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      The Trouble with Whole House Humidifiers

      Whole-house humidifiers make dry, brutal winters far more comfortable indoors. Unfortunately, the cons of a manual humidifier may out weigh...


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      20 Home Renovations Increase Home Value Instantly

      These are the top renovations that increase home value. Some are easy and inexpensive updates that you can do over...


      36 Almost Unbelievable Plumbing and Electrical Goofs

      Read these DIYers' embarrassing moments stories and DIY fails from plumbing and electrical mistakes.


      20 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

      Whether you're looking to fix up your home to put it on the market or just want to bring some...


      Easy-to-Read Circuit Breakers

      You won't regret marking up your circuit breaker in the case of an emergency.


      100 Plumbing Goofs and Other Scary Stuff

      A plumbing problem is no laughing matter, but it is fun to see the problems before they're solved. Check out...


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      10 Things You Should Never Touch in Your House

      Sometimes a DIYer has to know their limits.


      40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

      Home repair is learned over time

      15 Things You Should Do When You Find a Burst Pipe

      A burst pipe is the last thing anyone wants to tackle. But there are some quick temporary fixes you can...


      100 Home Repairs You Don’t Need to Call a Pro For

      You may think some home repairs are out of your league, but even beginner DIYers can handle many of these...


      Avoid Frozen Sump Pump Pipes

      What seemed like an easy, inexpensive project could have turned out to be a costly disaster.


      Year-Round Home Maintenance Checklist

      Don't be caught off-guard! Maintaining your home is much easier than paying for big repairs. Look through this home maintenance...


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      9 Tool Hacks You’ll Use Time and Time Again

      Tools are usually designed with one task in mind, but many can be used for all sorts of jobs.


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      What is R-Value and What Do You Need to Know About it

      As the weather changes and thermostats are set up or down, the R-value of your home’s shell plays a critical...


      13 Home Improvement Projects That Practically Pay for Themselves

      These smart upgrades pay off big in resale value and enjoyment of your home.


      Why You Should do a Home Air Quality Test

      Learn the reasons you should do a home air quality test.

      10 Incredible New Light Fixtures for 2018

      A new light fixture can change the look of a room, whether you're swapping out a chandelier or a classic...


      13 Silent Signs Your Home Is an Unhealthy Place to Live

      These innocent-seeming habits could be making you and your family sick—really sick.


      10 Cool Fixtures and Hardware with a Matte Finish

      Move over stainless! Over the last couple years, designers say there's been an increase in requests for matte black finishes...


      5 Surefire Draft Stoppers You Need This Winter

      My 120-year-old house is a bit drafty, but I usually don’t mind. I like the idea of an easy exchange...


      Makita’s Line of Cordless Pro Cleaning Tools

      Everything you need to know about Makita's new line of cordless, pro-grade cleaning tools.

      Beat the Heat and Cut Cooling Costs

      To save on cooling costs, install simple shutters to block the afternoon sun.


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      Choosing the Best Water Filter for Your Home

      Do you need a simple pitcher or a whole-house system? Water filtration isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to your drinking water...


      Top 10 Products You’re Going to Want to Buy Before Summer Hits

      Don't wait until it's too hot to function. Now's the time to purchase these cooling devices so you're ready for...


      These Simple Tricks Will Keep Your House Cool All Summer Long

      It certainly is nice to have warmer weather, but it’s never nice to have an uncomfortably hot home. If you’re...


      12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

      A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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      What to Know About Frozen Pipes

      Don't let frozen water pipes cause a flood. Here's what to know about frozen pipes, including how to prevent them...