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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    How To Use Drywall Anchors

    Ensure that your wall-mounted objects stay in place – follow these expert tips on how to install drywall anchors properly.

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    How Does a Water Softener Work? All Your Questions, Answered

    Many households throughout the country have hard water. If yours is one of them, let our experts explain why and...


    3 Ways to Fix a Rattling Door

    Interior doors that don't fit tightly against the doorstop can develop annoying rattles and thumps. There are several good fixes...


    Water Heater Leaking from Drain Valve? Here’s What To Do

    A leaking water heater drain valve promotes mold and can even potential cause a flood. The most effective fix is...


    The 8 Best Cooling Bed Sheets of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

    We tested the best luxury cooling sheets to see which are truly worth the money.

    5 Best TV Stands That’ll Stand the Test of Time, Tested and Reviewed

    Our shopping editors tested five TV stands that will look good for years to come.


    9 Cozy Screened-In Porch Ideas

    Extend your pest-free outdoor entertaining space with these homey screened-in porch ideas.

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    What Is CPVC Pipe? Here’s Everything to Know

    Learn about this plumbing pipe that's easy to cut and join, requires no special tools and no risky soldering.


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    Are You Using Your Garbage Disposal Correctly? Here’s the Deal

    Prevent clog-causing catastrophes with these expert-approved garbage disposal tips.


    LL Flooring Review: Our Thoughts on Quality, Install and Features

    I updated my home office with engineered hardwood floors. Here's a look at the quality, finish and installation—and my full...


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    How To Make Rounded Drywall Corners

    Want to give a room an adobe-like look? Make your corners rounded instead of square. It's easy and it looks...

    4 Easy DIY Projects to Create More Kitchen Storage Space

    Build these kitchen cabinet storage projects and increase the storage capacity of your cabinets without increasing the size of your...


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    How To Clean Refrigerator Coils

    Cleaning refrigerator coils frequently ensures your appliance operates smoothly. Here's how.


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    What Can You Do to Hide Bare Foundation Walls on Your House?

    Install insulation panels on bare foundation walls to save energy and enhance your home's curb appeal. Fasten them to clean...


    I Tried the Gladiator Refrigerator in My Garage, and Here Are My Unfiltered Thoughts

    Is the Gladiator Refrigerator the best choice for a garage fridge? One homeowner tested it, and he has thoughts.


    Oneida Dust Deputy Review: Tested by a Professional Woodworker

    Tired of costly shop vac filters and reduced suction power? I tested the Oneida Dust Deputy—here's why you need one...

    Appliances Looking Worn Out? Here’s an Easy Fix

    Give old, yellowed handles a fresh, new look.


    How Much Does It Cost to Install a Garage Door?

    A smoothly operating garage door makes life a lot more carefree. Here's what to budget for one, and other key...


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    Rusty Washing Machine Hose Got You Stuck? Here’s the Easiest Way to Remove it

    You'll have those rusty hoses off in just a few minutes.


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    How To Clean a Refrigerator

    If you notice any lingering odors or spills, it's time for a thorough refrigerator clean out to freshen things up.


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    How To Clean an Ice Maker

    Here's how to clean an ice maker and change the ice maker filter.


    11 Tips For Buying and Assembling a Closet Storage System

    Ready-made storage components make organizing your closet simple and inexpensive. This article compares features of three different systems and explains...


    These 6 Hanging Pot Rack Ideas Create Storage and Organization

    When it comes to storing your pots and pans, sometimes the best solutions are the simplest. These hanging pot racks...


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    How To Clean a Dishwasher Filter and Spray Arm

    Clogged spray arms and infrequent dishwasher filter cleaning can lead to poor performance and costly repairs.


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    How To Remove a Toilet the Right Way

    Taking out a toilet is a simple and straightforward process. Here are the steps to follow.

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    Why Is My Garbage Disposal Leaking From the Bottom?

    A dripping disposal doesn't always spell disaster. Learn from the pros when a garbage disposal leaking from the bottom needs...


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    10 Tips for Installing Pull Out Pantry Shelves

    Pull out shelves changed my life—and pull out drawers for cabinets will change yours, too!


    How To Clean a Dryer Vent

    A clean dryer vent is a vital part of home maintenance and safety. Here's the process.


    What To Do if Your Water Heater Has a Defective Dip Tube

    If you're feeling lukewarm about your water heater's performance, it could be a faulty dip tube. Here's how to fix...


    8 Essential Tools to Maximize Cable Management in Your Home

    There are a lot of miscellaneous wires and cables in modern homes. Here are the best tools you can use...


    5 Best Electric Composters to Turn Food Into Fertilizer

    Convert food waste into nutrient-rich soil with the best electric composters.