Category: DIY

Stain Your Deck the Right Way with Olympic Stain

There is no better place to spend the warmer months than on your back deck or patio. Timisha Porcher of Tool Box Divas transformed her neighbor’s deck into an oasis by using Olympic Stain to bring it back to its full potential. Read more for a step-by-step tutorial on staining your deck. With more people home,... The …

Expert tips to maximize your victory garden

(BPT) - Sponsored by Miracle-Gro Quarantine and social distancing have inspired renewed interest in gardening and home cooking. These two activities go hand-in-hand as people grow their own produce and herbs that can be plucked just steps from the kitc...

5 time-saving tips for faster cleanup this summer

(BPT) - With summer in full swing, backyards are the ultimate oasis for warm-weather traditions like grilling or enjoying frozen treats and ice-cold drinks on the patio. And after months distanced from friends, family and colleagues at home, the need t...

Simple solutions to create a modern home oasis

(BPT) - When people think of modern homes, many picture classic floor-to-ceiling glass windows, white rooms and contemporary furniture. The reality is, adding modern touches to your home does not require a rebuild, a huge investment or a blank space. A...

DIY Deck Makeover with Olympic Wood Stain

Liven up your back patio or deck without over spending on an expensive remodel job. Check out how Sam Raimondi of DIY Huntress revamped her Grandparents’ patio deck with a few simple coats of Olympic Exterior Wood Stain. Summertime is the perfect time to give your deck some love! I recently decided to refresh my... The …

Staying secure beyond National Home Safety Month

(BPT) - Assessing and updating your home’s security measures should be a year-round focus for homeowners. While timely reminders, such as National Home Safety Month, are great for encouraging immediate action, these considerations should remain t...

Creative Ways to a Backyard Paradise

Photo courtesy The Sater Design Collection, Inc.(BPT) - Looking to add pizzazz to your home’s patio or lanai? Join the many homeowners who are working with design experts to create chic, yet practical outdoor living areas. They’re using nat...

5 fabulous home office ideas

(BPT) - A dedicated home office space that helps insulate you from distractions and concentrate on work is invaluable — and not just in this time of pandemic. “We’ve chosen five inspiring examples of today’s residential workspac...

How to keep your cool all summer long

(BPT) - With summer comes plenty of sunshine, and with it lots of heat — sometimes more than you enjoy. Are you lacking central air conditioning in your place? Don't sweat it. There are many easy things you can do to help keep yourself and your w...

Smart tips for easy summer lawn care

(BPT) - The sun is shining and temperatures are rising across the country, signaling that summer is in full swing. Summer can present some unique challenges for lawn care, but with the right strategies and a few useful tools, you'll save time and have ...

5 ways to go green and stay comfortable at home

(BPT) - Paid Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Taking steps to live a greener lifestyle at home not only can help protect the environment, but it can improve the comfort in your home and help save money, too. According to a study conduct...

5 ways to help prevent home cyberattacks

(BPT) - Being home 100% of the time has become the new norm for many Americans, as social distancing is implemented in communities across the country to slow the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic. Connected devices are being used virtually nonstop, a...