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  1. How to Repair Cracks in Concrete

    Caulk fixing concrete crack

    The wear and tear from foot traffic and the elements takes its toll on walkways and driveways. Concrete can start to crack and crumble, looking unsightly and presenting a potential tripping hazard. Follow these steps to repair cracks in your concrete

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  2. How to Install a Mailbox

    Mailbox installed in front yard along sidewalk

    Putting in a post-mount mailbox is a simple way to add to your home's curb appeal and to put your personal stamp on your property.

    Step 1: Choose a Post-Mount Mailbox

    Before you begin, contact your local post office to check mailbox

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  3. How to Repair or Replace Exterior Wood Trim

    Stone ranch with white trimmed window

    Wood trim around exterior windows and doors can begin to wear, warp and rot over time. This can not only look bad, but trim in disrepair can allow water to get underneath and create further damage. While the elements will take their toll, you can make

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  4. 4 Rules to Boost Your Curb Appeal

    Curb appeal from home maintenance and landscaping

    There are simple, economical ways to add color and interest that will instantly boost curb appeal. You can clean your fence, mailbox, door and house numbers, hang window boxes packed with colorful flowers and plant ground cover under trees. But if you

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  5. How to Weather Strip Windows & Doors

    Sealing window with foam tape

    A drafty home is also an inefficient home. To conserve energy and make your home more comfortable, it helps to keep cold and warm air where they belong by applying weather stripping

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  6. 7 Tips to Winterize Your Home's Interior

    Insulated home in winter snow

    Winter is coming and it's time to prepare your home for the coming chill. There are a few things you can do to help take the bite out of what lies ahead. Sealing leaks in windows and doors and checking your furnace, water heater and chimney will help

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  7. How to Install a Window AC Unit

    Air conditioner installed in window

    If your home doesn't have central air conditioning, you don't have to sweat it out all summer long. Window-mounted air conditioners cool, circulate and dehumidify the air to make your home

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  8. How to Choose a Furnace Filter

    Replacing furnace filter

    Furnace filters help keep your HVAC system’s parts clean and running efficiently while also scrubbing the air that the system blows throughout your home. You can prolong the life of your heating and air conditioning components and breathe easy by periodically r

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  9. How to Clean & Maintain a Furnace

    Installing clean filter to maintain furnace

    Once a year you should take some time to perform a checkup on your natural gas furnace. Routine maintenance and cleaning will help you ward off the cold, keep heating bills low and make your home more energy-efficient. You can also save money by doing

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  10. How to Insulate Your Attic

    Attic insulation keeping house warm

    If you feel that your home heating and cooling costs are going through the roof, it could be that your attic needs to be better insulated. Proper attic insulation can make your home more cost- and energy-efficient by keeping warm and cool air where it

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  11. Interior Car Detailing in 6 Quick Steps

    Vacuuming front car seat

    While the condition of your car’s exterior usually makes the first impression, you don’t want to neglect its interior. A good rule of thumb is to keep the inside of your car just as clean and tidy as the inside of your home. To do this, start making int

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  12. How to Change Your Car's Oil

    Pouring new oil into car engine

    The most important routine maintenance you can perform on your vehicle is to change the oil regularly. You don't have to rely on quick-lube shops or mechanics. You can do it yourself, save money and get it done right. Keep reading to find out how.

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  13. Exterior Car Detailing in 6 Quick Steps

    Cleaning car tire with soapy sponge

    Outside of your home, your car is probably your most important investment. It takes a year-round beating from general wear and the elements. This wear and tear will show if you don’t regularly care for and maintain it. Whether it’s cleaning, waxing or

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  14. How to Replace Your Cabinet Hardware

    Renovated kitchen with new faucet and sink

    If you want to refresh your kitchen or bath but don't have the time or money to spend on a complete overhaul, try replacing old, outdated cabinet hardware. These may seem like small changes, but the effect they can have on your kitchen and bath's appeal

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  15. How to Fix a Toilet: Easy Repairs

    Fixed toilet in bathroom

    Is your toilet not functioning properly? Maybe it flushes poorly, runs continuously or leaks water? Fortunately, most problems are fixable. Best of all, you can repair them yourself.

    Quick Fixes

    Jiggling the handle might work for a while,

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  16. How to Fix a Leaky Showerhead or Shower Faucet

    Spraying water from leaky shower head

    A leaky, dripping showerhead is not only annoying, it wastes water. Before you call in a professional, this fairly common household problem may be relatively simple to fix by yourself (depending on the cause of the problem).

    How to Fix a Showerhead

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  17. How to Regrout Bathroom Tile

    Regrouting bathroom tile on shower wall

    Whether you’re remodeling your entire bathroom or just painting, replacing fixtures and adding accents, when it comes to completing your bathroom’s new look, your attention to detail makes all the difference.

    Making sure the grout that binds you

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  18. How to Install a Bathroom Exhaust Fan

    Water condensation on steamy shower walls

    When you step out of the shower are the walls and other bathroom surfaces covered with condensation? Over time, this moisture and humidity can make paint begin to peel, cabinets and doors can warp and even mold can start to prosper in corners. You can

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  19. How to Lay Bathroom Tile

    Laying colorful tile on bathroom floor

    If your bathroom tile is outdated, cracking or otherwise unappealing, there’s no need to pay someone to replace it. It’s something any DIY-er can do with the right tools and know-how. Keep reading to learn how to lay bathroom tile on your bathroom flo

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  20. How to Install Bathroom Safety Grab Bars

    Elderly person holding bathroom safety grab bar

    Step 1: Position the Safety Grab Bar

    Decide on the best position and location to install a safety grab bar or multiple bars in your bathroom, depending on your

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  21. How to Fix a Sticking Door

    Screwing door hinge to fix sticking door

    A door that sticks is a nuisance, but not one that can’t be remedied if you take the time to figure out why it’s happening and then apply a fix. Whether it’s humidity, a settling house or hinges that need some care, you can fix a sticking door using these

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  22. How to Caulk a Shower or Bathtub

    Man caulking bathtub with caulk gun

    The caulk in and around your bathtub or shower doesn’t last forever. At some point, you have to replace the caulk to keep the wall, tub and tile joints sealed and watertight. There is no need to call in a handyman—it’s something most DIYers can accom

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  23. How to Clean Tile Grout

    Cleaning bathroom tile grout with toothbrush

    Nothing makes a tile floor or wall look grungy like dirty tile grout. Although tile surfaces may be cleaned often, buildup of dirt, debris and mildew can collect in the porous surface of tile grout over time and cause discoloration. Take time to periodically

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  24. Eco-Friendly Bathroom Updates

    Eco-friendly bathroom with wood vanity and plants

    If you’re thinking of going green around your home, the bathroom is an ideal place to start. Because much of the water used in your home flows through here, installing low-flow fixtures conserves water and helps you save money on your water bill. But g

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