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A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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    7 Best Washer and Dryers for an Apartment in 2023

    If you have the option, an apartment washer and dryer is a game changer. No more schlepping and paying for each load at the communal machines!

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    Spiders in Your Basement? Here’s How to Get Rid of Them and Keep Them Out

    Spiders and basements; with one comes the other. If spiders in your basement are too close for comfort, keep them...


    How to Reverse Cabinet Doors for a Free DIY Kitchen Upgrade

    Want to spruce up your kitchen cabinets in a way that's fast, easy, and nearly free? Check out this TikTok...


    Backlit Kitchen Counter Tops Are the Trendiest Kitchen Look Right Now

    Want to make your kitchen look great and work better for night snacking? Consider a backlit kitchen counter. Learn all...


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    How To Fix an Air Conditioner That’s Leaking Water Inside

    Air conditioners generate water which should go outside. If it's dripping inside, it could ruin your walls and floor. Here's...

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    How To Disinfect Hardwood Floors

    Hardwood floors are elegant and durable. They can also harbor germs. Use these expert tips to disinfect your hardwood floors.


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    How To Ground an Ungrounded Outlet

    Improve electrical safety in your home by grounding or replacing old two-prong ungrounded outlets.

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    Will a Ventless Washer/Dryer Combo Work for You?

    Ventless washer-dryer combos save energy, are easier on your clothes and can be installed anywhere. Still, they aren't for everyone.


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    This Toilet Paper Storage Hack Is Genius in Small Bathrooms

    A little strange? Maybe. Game-changing? Definitely.


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    How to Make a Simple Coat Rack

    Take advantage of a free afternoon in the woodshop to create this timeless, Craftsman-style coat
    rack.


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    How to Build a Key Rack For Your Wall

    If you're always misplacing your keys, wallet or sunglasses, this handy key rack is the perfect project for you.


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    How to Build a Wooden Clothing Rack

    Is your closet overflowing with clothes? You can build this practical and stylish clothing rack in a day by following...


    These Are the Bedroom Paint Colors You Should Avoid

    Here are the bedroom paint colors to avoid if you're looking to give your space a facelift—and the shades you...


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    7 Built-In Storage Ideas for Small Homes

    Feeling cramped in your apartment or small house? These built-in storage ideas will free up space and help your cut...


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    Why It Might Be Time to Stop Using Your Vintage Corelle Dinnerware

    If you have a set of Corelle dinnerware from before 2005, then this is a must-read.

    Clean Your Pans the Right Way with the Scrub Daddy Power Paste

    TikTok users are going crazy for the cleaning power of the Scrub Daddy Power Paste. It’s a superstar...


    Laundry Detergent Sheets to Make Everything Smell Fresh

    The days of excessive plastic packaging are coming to an end with the help of these companies and eco-friendly laundry...


    6 Best Shoe Bench Finds for Your Entryway

    Get your family's footwear under control! We found the best shoe bench for dirty boots, tying shoelaces, and keeping your...


    The 5 Best Towel Warmers to Add a Spa-Like Feel to Your Bathroom

    Pamper yourself with a towel warmer, like a towel rail or bucket, that heats towels for a warm, spa-like welcome...


    I Tried Slobproof Touch-Up Paint Pens From Amazon to Fix Chips in My Walls

    Make your space look new again with the help of a refillable touch-up paint pen, like this option...


    The 5 Best Brooms for Any Mess That Life Throws Your Way

    Whether you're cleaning inside or out, chasing pet hair or dust mites or facing spilled flour, these best brooms provide...


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    Make Your Home Stand Out with These Ideas from ‘Saturday Morning Projects’

    With guests coming to visit, there's no better time to improve the curb appeal of your home. Here are some...


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    How to Fix the Most Common Air Conditioning Repairs Yourself

    Our experts explain how to repair the most common causes of central air conditioning service failures.


    Over 15,000 Shoppers Use This Showerhead to Clean Their Showers (and It’s on Sale)

    We use showerheads to clean ourselves—why not upgrade to a showerhead that also cleans your bathroom?

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    8 Small Apartment Living Room Ideas

    Transform your small apartment living room with these space-saving ideas.


    How To Disinfect a Mattress

    You and your mattress are pretty close, but when was the last time you disinfected it? A pro shows you...



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    What To Know About Grey Water

    Conserve water and save money while helping your landscaping thrive. Here's what to know about grey water systems.


    How to Use Dryer Sheets to Clean Toilets in No Time Flat

    Here's a TikTok cleaning hack everyone needs to know.


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    New HVAC System Cost: How Much Is It?

    A new HVAC system is not a trivial investment. We asked an HVAC pro to fill us in on likely...