2 days ago

I installed not one, but two curtain rods today! I did it even though it was hot, tricky to do, and I really would have rather just been playing video games instead.

I'm gonna call that a successful day of adulting :D

I have two more to install, but I figured out some good tricks with these two, so the next two should be easy. Maybe even easy enough to move them from a weekend project to an after work project.

#Adulting #HomeImprovement

Maureen Landes, REALTOR!
6 days ago

Tips for Finding the Ideal Roofer for Your Project

#roof #roofer #trustworthyroofer #homeimprovement #roofing

Trendy Ama Shop
1 week ago

Declutter your kitchen with the Libreshine Trash Bag Organizer! Keep your garbage bags neatly stored under the sink or wall-mounted for convenience. Say goodbye to mess and hello to organization. 🗑️🌿 #KitchenOrganization #HomeImprovement

Clara Listensprechen
1 week ago


The Captain on Galaxy Quest will break form and launch into sales pitches for power tools.


Stephen Sekula
1 week ago

Two #Sunday activities: setting up a #PeerTube instance at home and staining the back deck. A sudden downpour and lightning and thunder ruined one of these activities. :-)

#HomeImprovement #Federate

Not much progress today
Lifted about another 2 square meters after walking the dogs and popping out to buy some new work trousers and knee pads 🤣

Had pm off & watched #F1 qualifying

What a season!?

I’m hoping Max has a horrible race too But it’s been so close & exciting behind him all year I don’t actually care.

Then wife called to say she’d forgotten meds So had to run them up to #Harrogate where she’s been helping with a fundraising Drag Night 👍💃

#HomeImprovement #DIY #LogCabinBuild

Kit Irving
1 week ago

On the weekend agenda, the DIY project I started and gave up on last weekend! Wish me luck 😂

#DIY #HouseProjects #HomeImprovement

First day for lifting all the block paving. Broke up the edges and lifted about 6 square meters of blocks Stacked them ready to re-use (or be collected of we don’t) … now exhausted and a bit achy.

#Dog kept an eye on progress (in case critters appeared like yesterday)

#HomeImprovement #DIY #LogCabinBuild #LogCabin

I’ve started preparing for the log cabin build which should be all finished by the end of October.
I thought I’d save a little money and get some exercise by doing as much of the work as I can myself.
Collapsing the temporary woodshed I spent a week building 2 years ago has taken two days, and I’m exhausted already 😂

(I’ll try use consistent # to block or follow or just mute or unfollow me anyway … I would)

#HomeImprovement #DIY #LogCabinBuild #LogCabin

🤘 The Metal Dog 🤘
2 weeks ago

Tear Apart Your House For $200 With This Rotary Subwoofer
Many movies and songs use a lot of of bass to make it feel more real to the viewer or listener. Because of this, subwoofers are common in high-quality audio setups, often costing a substantial part

#rotarysubwoofer #tearaparthouse #200bucks #DIYaudio #HackADay #homeimprovement #housedemolition

2 weeks ago

If you watch #wtyppod about engineering disasters, Alice has an iconoclastic opinion on things like expansion plates and swivel joints and the general flexibility of good engineering:

"No, make it more rigid!"

I have taken that to heart with some recent home improvement projects.

#wtyp #morerigid #homeimprovement

Hanging chair on deck
Detail of 3 heavy bolts and nuts holding up metal plate holding hanging chair on deck.
Fence post bolted to house.
Austin Philp
2 weeks ago

Reply with all your #diy #homeimprovement ideas, advice, and inspiration! I've got a decent bit of woodworking expertise and am a fast learner, so any project from the dead simple to the hideously complex I wanna hear about!

Jack Brewster
2 weeks ago

#homeImprovement protip: You probably save manuals of your nerd stuff. But also save the documents that come with your various plumbing, electrical and other house stuff. (Or, better, find the PDFs.) I was able to determine that I could just replace the o-rings (~$10) instead of the entire valve cartridge (~$100).

2 weeks ago

Whether you're a first-time homeowner or just looking to make simple updates to your space, home improvement can be daunting. #amazon

But don't worry, you don't have to be a pro to start. In this post, I'll share the basics of #homeimprovement, from planning and budgeting to choosing the right tools and materials.

Whether you're a first-time homeowner or just looking to make simple updates to your space, home improvement can be daunting. #amazon 

But don't worry, you don't have to be a pro to start. In this post, I'll share the basics of #homeimprovement, from planning and budgeting to choosing the right tools and materials.
Gabriel :verified_paw:
2 weeks ago

Today I learned about PETG shrinkage.

On average 0,6% for PETG according to one source.

PLA varies more (apparently)

I'm making a drill jig for a cabinet, and when double checking measurements I noticed it seemed a tiny bit short (like 1mm on 229mm) which is 0,4%

This part is another, it's supposed to be 103,70mm

Which means it's 0,2%

I wonder why there is a difference? Maybe because this one is so thin it's 100% infill.

And the caliper seems to be off +0,1mm based on my reference (my iPhone, I assume foxconn makes them to tight spec but 🤷‍♂️)

#3dprint #homeimprovement #repair #brokenisnevertheend

Caliper measuring a 3D printed piece showing 103,55mm
Kit Irving
3 weeks ago

Ah, the sweet naivete of starting a DIY project... 😂

#DIY #Project #HomeOwnership #House #HomeImprovement #Grogu #Meme #StarWars

Meme with Grogu (aka "baby yoda" aka the most precious little angel face) at the top with the text "watching videos before starting a DIY project." Below Yoda with the text "After completing the DIY project"
marc [sustain release] ✅
3 weeks ago

Which home improvement next? 🕹️ vs 🍳 #survey #umfrage

#retrogaming #homeimprovement #kitchen #homeoffice #c64 #commodore

3 weeks ago

Doesn't really seem apropos of anything for this network, but I just paid a guy to help me paint my house (which happened to coincide with four of the hottest days of the year), and he was a total champ and I think the result looks great, considering how blah the creme color was before. So I'm just trying to do a small bit of self-congratulation, whether anyone cares or not. :)

Maureen Landes, REALTOR!
3 weeks ago

Why Now is the Time to Upgrade with Roof Replacement

#roof #roofing #roofreplacement #homeimprovement

Maureen Landes, REALTOR!
3 weeks ago

While often disregarded, window screens can actually have a significant impact on the aesthetics of your home's exterior.

Read the full article: How Window Screens Can Enhance Your Home's Curb Appeal

#windows #windowscreens #homeimprovement

Jonathan Kamens
4 weeks ago

OK, folks, I've decided I'm finally going to take the plunge¹ and add a bidet to our toilet. Time to join the civilized world and stop cutting down trees to poop!
Does anybody have a recommendation for one that's (a) reasonably good, (b) reasonably priced, and (c) self-installable by a relatively handy person?
¹Pun absolutely intended.
#HomeImprovement #handyman #BathroomTalk #recommendations

1 month ago

Blooming scope creep! Had to remove four screws buried under wood filler, instead ripped out the whole cupboard, and found weird plastering hacks inside! #diy #HomeImprovement

Adam Wilbert
1 month ago

It's good to see photos like this on reputable sites like Fine Homebuilding. As an amateur DIYer, I tend to be overly obsessive about clean work, and that tendency often impedes getting any work done at all.

I need to see more images of glue drips, pencil smudges, and fingerprints. That they publish unedited, un-staged process photos of professional craftspeople is a good reminder that I can let go (a lot) and it will all turn out okay in the end.

#woodworking #carpentry #HomeImprovement

A closeup photo of a carpenter installing crown molding with a nail gun. Glue drips, pencil marks, and finger smudges are all over the work.
A closeup photo of a carpenter installing crown molding. Glue drips, pencil marks, and finger smudges are all over the work.
Maureen Landes, REALTOR!
1 month ago
Bruce Arthurs
1 month ago

Housemates Tabbi and Magnus have been spending much of the last two weeks transforming the front courtyard into something nicer and more accessible for Hilde's wheelchair.

Thanks, sweaty housemates!

#garden #homeimprovement #accessibility

1 month ago

SHE IS CONSTRUCTING!! #diy #woodwork #homeimprovement

The wooden frame of a built in desk and shelves, painted dark grey, is mounted to an office wall!
1 month ago

One of the better parts of owning a 3D printer is home improvements. Gravity broom holders are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. The ethernet clips and dust plugs are great. This is just my PLA printer mind you. The resin one makes fantastic models ❤️

#3dprinting #3dprinter #homeimprovement

Phil Gastwirth :imagination:
1 month ago

This erase a hole stuff is really cool. It's basically drywall spackle/joint compound in a big glue stick form. Got it on Amazon. I just patched 16 screw holes in my office with this and just a damp paper towel in 2 minutes.

#home #homeimprovement.

Erase A Hole drywall patching stick.
Previous owner wall color. Will repaint when we renovate this room and replace the flooring. Example of Erase A Hole.

I decided to put a coat of primer down to kinda seal things a bit, since I can see previous water damage and won't be addressing that until it's time for a full remodel.

#HomeRepair #HomeImprovement #Kitchen #Renovation

I believe I have a decision made and we're going to go with a maytag dishwasher.

#homeImprovement #HomeRepair #renovation #Kitchen

1 month ago

Over the weekend I installed a new electrical outlet in the basement! 🔌⚡🎉

The outlet is for the water heater's powered anode, which has been plugged into an extension cord for the last year and a half.

(When we got a new water heater a few years ago, followed by a water softener a couple years ago, we ended up with a sulfur smell in our hot water. The solution was to replace the sacrificial anode with a powered anode. It fixed the problem!

The new problem it introduced was - because we didn't have an outlet near the water heater, there's been an extension cord run to that corner of the basement for the past (mumble) months.)

There was drilling through studs to run the wire, working in the dark with a headlamp because the light was on the circuit I was extending, and wearing a P100 respirator and safety glasses because I was hammering the staples to hold the wire in place next to dusty fiberglass insulation. Fun times!

The best part? I got to check off the task in my To Do tracking app (Todoist), which had a due date of April 2, 2022. 🎉😱

#Accomplishment #DIY #Electricity #HomeImprovement #Homeowner

Electrical wire, a drill, drill bits, and safety glasses on a painted concrete floor.
Person with grey hair (me), wearing a headlamp, P100 respirator, and safety glasses, looking at and pointing at a junction box either an electrical wire sticking out of it with bare wires.
New outlet with outlet cover on a 2x4 in an unfinished basement with plumbing fixtures behind it.
Electrical wire, a drill, drill bits, and safety glasses on a painted concrete floor.

Prepping for a dishwasher. This will be my first. Also i found a tooth

#homeImprovement #HomeRepair

Adam Wilbert
1 month ago

Finally entering the home stretch on my kitchen remodel project. The pile of cabinet doors are moving through paint. And sanding. So much sanding.

A pile of newly built kitchen cabinet doors after assembly and sanding.
Cabinet doors hanging in a spray booth, after their first coat of primer and another sanding.
A cabinet door after the first coat of paint, in the process of yet another sanding.
A cabinet door after spraying the final coat of paint. Reflection of a work table can be seen in the curing paint.
Kyle Anderson 💙
1 month ago

LED lights are driving me nuts. I posted earlier this year about needing to replace nearly a dozen A19 10W bulbs within about two years of normal use.

Today I replaced another four bulbs along with four recessed fixtures. These things clearly burn themselves out well before they should.

That's about 20 lamps turned to e-waste in under three years.

Guess which pictured fixture is the new one... 🫠

#lighting #homeimprovement #leds

Two white recessed light fixtures sitting on a bathroom windowsill, light side facing down. The enclosure of the left fixture is discolored to appear tan.
The enclosure of a burned out recessed light fixture, from which the installer neglected to remove a protective plastic film. The film is so cracked and discolored from heat, it looks like creme brulee.
salix sericea (@Ripple13216)
1 month ago

It is patently obvious. Nobody wants to sell you a new water heater while the old one is still functioning.

They want you to be under pressure from spouses, kids, pets, veggies, so that you will sign off on any ludicrously overpriced appliance install. Preferably bought on credit to make the cost look small.

Okay, I now need to go fight off that SWAT team (Special Water Appliances Team) armed with pens and meth pipes.

Wish me luck.

#HomeImprovement #appliances #RippOff

1 month ago

I Picked Up a Rain Cover for my Firman Tri Fuel Generator
For those of you who don't live in the Memphis area, this summer has been absolutely nuts in terms of weather events. Strong storms coming through and knocking out power to huge swaths of the area has been literally a weekly occurrence.

Luckily, earlier this year I picke
#HomeImprovement #Costco #Firman #Generator #Rain

Really love discovering that the previous home #renovation in our condo involved a lot of crappy electrical work (including uninsulated wires just hanging out) and a lot of mudding instead of patching large holes in drywall.


We are working on the next phase of our home improvement, which includes panting, replacing flooring, and redoing the kitchen plus some minor side projects.

I learned how to wire recessed lights and electrical sockets this week, which has been fun and is something I’ve wanted to know how to do for a while.

#Renovation #HomeImprovement

A white man using wire strippers on wires coming out of a hole in a ceiling. In the background is a condo with walls in various stages of renovation.
john lehet
2 months ago

When I start my hardwood flooring business, I’ll get permission from Stevie Wonder to use his tune (my lyrics) for my radio ads. Chorus:

“I believe when I hurt my knees
This time it will be forever…”

#DIY #Homeimprovement

john lehet
2 months ago

Today my task is to finish filling in the screw holes near the edges where I couldn't fit the pneumatic nailer. I counter-sunk them. As is my wont, I am being fiddly with it and trying to match the grain and color. Which is tricky, because if you've seen one R/Q sawn beech plank, you've seen one R/Q sawn beech plank.

It’s kind of hard but it's fun when I pull it off and get the plugs to disappear.

These below of course need to be cut flush and sanded.

#DIY #HomeImprovement

Wooden plugs set into countersunk holes, matchign grain and color.
Jake Janey
2 months ago

#HomeImprovement This product looks to be amazing. Polymer that you paint onto glass to protect it. You can then paint the wood trim and later peel the dried film off the glass. So much easier then taping or cutting a protective film.

Glass French doors with glass painted with a protective polymer which goes from white to clear when dry
2 months ago

Great to see #HomeImprovement finally back on UK screens, on Comedy Central Extra - 4 episodes each night! 🪚🤕🔨

tim allen 90s GIF
Roy Greenhilt
2 months ago

Really? Incredibly cheap screws that fold when you try to drive them? Good thing I'm a screw-scrounge and have boxes of spares in the workshop... sheesh.

#homeimprovement #projects #powertools #grunt

Wood screws with broken heads
Dustin Mitchell
2 months ago

Just when I was ready to start painting, "why don't we just pull the wallpaper in the hall while we are at it?"

Then patching cracks. Then painting??


Bare plaster wall with unintelligible writing on it
Cracks in plaster wall patched with tape and joint compound
More cracked and patched wall with a view of the area the professionals did.
2 months ago

Weren’t there some major tax incentives passed late last year in the U.S. for home energy efficiency improvements, maybe even refundable credits?

I seem to recall this from last winter but haven’t heard anything about it since.

We’re considering some improvements, so I would greatly appreciate any info you have experience with this! TIA

#sustainability #homeimprovement #solar #electrification #taxes #taxcredits #energy #energyefficiency #climate #climatechange #solarpanels

Maj 🇨🇦
2 months ago

I have made a blood sacrifice to the Gods of Furniture Assembly. May my Basement Shelving stand tall through the ages!
#ouch #furniture #diy #homeimprovement

Kernel Bob
2 months ago

This morning I installed it. It is under-shelf storage for a set of plastic measuring cups. It's an absolutely trivial quality of life improvement, and in no way worth the time I spent on it, but that's my very favorite kind of project.

For now, it is held in place with double sided Scotch™ tape. If it falls out, I'll drill the shelf for screws.

The colored text is paper taped to the back.

#3DPrinted #HomeImprovement #KitchenGadgets

The inside of a kitchen cabinet.  A plastic thing is affixed to the underside of a shelf.  The part under the shelf is white and has four rectangular slots.  The part on the front of the shelf is gray and has the notations 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, and 1 cut out as stencils, one in front of each shelf.    Each fraction is a different color: blue, dark red, orange-red, and orange-yellow.  The cabinet is finished in maple.  There are plates and bowls on top of the shelf and plates on the shelf below.
The same kitchen cabinet.  Now there are four plastic measuring cups suspended below the cabinet.  Their handles are inserted into the slots in the plastic thing, and their bowls face forward.  Each cup is the same color and size as the fraction in the label above.
Kernel Bob
2 months ago

Here's a bonus "build plate". I printed some color accents on the laser printer.

Since I have three plates of 3D and one page of 2D, I claim that this thing is a 2.75D fractal object.

And yes, I used a spreadsheet for color graphics.

#3DPrinted #Fractal #HomeImprovement #KitchenGadgets

Laser printed spreadsheet page.  Some of the cells are filled with color gradients in slightly varied shades of blue, red, orange, and orange-yellow.  None of the cells have numbers or text in them, just colors.
Kernel Bob
2 months ago

Third build plate completed. Certain details are obscured because I'm being unnecessarily mysterious about what I'm making.

#3DPrinted #HomeImprovement #KitchenGadgets

Another build plate on the Prusa MK3 printer. This time, there are two objects in gray PLA.  They are recangular, the same length as the previous build plates' objects, 181mm and 149mm, and about 22mm wide.  they have L shaped cross sections.  Each object has two spots obscured by an emoji at roughly 1/4 and 3/4 of its length.
Kernel Bob
2 months ago

The first and second build plates are complete. Thank goodness for electricity—this would have been arduous if I'd had to turn a hand crank to keep the printer running all night.

(Hint: do look at the image descriptions in this thread.)

#3DPrinted #HomeImprovement #KitchenGadgets

Same print as before, now complete.  It is rectangular, 181×134mm.  The front two thirds is flat and 2mm high.   The back third is 18mm high at the front, tapering away at the back.  There are two circular cutouts in the front edge of the back section, and a low slot at the center of each cutout.  The slots go all the way through to the rear of the object.  They are 45mm wide and 7mm high, flaring to 12mm high at the front.  There is a row of organic supports down the center of each slot to keep the slot top from sagging.  Finally, there are two screw holes, one on each end of the higher section.  They are the right size for a US #4 flat head wood screw.
This is the second build plate.  Is is basically the same as the first, except the object is smaller.  It is only 149mm wide instead of 181mm, and the circular cutouts are smaller diameter.  All the other details are the same.
Kernel Bob
2 months ago

I've been procrastinating this project for about four weeks now, but I'm finally printing the thing. First of three build plates.

It's not all been procrastination -- I have five test prints littering my desk, and I threw a few more away.

#3DPrinted #HomeImprovement

A 3D print in progress.  The printer is a Prusa MK3.  The printed object is a white rectangle that fills most of the build plate, with two tiny holes near the back and a bit of organic support along the back edge.  The infill is gyroid.  The print is currently 1.2mm tall.
2 months ago

Next up in the #diy #homeimprovement saga: the room that used to be the kitchen. Old wall torn down, new sound proof Fermacell wall built on metal frames 90cm further into the adjoining room. Next up: ceiling will be pulled down, vapor barrier installed, isolation added below and finally wood plank ceiling will be installed. Walls need some loving too, but ceiling comes first. Finally a new door instead of the weird full height saloon doors and new flooring.

Hone improvement in progress. New separating wall erected. Ceiling being town down. Tools on floor.

Life Hack - when painting your home, wear a hat so paint stays out of your hair when the paint can falls off the ladder you’re trying to move.
Follow me* for more #homeimprovement tips.

*under terms of the court order, I am required to state I have no affiliation with the Stanley Tools Co.


Michael Freed
3 months ago

It's been too smokey and/or too hot for me to hike lately. So I'm undertaking some over due home projects. This weekend I sweated it out in the garage. I insulated the bare exterior wall and added insulation panels to the metal garage doors. I can feel the difference already. I plan to do drywall this fall.

#garage #homeimprovement #insulation

What a difference 24h makes. #HomeImprovement #diy #diyFurs

Bare wall with a small wooden beam attached
Same wall now with gypsum over half of it and bonding agent smeared over the entire wall
Same wall, totally covered in fresh plaster

Looking forward to settling down for a couple of months, not least of all so I can get some projects done around the house.

Getting 4 more solar panels installed on the roof, rewiring the electrical so I can power the entire rig off batteries, and probably going to run some ethernet cable throughout the house to connect together all my devices. I love projects 😀

#RVLife #DigitalNomad #HomeImprovement #Renovations #DIY #OffGrid

TapTap 🎮
3 months ago

#home question:

Is there a name-brand type of storage bin that combines to make a nice-ish looking stack like this?

I love that these almost look like real furniture, but it's a good amount of money to spend on some fake-name amazon seller thing that's probably rebranded 50+ times.

Sterilite and home depot stuff seems standard, but these would look nice. Then again, I just need storage in the basement.

I do not need wheels, the basement floor is not level

#homeimprovement #interiordesign

slanderoid :disputed:
4 months ago

Is six months too soon to update my #introduction? Oh well, here it goes:

I'm currently obsessed with #PokemonGo and #geocaching. (It's because I'm trying to improve my #LittleFreeLibrary - trust me, they're related.) Besides those, I'm focused on #AchievementHunting, #TradingCards, and #reading

When I'm not nerding out about those, I'm working on #HomeImprovement. My wife dreams of #homesteading, so I'm helping her with #gardening and planning to raise a #chicken or two

That's all for now!

After many years, we finally have the waterfall flowing.

#HomeImprovement #pond #WaterFeature

A manmade rock waterfall and pond

First box of goodies from FS has arrived. Time to fibre up the place. 😬

#homeNetwork #networking #diy #homeImprovement

A box with several fibre optic network cables and a few SFP(plus) modules from

Spent the weekend on a minor bathroom remodel. Still work in progress, but really happy with how it's coming along. I love DIY projects.

#RVLife #DIY #Remodel #HomeImprovement

This photo shows my small RV bathroom, now with black marbled tiles on the floor and bluish grey stone marbled tiles as a backsplash behind the sink.
The wall above the top of the stand-up shower, now tiles with the bluish grey stone tile. Some gaps are visible where I haven't finished yet.
My small RV bathroom. The counters and cabinets are white. To the left is a white stand-up shower,.to the right is the toilet. The floors are a neutral grey with a wood texture.
The top of my stand-up shower. There's a small amount of wall that extends from the top of the shower walls to the ceiling, and it's covered in a greyish wallpaper. A sunlight is above the shower.
James Bartlett :terminal:
5 months ago

One of the fixtures in my upstairs bathroom shower started leaking this morning.

Somehow, almost all of the water made its way into the bathroom wall, across the ceiling below that, into an HVAC duct, then around a corner and down into the basement, where it spilled from a loose joint in the HVAC duct onto the concrete floor, and then went down the foundation drain in the opposite corner.

Miraculously, on this meandering journey, the water also managed to avoid anything electrical, including my network cabinet (containing my modem, router, Raspberry Pi, NAS, and IoT hub) just a few feet away from where it turned the corner and went into the basement.

#Plumbing #HVAC #HomeImprovement

A white drywall ceiling with popcorn texture, showing signs of water damage spread over an area approximately 10'x14'
A different angle of the same ceiling from the previous photo, showing a gray cabinet containing a bunch of sensitive electronics hanging on the wall just a few feet away from the water damaged area.
Bryan Redeagle
6 months ago

I found a good enough way to find a stud in my 100+ year old home, a rare earth magnet stud finder. Doesn't always work and is mostly useless in the kitchen where the wire mesh is, but I was able to find the joists in my ceiling to mount my projector correctly. #OldHouses #DIY #HomeImprovement #TimAllenGrunt

7 months ago

@rachelandrew True. It's the little things. A $15 shower head (or cleaning it) is amazing. But a true $15 life hack: see if your landlord lets you upgrade to this bad boy, #Toilet #FillValve #Repair #Upgrade #HomeImprovement


Activist & Advocate in #Ohio.

#Author and editor of over a dozen books.
Admin of Left of Left, Evangelically #Atheist, & #Secular Ohio.
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Avid reader.

Tags you'll see from me:
#DSA #Coffee #Writing #FTP #Atheism #LGBTQ #ACAB #AI #Science #BLM #HumanRights #Comedy #Gothic #Crypto #Cults #Religion #History #Humanism #HomeImprovement #Acting #PoliceBrutality #Books #Unions #Music #Freethought #DigitalArt #Socialism #Comics.

While investigating under the house earlier I discovered a duct to no where.

It literally travels 50ft or so into the side.of the a wall..and it's capped with what feels like newspaper.

It's important to keep your crawl spaces cozy I suppose


Kyle Anderson 💙
8 months ago

LED bulbs don't seem to last nearly long enough. I'm concerned the #ewaste they generate might outweigh the #energy savings, but that's a gut feel.

I've replaced about 25% of our bulbs with < 2 years service, and now I'm in the process of replacing *all* 26 recessed lights for a supposedly more reputable brand after one failed (also <2 yrs) and some started flickering.

Ordered from a local wholesaler too because it's impossible to sift through cheap garbo on Amazon.

#DIY #HomeImprovement

Steffani Cameron
9 months ago

Tired of ghetto-looking grout that’s all mucked up, so my kitchen never looks clean, I’ve gone and spent $25 for two grout pens.

Paining it over is looking pretty effective! If it lasts, I’ll be elated.

Some before and after. Not done yet but chugging along nicely. #diy #kitchen #reno #renting #homeimprovement

A line of white grout intersects with 3 grimy old lines of grout
White shiny grout between tiles
The before version of the same grout — brown and dingy
9 months ago

This made me wonder about the overall insulation quality in our ~150 year old house. The windows aren't drafty; the WALLS are.

I've just scheduled an energy assessment for late January, which was the soonest available.

I don't have the faintest idea of how to upgrade wall insulation without ripping out the walls, which is not something I'm prepared to do. Here's hoping that the assessment yields some alternatives that will help us shore up this house!


9 months ago

One of the reasons I wanted to move out of the condo and into a house was the increased control & ability to perform repairs and upgrades.

The flip side is a yawning chasm of uncertainty and ignorance, e.g. "What is the source of this problem?", "Is this a minor repair or a symptom of something that will be an expensive repair?"


Nothing like a little impromptu #electrical work on a Sunday night to spark some excitement.

#HomeImprovement #Puns

(No, thankfully my panel does not actually look like this)

very messy wiring in an electrical panel.
Colby Moorberg
10 months ago

Hello all. Here's my #introduction. I'm a soil scientist studying hydric soils, #wetlands, & #roots. I'm an associate professor at Kansas State U. in a teaching & research position. I teach/coach intro #SoilScience, #soil & #water #conservation, & #SoilJudging. I am an #OpenTextbooks author & promoter of #OER. I am also a #cyclist & #BikeCommuter advocating for more pedestrian & bicycle friendly spaces. I also enjoy #DadLife, #camping, #fishing, #homebrewing, #hunting, #diy, & #homeimprovement.

Red House Life
10 months ago

Hello, World (again)
I just moved instances, so here I am with a clean slate. I'll be boosting and posting warm, cozy, cottagey stuff like home cooking, garden and nature pics, and WIP of all kinds. I tend to CW everything I post, and to boost voices who need to be heard. I have a blog, which I will link to when I want to share something longer (like a recipe). I'm a sewing pattern maker in my day job. #Cooking #Gardening #Sewing #OldHouse #ArtsAndCrafts #HomeImprovement

Zac A Winter
10 months ago

#hachyderm #introduction post! I recently left a job in #gamedev and now I'm a Senior Software Engineer working on #civictech so I can hopefully leave the world better than I found it. I live in #Chicago and I have a #newguineasingingdog #dogs.

I'm also interested in #cooking #homeimprovement #nativeplants #gardening #composting #starwars #movies #videogames #ttrpg #bisexual #lgbt

Joshua P. Steele
10 months ago

Hi there! I’m Josh, a #pastor turned #programmer who currently works as a #softwareengineer. I quit a #PhD in #theology for the sake of my #family and #mentalhealth. I’m an ordained #Anglican priest, but am currently on pause from #ministry and trying to discern my future in the #church.

I love #books #coffee #beer #pens #pencils #notebooks #pkm #tools #cooltools #howto #diy #homeimprovement #productivity #harrypotter #starwars #tolkien

11 months ago

#introduction Hi, I’m three night herons in a trenchcoat who are miraculously good at #datascience . Former environmental engineer by trade, and I still miss #chemistry a bunch. Hobbies include #birding , #NailArt , #baking , and lately #HomeImprovement and #gardening . Pleased to be here; feels a bit like plantblr/paleoblr when that was still a thing.