Joe Provey

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joe Provey is an expert on all things home and garden. His work has appeared in many national magazines, including Popular Mechanics, House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, and Fine Homebuilding. Mr. Provey has also written more than dozen books, including Convert Your Home to Solar Energy and 1001 Ideas for Kitchen Organization. Other titles include Outdoor Kitchens, Easy Closets, Green-up Your Cleanup, and Design Ideas for Flooring. Currently, Mr. Provey serves as the president of Home & Garden Editorial Services (HGES), a company that produces books for publishers in the home and garden category. In the past, he has been chief editor to several national home improvement magazines, including The Family Handyman, Mechanix Illustrated, and Practical Homeowner. Joe lives in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with his wife MaryAnn, where they have seven children and four grandchildren between them. Joe Provey on LinkedIn | Google+

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MAY 10, 2012 | THURSDAY
What to Do with Old Paint

Not sure what to do with old paint cans cluttering up your basement or garage? Follow this action plan to either condense or dispose of your surplus—and win back some valuable floor and s...

MAY 3, 2012 | THURSDAY
Helpful Hints for Refinishing Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floor refinishing and sanding is unforgiving work. Make a mistake and it will show. However, a refinished floor can bring beauty to a room like no other project. To hire a pro to...

APRIL 18, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Install a New Kitchen Sink

So many elements in kitchen design have remained common over the decades. Cabinets still have raised panels. Countertops are still made of plastic laminate. And tile is still a preferred ...

APRIL 11, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Top Tips for Using a Floor Sander

Use a floor sander effectively in order to complete your hardwood refinishing project more quickly and easily.

APRIL 11, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Floor Sander for Beginning DIYers

Unless you plan to sand many floors in your lifetime, the best choice for do-it-yourself floor refinishing is the random orbital sander. Sure, it may take longer to remove old finishes th...

APRIL 4, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Paint Kitchen Cabinets

There may be no easier or more affordable way to give your old kitchen a brand-new look!

MARCH 21, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Laminate Countertop Renewal

Our laminate countertop looked fine, but the protective coating was pretty much gone. Coffee, tea, wine, juice, sauces, and egg yolk caused stubborn stains that required almost daily scru...

MARCH 5, 2012 | MONDAY
How To: Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Our 20-year-old cabinets were showing their age. The lacquer finish had gummed up around the handles and pulls, and the cabinet rails and drawer fronts were worn and dinged. In addition, ...

FEBRUARY 16, 2012 | THURSDAY
Backsplash Idea: Faux Stone Re-Finish

My wife, Mary Ann, hated the backsplash tiles in our kitchen, and I agreed they were slightly dated. Unfortunately, the crackled glass that we wanted to replace them with was amazingly ex...

NOVEMBER 22, 2011 | TUESDAY
Radiant Floor Heating 101

Radiant floor heating is arguably the ideal home heating system. It’s comfortable, efficient, unobtrusive, quiet, and does not blow dust and allergens around the way forced hot air system...