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Home & Garden | Home Improvement

Home improvement is much easier when you are well-informed. Learn about home improvement, home safety and home maintenance.

Carpet

Carpet

Carpet samples, sizes, textures and patterns can be confusing even to a seasoned homeowner. Get tips in these articles. See more »

Construction

Construction

Construction is happening all around the world. Construction may bother people but without it, none of the world's great cities would exist. Gain an appreciation for construction by learning about the planning, materials and projects involved. See more »

Home DIY

Home DIY

Whether you're fixing a broken pipe or installing new cabinets, home DIY is an important aspect of living in a house. Check out these home DIY articles. See more »

Remodeling

Remodeling

Remodeling a home can be a daunting task, but you can do many remodeling projects yourself. Optimize your results and stay safe with the ideas and projects in these articles. See more »

Home Innovations

Home Innovations

Keeping up with the Jones' has never been easier with all the new gadgets and gizmos out there. Check out this home innovations section and you'll be way ahead of the pack. See more »

Home Office

Home Office

A home office should suit your needs, be based on plans and include workspaces that make sense. Learn how to plan, outfit and maintain a home office. See more »

Home Styles

Home Styles

Home styles include prefab houses, houseboats, historic district homes and more. Learn all about various home styles and find out which type fits you best. See more »

Household Hints & Tips

Household Hints & Tips

Keep your home clean and clutter-free with these household hints and tips. See more »

Outdoor Living

Outdoor Living

Outdoor living includes swimming pools, solar yard lights, bug zappers and more. Learn all about outdoor living and how to enjoy your backyard. See more »

Tools & Materials

Tools & Materials

Any home improvement endeavor will be simpler with good home improvement tools and materials. Become familiar with home improvement tools and materials. See more »

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