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How to Caulk Your Home’s Cracks and Gaps

Don't know how to caulk leaks around your windows and doors? Then some of that outdoor air is sneaking into your home. Here's what you can do about it.
Home inspector checking windows on the outside of home and making notes on his clipboard.

14 Things that First-Time Homebuyers Must Inspect

Every first-time homebuyer should pay special attention to these parts of the home inspection.

SpongeBob Ice Pack

An easy and cheap way to create your own ice pack that won't leak while you're soothing achy muscles. Read on for a how-to!

Mr. and Mrs. Wolf Via Bunting

Getting married is easy. It's creating the photo booth bunting that requires a long, picture-heavy post. Click to read the whole how-to!

Favorite Kitchen Products at KBIS 2014

There were some great new kitchen gadgets on display at the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, including innovative sliding pullouts for pots and pans and smartphone accessible stoves. Read on to find out more.

Bathroom Va-Va-Vanities

Check out the wide range of sleek, new designs in bathroom vanities and kitchen cabinets that were on display at the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas! Read on to find out more.

What I Saw: Design & Construction Week 2014

Whew! Last week was a blur of great new products, attention-getting displays and slot machines. I was in Las Vegas for the annual International Builders' Show (IBS) hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Read on to find out more.

Newspaper Method for Preparing Soil for Planting Beds in Spring

Step-by-step of preparing beds for planting using the newspaper method in your yard or lawn.

A Very Entertaining Project

Check out the year-long evolution of my entertainment center complete with painting bead board and a TV mount! Read on to see which step I took first.

Guess Who’s Back with a Brand New Hearth

The red brick around my fireplace and maroon hearth tiles didn't do much for the décor of my living room, but I found a way to improve it by painting the brick and tile white. Read on to find out how I went about it.

Getting Better All the Time

Once I was completely moved into my house, I kind of took it easy, but one very proud moment was when I hung my first chandelier. Read on to find out how I went about it.

Protect Shelves and Drawers with Shelf Liner

Whether you’re moving into your first home or living in the house you’ve owned for years, consider protecting and spicing up your shelves and drawers with shelf liner in a wide range of styles and patterns. Read on to find out more.

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