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5 Fast Ways to Prevent Plumbing Nightmares

Hometalk | Posted 08.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

You can catch the plumbing problem before it becomes a crisis, by following the maintenance tips below provided by Jeff and other plumbing nightmare survivors.

8 Tricks for Repairing and Restoring Wood Damage

Hometalk | Posted 09.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Wood is a beautiful decor element, but it often needs a little TLC to truly reach its full potential. Here are eight of the easiest ways to repair and restore common wood issues.

11 Repairs You Can Do Yourself Instead of Calling in an Expert

Hometalk | Posted 08.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

You know that home repair you've been putting off for weeks because you think it'll cost you an arm and a leg to fix? Well, think again! We've collected the best handyman hacks for those annoying household problems, and you're about to discover it's easier than you thought!

Home Renovations And Your Appraisal: What You Need To Know

David S. Bunton | Posted 07.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
David S. Bunton

Now that spring is here, many homeowners are looking to begin their next home remodeling project. Whether you're redoing the patio or finally putting in that new pool, you should remember that the value added from renovations differs widely based on a number of factors.

Are You a Handywoman? Take This Test and See!

Roz Warren | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

As I was reading Not Your Mother's Book on Home Improvement, a new collection of light-hearted essays by (primarily) middle-aged female do-it-yourselfers, it became abundantly clear to me that, unlike the women who tell their stories here, I am not a do-it-yourselfer. How about you?

Top Dollar

Carson Arthur | Posted 05.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
Carson Arthur

Kitchen and bathrooms sell. Studies show buyers are most interested in, and most critical of, kitchens and bathrooms. If you have some money to put into your home, spend it here.

Hey Oprah, I'm a Decent Plumber Too!

Greg Schwem | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Oprah, anyone with an Internet connection knows by now, is also an amateur plumber. We know this because a photo of her peering into a toilet tank at her Maui home recently went viral.

Do You Trust Internet-Connected Appliances Enough To Let Them Run Your Home?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The idea that household appliances need Internet-connected capabilities has always seemed over the top. The products are finally becoming practical. However, before these technologies become mainstream the industry will need to address a major issue: Can they convince consumers that these devices are secure and non-invasive?

7 DIY Skills Every Woman Should Know

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.24.2013 | HuffPost Home

Single women are more likely to own their own home than single men (the former also outpaces the latter when it comes to rentals, as well), which mean...

Follow These Simple Steps to Turn Your $10 DIY Home Repair Into a $360 Emergency Plumbing Bill

Eva Moon | Posted 11.03.2013 | Comedy
Eva Moon

I could still hear a little hiss, like it wasn't all the way off, but it looked like it was off. I turned the handle a little harder. No change. Harder. The water started coming out of the hose faster. I turned it the other way. No change. Turned it back. The stream became a torrent.

How Improving a Home Can Improve Your Tax Situation

Mark Steber | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Mark Steber

While you can't get time spent on home improvements back, you can often get some of your dollars returned either at tax time or when you sell, provided that you track of all of your costs as you own and work on your home.

Understanding the World of Interior Design

Carter Oosterhouse | Posted 01.21.2013 | HuffPost Home
Carter Oosterhouse

With the numerous jobs that I've had I found out along the way that I love to teach.

5 Beauty Items That Pull Double-Duty At Home

Emily Bracken | Posted 12.28.2012 | HuffPost Home
Emily Bracken

Resting on your shelves are five multi-tasking beauty products that can upkeep your home.

Finding Joy Amidst Dust and Drop Cloths

Bonnie McCarthy | Posted 11.18.2012 | HuffPost Home
Bonnie McCarthy

I wonder why there's no reality show about living in a house undergoing repair? The scenario's got everything: endurance, drama, living by your wits, sleep deprivation, fight scenes, transformation, the ruthless culling of the weak, and ultimately, hopefully, a happy ending.

Hurricane Season and Insurance Coverage: Questions & Answers

Bonnie Schneider | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money
Bonnie Schneider

Tropical weather is heating up! Now that we are in the thick of hurricane season, you may be wondering about disaster insurance: if the worst happens, am I covered?

Inside The $15,000 House That's Now Worth $2 Million

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.26.2012 | Money

In 1982, a photographer living in Nova Scotia bought a house that was at the time the definition of a fixer upper. Sherman Hines spent just $15,000 on...

Tough Times Creating More Fix-It-Yourselfers

Mark C. Miller | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Mark C. Miller

The impulse to live lightly, combined with our challenging economic times, is leading to the resurgence of a movement that's been part of the American psyche since our country was founded -- the impulse to fix one's things oneself.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Broke But Now Unbroken

Michele Weldon | Posted 11.06.2011 | Women
Michele Weldon

This was the Summer of the Broken and now Labor Day marks its official end. If the universe was sending me a message -- and I believe she was -- it is that I cannot forever ignore the sagging, splintered pieces of my life's machinery.

After The Hurricane: 5 Tips From A Miami Girl

Courtney Cachet | Posted 10.28.2011 | New York
Courtney Cachet

There are a variety of safety issues one needs to be aware of post-storm. Here are some tips for those of you who might be going through this for the first time.

How to Turn Off WikiLeaks

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

How do we turn WikiLeaks off? As one of my intelligence community sources says, we need to eliminate MICE. By that he means Money, Ideology, Compromise, Ego, the common denominators of all leaks. In other words, leaks will persist as long as human nature does. A counter to the above carrots may be a swift and public stick so that potential leakers think twice, or a hundred times about interfering with military operations.

Detroit: Banks Responsible For Maintenance Of Foreclosed Homes

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of the Huffington Post's efforts to bear witness to the effects of the current economic environment on ordinary Americans, we're rounding up s...

Reality Checklist for Aspiring Home Improvers

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

Grab a pencil, complete the information below, pull on some work clothes, be sure your insurance premiums are paid up, and start making some home improvement magic!

"Withering Heights"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

One of the things I discovered when I bought my house is that being a homeowner is the height of folly. This was frighteningly evident the first time...