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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    Apply Wall Texture Yourself and Save Big Bucks

    Choose an orange peel or knockdown-style texture that you can do yourself with this Homax product.

    Rain barrel diverters protect your foundation from overflows

    This simple valve on a rain barrel downspout diverter keeps your house protected.


    Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

    Outfit your abode with these high-impact, low-budget projects.


    How to Paint Your Front Door

    Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.


    How to Prep Your Roof for the Fall

    Don't wait until the first snowfall to get these tasks done! Keep that roof in tip-top shape by running through...

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    How to Build an Indoor Hanging Herb Garden

    Bring your herbs indoors to enjoy fresh flavors all year long. Read on to find out how to build this...


    Estimating Software Technology

    What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


    Garage Makeover: How to Achieve the Garage Floor of Your Dreams

    Get the garage of your dreams one step at a time.


    How to Avoid Window Condensation in Winter

    Window condensation is a nuisance, but worse yet it can cause damage to your window and wood trim finishes, and...


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    10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $250

    A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $250 you can make some...


    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...


    How to Build a DIY Nightstand

    Learn how to build your own custom nightstand using minimal tools and moderate woodworking skills.


    How to Control Dust and Keep Things Clean on the Job

    Learn how to control dust, clean up efficiently, and prevent big messes from accumulating on the jobsite.

    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.


    Garage Makeover: How to Create the Garage of Your Dreams

    Get the garage of your dreams one step at a time. This makeover includes high-capacity cabinets, a new garage door,...


    The Easiest Way to Hang A Gallery Wall

    Learn how to create a gallery wall with these simple steps.


    How to Snuff Out Bad Smells in Your House

    Every now and then you'll walk into a room in your home and think to yourself, "What stinks?" Maybe it's...


    How to Build a Retaining Wall

    The simplest, cheapest, back-friendliest retaining wall in history.


    31 Cheap Workshop Updates for the Ultimate DIY Space

    Our readers know how to make the most of their home shop space. These 31 updates don’t cost much (or...


    12 Backyard Swings Everyone Will Enjoy

    Whether for relaxation or fun, a backyard or porch swing can create lasting memories. Here are 12 options to consider.


    How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing

    A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make...

    7 Effortless Ways to Freshen Linens Without Chemicals

    The best ways to freshen linens, chemical-free.


    12 Tips for Bending Metal with a Bending Brake

    A metal brake is the tool for bending custom metal flashing and decorative trim. Every siding contractor and most roofers...


    Best Practices for Trim Removal

    There’s an art to removing trim. Learn how to salvage the trim you want, while keeping the collateral damage to...


    12 Bad Roof Maintenance Habits to Stop Doing Immediately

    A healthy roof is one of the most important parts of your home. These bad roof maintenance habits could cost...


    Guide to Replacing an Outdoor GFCI Outlet

    Learn how to install an outdoor outlet that is flush with the building exterior, is GFCI-protected and has a weather-proof...


    How to Paint a Room

    Read on as we walk you through all the steps, from choosing the paint to cleaning up when you're done.