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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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.

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....


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...


20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.

17 Things to Keep Within Reach in the Kitchen to Make Life Easier

Never worry about having a jar that won't open.


40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time

4 Types of Wood Joints Every Woodworker Should Know

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


Quick Home Upgrades That Deliver Big Results

Simple kitchen and bath improvements that will make your life easier


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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...


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10 Cool Bookcases for Kids’ Bedrooms

Keeping books accessible and organized is key to encouraging your young reader! Check out our favorite kids' bookcases for inspiration.

12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


How to Build a DIY Nightstand

Learn how to build your own custom nightstand using minimal tools and moderate woodworking skills.


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Homeowner’s Guide to Outdoor Showers

Outdoor showers can be rustic or luxurious, enclosed or open. We discuss the different types, the installation costs and what...


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...


How to Install a Battery-Powered Touchless Faucet

Touchless faucet installation made easy.

How to Upgrade Your Bathroom Vanity

A fresh new look for your bathroom.


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20 Tips on How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

If you want to upgrade your kitchen without spending a lot of money, knowing how to paint kitchen cabinets is...


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8 Best Sink Mats and Grids

A sink mat or grid will protect your sink, as well as your dishes, from scratches and dings.


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15 Things Home Inspectors Wish You Knew

These things home inspectors wish you knew can help sellers prepare for a home sale and make buyers aware of...


6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See

Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.


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10 Outdoor Shower Ideas and Designs

It may seem like a luxury, but an outdoor shower is very DIY-friendly! Turn your yard into an oasis with...


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8 Best Laundry Room Storage Cabinets

Streamline your chores and keep your home tidy with the help of these top-rated laundry room cabinets.


10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

Simple fixes to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less — these home repairs are quick and easy.

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10 Ways to Maximize Space With Shelving

Looking for a way to dress up your walls and add functional storage? Put a shelf on it! Check out...


10 DIY Projects To Make Work-From-Home Life Easier

Don't be stuck with a lousy workspace. These 10 DIY projects will make your work-from-home experience MUCH easier.


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How to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Get a pro-quality look with a DIY budget


Fix a Running Toilet and Toilet Flapper

Repair a leaking toilet flapper seat


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6 Toilet Parts Even Rookies Can Install

Plumbing-related work can be intimidating for newbie DIYers, but installing these basic toilet parts is simpler than it seems.


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The Homeowner’s Guide to Shower Heads

Learn about each style of shower head, and how to know when it's time to replace yours.