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How to Dispose of Gasoline

Once gas ages, it loses some of the combustibility to fire up an engine, but its flammability makes it a pain when it comes time to dispose of it. …

Consumer Reports

The 10 Grimiest Places in Your Home According to Science

The world can be quite the grimy place, with bacteria and viruses lurking everywhere you turn. So how to protect yourself from a world teaming with …

University of Arizona

How to Choose a Scraper

Whether you're shopping for a tool to complete a specific project or simply stocking your toolbox, follow these pointers to pick out strong scrapers …

Woodworking

The 10 Best Things You Can Do for Your Garage

Garages are much more than just a designated parking place for your car. Homeowners these days take advantage of the space as a utility room and …

Home Improvement

Genius! DIY Loft Bed

No matter the size of your living space, you can follow the lead of this DIY to turn a garage fixture into a lofted bed.<p>Photo: …

Houses

8 Warning Signs of Dangerously Outdated Electrical Wiring

Most people don’t give too much thought to what’s behind their walls. Yet every time you flip a light switch or use your toaster, you are drawing on …

Best Driveway Cleaning Tips

Say goodbye to driveway stains and hello to curb appeal! We've got solutions for every unsightly mess that will ever mar your property's front …

Home Improvement

12 Doable Designs for a DIY Bench

• Interior Design ><br>• 12 Doable Designs for a DIY Bench<p>Shop Products<p>Bob Vila 2X PER Week<p>The latest in news, tips, & inspiration delivered right to your …

How Your Home Can Make You a Morning Person

Ever meet someone with extra pep in his (or her) step, no coffee required? If the concept of being a "morning person" is pretty difficult to wrap …

Well-being

7 Steps to Making Your Garage More Livable

In many homes, the garage is nothing more than a place to park the car, store the Christmas decorations, and hang up a few tools. With a little …

Home Improvement

8 Surprising Reasons to Bring Concrete Indoors

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Design

Forever Classic: 12 Vintage Bathroom Features We Still Love

From stately claw-foot tubs to sumptuous furnishings, bygone bathroom amenities from decades—or even centuries—past are winning over modern-day …

House Design

How to Make Your Own Set of DIY Curtain Rods

Copper style doesn't have to cost a pretty penny. See how paint transforms wooden dowels (and few other surprising materials) into chic DIY curtain …

DIY

How to Soundproof a Wall

No more noise pollution! Enjoy the sounds of silence with these easy techniques.<p>Photo: istockphoto.com<p>Whether your teen has rock star dreams or your …

Home Improvement

10 Home Accidents Waiting to Happen—and How to Prevent Them

Your home is your sanctuary from the outside world. Still, just because your home is your personal retreat, doesn't make it completely free of …

Home Improvement

9 Things Home Makeover Shows Never Tell You

It was recently disclosed that some of the homeowners on the popular HGTV series "Fixer Upper" had already purchased their home before the show …

Real Estate

How to Glaze Kitchen Cabinets

If your kitchen cabinets are in need of a refresh, pick glaze over paint or stain alone this time to try out a trendy vintage-inspired finish.<p>Photo: …

The Best Paint Pick for Your Personality Type

Whether you're a passionate DIYer, an exercise enthusiast, or even a light sleeper, there's a paint pick that's perfect for your character. Continue …

Interior Design

How to Fix Water Hammer

Hear a loud banging in your pipes? The culprit is likely water hammer. Here's how to stop the racket and save your pipes along the way.<p>Photo: …

Home Improvement

11 Worst Home-Buying Myths That People Actually Believe

From the open house to securing a mortgage to closing day, purchasing a home is a complex and daunting process. Here are 11 myths that home buyers …

Real Estate

9 Home Repair Remedies to Borrow from Your Medicine Cabinet

Maybe you’re a new homeowner, still unsure about what tools and supplies you need to own. Perhaps you've just downsized to a tiny house or apartment, …

Hacking

How to Choose the Best Mini Fridge

Looking for a mini fridge to keep food and beverages cold? Check out the features you should prioritize in your new appliance—and three …

Home Improvement

Choosing a Wallpaper Pattern

Wallpapering success begins with choosing the right pattern, one as suitable for the dimensions and style of the room as much for your skill level as …

Design

Designers Reveal Their Top 10 IKEA Go-Tos

IKEA, the Swedish home furnishings giant, has earned a reputation among Americans for their affordable flat-packed furniture. The prices may be low, …

IKEA

Lose the Drapes: 12 Better Ways to Dress a Window

Most people choose to decorate their windows with traditional curtains, blinds, or fabric valances. But finding the perfect covering—one that blocks …

Home Decorating

All You Need to Know About Begonia Care

Enjoy this gardening favorite's vibrant blooms from late spring through fall when you follow these tips for proper care.<p>Photo: istockphoto.com<p>Prized …

Gardening

10 Problems You Can Solve with Caulk

Caulk comes to the rescue in myriad projects around the house, from outdoor maintenance to indoor decorating. What makes this humble material so good …

Home Improvement

No Place Like Dome: 14 Homes That Are Anything But Square

Boasting a compact yet durable construction and an energy-efficient curved shape, dome homes have made a memorable entrance into towns across America …

Houses

10 Quick and Easy DIYs to Do with a Sharpie

Everyone loves a Sharpie. Introduced in the '60s, Sharpies were the first pen-style permanent marker on the market—and have since become an iconic …

Design

How to Remove Mold from Wood

Unsightly fungus doesn't have to mean peril for your home or health. Provided the mold has not spread far and wide, you can remove it from wood by …

Woodworking