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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.

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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....


How to Upgrade Your Bathroom Vanity

A fresh new look for your bathroom.


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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


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Signs of Frozen Pipes (And How to Unfreeze Them)

As temps drop, your risk of a frozen pipe increases. Read on for all you need to know about preventing...

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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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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...

This Is What People Used Before Toilet Paper Existed

Toilet paper is selling out everywhere, which leaves us wondering — what did people do without it in the first...


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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Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept.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?


Tips for Cutting and Connecting Pipes

Pro plumbers share their favorite tips and tricks for cutting and connecting pipe.


Soldering Copper Pipe

Tips and techniques you need to know

How to Replace a Garbage Disposal

14 tips and tricks to avoid leaks and mistakes.


13 Tips to Prepare Your Plumbing for Winter

We all know that water expands when it freezes. That’s not a problem with the ice cubes in your freezer,...


12 Tips for Water Damage Repair

Once you've shut down the water source and electricity, you may be staring at puddles and wondering, "What now?" Now...


Toilet Shopping Tips

Want to buy a new toilet? There are an array of options. We offer these tips for the next time...


28 Tips for Becoming a Master Plumber

Whether you live in an apartment, a single-family home or a condo, sooner or later, you'll encounter a plumbing-related emergency....

Tips on Choosing a Faucet

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


Soldering Tips

Don't let leaky pipes dampen your day


What is PEX? Plus Tips for Using PEX

Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask


Handy Plumbing Tips and Tricks

Here are nine of our favorite simple tricks and tips to save you plumbing headaches around the house.



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...