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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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All-foam basement subfloor panels boost warmth and discourage mould

If you’re finishing your basement, you need to consider these new panels.
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Factory-finished ceiling planks: Discover the benefits

They’re a modern alternative to solid wood for ceilings and much easier to install.
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How to refinish a fibreglass exterior door

With a little effort and know-how, this can be a DIY project.
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Hot upstairs in summer: Here’s how to beat the heat

Beating the summer heat: Here’s how to make upstairs bedrooms cooler.
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8 common pressure washer mistakes

Avoid these common pitfalls for better results, plus watch a video on how to get the most out of your pressure washer.
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Wainscoting: Choosing a suitable option

Whether DIY or hiring a pro, choose an approach that makes sense for your home.
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Homeowner Helpers: Six July maintenance tasks

Checking on pesky critters and five more household tasks for July.
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How to choose a good tape measure

It should be one of the first tools in your toolbox. Here are three tips on choosing & using a good one.
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Got a musty basement? Here’s how to deal with it

Got a musty basement? Here’s how to get rid of the smell.
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Got fuzzy deck wood? Here’s how to deal with it

Pressure washing & stripping an old finish can make wood fuzzy. But dealing with it is easy.
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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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Vegetable gardening during the pandemic demands an early start

2021 could be another year of vegetable seed shortages.
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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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