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 11, 2017 | MONDAY
10 Low-Cost Ways to Improve Your Home Security

If the cost of a high-tech security system is beyond your means, consider these low-cost options to keep your home safe.

NOVEMBER 19, 2017 | SUNDAY
How To: Paint Wood Paneling

In a room with wood-paneled walls—particularly if that wood is a veneer—your instinct may be to start fresh, either by tearing out the paneling or by concealing it behind drywall. Both of...

JANUARY 19, 2016 | TUESDAY
How To: Stain Hardwood Floors

Hardwood flooring offers rich, warm, timeless beauty, and can even favorably affect the resale value of your home. Without question, wood costs more than other types of flooring, but many...

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 | THURSDAY
7 Ways to Make Your New House Look Old

You’ve just purchased a home built in the past 10 to 15 years, and it has everything you need: the perfect location, a good-size lot, big closets, top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, a tw...

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Fill the Awkward Gap in Your Kitchen with a Pullout Organizer

In nearly every kitchen remodel that involves cabinets of standard dimensions, you're left with at least one gap between a cabinet and a wall (or a major appliance). You can always li...

JULY 31, 2014 | THURSDAY
In the War Against Wet, A New Weapon

In the war against wet, homeowners have a new weapon: It's called NeverWet. Designed to repel water and keep surfaces dry, the NeverWet line of products from Rust-Oleum includes four ...

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 e...

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 reall...

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...