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....


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.


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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How to Use a Drain Bladder to Blast Any Sink Clog

Learn how to use a drain bladder to quickly, easily and affordably clear the toughest sink clogs.


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What to Know About Drain Bladders

Learn how a drain bladder can easily and inexpensively blast away the toughest clogs.

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How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend

Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.


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Expert Tips for an Easy Faucet Installation

We caught up with Joe Barnes, a second-generation master plumber with more than 30 years of experience, to tackle...



This Is What People Used Before Toilet Paper Existed

Toilet paper is selling out everywhere, which leaves us wondering — what did people do without it in the first...

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Here’s Why Old Houses Have a Random Toilet in the Basement

Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept. Why were they necessary in the first place?


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5 Toilet Paper Alternatives That Will Definitely Clog Your Pipes

Running out of toilet paper? Make sure you don't make matters worse by flushing something that could clog pipes or...


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PEX Supply Pipe: Everything You Need to Know

PEX piping is the biggest revolution since the flush toilet. Learn what it is and everything in between with this...


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8 Best Bidet Toilet Seats for 2020

Bidets and bidet toilet seats are becoming more and more popular in the United States. If you're in the market,...


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2020 Vision on Smart Toilets

Discover what a smart toilet can do for your health and lifestyle.

5 Easy DIY Ways to Trick Out Your Toilet

Functionality and fun for your home’s most important feature.


The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets

Choose a spectacular new faucet packed with features that make it harder working and last a lifetime.


Stop Plumbing Leaks With Ball-Type Shutoff Valves

Choose ball-type valves when replacing toilet or sink shutoff valves


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How to Replace a Shutoff Valve

Stop under-sink leaks with this 30-minute fix.


Install a Reverse Osmosis Water Filter

If you need filtered water, a reverse osmosis system is a good solution


How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!


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Confirmed: This Is How You Should Hang Your Toilet Paper

Over or under? We finally have the answer.


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This is What Happens When You Flush a Goldfish Down the Toilet (Hint: Don’t Do It)

Here's what happens when you flush a goldfish down the toilet.


Fixing a Water-Shutoff Valve Leak

Solution to a leak around the water valve shut-off handle


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This Toilet Saves Japan Millions of Gallons of Water Each Year

Find out what's so special about a toilet that's saving millions of gallons of water.


Think the Bathroom from Trainspotting was Bad? These Bathrooms Come Close to That

You might want to cover your eyes for some of these...


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The Best Toilet Paper for Your Plumbing

We tested toilet paper breakdown and this is what happened.


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What Is a Bidet and Why Do You Need One?

Experts say bidets are not only more hygienic than toilet paper, but can be easier on your plumbing.