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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 schedule.

Electrical Questions Answered By An Electrical Inspector

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


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.

How to Upgrade Your Bathroom Vanity

A fresh new look for your bathroom.


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Adding a bathroom or remodeling an outdated kitchen might bring some joy to your life, but it might not be...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


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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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...


20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...


How to Protect a House During a Remodel

It's important during any remodeling project to safeguard the unaffected parts of the house from damage and filth. Here are...


20 Tips and Tools That Make House Demolition Simple

Demolition shouldn't be a haphazard job, especially for the professionals. These tips and tools will make your residential remodeling and...


Tidy Tips From a Picky Painter

You can tell a good paint job because the new wall paint is only on the wall. We asked a...

How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing

A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make...


5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Landscaping Tools

We got advice from the owner of a landscape company on how to keep gear and tools running at optimal...


5 Essential Tips for Pro Carpenters

Five game-changing pro tips for carpenters who want to up their game and get more efficient on the jobsite.


Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide

Drywall taping is one of the most important jobs on any construction site. A skilled taper can hide a lot...


5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Plumbing Snake

Consistent maintenance of your drain-cleaning equipment reduces effort on site and prolongs its useful lifespan.


Tips for Plumbing With Plastic Pipe

We asked Les Zell, a master plumber, to share some of his tips on working with plastic plumbing. Here are...


How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.


Essential Tips for HVAC Professionals

One expert offers key tips on how HVAC professionals can stay ahead of the curve in an industry that is...

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5 Tips For Managing Client Expectations

Acquiring new clients is challenging. Try turning existing clients into repeat clients by managing their project expectations.


Framing Basement Walls

A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...


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5 Tips For A Successful Interior Painting Project

A pro painter shares the five steps to a successful interior painting project.


Seven Plumbing Tricks You Have To Know

Seven terrific tips and tricks from a long-time plumber


Tips for Concrete Fasteners and Masonry Screws

No matter which trade you're in, eventually you're going to tackle a project that requires fastening to bricks, blocks or...


Pro Tips for Basement Finishing

These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...