Home Improvement

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13 Things a Handyman Won’t Tell You (But Every Homeowner Should Know)

How to find the most trustworthy handyman for the job, the household things you can fix yourself… >>

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8 Tricks You Can Try to Remove Scratches From Furniture

A gouge or scratch will spoil the look of a tabletop. Dust the affected area and clean it with a… >>

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35 Things Every Homeowner Must Know to Save Money and Prevent Big Screw-Ups

Protect your biggest investment, make smarter decisions, and avoid costly mistakes. >>

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Radon Testing and the 7 Key Things Every Homeowner Should Know

Radon testing is the only way to know whether your home has high levels of radon, a radioactive gas… >>

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10 Tricks to Thaw Frozen Pipes (So They Don’t Burst and Wreck Your House)

A little ice can tear open a water supply line. That’s bad enough, but the real disaster often… >>

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Cut Home Heating Costs: 10 Tricks Savvy Homeowners Do

In most homes, especially older ones, sealing air leaks is the easiest, most efficient place to… >>

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14 Ways Every Homeowner Should Prepare for a Power Outage

Due to an aging power grid, power outages are more common than they used to be. And things won’t… >>

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Freezing at Home? 7 Simple Things You Can Do to Heat Up a Cold Room

Some rooms are always cold in winter, some rooms get cold occasionally, and some that have never… >>

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You Can Save It! How to Fix 8 Things You Care About

From yellowing photos to accidentally deleted computer files, find surprising and easy fixes for… >>

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13+ Secrets Home Inspectors Won’t Tell You

Before you hire a home inspector, read some of their little-known secrets. >>

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13 Secrets About Bedbugs, Termites, and Other Creepy Pests

Get the inside scoop from pest control on what you should know before making an appointment and how… >>

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8 Ways to Go Green Without Even Noticing

Going green is easier than you think! Try these simple switches today for a more eco-friendly… >>

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4 New Smart Locks That Will Revolutionize Home Security

These four devices will transform your home into the smartest house on the block. >>

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Household Pests? 10 No-Chemical Ways to Get Rid of Them

To discourage pests around your house without using chemicals, try these 10 environmentally… >>

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How to Sell Your House: 5 Tips to Take the Best Photos

Thinking about selling your home? These easy-to-follow photography tips will give it the best… >>

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How to Remove Wallpaper: 6 Top Tips

So you want to remove wallpaper? It may seem scary, but if you follow our tips and easy how-to… >>

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How Happy Homeowners Think

Believe it: Home improvement can come from within. Here, the simple ways homeowners find peace with… >>

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How to Fix 11 Common Lawn Problems

Improve your grass when it comes to weeds, bare patches, mushrooms, seasonal swamp, and more. >>

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Like New: 8 Common Garden and Home Repairs You Can Do Yourself

Save time and money by using household items for common repairs, like a torn window screen or leaky… >>

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16 Surprising Uses for Toothpicks

Think toothpicks are only good for picking teeth or checking cake? Think again. Check out these… >>