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 19, 2014 | MONDAY
How To: Install a Sump Pump

In an ideal world, there'd be no basement flooding. But in reality, despite our best efforts to address the underlying issue, basement moisture remains a sometimes expensive, always exasp...

MAY 13, 2014 | TUESDAY
Tubular Skylights 101

Bringing natural light into a home is a relatively easy prospect, provided the room is adjacent to at least one exterior wall. Windows and glass doors have been flooding interiors with li...

APRIL 29, 2014 | TUESDAY
5 Upgrades to Consider When Re-Roofing Your Home

Re-roofing your home is not the most glamorous of home improvements. You'll note that HGTV shows rarely even mention the roof. Unlike decks, kitchens, and baths, the roof is not really so...

APRIL 10, 2014 | THURSDAY
17 Reasons You Need a Good Multi-Tool

We’d all like a little more time. Unfortunately, you can’t buy it. You can, however, save some time as you go about your daily routines. Ordering online, using a GPS, and always putting y...

FEBRUARY 24, 2014 | MONDAY
What Would Bob Do? Preventing Window Condensation

It's winter and I keep getting condensation on the inside of my windows. What's the solution?When moist, warm air makes contact with a window—typically the coolest surface in a given spac...

FEBRUARY 4, 2014 | TUESDAY
How To: Stain Concrete

Homeowners used to think of concrete as being strictly utilitarian stuff, resorted to only when a better-looking material would be either unsuitable or far too expensive. Today, many peop...

JANUARY 28, 2014 | TUESDAY
How To: Remove and Replace Grout

Several years after you complete a bathroom or kitchen renovation, it inevitably starts to show some wear. One culprit is grout: Over time, it stains, cracks, and becomes loose, even if i...

NOVEMBER 27, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
Planning for the Next Flood

Late on October 29th, 2012, Hurricane Sandy pushed seawater across the 800 yards that separate Long Island Sound from the co-op where my wife and I live. The surge burst through our basem...

NOVEMBER 27, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
The Dremel Multi-Max: Who Let the Tool Designers Loose?

Because of the popularity of the Dremel rotary tool, most people perceive the Dremel brand as a bastion of the arts-and-crafts set rather than of home improvement and fix-it-yourself enth...

NOVEMBER 13, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Paint Plywood Floors

For our newly renovated attic, we'd wanted solid wood flooring, but that idea, it turned out, wasn't practical: The attic floor is out of level—so much so that it's actually wavy. Back to...