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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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Repair a Doorbell: Fix a Dead or Broken Doorbell

Finding the culprit takes some detective work.

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...


14 Inexpensive DIY Valentine Wreaths for Your Front Door

Welcome visitors to your home this Valentine's Day with a festive wreath. Get out the craft supplies and try one...


Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

Outfit your abode with these high-impact, low-budget projects.

How to Paint Your Front Door

Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.


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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 Install a Storm Door

These quick-and-easy storm doors ARE as quick and easy as they claim!


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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How to Replace a Doorknob

Wondering how to change a doorknob? Follow this step-by-step guide and learn exactly what's involved.


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Everything to Know About Piano Hinges

Add piano hinges to your playlist of woodworking hardware. Here's when and how to use them.

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Installing Weather Stripping & Door Sweeps

Simple-to-install kits make it easy to stop annoying drafts.


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


Things You Can Do With a Reclaimed Barn Door

A reclaimed barn door can be more than a functional addition to your home—it can also help enhance your decor...


Tips for Hanging Doors

These seven pro tips will help you hang doors faster and better.


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How to Repair Rotted Wood

Rebuild and restore rotted wood without replacing it.

How to Lubricate a Lock in a Pinch

Simply rub the teeth of the key with a sharp pencil until the surface is covered with graphite. Don’t be...


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How to Replace an Interior Door

Upgrade your interior spaces by replacing hollow-core doors with sturdy, sound-reducing solid-core new interior doors. In this article we’ll show...


How to Remove a Door

Remove a door quickly and easily, without chipping or denting the door or trim


How to Install a Deadbolt Lock

Keep unwanted guests from coming through your doors


Install a Hydraulic Door Closer

Get better performance with a hydraulic closer


How to Remove Paint From Hardware

Avoid chemical strippers with a simple hot water soak


15 Stunning Front Door Colors For a House That Wows

You can make a great first impression with your front door. Choose the right color and you can set the...


Self-Closing Door: Making an Existing Garage Service Door Automatic

Bring a fire rated garage entry door up to code with this simple retrofit.

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How To Adjust a Sticking Patio Screen Door

Badly aligned rollers inside the bottom of a patio screen door will cause the door to bind or stick when opening or closing.


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How to Install a Storm Door and Storm Door Replacement

Make a perfect installation even in less-than-perfect situations.


How to Adjust a Self-Closing Spring Hinge Yourself

Rotate the wrench until the next hole comes into view and install the pin. Test the door close rate. Repeat until...


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How to Make a DIY Rustic Barn Door and Hardware

High style with low-cost lumber — and a few tricks.


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Replace Weather Stripping

Save energy and make your doors look more attractive


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Garage Door Weatherstripping

Doorstop is made with built-in weatherstripping, specifically for garage doors. Learn how to do garage door weather stripping.