House and Components

A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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      Home Improvement the Top Reason for Personal Loans During Pandemic

      More people took out personal loans for home improvement projects during the pandemic than any other reason, but loan usage actually declined during that time. Here's why.

      The Getaway

      The Family Handyman Getaway is an ambitious project that redefines what it means to build a cabin. Our team of...


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      Exterior Home Building Materials: What To Know

      Building a new home or cabin? Know the kind of design and types of exterior building materials available and the...


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      7 Bright Ideas For Lighting Under Your Bed

      Hot and on-trend, under bed lighting adds a wow factor to your slumber spaces. Whether you're looking for LED or...


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      10 Best Floor Cleaners

      For any floor in any situation — from laminate to linoleum — here are the best floor cleaners to keep...

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      The 10 Best Mattress in a Box Brands

      You can buy a new mattress without ever leaving your couch thanks to these amazing mattress in a box companies.


      10 Best Cabin Bunk Bed Ideas

      A cabin is a great gathering place for family and friends, which means lots of beds! Get the maximum sleep...

      10 Best Reviewed Internet Routers on Amazon

      Improve your streaming, gaming and more with the top-rated internet routers available for sale today on Amazon.


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      16 Hydrogen Peroxide Uses You Never Knew About

      Keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in every room of your house to whiten teeth, clean mirrors, prevent stains and...


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      6 Best Smart Coffee Makers

      Smart coffee makers streamline your morning routine, allowing you to start brewing a fresh cup from your smart device without...


      New Homeowner’s Guide

      From making an offer on your dream home to navigating your first year of DIY home repairs, the experts at...

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      How to Hide a TV

      Sliding doors, using artwork, is a convenient and creative way to make the TV room a family room...


      The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

      From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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      Best Off-Grid Water System Options for Your Cabin

      Interested in an off-grid cabin, but not sure how to tackle the water problem? These are your options for water...


      What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

      When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


      What to Do After You Close on a Home

      After you close on your home, there are a number of home security, utility, inspection and cleaning considerations to tackle....

      What to Do Before You Close On a Home

      Here's an easy guide that prepares you for all the financial contracts and plans you should consider before you close...


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      Homeowner’s Guide To Home Siding

      The right siding enhances a home's curb appeal, bolsters its structure and increases its value. Discover the type of siding...


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      9 Kids’ Room Paint Color Ideas

      Put away that boring white paint! These playful kids' room color ideas come from every part of the rainbow.


      14 Expenses New Homeowners Waste Money On

      It's easy for new homeowners to spend money on things they shouldn't. Make sure you steer clear of these unnecessary...


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      Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Types

      What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which attic...


      Using a Water Powered Backup Sump Pump

      Drain your sump even when the power is out


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      Breaker Box Safety: How to Connect a New Circuit

      Add a new circuit to your home's wiring


      DIY Home Inspection Tools

      Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home

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      Install New Hard-Wired or Battery-Powered Smoke Alarms

      Smoke alarms wear out. Replace them before they fail.


      Save Money With Home Energy Audit

      Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


      Repair a Doorbell: Fix a Dead or Broken Doorbell

      Finding the culprit takes some detective work.


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      How to Re-key a Door Lock

      Change your locks yourself by removing the lock cylinder and changing the pins.


      Setting Up a DIY Home Security System

      Install a reliable security system in just one day. DIY home security systems will help to protect your home and...