Recent Home Improvement Articles

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Home Improvement
Selina Kyle

Why You Should Run Water at the Sink Before Starting the Dishwasher

Some appliance repair specialists strongly recommend running water prior to starting the dishwasher to improve efficiency, while others say it’s no longer necessary with some modern models.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

Where Should You Place Carbon Monoxide Detectors?

Only 28% of American homes contain a carbon monoxide detector. Installing carbon monoxide detectors in the right locations in your home can alert you in an emergency.

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Home Improvement
Sandy Hess

What Temperature Should Your Fridge Be?

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, your fridge should be set no higher than 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

Don't Mix Your Household Cleaners!

Some natural cleaning agents are safe to mix, but you should never combine any chemicals without knowing what you're doing.

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Home Improvement
Kaia Koglin

Which Trees Grow the Fastest?

If you’re looking at a bare yard, it can be difficult to imagine a time when you can spend your summers relaxing under shady leaves. Thankfully, there are fast-growing trees that allow you to quickly make a statement in your yard.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

Are There Any Harmless Home Pests?

Unless you're a fan of creepy crawlies, bugs are probably an unwelcome sight inside your home.  However, not all common household bugs are harmful, and some can even be beneficial.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

How Much Does It Cost to Install an Electric Car Charger?

Switching to an electric vehicle could save you on fuel costs. Knowing how much an electric car charger costs can help you decide whether an electric vehicle is affordable.

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Home Improvement
Hannah Stephens

What Backyard Improvements Yield the Best ROI?

Landscaping and backyard improvements can be expensive, so it's worth considering the impact of your project on your home's resale value. Here are the five best outdoor projects in terms of ROI.

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