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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    Terrazzo: The Home Décor Trend You Should Know About

    Long-popular in mid-century modern homes, terrazzo has gone mainstream. Find out why this ancient flooring material stands the test of time.

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    How to Use and When to Replace Roof Tarps

    Roof tarps are only temporary solutions, so make sure you install them properly and don't leave them on past their...


    Home Improvement the Top Reason for Personal Loans During Pandemic

    More people took out personal loans for home improvement projects during the pandemic than any other reason, but loan usage...


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    Exterior Home Building Materials: What To Know

    Building a new home or cabin? Know the kind of design and types of exterior building materials available and the...


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    10 Best Floor Cleaners

    For any floor in any situation — from laminate to linoleum — here are the best floor cleaners to keep...

    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.


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    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....

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    Homeowner’s Guide To Home Siding

    The right siding enhances a home's curb appeal, bolsters its structure and increases its value. Discover the type of siding...


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    Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Types

    What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which attic...


    DIY Home Inspection Tools

    Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home


    Save Money With Home Energy Audit

    Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


    Repair a Doorbell: Fix a Dead or Broken Doorbell

    Finding the culprit takes some detective work.


    How to Insulate a House

    Do it right to save $$, stay warm


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    9 Best Ceiling Paint Colors to Consider

    Put down the white paint! Go bold with these ceiling paint color ideas that will take your room to the...


    How to Paint Concrete Floors

    Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.

    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...


    14 Inexpensive DIY Valentine Wreaths for Your Front Door

    Welcome visitors to your home this Valentine's Day with a festive wreath. Get out the craft supplies and try one...


    What is a May Basket and Why Do People Hang Them on Doors?

    Perhaps the sweet tradition of giving May baskets is ready for a reboot.


    The Pros and Cons to Renovating an Old House

    The pros and cons of renovating an old house


    10 Hazards You Haven’t Thought of at Home

    Learn more about the hazards you haven't thought of at home


    Amazing Repair Products

    Sometimes all it takes is the right product to make a quick and easy fix.


    20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

    These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.

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    9 Uses for Gutters that Aren’t on the Roof

    Don't put those old gutters in the trash heap just yet! There are many clever and creative ways to recycle...


    What’s Wrong With This Picture? Plus a Trick Question

    We’ll show you the problem—and the fix.


    40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

    Home repair is learned over time


    34 Silent Signs That Your House is Failing

    Your house can't talk, but it can give you hints of failure, if you pay attention. Learn what your house...


    14 Weekend Projects that Add to Home Value

    Not every project has to be big (or extremely expensive) to add value to your home. These done-in-a-weekend projects, for...


    Apply Wall Texture Yourself and Save Big Bucks

    Choose an orange peel or knockdown-style texture that you can do yourself with this Homax product.