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We all have home improvement projects that need to get done. Sometimes we don’t know where to start, and sometimes we just don’t have the motivation. We’re here to help — more like Ken Clark and the fine folks of Ace Hardware are here to help.

All this week, Ace Hardware’s Andy Carlson and Scott Banzhaf showed Ken how to turn your honey-do list into a honey-done list.

On Monday, Andy showed Ken how a beautiful front door can transform the entire look of your home. And you don’t even have to replace your old one in order to do it. Andy showed Ken how to work a little magic with a power sander, some elbow grease and a fresh coat of paint.

WATCH THE FULL SEGMENT: Transforming your front door

Doing electrical work is always a little tricky, but as Andy explained to Ken Tuesday, the tools you need to replace the old light fixtures in your bathroom are actually pretty simple and easy-to-use. That said, there still are a few safety tips that you won’t want to miss.

WATCH THE FULL SEGMENT: Brightening up your bathroom

On Wednesday, Andy told Ken how some simple new knobs and handles can be a great, easy and inexpensive way to give your kitchen a little bit of a face-lift. But be careful to get the center points just right.

WATCH THE FULL SEGMENT: Changing handles and knobs

Scott helped Ken install a rope light on Thursday. One of the biggest tips Ken was given was about what portions of the cabinet to drill through. There’s also the tricky issue of how to control the on-off functioning of the light.

WATCH THE FULL SEGMENT: Rope lighting made easy

In the grand finale on Friday, Ken teamed up with Andy one last time to install a high-tech Delta touch faucet, explaining everything from how to get all the water out of the old line to the handy picture-based instruction booklet Delta included for the installation of the new one.

WATCH THE FULL SEGMENT: The right touch for a new faucet



  • Clinton Kearney Door Co

    These are some great weekend projects that are so simple and easy, but will really change the look of a room in your home. The best part is that they are very cost effective, they give you a great look for a low price! You can also replace the decorative hardware on your garage door to give it a brand new look!

  • Morish Kinsley

    Well for a planned extension since it’s still part of a home improvement I would suggest that you ask assistance from private utility locating contractors they don’t suggest you for what design you choose is great but they play a significant role of making your plan efficient before it starts.

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