Fix-It Friday: When A LITTLE Missing Grout Creates A BIG Leaking Problem

Loose and missing grout is more than an eyesore in your tub and shower walls. In time, water will get behind the tile and cause damage to the point that tiles will loosen and fall out…and may even cause a leak in the room under it (and special for apartment dwellers... an angry neighbor who calls and yells at you every time you take a shower). Not to mention, mold and mildew ... [Read More]


Fix-It Friday New Year’s Resolution Series: Week 4… Bedroom Improvements

This week’s my 4th and final installment of the Top 15 Ways to Get Your Home in Shape for 2016! I’d like to culminate this series where we end each day... in the BEDROOM. Think about this statistic... we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping. That means approximately 33.3% of the time spent in our home is in the bedroom! It’s there that we dress, sleep, dream, cuddle, have sex, and ... [Read More]


Fix-It Friday New Year’s Resolution Series: Week 3… Garage Improvements

It’s week 3 of my Top 15 Ways to Get Your Home in Shape for 2016! Over the last two weeks we covered 4 ways to shape up your kitchen, and 4 ways to shape up your bathroom. This week I’m taking you into the garbage, I mean, GARAGE! My word slip is to make a point—often the garage ends up becoming a garbaaaaage room, and it shouldn’t be! I apply this notion ... [Read More]


Fix-It Friday New Year’s Resolution Series: Week 2… Bathroom Improvements

It’s week 2 of my Top 15 Ways to Get Your Home in Shape for 2016! Last week we started with the kitchen, and I’m dedicating this week to improving the room that sees the most coming and going (and going)…THE BATHROOM. There are a few chronic issues in bathrooms that are pretty much universal. The first bathroom issue is the slow drain. Dare I say, even in ... [Read More]


Fix-It Friday New Year’s Resolution Series: Week 1… Kitchen Improvements

Happy 2016, Fix-It Friday friends! In this "fresh start" part of the year I’d like to focus our attention on getting our homes shipshape for 2016. So all month long, I’m dedicating each of my weekly Fix-It Friday columns to 4 different, but major areas of our homes. By the end of January, you'll know my Top 15 Ways to Get Your Home in Shape for 2016! So let’s get started ... [Read More]

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Fix-It Friday: Fixing For The Holidays With A Twist (Of Lemon)!

December 18, 2015 by

In the spirit of the Season, this Fix-it Friday I’d like to share some home "fixes" that I rank on the top of my to-do list, namely, fixing drinks! Indeed, fixing a batch of holiday cocktails may not be the kind of DIY project one would imagine when it comes to home repair, but to this notion I ask that we consider the screwdriver. Is it a tool that fits into the head of a screw, or is it a cocktail ... [Read More]


Fix-It Friday: Taking On Mister Snow Miser… 9 Clever Ways To Combat The Cold

December 11, 2015 by

Hate to sound like a whiner, but there are few things that put me in a worse mood than feeling cold. I shiver, clench my jaw, my skin is tight and itchy, joints are stiff, and the packed on layers I’m forced to wear make me feel like 20 lbs of bologna stuffed in a 5 lb bag. All of it gets me straight up cranky. I know I’m not alone ... [Read More]


Fix-It Friday: The Case Of The Sliding Shower Door That Won’t Stay Closed

Hi Norma, Just installed a new shower door. It works well but slides back a little bit. Could you please tell me how to adjust or fix this problem? Thanks! - WYSK Reader Deborah NV: Hi Deborah! Bravo on installing the new sliding shower doors! I see in your video, though, that once in the closed position, the door “magically” slides open on its own. Here’s what we can do to fix that! ... [Read More]