Helpful Hank's DIY Tips

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Are robotic lawn mowers really worth it? Simple.

Are robotic lawn mowers really worth it? Simple.

Yes they are! Keeping your lawn well-maintained and healthy is a crucial part of homeownership. But mowing the lawn can be a time-consuming and exhausting chore. Plus, in the heat of the summer, it’s the last thing I want to do. What’s the solution? Hire some yard guys? That gets kind of expensive over time. What if I bought one of those new robotic lawn mowers? Like a Roomba, only for the yard! (more…)

What is the best gas grill for the money?

What is the best gas grill for the money?

Are you looking for a high-quality gas grill that can help you cook delicious meals for your family and friends? I’ve had many different grills over the years. Every couple of years, I’d go to Home Depot or Lowes and shop their grills in the $150-500 range. The price of a Weber Genesis was more than that. So, I’d come home with a Char-Broil or some other brand. (more…)

Raised Garden Beds, a great solution for limited space.

Raised Garden Beds, a great solution for limited space.

Are you looking for a solution to grow your own vegetables or flowers, but don’t have much outdoor space? Raised garden beds are the perfect solution for you! These kits are easy to assemble, portable, and allow you to grow your own produce without having to till the soil. I looked at three of what I considered to be the best raised garden bed kits on the market – Land Guard Galvanized Raised Garden Bed Kit, Best Choice Products 48x24x30in Raised Garden Bed, and Greenes Fence Original Pine Raised Garden Bed, 4′ x 4′ x 10.5. There were many to choose from and a lot of great looking options. (more…)

Floating vanity in a small bathroom.

Floating vanity in a small bathroom.

This isn’t my usual DIY tip—it’s more of a home renovation project involving a floating vanity that turned out pretty cool.

When remodeling a small bathroom, we looked at floating vanities, also called wall-hung or wall-mounted, for a couple of reasons. They’re more modern-looking, and they make small spaces look bigger. And this space was pretty tight. (more…)