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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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    Try This Hack for Building an Inexpensive Glass Panel Door

    Make a glass panel door yourself without breaking the bank.

    How to Add a Covered Entryway to Your Home

    Take your home's basic facade to the next level. Add a roof over the entryway.


    Dryer Not Heating? Try Replacing This One Simple Part

    You may be able to fix your dryer without calling a pro. Read on to learn how.


    How to Paint Aluminum Siding

    If your aluminum siding has developed a chalky residue or is faded, stained or just flat-out the wrong color, don't...


    How to Maintain and Repair 7 Common Home Exteriors

    Maintaining your home's exterior is important. Here's how to maintain and repair seven of the most common exterior...

    Homeowner’s Guide to Drywall

    A drywall expert reveals some of his best tips and tricks so you can handle the job like a pro.


    6 Signs You Have a Costly Foundation Slab Leak

    If your home is built on a concrete foundation slab, watch for signs that water may be lurking beneath the...

    5 Things to Look for in a DIY Attic Inspection

    Your attic could be hiding more than cobwebs. Here's what you should look for next time you're up there.


    How to Plan and Build an Outdoor Kitchen

    Design and construct the outdoor cooking center of your dreams.


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    1 Minute Fix for Oven Door That Doesn’t Close All the Way

    Our appliance repair expert shares one of his favorite fixes. It's quick, easy and requires no tools!


    How to Install a Dog Door

    Here's an easy project for a neophyte DIYer.

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    Slow-Filling Washer? How To Check (and Replace) the Water Fill Valve

    If your water inlet screens are clean, it's likely time to replace the water fill valve. You can do it...


    How to Install a Window Insulation Kit

    Fix your drafty windows in about 15 minutes,


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    Try This Simple Tip To Fix a Slow-Filling Washer

    Does your washing machine take a long time to fill? This simple fix could solve the problem in 15 minutes.


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    How To Fix a Dryer Moisture Sensor

    When it's set to Auto Dry, does your dryer keep running for hours? Clean your dryer's moisture sensor and your...


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    How To Replace an Electric Stove Burner

    If your electric stove burners aren't working, you can fix or replace the heating element in 15 minutes!

    How To Use A Stud Finder

    Hang pictures with confidence by finding the stud you’ve been looking for.


    How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets

    Upgrade your kitchen cabinets with crown molding. We'll show you how.


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    How To Fix a Dishwasher That Doesn’t Dissolve the Soap

    If your dishes aren't clean and the soap hasn't dissolved, don't make a service call just yet. Here's how to...


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    How To Fix a Dryer That Doesn’t Dry Clothes

    If your clothes dryer fails to dry clothes, try clearing the dryer vent tube before calling an appliance repair tech.


    How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

    Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you...


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    How To Fix a Front-Loading Washing Machine That Won’t Drain

    If your front-loading washer won't drain, something's probably stuck. Here's how to diagnose the problem and fix it.


    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...


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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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    How To Clean a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

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


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

    Here's the simple science behind your cloudy glassware.


    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.


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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...


    5 Best Ways to Unclog A Drain Without Chemicals

    Need to clear up a clog but don't want to mess with any chemicals? Here's how.


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    How to Use a Light Tester to Fix Christmas Lights

    A simple tester helps you fix holiday light strings fast.