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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 and vanities.

How to Change a Showerhead in 3 Easy Steps

Replacing your showerhead is as simple as one, two, three.


How to Fix a Toilet Handle

If jiggling the handle doesn't solve the problem, one of these simple fixes probably will.


How to Install a New Bathroom Faucet in 8 Steps

Learn how to upgrade your bathroom faucet the DIY way. You can do this.


How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Basket Strainer

Replace a sink strainer—it’s easy!

How to Unclog Anything

Toilets aren’t the only clog-prone fixture homeowners have to deal with. Check out what else is susceptible to clogging—and how...


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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....

10 Home Renovations That Affect Insurance Rates

Some home improvement projects like a new roof or storm-proof windows will help lower your insurance costs, but others can...


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.


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.

Parts of Your Home Prone to the Most Winter Weather Damage

Knowing where your home is most vulnerable and taking precautions can save you thousands of dollars in repairs next spring.


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How to Use a Drain Bladder to Blast Any Sink Clog

Learn how to use a drain bladder to quickly, easily and affordably clear the toughest sink clogs.


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What to Know About Drain Bladders

Learn how a drain bladder can easily and inexpensively blast away the toughest clogs.


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...


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How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend

Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.

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Expert Tips for an Easy Faucet Installation

We caught up with Joe Barnes, a second-generation master plumber with more than 30 years of experience, to tackle...


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Here’s Why Old Houses Have a Random Toilet in the Basement

Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept. Why were they necessary in the first place?


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8 Best Bidet Toilet Seats for 2022

Bidets and bidet toilet seats are becoming more and more popular in the United States. If you're in the market,...


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2022 Vision on Smart Toilets

Discover what a smart toilet can do for your health and lifestyle.


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How to Prevent Water Damage in the House

Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters costs billions every year. This...


The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets

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


How to Replace a Garbage Disposal

14 tips and tricks to avoid leaks and mistakes.


The Dos and Don’ts of a Bathroom Remodel

A bathroom remodel can be a stressful endeavor, whether it's a DIY job or you hire a professional. However, when...

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Reader Project: DIY Outdoor Shower

Learn how a Family Handyman reader built an outdoor shower in his yard.


Fixing a Water-Shutoff Valve Leak

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


Height-Adjustable Sawhorse

This sawhorse will help you work with longer boards on every power tool in your shop. It’s made from good...


How to Remove a Bathtub Drain in 3 Easy Steps

Need to replace your tub drain? Removing the old one can be a real chore. Here are the three easiest...



Never Connect a Trap to a Vertical Drain Like This

When a trap connects to a vertical drain, install a tee fitting. A “sanitary tee” gives the waste arm a...