Theresa Clement

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Theresa Coleman Clement is a freelance editor, writer, and home designer who specializes in home improvement, aging-in-place, sustainability, lifestyle, and home design. Her work has also appeared in Remodeling magazine, Architect Magazine, Builder Magazine, Professional Deck Builder magazine, DIYNetwork.com, and Habitat.org.

Theresa shares design and home improvement know-how on MyFixitUpLife, a blog she runs with her husband Mark that was formerly a syndicated radio show. She was the lead design producer for Food Network’s Save My Bakery series, a design producer for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and has been a DIY and design expert contributor to morning TV shows. As an author, she has written and co-written three books. She has been a speaker at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and is a hands-on workshop instructor for Habitat for Humanity and home shows.

After studying engineering in high school followed by architecture at the University of Cincinnati for three years, Theresa earned a degree in journalism and a minor in architecture from The University of Maryland, College Park.

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APRIL 6, 2017 | THURSDAY
How to Install Blinds on Windows

To filter the light that enters your home and control your level of privacy, blinds are often a budget-friendly and style-friendly choice. Easy to adjust, these slatted window treatments ...

MARCH 1, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
How to Pour Concrete the Right Way

Learning to pour concrete may save money and build your skills, but without proper equipment and attention to detail, the results can look far from professional. Concrete—generally a comb...

AUGUST 23, 2016 | TUESDAY
How to Clean Air Conditioner Coils

During the hottest days of the year, it’s likely that you rely heavily on an air conditioning unit—be it targeting your room from a windowsill or cooling off the whole-home—without consid...

JULY 22, 2016 | FRIDAY
Attic Ventilation 101: What Homeowners Need to Know

At first, the idea of ventilating an attic seems a little counterintuitive: You insulate your home to reduce temperature fluctuations and save on utility bills, but you also need to allow...

FEBRUARY 22, 2016 | MONDAY
How to Remove Linoleum Flooring

Linoleum is a classic and resilient material, often found in high-traffic spaces like kitchens, bathrooms, and hallways. Because the bond between linoleum and its adhesive actually streng...

NOVEMBER 11, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
How to Build a LEGO Table with Your Kids This Weekend

My kids love LEGO so much that it borders on obsession. We have a lot of these plastic bricks and, until recently, no way to keep them easily accessible and ready for play. So, we decided...

OCTOBER 6, 2015 | TUESDAY
How To Clean a Toaster in 10 Minutes

You may use your toaster almost daily, but when was the last time you cleaned out the burnt crumbs? There’s no need to put off this chore any longer. Cleaning this particular workhorse ki...

NOVEMBER 19, 2014 | WEDNESDAY
How to Install a Dishwasher

Installing a dishwasher may seem daunting, but with the right instructions and a little care, it can be a rewarding DIY. And with the money you’ll save by not hiring a professional, you m...

MAY 19, 2014 | MONDAY
How to Install a Sump Pump

In an ideal world, there’d be no basement flooding. But in reality, despite our best efforts to address the underlying issue, basement moisture remains a sometimes expensive and always ex...

DECEMBER 9, 2013 | MONDAY
Creaks, Groans, and Squeaks: 11 Spooky House Sounds That Could Spell Trouble for Homeowners

  Homes often make strange noises. They’re built of many different materials—glass, concrete, wood—that expand and contract at different rates, causing friction that results in those odd ...