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Debbie D.

Debbie D.

Debbie Dey is a professional writer with over three decades of experience in residential construction. Her background gives her a wealth of knowledge about all kinds of home improvement projects, which she enjoys sharing through her writing. She has been a Puls staff writer since 2018. In her free time, you can find her relaxing by the water or cruising with her husband in their sports car.

Recent Posts:

The Right Way to Mount a TV on Metal Studs

If you want to mount your TV to the wall but know you’re working with metal studs, don’t get discouraged. It is possible to mount a television to metal studs yourself, so long as you do it properly. 

Help! My Dryer is Making Loud Noises

If your dryer is making noise, there's a good chance that something is wrong. There are a few options for dealing with a dryer that's making a loud noise. You can ignore the sound and hope it goes away, you can try to troubleshoot and repair the machine yourself, or you can call in a professional.

Phone Repair Prices: What Different Phone Repair Services Cost You

The more you depend on your phone to manage your life, the more devastating it is when it breaks. So, what happens if you drop your prized possession and you end up with a screen full of spiderweb cracks or you jump in the pool and forget your phone is in your pocket? What if you've tried every charger you own and the power level still won't budge from 2%?

How to Troubleshoot a Dishwasher that Takes Too Long to Run

Hand washing dishes takes a significant amount of time. According to Energy Star, if you use a dishwasher, you’ll save 230 hours per year. That’s equal to just over 9 days of 24/7 scraping, scrubbing, rinsing, and drying. If your dishwasher takes too long to run, then we’d better get it fixed ASAP. 

How to Hang Art Without Nails So You Don’t Damage Your Walls

Whether you're a serious collector or have just acquired a few pieces for fun, decorating your walls with artwork can add personality and a splash of color to your home. Studies show that it can even boost your mood. Of course, finding a way to display each masterpiece can be challenging, especially if you're worried about damaging your walls.

Everything You Need to Know to Pick the Perfect Kitchen Table

If you have a formal dining room, the space is most likely sits unused for the balance of the year or becomes a collect-all for your miscellaneous items without a permanent home.

How to Hang Heavy Objects on the Wall so They Won’t Come Crashing Down

If you don’t hang a heavy item on the wall properly, there’s a high chance that it’ll fall. A heavy television, piece of art, or shelf could seriously damage your home or injure your family and pets on the way down. 

How to Find the Best Professional House Painters in Your Area

According to leading real estate experts, adding a fresh coat of paint to the interior or exterior of your home is a simple, cost-effective way to improve the aesthetics and value of your property—or is it?

Laminate Flooring Installation Cost: What's a Fair Price?

Choosing the right floor material for each room in your home is a huge decision. A popular choice that has proven to be attractive, durable, and reasonably priced is laminate.

The Best Living Room Design Ideas for a Functional and Beautiful Space

Oftentimes, in the living room, we’re forced to pick between a trendy design and a functional space. Gone are the days of covering the furniture with plastic to protect it and saving the living room only for "company," but now we’re faced with a different challenge. How do we make our living rooms feel trendy, kid-friendly, functional, and enjoyable at the same time? 

Frigidaire Refrigerator Repair: Best Companies in Your Area

You've probably heard that before the invention of the modern refrigerator, large blocks of ice stored in wooden iceboxes were used to keep food cold. While effective, it definitely wasn’t a convenient way to keep your food fresh. Luckily, Frigidaire developed the very first electric self-contained refrigerator in 1918, called the Frigerator, and turned the appliance industry upside down.

Common LG Appliance Issues and Repair Options in Your Area

No matter if you have a brand-new model or one of LG’s durable older appliances, occasionally they break down. Don’t worry—we’re here to help. 

How to Choose the Best Entryway Bench for Your Home

While your new home's curb appeal is crucial to creating a good first impression on the outside, your entryway provides your guests with their first glimpse of the inside. Adding a bench to this space will give visitors and family members an opportunity to easily remove shoes and boots as they step through the door, while also showcasing your design aesthetic.

What Kind of Appliances Do the Coolest Houses Have in 2019?

Appliances are cool. Well, technically, new appliances are cool, and if you're inclined to invest in some the amazing, modern design trends available today, you'll definitely have one of the coolest houses in your neighborhood.

Is It Worth It to Buy a New Set of Appliances for your Kitchen?

Getting new stuff is always fun. Getting new kitchen appliances can be even more exciting with all the great time-saving and energy-saving features built into today's models.

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