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  1. 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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  2. 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    If your bathroom tile is outdated, cracking or otherwise unappealing, there’s no need to pay someone to replace it.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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  3. How to Install Bathroom Safety Grab Bars

    Person holding bathroom safety grab bar

    Showers, tubs and toilets can be slippery when bathroom areas are wet and everyone could use a hand safely getting in and out of the bath sometimes. Install a “grab” bar this weekend and get a grip on bathroom safety.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Proper Tool Maintenance

    Workshop with clean, organized tools

    If you take care of your tools, they will return the favor. Proper care and routine maintenance of your hand tools and power tools makes any home improvement or repair project easier, safer and more successful. Proper tool care

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  9. How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

    Clean white bed sheets free of bed bugs

    Bed bugs have made a resurgence in recent years and can be a serious nuisance in your home. Don’t panic. They are small and hard to see, but often leave telltale signs they’re around. Learn how to find bed bugs, get rid of them and prevent them from inf

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  10. How to Repair Basement Leaks

    Leaky concrete basement

    The basement is the foundation of your home, so rightfully you worry if you see moisture on walls or floors. If not taken care of, it can spell major problems.

    Don't panic if you have a leak. You can waterproof your basement to dry it up and hold

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  11. How to Insulate Basement Walls

    Installing thick insulation in basement walls

    Your basement could be costing you money. Because concrete, stone and other foundation materials are poor insulators, you're most likely losing heat — and the energy you pay for to heat your home — through your basement walls. Adding insulation can kee

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  12. How to Waterproof Your Basement

    Waterproofing concrete basement

    One of the most frustrating problems faced by homeowners is the constant battle against wet basement walls. Luckily, basement waterproofing is a DIY project you can finish with a little time and effort.

    Waterproofing protects basement walls and

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  13. How to Install a Water Garden

    Backyard water garden with lush foliage

    You can create a serene setting in your yard by adding an outdoor water garden. This affordable home project adds value to your home, creates a relaxing oasis for you and is a natural habitat for plants and animals.

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  14. 4 Ways to Keep Pets Safe from Holiday Hazards

    Cat pawing at ornament in Christmas tree

    There’s a lot going on during the holidays, with decorating, gifting and cooking. Don’t let pets get lost in the shuffle — keep pet-proofing top of mind while you prepare for the festivities. You can’t watch them every second of the season, but you can

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  15. Halloween Safety Tips for Kids & Parents

    Kids trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes

    Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for kids and adults alike. But with great fun comes great responsibility to keep it safe. Whether you need tips on costumes and trick-or-treating safety or want to decorate your home with care, here are

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  16. Fall Yard Cleanup & Lawn Maintenance

    Removing dead leaves from fall landscaping

    Summer is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your lawn and garden work ethic. If you want a vibrant and healthy lawn and garden in the spring, there is plenty of lawn maintenance left to do before winter arrives.

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  17. How to Remove Dog Spots from Your Lawn

    Dog inspecting yellow spot on lawn

    The unsightly yellow or brown spots on your otherwise lush, green lawn often are the work of man’s best friend, whether it’s your dog or a neighbor’s. While it’s true that once you see the dog lawn spots, it’s too late to prevent that damage, you can t

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  18. How to Get Rid of Garden Slugs

    Slug damaging garden vegetables

    Slugs that live in your garden are there because you’ve helpfully supplied them with an abundant food source. But don’t blame yourself — learn how to control slugs and prevent them from damaging your crops by knowing how to spot the damage they cause

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  19. 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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  20. Get Rid of Ants: Inside and Out

    Ants crawling under door crack

    Ants are everywhere. And, for the most part, they're beneficial to the natural order of things. But when you experience an ant invasion and their numbers become too large in your yard, garden or home, they can become quite a nuisance. Keep the ant population

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  21. Control Garden Pests

    Japanese beetle destroying garden

    An appealing garden is always sure to attract attention. However, sometimes that means there will be unwanted interest from insects and animals. To keep your garden healthy and productive, follow the simple steps below to control even the most stubborn

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  22. Choose the Right Insect Repellent

    Spraying insect repellent on body outside

    Insects can put a damper on outdoor fun when they appear in large numbers. They can be more than a nuisance, though. Some, such as mosquitoes, also can carry disease and potentially cause infection and sickness when they bite. Insect repellents are a

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  23. How to Tile an Outdoor Patio

    Tiled patio with seating furniture

    Are you tired of your concrete slab of a patio? You can give your patio new life and convert it into a luxurious outdoor living area by laying down decorative tile. It's a project that takes some effort, but you'll add value to your home while you treat

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  24. How to Clean & Maintain Your Swimming Pool

    Pool leaf skimmer cleaning above-ground swimming pool

    There’s nothing more refreshing than a dip in the pool during a scorching summer day. You have to regularly maintain your swimming pool to keep it safe and enjoyable. Upkeep can be time-consuming, but it’s worth the time to keep your investment in goo

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