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Adding glass to cabinet door less expensive for DIYer

Q: I have some very boring builder-grade honey oak kitchen cabinets that I would like to dress up. I have seen cabinets with glass doors instead of solid ones and I want to replace a few of mine. I went to a cabinet company and they could not match the color of my cabinets’ door frames. Is there a way I could replace the panel inside the door frames by myself?

Keep pool water clear, clean with regular care

All it really takes for a sparkling, clean pool is a bit of knowledge, weekly water testing and minimal muscle work, like weekly vacuuming and brushing the pool surface.

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Vacuuming pool can clog up skimmer suction line

One way you can clog up your skimmer suction line is when you vacuum your pool. Since you have to remove the skimmer basket to insert the vacuum hose, debris goes straight into the line.

Without flowering, tree will not produce fruit

Without flowering it’s impossible for a fruit tree to produce fruit. If the tree flowered in previous years but not this year, then it is either something you did that contributed to its lack of flowering or something inherent to those varieties of fruit trees.

Pandemic motivates change in design habits

Months of quarantining gave people a chance to really look at their lives and homes. Homeowners are staying in their homes longer and that is fueling a boom in remodeling and redesign.

Leaky hose faucet is easy fix

A hose faucet is simple to work on because it has few moving parts. It’s an easy valve to replace, but you should try a few simple fixes first.

Peel-and-stick tile is inexpensive DIY project

Peel-and-stick vinyl tile backsplashes look great in kitchens and bathrooms. Installation is a relatively inexpensive ordeal. And it’s easy.

Las Vegas landscape design determines watering

Once a landscape design is finished, the amount of water it needs is fixed. You won’t be able to change the amount it needs, by much, without removing plants or changing them.

Use right tools to unclog backup in pipe

Q: Several of the drains in my house are backed up. I have tried plunging the toilet and clearing the drain trap in the sink, but I can’t get it to drain. My neighbor has a cable drain machine with several attachments included, but I’ve never used a device like that. Can you give me the details?

Controlling weeds in Las Vegas take persistent work

The three worst weeds to control in home landscapes are common Bermuda grass, nutgrass and palm seedlings. Controlling common Bermuda grass and nutgrass organically requires persistence — knocking them back as soon as they appear until they finally start surrendering around late summer.

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