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No Job Is too Tough for Family Handyman Approved Grime Hand Soap

A fiercely degreasing hand soap that's still gentle on your skin?  Give this Family Handyman Approved Grime Hand Soap a try.

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Undermount Bathroom Sink Buyer’s Guide

Undermount bathroom sinks are sleek, sophisticated and clean-looking. If you're in the market for a new one, there are plenty...


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Homeowner’s Guide To Bathroom Sink Dimensions and Sizes

Bathroom sink dimensions fall within standard ranges, but there are no rules. The good news? You can usually find a...


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Homeowner’s Guide To Drop-In Bathroom Sinks

Drop-in bathroom sinks are extremely popular and range in style from utilitarian to uncommonly distinctive. Here's what to know before...


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A Homeowner’s Guide To Vessel Bathroom Sinks

Still quite popular, vessel bathroom sinks can add a touch of elegance and drama to any bath or powder room.

What Is the Thing Next to My Kitchen Faucet?

You're not the only person to ask this question.


How to Create a Home Spa Bathroom

See the ways you can easily transform your bathroom into a spa oasis, from replacing shower fixtures to upgrading lighting...

How to Make and Install a Flushmount Sink and Countertop

Save on countertops by making them yourself with the luxury option of an undermount sink.


What Are the Colored Squares on Toothpaste Tubes?

That colored block on each tube of toothpaste has generated all kinds of myths. Here's the real explanation!


How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!


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11 Best Under the Sink Organizers for the Bathroom and Kitchen

Cabinets under the sink can be a trap for clutter, where it's out of sight and out of mind. Get...

45 Kitchen Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

Your kitchen will never function better if you avoid these common mistakes.


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16 Hydrogen Peroxide Uses You Never Knew About

Keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in every room of your house to whiten teeth, clean mirrors, prevent stains and...


17 Things to Keep Within Reach in the Kitchen to Make Life Easier

Never worry about having a jar that won't open.


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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...


How to Install a Touchless Faucet

Faucet installation made easy.

How to Install a New Bathroom Vanity and Sink

A fresh new look for your bathroom.


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8 Best Sink Mats and Grids

A sink mat or grid will protect your sink, as well as your dishes, from scratches and dings.


11 Things You Should Never Put Down the Drain

It might be convenient to just rinse with water and flush it down the drain. But trust us, it’s worth...


How to Unclog a Sink Drain Without Using Chemicals

Unclog any sink without using chemicals.


How to Clean and Unclog a Kitchen Sink Drain

With two simple tools — a plunger and a drain snake — you can clear 95 percent of your stopped-up...


Two Ways to Plumb an Island Sink

Two methods for properly venting the drain so that waste water does not clog.


The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets

Choose a spectacular new faucet packed with features that make it harder working and last a lifetime.


10 Tips for Installing a Faucet the Easy Way

Today's faucets are easier than ever to install. In fact, you can even buy faucets that install entirely from the...

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That Little Hole at the Top of Your Sink, Explained

Have you ever wondered about that hole near the top of your bathroom sink?


Brilliant Bathroom Backsplash Ideas

A backsplash isn't just for the kitchen. A backsplash will help protect the wall behind the sink from water damage...


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Unclog a Kitchen Sink

Get smelly, stopped-up drains running fast again


10 Genius Small Master Bathroom Ideas that WOW!

Expanding your mirror, going for a longer sink and installing a skylight are just some of the ways you can...


Fixing a Water-Shutoff Valve Leak

Solution to a leak around the water valve shut-off handle


How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket and Old Metal Trap

Remove a leaky chrome kitchen waste line and replace it with a plastic PVC waste line and trap.