Home Improvements

Home Improvements

Nine Nifty Tools Worth Adding to Your Toolbox

These tools tackle fix-it challenges including working in tight spaces, unclogging drains, seeing in dark spaces and interpreting car warning lights.

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6 Home-Improvement Projects That Virtually Pay for Themselves

Six home-improvement projects that return 70% to 100% of the cost, and four that return barely more than half their price.

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Tips That Will Help You Paint Walls Like A Pro

DIY painters often make mistakes that look bad or even force them to paint a room all over again.

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Wasted Space? Affordable Ways to Revitalize Your Living and Dining Rooms

The dining room and living room don’t get much use in most homes, but with a few changes, they can become your favorite rooms.

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Smart Window Shades: Clever Solutions for the Right Amount of Sunlight

“Smart” window shades can be opened and shut via remote control…smartphone app…or even with voice commands.

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The Beauty Of Outdoor Lighting

Exterior lighting can increase your home’s visual appeal, making it more salable...

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The Best Home Sauna for Any Budget

A home sauna, in your backyard or inside your home, is a great way to benefit from sauna health benefits. Here's what you need before you buy.

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How an Air-Quality Expert Protects His Own Home

Products and strategies that an air-quality expert uses to improve the air quality of his home.

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Paint Strippers Can Kill You in Minutes

Most paint strippers sold in hardware stores and home centers contain the deadly chemical methylene chloride.

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How to Avoid Costly Mistakes Finishing Your Attic

Finishing your attic sounds like a good idea—but it often isn’t. Here how to know whether you should finish yours or leave it as is.

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5 Clever Ways To Upgrade Your Bathroom

Luxury for Less It can cost $10,000 to $20,000 to have a bathroom professionally renovated—even more with high-end components. Fortunately,…

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7 Affordable Kitchen Fix-Ups

A full kitchen renovation is ­likely to cost more than $20,000, according to HomeAdvisor.com—and potentially much more if you select high-end…

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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a House Painter

To choose the house painter who is best for you, ask candidates these important questions… Who will be doing the…

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Questions to Ask a Contractor

When a home construction or renovation project goes wrong, it’s often because the home owner chose the wrong contractor. Asking…

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Make Your Home More Upscale: 5 Affordable Ways

The trouble with upscale home upgrades to your home is that they tend to come with up-market price tags. But…