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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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How to Set Up Your House Before Leaving for Summer Vacation

Securing your home while you're away doesn't just mean locking your doors and windows. Make sure you take these steps so you don't come home to any unhappy surprises.

Repair a Doorbell: Fix a Dead or Broken Doorbell

Finding the culprit takes some detective work.


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...


14 Inexpensive DIY Valentine Wreaths for Your Front Door

Welcome visitors to your home this Valentine's Day with a festive wreath. Get out the craft supplies and try one...

What is a May Basket and Why Do People Hang Them on Doors?

Perhaps the sweet tradition of giving May baskets is ready for a reboot.


14 Weekend Projects that Add to Home Value

Not every project has to be big (or extremely expensive) to add value to your home. These done-in-a-weekend projects, for...

10 Things to Know Before Buying a Garage Door

A good garage door will last decades, maybe even a lifetime. So it makes sense to spend a little extra...


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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10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $250

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $250 you can make some...

Toolipedia: Notched Trowel

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about notched trowels


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12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.


Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.


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12 Charming Door Knockers That Add Curb Appeal

Door knockers are an easy way to spruce up your entryway and give your guests a classic way to announce...


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How to Install a Storm Door

These quick-and-easy storm doors ARE as quick and easy as they claim!

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How to Winterize a Dog Door

If your pet uses a dog door, heat loss through the opening during winter is a concern. Here's how you...


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7 Best Storm Doors

Storm doors help protect your exterior doors from the elements and add light, ventilation and insulation. Here are seven of...


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Storm Door Buying Guide

A storm door protects your home from the elements, extends the life of your front door and aids ventilation. Here's...


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10 Best Door Draft Stoppers

Keep your toes toasty this winter with door draft stoppers that block frigid air from coming in and heated air...


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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When and Where to Use Draft Stoppers

Keep winter's icy cold winds at bay with ready-made or do-it-yourself draft stoppers.


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What to Know About Adding a Door Sweep

Have a drafty exterior door you want to fix? A good door sweep may be the solution. Here's what you...


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How to Replace a Doorknob

Wondering how to change a doorknob? Follow this step-by-step guide and learn exactly what's involved.

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How to Replace a Patio Door

A new, efficient patio door stops drafts, saves energy and eliminates leaks. Learn how to do your own sliding glass...


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Different Hinge Types and Where to Use Them

Welcome to hinge-town! Its residents are a unique bunch that solve your door-hanging dilemmas. Use this guide to meet them...


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Everything You Need to Know About Butt Hinges

Why are butt hinges so often the go-to choice for doors? It's not just cost!


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Everything to Know About Piano Hinges

Add piano hinges to your playlist of woodworking hardware. Here's when and how to use them.


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Everything to Know About Pivot Hinges

Find out how pivot hinges can put the swing in your home's doors, from cabinets to kitchens.


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Everything to Know About Knife Hinges

Knife hinges nearly disappear from view, allowing the cabinet itself to be the center of attention.