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Keep each area of your house interesting and unique by choosing the right materials, theme and aesthetic.

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Try This Hack for Building an Inexpensive Glass Panel Door

Make a glass panel door yourself without breaking the bank.

How To Lock a Door Without Using a Lock

Security never goes out of style. Here are some ways to guarantee it when your doors don't have locks or...


If You See a House with Two Front Doors, This Is What It Means

You're going to adore the possible explanations.


How to Install a Dog Door

Here's an easy project for a neophyte DIYer.


If You See a Front Porch With a Separate Door, This Is What It Means

In Charleston, South Carolina, front porch "hospitality doors" helped neighbors know when it was OK to stop by.

How to Install a Door Sweep

Say goodbye to cold drafts.


11 Design Rules You Should Never Break

If you're looking to transform the look of a room or your entire home, it can be difficult to get...

Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.


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What to Know About Glass Garage Doors

Thinking about installing a glass garage door? Here's what you need to know.


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Family Handyman Approved: Genie Wall Mount Garage Door Opener

This wall-mounted garage door opener provides great functionality without sacrificing style.


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What to Consider When Installing Glass Garage Doors

A glass garage door isn't just for garages — it also lets you open your living space to the outdoor...

How to Set Up Your House Before Leaving for Summer Vacation

Securing your home while you're away doesn't just mean locking your doors and windows. Make sure you take these steps...


Repair a Doorbell: Fix a Dead or Broken Doorbell

Finding the culprit takes some detective work.


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.


9 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.


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...


10 Things to Know Before Buying a Garage Door

A good garage door will last decades, maybe even a lifetime. So it makes sense to spend a little extra...


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.


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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...


Toolipedia: Notched Trowel

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about notched trowels


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12 Charming Door Knockers That Add Curb Appeal

Door knockers are an easy way to spruce up your entryway and give your guests a classic way to announce...

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How to Install a Storm Door

These quick-and-easy storm doors ARE as quick and easy as they claim!


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How to Winterize a Dog Door

If your pet uses a dog door, heat loss through the opening during winter is a concern. Here's how you...


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7 Best Storm Doors

Storm doors help protect your exterior doors from the elements and add light, ventilation and insulation. Here are seven of...


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Storm Door Buying Guide

A storm door protects your home from the elements, extends the life of your front door and aids ventilation. Here's...


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9 Best Door Draft Stoppers

Keep your toes toasty this winter with door draft stoppers that block frigid air from coming in and heated air...


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.