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...

MAY 2, 2016 | MONDAY
How To: Get Rid of Voles

If you’ve never actually seen a vole, it’s not surprising. The 7-inch-long rodent also known as a meadow mouse is rather shy. Yet evidence of the pests’ presence is unmistakable: Their ma...

APRIL 14, 2016 | THURSDAY
All You Need to Know About Stainless Steel Countertops

Fancy yourself an at-home chef with serious skills? Then you may be interested in upgrading your cooking space to one that embodies your enthusiasm. The quickest way to bring a profession...

APRIL 14, 2016 | THURSDAY
How To: Remove Vinyl Siding

Buckles, splinters, and cracks, oh my! These are all clear-cut signs that your vinyl siding needs to be replaced. Despite this material’s widely extolled reputation for superior strength ...

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...

FEBRUARY 8, 2016 | MONDAY
How To: Caulk a Shower

There’s nothing quite like a steamy shower to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit after a good night’s sleep or a long, hard day. But when the caulk around your enclosure begins to cra...

JANUARY 26, 2016 | TUESDAY
9 Things You Won't Believe Home Insurance Doesn't Cover

Most homeowners insurance policies get squared away in the early stages of home buying and aren't much looked at again until the time comes when they're needed, say, after a burglary or s...

JANUARY 22, 2016 | FRIDAY
How To: Snake a Drain

If it looks like a snake and moves like a snake, it probably is a snake, right? Or, perhaps, its toolbox doppelgänger, the drain auger. Called a plumber’s snake, this handy tool’s 1/4-inc...

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...