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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      Is Your Kitchen Prepared for a Power Outage?

      It's good to know how long food lasts, what to keep on hand and more.

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      Wine Glass Storage: How to Store Wine Glasses

      Kitchen storage is always valuable real estate.


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      What to Know About HSPF Ratings

      Buying a new heat pump but don't know HSPF means? Discover what HSPF is, why it's important and how it...


      5 Best Window Fans

      Beat the heat with one of these great window fans!


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      8 Best All-in-One Washer/Dryers

      Check out this collection of the best all-in-one washer dryers to see which one can boost your laundry game the...

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      The Best Home Office Standing Desks

      Curious about a home office standing desk? Learn some of the benefits of standing desks, plus our favorites for every...


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      9 Best Ceiling Paint Colors to Consider

      Put down the white paint! Go bold with these ceiling paint color ideas that will take your room to the...

      Things of Value You Might Have in Your Garage

      Are any of these in your attic or garage? If so, find an appraiser at the American Society of Appraisers.


      14 Things That Should Never End Up in Your Dryer

      If you're short on time and in a rush, it's easy to just throw everything in the dryer from the...


      13 Workshop Items to Incorporate into Your Interior Decor

      Decor styles are constantly changing. If you're looking for a way to bring a rustic-chic look into your home, consider...


      These Simple Tricks Will Keep Your House Cool All Summer Long

      It certainly is nice to have warmer weather, but it’s never nice to have an uncomfortably hot home. If you’re...

      Top 10 Products You’re Going to Want to Buy Before Summer Hits

      Don't wait until it's too hot to function. Now's the time to purchase these cooling devices so you're ready for...


      Home Facts: This is How Long These Parts of Your Home Should Last

      You know how it goes: When you're least expecting it, you'll need to replace something in your home. Maybe the...


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      10 Cool Bookcases for Kids’ Bedrooms

      Keeping books accessible and organized is key to encouraging your young reader! Check out our favorite kids' bookcases for inspiration.


      12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

      A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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      8 Best Storage Totes and Containers for Your Basement

      Maximize basement space and bring order to your belongings with the best storage totes and bins for basement organization.

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      Easy Garage Ideas for Creating the Ultimate Dual-Duty Space

      Family Handyman has been improving garages for decades. This year, we found a family overdue for a garage makeover. Their...


      A One-Week Plan For Cleaning Your Entire House

      Over the course of a week these cleaning ideas will make the whole house shine. Spend one day on each...


      Toolipedia: Vinyl Siding Removal Tool

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about vinyl siding removal tools.


      Roofing Material Options: What’s New in Residential Roofing Materials

      Your home's roof isn't just functional, it also adds style. From shingles and tiles to solar panels and green materials,...


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      Entryway Furniture: 10 Practical and Charming Ideas

      The entrance to your home should be stylish yet organized. Find out how to achieve both with these inspiring entryway...


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      Kids Desks With Storage: 9 Great Ideas

      If your kid's at-home workspace is always a mess, one of these desks with built-in storage may be the answer.


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      Under Bed Shoe Storage: 8 Best Ideas

      Whether you're looking for a simple box, a stylish container or a DIY solution for under shoe storage, this inspired...


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      10 Best Basement Paint Colors

      Turn your basement into a cozy retreat with these fresh and inviting paint color ideas.

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      10 Best Storage Cabinets for Your Home Office

      Keep paperwork and office supplies organized and out of sight with one of these attractive yet functional office storage cabinets.


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      10 Women Inventors Who Changed Home Life Forever

      From the circular saw to Scotchgard, inventions by women revolutionized our homes. In honor of Women's History Month, we spotlight...


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      In Multi-Generational Homes, Some Like It Hot—But Some Not

      The solution? Fujitsu General’s energy-efficient Mini-split technology, which lets everyone from grandma to youngsters control the temperature in their rooms—no...


      Here’s Why You Should Use Spray Foam over Fiberglass

      Trying to choose an insulation method? After comparing the two, spray foam is clearly the better option. Here’s why you...


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      Best Smart Baby Night Lights for 2020

      WiFi connectivity, light projection, alarm clock settings — these top smart baby night lights have all this and more.


      Toolipedia: Notched Trowel

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about notched trowels