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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    Should You Put a Dry Towel in Your Dryer?

    We tried the latest internet hack to dry your wet clothes faster. Did it work?

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    What To Know About Window Insulation

    To keep your house warm in the winter, you need window insulation. Two experts explain how to best accomplish this...

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    How To Adjust the Water Level in a Toilet Bowl

    Learn about correct toilet water levels, why they're important and how to adjust them yourself.

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    Is It Bad to Block a Return Air Vent?

    Discover the importance of an open return air vent to your home's forced air HVAC system.

    How To Fix a Leaking Toilet

    If your toilet is showing signs of a leak around the base, chances are you have an issue with the...

    The 5 Best Biscuit Joiners, Tested and Reviewed by a Professional Woodworker

    Ready to "take the plunge" and buy a biscuit joiner? We put five leading brands to the test to find...

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    Wire Gauge Sizes: What You Need To Know

    Wire gauge is a measure of wire thickness. Don't let the fact that the gauge number goes up as thickness...

    How To Measure a Toilet Seat Properly

    Purchasing a new toilet seat? Learn how to measure and get it right the first time.

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    How Do You Get a Rug Under the Bed?

    Discover how to properly position your bedroom rug with minimal frustration by following these pro tips, tricks and techniques.

    We Tested the Bissell CrossWave HydroSteam Plus Vacuum on a Variety of Pet Messes

    The Bissell CrossWave HydroSteam Plus allows you to vacuum, clean and steam your floors, eliminating messes with just one machine.

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    How To Use Task Lighting Effectively

    Task lighting brightens your work and reduces eye strain. Here's how DIYers can make best use of it in the...

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    If You’re Not Using This Microwave Button, You Need to Start

    The power level button is the secret to achieving the perfect cook, texture and flavor from your microwave every time

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    Why Does My Toilet Whistle When Flushed?

    Discover the reasons behind your toilet's whistling, explore troubleshooting tips and learn about DIY fixes.

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    Why Is My Toilet Bubbling When the Shower Is Running?

    Learn the common reasons why your toilet bubbles when someone showers, as well as how to diagnose and fix the...

    The Whirlpool 2-in-1 Removable Agitator Is a Top-Load Washer with a Twist

    Whirlpool packs the features of the future into this 2-in-1 removable agitator washer.

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    Toilet Bubbling When Flushed? Here’s What To Do

    A bubbling toilet makes your kids laugh, but the possible causes aren't so funny. You can fix many of the...

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    Is Solid-State Electricity the Future of Home Electricity?

    One of the largest infrastructures on the planet might be getting an overhaul. Here's how solid-state electricity could impact your...

    Garage Door Keypad Not Working? Here’s How To Fix It

    Is your garage door keypad not working? Here's a troubleshooting guide to locate and resolve the problem.

    7 Toilet Flush Valve Types To Know

    A toilet tank needs a fill valve to let water in and a flush valve to let it out. Here's...

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    9 Double Vanity Bathroom Ideas

    These double vanity ideas will give you double the storage, double the counter space and double the style!

    Do You Need a Home Battery Backup System?

    If the power goes out or your electric bill rises, a backup battery system be a lifesaver. Here's how to...

    How To Measure Windows for Blinds

    Whether you're planning to mount the blinds inside or outside the window, we've got you covered.

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    Chair Height vs. Standard Height Toilet: What’s the Difference?

    Which toilet height is right for you? Yes, there's more than one toilet height. Make sure you choose the height...

    How To Wash Shoes in a Washing Machine

    Muddy, grimy shoes? Machine washing is easy.

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    How To Wash a Sleeping Bag in a Washing Machine

    Think you can't wash a sleeping bag at home? Think again.

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    Sink Plunger vs. Toilet Plunger: What’s the Difference?

    We look at whether one type is better than another and identify your options.

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    What’s a Dryer Vent Booster Fan and Does It Really Work?

    Clothes dryers need adequate venting to do their job. If you have issues with your dryer, a dryer vent booster...

    Which Exterior Home Colors Were Most Popular in 2023?

    Exterior colors define your home's curb appeal. Here are the year's most popular colors, according to a survey.

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    8 Clutter-Free Laundry Room Cabinet Ideas

    The right cabinets in your laundry room will keep it clean and organized, no matter how many loads you're washing!

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    10 Laundry Room Countertop Ideas You’ll Love

    Upgrade your wash-and-dry setup with these stylish and functional countertop ideas.