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MAY 18, 2017 | THURSDAY
7 Tools with Hidden Talents

You’ve got your toolbox organized and know just what to grab when you’ve got a job to do. But wouldn’t it be great if your go-to hand tools had other uses that made them even <em>handier<...

APRIL 26, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
7 Top Tools for No-Mess Painting

While before-and-afters of painting projects are often breathtaking, there tends to be a <i>little</i> bit of ugly at the end—specifically, the time-consuming cleanup. Fortunately, Hyde T...

APRIL 20, 2017 | THURSDAY
How To: Create a Walk-In Closet in 1 Hour

Have you dreamed about a walk-in closet with endless storage possibilities for clothes and accessories? Fortunately, virtually any spare space—from an underused home office to a small bed...

MARCH 14, 2017 | TUESDAY
11 Secret Weapons to Keep in Your Cleaning Caddy

Whether you promptly take care of all household chores or (like the rest of us!) tend to let certain tasks slide, you probably dread particular duties that require major elbow grease and ...

MARCH 2, 2017 | THURSDAY
3 Reasons to Replace Your Wire Shelving

Homeowners and renters alike install wire shelving for storage and organizing, only to quickly become dissatisfied. The first problems they notice? For one thing, wire shelves tend not to...

DECEMBER 8, 2016 | THURSDAY
The Right Stuff: 3 Types of Safety Gear You Need for DIY

Few do-it-yourselfers would consider remodeling a room, building an addition, or addressing a plumbing or electrical issue without the right tools. Yet, unlike pros who are required to we...

AUGUST 17, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
The 7 Essential Tools of Deconstruction

There’s demolition, which totally trashes a room in preparation for remodeling, and then there’s deconstruction. The latter takes a kinder, gentler, smarter approach that aims to salvage ...

AUGUST 10, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
7 Clever Alternative Uses for Your Trim Puller

Construction pros and savvy do-it-yourselfers who have purchased a Trim Puller for a demo job know how quickly, cleanly, and efficiently it removes and salvages trim while keeping walls f...

JULY 13, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
3 Steps to Prepare a Room for Hardwood Flooring

Careful preparation is key to the successful installation of hardwood flooring. If you fail to get the subfloor clean, level, and dry before you lay the first plank, you could wind up wit...

JUNE 28, 2016 | TUESDAY
Cool Tools: The Gentler Alternative to a Pry Bar

Removing trim is one of the peskiest aspects of a deconstruction job. Rotating through and manipulating various clunky, generic implements—crowbar, pry bar, chisel—is a total time suck th...