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

This content is paid advertising created in partnership with Clopay.  Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. com. Your home gets one chance to make a good first impression—and it do...

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 ...

These 10 Sturdy Furniture DIYs All Share 1 Secret Ingredient

You can build seating, storage, accent pieces, and more with a little ingenuity and a bag of concrete. This content has been brought to you by Quikrete. Its facts and opinions are th...

10 Brilliant Hacks for Your Best-Ever Paint Finish

Get pro-quality results on your next paint job with these expert tips and tools that promise ease of application, consistent color and texture, and crisp, clean edges. This content h...

JUNE 25, 2018 | MONDAY
5 Keys to Choosing the Right Size Shed

When the time comes to buy a backyard shed, size is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Surprisingly, the answer to “How big?”—or “How small?”—isn’t simple or cut and dried. ...

JUNE 22, 2018 | FRIDAY
9 Cool Projects You Can Make with Pipe and Fittings

Create hip, functional home goods out of flanges, elbows, and other basic fittings. This article has been brought to you by SupplyHouse.com. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVi...

MAY 14, 2018 | MONDAY
8 Foolproof Places to Find Extra Storage Space at Home

No matter the size of your house or how many closets it has, at some point you're going to wonder in exasperation, “Where can I put this?” Fortunately, with a little out-of-the-box strate...

MAY 8, 2018 | TUESDAY
A Dozen Projects You Never Knew You Could Do with 1 Bag of Concrete

Take your do-it-yourself talents to a new level of cool with any of these fun, functional pieces. There's something here for every skill level, and each project takes only a bag of concre...

5 Reasons Not to Buy Replacement Windows (...and Go with Window Inserts Instead)

A homeowner's to-do list can seem endless, especially come spring. Paint the exterior. Mow the lawn (again and again and again). Repair the cracks in the sidewalk. And, somewhere in the m...

5 Steps to Solving All of Your Garage Storage Problems

Is it starting to seem like there’s no storage space left in your house? Is every closet, cabinet, and drawer totally crammed? Well, the solution to your storage woes may be as close as y...