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 E, The Environmental Magazine, Popular Mechanics, House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens Specials, and Fine Homebuilding. Joe also has more than a dozen books to his credit. His latest, Convert Your Home to Solar Energy, was published last year. Other titles include Outdoor Kitchens, Easy Closets, 1001 Ideas for Decks, Green-up Your Cleanup, Design Ideas for Flooring, Toro's Expert Guide to Lawns, 1001 Ideas for Kitchen Organization, and the Parent's Complete Guide to Soccer. Joe is the president of Home & Garden Editorial Services (HGES), a company that produces books for publishers in the home, garden and related fields. In the past, he has served as chief editor to several national home improvement magazines, including The Family Handyman, Mechanix Illustrated, and Practical Homeowner. He was also the founding editor of Soccer Jr., the Soccer Magazine for Kids, and several other soccer-related magazines. Joe lives in Bridgeport, Connecticut with his wife MaryAnn, where they have seven children and four grandchildren between them. Check him out on Google+!

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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 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...

MARCH 5, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
5 Reasons Why Recessed Lighting Is Still Cool

Since the technology arrived in the 1930s, installing recessed lighting has become de rigueur in new construction and home additions as well as in the renovation of existing rooms and bui...

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 gi...

FEBRUARY 19, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
Weatherstripping 101

Weatherstripping is a time-honored method of minimizing window and door drafts. In the winter, weatherstripping prevents heated air from escaping the home and bars the entry of cold from ...

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...