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 Size Your HVAC and Water Heater to Fit Your Home

      Building a home? Here are some tips to help you figure out what kind of HVAC system and water heater you'll need.

      20 Earth Conscious Home Ideas Through the Years

      Have you heard of the Earthship?


      Filter for Your Shop Vac Filter

      Protect your shop vacuum filter from large debris by adding this one layer.


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      Here’s How Often You Need to Replace Everything in Your Home

      Better prepare yourself and your home for replacing things.


      How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

      Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!

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      11 Best Under the Sink Organizers for the Bathroom and Kitchen

      Cabinets under the sink can be a trap for clutter, where it's out of sight and out of mind. Get...


      41 Genius Sanding Tips You Need to Know

      Save yourself some time and hassle during your next woodworking project with one (or 41!) of these genius sanding tips...


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      6 Best Car Vacuums For Cleaning Inside Your Vehicle

      Do you know what to look for in a car vacuum cleaner? Here's our shortlist of the best car vacuum...


      Home Facts: This is How Long These Parts of Your Home Should Last

      You know how it goes: When you're least expecting it, you'll need to replace something in your home. Maybe the...


      59 Handy Hints to Keep Your Workshop Shipshape

      It's a lot easier (and more fun!) to do projects in a space that's neat and tidy, and these clever...


      The Greatest Shop Tip in History

      Grab the leaf blower to take care of a dirty shop vacuum filter and clean it up in a short...


      5 Dust Collection Products that Suck (In a Good Way!)

      Sawdust isn't just a health hazard; it can cause falls and fires, too. These dust collection tools can help keep...


      Ventilated Shop Vacuum Attachment

      Get better suction with your shop vac—here's how:

      Drum-Sander Dust Collector

      Capture the dust that flies off a sanding drum before it fills your shop and lungs! All you need is...


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      If Your Lights Are Flickering, This Is What It Could Mean

      Flickering lights are annoying, but are they a big deal? We've got the details about why bulbs sometimes flicker, and...


      The Best Alternatives for Products and Materials Facing Supply-Chain Issues

      Everything seems like it's out of stock this summer. Here are reliable alternatives to some things that are in high...


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      7 Best Fire Pit Ring Inserts of 2021

      Everyone loves a backyard bonfire! And a fire pit ring insert can keep those home fires burning brightly, and in...


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      10 Things You Shouldn’t Be Storing on Your Kitchen Countertop

      If you're like most people, you probably use your kitchen counter as a catch-all for various odds and ends, food-related...


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      What to Know About HSPF Ratings

      Buying a new heat pump but don't know HSPF means? Discover what HSPF is, why it's important and how it...


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      How to Estimate Insulation Needs and Achieve R-Value Requirements

      Achieve comfort and efficiency year-round with the right amount of insulation.


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      What Goes Into Pouring a Strong Foundation?

      Consider the benefits of pouring a foundation instead of a slab.

      Top 10 Grays for Your Walls

      Gray paint has been at the top of the color trends for a few years, and it's not going anywhere....


      12 Astonishing DIY Bathroom Vanity Makeovers

      There's no doubt that bathroom renovations are expensive. But, with a little elbow grease and patience, you can save lots...


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      100 Incredible Projects By DIYers Like You

      From unique accent walls to crazy automotive creations, these real-life projects are as interesting and inspiring as the DIYers who...


      12 Bathroom Trends on the Way Out

      These bathroom trends are so last year...


      11 Design Rules You Should Never Break

      If you're looking to transform the look of a room or your entire home, it can be difficult to get...


      15 Concrete Countertops We Think are Really Cool

      Ditch your plan of installing marble, granite, quartz or butcher block countertops so you can reimagine your kitchen featuring the...