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 Unclog Anything

      Toilets aren’t the only clog-prone fixture homeowners have to deal with. Check out what else is susceptible to clogging—and how...

      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,...

      How To Paint a Gingham Wall

      Like the idea of a patterned accent wall, but don't want to mess with wallpaper? Try this easy tutorial on...

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      The 3 Best Tips for Sealing Windows for Winter

      Take these steps to save money and heat when the temperatures drop.

      Create a Faux Brick Accent Wall with Paint in 4 Easy Steps

      Want a brick or stone accent wall without the commitment and hassle of masonry? Try this DIY faux brick accent...

      13 Stunning Dark Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

      For the better part of the last decade, homeowners, decorators and builders alike have transformed kitchens with the popular Tuscan...

      Roofing Material Options: What’s New in Residential Roofing Materials

      Your home's roof isn't just functional, it also adds style. From shingles and tiles to solar panels and green materials,...

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      Shou Sugi Ban: The Art of Japanese Wood Burning

      Learn how to use the ancient Japanese wood burning technique of shou sugi ban to create a unique shiplap accent...

      Top 10 Plumbing Fixes You Can Do Yourself

      Save money by doing simple plumbing repairs yourself. These fixes are completely DIY with basic tools and skills.

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      11 Best Fireplace Screens of 2021

      From stylish to practical, keep the embers burning without sparks flying with these top fireplace screens for home and hearth.

      5 Best Window Fans of 2021

      Beat the heat with one of these great window fans!

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      Should You Have a Water Alarm In Your Home?

      A water alarm alerts you to leaks in vulnerable places in your home, and can help avert serious — and...

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      Why Old Homes Have a Tiny Iron Door Leading to the Basement

      Today it serves merely as decoration, but long ago this door leading to the basement served an important purpose.

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      Homeowner’s Guide to the Best Outdoor Lighting

      Outdoor lights add warmth, safety and style to your home's overall look. Learn about eight great outdoor lights to consider...

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      Small Garage Storage Ideas You Can DIY

      Organizing a garage isn't a one-size-fits-all project, so we've compiled some of our best garage storage ideas. Check out these...

      How to Insulate a Garage Door

      If you have an attached garage with an uninsulated garage door, it's costing you money in both winter and summer.

      Convenient Plywood Cutting Station

      Sawhorses can be modeled out a lot of things, check out this great solution for a plywood cutting station.

      9 Ways to Dry Clothes Without a Dryer

      Whether your dryer is kaput or you're looking for ways to save energy, drying clothes without a dryer isn't as...

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      Best Porch Swings for 2021

      There's no better place to relax on a beautiful day than on a cozy porch swing.

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      Tower Fans: What To Know Before You Buy

      Tall, compact tower fans can significantly cool down your rooms when temps soar. Plus, they don't take up much space...

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      8 Best Ethanol Fireplaces

      Indoor and outdoor ethanol fireplaces are a beautiful and eco-friendly alternative to burning wood.

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      What Goes Into the Perfect Wine Cellar

      Thinking about adding a home wine cellar? First, familiarize yourself with the basics so you can make good choices for...

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      5 Things to Know About a Geothermal Heat Pump

      A geothermal heat pump can save money on energy but costs a lot to install.

      45 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

      Your kitchen will never function better if you avoid these common mistakes.

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      Top 100 Tips For Buying a House

      The process of buying a house can be hard to navigate, but these essential tips will help you make the...

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      9 Best Smart Blinds

      Choosing the right smart blinds can be confusing. We break down the options and offer the best choices for every...