 DIY Tips for an Allergy-Free Home

I'm Allergic to My House!

Spring means warmer weather, longer days and that summer is right around the corner. While most of us are elated to bid farewell to the winter, for people with allergies spring means suffering. Blooming plants mean pollen galore, which triggers otherwise dormant hay fever symptoms for millions of Americans.

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