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Home Improvement Reference Center - Browsing by Category

Projects identify the general home improvement topics for which Home Improvement Reference Center contains step-by-step documents. All main Home Improvement Reference Center Projects contain several more specific Project Subtopics. When browsing, you click through a hierarchy of Project Topics until you reach an instructional document on the specific topic of your choice. For example, Outdoor -> Decks -> Building a Deck -> Planning and Design.

To browse for Home Improvement Reference Center by category:

  1. Click a Project Topic (for example, Plumbing) in the Browse by Category area of the Home Page.


  2. View the list of Home Improvement Reference Center subtopics related to the Project Topic you clicked.


  3. Click a Project Subtopic (for example, Kitchens). Home Improvement Reference Center displays the list of Project Subtopics that exist in the selected Project Topic.


  4. Continue to navigate through the hierarchy of Project Subtopics until you reach the desired topic. 

  5. Click to display the step-by-step instructional document.



  • If you perform a keyword search while viewing a Project Category or Project Subtopic page, Home Improvement Reference Center searches the entire database - your results are not limited to the Project Topic or Subtopic selected.
  • To return to a previous level, click a link in the hierarchy path displayed above the projects list or, if you are viewing a document, click the Back link.