Oliver Harriett


By day, Oliver Harriett owns and operates a painting contractor business. Nights and weekends, he writes about the joys and pains of home improvement.

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JUNE 21, 2019 | FRIDAY
Smart Home Skeptic? These Are the Products for You

Still not sold on upgrading your outdated house items for their smarter counterparts? Check out these smart gadgets that will make your life less complicated, more secure, and more fun.</...

JUNE 14, 2019 | FRIDAY
3 Ways It Pays to Get a New Garage Door

Your home gets one chance to make a good first impression—and it does so largely with its garage door. In fact, research shows that when it comes to curb appeal, investing in a solid, spi...

JUNE 10, 2019 | MONDAY
9 Backyard Additions for Better Outdoor Living

Make the most of your outdoor space with fun, functional structures and comfortable furnishings that are sure to turn your backyard into something special.</p> The following article ...

Pick the Perfect Gift for Every Dad at The Home Depot

Get great Father’s Day gifts—for the DIYer, the smart security expert, the backyard chef, and more—all in one place.</p> This content is paid advertising created in partnership with ...

MAY 6, 2019 | MONDAY
5 Ways to Make Laundry Day Better

With so many of us juggling more responsibilities than ever, it’s no wonder that folks find doing the wash such a drag. And all that sorting, washing, drying, and folding doesn't just tak...

APRIL 22, 2019 | MONDAY
7 Pro-Approved Shortcuts for Nearly Any Home Improvement Project

Tackle paint jobs, prep work, maintenance, and repairs quickly and easily with these expert tips and tools. The following content is paid advertising created in partnership with Hyd...

APRIL 8, 2019 | MONDAY
How to Celebrate Earth Day and Save Money, This April and Beyond

Like any other holiday, Earth Day is part celebration, part appreciation: We rejoice in the beauty and bounty of our planet while being mindful to protect it. Truly commemorating Earth Da...

This Unexpected Part of the Home Got Some Attention at CES 2019

When it comes to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest and most influential technology event, what happens in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas. It will quickly travel to homes...

11 DIY Christmas Gifts That Only Look Expensive

Create beautiful, functional holiday presents that look like a million bucks, but cost next to nothing. This content has been brought to you by Quikrete. Its facts and opinions are t...

7 Easy Fixes You Can Cross Off Your To-Do List Today

Make short work of the pesky projects you’ve been putting off with the help of some of the coolest, pro-approved tools on the market. This content has been brought to you by Hyde To...