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    What to Know About Finishing Your Attic’s Flooring

    Got an unfinished attic you'd like to convert to living space? Flooring matters. Learn which attic flooring approach makes sense for you.

    12 Silent Signs Your House Has Foundation Problems

    Cracks, gaps and more can be serious signs of foundation issues with your home.


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    Energy Efficient Windows: What to Know Before You Buy

    With so many options to choose from, buying windows can be a tough job. Learn how to buy windows, with...


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    10 Things Your Roofer Wants You To Know

    There's more to roofing than knowing how to handle shingles and a nail gun. Homeowners: Get key insight here, direct...


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    What to Know About Frost Lines

    Frost lines are critical to construction in cold climates, but they’re important in mild regions, too. Learn what frost lines...

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    Best Hardwood Floor Cleaners

    Find the right hardwood floor cleaner to keep your wood floors looking their best.


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    6 Best Ceiling Paints

    Painting a ceiling isn't as difficult as you might think. With the right paint and a few helpful hints, you...

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    What To Know About Carpet Cleaning

    You owe your carpet some TLC. Keep it looking good and smelling fresh with these smart carpet cleaning strategies and...


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    How to Dry Your Wet Carpet

    Get your wet carpet dry and fluffy again with these tips and tricks, whether you're facing mildly damp or fully...


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    Metal Roofs vs. Asphalt Shingles: What Are The Differences?

    Metal and asphalt shingles are two of the most popular residential roof materials. Consider their differences so you can make...


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    How to Clean Carpets Without a Machine

    Want to clean your carpet but hate those bulky machines? Follow these DIY cleaning tips and methods to learn how...

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    Should You Pay to Have Your Gutters Cleaned?

    Functioning gutters are essential to a healthy home. So who should clean yours? Here are the pros and cons of...


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    Terrazzo: The Home Décor Trend You Should Know About

    Long-popular in mid-century modern homes, terrazzo has gone mainstream. Find out why this ancient flooring material stands the test of...


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    How to Use and When to Replace Roof Tarps

    Roof tarps are only temporary solutions, so make sure you install them properly and don't leave them on past their...


    Home Improvement the Top Reason for Personal Loans During Pandemic

    More people took out personal loans for home improvement projects during the pandemic than any other reason, but loan usage...


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    Exterior Home Building Materials: What To Know

    Building a new home or cabin? Know the kind of design and types of exterior building materials available and the...

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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...


    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.


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    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...


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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

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    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...