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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 Fix a Toilet That Won’t Flush Well

    In new or recently remodeled houses, the fix is sometimes unusual — and ridiculously simple


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    What to Know About Drain Bladders

    Learn how a drain bladder can easily and inexpensively blast away the toughest clogs.


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    How to Clean Glass Shower Doors

    A certified House Cleaning Technician shares everything you need to know about how to clean glass shower doors — and...


    This Isn’t a White Elephant Gift, But It Might Sound Like One

    File this holiday gift under: Totally Unexpected yet Completely Beloved.


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    How to Make Your Own Built In Shelves

    Discover hidden storage space in your walls with these two built-in shelf projects.


    Cordless Circular Saw Buying Guide

    Find out which circular saw is best suited for you.


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    Why You Absolutely Should Not Bring Your Cell Phone Into the Bathroom

    Did you know using your cell phone on the toilet could put you at risk for this?


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    What’s the Secret That Keeps Dollar Store Prices So Low?

    Ever wonder how a dollar store can turn a profit with such low prices? A lot of it has to...

    11 Things You Should Never Put Down the Drain

    It might be convenient to just rinse with water and flush it down the drain. But trust us, it’s worth...


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    How to Install a TUSHY Spa Bidet Attachment 

    Transform your toilet into a bidet in just seven simple steps. No plumber needed!


    10 Bidet Attachments for Your Toilet (Plus 1 You Can Take Wherever You Go!)

    Bidets are eco-friendly and gaining popularity in the U.S. But not everyone can commit to a new bathroom fixture. Here...


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    Simple Workbench Plans

    With this workbench plan even a beginner can build a workbench strong enough to hold a V-8 engine!


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    How to Unclog a Bathtub Drain Without Chemicals

    Simply fish out the sticky hair that clogs most drains


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    21 Things Every Homeowner Needs to Know

    While rewarding, being a homeowner can be costly and frustrating if you're not in the know. Here are 21 essential...


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    How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink Drain Without Chemicals

    Unclog your bathroom sink without using chemicals.


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    How to Unclog a Kitchen Sink

    With two simple tools—a plunger and a drain snake—you can clear 95 percent of your stopped-up drain problems .

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    How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend

    Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.


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    How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

    Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 


    18 Inspiring Inside-Cabinet Door Storage Ideas

    Increase your home's storage space by utilizing every possible nook and cranny, including the backs of cabinet and closet doors....


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    Expert Tips for an Easy Faucet Installation

    We caught up with Joe Barnes, a second-generation master plumber with more than 30 years of experience, to tackle...


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    We Love These Countertop Kitchen Appliances — All On Sale!

    Looking to make your kitchen a little more convenient? Check out these appliance deals from Amazon's Summer Sale Event!


    8 Things Professional Housecleaners Do in their Homes Every Day

    Ever wonder how some people never have mountainous piles of dishes in the sink, grime on the fridge handles or...


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    Upgrade Your Kitchen or Bathroom With These Affordable Fixtures

    New fixtures are a great way to give your kitchen or bath an affordable face lift. Here are six spectacular...


    This Is What People Used Before Toilet Paper Existed

    Toilet paper is selling out everywhere, which leaves us wondering — what did people do without it in the first...


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    Here’s Why Old Houses Have a Random Toilet in the Basement

    Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept. Why were they necessary in the first place?


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    How to Build a Mechanized Storage Lift In Your Garage

    A high shelf that automatically lowers with the push of a button.