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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OCTOBER 28, 2013 | MONDAY
How To: Install Base Cabinets

One fundamental rule applies to the installation of just about anything: If you get the first piece right, the others fall into position. Misplace the first piece, however, and you're lik...

OCTOBER 14, 2013 | MONDAY
Basement Flooring 101

Surprise! It's all right to install virtually any type of flooring in your basement. Although hardwood should be avoided, homeowners have a plethora of other choices. Vinyl, ceramic tile,...

OCTOBER 8, 2013 | TUESDAY
How To: Replace a Toilet Seat

Though certainly not cutting edge, toilet seat design has witnessed a tide of innovation in recent years. So if you are planning to replace a toilet seat, especially if it's been some tim...

OCTOBER 1, 2013 | TUESDAY
Varnishing Made Easy

A durable finish for woodworking pieces, furniture, and flooring, varnish beautifies wood and protects it from scratches and stains. To the uninitiated, achieving a smooth and lustrous lo...

SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 | FRIDAY
How To: Protect and Beautify a Wood Deck

There are lots of ways to refinish a deck. If you want to showcase a fine wood species, such as mahogany, cedar, or redwood, a clear waterproofer is a good way to go. Some clear waterproo...

SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 | TUESDAY
How To: Build a Quick and Easy Trellis

Low-cost additions to any landscape, easy-to-make garden trellises can be used to introduce shade or privacy, or to support climbing vegetables or flowering vines.  Typically, a trellis c...

AUGUST 27, 2013 | TUESDAY
How To: Install Shower Valve Trim

A fast and easy way to freshen the look of your shower is to install new shower valve trim. If your trim resembles mine on the day that I undertook this project, then it's either conspicu...

AUGUST 13, 2013 | TUESDAY
Laying Sod: Shortcut to a Beautiful Lawn

Laying sod is a great way to have a lawn without the wait, but don’t kid yourself—it’s a big job. If your lawn is sizeable, you may want to accomplish the job in two phases. Begin by redo...

AUGUST 6, 2013 | TUESDAY
How To: Install a Shower Head

Installing a new shower head is not quite as easy as changing a light bulb, but almost. MATERIALS AND TOOLS- New shower arm (optional)- Replacement shower head- Pipe wrench- Thread seal t...

JULY 9, 2013 | TUESDAY
Should You Replace or Repair Your Roof?

Making good decisions is the key to minimizing near- and long-term costs related to any home improvement. This is especially true for large, complex jobs like reroofing. In this particula...