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Parts of the House: Featured DIY Projects

Install a Hydraulic Door Closer

Garage service doors and other fire-rated doors need self-closing hinges, but...

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How to Get Stains Out of Carpet

Don't replace a whole carpet because of one small stain. With a cookie cutter...

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Parts of the House: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • How to Choose Carpet

  • To buy the best carpet for your home, learn about different styles, materials and quality to ensure durability and comfort for your long-term satisfaction. Photo courtesy of Stainmaster

  • Vinyl Floors Stains

  • Stains occasionally bleed up through vinyl floors, and may have several causes, including chemicals in the adhesive. Here's how you can tell if this is what's causing the stain and what you can do about it.

  • Carpet Maintenance Tips: 3 Quick Carpet Fixes

  • Save a bundle by fixing common carpet and rug problems like burn spots, loose wall-to-wall carpet, and wet carpet using basic tools and know-how. This article walks you through the steps.

  • How to Clean a Chimney

  • Regular cleaning with a shop vac and standard chimney cleaning tools will prevent dangerous creosote fires. Here's what you need to know before you get started.

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  • Making New Window Stools

  • Refresh your old double-hung windows or add a touch of class to your casement windows by making your own window stools. It's easy—just follow these four steps.

  • How to Install Ceiling Fans

  • A ceiling fan improves cooling in summer and heating in winter. The result: You feel more comfortable while you save on utility bills. And installing them yourself is much easier, thanks to new, strong hanging systems and electronic...Read more»

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