Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Stainless steel kitchen range hood.

How to Vent a Range Hood Through the Roof

John asks, "I have a range that is located against an outside brick wall in a one-story kitchen with a flat roof. Can I vent the hood straight up through roof?"

You can vent a range hood through the roof using a 6” single wall pipe. There is proper flashing for flat roofs and a roof cap that has screen around it to keep insects out.

Smudge-Proof Stainless Steel

Creating a kitchen that’s attractive but easy to keep clean is a goal for most homeowners but it’s especially hard for parents of young children. Kids seem to find away to get fingerprints on every appliance you own.
Dishwasher installed

How to Install a Dishwasher

Whether you’re putting in all new appliances or simply replacing a worn-out machine, installing a dishwasher yourself is a DIY project that’s not that difficult, if you have basic plumbing and wiring skills, and can save you a hefty installation fee. Read on to find out how.
Water running over a garbage disposal

How to Clean the Garbage Disposal in Your Kitchen

Want to find out how to safely and easily clean out your garbage disposal using only household ingredients and hot water? Watch this video to find out more.

5 Tips to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Running Right

These five simple tips will help extend the life of your garbage disposal and prevent clogs and jams.
Dishes and flatware waiting to be washed in a dishwasher

3 Ways to Save Water and Energy with Your Dishwasher

Want to stretch your dollar while washing dishes? Save water, energy and money with these dishwashing tips!
advanced controls on kitchen stove

Innovative New Products for Your Kitchen and Bath

Technological advancements have led to a number of innovative new products for your home. These include durable, manmade materials for countertops, as well as advanced controls on kitchen stoves that aid in cooking. Watch this video to find out more.
Partially open dishwasher with a view of dishes waiting inside

How to Free a Trapped Dishwasher

Plan before you tile — otherwise, you could block in your appliances.
Oven door, partially open, in a modern home

How to Clean Inside the Glass on an Oven Door

Here's how to clean between the glass panes on an oven door without having to take the door apart.