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Exterior of Home, Gutters

How to Size Gutters and Downspouts

Use this handy guide to make sure your rain collection is up to the task during even the heaviest storm.

How To Install a Prehung Door

Follow this guide for step-by-step instructions for DIYers on how to properly install a prehung door in your home.

How to Get Rid of Pet Odors in Your Home

No one will know a pet is in the house when you take these steps to remove odors from furniture, flooring, and the air.

How to Install a Permeable-Paver Driveway

Interested in upgrading to a permeable paver driveway? Read our step-by-step guide on how to plan this more eco-friendly driveway alternative.

How to Install a Kitchen Sink

Interested in adding a new kitchen sink? We’ve created a 10-step guide on how to install a new kitchen sink like a pro. Read on to learn more.

What You Need to Know About the Freon Ban

Freon has been banned in the U.S. since 2020, but some homes still use Freon-based AC units. Here's what the ban means for these homeowners.

How To Repair Damage After a House Fire

Repairing your home after a fire is physically demanding and emotionally exhausting, but we made this guide to help you through it. 

How To Do Fall Furnace Maintenance

Here are the steps to service your heating system in the fall. Whether it's you or a professional, we talk through all the important tasks.

How to Prepare for a Flood

Discover essential steps to prepare for a flood and learn ways to flood-proof your home to protect your loved ones and personal property from harm.

3 Ways to Remove Popcorn Ceiling

Want to remove your dated popcorn ceiling? Read our guide to decide between scraping, covering, or skimming.

Read This Before You Hire an Architect

Whether you’re redoing a room or planning a whole-house remodel, an architect can be a sound investment. Here's what you need to know.

Terrazzo Floors

Terrazzo flooring can transform the look and feel of your house. Here's everything you need to know about installing terrazzo floors.

How To Install Central Air Conditioning

Want to install central AC in your home? Read this guide to learn more about central air, from installation costs to selecting the best unit.

All About Metal Roofs

It’s hard to top the looks and longevity that come with a metal roof. Here's what you need to know before putting one on your own home.

How To Fix a Slow-Draining Tub

Dealing with a slow-draining shower or tub? Learn more about the causes of slow-draining issues and discover DIY methods to fix your drain quickly.

How To Choose the Right Colors for Your Rooms

Make your house look fresh, beautiful, and cohesive with paint color selection tips and tricks shared by professional designers.

8 Pro Tips for Hiring a Contractor

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares what you should know before you hire a contractor.

Fall Fertilizing: Essential Tips to Make Your Yard Grow

Read this guide to learn why autumn is the best time of year to fertilize your yard.

Whole House Surge Protectors: How Effective Are They?

While no surge protection system is 100% effective, a whole-house surge protector can significantly reduce your risk.

20 Creative Room Divider Ideas

Bring more flexibility and functionality home with these cool, creative ways to separate spaces.
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Amazon's Prime Day 2024: What To Know

Thinking about shopping Amazon's Prime Day sales event this year? Learn the dates, details, and how to score the best deals.
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E7: Summer Checklist for Your Home

Use these seasonal tips to protect and refresh your outdoor space during the summer months.

How To Fix a Hole in the Wall

Easily repair a hole in the wall of any size with these step-by-step instructions.

11 Types of Hinges You Should Know

Read this guide to hinges, their design, style, and purpose.

All About Kitchen Vent Hoods

An essential partner to your range, kitchen hood vents are workhorses that help keep your air clean. Here’s how to choose the right one.