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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    How Much Does a Whole House Surge Protector Cost?

    Whole house surge protector cost is lower than $1,000. It's a small price to prevent a power surge from destroying your essential appliances.

    9 Home Theater Lighting Ideas

    Home theater lighting illuminates the space without distracting from the screen. Find out what combination of fixtures will work best...

    What To Know About Electrical Box Extenders

    These handy little rings make your renovation project so much easier.

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    How To Make Your Own Laundry Detergent and Other Laundry Essentials

    Get rid of harsh chemicals by making your own DIY laundry detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets.

    How to Replace a Light Fixture

    Here is how to replace a ceiling light fixture in an hour or two.

    Incandescent vs. LED Lighting: What’s the Difference?

    Love the classic incandescent? Embracing the LED? Test your knowledge of these popular lighting types.

    9 Best Box Mattresses of 2024, Editor Tested and Reviewed

    Our editors and products testers selected the best mattress in a box for every type of sleeper

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    How to Hang a Plant From the Ceiling

    Hanging a plant from the ceiling is an easy DIY task. Here are the steps.

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    How To Remove a Stopper From the Bathroom Sink

    Do you have a stuck or malfunctioning sink stopper? We walk you through the types of stoppers and how to...

    8 Inspiring Ideas for Decorating Your Kitchen Island

    Here's how to turn your kitchen island into a chic focal point with these simple yet big-impact ideas.

    9 Double Island Kitchens Experts Love

    Sometimes two is better than one! Here's how double islands will add valuable work and entertaining space to your kitchen.

    Ruggable Review: We Tried the Internet’s Most Popular Rug System

    On the fence when it comes to this trendy online rug retailer? Read our Ruggable review before you click add...

    10 DIY Closet Door Ideas to Enhance Your Home

    Here's how to turn your ordinary closet doors into a design feature.

    How Much Does It Cost to Electrify Your Home Completely?

    Is the price tag worth the hassle? Here's what to know if you're thinking about electrifying your home with solar,...

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    5 Types of Sustainable Home Insulation

    Besides protecting the environment, these sustainable home insulation options will improve the energy efficiency of your home.

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    A Homeowner’s Guide To Furnaces

    Along with the water heater, the furnace is your most important home appliance. Here's a guide to understanding yours and...

    Best Crawl Space Dehumidifiers for Drier, Healthier Small & Large Spaces

    Remove moisture to prevent mold, mildew and wood rot. We evaluated the top-rated picks to help you choose the right...

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    Should You Invest in a Solar-Powered Air Conditioner?

    On this overheated planet with its limited electricity supply, the time for solar air conditioners has come. Here's how to...

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    Plumbing With PEX Tubing

    PEX tubing is an easy-to-install alternative to copper pipe. Long used in radiant heating systems, flexible PEX tubing is perfect...

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    12 Facts About LED Christmas Lights You Should Know

    Have you thought about upgrading your home's holiday light display? Here are some tips and tricks you should know about...

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    24 Tips for Wiring Light Switches and Outlets

    Play it smart and stay safe when wiring outlets and switches

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    24 DIY Garage Storage Projects That Save Space and Money

    You don’t need a lot of extra space (or a lot of extra cash) to build these simple DIY...

    What Are CFL Bulbs? Everything to Know

    How much do you know about compact fluorescent lighting? Our experts are here to help.

    Painting Your Garage Floor? Reach for the 5 Best Garage Floor Paints

    When painting the garage floor, these products will come in handy.

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    How to Finish a Basement

    With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...

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    These Are the Best Tile Options for Your Kitchen Backsplash

    A kitchen backsplash adds style and function. But what is the best tile for a kitchen backsplash? Well, that depends...

    Pros and Cons of Various Tile Backers

    Learn the pros and cons of various tile substrate products so you know which to pick for your next project.

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    Types of Attic Insulation: Pros and Cons

    What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which

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    Do Ceiling Fans Use a Lot of Electricity?

    It's hot outside! Stay cool for a lot less with a quiet, efficient ceiling fan. How much less? You may...

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    What To Know About Solar Roof Shingles

    Perfect for some, but not so much for others. Learn whether solar roof shingles may be a good fit for...

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    How to Soundproof a Basement Ceiling

    Have plans to finish your basement? Noise through the ceiling is a common complaint. Avoid trouble and learn how to...