Ask The Expert: Home Improvement

February 1, 2008 10:04:18 AM PST
Freshen up your home without spending a fortune. Kelly Edwards, co-host of HGTV's Design on a Dime, answers your home improvement questions. 1. Are whole house humidifiers the best way to add moisture to your house or is it better to have a humidifier in rooms?

Holmes cool mist Humidifier from Bed Beth and Beyond ($29.99)

2. During the winter, hard wood floors can expand and split; what's the best way to repair them without replacing the whole floor?

Elmers Carpenter Wood Filler from Home Depot ($1.97)
Minwax Blend-Fil Pencil from Home Depot ($5.97)

3. Should you avoid painting your walls a color other than cream or white, especially if your room is small?

Behr paint sample boards free at Home Depot

4. What is the easiest, least expensive thing one can do to help increase the value of their home?

Towel Bar Perfect Home from Home Depot ($18.99)
Pegasus Paper Holder from Home Depot ($12.92)
Molding from Home Depot ($15.99)

5. I have a remodeling question for your upcoming ask an expert segment. We will be remodeling our 30 year old bathroom and want to know if those "bath fitter" type remodelers will add value when we will be selling our home. Or will the money be better spent installing a new tub and tile?-Kathy

Klenks Tile Tub and Sink Refinishing Kit from Home Depot ($32.97)

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