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    Raise a Door Threshold To Reduce Drafts

    Stop drafts coming under a door by raising the adjustable threshold. It only a minute to turn the four adjusting screws.

    How To Use Drywall Anchors

    Ensure that your wall-mounted objects stay in place – follow these expert tips on how to install drywall anchors properly.


    3 Ways to Fix a Rattling Door

    Interior doors that don't fit tightly against the doorstop can develop annoying rattles and thumps. There are several good fixes...


    LL Flooring Review: Our Thoughts on Quality, Install and Features

    I updated my home office with engineered hardwood floors. Here's a look at the quality, finish and installation—and my full...


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    How To Make Rounded Drywall Corners

    Want to give a room an adobe-like look? Make your corners rounded instead of square. It's easy and it looks...

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    What Can You Do to Hide Bare Foundation Walls on Your House?

    Install insulation panels on bare foundation walls to save energy and enhance your home's curb appeal. Fasten them to clean...


    How You Can Mount Lights on Vinyl Siding

    Mounting blocks make installing a light fixture on your vinyl siding easy and worry-free.

    9 Above Ground Pool Deck Ideas

    Elevate both the style and the function of your pool area with these above ground pool deck ideas.


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    What Is Joint Compound and How Do You Choose the Right One?

    Confused about which joint compound you should buy for your DIY project? Here's what you need to know.


    What Should You Do If Your Ceiling Is Sagging?

    Sagging in a ceiling may be caused by undersized drywall. You can either replace it or build the ceiling out.


    How to Choose Carpet

    Understand your options before you invest.

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    How To Build Modern Barn Doors for Your Home

    Check out this modern take on sliding barn doors from At Home with Family Handyman personality Mr. Build It.


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    How Do You Remove Tough Stains from Vinyl Flooring?

    Clean up problem stains faster and easier with these expert tips.


    Should I Replace My Roof? Here’s What to Consider

    A roof replacement is an expensive proposition, and you might not need one. Here's how to tell when a less...


    12 Drop Ceiling Installation Tips from a Pro

    A veteran drop ceiling installer shares his secrets for installing drop ceiling tiles yourself.


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    How to Hang a Plant From the Ceiling

    Hanging a plant from the ceiling is an easy DIY task. Here are the steps.

    Ruggable Review: We Tried the Internet’s Most Popular Rug System

    On the fence when it comes to this trendy online rug retailer? Read our Ruggable review before you click add...


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    5 Types of Sustainable Home Insulation

    Besides protecting the environment, these sustainable home insulation options will improve the energy efficiency of your home.


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    Plumbing With PEX Tubing

    PEX tubing is an easy-to-install alternative to copper pipe. Long used in radiant heating systems, flexible PEX tubing is perfect...


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    How to Finish a Basement

    With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...


    Pros and Cons of Various Tile Backers

    Learn the pros and cons of various tile substrate products so you know which to pick for your next project.


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    Types of Attic Insulation: Pros and Cons

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


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    What To Know About Solar Roof Shingles

    Perfect for some, but not so much for others. Learn whether solar roof shingles may be a good fit for...


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    The Best Types of Attic Insulation

    Choose from these types of attic insulation to keep your house warm and your attic dry and mold-free. You'll also...


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    Learn the Basics of Home Insulation

    You can save energy and reduce your carbon footprint by insulating your home. Get started with tips from an expert...

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    Swiffer WetJet vs. Swiffer PowerMop: Does Old or New Win the Floor-Cleaning Game?

    Cleaning powerhouse Swiffer has added a new handy helper, the PowerMop, to its arsenal. But is it really...


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    12 Tips on How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

    These popcorn ceiling removal tips will help you update your living space while staying safe and clean.


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    Sheetrock vs. Drywall: What Are the Differences?

    Sheetrock, drywall, wallboard, plasterboard ... is there a difference? We lay out everything you need to know about these wall...


    8 Backsplashes to Avoid, According to Interior Designers

    Some materials are impractical for kitchen cleanliness, while others are decidedly off-trend.


    Repainting Painted Wood Floors: A How-To Guide

    It's quick and easy to refresh those dingy, dinged-up floors. Read on to learn the steps.


    11 Pro Tips for How To Paint Trim

    Walls tend to take center stage when painting, but trim is important, too. These pro-approved tips are the key to...