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A room with an attic ladder coming down from the ceiling
PROJECT GUIDE

Attic Ladder Installation


Difficulty Advanced
Time 2-4 hours

Learn everything you need to know to install most attic ladders in your home today

A screened-in porch surrounds a patio table with chairs.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Screen in a Porch


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Using a screen framing kit can make screening in a porch easier

An apartment building damaged by an earthquake.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Prepare for an Earthquake


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Make a preparedness plan for your home in case of an earthquake

A person uses a pry bar to remove drywall.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Remove Drywall


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Safely extract old drywall before remodeling a room

A cracked concrete driveway in front of a gate and a car.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Repair Cracks in a Concrete Driveway


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Follow these steps to learn when to repair or replace a concrete driveway

A concrete foundation for a home.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Build a Foundation


Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

A solid concrete base is crucial for the structural integrity of a house

Two men installing drywall.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Cut Drywall


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Learn how to cut drywall and get other drywall tips too

Water stains on the ceiling near a corner show evidence of a roof leak.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Fix a Leaky Roof


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Fixing a roof leak is often an easy task but only after you find its source

FRP paneling installed in a laundry room.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install FRP Paneling


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Learn how to install a Paneling accent wall or entire room yourself with this step-by-step guide

Fruit sits on a gray concrete countertop in a kitchen.
PROJECT GUIDE

DIY Concrete Countertops


Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Build your own concrete countertop for a functional and durable kitchen surface

Modern gray kitchen cabinets.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install Base Cabinets


Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Upgrade your kitchen's appearance and storage space by installing base cabinets
A person measuring a wall.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Calculate Square Footage


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to calculate square footage with this helpful guide
Illustration of someone applying drywall joint compound on a wall.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Tape Drywall


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Complete your drywall installation by taping the joints together
A person smooths a repair patch on a concrete step.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Repair Concrete Steps


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Fix chips, cracks or holes in your concrete steps to avoid a safety hazard
Person nailing down a piece of lumber for new wall frame.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Frame a Wall


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Learn how to frame a new wall like a pro
Minor Sidewalk Repairs
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Repair Concrete


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Make minor sidewalk repairs before they grow into potentially unsafe conditions
A blue home with a gray metal roof.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install Metal Roofing


Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Learn how to install trendy and stylish metal roofing
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PROJECT GUIDE

How to Hang Drywall


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Install drywall or sheetrock in a few simple steps
A bathroom with two sinks and headboard wainscoting painted yellow.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install Beadboard Wainscoting


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Add classy elegance to the walls of your bath, kitchen or living room with this wainscoting project
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PROJECT GUIDE

How to Patch Drywall


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Damaged drywall can be easily fixed with drywall compound
Drywall Corners
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Finish Inside Drywall Corners


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Stop hairline drywall cracks from developing in five simple steps
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PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install Crown Moulding


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Whether you prefer your crown with moulding or molding, the finishing touch of wood donning your walls adds value
Finishing Outside Corners - Finishing Outside Corners
PROJECT GUIDE

Finishing Outside Corners


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Shore up your outside drywall corners with a metal corner bead to protect your wall
a roof partially covered by a blue tarp
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Tarp a Roof


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Tarping a roof can curb leaks and prevent water damage
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