How to Insulate a Garage Door

Garage door insulation can make your life warmer, cooler, and quieter. It lowers energy bills, acts as a barrier between you and street noise, and brightens an otherwise dreary space.

Garage door insulation is an easy DIY project; it’ll cost you about $200 to insulate two 9-foot-wide doors. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Remove Old Caulk

How to remove bathroom caulk? With patience — and plenty of it. It’s not hard to do, but if you rush it, you’ll regret it. Plus, a little patience pays off by making the job much, much easier. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are You Paying Too Much for Common Repairs?

Congratulations on buying your first house. Now, you have to learn how to keep it in good repair. To be safe, you should set aside money every year — 1% to 3% of your home’s purchase price — for repairs and maintenance. Read the rest of this entry »

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How to Fix Common Wall and Floor Problems

We turned to three bloggers for ideas on how to tackle some little, but nagging, household wall and floor issues. Read the rest of this entry »

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12 Causes and Cures for Common Home Maintenance Problems

Your house sometimes acts as if it’s alive — making strange sounds, emitting odd odors, and giving visual cues that say something might be amiss.

Here’s how to interpret what your house is trying to tell you, and how to recognize the early warnings of common home maintenance problems that are easily solved if caught early: Read the rest of this entry »

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What Would MacGyver Do? Use Rubber Bands for Simple Household Repairs

Mostly we see rubber bands on our newspapers, holding our hair back, binding our produce, or else piled in a drawer somewhere, forgotten. But a lesson from MacGyver tells us a rubber band can be surprisingly helpful in a pinch. Read the rest of this entry »

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