Home Improvement

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There are thousands of species of ants worldwide, but only a few that you might encounter in your home. Here are a some species you can probably identify in your own kitchen!

Self-cleaning public toilets are already a common sight in European cities, but exactly how do they work?

Don't wait until there are storms in the forecast to get prepared. Gather the 10 must-have items for your storm survival kit now.

It's time to increase your living space, but you've run out of room in your home. So, head to the great outdoors. Your outdoor space can provide a lot of usable square footage.

Fleas and ticks can do a number on your pets and your home. There are things you can do to prevent them, but if you've got them, you'll have to work a little bit harder.

Termites can wreak havoc on a home, so you should always be on the lookout for an infestation. But what should you look for?

As more and more people are utilizing their outdoor spaces, many are starting to look the same. Do something unique to your outdoor space to really wow your friends and family.

While most '50s and '60s imaginings of future architecture didn't pan out, there are some futuristic-looking modern buildings that fit the bill. We'll show you some amazing examples of "future-tecture" in this gallery.

It may seem like a no-brainer but there is actually a science to keeping your toilet bowl clean. We'll flush away the mystery.

Cleaning the bathroom is a very dirty -- and sometimes -- gross job. But with the right tools, you can finish the job in the blink of an eye!

Houses today are built by construction crews and can take months. In the future, houses could be built in a day by robotic technology. Check out our Incredible Homes of the Future pictures!

Building a green hospital helps keep the trees, the birds, the squirrels, the patients, the employees and even the hospital's bottom line healthy, too. So how do they do it?

Most people think of a prefab home as a small, rectangular-shaped box dropped on a concrete slab foundation out in the middle of nowhere. But these aren't your grandfather's prefab houses.

Planning to run your house completely on solar power requires considerable financial, mental and emotional investments. Are you ready to go off the grid?

Granite countertops make lovely additions to any home, but they can become unsightly if you don't know how to clean them. Luckily, we have ways to help.

It's not uncommon for your bathroom to occasionally have bad odors. But when you smell sewage, that's usually not a good sign.

For most of us, the toilet is a simple, white, porcelain thing we don't think much about. But for others, it's literally a throne, and some are made of gold and crystals.

As concern grows over the use of natural resources, many people look to major corporations to set an example for energy efficiency. Which companies make an effort to work in green environments?

The deck is the perfect outdoor entertaining space in any home. But what happens when furniture and house guests take up too much space? It's time to stretch that deck out a little.

During a major remodel, there are few things that matter more than your sanity. Such a drastic shift in daily life can be stressful -- how do you deal with it?

Choosing the right person to make major changes to you home can be daunting. How do you know where to start when you're looking for a remodeler?

If you study a brick wall, it looks simple enough. It's just a stack of bricks and some mortar to hold everything together, right? The job takes a bit more experience than you'd think.

Fifty years ago, people's concept of "homes of the future" was something like this, a far cry from how modern homes really turned out. So will future homes finally meet our wildest futuristic expectations? We make our own predictions in this article.

As steel framing becomes more common in modern homes, DIY homeowners are facing new decorating challenges. We'll dish on everything from drilling through metal to drywall anchors in this article.

Move over, Gaudi, Gehry and Wright. There are some new architectural players on the scene, and they're shaping our world in unique and innovative ways.