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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...

    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.

    Toolipedia: Drywall Screw Gun

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

    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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    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.

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    Adding a bathroom or remodeling an outdated kitchen might bring some joy to your life, but it might not be...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

    How to Be a Good HVAC System Owner

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

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    9 Common Problems Found In Home Inspections

    Home inspections are important for home buyers and sellers. A bad report could break a deal and leave homeowners with...

    5 Things I Wish I Would Have Known as a Rookie Painter

    We talked to a painting pro to learn five things that rookie painters should know before kicking off their career.

    Which Homeowners Hire Pros the Most?

    Study: More than a third of all home improvement projects require the help of a professional remodeler.

    Learn More About the Science Behind Concrete

    Ever wonder what concrete is really made of? Read this and find out.

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    Why More Women Are Considering Careers in the Trades

    Gone are the days when only men filled jobs in construction. There has never been a better time for women...

    How Small Businesses Can Avoid Economic Stimulus Scams

    The Small Business Administration recently issued a warning about scammers trying to take advantage of people applying for small business...

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    Bosch’s New Thermal Camera a ‘Staple for Any Toolbox’

    The camera gives DIYers and pros an easy way to accurately measure, visualize and analyze thermal variance on almost any...

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    Why High-Performance Furnace Filters May Ruin the Blower

    Adapt your ductwork design to ensure adequate system airflow for homeowners who intend to use their blower filter as a...

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    Nonprofit Helps Girls Build the World They Want to See

    Girls Garage is the manifestation of Emily Pilloton's mission to 'inspire a community of fearless builder girls everywhere.'

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    14 Things Home Depot Employees Won’t Tell You

    The Home Depot offers a wealth of materials, resources and a customer-friendly return policy. But there are a few secrets...