Home Repair & Maintenance

A wood picnic table and two black rocking chairs, on a deck of a black house. Forrest trees surround.
What to Know Before You Hire a Deck Builder
Home Hacks & Answers
Interior view of a house under construction
What You Need to Know Before You Hire a Builder for a Custom Home
Home Hacks & Answers
Drawing project construction and planning work of professional designer and technician construction contractor.
A Homeowner’s Guide to Working With Contractors
Home Hacks & Answers
Businessman drawing and making plans.
What You Need to Know Before You Hire an Architect for Your Home Remodel
Home Hacks & Answers
Home Appraiser or Home Inspector using digital tablet in furnace room
What You Need to Know Before You Hire a Home Inspector
Home Hacks & Answers
Spanish-style home with white walls and a clay tile roof. A light wood door, a side entrance to the house.
What to Know Before You Hire a Mortgage Broker
Home Hacks & Answers
Concrete walkway with steps leading down to a dirt patio area where there are four wooden lounge chairs and a fire pit. The seating area overlooks rolling hills and a young vineyard.
What to Know Before You Hire a Landscape Designer
Home Hacks & Answers
A gray bathroom with a glass shower door, a freestanding tub, and a light wood vanity with two mirrors
What to Know Before You Hire an Interior Designer
Home Hacks & Answers
White counter and wood base kitchen island with black stools and black pendant lights above.
What to Know Before You Hire a Kitchen Contractor
Home Hacks & Answers
Plumber Man With Tools In the bathroom. Plumbing And Renovation
What You Need to Know Before You Hire a Handyman
Home Hacks & Answers
Electrician measurements with multimeter tester System ready
How to Hire an Electrician
Home Hacks & Answers
Carpenter laying new wood flooring
Where Do Homeowners Find a Good Contractor?
Home Hacks & Answers
Construction Permit Application
When Do You Actually Need a Building Permit for a Remodel?
Home Hacks & Answers
Woman removing old tiles.
How to Interview a Contractor for Big — or Small — Jobs
Home Hacks & Answers
Close up of unrecognizable person signing a contract.
11 Things Every Home Remodeling Contract Should Include
Home Hacks & Answers
Foreman writing on clipboard at construction site
Do I Need a General Contractor for My Home Project?
Home Hacks & Answers
Electrician at work with safety equipment on a residential electrical system. Electricity.
How Do You Resolve Disputes With a Contractor?
Home Hacks & Answers
Plumber fixing white sink pipe with adjustable wrench.
Is Your Contractor Bonded, Licensed, and Insured — And Why Does It Matter?
Home Hacks & Answers
House Construction Framing Gradating Into Finished Kitchen Build
8 Things to Do Before You Hire a Contractor for Your Next Home Project
Home Hacks & Answers
Swamp Cooler Maintenance on Reddish Shingled Roof
How to Remove and Replace Swamp Cooler Pads
Home Hacks & Answers
A swamp cooler on a roof
How to Get Your Swamp Cooler Ready for Winter
Home Hacks & Answers
Close up of a residential air conditioning unit
5 Central Air Conditioner Problems — And How to Troubleshoot Them
Home Hacks & Answers
Heater against a wooden wall. Space for text or design
How to Troubleshoot an Electric Space Heater
Home Hacks & Answers
AC on house backyard
How to Clean Your Outdoor Air Conditioner Unit
Home Hacks & Answers
A black electric baseboard on a cabinet's toe kick
Installing Electric Baseboard Heaters — Everything You Need to Know
Home Hacks & Answers
An outdoor air conditioning unit
Essential Air Conditioner Maintenance You Can Do Yourself
Home Hacks & Answers
Modern Electric Convection Heater
5 Common Problems With Electric Baseboard Heaters — And How to Fix Them
Home Hacks & Answers
Central air conditioning unit in a residential backyard.
How a Central Air Conditioner Works — And Basic Maintenance Tips
Home Hacks & Answers
Underfloor heating system installation. Close up on water floor heating system interior of a new residential building. Pipes filled with propylene glycol. Individual Heating.
9 Common Issues with Radiant Floor Heating — And Some Solutions
Home Hacks & Answers
An electric heating system on the floor of a living room
A Homeowner’s Guide to Electric Heating
Home Hacks & Answers
Woman and child wearing colorful pair of woolly socks warming cold feet in front of heating radiator in winter time. Electric or gas heater at home.
Electric Heat vs. Gas Furnace — Which Is Best for Your Home?
Home Hacks & Answers
Wall-Mounted Electric Convection Heater
6 Types of Electric Heaters for Your Home — And Where to Use Them
Home Hacks & Answers
An air conditioner, which costs about $4,000 – $15,000 to install
Here’s the True Cost of Adding Central Air
Home Hacks & Answers
Side closeup view woman feet stands on warm wooden floor
Is Radiant Floor Heating Efficient? Here’s What You Should Know
Home Hacks & Answers
Glass and coffee table on a round fiber rug by an accent chair with a sheep throw. Light wood flooring and and arch room dividers.
Everything a Homeowner Needs to Know About Radiant Heat Systems
Home Hacks & Answers
Minimalist white walled bedroom with white bedding and black accents
What Size Minisplit System Do I Need? A Guide to Sizing Btu
Home Hacks & Answers