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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.

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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...


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.

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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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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...


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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...


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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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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...


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 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...


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.


Framing Basement Walls

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


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...