Nicole Fallon

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nicole Fallon-Peek is a New Jersey-based communications professional with a Media & Communications degree from New York University and 10+ years of copywriting and editing experience. She has spent many summers and weekends working for her father's general contracting firm and recently undertook a full home renovation. When they're not immersed in home DIY projects, Nicole and her husband are busy running their content marketing agency Lightning Media Partners and experimenting with fancy ingredients in their newly-upgraded kitchen. Connect with Nicole on LinkedIn.

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AUGUST 3, 2021 | TUESDAY
What Is HVAC And What Does HVAC Stand For?

Q: ​​As a new homeowner, I realize I don’t know much about the inner workings of my home, such as the HVAC system. What is HVAC, and how can I be sure I’m properly maintaining it?A: HVAC ...

JULY 13, 2021 | TUESDAY
Oh No! Here's How To Get Rid Of Cat Pee Smell In Your Home For A Freshly-Scented Sanctuary

All cat owners understand the struggle of maintaining a clean and fresh-scented home despite their furry ones shedding and using the litter box. But sometimes, cats and kittens decide to ...

APRIL 28, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! The Best Deck Railing Height

Q: How Do I Meet Height and Spacing Code Requirements on My Deck Railing?A: Homeowners with a backyard may daydream about building the perfect deck for outdoor cooking, lounging, and ente...

APRIL 26, 2021 | MONDAY
10 Pro Tips for an Easier Demo Day

Demolition isn’t easy work, but with prior planning it can go smoothly. Here’s how to prepare yourself for potential demo-day challenges during your DIY renovation

MARCH 29, 2021 | MONDAY
Before & After: Two Tiny Bedrooms Become a Spacious Open Kitchen and Dining Room

In the real estate world, there are fixer-uppers that need a fresh coat of paint, a little exterior work, and maybe some new flooring and appliances. Then there are houses like the run-do...

MARCH 11, 2021 | THURSDAY
Solved! What Does Asbestos Look Like?

Q. I am a homeowner, and I found some strange white fibers in the walls during a renovation. Is it asbestos? What does asbestos look like?A: Asbestos is a group of naturally-occurring min...

FEBRUARY 26, 2021 | FRIDAY
Thinking About Gutting Your House? 11 Things to Know First

Gutting your house for a full-home renovation is absolutely doable for experienced DIYers, but make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into.

JANUARY 19, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best Contractors Near Me: How to Hire the Best Contractor Based on Cost, Issue, and Other Considerations

Hiring the Best Contractors Near MeWhen tackling a major home improvement or renovation project, people often enlist the help of a professional contractor. A contractor is responsible for...

OCTOBER 26, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Dishwasher Black Friday Deals 2020: The Best Deals on Samsung, Maytag, Frigidaire, and More

With more people staying in and preparing meals at home, home kitchen appliances have gotten a workout during the COVID-19 pandemic. This holiday season, consumers will be looking at onli...

OCTOBER 26, 2020 | MONDAY
The Best Washer and Dryer Black Friday Deals 2020: The Best Deals and Sales on GE, LG, Samsung, and More

If you’re hoping to affordably upgrade your home before the end of the year, you’re in luck: Black Friday 2020 deals are now live, and there are some truly incredible prices on the best w...