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Making sure you know everything there is to know about the electrical, heating and cooling systems in your home.

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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.

5 Best Bathroom Shower Lights

These are the best shower light deals on the market.


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....

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.


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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Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept.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 2021

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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2020 Vision on Smart Toilets

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


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.


Reader Project: DIY Outdoor Shower

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

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...


Goof Proof Showers (Sponsored)

For a tiling rookie, the hardest, and arguably the most intimidating, part of a shower tile installation is the prep...


Tips on Choosing a Faucet

Style is critical, but don't forget about practical factors


How to Prevent Clogged Drains

Drains always seem to clog at the worst possible time, like when you have a houseful of overnight guests or...


One Piece vs. Two Piece Toilet: What’s The Difference?

Before you buy your next toilet, read this and see which option is best for your bathroom.