In this installment of home improvement do-it-yourself videos, brought to you by Lowe's, host Mike Kraft, one of Lowe's home improvement experts, demonstrates a landscaping technique that shows you how to create a retaining wall with interlocking wall blocks, that features a r ...more
How to Install Wall Beds
Check out these three videos on how to design, prepare, and implement landscape projects for your home with Pavestone. First, see how to build a home patio with Pavestone Paver Stones, with a little help from some gloves, safety glasses, a wheelbarrow, wooden 2x4's, sledgeham ...more
One of the biggest perks of having a flat panel television is that you don't have to take up any space in your living room with it! In this tutorial, learn how to buy, install and mount a TV in your living room. By mounting your boob tube, you will save tons of space and also ...more
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates easy installation of high quality, in-wall stereo speakers for your house, that way you're home stereo is sounding better than ever.
Install acoustical wall panels using adhesive to secure the panel to the wall.
Check out this video to learn how to install acoustical wall panels using impale clips to secure the panels to the wall.
Check out this video to learn how to install acoustical wall panels using pins to secure the panel to the wall.
A wall niche is a great way to add a nice decorative look to a wall. The niche is made of lightweight polyurethane. To install the niche choose the location on the wall where you want to put the niche. Put the niche up to the wall and draw an outline around it. Before you star ...more
Drywall is all over America, and that means wall anchors are also pretty ubiquitous as a means of keeping our pictures and shelves from destroying these fragile walls. This video explains the different types of wall anchors you have to choose from and how to install them yours ...more
Install an acoustic wall panel using a zbar.
Looking to do some work on your front or backyard? Installing a retaining wall is the easiest way to get a different look and make your landscaping look pro! In this video, learn everything you need to know about how to install a retaining wall.
Mary from VLine industries shows up how to Install a wall safe into a closet wall. For this example, she used a DOJ approved Wall Safe from VLine. The first step to the installation is to find where the studs are in the wall and make sure there is no electrical or plumbing beh ...more
Watch this video to learn the correct way to make and install cutouts for electrical outlets in acoustical wall panels.
Glass shelves add a elegant beauty to your home, but imagine how much more elegant and sleek they would look if they were simply floating against the wall. Floating glass shelves are the innovative way to create stylish wall arrangements. These video instructions will show yo ...more
In this video, we learn how to install a pebble tile wall with Lowe's. First, you will need to measure out your walls to figure out how much of the tile you need. Now, lay down a drop cloth on the floor so you don't get the floor messy. Next, turn the power off and remove the ...more
This video tutorial shows how to paint and install a brick arch retaining wall on the layout of toy model train tracks. Video: .
Range hoods are a necessity in any kitchen. A properly installed range hood will vent hot air and cooking odors outside as well as help keep kitchen surfaces free of grease. The trickiest part of installing a range hood is determining how to run the ventilation ducts. Dependin ...more
Floating shelves can look so much better in your home than regularly built shelves. They have a much cleaner look add a bit of character to the room. In this helpful tutorial, you will find out how to build your own floating shelves from scratch. They can hold just about anyth ...more
This video tutorial shows you how to add steps to a retaining wall system. This video is a must-watch for everyone in the construction business.
Patti the Garden Girl shows her viewers how to install a retaining wall in her urban garden. Garden Soxx is a product that will allow you to make a retaining wall in your garden that will prevent and fix any erosion problem you may have in your yard. After making a small shelf ...more
If you've got a brick wall and you're thinking of installing a door, you may have thought you were out of luck. Not so! This helpful how-to walks you through the steps so you can see how it's done. First off, know that this is not a simple task, so be prepared to wield a brick ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to install stone veneer on an interior wall with Lowe's. This can add a dramatic look to any home by bringing the outside look indoors. First, you need to measure out your entire wall space where you want to add the brick .After this, you need to ...more
If grass is creeping into your flowerbeds or you just want a more finished look to your landscaping, try installing brick edging. This landscaping video and text tutorial from the DIY Network will show you the necessary steps to installing brick edging to your flower beds. St ...more
This two part how to video series demonstrates how to install a towel rod or towel rack (remember click on chapter two for the hollow door video instructions). In the first video, your instructor takes you through all the necessary steps of installing a towel bar: measuring, s ...more
Baby / pet gates are a fixture of the modern American family, eager to keep it's freer spirits from roaming where they shouldn't. If you want to install a gate in your home but not put big holes in the hallway wall, watch this video to learn why pressure-mounted baby gates may ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to build a retaining wall. Steps: 1 Dig into hillside 2 ft. back from face of retaining wall. 2 Stretch a level line between wood stakes to establish the wall height. 3 Dig out dirt along base of wall to accommodate 6 inches o ...more
Hanging closet hooks is one of the simplest ways to expand your storage space. You will need hooks, drill and bits, a steady hand, a stud finder (optional), a hammer (optional), & wall anchors (optional). Identify whether your closet walls are drywall, masonry, or concrete. C ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a gas fireplace. Steps: 1 Prepare installation site by building wall recess to accept fireplace. 2 Cut hole through exterior house wall and install stovepipe thimble. 3 Attach short section of stovepipe to exhaust p ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a utility sink. Steps: 1. Turn off water 2. Cut section from existing drain pipe and install a new Wye-fitting 3. Assemble PVC pipe and fittings for new drain/vent system 4. Glue drain/vent system to existing vent s ...more
If you've got a brick house and are looking to install a door in the brick, this how to will get you there. Be prepared, it's a big job and you'll need to be comfortable wielding several power tools. Are you ready to take the challenge? Here are the tools you'll need: a 4ft l ...more
Don’t pay a handyman to do this simple job—learn how to become handy yourself! You Will Need: * A clothing rod * A clothing rod holder * A pencil * A drill and bits * Wall anchors * Screws * Leveler (optional) Step 1: Identify wall substance Identify what kind of wall will h ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair shingle siding. Steps: 1 Make a story pole from a straight 1x3; mark locations of shingle courses on pole. 2 Use pitchfork to remove all damaged shingles from house. 3 Peel off any paper or housewrap; inspect the con ...more
Using wall space to store and organize items can keep your home nice and tidy. It's especially helpful for keeping your garage nice and clean too. This tutorial will give you the know how to installing a slatwall shelving unit. There are many different products that can be use ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to lay out and plan your drywall with Myron Ferguson. First, check the wall to make sure there is proper access inside to see what layout you're dealing with. Next, plan out what kind of materials you are going to have to deal with. Measure the c ...more
In this home improvement video segment, the Janes help Jane-in-training Jeryl replace the carpet of her family room with easy-to-install carpet tiles. Wall-to-wall carpet can be very difficult to install and is usually left to professionals. Carpet tiles are a more manageable ...more
Vinyl wall base molding is an easy-to-install substitute for wood baseboard molding. In areas that you have installed a vinyl or carpeted floor, vinyl wall base molding is a very decorative and functional option for surrounding the room perimeter. You have several color choice ...more
You can make a plain-looking wall into a great-looking rock wall by veneering it with fieldstone. The techniques are the same for block, poured concrete, or even a wood-frame wall. Install stone veneering. Click through to watch this video on taunton.com
Learn how to nail a door into a wall. You have to first insert shims to make sure the door is flush and level with the wall. Install a flat jamb door. Click through to watch this video on homedepot.com
In this video, we learn how to install crown molding outside bullnose corners. An outside corner is normally seen as a radius corner. You will need three pieces of molding and move the blade to 22.5 degrees. Put the first piece in flat and then cut it straight down. Then, grab ...more
This video is from the Dummies video series. The video will describe the process of replacing a standard light switch with a dimmer switch. First you must pick a dimmer switch that has the capacity to control the light fixture you would like to dim. Add up the wattages of all ...more
Follow these tips and learn to make an upside down bookcase. -Get all your games and books out, measure them to a piece of Velcro. -Cut the Velcro and paste it down on the shelf. -Take one of your books or games and wrap the Velcro around it, then clip the sticky side off. -Pl ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install kitchen cabinets. Steps: 1 Mark cabinet layout lines onto the wall. 2 Locate wall studs using hammer and finishing nail. 3 Mark stud locations onto back of cabinet. 4 Drill four holes through back of cabinet, which ...more
To create a retaining wall all you need to do is follow these simple steps. To begin you will need to get many interlocking wall blocks and either sand or concrete. The first step is to plot and measure the retaining wall's size and shape. Use your measurements to figure out t ...more
Three hundred people die every year from carbon monoxide poisoning. Don't risk being a part of that statistic. You Will Need * A carbon monoxide detector * Pencil * Screwdriver * Wall punch * Hammer * Batteries Step 1. Research detectors Research which kind of carbon monox ...more
To take tiling to the next level, use stacked slate on an interior wall. This how to video is a quick excerpt from a DIY show. Watch as it demonstrates how to install stacked slate. Follow along and learn how to use stacked slate in your own bathroom.
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to attach a deck to your house. Steps: 1 Remove old ledger and flashing, then inspect plywood sheathing for rot; patch sheathing, if necessary. 2 Cover sheathing with two layers of adhesive-backed flashing. 3 Fasten metal L-br ...more
Tom of Videomaker teaches how to use the green screen to make a character appear in front of a set or to achieve the website spokesperson effect. Install a green screen in such a way that the fold at the corner of the wall and the ground is instead curved in order to create an ...more
Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionsPlus shows us how to install a towel ring in the bathroom. - Line the ring up on a wall stud. - Determine the height of the placement and make a small mark above the top of the towel ring. - Position the mounting bracket so that it lines up with t ...more
No kitchen is complete without hanging wall cabinets. Whether your kitchen started off bare, or you've decided to throw up some new cabinets, installation isn't that hard. Like any home project, it just takes time and dedication. This instructional video demonstrates how to fi ...more
A pegboard for storage is an essential item in a workshop. Danny Lipford shows you how to install a pegboard in a workshop in this video tutorial. A pegboard wall makes a great way to hang your tools in the shop for easy access. When we had finished building the workbench acr ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to install crown molding to your room. First, choose the right size and style of molding for the room, then measure your room to find out how much you need. After this, you will need to buy a saw to cut the molding when you're ready to install. A ...more
Traditionally installing a chair rail is intended to protect the wall from the chair. Chair rails can also create a dramatic accent to your room. This project has three steps. First mark your walls. Second measure and make our cuts. The third step is to set your molding to mak ...more
It can be very difficult to see underneath wall cabinets. The cabinets and your body can cause a lot of shadows and make it very hard to see. Getting light under the cabinets is very easy. The answer is to install thin profile fluorescent lights that are made to go under the c ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to create a small deck. Steps: 1. Remove siding and inspect plywood sheathing for rot; patch sheathing, if necessary. 2. Cover sheathing with two layers of adhesive-backed flashing. 3. Use galvanized nails to assemble pressure ...more
To install foam gaskets under light switch plates and outlet covers you will need a screwdriver. Installing foam gaskets under light switch plates or outlet covers on an outer wall is a great way to stop air leaks in your home. First, use your screwdriver to remove the light s ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install an instantaneous water heater. Steps: 1 Use template to mark position of vent hole on exterior wall of basement. 2 Bore center pilot hole for vent using a 3/8-inch-diameter masonry bit. 3 Cut vent hole through wall u ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to replace and install a programmable thermostat. The materials required for this project are: a screwdriver, masking tape, marking pencil and batteries. Begin by turning off the power of the furnace. Then remove the face of the old th ...more
If you plan on making any kind of cabinetry or beds or anything else like that, having a dado blade is a useful and handy tool. What this does is make a u-shaped cut into your piece of wood that is perfect for combing two pieces together to form a sturdy, solid joint. So if yo ...more
In this video, we learn how to install shelves to organize a closet with Lowe's. A wire closet system is a great way to organize a closet, but you first need to map out your space and where you want things to go. After this, it's time to install. All you need to do is place in ...more
Start by putting tile backer board tape on all the joints on the wall board and then put mortar over the backer board tape. Let the mortar dry and then you can begin the tile job. Install a ledger board at the base of the shower stall about one tile high. Draw some vertical an ...more