House and Components

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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    What To Know About Portable Saunas

    A portable sauna is a convenient, more affordable way to bring the rejuvenating qualities of the sauna experience to your home, yard or campground.

    The 8 Best Gas Fire Pit Tables

    Gas fire pit tables enhance your outdoor living space while taking the chill off cool summer dining or brisk fall...


    9 Ways To Decorate a Small Front Porch

    Your porch doesn't have to be big to be beautiful. Give that small space a makeover with inspiration from these...


    How to Plan and Build an Outdoor Kitchen

    Design and construct the outdoor cooking center of your dreams.


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    These Stylish and Tough Stoggles Safety Glasses Are Family Handyman Approved

    Whether you work in the trades or you're a DIY enthusiast, safety glasses are an essential tool. Recently I picked...

    10 Stylish Outdoor Kitchen Bar Ideas

    Looking to up your outdoor entertainment game? An outdoor kitchen bar is the perfect place to gather, cook and serve...


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    The Family Handyman Approved Ryobi Cordless Tire Inflator Is a Worthy Addition to Your Garage

    Air compressors require a lot of work if you only need them for a minute or two to top off...

    One Tip for Major Appliances In Your Home

    You use these appliances every day, but you've probably never tried these handy tricks.


    15 Tips and Tricks for Faucets and Sinks

    Fight bad odors, stains and other issues with these handy tips for cleaning and maintaining your sinks and faucets.


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    Give Your Bathroom a New Look with Family Handyman Approved Aura Bath & Spa Paint

    Remodels can be costly and become drawn out. But if you're looking for a quick way to breath new life...


    10 Tips For Cleaning and Maintaining Your Toilet

    No one likes cleaning a toilet, but these maintenance tips will at least make the process a little easier —...

    How To Light Your Home: 10 Types of Light Fixtures

    Upgrading or choosing new light fixtures for your home? This guide will give you the rundown of all of the...


    8 Best Carport Kits

    Keep your car safe from the elements with a carport kit. They're available in a range of sizes, and most...


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    This Family Handyman Approved Paint Brush Makes Cutting in Easy

    Looking for a sleek paint brush that can be used with any paint or stain?  Look no further than the...


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    1 Minute Fix for Oven Door That Doesn’t Close All the Way

    Our appliance repair expert shares one of his favorite fixes. It's quick, easy and requires no tools!


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    Breathe Easier with the Family Handyman Approved Honeywell True HEPA Air Purifier

    Concerned about indoor air quality? We tried this Honeywell air purifier and had excellent results.

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    8 IKEA Billy Bookcase Alternatives

    Can't find a Billy Bookcase? Don't fret — there are options.


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    The Best Outdoor Gas Fire Pits for Your Backyard

    An outdoor gas fire pit makes it possible to gather friends and family outdoors, even on chilly nights, all without...


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    10 Bathroom Mirror Ideas

    Switch out your builder-grade mirror with one of these fabulous DIY and store-bought bathroom mirror ideas!


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    Guide To Kitchen Cabinet Materials

    Kitchen cabinets should look great and operate properly for decades. Learn about the different kinds available so you can choose...


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    What Is a P-Trap?

    Curious about P-traps, how they function and what to look for when you buy one? Here's what you need to...


    The 6 Best Wipe-On Wood Finishes

    The ease of application and breathtaking results make wipe-on wood finishes beloved by pro and beginner woodworkers alike. These are...


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    What To Know About Rerouting a Water Shutoff Valve

    Where's that water shutoff valve when you need it? Avoid flooding disasters and make repairs easier by putting it where...


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    What To Know About Reclaimed Wood Flooring

    Reclaimed wood flooring is ecologically smart and offers a way to own a part of history. It's a more practical...

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    10 Outdoor Kitchen Design Ideas

    It's time to get outside and cook! Let these outdoor kitchen ideas inspire you to create your own outdoor cooking...


    How to Install a Dog Door

    Here's an easy project for a neophyte DIYer.


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    Slow-Filling Washer? How To Check (and Replace) the Water Fill Valve

    If your water inlet screens are clean, it's likely time to replace the water fill valve. You can do it...


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    The Best Engineered Wood Flooring Options

    Engineered wood flooring provides the attractive, natural look of hardwood, without the high cost and challenging installation.


    I Tried a Smart Showerhead and Completely Upgraded my Shower

    The Hai Smart Showerhead is a modern take on a bathroom necessity. But does it change the way we shower?...


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    10 Plant Stands You and Your Indoor Plants Will Love

    Houseplants are having a moment in a big way, and this collection of must-have indoor plant stands celebrates the best...