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Homesteading: The house that Steve Maxwell built

Home improvement expert Steve Maxwell shares his story of building his own home and adopting a homesteading lifestyle.
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In praise of pro-grade tools for non-pros

Even if you’re a DIYer, quality tools will save you in the long run.
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Homeowner Helpers: Top early spring maintenance tips

Keep your home safe and snug with these early spring maintenance tips.
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Why paint rollers matter

Choosing the right paint roller can make a big difference to the speed and quality you achieve.
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Energy efficiency: Top 7 home insulation myths busted

Here are the seven most persistent insulation myths. Bust them and you’ll enjoy better energy efficiency and building life.
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COVID-19 sanity strategy: Extending your indoor living space

Has the COVID-19 lockdown got you scrambling to feel like you have more living space? Here are three solutions.
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Mitre saw or table saw: Which you should buy first

Wondering which to buy first if you can only afford one? Here’s what Steve Maxwell recommends.
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Home energy efficiency: 4 ways to make your home more efficient

Four ways to make your home two times more efficient.
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Carbon monoxide detector: The more efficient your home, the more you need one

The more efficient your home, the more you need one. Steve Maxwell explains why.
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Q and A: Hanging something heavy on drywall

Don’t trust a regular drywall anchor. Here’s what you need for heavy duty holding.
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Need a new roof? Here are 4 ways to get one that lasts

You can get an asphalt shingle roof that lasts if you choose wisely.
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5 tips for installing trim

Installing your own trim, moulding and baseboard is one of the most useful DIY home improvement ventures you can take on.
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How to stay sane during home renovations

It helps if you understand the process, so you’ll know what to expect.
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Lazy flushers: Causes and solutions for slow-flushing toilets

Got a slow-flushing toilet? Here are likely causes plus solutions.
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Asbestos siding: Is it safe or dangerous?

What you need to know about asbestos siding.
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Why skilled tradespeople are harder to find than they used to be

Why skilled tradespeople are harder to find than they used to be.
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3 keys to the perfect garage workshop

Getting your workshop right means overcoming these 3 common hurdles.
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Deck design details: How a router and three bits boost beauty

How a router and three bits boost the beauty of a deck.
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