House and Components

A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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    How to Prevent Bird Strikes on Windows

    We know sometimes birds strike windows, and it's much worse during migration. Here are a few simple things you can do to stop window strikes.

    Why You Shouldn’t Keep Plastic Wrap in a Drawer

    That sticky ball of plastic wrap isn't doing anyone any good. Use this simple trick to stop ruining your plastic...


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    Family Handyman Approved: DeWalt Job Site Table Saw

    DeWalt has long been associated with great jobsite tools. This saw is no different.


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    Guide To Choosing Kitchen Cabinets

    When choosing kitchen cabinets, know your options. From materials to cost, style and more, here's everything you need to know.


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    7 Types of Crown Molding for Your Home

    Whether big and bold or understated, crown molding enhances the transition from wall to ceiling. Which of these seven options...

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    How Much Does Crown Molding Cost?

    Consider crown molding costs in light of your budget and DIY skills. Install it yourself, and spend the money you'll...


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    8 Best LED Shower Heads

    An LED shower head adds fun and flair to your bathroom. We'll explain what they are, how they work and...

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    The Best Bedroom Ceiling Lights

    The bedroom of your dreams awaits. Set the mood with just the right light.


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    5 Minute Fix for a Dishwasher That Won’t Drain

    Learn how to keep your dishwasher drain line from clogging, and what to do if it does.


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    How To Fix a Front-Loading Washing Machine That Won’t Drain

    If your front-loading washer won't drain, something's probably stuck. Here's how to diagnose the problem and fix it.


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    Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts

    Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.

    See This Flexible Bench on Your Neighbor’s Porch? Here’s What It Is.

    These rocking benches have a rich history in South Carolina.


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    How To Choose Windows for Your Cabin

    Six tips to help you choose from a wide variety of windows for your cabin.


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    7 Best Paints for Windows

    Want to transform window panes, glassware, vases and other glass objects? You can do it with paint, but not just...


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    How Much Does It Cost to Remodel a Kitchen?

    Of course there's no simple answer, but here are some ways to get a ballpark estimate and ideas for saving...


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    What To Know About Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

    To better protect your home and family from the devastation of a fire, consider investing in a residential fire sprinkler...

    How to Choose Dining Room Light Fixtures

    Want to give your dining room a new look? Something simple like a new light fixture can make a huge...


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    Bathroom Light Fixtures Buying Guide

    Bathroom lighting merits as much attention as in any other room. For safety, utility and relaxation, choose bathroom light fixtures...


    If You See a Front Porch With a Separate Door, This Is What It Means

    In Charleston, South Carolina, front porch "hospitality doors" helped neighbors know when it was OK to stop by.


    Family Handyman Approved: Zircon HD900 MultiScanner

    An easy-to-use stud finder and scanner, ideal for all levels of DIYer.


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    How To Fix a Gas Stove Burner

    Gas stove burner not lighting? Fix it in 20 seconds or less using a paper clip.


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    Mattress Protectors: What To Know Before You Buy

    An essential bedding accessory, we break down the ins and outs of that household hero, the mattress protector.


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    We Tried It: Flo By Moen Smart Water Valve

    Ready to learn about your water usage and save money? The Flo by Moen smart water valve might be just...


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    Smokeless Fire Pit Maintenance Tips

    Learn how you can keep your smokeless fire pit in top shape for years of enjoyable, smoke-free gatherings.

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    How To Clean a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

    Here’s the plan — don’t neglect the fan.


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    What Is a Sump Pump?

    Standing water in your home can lead to structural problems and health hazards. One solution is a sump pump.


    What to Know About Buying Windows

    When shopping for windows, you'll find seven basic styles and at least seven important considerations. Knowing these makes you a...


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    10 Best Pendant Light Fixtures for Your Home

    From a Mobius loop of acrylic to pastel matte metal, the latest in lighting is here. Check out these 10...


    If You See White Film on Glassware, This Is What It Means

    Here's the simple science behind your cloudy glassware.


    What Is a Portable Refrigerator?

    A portable fridge makes camping and road trips more enjoyable. Here's an overview of how they work and what to...