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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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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....


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...


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.


40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time

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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...


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...


Tips for Tighter Miters and Better Coped Joints

New to construction? Want to brush up on your trim techniques? Check out this story.


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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.


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 Make Your Own Built In Shelves

Discover hidden storage space in your walls with these two built-in shelf projects.


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21 Things Every Homeowner Needs to Know

While rewarding, being a homeowner can be costly and frustrating if you're not in the know. Here are 21 essential...


45 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Your kitchen will never function better if you avoid these common mistakes.

How to Fix a Seized Engine

Sitting idle can cause an engine to seize. Learn how to free it and get your vehicle running again.


4 Weekend Kitchen Upgrades

Do you want a kitchen refresh? A brighter, more user-friendly kitchen is just four weekends away.


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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.


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


Brilliant Bathroom Backsplash Ideas

A backsplash isn't just for the kitchen. A backsplash will help protect the wall behind the sink from water damage...


How to Select Laminate Countertops

Expert advice for getting a high-style, easy-care countertop at an affordable price.


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How to Build a Built-in Bookcase

No complex wood joints, no tricky techniques—simply glue, screw and nail the parts together


How to Bend Wood

Bending hardwood trim for a countertop

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How to Hang Glass Shelves for Bathroom Storage

Most bathrooms have one space you can count on for additional storage, and that’s over the toilet. Open glass shelves...


How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting in Your Kitchen

Add dramatic under cabinet lighting in a weekend without tearing up your walls to install the wiring.


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Hang Artwork and Wall-hangings Straight and Level for a Gallery Wall

With these four techniques, you can hang just about anything on your walls, and keep it there


Pavilion Shed Plans

The perfect blend of entertaining space and storage shed.


Build a Faux Stone Accent Wall

Create a gorgeous stone veneer accent wall. We'll show you how, step by step.


13 Stunning Dark Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

For the better part of the last decade, homeowners, decorators and builders alike have transformed kitchens with the popular Tuscan...