DIY Projects & Ideas

  1. DIY Plumbing Equipment Tool Kit: Find Out Everything You Need
    wrenches, pipes, valves and pipe adhesives

    Did you know you can create a basic handyman tool kit at home? With several basic plumbing tools, you can skip unnecessary calls to a plumber. While some tasks still require professional help, many are simple enough to do on your own. This guide will

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  2. Tankless vs. Tank Water Heater: The Ultimate Showdown
    man making notes about hot water tank

    When you want to take a shower, you need hot water. That hot water is a key component of your home, and you need a water heater to avoid surprises in the shower or at the

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  3. DIY Toilet Repair: How to Fix Any Toilet Issue
    Man fixing common DIY toilet issues

    Trying to find a plumber today can be difficult. There may be fewer plumbers in rural areas, and the demand for their services is high in urban areas. What is the typical cost to fix a toilet? Homeowners spend an average of $250 having a professional

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  4. Winter Home Maintenance Checklist
    Winter project checklist
    Monthly Project Checklist

    COMPLETE YOUR WINTER TO-DO LIST WITH THIS HELPFUL GUIDE

    1. Prep Your Home for Winter

    Chase the chill and save with these energy-efficient tips.

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  5. 5 Ways to Recycle or Reuse Your Christmas Tree
    Discarded Christmas trees by trash

    There’s just something about having a live Christmas tree that seems natural and makes a house feel like the holidays. But at the end of the season, many people unceremoniously toss their tree in the trash to end up in the landfill. What a waste! Many c

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  6. Winter Tips For Feeding Backyard Birds
    Birds eating from bird feeder in winter

    Not all birds fly south for the winter. Many species stick around as long as fresh water and food are made available. Make your backyard the local bird dining destination during wintertime and your whole family can enjoy bird watching even during the

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  7. How to Prevent or Thaw Frozen Pipes
    Frozen garden hose and connector in winter

    During the winter, pipes can often freeze and then burst, leading to expensive repairs. However, bursting pipes are a nightmare that you can avoid by taking a few preventative measures. Taking the

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  8. How to Paint a Room Like a Pro
    Hunter green room with blue chair and orange accent pillow

    If this is your first time painting a room you're in luck. It's a great project for any novice do-it-yourselfer. With the right tools and advice, you can give any room in your home an instant update without spending a lot of time or money.

    Step

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  9. Painting Ideas for Kids’ Rooms
    Mom and son having fun painting room

    If any rooms in the house call for imaginative spin, it’s your children’s. Take advantage of the opportunity and create the perfect personal hideaway that your kids will love. Not sure exactly how to start? Keep reading for some decorative

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  10. 7 Ideas for a Quick Bathroom Makeover
    Renovated bathroom with new cabintes

    Nothing decreases the value and appeal of your home like an outdated bathroom, but you don’t have to break the bank to complete a bathroom makeover. Some paint, a new vanity and faucet, and a few decorating and design ideas can give your bathroom

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  11. Storage Ideas for Small Rooms
    Small kitchen organized with wall-mounted shelves, drawers, and pegs

    Small homes or apartments can make storing all of your belongings a difficult task. Sometimes you have to think unconventionally and make use of the unused space in your home to come up with storage solutions. Here are some tips on how to find more storage

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  12. Laundry Room Organization Ideas
    Little kid opening cabinet in laundry room

    When storage space in your home is minimal, your belongings often end up stacked and stowed in places like the laundry room. Because of its utilitarian nature, this room often becomes a prime place for storage when space has been maximized in other areas.

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  13. 6 Storage Ideas When You Have No Closet Space
    Hallway organized with clothes rack, shoe organizer, and shelf
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  14. Tips & Hacks For Holiday Decoration Storage
    Christmas ornaments stored in sturdy container

    Decorating is one of the most enjoyable things about the holidays. Having your decorations organized at the beginning of the season and at the end when putting everything away makes you more likely to remain in good cheer. Here are some great tips and

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  15. 5 Garage Storage & Organization Tips
    Organized garage with storage on shelves

    Garages often seem to be the catchall location for stuff that needs to be stored. If your car stays outside because you have too many belongings hoarded in the garage, get it organized now by following a few simple steps.

    Step 1: Purge Your Garage

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  16. How to Install a Programmable Thermostat
    Smart home thermostat installed in modern house

    A programmable thermostat is a great investment for your home. It allows your HVAC system to regulate temperature settings automatically, making adjustments for different times of the day or night. This can save you a great deal of money on utility bills.

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  17. How to Get Rid of Rodents
    Mouse approaching cheese in trap

    Not only are rodents a source of aggravation for many homeowners, but they also spread disease. If they find a way into your home and find food or a place to nest and you don't take care of the problem, you can bet they'll visit more often and quite possibly

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  18. How to Protect Your Landscape from Road Salt
    Bushes by street covered in snow and salt

    It's the perennial winter tug-of-war: How do you make snow- and ice-covered walkways safe while protecting your landscape from harmful deicers and road salt? Salt and other ice-removal compounds can be very hard on the grass and shrubbery adjacent to

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