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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    50 Things in Your House That Can Kill You

    Are you putting yourself at risk with these items in your house?

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    If You Hear Water Dripping Behind Your Fridge, This Is What It Means

    There's a perfectly normal explanation for it.


    10 Silent Signs Your Air Conditioner Is Failing

    Worried your A/C unit is nearing its final rest? Here are some telltale signs your air conditioner is failing.


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    How to Use and When to Replace Roof Tarps

    Roof tarps are only temporary solutions, so make sure you install them properly and don't leave them on past their...


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    New Homeowner’s Guide

    From making an offer on your dream home to navigating your first year of DIY home repairs, the experts at...

    The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

    From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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    What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

    When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....

    14 Expenses New Homeowners Waste Money On

    It's easy for new homeowners to spend money on things they shouldn't. Make sure you steer clear of these unnecessary...


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    Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Types

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


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    Breaker Box Safety: How to Connect a New Circuit

    Add a new circuit to your home's wiring


    DIY Home Inspection Tools

    Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home

    Save Money With Home Energy Audit

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


    How to Insulate a House

    Do it right to save $$, stay warm


    How to Paint Concrete Floors

    Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


    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...

    5 Ways to Keep Your Food From Spoiling During a Power Outage

    5 Ways to Keep Your Food From Spoiling During a Power Outage


    10 Tricks to Make Your Computer Run Faster

    Over time, as your computer (and technology in general) ages, your computer is bound to run a little slower than...


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    20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

    These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...


    13 DIY Home Improvements You May Not Know You Need a Permit For

    If you're getting ready to start a DIY project, then chances are you've been going through a mental or physical...


    12 Brilliant Uses For Aluminum Foil

    Aluminum foil can do much more than just cover food and ward off aliens (although that's still up for debate)....


    100 Home Disasters Waiting to Happen

    It's only a matter of time before these real-life home improvement fails become disasters.


    These Two Home Improvements Stink at Increasing Home Value

    If you're looking to sell your home in the coming years, there are some projects that won't give you much...


    You Should Ditch the Top Sheet For Good: Here’s Why

    Some people are for and against the top sheet—and feel very strongly about it. Here's one writer's opinion on the...

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    4 Proven Methods for Creating Wood Joints

    Make strong, long-lasting joints without needing years of woodworking expertise or a big budget.


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    14 Things Your Neighbors Will Never Tell You

    Even if you consider your neighbors your friends, there are some things they will simply never tell you. These 14...


    100 Home Repairs You Don’t Need to Call a Pro For

    You may think some home repairs are out of your league, but even beginner DIYers can handle many of these...


    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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    9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

    Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.