If you want to make improvement around the house, whether it's building some custom trim molding to spruce up your living room, choosing a great paint color for your walls, knocking down some walls and remodeling your space, or running some new wires to add more convenience, you can find the help you need at the links to the right of this page. And check out the featured tutorials below for helpful instructions and lots of illustrations to do these projects:

string lights behind crown molding

Build Crown Molding Lighting

Use these techniques to install crown molding with string lights tucked behind to add an impressive accent to any room in the house.

painting wall stripes with a sausage roller

Paint Vertical Stripes on Your Walls

Measure, mark and paint vertical stripes on walls using the techniques here for calculating the size for various and consistent widths, no matter how long your wall is.

scraping bubbling paint

Repair Bubbling in Paint and Drywall

If you had bubbles appear right after painting or a leak has caused your walls to begin to blister you'll have to wait for things to dry out, but then you'll need to apply these techniques to fix the problem.

wiring diagram for a ceiling fan

Wire Controllers for a Ceiling Fan and Light Kit

If you need to replace a ceiling fan and you don't mark the wires from the old one or the new one is wired differently, you'll need a diagram to hook things back up correctly. Check this page for several diagrams to control ceiling and exhaust fans.

diagram for a door frame

Build a New Door Frame

Adding a new door in an existing wall will require installing some new framing too. Here's a step-by-step for moving studs around and adding new ones for any sized door you want.

drywall corner bead screwed to a wall

Install Drywall Corner Bead

If you need to finish outside drywall corners, you'll want to use a metal corner bead. Use this simple process to install and finish metal corner bead with screws and setting-type joint compound.

skim coating over a wall

Learn Skim Coating Techniques

Whether you have a little rough patch on you wall or you need to smooth out a whole room, use these skim coating techniques to get the results you want.

a color wheel diagram

Mix Your Own Faux Painting Glaze and Colors

To do sponge painting, a faux granite or any of the glaze painting projects on this website, you'll want to know how to mix the glaze to the right consistency and how to change the color of your paints. Using the color wheel and instructions at this link, you can mix any color you want for any process you have in mind.

pulling wallpaper off a wall

Strip Old Wallpaper and Paste

If you have wallpaper you want to get rid of, you'll need to strip it to get down to the bare wall. It's important to get the paper and all the paste off or it may ruin your new paint job. Use this process for the most painless way to accomplish your goal.

illustrating how to paint a cabinet

Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

No matter what material your cabinets are made of you can probably paint them for a quick, inexpensive way to give your kitchen a facelift. In a weekend you can use this process for an easy home improvement that will make a big difference.