Home Improvement

Best front door colors for dark gray houses

12 Best Front Door Colors For Dark Gray Houses In 2023

If you’re looking for the best colors for your front door that go well with a dark gray house, you’re in the right place. In this article, I’ll show you all the trending tints, shades, and tones that look fantastic with a dark gray exterior. 1. Turquoise Green Turquoise green is a welcoming color that ...
How to cut wire without wire cutter

11 Simple Ways to Cut Wire Without a Wire Cutter (Illustrated)

There are many situations where you need to cut some wire but simply don’t have the right tool at hand. So what can you do? Is it possible to do the job without a wire cutter? And without too much hassle? The short answer is a definitive yes. I took my time, and I tried ...
How to check wood moisture content

How to Check Moisture Content of Wood With and Without a Meter

No matter what purpose you want to use wood for, you can save yourself a lot of time and annoyance (and probably money), if you use it in a properly dry condition. Wood is a hygroscopic material which means its weight, volume, and size dynamically change according to the relative humidity of the environment. This ...
How many watts does a refrigerator use

How Many Watts Does a Refrigerator Use? 2967 Models Compared

No one likes to waste energy. Not just because it’s expensive, but also because it’s bad for the environment. The easiest way to reduce your energy consumption is to buy and use energy-efficient appliances. As a refrigerator is one of the biggest electricity users in most homes, choosing an eco-friendly model can help you save a ...
How many watts does a TV use

How Many Watts Does a TV Use? 357 Models Compared [With Charts]

As energy prices are predicted to keep rising over time, it’s a good idea to keep your energy consumption as low as possible. One easy way to do that is to use devices that need less power to operate. Unfortunately, TVs are among the home appliances that consume the most electricity. The good news is ...
What size refrigerator do I need?

What Size Refrigerator Do I Need? A Visual Guide (with Charts & Calculators)

Choosing the right size refrigerator is key because you’re likely to use it on a daily basis for a long period of time. Unfortunately, picking the wrong size refrigerator is not uncommon at all and you can’t really do much about it once you have it in your kitchen. This is why it’s so important ...
Simple ways to protect a door from dog scratches

7 Simple Ways to Protect a Door From Dog Scratches

While dogs are great companions, sometimes they do things that can be annoying from a human perspective. One of those things is scratching the door. I know from experience how frustrating it is to find claw marks on a recently painted door. I’ve been there (too) many times. In this article, I’ve collected the best ...
Duplex vs condo

Duplex vs. Condo: Differences, Pros & Cons

There are many situations when you need to know exactly how a duplex and a condo differ from each other, and what are the benefits and drawbacks of each type of dwelling. When you’re comparing a duplex and a condo, the major differences may seem obvious to most people, however, many of them still won’t ...
Cellar vs basement

Cellar vs. Basement: A Comparison Guide

I’ve received so many questions about the differences between cellars and basements recently that I’ve decided to dedicate a whole article to this topic. While a cellar might be very similar to a basement on the surface, there are some important differences. To be honest, the definition of these terms is not uniform throughout the ...
Types of garage doors

7 Popular Types of Garage Doors (Pros and Cons with Photos)

There are many types of garage doors available on the market and often it’s not easy to find the one that meets all your needs. Most homeowners end up opting for an overhead garage door, however, there are other options as well. In this illustrated guide, I’ll show you all relevant types of garage doors ...