Category: How to Tips

How To Change The Color Of Grout In 60 Seconds

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06 Jan

How To In 60 Seconds Alure Home Improvements' Doug Cornwell gives us a much-needed lesson in how to change the color of grout in his latest how to in 60 seconds.  What you’ll need: – Clean rag – Grout Coloring Stain – Paint brush – Cup 1. Make sure all the grout lines are clean. - Hint: Use white vinegar and a rag to…

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Open floor plans: Not just for the kitchen

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21 Dec

When you eliminate the barriers of walls within certain areas of your home, you can instantly make a space feel bigger - which is one of the reasons why open floor plans have become such a popular design trend. Open floor plans are often used in the kitchen, with homeowners opting to forgo the wall between the kitchen and living or…

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How To Stop Cabinet Doors From Opening Too Far In 60 Seconds

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16 Dec

How To In 60 Seconds Alure Home Improvements' Doug Cornwell tackles a common problem in this how to in 60 seconds: cabinet doors opening way too far. What you’ll need: – Manufacturer restrictor clips – Screw gun 1. Use a screw gun to take the cabinet door off the hinge. - Hint: Put the hinge in the position that it would be in if…

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How To Clean Grout In 60 Seconds

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09 Dec

How To In 60 Seconds In this how to in 60 seconds, Alure Home Improvements' Doug Cornwell is back in the bathroom. This time he's giving us a lesson on the best way to clean grout. What you’ll need: – White vinegar – Water – A cup – A white rag 1. Put white vinegar in a cup that you will use…

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Numbers you need to have in case of emergency

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26 Oct

Emergency preparedness is critical, because when an emergency strikes, every moment counts and your time could be better spent than looking up important phone numbers. Having emergency numbers ready and handy for a potential emergency is a great way to avoid issues in the unfortunate situation that they ever need to be used. Whether natural disaster or personal incident, these phone…

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Design tips for making your kitchen feel more spacious

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28 Sep

You spend a lot of time in your kitchen. Between cooking for your family and entertaining guests, it is one of the most high-traffic areas of your home. So it is important that it is designed in a way that facilitates utmost comfort and convenience. If you feel like the space is too cramped, outdated or simply not laid out…

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How To Clean A Showerhead In 60 Seconds

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23 Sep

How To In 60 Seconds In this how to in 60 seconds, Doug demonstrates how to clean a showerhead without taking it apart. What you’ll need: – Ziploc plastic bag – White vinegar – Water – A piece of duck tape 1. Take some white vinegar and put it into a Ziploc plastic bag. - Hint: If your showerhead isn't that…

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How To Stop A Draft In 60 Seconds

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07 Sep

How To In 60 Seconds Ever wonder where that draft was coming from and how to stop a draft? Well, Doug Cornwell offers some tips to discover and plug those leaky drafts in his latest how to in 60 seconds. What you’ll need: – Flashlight – Flexible weatherstripping – A helper 1. Shut the lights on the inside and have someone on the outside with a…

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How To Clean Shower Doors In 60 Seconds

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29 Jul

How To In 60 Seconds Alure's Doug Cornwell is once again inside his favorite room in the house -- the bathroom. Listen to Doug preach about preventive maintenance as he shows us how to clean shower doors in 60 seconds. What you’ll need: – Water – Sponge - Soap - Squeegee – Clean rags – Shower and glass cleaner 1.…

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How to Clean Granite Countertops in 60 Seconds

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08 Jul

How To In 60 Seconds Doug is a big believer in "preventive maintenance." That's why he dropped by to show us all how to properly clean granite (or other stone) countertops in this DIY 60 second fix. For more 60 Second Fixes, visit our 60 Second Fix Playlist. What you'll need: - Bucket - Water - Dish Soap - Sponge…

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