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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10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $1,000

Updating countertops, painting the exterior or upgrading an appliance are simple ways to add big value to your home.

10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $500

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $500 you can make some...


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10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $250

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $250 you can make some...


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How to Unclog a Bathtub Drain Without Chemicals

Simply fish out the sticky hair that clogs most drains


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How to Caulk a Shower or Bathtub

Make your bathroom look fresh and new again. Read on to learn how to caulk a shower or tub.

How to Regulate the Hot Water Heater

Install temperature regulating valves without tearing up the bathtub wall


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How to Replace a Bathtub Spout

Cutaway photos show how to replace the three most common types of bathtub spouts when they are leaking or broken.

How to Fix a Leaking Bathtub Faucet

This simple DIY repair saves money and water. Learn how to fix a leaky bathtub faucet.


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How to Clean Bathtub Stains

These tips on how to clean a stained tub will get it looking great again.


Shower Bar: How to Install Bathroom Grab Bars

You'll love the added safety and convenience of shower bars—and you can install them in a few hours.


How to Remove a Bathtub Drain in 3 Easy Steps

Need to replace your tub drain? Removing the old one can be a real chore. Here are the three easiest...

How to Prevent Bathroom Mold

The first step to prevent bathroom mold is keeping tile dry


How to Convert Bathtub Drain Lever to a Lift-and-Turn Drain

Learn how to replace a bathtub drain and install a new stopper.


How to Remodel a Small Bathroom

Update your bathroom with a new wall-hung sink, hidden-tank toilet and glass block window.


How to Adjust Sliding Shower Doors

Get sticking shower doors back on track


How to Buy a New Bathtub and Surround

Read this before you start shopping for bathtubs and tub surrounds.

How to Install a Bathtub: Install an Acrylic Tub and Tub Surround

Remove an old plastic bathtub and surround and install a new bathtub and three piece surround with new plumbing and...


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Bathtub Caulking Tips

How to achieve smooth caulk.


How to Easily Dry the Inside of Latex Cleaning Gloves

It's easy to rinse off grimy latex gloves and hang them over the bathtub to dry after a cleaning job,...


How to Caulk a Tub Surround

How to clean out old caulk and apply new, durable caulk around the bathtub.