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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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      How to Choose Dining Room Light Fixtures

      Want to give your dining room a new look? Something simple like a new light fixture can make a huge difference.

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      Bathroom Light Fixtures Buying Guide

      Bathroom lighting merits as much attention as in any other room. For safety, utility and relaxation, choose bathroom light fixtures...


      If You See a Front Porch With a Separate Door, This Is What It Means

      In Charleston, South Carolina, front porch "hospitality doors" helped neighbors know when it was OK to stop by.


      Family Handyman Approved: Zircon HD900 MultiScanner

      An easy-to-use stud finder and scanner, ideal for all levels of DIYer.


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      How To Fix a Gas Stove Burner

      Gas stove burner not lighting? Fix it in 20 seconds or less using a paper clip.

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      Mattress Protectors: What To Know Before You Buy

      An essential bedding accessory, we break down the ins and outs of that household hero, the mattress protector.


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      We Tried It: Flo By Moen Smart Water Valve

      Ready to learn about your water usage and save money? The Flo by Moen smart water valve might be just...

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      Smokeless Fire Pit Maintenance Tips

      Learn how you can keep your smokeless fire pit in top shape for years of enjoyable, smoke-free gatherings.


      How To Clean a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

      Here’s the plan — don’t neglect the fan.


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      What Is a Sump Pump?

      Standing water in your home can lead to structural problems and health hazards. One solution is a sump pump.


      What to Know About Buying Windows

      When shopping for windows, you'll find seven basic styles and at least seven important considerations. Knowing these makes you a...

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      10 Best Pendant Light Fixtures for Your Home

      From a Mobius loop of acrylic to pastel matte metal, the latest in lighting is here. Check out these 10...


      If You See White Film on Glassware, This Is What It Means

      Here's the simple science behind your cloudy glassware.


      What Is a Portable Refrigerator?

      A portable fridge makes camping and road trips more enjoyable. Here's an overview of how they work and what to...


      How To Babyproof a Fireplace

      Protect young children from fireplaces and flames with these smart and easy tips, straight from a professional babyproofer.


      If Your Car Has No Heat, This Is What It Could Mean

      Driving a car on a cold day with no heat is annoying and a safety hazard. If it's because of...

      New Homeowner’s Guide To Water Heaters

      A water heater accounts for almost 20 percent of a home's energy use! Keep energy efficiency and your hot water...


      9 Best Portable Refrigerators

      Looking for the right portable fridge for your next trip or tailgate gathering? We've done the legwork for you!


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      Does Hanging Pennies in a Bag of Water Really Keep Flies Away?

      Not a fan of loose change? In the South, some people swear by using change in a bag of water...


      10 Ways To Stay Warm in Your Home Office

      Working from home? Stay warm with the help of these tips.


      How To Replace the Heating Element in an Electric Oven

      Electric oven heating element replacement is a surprisingly simply DIY fix. Here's everything you need to know.


      Are Bath Bombs Bad for Your Plumbing?

      Bath bombs can be a fun and relaxing way to spice up your bath. But could they also be harming...


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      How to Clean Stainless Steel with Olive Oil

      You'll need a clean microfiber cloth, a fresh bottle of olive oil and some elbow grease!


      10 Kitchen Lighting Design Ideas

      Add brightness and style to your kitchen with these lighting ideas from Instagram.

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      Buyer’s Guide To LED Bedroom Lights

      The right LED lighting in the bedroom can create an inviting atmosphere that promotes calm, relaxation and, of course, sleep.


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      Best Electric Stoves for 2022

      The best electric stoves in 2022 are packed with features for families, foodies and freezer-to-oven heater-uppers. These are our top...


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      Why Bathroom Mats Shouldn’t Go in Your Washer

      Bathroom mats should never, ever go in your washing machine. Learn why, and what to do when your bathroom mats...


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      How To Clean Fireplace Brick

      Keep your brick fireplace functioning well and looking good inside and out with these tips for how to clean fireplace...


      8 Best Bulbs for Bathroom Lighting

      Our home editor spoke to an interior design expert to find the best light bulbs for bathroom use for every...


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      8 Best Mattress Protectors

      Creating a barrier against moisture, dirt, stains, allergens and irritants, the right mattress protector can add years to the life...