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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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Save Money With Home Energy Audit

Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.


15 Things You Should Do When You Find a Burst Pipe

A burst pipe is the last thing anyone wants to tackle. But there are some quick temporary fixes you can...


Avoid Frozen Sump Pump Pipes

What seemed like an easy, inexpensive project could have turned out to be a costly disaster.

Rain barrel diverters protect your foundation from overflows

This simple valve on a rain barrel downspout diverter keeps your house protected.


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.

How to Control Dust and Keep Things Clean on the Job

Learn how to control dust, clean up efficiently, and prevent big messes from accumulating on the jobsite.


How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing

A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make...


12 Tips for Bending Metal with a Bending Brake

A metal brake is the tool for bending custom metal flashing and decorative trim. Every siding contractor and most roofers...


Best Practices for Trim Removal

There’s an art to removing trim. Learn how to salvage the trim you want, while keeping the collateral damage to...

Guide to Replacing an Outdoor GFCI Outlet

Learn how to install an outdoor outlet that is flush with the building exterior, is GFCI-protected and has a weather-proof...


Pro Tips for Basement Finishing

These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...


Tips and Techniques for Pouring Self-Leveling Underlayment

We’ll show you the step-by-step process to achieve a perfectly flat and level underlayment that’s smooth as glass.


How to Get Started in Welding

Whether you’d like to build custom cars or just fix a cracked lawn mower deck, learning to weld gives your...


A Pro Carpenter’s Guide to Framing Basement Walls

A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...

How to Install Cabinet Hardware

There’s more to installing kitchen hardware than drilling holes and screwing on knobs and pulls.


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...


How To Perfect Your Window Trim Installation Process

A long-time carpenter Travis Larson explains how he installs window trim. Check out these simple step-by-step instructions.


Tips for Creating Face Frame Cabinets

Building face frames is rewarding and not as difficult as you might think. Here’s some great tips and sound advice...


Spray Foam Insulation Tips

Never worked with two-part spray foam insulation before? Here's a guide on how to get in, get out and get...


How to Install Cabinet Hardware

Get knobs and pulls right the first time.


How To Choose Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

A style and trend expert helps to simplify the head-scratching and often frustrating process of choosing kitchen cabinet hardware


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The ‘Secret’ Numbers For Cutting Crown Flat

Here is an easier, more precise method you can use to cut crown molding while it's flat on a miter...

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