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 To Remove a Toilet the Right Way

    Taking out a toilet is a simple and straightforward process. Here are the steps to follow.

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    Why Is My Garbage Disposal Leaking From the Bottom?

    A dripping disposal doesn't always spell disaster. Learn from the pros when a garbage disposal leaking from the bottom needs...

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    10 Tips for Installing Pull Out Pantry Shelves

    Pull out shelves changed my life—and pull out drawers for cabinets will change yours, too!

    How To Clean a Dryer Vent

    A clean dryer vent is a vital part of home maintenance and safety. Here's the process.

    What To Do if Your Water Heater Has a Defective Dip Tube

    If you're feeling lukewarm about your water heater's performance, it could be a faulty dip tube. Here's how to fix...

    8 Essential Tools to Maximize Cable Management in Your Home

    There are a lot of miscellaneous wires and cables in modern homes. Here are the best tools you can use...

    5 Best Electric Composters to Turn Food Into Fertilizer

    Convert food waste into nutrient-rich soil with the best electric composters.

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    How To Replace a Toilet Seat

    A toilet seat replacement is an easy way to enhance the look and feel of your bathroom. Here are the...

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    Alex “Mr. Build It” Mazhukhin’s home is a stunning reflection of personal labor—and love for family

    The editors at Family Handyman were lucky enough to get a tour of Mr. Build It’s newly rehabbed home on...

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    How to Use a Garbage Disposal Reset Button

    Learn how the red reset button on garbage disposals helps prevent overloading and overheating when your unit malfunctions.

    What Are Water Hammer Arrestors?

    Silence your noisy, rattling water pipes by installing a water hammer arrestor.

    How to Safely Remove Glass In a Garbage Disposal

    Prevent breakages, blockages and injuries with these pro tips for removing glass in garbage disposals.

    Why Is My Garbage Disposal Humming?

    Discover reasons behind your humming, yet inactive garbage disposal with this troubleshooting guide.

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    GFCI vs. AFCI Outlets: What’s the Difference?

    Confused about these important safety devices? An electrician explains the difference.

    Inline Exhaust Fans: How to Use Them to Vent Multiple Bathrooms

    Add one attic fan to vent multiple bathrooms.

    Installing a New Sink: 11 Things to Watch Out For

    Common problems that could turn your project into a nightmare—and how to avoid them

    Midea Dehumidifier Review: A Game Changer in North Carolina Humidity

    The Midea dehumidifier helped this native northerner survive the humid summers months in the South. Here's why I recommend it...

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    What Should You Do If Your Basement Carpet Gets Wet?

    A wet carpet in a flooded basement may be salvageable, depending on the water source, but you have to work...

    How You Can Mount Lights on Vinyl Siding

    Mounting blocks make installing a light fixture on your vinyl siding easy and worry-free.

    9 Above Ground Pool Deck Ideas

    Elevate both the style and the function of your pool area with these above ground pool deck ideas.

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    How To Stabilize a Bookcase on Carpeting?

    Three simple ways to anchor your bookcase and keep it from tipping.

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    What Is Joint Compound and How Do You Choose the Right One?

    Confused about which joint compound you should buy for your DIY project? Here's what you need to know.

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    8 Things You Can Do to Help Avoid Refrigerator Repairs

    These maintenance steps will prevent most refrigerator breakdowns.

    What Should You Do If Your Ceiling Is Sagging?

    Sagging in a ceiling may be caused by undersized drywall. You can either replace it or build the ceiling out.

    9 Simple Kitchen Cabinet Repairs You Can DIY

    Are you bugged by kitchen cabinets that don’t work quite right? Broken latches, loose door hinges, sticking drawers—are they driving...

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    How to Choose Carpet

    Understand your options before you invest.

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    How To Build Modern Barn Doors for Your Home

    Check out this modern take on sliding barn doors from At Home with Family Handyman personality Mr. Build It.

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    Apron Sink vs. Farmhouse Sink: What’s the Difference?

    Learn the differences between these two sink types.

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    How Do You Remove Tough Stains from Vinyl Flooring?

    Clean up problem stains faster and easier with these expert tips.

    5 Best Dishwasher Brands to Invest In, According to Experts

    Our appliance experts came together to find the best dishwasher brand for those looking for a reliable machine. See their other...

    Should I Replace My Roof? Here’s What to Consider

    A roof replacement is an expensive proposition, and you might not need one. Here's how to tell when a less...