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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      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...


      These Two Home Improvements Stink at Increasing Home Value

      If you're looking to sell your home in the coming years, there are some projects that won't give you much...


      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.


      You Should Ditch the Top Sheet For Good: Here’s Why

      Some people are for and against the top sheet—and feel very strongly about it. Here's one writer's opinion on the...


      15 Things Your Neighbors Want You to Stop Doing

      It's not big deal to you, but your neighbors are rolling their eyes!


      17 Things to Keep Within Reach in the Kitchen to Make Life Easier

      Never worry about having a jar that won't open.


      What’s Wrong With This Picture? Plus a Trick Question

      We’ll show you the problem—and the fix.

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      3 Pro-Quality Products All DIYers Should Have at Home

      For homeowners that like to get their hands dirty with a wide variety of do-it-yourself projects, add these products to...


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      10 Things You Should Never Touch in Your House

      Sometimes a DIYer has to know their limits.


      10 Times Wind Chimes Turned Neighbors Into Enemies

      From stealing to destroying, these not-so-neighborly stories will make you think twice before getting wind chimes!


      40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

      Home repair is learned over time


      4 Types of Wood Joints Every Woodworker Should Know

      Make strong, long-lasting joints without years of woodworking expertise or a big budget.


      34 Silent Signs That Your House is Failing

      Your house can't talk, but it can give you hints of failure, if you pay attention. Learn what your house...


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      14 Things Your Neighbors Will Never Tell You

      Even if you consider your neighbors your friends, there are some things they will simply never tell you. These 14...


      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...

      14 Weekend Projects that Add to Home Value

      Not every project has to be big (or extremely expensive) to add value to your home. These done-in-a-weekend projects, for...


      14 Ways to Add Space to Your Home that Won’t Break the Bank

      The best way to make sure any renovation project will pay off with additional square footage is to check with...


      Why the Direction Your Home Faces Matters

      You might not think about it when you're looking at houses, but you'll notice that the direction your home faces...


      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...


      15 Things We’re Buying at The Home Depot This Spring

      The harsh winter can take a toll on your home and your yard. Now is the time to tackle home...

      What To Do with Your Old Computer

      You’ve probably gotten a few new computers through the years, but what have you done with the old ones? Instead...


      10 Inviting Screen Porches, Rooms and Lanais

      Cozy up with a view of the great outdoors with these screen porches, rooms and lanais.


      22 Kitchen and Bath Trends on the Way Out

      You spend a lot of time in your kitchen and bathrooms, so keep them up to date. To do that,...


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      The Best (and Worst) Projects for Your Home’s Resale Value

      Are you looking for a specific renovation project that will improve the resale value of your home? Your return on...


      10 Home Projects You Should Always Hire a Pro For

      For all but the most advanced DIYers, there are some home improvement projects that just aren't worth the money, time...


      What to Do with Your Old Exercise Equipment

      While some items such as free weights, kettle bells and resistance bands generally have long life spans, what do you...