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 11, 2018 | MONDAY
3 Smart Ways to Keep Cool When You're Working Outside

In summertime, the backyard becomes a major destination. There’s gardening and barbecues, to be sure, but the possibilities multiply when you throw a shed into the mix. People all over ar...

10 Tiny Paint Jobs That Make a Big Impact

Try these quickie projects to highlight little details all around your home—they’re sure to make a huge difference. This content has been brought to you by Hyde Tools. Its facts and...

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...

APRIL 30, 2018 | MONDAY
1 Brilliant Way to Make Laundry Day 3 Times Better

Wear. Wash. Dry. Repeat. As long as you and your family want fresh, clean clothes, somebody’s got to do laundry. Fortunately, that eternal task can be far more efficient, economical, and ...

APRIL 17, 2018 | TUESDAY
7 Types of Homeowners Who Can Benefit from a Backyard Shed

A backyard shed is great</em> for all-purpose storage, but it can be so much more than just a place to stash landscaping tools. Today, folks of all stripes are discovering how these sturd...

MARCH 30, 2018 | FRIDAY
11 Easy Ways to Save Time on Your Spring To-Do List

With warmer temperatures finally on their way, we all want to kick back and have fun. But between heavy-duty spring cleaning inside the house and all the accumulated upkeep and repairs ou...

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...

Video: Turn Pipe and Fittings into a DIY Magazine Rack

Before you can build functional, stylish furniture for your home, you need a truckload of power tools and a craftsman's knowledge of countless complex techniques. Right?Wrong!Sure, transf...