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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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16 Hydrogen Peroxide Uses You Never Knew About

Keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in every room of your house to whiten teeth, clean mirrors, prevent stains and more.

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

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


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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...


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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You Won’t Believe What Could Be Growing in Your Tap Water

Researchers found bacteria in tap water can actually proliferate if a faucet has gone unused for a few days. Luckily,...


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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...


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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11 Best Under the Sink Organizers for the Bathroom and Kitchen

Cabinets under the sink can be a trap for clutter, where it's out of sight and out of mind. Get...


11 Things You Should Never Put Down the Drain

It might be convenient to just rinse with water and flush it down the drain. But trust us, it’s worth...

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How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink Drain Without Chemicals

Unclog your bathroom sink without using chemicals.


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How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink

With two simple tools—a plunger and a drain snake—you can clear 95 percent of your stopped-up drain problems .


8 Things Professional Housecleaners Do in their Homes Every Day

Ever wonder how some people never have mountainous piles of dishes in the sink, grime on the fridge handles or...


Two Ways to Plumb an Island Sink

Two methods for properly venting the drain so that waste water does not clog.


How to Build a Portable Prep Table for Your RV Road Trip

Running water and a work surface for convenient outdoor cooking.

45 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

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


7 Common Kitchen Items That Are Crawling With Germs (And It’s Not Just the Sponge)

The sponge and the sink are obvious culprits, but other everyday kitchen objects can harbor germs that cause foodborne illnesses...


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How to Clean Rubber Car Mats

Cleaning the dried mud and spilled coffee off your rubber car mats is quick and easy with a high-pressure garden...


4 Weekend Kitchen Upgrades

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


The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets

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


How to Fix a Sinking Driveway

Repair the apron in front of your garage door.


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.

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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!


Replace a Sink Sprayer and Hose

How to remove and replace a bad sprayer hose


10 Tips for Installing a Faucet the Easy Way

Today's faucets are easier than ever to install. In fact, you can even buy faucets that install entirely from the...


How to Fix a Leaking Sink Sprayer

Diagnose and cure pullout sprayer problems


How to Clean a Stainless Steel Sink

Find out how to clean and polish a stainless steel sink with a few household items.