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Parts of the House: Featured DIY Projects

Begin fixing the broken door hinge by prepping the damaged area.
How to Fix a Broken Door Hinge

If the hinge screws have broken out of a particleboard door and taken chunks of...

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Comparing Flat Roof Vents and Turbine Vents

Although more vent is generally better, replacing a turbine vent...

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Parts of the House: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • Wood Foundation Basics and Techniques

  • Wood foundations are durable if engineered properly and assembled correctly, using foundation grade pressure treated wood and corrosion-resistant fasteners.

  • Repair and Reglue Sheet Vinyl Floors

  • We'll show you two ways to fix a loose seam in a vinyl floor. They're simple DIY projects that you can do in just a few minutes. So stop tripping over that loose seam and making the problem worse. Pick up the supplies at a...Read more»

  • Prevent Black Streaks on Roof

  • Black streaks on shingled roofs are a common, though mysterious sight. While not immediately damaging, they can prematurely age shingles. Here’s what they are and what to do about them.

  • How to Frame a Gabled Dormer

  • Looking for a simple expansion that’ll give you more space in your home? A new dormer in a cramped, underused attic might just be the ticket. It'll create the additional headroom you need to make a comfortable living space--an extra...Read more»

  • The Best Way to Remove Wallpaper

  • Removing wallpaper before painting is a tough job, but it doesn't have to be terrible. Learn how to make it go quicker and easier—and how to make sure you end up with walls that are smooth and clean.

  • How to Repair Carpet: Removing Wrinkles

  • Rent special carpet stretching tools and restretch loose or wrinkled carpet quickly and easily. We demonstrate the technique in four steps; you don’t have to hire a pro.

  • Garage Door Tune-Up

  • An annual garage door tune-up helps ensure reliable, quiet operation and safety. Each step of the tune-up takes 10 minutes or less and is worth it to keep your garage door in good working order.

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