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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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How to Choose the Right Skylight Shades for Your Home

Skylight shades cover your skylights in stylish and functional ways. Here's everything you need to know.

How to Stack and Store Firewood

Want to keep your firewood organized and dry? Here's how.


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Home Window Tinting: What To Know Before You Buy

If you live in a climate where the air conditioner runs almost all the time, energy-saving home window tinting can...


The Best Firewood Racks of 2022

An outdoor firewood rack keeps wood off the ground, neatly stacked and ready for the next firepit or fireplace gathering.


Stop Believing These Summer Maintenance Myths

Believing these myths might actually be costing you money!

20 Earth Conscious Home Ideas Through the Years

Have you heard of the Earthship?


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How to Estimate Insulation Needs and Achieve R-Value Requirements

Achieve comfort and efficiency year-round with the right amount of insulation.

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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....


Save Money With Home Energy Audit

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


How to Insulate a House

Do it right to save $$, stay warm


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5 Ways To Save Energy During the Pandemic

Offset some of the extra energy expense you're accruing during the pandemic with these energy-conservation tips.

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7 Best Window Draft Stoppers

With winter right around the corner, learn how window draft stoppers can help keep your home cozy and warm this...


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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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8 Best Fireplace Draft Stoppers of 2022

Fireplace draft stoppers come in many forms, but they all have one thing in common: They keep your home warm...


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When and Where to Use Draft Stoppers

Keep winter's icy cold winds at bay with ready-made or do-it-yourself draft stoppers.


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What to Know About Thermal Drapes

When it's time to winterize your home, thermal drapes are a cost- and energy-efficient way to take off the chill.

10 Ways to Insulate Your Home Without Opening Up Walls

Don't live in an under-insulted home just because you don't want to destroy your walls.


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17 Ways to Master Using Spray Foam at Home

Despite the obvious drawbacks-it's messy, sticky and impossible to remove once it cures-there's nothing better than spray foam for sealing...


Are Triple Pane Windows Worth the Extra Cost?

Consider all the pros and cons, not just price of triple pane windows.


Insulate Basement Rim Joists

Cut heat loss through the rim joists and tighten up your house with rigid foam insulation.


Seeing ‘Through’ Insulation

When you need to work in a specific spot in the attic (to mount recessed lighting, for example), drill a...


12 Easy Things Everyone Should Know How to Fix

Whether you're a new homeowner or an expert DIYer, knowing how to fix these common household problems can save you...


Energy Savings: Seal Plumbing and Wiring Holes

A rubber plumbing boot seals holes in your siding