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      Risks of Skipping a Home Inspection

      Thinking of skipping a home inspection? You may have a better chance of sealing the deal, but there are significant risks involved.

      House Votes to Extend PPP Loan Application Deadline to May 31

      The Paycheck Protection Program has run its course after providing well over half a trillion dollars in loans to small...


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      When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

      The more you know, the more your grass will grow. Here are the best ways to maximize your lawn fertilization...


      How To Build Your Own Truck Storage System

      Hauling around your tools and equipment just got easier. These field-tested tips from a fellow pro will help turn your...


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      History of Women in Construction

      Whether digging trenches or designing skyscrapers, women throughout history have left their professional mark on the construction industry.

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      7 Best Safety Vests and High-Visibility Wear for Women

      Prepare to be seen! High-visibility vests and other apparel for women on the jobsite are important for everyone's safety and...


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      Women’s Workwear: 8 Best Places to Shop

      Women no longer have to make do with men's workwear. These companies have created workwear designed for the growing number...

      Toolipedia: Paint Roller Frame

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about paint rollers


      Electrical Questions Answered By An Electrical Inspector

      Everything you wanted to know about breaker panels and more. A veteran electrical inspector answers your questions.


      Build Concrete Steps 

      Learn how to build concrete steps that look fantastic and will last 100 years.


      Tips for Tighter Miters and Better Coped Joints

      New to construction? Want to brush up on your trim techniques? Check out this story.

      Toolipedia: Drywall Screw Gun

      Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about drywall screw guns.


      Which Exterior Renovation Adds the Most Value to a House?

      Not all exterior renovation projects are created equal. These are the ones that add the most value at resale.


      12 Bad Roof Maintenance Habits to Stop Doing Immediately

      A healthy roof is one of the most important parts of your home. These bad roof maintenance habits could cost...


      How to Paint a Room

      Read on as we walk you through all the steps, from choosing the paint to cleaning up when you're done.


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      What to Know About Coping Trim

      Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.

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      Home Improvement Spending Expected to Surge

      A recent Harvard study brings good news for contractors: Business will be booming again in 2021. Here's why.


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      Which Home Improvement Projects Are Most Popular in 2021?

      Good news, contractors: Home improvement spending is expected to rise in 2021, and the majority of home owners are planning...


      How to Upgrade Your Bathroom Vanity

      A fresh new look for your bathroom.


      How Zillow Is Changing The Housing Market

      Is Zillow becoming a one-stop shop in the housing market? That appears to be its goal.


      Millennials, Unlike Their Parents, Are Looking at Home Buying Differently

      Millennials aren't following the typical "starter home" route their parents did, impacting the high-end housing market.


      Cost vs. Value: Which Home Improvement Projects Are Best

      Adding a bathroom or remodeling an outdated kitchen might bring some joy to your life, but it might not be...


      10 Expenses Homeowners Forget to Budget for When Planning an Extension

      Adding an extension isn't cheap, and many homeowners forget to account for these costs when budgeting.


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      We Tried Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Paint Color of the Year

      Aegean Teal caught the attention of our team here at Family Handyman. Here's why we love it.

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      Compare all the Paint Colors of the Year for 2021

      Decorating your home can be transformative and inspiring. A splash of color on just one wall can uplift your mood,...


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      9 Things Carpenters ALWAYS Do Working On Their Homes

      Ever wonder what practices, principles, tools and materials pro carpenters can't live without? Discover nine of them so you can...


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      Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1988: How to Make a Small Room Seem Larger

      Family Handyman has helped DIYers improve their homes since 1951. As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, here are some vintage...


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      Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1986: New Building Techniques for Remodelers

      To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some of our favorite articles from the past. Check out these home-building...


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      Vintage Family Handyman from 1983: Housing Shapes To Come

      What types of housing were available in 1983? In honor of our 70th anniversary, Family Handyman looked at some old...


      How to Be a Good HVAC System Owner

      So, you bought — or perhaps inherited — an...