What Homeowners Across the U.S. Spend on Home Improvement
What parts of the country pay the most for a kitchen remodel? A recent survey by a home-design website breaks down construction costs.
How to Repair a Rotted Porch Post
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a decaying porch post
Can a Plugged Septic Tank Cause Indoor Plumbing Problems?
Septic systems dispose of a home's wastewater when the house's sewer line is not connected to a municipal system. Understanding how the system works, detecting minor problems before they ...
Adding Insulation to an Existing Home
Understand how a structure such as a house works to create a comfortable interior environment and learn the ways insulation is added to an existing home.
Air Conditioning Check Up 101
Any time is better than never, but spring is the ideal time to budget for an air conditioning tune-up. Early air conditioner maintenance can prevent many small problems from becoming more expensive repairs later on. Furthermore, if your air conditioner check up is scheduled for spring, you’ll also beat the long waits and higher prices...
11 Fragrant Plants That Repel Mosquitoes
Here are eleven beautiful and fragrant plants that repel mosquitoes - keeping your home and garden mosquito free.
How to Reduce Your Water Heater’s Energy Use
Yes, your water heater is an energy hog. But don’t replace it until you have to. These energy saving tips will help you save on your energy bills.
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Unclogging a Drain
Stop—don't panic! You, too, can unclog that drain with these easy steps for banishing the backed-up sink and toilet.
How To Spot A Home Repair Scam And Contractor Fraud
Contractor fraud and home repair scams are all too commonplace. No matter how many reviews you’ve read online, follow these rules to avoid being ripped off.
Electrical Costs State-by-State
Electrical costs varies state-by-state. Although some of this is due to variances in consumption, the actual cost of electricity varies quite a bit.