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Design and Build a Deck

Your guide to the best deck for your home.

How-Tos

Browse our how-to library to find inspiration for your next project.

Mow Your Lawn Correctly

Mow Your Lawn Correctly

Learn when to mow, get mower performance pointers and more.

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Install a Window Air Conditioner

Install a Window Air Conditioner

Safely and efficiently installing a window air conditioner sized to suit your needs.

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How to Plant a Tree or Shrub

How to Plant a Tree or Shrub

Planting trees and shrubs enhances the appearance of your home. Learn the right way to plant trees and shrubs so they'll flourish.

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Kitchen Renovation Planning Guides

Kitchen Renovation Planning Guides

For a show-stopping "after" kitchen, use these guides to determine your kitchen plans before you get started.

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Budget-Friendly Bath Remodel Series

Budget-Friendly Bath Remodel Series

Get ideas for simple and inexpensive bath updates for sinks, vanities, toilets, flooring, and faucets.

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Clean, Seal or Stain a Deck

Clean, Seal or Stain a Deck

Learn how to test the wood, apply deck cleaner and deck stain or sealer. Then follow the steps to bring your deck back to its original beauty.

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Add a Planting Bed to Your Home Landscape

Add a Planting Bed to Your Home Landscape

Call attention to your home's good features. Add a planting bed to your home landscape.

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Pressure Wash Decks and Fences

Pressure Wash Decks and Fences

A pressure washer makes the task of cleaning a deck or fence much more manageable and efficient than scrubbing by hand.

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Do I Repair or Replace Home Appliances?

Do I Repair or Replace Home Appliances?

When your appliance is not working right (or at all), learn whether to repair your existing unit or replace it with a new, more efficient model.

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Buying Guides

Shop smarter with these handy buying guides from Lowe's.

Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

Indoors and outdoors, ceiling fans keep air moving and help keep your home comfortable in summer and winter. Let us help you find a fan to fit your space and style.

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Patio Block Buying Guide

Patio Block Buying Guide

Learn about the types of patio block available to help you refine or redefine your landscape.

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Window Air Conditioner Buying Guide

Window Air Conditioner Buying Guide

Select the right air conditioner to cool off and save on energy costs.

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Cabinet Hardware Buying Guide

Cabinet Hardware Buying Guide

Hinges, knobs and pulls are available for every budget, so our buying guide serves as a starting point for finding hardware that’s a great fit for your home.

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Exterior Paint Buying Guide

Exterior Paint Buying Guide

Get some tips on choosing the best exterior paint or primer for your house.

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Storage Shed Buying Guide

Storage Shed Buying Guide

Clear outdoor clutter with a great storage shed. Learn how to choose the right shed for your needs.

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Videos

Browse our videos to get inspired and learn how to complete your next home improvement project.

Install or Replace a Ceiling Fan

Install or Replace a Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans are a great way to keep your home comfortable year-round. Learn how to replace an existing fan or light fixture with a new ceiling fan.

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How to Install Kitchen Cabinets

How to Install Kitchen Cabinets

Upgrade your space with new cabinetry. Our guides show you how to measure, plan for and install cabinetry in any area of your home.

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Paint Your Home's Exterior

Paint Your Home's Exterior

Find information on priming the outside of your home, application techniques and how to solve potential painting problems.

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Build a Wheelchair Ramp Videos and How-tos

Build a Wheelchair Ramp Videos and How-tos

In this article and four-part video series, you'll learn how to build a wheelchair access ramp.

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Install Motion Lights

Install Motion Lights

An easy-to-install exterior motion light adds safety, security and convenience to any home.

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Install a Laminate Floor

Install a Laminate Floor

Laminate floors have the same great look as hardwood floors. Learn how to install a floating (without adhesive, nails or staples) laminate floor.

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Calculators

Determine how much material you need for your next project with these helpful calculators.

Fertilizer Calculator

Fertilizer Calculator

Find out just how much fertilizer you need for your project.

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Seed Calculator

Seed Calculator

Buy the right amount of grass seed for your lawn.

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Concrete Hole Calculator

Concrete Hole Calculator

Use our calculator to estimate how much paint and primer you'll need for your painting project.

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