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by home expert, author and HGTV personality Don Vandervort

Home Repairs You Can Do Yourself During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Having your family hunkered down at home with a “shelter-in-place” order during the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak can strain your house’s normal functioning. Read more…

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How to Install a Closet System

Closets come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing they all have in common is that they’re not big enough. Whether a closet is small or large, we inevitably manage to fill every available inch. As a result, we can become overwhelmed with clutter. Read more…

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HomeTips’s founder, Don Vandervort, has been featured as a DIY expert on HGTV, MSN.com, and US News & World Report. He has also authored, edited, or produced more than 30 books in the home improvement space. Read more about us…

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How to Repair Your AC

Did you know that you can handle many basic AC repair tasks yourself? Don’t wait! More about AC troubleshooting & repair…

How to Plan a Sprinkler System

To begin planning your irrigation system, first locate the water supply, which is usually your home water source. Read more about sprinklers…

Sump Pumps Buying Guide

Pump the water out of your basement and keep it dry! Check out the Sump Pumps Buying Guide

Gutters Buying Guide

How to buy the right rain gutters and mounting system for your house. See this expert, unbiased guide about buying gutters…

How to Repair Your Asphalt Shingle Roof

Has your roof taken a beating? Now is the time to get it back in shape. More about repairing asphalt roofing…

Metal Roofing Buying Guide

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…

9 Quick Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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

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A Portable Generator Can Save You When the Power Goes Out

This portable generator buying guide can help you make a smart choice.

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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.

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…

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 about thermal cameras…

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