KNOXVILLE, TN -- Whether looking for cheap and easy ways to spice up the kitchen or the easiest way to fix that leaky faucet or squeaky door, DIYnetwork.com has unveiled a new Home Improvement 101 package with hundreds of ideas and tips to help increase home value and keep it in tip-top shape.
Featuring a plethora of how-to videos and articles, the package includes a checklist of simple and cheap precautions that can end up saving homeowners thousands of dollars in the long run. For example:
•Make sure the lawn sprinkler doesn't water the side of the house causing wood to rot
•Leave a window open or a fan on while showering to discourage mold and mildew
•Clean drains and showerheads with vinegar to prevent mineral deposits
DIYnetwork.com teaches users how to tile a floor and do easy plumbing chores, which basic tools are essential, and how to complete a curb appeal project for under $100.
In addition to warning homeowners about costly mistakes around the home and how to avoid them, Home Improvement 101 also offers step-by-step instructions on how to:
•Lay new floor tile or hardwood floors
•Hang picture frames the right way
•Tackle a budget kitchen remodel
Knowing that not all home improvements are fit for DIYers, the site also includes a list of projects for which homeowners would be wise to hire contractors:
•Certain attic insulation and sealing jobs
•Skylight and newfangled light pipe installation
•Changing the water heater
•Leaky duct repair
For additional do-it-yourself projects and tips, visit www.diynetwork.com