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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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    What Is Window Header Framing and How Does It Work?

    These wooden "bridges" let you create lots of big openings without weakening the walls.

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    How to Install a Vapor Barrier in a Crawlspace

    Use plastic sheeting to control moisture in your crawlspace.

    Home Warranties – Are they worth it?

    When the unexpected happens, being a homeowner can be stressful and expensive. With a warranty, problems become solutions.

    How To Remove Drywall Anchors

    Learning how to get anchors out of drywall is an essential part of basic home maintenance for both homeowners and...

    Is Your Water Heater’s TPR Valve Leaking? Here’s What to Do

    The TPR valve is a critical safety feature on water heater tanks. A leak could indicate high pressure or a...

    What Happened to Laundry Chutes?

    Laundry chutes might not be necessary, but these dirty textile transporters can be practical additions, provided you get the installation...

    Coleman Camp Stove Review: From a Vanlifer’s Perspective

    I bought the Coleman Cascade 3-in-1 Camp Stove before moving into a converted van, and I use it almost daily.

    6 Best Electric Pruning Shears, Tested and Reviewed

    We tested six electric pruning shears to help buyers like you decide what is worth your investment (and what isn't).

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    Door Won’t Latch? Here’s an Easy Fix

    To fix a door that won't latch, simply file the edge of the strike plate until the latch clicks into...

    Why Is My Sewer Bill So High Right Now? Experts Weight In

    If your community has fluctuating sewer rates, you might be wondering: "Why is my sewer rate so high?" Our experts...

    6 Tips for Buying Wood Trim That Will Save Time and Money

    Interior trim can add definition and refinement to a room, and wood remains a good choice for material. Today, synthetic...

    6 Ways to Fix a Flickering Light Bulb

    Have a broken light but don't know why it doesn't work? Get to the bottom of it! Follow these tips...

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    Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

    Special duct wrap insulation keeps ducts dry and mold-free

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    Here’s What You Need To Consider Before Buying Laminate Countertop

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

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    Here’s How To Remove Hard Water Stains From Brick

    Keep water stains from ruining your house's appearance.

    Effortless Power Backup: Introducing the EcoFlow DELTA Pro 3

    EcoFlow’s DELTA Pro 3 portable power station is...

    7 Ways to Fix a Bouncy Floor

    We asked construction pros to share their tips and tricks for fixing bouncy floors.

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    How To Improve Attic Ventilation For Your Home

    Explore ways to enhance attic ventilation.

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    10 Reasons Why Your Toilet Won’t Flush

    The toilet is arguably the most important fixture in any home. Failure to flush can be a nuisance, but fortunately,...

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    Raise a Door Threshold To Reduce Drafts

    Stop drafts coming under a door by raising the adjustable threshold. It only a minute to turn the four adjusting...

    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.

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    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...