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8 Best Bidet Toilet Seats for 2020

Bidets and bidet toilet seats are becoming more and more popular in the United States. If you're in the market, here are the best ones to consider.

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2020 Vision on Smart Toilets

Discover what a smart toilet can do for your health and lifestyle.


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How to Prevent Water Damage in the House

Water damage from frozen pipes, ruptured washer hoses, leaking supply lines and dripping water heaters costs billions every year. This...


Everything to Know About Ductless Mini Splits

Whether you’re finishing a basement area, adding new space or just upgrading your home’s HVAC system, you owe it to...


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Here’s Why Old Houses Have a Random Toilet in the Basement

Standalone toilets in the basement are an outdated concept. Why were they necessary in the first place?

Mastering the Art of Electrical Conduit

Running electrical conduit on the surface of a wall is an easy way to add wiring to a workshop, garage...


How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit

With metal conduit, you can run power almost anywhere. We'll show you how to do it safely and easily.

10 Living Room Lighting Ideas We Love

Your living room is a multi-use space, so you need to have the right lighting for the right use. The...


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Dryer Vents: How to Hook Up and Install Dryer Vents

How to install a rigid metal duct for a safer dryer.


Dry Clothes Faster with a Dryer Duct Booster

Suck out damp dryer exhaust fast


Installing Recessed Lighting for Dramatic Effect

Installing recessed lighting, even in the toughest situation—by fishing wires.

New Kitchen Venting: How to Install a Kitchen Fan Vent

Use rigid duct with insulated duct sleeve for an oven exhaust fan.


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Replace a Broken Dryer Vent Cap

Install a new dryer vent cover in about 30 minutes


Use an In-Line Fan to Vent Two Bathrooms

Add one attic fan to vent multiple bathrooms


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Dryer Lint Cleaning Tips

Clean lint from the dryer exhaust duct quickly and easily


Seeing ‘Through’ Insulation

When you need to work in a specific spot in the attic (to mount recessed lighting, for example), drill a...

Washing Hose Security

My washing machine discharge hose jumped out of the laundry tub and flooded the entire room.


Second Hand for Plywood Cutting

Check out this clever workshop tip!


Stowable Spray Booth

Make a reusable spray booth that's easy to store.


Thick-Skinned Sandpaper

Reader Maggi Thomas sent us a cool sanding tip. Put duct tape on the back of sandpaper and cut it...


At the End of Your Nylon Rope?

Here’s another smart way to keep nylon rope from fraying when you cut it. Firmly wrap three turns of duct...


How to Build a Crate End Table

This simple end table project by Crates & Pallet includes a mix of wood and steel—and it’s so easy to...


How to Reset a Circuit Breaker

You probably already know how to reset a circuit breaker, but what about your kids or baby-sitter? Use this tutorial...