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.
How to Clean Your Dryer Vent
10 Awesome Uses for Duct Tape
Pressure Washing: An Oh So Satisfying Clean
Owning an Old House: Charming Love Affair or Expensive Money Pit?
How to Waterproof Your Basement
10 Home Repairs That Can Seriously Break the Bank
Should I hire someone to install my carpeting?
What do you need to know when choosing carpet?
Does One Dripping Faucet Really Prevent Frozen Pipes?
What causes pipes to burst when they freeze?
Fresher Air Indoors May Lessen the Spread of Coronavirus
Closing Your Bedroom Door at Night Could Save Your Life
How to Prepare for a Hurricane
Electric Heat Pumps: Existing Tech for Energy-efficient Future
Why Electric Fireplaces Are Hot
Should You Turn Your Heat Down When You're Not Home?
Painter's Tape vs. Masking Tape: What's the Difference?
Can I Use Interior Paint for Exterior Surfaces?
10 Tools You Need to Paint Your Home's Exterior
How to Texture Walls
Not Your Grandmother's Wallpaper: The Return of Wallpaper
Dining Room Wall Buffet
How to Hang Curtains
How to Shorten Blinds
How to Hang a Window Scarf
How we heat and cool the buildings we live and work in is important to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The good news is the tech already exists: electric heat pumps that are three to four times more efficient than furnaces.
You may have never cleaned out your dryer vent before but there are many reasons why you should. Plus, it's pretty easy to do. We'll show you how.
Indoor air quality expert Shelly Miller tells you exactly how to recirculate fresh air through your home so you can add one more tool in your arsenal to protect your family from coronavirus.
Whether it's getting rid of a wart, protecting your boots from the elements or crafting roses, duct tape is up to the challenge. Duct tape even played a supporting role on the Apollo 13 lunar mission.
Two of the most commonly used tape products on the market are painter's tape and masking tape, but they shouldn't be used interchangeably. We'll explain why.
By Katie Carman
Old houses have an undeniable charm, but there are inherent issues that can turn an older property into an emotional and financial nightmare for an owner. Knowing what to watch for can be the key.
When temperatures drop below freezing, homeowners are advised to leave one tap dripping overnight. But does this advice hold up, or is it kind of leaky?
The 'Close Before You Doze' campaign is on a mission to get you to sleep with your bedroom doors closed. Why? Fire safety.
There's just something about sitting in front of a fire that soothes the soul. And electric fireplaces make whiling the hours away in front of those flickering flames as simple as flipping a switch.
By Wendy Bowman
Meteorologists have hurricane prediction down to a science, so preparedness should be the same thing too. Find out how to be ready if the big one's coming.
Pressure washing can be so satisfying on some primal level, but the right equipment makes all the difference. And remember, safety first.
Drywall can withstand only limited abuse. We'll tell you how to repair small and large holes that inevitably occur from years of wear and tear.
Many people instinctively turn on a light outside their homes when they're going to be out in hopes of stopping people from breaking in. But interviews with burglars tell a different story about what really deters them.
By Dave Roos
When it rains, it pours. And when that rain pours into your basement, that's bad news. But there are ways to keep that rain out. We'll tell you how.
Is one gallon of paint the same as the next? Not really. Find out if you can use that interior latex you fell in love with on the outside of your house, too.
Painting the outside of your house can seem pretty daunting, but you can save a lot of money doing it yourself. This article will give you the tools to get started.
By Dave Roos
It takes more than a can of paint and a brush or roller to paint the outside of your house. Here are some other must-have tools to make the job look more professional.
Your home is your castle, but unlike a castle, it probably requires a couple of coats of paint now and again. How frequent should your paint jobs be, and why?
Summer doesn't seem as fun when you have an endless exterior house-painting job looming over you. To make it more enjoyable, let's play a game where we predict the house-painting mistakes you're about to make.
The middle of an emergency is a lousy time to realize that fire extinguishers are more than a point-and-shoot proposition. Think you could manage one that you lob at the local inferno?
As you leave home on a winter morning, you may wonder whether to turn off your heat, turn it down or let it maintain a cozy temperature. Which will save the most energy and money? The answer might surprise you.
By Chris Opfer
If you live in an apartment building, you're sure to see a sign put up by management to keep your faucet dripping when the weather report forecasts freezing temperatures. But why is that? How does a dripping tap keep pipes from bursting?
Most expensive home repairs come from items we don't pay attention to every day – like the roof or foundation. And yet, routine maintenance is often very cheap. Which items should you focus on most to avoid costly replacements and repairs later?
By Dave Roos
Add tile to your kitchen backsplash to make a big impact without spending a lot of time (or money!).
Understanding the required care of various countertop materials is an important part of deciding which one to purchase.