10 Things All Homeowners Should Learn: Apartment Therapy How-Tos & Tutorials

Best of 2013

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As a homeowner, you’re the last line of defense. There’s no running to the landlord to make repairs or improvements. There’s no one else who can stem the tide of carpenter ants making themselves at home in your kitchen. Or scrape the mold out of your shower doors. So it’s a good thing that you’re a capable human being, ready to tackle whatever problem comes your way. These ten tutorials might help you out some day.

  1. How To Strip a Wood Mantel & Hearth
  2. How To Clean a Washing Machine
  3. How To Recaulk a Bathtub
  4. How To Make an All-Natural Ant Killer
  5. How To Replace Shower Doors with a Shower Curtain
  6. How To Dig Up Dandelions (Along with the Root, Every Time)
  7. How To Make a Lamp Out of Anything
  8. How To Spray Paint Metal Furniture
  9. How To Paint Windowsills & Window Trim
  10. How To Make Homemade Citrus Cleaner

Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Best of 2013 roundup! From December 21 through January 1 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

(Image credits: Dabney Frake)

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When Dabney's not writing around here, she's digging through other people's attics for fun and interesting stuff, or running around with her bloodhound Friday. Originally from the East Coast, she's still shocked to find herself living in Missouri.