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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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    4 Emergency Substitutes for Dishwasher Detergent

    Out of dishwasher detergent? We've got you covered!

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    What Are Toilets Made Out Of?

    The vast majority of toilets are made of the same, single material. We explain why, and whether any other options...

    I Tried the Halo Pizza Oven, and It Made Restaurant-Quality Pizza at Home

    A native New Yorker put the Halo Pizza Oven to the test to see if it could give him a...

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    How To Use a Dishwasher Properly

    Need some help with this kitchen staple? Our experts explain the right way to load and run a dishwasher.

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    Why Is Water Dripping from My Bathroom Fan?

    Drips are usually caused by condensation, but a roof leak can also be the culprit. Here's how to stop that...

    10 Shower Niche Ideas for Your Bathroom

    Get inspired by these recessed designs that provide convenient storage without intruding on the shower space.

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    How To Replace a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

    Tired of the noise your bathroom fan makes? Install a new one in a few hours without ripping up the...

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    What Is a Dishwasher Air Gap and Why Is It Important?

    Some dishwashers are installed with an air gap, and some aren't. We'll explain what an air gap is, what it...

    5 Most Reliable Refrigerator Brands, According to Repair Techs

    We spoke with three appliance experts to find the most reliable refrigerator brands. We also asked them for their favorite...

    How To Fix a Wobbly Toilet

    Wobbly toilets may lead to more serious problems in the future. Luckily, it's an easy DIY fix.

    What Is a Bathtub Surround?

    Looking for a new tub surround? Learn the pros and cons of fiberglass, acrylic, solid-surface and engineered stone options.

    9 Bathroom Mold Types To Be Aware Of

    Wondering what kind of mold is growing in your bathroom? Learn about common bathroom mold species and whether they're cause...

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    I Tried It: My Honest Bissell Little Green Review

    Messes are inevitable, especially in a home with kids, pets and gardeners. We found a way to make...

    How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit

    Adding a new light or receptacle to your garage or basement is easier than you think.

    I Tried the NuWave OxyPure Air Purifier and Noticed Less Dust Around My House

    Curious about all the hype around air purifiers? We tested one popular model that purifies over 2,500 square...

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    Understanding the Different Parts of a Bathtub

    Hopefully, we all bathe regularly. Knowing the different parts of a bathtub can help you keep yours working right.

    A Guide to Helical Piers

    The name makes them sound more complicated than they are. Helical piers are basically foundation posts that screw into the...

    Do Dishwashers Use Up Your Homes’ Hot Water?

    Learn more about optimal water temperature for clean dishes.

    Nolah Mattress Review: The Evolution Bed Is a Side Sleeper’s Dream

    Yes, I’m writing this Nolah mattress review from bed–it’s that comfortable!

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    Understanding the Different Parts of a Furnace

    Your furnace's job is keeping you warm. Get to know the parts of a furnace so it will do that...

    Why Is Your Dishwasher Leaking From the Bottom of the Door?

    It's probably because of a dirty door seal. Luckily, it's a DIY fix. Our expert shows you how, and it...

    I Tried the AirHood Portable Kitchen Air Cleaner and It’s Life Changing

    Reduce grease, smoke, odors and oils in the kitchen with the portable AirHood cleaner.

    How To Build a Bar At Home

    A home bar sounds like a more difficult project than it is. Here we explain the process with the help...

    How To Build a Bathroom Vanity

    A bathroom vanity may seem too complicated for your skill set, but it's probably not. Just follow this sleek design...

    Tub to Shower Conversion Cost Guide: What You Need To Know

    Learn about all your conversion options, their associated costs and how you can save some money with this comprehensive guide.

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    I Want My Bedroom to Feel Like a 5-Star Resort, So I Tried Cariloha Sheets

    I tested these Cariloha sheets for several months before writing this review. Did they live up to the hype? Find...

    The 13 Best Sectional Sofas, According to Months of Testing

    Our shopping editors tested the best sectional sofas on the market to bring you their favorites with all...

    How To Maintain Your Well Water System

    From the wellhead and pump to the pressure tank and contaminant testing, here's what to know to keep your well...

    We Tried this New Sylvox Bathroom TV Mirror and Fell in Love – Here’s Why You Might, Too

    We tried this waterproof bathroom TV mirror and fell in love with its sophisticated look and smart connectivity.

    6 Best Poker Tables to Create a Casino in Your Own Home

    We're sharing the best poker tables to help you go all in on your next game night, with expert insight...

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    How Much Does Bathtub Refinishing Cost?

    A cost analysis of the three tub refinishing options available to homeowners today.