Steffani Cameron

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Steffani Cameron is a journalist and photographer one year into her dream of globe-trotting as a nomad for a half-decade. The daughter of a contractor and realtor, she grew up learning everything from properly mounting a towel rack to wall-painting prep. After 20 years of running her own home, as a traveler she now goes nowhere without a multitool and duct tape in her gear kit… next to a compact coffee press. Working remotely, she's written for Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, BuildDirect.com, and more. Follow Steffani Cameron on Twitter.

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JANUARY 6, 2017 | FRIDAY
How To: Drill Into Concrete

While concrete's cool, industrial aesthetic is a go-to design touch in modern homes, its density and strength are what have long made it an attractive building material. That durability c...

JANUARY 4, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Test for Asbestos

For a century, the naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral asbestos was a mainstay of the building industry, used to create products of all kinds. Due to its strength and heat-resist...

JANUARY 3, 2017 | TUESDAY
How To: Wash a Comforter

Nothing beats crawling under a cozy comforter after a long day, but did you know the bulky piece of bedding likely harbors an abundance of dust mites? Since comforters don’t get washed as...

DECEMBER 30, 2016 | FRIDAY
How To: Sweat Copper Pipe

For DIYers eager to take on plumbing tasks, one of the most important skills to master is how to sweat copper pipe—a process commonly referred to as soldering—in order to achieve leak-pro...

DECEMBER 29, 2016 | THURSDAY
How To: Clean Aluminum

The world’s most abundant metal, aluminum, contributes to many products homeowners use every day: pots, pans, utensils, furniture, and even car parts. In any of these examples, its natura...

DECEMBER 20, 2016 | TUESDAY
How To: Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent

Enter any supermarket and it’s obvious that detergent is big business. Yet while the choices seem endless, today’s consumer is increasingly turning to homemade detergents. This is especia...

DECEMBER 6, 2016 | TUESDAY
How To: Sharpen Drill Bits

Do-it-yourselfers live by the rule of “the right tool for the job,” but just as important is maintaining those tools so that they can do their jobs. Case in point: Keeping twist drill bit...

NOVEMBER 28, 2016 | MONDAY
Solved! What to Do When There's No Hot Water

Q: Even though my shower was perfectly toasty when I hopped in, it quickly chilled until there was no hot water left at all—even an hour later. What gives?A: Assuming that no one else has...

NOVEMBER 17, 2016 | THURSDAY
5 Easy Ideas for Better Kitchen Ventilation

We commonly think of the kitchen as a comfy, cozy zone and “the heart of the house,” but according to a recent Department of Energy-funded study, cooking with a gas stove as little as onc...

NOVEMBER 17, 2016 | THURSDAY
How To: Use a Stud Finder

When hanging heavy mirrors, bracing large furniture, wall-mounting a new television, or erecting shelving, you need to start with the sturdy support of a 2×4 wall stud. Sure, nailing into...