Jill Lawrence O'hara

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

An avid do-it-yourselfer, Jill Lawrence-O'Hara is currently remodeling her 3rd home in Austin which she shares with her husband, 2 boys and a dog named Logan. When she’s not producing videos or writing about all things home improvement, you’ll find her swimming laps, practicing yoga or cheering from the sidelines watching her sons play sports. She’s the soccer mom wearing the tool belt.

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JANUARY 8, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
9 Savvy Tactics for Wintertime Pest-Proofing

Follow these tips to stay cozy indoors without worrying about pesky pests invading your space. This content is paid advertising created in partnership with the National Pest Manageme...

MARCH 21, 2016 | MONDAY
Ready to Sell? 17 Things to Do First

To increase your chances of a quick sale, there's a long list of tasks you should complete before you post a "For Sale" sign in your front yard. If you're getting ready to put your house ...

MARCH 15, 2016 | TUESDAY
Solved! When to Fertilize the Lawn

Q: Help! Last year our lawn looked a little too brown for my liking. When should I fertilize our grass to ensure a lush, green lawn this year and the next?A: As the saying goes, “The gras...

JANUARY 22, 2016 | FRIDAY
Solved! What to Do About a Smelly Washing Machine

Q: Lately, every time I open my washing machine door, I detect a foul-smelling odor—not the fresh scent of clean clothes. Help! How do I get rid of it?A: Sorry to hear your sniffer is suf...

JANUARY 15, 2016 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Painting Appliances

Wishing for a way to refresh a kitchen or laundry room without sinking thousands of dollars into a renovation? If your outdated appliances are still in good working order despite some sma...

DECEMBER 30, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
The Right Way to Use a Plunger

If your toilet’s overflowing or your sink’s stopped up, it’s time to take the plunge! About 90 percent of the time, a clog can be cleared with just a couple of thrusts of a plunger. To ma...

DECEMBER 17, 2015 | THURSDAY
Water Pressure: 5 Ways to Improve Yours

Starting or ending a long day with a weak shower is deeply unsatisfying. Still, when other around-the-house fixes rank as higher priorities, sometimes you just learn to live with poor wat...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 | TUESDAY
9 Things First-Time Homeowners Don't Know to Do

Congratulations, you’re officially a homeowner! But along with the new address comes a new set of responsibilities, including some you may not even know about. The secret to not only surv...

SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 | TUESDAY
13 Home Improvements That Are Illegal to DIY

Just because you can do it yourself doesn’t mean you should. Some jobs call for a licensed professional, especially jobs that involve plumbing, electric, and HVAC installations and repair...