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      10 Best Floor Cleaners

      For any floor in any situation — from laminate to linoleum — here are the best floor cleaners to keep things sanitized and spotless underfoot.

      The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

      From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


      What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

      When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


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      Homeowner’s Guide To Home Siding

      The right siding enhances a home's curb appeal, bolsters its structure and increases its value. Discover the type of siding...


      14 Expenses New Homeowners Waste Money On

      It's easy for new homeowners to spend money on things they shouldn't. Make sure you steer clear of these unnecessary...

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      Pros and Cons of Attic Insulation Types

      What’s the best attic insulation? That depends on your definition of “best”. An expert home inspector goes through which attic...


      DIY Home Inspection Tools

      Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home


      Save Money With Home Energy Audit

      Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


      Repair a Doorbell: Fix a Dead or Broken Doorbell

      Finding the culprit takes some detective work.


      How to Insulate a House

      Do it right to save $$, stay warm

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      9 Best Ceiling Paint Colors to Consider

      Put down the white paint! Go bold with these ceiling paint color ideas that will take your room to the...


      How to Paint Concrete Floors

      Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


      10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $1,000

      Updating countertops, painting the exterior or upgrading an appliance are simple ways to add big value to your home.


      10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $500

      A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $500 you can make some...


      14 Inexpensive DIY Valentine Wreaths for Your Front Door

      Welcome visitors to your home this Valentine's Day with a festive wreath. Get out the craft supplies and try one...

      What is a May Basket and Why Do People Hang Them on Doors?

      Perhaps the sweet tradition of giving May baskets is ready for a reboot.


      The Pros and Cons to Renovating an Old House

      The pros and cons of renovating an old house


      10 Hazards You Haven’t Thought of at Home

      Learn more about the hazards you haven't thought of at home


      Amazing Repair Products

      Sometimes all it takes is the right product to make a quick and easy fix.


      20 Home Renovations That Instantly Add Value to Your Home

      These home renovations are so worth the upfront expense.


      9 Uses for Gutters that Aren’t on the Roof

      Don't put those old gutters in the trash heap just yet! There are many clever and creative ways to recycle...


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

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


      40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

      Home repair is learned over time

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      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...


      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...


      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...


      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...


      Rain barrel diverters protect your foundation from overflows

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


      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.