Home Improvement Tips

Digital Workshops: How-To Basics

Become a DIY expert from the comfort of your own home with digital workshops from The Home Depot.

Tool Basics

How To Use a Power Drill

Master the basics of how to use a power drill and the purpose of different types of drill bits.

  

How To Use a Circular Saw

You'll always have the exact size lumber needed for any project once you know how to safely operate a circular saw.  

How To Use a Nail Gun

Dramatically increase the rate at which you complete DIY projects and save your arms from getting tired by using a nail gun.  
  

How To Use a Tape Measure

Knowing how to read a tape measure is a basic but crucial skill needed for any DIY project.  
  

How to Use a Pressure Washer

Freshen up your outdoor surfaces with a pressure washer.

How to Use a Sander

Finish your wooded surfaces and create a smooth, even look.

Home Basics

How to Make Affordable Bath Updates

Replacing cabinet pulls, hardware or a toilet seat is a great way to update any bath. 

How to Fix a Leaky Faucet

Get rid of that annoying leaky faucet and save on water as we show you an inexpensive fix.
 

How To Snake a Drain

Quickly eliminate any clog without calling a plumber.
 

How To Mount a Flat Screen TV

A flat screen TV wall mount is not complicated, you just need a few tools and a buddy to help.
 

How To Hide Cords

Covering the loose electrical cords around your home's entertainment center will instantly clean up the look of the room.
 

How to Set Up and Water Your Christmas Tree

Quickly set up your fresh Christmas tree and keep it alive all season long.
 

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

Make decorating your Christmas tree a simple task with these easy lighting techniques.
 

How To Hang Outdoor Christmas Lights

Hang Christmas lights on your house and around your yard to become the envy of the neighborhood.
 

How to Start a Vegetable Garden

Plant a vegetable garden and enjoy growing fresh veggies this year.

How to Choose Paint

Pick the right color, tone and sheen for you and your space.

How to Prep a Room for Paint

We’ll show you what you need to paint cleanly and skillfully.

How to Pack for a Move

Secure your belongings quickly and efficiently with our hints and tips.

Home Improvement Tips from the Experts

Being able to safely handle and operate basic tools is a crucial skill every homeowner – or even renter – should know. The home tips on this page will help you feel comfortable enough to tackle minor home improvement projects on your own, saving you money. The home improvement guides on this page teach you tool tips such as how to use a power drill, how to use a nail gun, how to use a tape measure and how to use a circular saw. Once you’ve mastered these tools, follow along with our home improvement videos to learn basic home improvement tips and projects, including how to snake a drain, how to wall-mount a flat screen TV and how to hide cords behind an entertainment center or desk. If you’re ready to learn more after watching our Home Depot DIY videos, visit our DIY projects and ideas page for more inspiration.