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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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7 Bright Ideas For Lighting Under Your Bed

Hot and on-trend, under bed lighting adds a wow factor to your slumber spaces. Whether you're looking for LED or motion-sensing lights, we got you covered.

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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Best Off-Grid Water System Options for Your Cabin

Interested in an off-grid cabin, but not sure how to tackle the water problem? These are your options for water...


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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Breaker Box Safety: How to Connect a New Circuit

Add a new circuit to your home's wiring


Install New Hard-Wired or Battery-Powered Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms wear out. Replace them before they fail.

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How to Upgrade and Replace Lightbulbs

Replacing outdated lightbulbs in your new home can create the atmosphere you want and lower your electric bill. Here are...


10 Hazards You Haven’t Thought of at Home

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


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The Trouble with Whole House Humidifiers

Whole-house humidifiers make dry, brutal winters far more comfortable indoors. Unfortunately, the cons of a manual humidifier may out weigh...


20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.

36 Almost Unbelievable Plumbing and Electrical Goofs

Read these DIYers' embarrassing moments stories and DIY fails from plumbing and electrical mistakes.


20 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Whether you're looking to fix up your home to put it on the market or just want to bring some...


100 Plumbing Goofs and Other Scary Stuff

A plumbing problem is no laughing matter, but it is fun to see the problems before they're solved. Check out...


Easy-to-Read Circuit Breakers

You won't regret marking up your circuit breaker in the case of an emergency.


40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time

15 Things You Should Do When You Find a Burst Pipe

A burst pipe is the last thing anyone wants to tackle. But there are some quick temporary fixes you can...


100 Home Repairs You Don’t Need to Call a Pro For

You may think some home repairs are out of your league, but even beginner DIYers can handle many of these...


Year-Round Home Maintenance Checklist

Don't be caught off-guard! Maintaining your home is much easier than paying for big repairs. Look through this home maintenance...


Avoid Frozen Sump Pump Pipes

What seemed like an easy, inexpensive project could have turned out to be a costly disaster.


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Choosing the Best Water Filter for Your Home

Do you need a simple pitcher or a whole-house system? Water filtration isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to your drinking water...


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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What to Know About Frozen Pipes

Don't let frozen water pipes cause a flood. Here's what to know about frozen pipes, including how to prevent them...


13 Ways to Keep Your Home Cool Without an Air Conditioner

If you don't have an air conditioner, check out these creative ways to stay cool all summer long.

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Fact or Fiction: Is Your Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Clean, safe water is vital for drinking, cooking, bathing and more, yet most people barely give it a thought. Here's...


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Best Off-Grid Power Systems for Your Cabin

If you're contemplating off-grid power for your cabin or summer house, start here to learn the differences between solar, wind...


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9 Best Electric Baseboard Heaters

Looking for an electric baseboard heater but can't decide which is best for you? Discover the best baseboard heaters in...


How to Install a Battery-Powered Touchless Faucet

Touchless faucet installation made easy.


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What to Know About Patio Misting Systems

If you're looking for an affordable and efficient way to stay cool this summer, learn how outdoor mist cooling systems...


How to Install Low-Profile LED Lights in Your Kitchen

Transform your kitchen into a place you’ll love to be with this innovative lighting project.