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DIY Simple Window Locks to Keep Your Home Safe
The latches on most double hung windows are no match for a burglar with a pry bar. Pin locks are an easy solution. To install one, all you have to do is drill a hole.
How to Build a Backyard Swing
How To Adjust a Sticking Patio Screen Door
Concrete Sealer: Protect Your Driveway
How to Make a Cutting Board
Is Your Beard a Health Hazard in the Workshop?
The Case for the Compact Router
Is it worth it to buy a compact trim router? Here's what we think.
How to Make Sure You Hire the Best Carpet Cleaner
Regular cleaning doesn’t just make your carpet look better; it makes it last longer too.
The Best Way to Clean a Greasy Kitchen Range Hood Filter
The standard way to clean the filter from a kitchen exhaust fan is to stick it in the dishwasher.
Weight Loss Secrets for Your Tool Belt
You can lighten your load by carrying smaller, multipurpose tools. That's helpful anytime, but especially...
Get More from Your Router with These Special-Purpose Bits
Unlock the potential of your router with these unique bits.
5 Weird and Wonderful Blades for your Oscillating Multitool
Just when you thought your oscillating multitool couldn't possibly do more...
5 Favorite Tools for Tile Projects
Great gear for an easier job and better results.
5 Easy Ways to Trick Out Your Toilet
Functionality and fun for your home’s most important feature.
Try This Simple Tip to Fix a Slow-Filling Washer
This simple DIY fix can save you from making an expensive repair call.
No Cutting Corners: Tips for Tight Miters and Coped Joints
Tips for tight miters and coped joints.
Top 10 Tools for DIY Electrical Work
When you're ready to tackle an electrical project yourself, make sure you have these go-to...
Are You Vacuuming Your Carpet Often Enough?
Dirt—even dirt you can’t see—is abrasive. So when you walk across a...
Keeping Crooks Out: The Basics Matter Most
Small security measures are a huge deterrent. Most home break-ins aren’t the work of...
Small Gaps in Drywall are Actually No Big Deal
When you’re working in a smaller area like a closet and have to cut...
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Don’t Forget This During Your DIY Kitchen Renovation
If the kitchen flooring is going to be hardwood or tile, and you’re installing...
Why a Bubble Stick Beats a Level Any Day
When marking walls for cabinets, shelving, etc., try a plastic ruler with a built-in level.
How to Prevent (or Fix) This Common Painting Mistake
If you happen to slop some paint on varnished wood, don’t worry. Home centers...
Why You Should Always Opt for a Ball Valve
Whenever you replace a valve—whether it’s a shutoff under the sink or the...