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Sure, we all know it’s best to clean burner grates and racks as soon as possible after a spill — but most of the time, getting dinner on the table takes priority. Now you’re left with the sad reality of hardened gunk. Try plain, old dish soap and... Read more .

Follow our expert’s advice to help avoid accidents while using your lawn mower, chainsaw, weed wacker and other yard tools. Spring is in the air. Soon enough it will be time for all those outdoor chores you either love or dread: cutting and... Read more .

Uncover the truth behind these common dishwasher myths. Some of us scrub our dishes so well before they go in the dishwasher that they hardly need any more cleaning. Did you know that’s actually detrimental? Dishwashers aren’t exactly... Read more .

You don’t have to sacrifice safety and practicality to get that spa-like feel in your new bathroom. Do you walk into a cramped, outdated bathroom every morning and wonder how you could improve it? Would you love to relax in your tub — if it... Read more .

Replacing a roof is a big expense that, fortunately, a house faces only every 20 to 30 years. If your home is due for a new roof, you probably have a lot of questions. These 10 tips can get you started. 1. Get the hang of the roofing... Read more .

Learn about common water heater problems and how to solve them — because a cold shower isn’t exactly the wake-up call you want. Your water heater tends to go underappreciated — until the warm water runs out mid-shower or it springs a leak, that... Read more .

Taking a trip? Keep your house safe with these easy tips. It’s summer break. Your bags are packed, your guidebook (and trashy novels) are in hand — you and your family are ready to enjoy a well-deserved vacation. Before you hop in the car or... Read more .

6 DIY projects to make sure your riding mower makes the cut. Most homeowners with big, beautiful yards can’t live without their lawn tractors. So when it breaks down or has a problem, it’s something that most people want to address immediately.... Read more .

Is it time to call the repairman — or time for grill replacement? Warm weather means the start of grilling season. But as you dust off your gas grill for the first spring cookout, you might find that you forgot to clean it out before winter, and... Read more .