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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DECEMBER 27, 2012 | THURSDAY
9 Pro Tips for Installing Ceramic Tile

There are many ways to invite problems when you lay ceramic tile. Avoid such problems and a tile floor can last for decades—crack-free. Ignore these problems and your floor tiles and grou...

NOVEMBER 30, 2012 | FRIDAY
6 Simple Bathroom Storage Tips and Tricks

My wife and I have a very small bathroom. The tub, toilet, and sink are lined up shoulder to shoulder along one wall. An in-swinging door assaults anyone foolish enough to linger in front...

NOVEMBER 15, 2012 | THURSDAY
Repairing a Retaining Wall

Walls, normally thought of as interior design elements, are useful in landscaping, too. A landscaping wall can be freestanding to define an area, to provide a garden backdrop, or to creat...

NOVEMBER 12, 2012 | MONDAY
12 Easy Ways to Boost Bathroom Storage

Next to the kitchen, the bathroom is the second most important room in the house. No matter who you are, chances are the time you spend each day in the bathroom is important to your routi...

NOVEMBER 9, 2012 | FRIDAY
When a Chimney Tilts (A Foundation Problem Lurks Below)

It’s not something you really want to acknowledge. You tell yourself it’s an optical illusion, or clutch to the consoling thought that, hey, the tower in Pisa has leaned for centuries. Bu...

NOVEMBER 8, 2012 | THURSDAY
Debunking 5 Metal Roof Myths

Learn the truth about five common misconceptions that involve metal roofing.

OCTOBER 18, 2012 | THURSDAY
5 Basement Workshop Essentials

You’re probably thinking I’m about to list my all-star tool picks. Nope. My five must-haves for a basement workshop have more to do with comfort, health, and safety. If you want to enjoy ...

AUGUST 31, 2012 | FRIDAY
Bathroom Floor Tile: 14 Top Options

Modern bathrooms are so much more than they used to be. They’ve gone beyond the practical and utilitarian purpose they were originally designed for, and serve as both an escape and oasis ...

AUGUST 27, 2012 | MONDAY
So, You Want to... Build a Porch

A porch is simply a deck with a roof on it, right? Not quite. While some porches may be as simple as that, many are more similar to an indoor room that is missing windows and walls. Porch...

AUGUST 20, 2012 | MONDAY
How To: Refinish Cabinets

Having expensive cabinets hanging on your kitchen walls doesn’t mean much if you don’t like the color. That’s why many homeowners think about refinishing cabinets with a stain color of th...