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Noisy Gas Fireplace Blower? Here’s How to Replace it

A professional fireplace service company charges about $400 to do the job (parts and labor). But you can replace the blower with a complete motor/fan blower assembly yourself in about an hour for less than $140.

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20 Unexpected Ways to Keep Your House Warm This Winter

As the temperature starts to take a dip, there are some simple things you can do to cut back on...


10 Surprising Ways to Use a Magic Eraser Sponge

Do you know what makes a Magic Eraser magic? The stain-fighting sponge we all know and love is made from...


How to Hang Pictures on Walls: 13 Hanging Hacks for Picture-Perfect Walls

Hanging stuff on your walls can be tedious frustrating, especially if it ends up crooked! These handy hacks will help...


Can I Remove This Wall? Removing a Load-Bearing Beam

Almost any wall can be removed-it's a matter of how much you're willing to spend

Removable Wallpaper: Would You Go There?

Removable wallpaper is the thing in home decor right now. Whether you have dark, repressed memories of removing wallpaper and...


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10 Wall Painting Ideas You’ll Want to Add to Your Home

You want an accent wall that adds more than just a pop of color. You can paint a design that...


How to Hang Glass Shelves for Bathroom Storage

Most bathrooms have one space you can count on for additional storage, and that’s over the toilet. Open glass shelves...


Finish Nailer Tips

Get the most out of your pneumatic trim nailer.


Are Triple Pane Windows Worth the Extra Cost?

Consider all the pros and cons, not just price of triple pane windows.


How to Plan Egress Windows

When fire pounces, do you have a way out?


Things You Can Do With a Reclaimed Barn Door

A reclaimed barn door can be more than a functional addition to your home—it can also help enhance your decor...


Hardscaping Ideas and Designs for Your Yard

It's that time of year to spend relaxing moments in your yard. Hardscaping your yard can include outdoor dining, fireplaces,...

10 Exterior Color Trends

The exterior color of your home is one of the most important color choices you can make. While the neighborhood,...


Ideas for the Kitchen: Stainless Steel Backsplash

Install a stainless steel backsplash sheet behind your range for a sharp look and easy cleaning.


How to Build a Soffit Box with Recessed Lighting

Add interest to a bedroom or kitchen by building a soffit with drywall, wood trim and rope lights.


Best Way to Keep Wrapping Paper Organized

Having to trim ripped up wrapping paper is wasteful, so check out our tip for keeping your wrapping paper organized....


20 Earth Conscious Home Ideas Through the Years

Have you heard of the Earthship?


Install a Super-Easy USB Outlet

Adding a USB outlet is easy enough for a first-time electrician.


How to Balance a Ceiling Fan

Stop the wobble and make your fan run smoothly in 15 minutes.


How to Build a Wainscoted Wall

Add elegance to your favorite room with easy-to-build wood panels

Pro Tips for Planning Your Dream Garage

For most of us, a garage is a lot more than a place to park. We use it to build...


Outlet Insulation Stops Cold Air Coming Through Electrical Outlets

Stop drafts cold at electrical boxes with these easy foam outlet insulation tips.



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How to Install a Gas Fireplace

Complete DIY instructions for installing a direct-vent gas fireplace


Kids Room Ideas That’ll Give You Instant Inspiration!

Before your kiddo takes over decorating their room and adorns their walls with the latest posters from Teen Beat magazine...


How to Build the Best Fire in Your Fireplace

Try this method for building the best fire in your fireplace.