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.

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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.

By John Perritano

What words come to mind when you think of metal-studded furniture? Antique? Expensive? Not necessarily. Thanks to a new DIY trend, adding some sophisticated-looking studs to your decor is easier (and cheaper!) than you'd think.

By Shanna Freeman

Repair your Christmas lights can help you green you holiday. Read this article to learn more.

By Collin Dunn, Planet Green

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Your garage is probably the most inefficient room of your house, but it doesn't have to be that way! Learn more about the top 7 ways to improve the energy efficiency of your garage.

By Eric J. Leech, Planet Green

You might be surprised at the tricks burglars can use to sneak inside your home. Not because they're so cunning, but because they're really quite simple. What should you be on the lookout for?

By Denise Harrison

Stains can be tricky to paint over, but it can be done. You'll need to do the proper prep and pick the right paint to get a professional look.

By Sara Elliott

The VOC content of paint is listed on the front of the can, but that number may not be telling the whole story.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can make you dizzy and give you a headache. How long will these gross gasses hang out after you're done painting?

By Emilie Sennebogen

To pick a lock you'll need some picks (or paper clips) and a tension wrench. Learn what lock-picking tools you need to pick a lock in this article.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

You'd like to build a mantel shelf above your fireplace. Learn how to build a mantel shelf from this article.

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Drywall screws pop out due to shrinking and warping of the wood behind them. Learn why drywall screws pop out from this article.

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Natural products such as vinegar can be used to safely separate substances that are stuck together by breaking their adhesive bonds. Learn more about how vinegar removes adhesives from plastic.

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You need to choose sandpaper grit size according to the material you're preparing to prime. Learn more about what sandpaper grit you should use before priming from this article.

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When you're shopping for a carpet, it's important that you calculate the R-value, the carpet's thermal resistance rating. Find out what R-value is in this article.

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Consider padding, price, maintenance, appearance and "greenness" when choosing a carpet. Find out what you need to know when choosing a carpet in this article.

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There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to hire professionals to install your carpeting or to do it yourself. Find out whether you should call on professional carpet installers in this article.

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What's the best way to apply vapor barrier in an inside wall on a house with cement brick exterior walls?

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You just finished painting your house and now want to remove all the paint that splattered on the windows. This article will give you some suggestions about how to remove paint from glass.

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If the scratch in your glass isn't too deep, you may be able to remove it by buffing and polishing the glass. Learn about how to remove scratches from glass in this article.

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Lately you have been noticing water on the floor around the toilet, and suspect the toilet flange may need replacing. Learn how to replace a toilet flange from this article.

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You've noticed that the sidewalk in front of your house has gaps between the slabs of concrete, and you'd like to replace the concrete expansion joints that were once there. Learn how to replace concrete expansion joints in this article.

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Reupholstering a couch involves removing the old fabric, cutting and attaching new fabric, and making cushion covers. Learn how to reupholster a couch in this article.

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You want to keep bats out of your house, but don't know how to do it. Learn about how to keep bats out of your house in this article.

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Make sure that your decks and piers stand tall and last the winter by learning how to pour concrete footings. Learn about how to pour concrete footings in this article.

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When you know how to prevent acid rain pollution you know how to do your part for the environment. Learn about how to prevent acid rain pollution in this article.

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