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Everything You Need to Know About Radiant Floor Heating

Say goodbye to noise and allergens with radiant floor heating. Learn how radiant heating works, how much it costs, and if it’s right for you and your home.

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How to Find a Stud Without a Stud Finder

There are plenty of ways to find a stud without a stud finder—here are five simple techniques.

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How to Paint a Room

A fresh coat of paint can breathe fresh life into your space. Here are the basics of how to paint a room.

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Car Window Replacement: DIY or Hire an Auto Glass Specialist?

The windows on the side and rear of your car aren’t as prone to chips and cracks as the windshield, but they do get cracked and broken in accidents and break-ins.

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Who Should Replace Your Cracked Windshield?

Learn about the dangers of windshield cracks, the factors that determine whether you should repair or replace them, and who is equipped to do so.

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What Your Contractor Wished You Knew About Home Repairs

We talked to Gary Dagley of Mr. Electric and Mike McCalley of Mr. Handyman to find out what they wished homeowners knew about home repairs.

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How to Choose a Contractor for Your Home Improvement Project

Where to start your search, what to look for, questions to ask, and red flags to avoid.

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Is Winter Actually the Best Time for a Home Renovation?

Summer may be the most popular time to take on a home renovation, but there are key advantages to cost and availability afforded only in winter.

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A New Fireplace Without a Renovation? That’s a Thing Now

Meet the smokeless, ventless, sootless, odorless, wood-free fireplace that can be added to just about any home.

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How Much Should You Really Be Budgeting for a Home Renovation?

It’s estimated that nearly half of home renovations go over budget, so how can you plan for the unexpected when it comes to a costly project? We explore how much you should really be budgeting for your reno and how to ensure you stay within budget and on schedule.

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9 Most Sought-After Home Improvements

When you’re getting ready to list your house, knowing what buyers are in the market for is key. We looked at data on new-construction single-family homes to give you a better idea of the most sought-after features for homes in the US today.

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Cabinet Refinishing 101

Cabinet refinishing is a great way to freshen up your kitchen or bathroom with low time and cost investment. We address how much cabinet refinishing costs and how you can find a pro or do it yourself.

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How to Caulk a Shower or Tub

Here’s your step-by-step guide on how to caulk a shower or tub. How to prep, what materials and tools to get, and how to complete the job like a pro.

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How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

Learn the average cost of a bathroom remodel, what tasks are DIY and which require professional help, and how to save money on your bathroom reno.

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Guide to Kitchen Layouts

A kitchen remodel can add 82.7% of the project’s cost to the value of your home. Whether you're designing a new construction or upgrading an existing space, get inspired with this guide to kitchen layouts.

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How to Stain Wood: Tips for Large and Small Projects

Learn the best types of wood to stain, the tools you need, the type of stain to use, and how to stain wood for small or large projects.

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5 Patio Materials by Cost, Durability, Installation & Style

When choosing a material for your patio, consider cost, durability, style, and—if you’re taking on the project yourself—installation difficulty. We’ve ranked five of the most common materials to help you make the best choice.

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Quick Fixes to Quiet Your Squeaky Floorboards

Here are three quick fixes—two above ground and one below—for squeaky floorboards. From diagnosing the problem to silencing the noise, here’s what you need to know.

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A Quick Guide to Brick Patterns

A quick digest of the most common brick patterns. We rank six patterns from easiest to hardest so you can decide whether you want to DIY the job or call in a pro.

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Soundproofing for Apartments

We explore eight easy and inexpensive strategies for soundproofing your apartment. Keep noise inside or out with these methods you can tackle in a single weekend.

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Crown Molding | Types and Installation

Crown molding is a surprisingly easy way to completely transform your home. We'll walk you through the basics of installing crown molding yourself.

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How to Fix Low Water Pressure in Your Home

Learn how to determine the cause of low water pressure in your home, what you can do about it, and when to call in the pros.

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How to Remove Wallpaper

Learn how to remove wallpaper with DIY videos and easy step-by-step methods.

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The Cost of Installing
Hardwood Flooring

From materials to labor, how much should your hardwood floor cost? We discuss the cost of wood, DIY options, and whether to hire a professional.

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6 Best Roofing Materials Ranked by Durability and Cost

When it comes to roofing materials, make an informed and careful decision. Consider the six most popular options and make the right choice for your home.

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