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by home expert, author and HGTV personality Don Vandervort

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10 House Painting Rules You Should Never Break

This article, written by Don Vandervort, was featured at US News.com in June. See painting rules

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5 Secrets for Getting Your A/C Ready for Hot Weather

Here’s how to get your air conditioner in shape before the heat arrives. See more about getting your AC ready…

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Metal Roofing

How to buy metal roofing, with in-depth consumer reports on metal roof materials and types, advantages and drawbacks to consider when buying metal roofs More about metal roofing…

How to Buy a Water Softener

Tired of hard water spotting your dishes, clogging your pipes, and negatively affecting bathing and laundry? This expert, unbiased water softeners report will help you choose the right water softener.

How to Find and Fix a Roof Leak

Expert advice on how to find, troubleshoot and fix a roof leak, including what to do in a roof leak emergency. More about roof repair…

How to Buy a Pellet Stove

Pellet stoves look similar to wood stoves or fireplace inserts, but the similarity ends there. Instead of burning wood, they burn small pellets typically made from recycled wood shavings. More about pellet stoves…

Gas Hot Water Heater Repairs

Gas hot water heater need repair? If your gas water heater doesn’t heat, get hot enough, or stay lit, this expert DIY advice will help you fix some of these problems yourself. More about fixing a water heater…

Furnace Troubleshooting & Repairs

By keeping your furnace working well, you can save energy and money—and keep your household warm! If your furnace is in ill repair, it probably won’t work when you need it most. More about furnace repair…

See Through Walls with This Smart Phone Camera Add-On

Check out all of the things you can do with an inexpensive thermal imaging camera. For example, you can see the energy leaks around windows and doors or (a lot more fun) you can see your dog in the backyard at night. MORE…

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How to Install Kitchen Cabinets

Thinking about installing kitchen cabinets? These illustrated step-by-step instructions will guide you step by step. More about installing cabinets...

Screw through structural parts of the cabinet back into wall studs for solid support.

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