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HouseHomeRepair offers articles and other resources to help you remodel your bathroom or kitchen, decorate your home's interior, install new windows, doors, or floors, repair old plumbing, electrical, and heating systems, measure or install your window treatments and much more.

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This site mostly features original articles written by Colbyt, the webmaster who was a licensed contractor for 28 years, now retired and who has been involved in home repair and improvement for over 45 years. It will also feature some quality articles or reprint articles from other authors.

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06-06-2020     in  Cooking at Home
The magical little can that replaces 4 pantry items
I imagine you find that a boastful statement but it is true. Greatly increase your pantry space by stocking this item. This little can of magic replaces: tomato sauce, tomato juice, tomato puree and .......


06-05-2020     in  Cooking at Home
The Recipe and Process for Great Chili
Chili making is a process and the process must be followed to yield a consistent product that will have them begging for more. For that reason I will spend more time than most recipes writers do talk.......


02-08-2020     in  Plaster
A Photo Illustrated Guide to Repairing Failed Plaster Part 2
As luck would have it happen, good or bad I am not sure, some tenants moved out last week and left me with this little project. This is part 2 of that project .......


02-08-2020     in  Bathrooms
A Photo Illustrated Guide to Repairing Failed Plaster Part 1
As luck would have it happen, good or bad I am not sure, some tenants moved out last week and left me with this little project. This is part 1 of that project .......


09-09-2018     in  Plumbing
How to Replace a Cut Off valve / stop
Replacing a cut off valve (stop valve) can be an easy piece of cake job or sometime it can become the job from hell. For sure the little buggers are located in mostly hard to reach places........


09-08-2018     in  Home Finances
Do You Know Your Home's Current Value?
All of these are, indeed, somewhat valid measurements. If nothing else, they tend to give you the trend in values for your area, or at least a recent spot price. However, they are not really a highly .......


08-21-2018     in  Electrical
Using an Oscillating saw to Cut Electrical Outlets in Plaster
Over the years I did the job many different ways. My very first project back in 1973 utilized a flat bladed screwdriver, hammer and keyhole saw. That was so tedious I still remember it. Then I adde.......


08-14-2018     in  Home Decor
Lighting - - A Key Element in Home Decor
Lighting is one of the most important elements when it comes to home decor. It is the engine that drives the attitude of the room; from intimacy to performance Many don't think about it but in order .......