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 Create a Home Spa Bathroom

See the ways you can easily transform your bathroom into a spa oasis, from replacing shower fixtures to upgrading lighting and vanities.

5 Best Bathroom Shower Lights

These are the best shower light deals on the market.


How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!


How to Unclog Anything

Toilets aren’t the only clog-prone fixture homeowners have to deal with. Check out what else is susceptible to clogging—and how...


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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....

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.


How to Install a Touchless Faucet

Faucet installation made easy.

How to Install a New Bathroom Vanity and Sink

A fresh new look for your bathroom.


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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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...

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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Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept.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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8 Best Bidet Toilet Seats for 2021

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.


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How to Prevent Water Damage in the House

Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters costs billions every year. This...


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 Replace a Garbage Disposal

14 tips and tricks to avoid leaks and mistakes.


Reader Project: DIY Outdoor Shower

Learn how a Family Handyman reader built an outdoor shower in his yard.


How to Remove a Bathtub Drain in 3 Easy Steps

Need to replace your tub drain? Removing the old one can be a real chore. Here are the three easiest...



Never Connect a Trap to a Vertical Drain Like This

When a trap connects to a vertical drain, install a tee fitting. A “sanitary tee” gives the waste arm a...


Goof Proof Showers (Sponsored)

For a tiling rookie, the hardest, and arguably the most intimidating, part of a shower tile installation is the prep...


Washing Hose Security

My washing machine discharge hose jumped out of the laundry tub and flooded the entire room.


How to Build a Crate End Table

This simple end table project by Crates & Pallet includes a mix of wood and steel—and it’s so easy to...

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Tips on Choosing a Faucet

Style is critical, but don't forget about practical factors


How to Prevent Clogged Drains

Drains always seem to clog at the worst possible time, like when you have a houseful of overnight guests or...


One Piece vs. Two Piece Toilet: What’s The Difference?

Before you buy your next toilet, read this and see which option is best for your bathroom.