Smart Home Security: Keeping Tabs on Your House

> Courtesy Ring Protect your property from porch pirates, intruders, and more with a smart home security system you can set up in an afternoon. This story originally appeared in

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203(k) Loans: What to Know When Clients Use Them

203(k) loans come with strings attached. Understand how they work, and when they can—and can’t—be used. In addition to cash, home equity loans, and home equity lines of credit, many

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How to Prevent House Fires

> iStock Unsure where to begin when it comes to preventing a house fire? Start with the action items here. This story originally appeared in the Winter 2021 Issue of

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Mobile Workbench with Tool Organizer

> Jenn Largesse In part two of this mobile workbench series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to add tool storage to the base. Although I

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How to Unclog Any Drain

> iStock Armed with the right tools and techniques, you can easily unplug stopped-up drains without having to call in a pro. All plumbing systems develop clogs—there’s no way to

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How to Fix a Screen Door

> iStock If the screen in your sliding door has a hole, it’s time to repair it. Keep the insects out with a few simple tools and some new screening.

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How to Get Rid of Pet Odors in Your Home

> iStock No one will know a pet is in the house when you take these steps to remove odors from furniture, flooring, and the air. Few things are worse

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How to Build a Side Table

> Looking to build a new side table for your living room or bedroom? Build this sturdy Arts and Crafts–style side table from stock lumber—you can even customize its height

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How to Clean Your Chimney

> iStock A clean, well-maintained chimney will save you money and prevent trouble—and, yes, there are parts of the job you can do yourself. If you have a chimney, it

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Renovating Design Trends in Miami

From kitchens and home offices to outdoor spaces, the top Miami home remodeling trends point to function, customization, and color Above) Indoor/outdoor room by designer Sam Robin. Photo by Ken

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