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Replacing or installing a new toilet is a project that’s a lot easier to accomplish than it seems and it will go a long way towards updating the look and efficiency of your bathroom. Before you get started be sure to watch this video for instructions on how to safely get this job done.
The video expertly shows you how to install a toilet, while avoiding all of the safety hazards you may face. So go ahead and tackle this project with the confidence that you’ll be steering clear of problems like water damage, bacteria growth, a strained back, and sewer gas emissions.
Visit homedepot.com for a wide assortment of toilets, including water saving models, and for our huge selection of related bath products. If you run into any issues with this or any other home improvement project don’t forget that our expert associates can help! You can find them anytime on The Home Depot How-To Community Forum.
Are you a student, faculty member or staff of a historically black college or university (HBCU) that could use a makeover? Could your dorm or administrative building use a fresh coat of paint? Would a flower garden enhance the entrance to your school? Would you like to beautify your student center? If so, The Home Depot wants to give your school a makeover.
The Retool Your School grant program helps refurbish the campuses of HBCUs. The Home Depot is accepting entries from January 17 to February 7. Schools submit grant proposals, and students, faculty and communities go online and vote for their schools to win. Up for grabs are a $50,000 grand prize, a $25,000 school spirit prize and 11 $10,000 prizes.
Bethune-Cookman University in Dayton, FL claimed the 2011 grand prize with a proposal to install automated access doors and a wheelchair ramp in its student center. The ramps will accommodate students, faculty and staff members with disabilities.
In addition to the grand prize awarded to Bethune-Cookman, The Home Depot awarded 10 $10,000 prizes. Knoxville College and Howard University were among them. Knoxville College students and volunteers used money to give the campus a vibrant makeover by painting benches and sidewalks and by adding flowers.
Howard University students and faculty made use of their grant money by adding a rain garden to catch water run-off.
Do you think your school deserves a makeover? Visit RetoolYourSchool.com for entry rules and instructions. The Home Depot will announced the lucky winners on May 4, 2012.
Day 16 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Even small kitchens can find space for a rolling cart topped with a butcher block — it adds both storage and prep space for better functioning workspace.
Day 15 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: Installing pull-out shelves in your lower cabinets may call for a little more work, but the payoff to this project is great! Not only are you making your cabinets more functional, you’re also adding value to your home.
Follow this easy how-to to complete the project on your own.
As you prepare your home for winter, don’t forget to caulk. Caulking around windows and doors can help prevent heat from escaping, making your home more energy efficient. Caulking in these areas can also prevent dust and debris from entering your home through the walls. Caulk also keeps the moisture out and prevents rotting wood. If the caulk around tubs, toilets and other wet areas is starting to crack or separate, it’s time to replace it. This inexpensive DIY project is fast and easy. Here are some caulking tips from The Home Depot Forum.
Q: I accidentally caulked my crown molding with silicone kitchen caulk instead of an acrylic all purpose one. I now cannot paint the edges where I used the caulk. Please advise what I can do to have the paint adhere to the edge where the caulk is located. - Community Member Rob13
Day 13 of 31 Days, 31 Ways to Get Organized: While not everyone has space in their home to create a whole room dedicated to muddy boots, outdoor toys, wet coats, and the like, we think you can create a little mini-organizing station in your entryway or right at your back door, no matter how small your space is. Use a bench, fabric bins, and some coat hooks to create a mudroom in a small space. Extra points if you add photos to each bin to signal whose stuff is whose.
You may be spending more time around the house these days, devoting more attention to refining the style and personality of your home, and trying to make each room more functional, engaging and stylish.
To inspire you to create the awesomeness you desire for your home, here are some some amazing images of unique, well-designed spaces – stunning baths, to-die-for kitchens, altogether incredible interiors – all to help you get more enjoyment from your home.
To kick off this column, we thought we’d start you off with our Top 5 Home Décor Trends for 2012. The great thing about trends is that they are just like any other set of opinions – you’re always free to take note of what you like and disregard the rest.
Let us know what you think, and how you plan to re-imagine your living space in 2012.