Author Archive: Jeanne Austin

About Jeanne Austin

Jeanne Austin is a consultant by trade and writer for leisure. Constantly pursuing various new and interesting things in life, there is nothing boring for this fellow. Follow her on Twitter at @JeanneAustin63.

All-In-One Home Improvement App to Plan Your Projects

Handy Man DIY is a simple, all-in-one home improvement planner won’t change a faucet or install a ceiling fan, but it’ll tell how to do so. This planner will keep track of your room measurements, to-do list, shopping list and costs. Instead of going to the store with a rough idea of what you need and scribbled reminders on a sticky note, you’ll have everything on your phone. (more…)

Tips on Repairing Your Drywall

It used to be that interior walls were finished with layers of wet plaster troweled onto wooden strips, or lathe, that were nailed to wall studs. But that changed almost a century ago when the gypsum panel that’s named Sheetrock. Because of its success, other manufacturers have long since gotten into the act.

Known generally as drywall, this material is sold in thin, paper colored sheets that awre typically 4ft wide by 8 or 10ft long. They come in various thicknesses, and it is easy to install with nails or screws; panel seams between pieces are layered with thin paper tape and covered with drywall compound. (more…)

Expert Tips on Decorating With Red

Red is the color of passion, but if you’re too passionate about the color, you may be seeing red in your home as red can go everywhere from cheery and happy to angry and aggressive in the emotional spectrum. That’s what you’ve got to keep in mind when using red in a room, when is too much and when it is not enough. (more…)