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How to create more counter space even in a small kitchen

Even if your kitchen doesn’t have a pantry or walls lined with endless cabinet space, you can still make everything you need fit neatly with a few simple hacks. Whether you got a new kitchen gadget or you’re just trying … Continue reading

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5 ways to fake a mudroom

A mess at the front door becomes even more obvious when there’s no closet to organize and hold everything. If your home doesn’t have the space for a designated mudroom—somewhere to stash the shoes, coats, book bags and dog leash—here … Continue reading

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How to tell when it’s time for a new water heater

If your hot water heater goes out, you’re faced with more than just a cold shower. Your dishwasher and washing machine are virtually useless without one of the most important plumbing assets in your home working properly. A broken water … Continue reading

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How to remove rust stains from sinks, toilets and tubs

The smallest rust particles in your water can leave stains in your bathroom fixtures. Even when the water has no color and tastes normal, certain levels of iron can leave rust rings. Rust stains develop over time where there’s water … Continue reading

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5 habits to avoid in your bathroom

The bathroom is a safe haven, a spa experience, a private getaway and a homeowner’s worst maintenance nightmare. Common daily habits can be the cause of plumbing mishaps and expensive repairs. Avoid the following to keep the plumbing flowing smoothly.

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Keep your plumbing unclogged during the holidays

The holidays are full of family and food, which can push your home’s plumbing to its limit. From house guests and unexpected visits to heavy holiday cooking that taxes your kitchen’s pipes, you want to ensure that your bathroom and … Continue reading

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Is your home ready for a touchless toilet?

Bathrooms are notoriously germy places, especially when dealing with the toilet. Touchless toilets, now frequently seen in public restrooms, are a great solution to one of the most germ-filled places in the home. With new and more readily available technology, … Continue reading

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Plumbing innovations for 2018 and beyond

We get it—when you think about shopping for cutting edge technology, your local plumbing supply showroom may not be the first place that comes to mind. Yet the U.S. boom in single-family housing construction—more than 800,000 new build permits for … Continue reading

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Why flushing power matters

Even if you are not a plumber, you have probably noticed that not all toilets flush the same. You may have found yourself in situations where the toilet didn’t quite flush all the way and you’re left wondering what happened … Continue reading

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How to conquer bathroom clutter

With multiple people taking showers, getting dressed and applying makeup, your bathroom can get crowded with an abundance of different products and personal care items. Such an easily cluttered space can quickly become overwhelming to clean, but with these quick … Continue reading

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