They make it look so easy on "This Old House," but home improvement projects are usually anything but. Before you tear down a wall, dig up your yard or choose a paint color, head to the 39th Ward's Home Improvement Fair from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 27 at the Mayfair Branch Library, 4400 W. Lawrence Ave.

Representatives from various businesses will be on hand to talk landscaping, electricity, painting and more. It's a great opportunity to explore your options, whether you're aiming to tackle a project yourself or are looking for the right company to take on the job.