Recent Home Improvement Articles

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Calling a Plumber? Here Are the 6 Most Common Plumbing Jobs and How Much They Cost

One of the first things you're likely to think of when you need to call a plumber is how much it's going to cost. Expect to pay between $45 and $200 per hour, but different jobs come with different costs. Here's what you need to know.

A young woman wiring a new electrical outlet as part of a DIY home improvement project.
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5 Things to Look For When You're Hiring an Electrician

Knowing how to hire an electrician requires vetting potential candidates for the job. Find out what to look for when choosing the right electrician.

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What Is a Smart Lock?

Installing a smart lock could be a smart move to keep your home secure while reducing the chances of you getting locked out.

A red rake leans on a moss-covered maple tree as fallen maple leaves are strewn over the grass. It's a scene of autumn in Canada.
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5 Benefits of Leaving Leaves on Your Lawn

We'll let you in on a little secret: You don't have to rake your lawn. Removing leaves can be a real chore, so you might be pleased to learn that there are several good reasons to leave leaves where they lie.

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How Much Do Tree Services Cost?

Trees and large shrubs can pose a safety issue if they're in poor condition or begin encroaching on buildings and electricity lines. Knowing how much shrub and tree services cost can help you prepare for garden maintenance bills.

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How to Get a Building Permit: 7 Things You Need to Know

Planning a major home renovation is exciting, but it's important to get the necessary permissions before you start work. Here's a crash course on acquiring a building permit.

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Installing a New Deadbolt? Here's Everything You Need to Know

Deadbolt locks are some of the most secure locks you can use for your home. Installing one can be a DIY project. This guide breaks down what you need to know about deadbolt installation.

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Can You Copy a Key From a Photo?

Using a smartphone app, you can copy a key from a photo. Here's what you should know about this technology — including how to keep your keys out of the wrong hands.

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