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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.

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

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  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.

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  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.

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Notes:

  • 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.