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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 to hire out for some or all of the work.

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Adding a bathroom or remodeling an outdated kitchen might bring some joy to your life, but it might not be...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

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...


7 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Remodeling Company

We talked to the CEO of a remodeling company to learn what it takes to be successful in a competitive...


Remodeling Company Owner Accused of Dumping 2 Tons of Waste Into Protected Wetlands

A remodeling pro is facing three separate charges after allegedly dumping jobsite waste into an environmentally protected area.

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.


What Does the Boost in Young Homeowners’ Remodeling Spending Mean?

More people under 35 are buying homes, and they're starting to spend serious money on improvements.


Where Are Homeowners Spending Remodeling Dollars?

Room additions remain the most expensive remodeling projects.


Study: 35% of all Home Improvement Projects Require A Pro

DIY has exploded in popularity in recent years, but professionals remain a key player in home remodeling projects.


Home Remodeling Spending Hits Record High

The market indicates that it's a great time to be a pro remodeler.

5 Tips For Managing Client Expectations

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


How Smart Are Your Remodeling Clients?

Has the overflowing pool of remodeling shows and websites made your clients more demanding or more educated?