Home Improvements

Home Improvements

Best Portable Generators to Get You Through a Power Outage

A gas-powered generator or backup battery system can keep your lights on and run a few key home appliances and functions. Here are some of the best.

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Create a More Inviting Dining Room

The right chair height, table shape and wall color can make all the difference when you decorate your dining room.

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The Best Bidets for Your Behind

Amid toilet paper shortages and more time spent at home, this could be the solution to your bathroom needs.

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5 Big Indoor Lighting Mistakes—and How to Fix Them

One common lighting mistake is not having any shimmering lights. They make people feel good. Others include too much overhead light, not enough shadow.

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Annoying Home Problems You Can Fix Yourself

You don’t have to live with annoying home problems ranging from holes in screens and rusted dishwasher racks to squeaky floors and stuck drawers.

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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.