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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    What to Know About Finishing Your Attic’s Flooring

    Got an unfinished attic you'd like to convert to living space? Flooring matters. Learn which attic flooring approach makes sense for you.

    12 Silent Signs Your House Has Foundation Problems

    Cracks, gaps and more can be serious signs of foundation issues with your home.


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    Energy Efficient Windows: What to Know Before You Buy

    With so many options to choose from, buying windows can be a tough job. Learn how to buy windows, with...


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    10 Things Your Roofer Wants You To Know

    There's more to roofing than knowing how to handle shingles and a nail gun. Homeowners: Get key insight here, direct...


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    8 Best All-in-One Washer/Dryers

    Check out this collection of the best all-in-one washer dryers to see which one can boost your laundry game the...

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    5 Best Paint Colors for Kitchens

    Select a classic kitchen color combination from among these top five perennial favorites, as chosen by interior designers and color...


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    All-in-One Washer/Dryer Buying Guide

    If you've ever wondered whether all-in-one washer/dryers are worth it, read on.

    How to Customize Garage Cabinets for More Storage

    Our garages are multitaskers. Vehicle storage, workshop, tool organizer and hangout space for friends and family. For this garage to...


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    What to Know About Frost Lines

    Frost lines are critical to construction in cold climates, but they’re important in mild regions, too. Learn what frost lines...


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    Storage Solutions for Counter-Depth Refrigerators

    Maximizing space in a counter-depth refrigerator calls for creative solutions and clever gadgets.


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    8 Best Evaporative Coolers To Buy

    From small, portable models to powerful behemoths that can cool your entire house, here are the best evaporative coolers.

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    8 Smart Faucets Worth Buying

    Get the water flowing from across the room or when fingers are covered with gooey cookie dough. Smart faucets are...


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    Best Hardwood Floor Cleaners

    Find the right hardwood floor cleaner to keep your wood floors looking their best.


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    10 Modern Breakfast Nook Ideas

    A breakfast nook provides a cozy little spot for your morning cup of coffee, without feeling too stuffy or formal....


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    9 Garage Items That Aren’t Worth Keeping

    If your garage is so full you can't park your bike inside, let alone your car, it's time to clear...


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    9 Basement Shelving Ideas To Increase Storage Space

    The basement can be a notoriously messy space. Clean up, get organized and reclaim your lower level with these creative...

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    How To Build a 2-in-1 Workbench and Bar Top

    Add LEDs set in epoxy for a custom, high-tech work surface.


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    Keep Your Tools Ready with an In-Cabinet Charging Center

    This sliding station keeps your tools ready to go


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    How To Build A Hidden Cocktail Bar

    Done for the day? Press a button to order up your favorite refreshment.


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    Light Up Your Garage With Flair

    A combination of showroom and task lighting does it best


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    6 Best Ceiling Paints

    Painting a ceiling isn't as difficult as you might think. With the right paint and a few helpful hints, you...


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    How To Build a Swing-Out Countertop

    Need more counter space in your workshop? Here's a DIY solution.


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    A Guide To Evaporative Coolers

    More environmentally friendly and affordable than central air conditioning, evaporative coolers may be a better way to beat the heat...


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    What To Know About Carpet Cleaning

    You owe your carpet some TLC. Keep it looking good and smelling fresh with these smart carpet cleaning strategies and...

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    9 Best Hanging Racks for the Laundry Room

    Extend the life of your clothes with space-saving, eco-friendly laundry room hanging racks for air drying.


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    10 Best Cooling Fans for 2021

    When the temperature rises, fans blow a breath of refreshing air your way. We rounded up the best cooling fans...


    30 Low-Light Indoor Plants That Thrive in Near Darkness

    These low-light houseplants thrive without direct sunlight, so now you can have a touch of Mother Nature in every corner...


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    Best Temperature To Set A Thermostat in Summer

    Too hot? Too cold? Stay comfortable and save on energy bills by figuring out what temperature to set your thermostat...


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    Portable Dryer: What Is It and Why Would You Need It?

    Portable dryers make it easy to do laundry in small spaces and on the go.


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    10 Kids Bathroom Décor Ideas

    These kids bathroom ideas that will help you balance playful and chic styles to create a space you and the...