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Amazing Repair Products

Sometimes all it takes is the right product to make a quick and easy fix.

What’s Wrong With This Picture? Plus a Trick Question

We’ll show you the problem—and the fix.


Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

Outfit your abode with these high-impact, low-budget projects.


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


Tips for Tighter Miters and Better Coped Joints

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

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...


Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim

Learn the secrets of successful PVC trim installation.

How to Restretch a Carpet

Fit, trim and restretch your carpet in one afternoon with a carpet stretcher.


Crown Molding Cutting and Installation

This three-piece crown molding technique simplifies installation and the results are spectacular.


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Interior Trim Work Basics

All the trim basics from start to finish, plus a clever way to get those miters tight


Family Handyman Vintage Project from 1983: How to Hang Wallpaper

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary,...

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How to Repair or Replace a Broken Storm Window

A broken storm window can be dangerous and inefficient, but is it a DIY project? A few things to know...


How to Install a Load-Bearing Beam

Replace a load bearing wall with a microlam beam to create a bigger room.


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Vintage Family Handyman Project: Modernizing a Fireplace (Then and Now)

In honor of our 70th anniversary, we recreated one of our earliest projects.


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How to Clean Grout in Your Kitchen with a Surprising (and Cheap) Ingredient

From your floor to your backsplash, removing gunky buildup between tiles is easier than you think with this trick.


How to Cope Joints for Wood Corner Trim

Professional techniques for coping perfect molding and trim joints.

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How to Soundproof a Room

Cut down on the noise coming into or going out of your living area with these proven sound-dampening materials and...


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How to Repair a Gas Fire Pit

How to inspect and fix your gas fire pit.


Tips and Techniques for Finishing Trim

Achieving a flawless finish is all about proper prep, taking the correct steps, and applying the right product with quality...


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How to Clean a Gas Fireplace

Important annual gas fireplace maintenance.


6 Ways to Hang a Poster Without Damaging the Wall

Decorate your space while leaving hole-free walls.


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Your Guide to Winterizing Everything

From cars, boats and lawn mowers to pools, gutters and grills. Here's how to winterize everything around your home.


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21 Things Every Homeowner Needs to Know

While rewarding, being a homeowner can be costly and frustrating if you're not in the know. Here are 21 essential...


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5 Insulation Mistakes to Avoid

Insulation keeps your home the temperature you want — as long as it's installed correctly. Here are five common insulation...

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How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement

With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...


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7 Drywall Installation Mistakes You’ve Probably Made Before

This article walks you through the 'Do's and Don'ts' of drywall installation. It will help you avoid seven common mistakes...


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How to Clean Vinyl Siding

Techniques for cleaning tough-to-remove stains on vinyl siding, trim and gutters.


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How to Paint Wood Paneling

Yes, you can paint wood paneling. And, it can look terrific or it can look terrible. Use this step-by-step guide...


A Simple Math-Free Method for Marking and Cutting Radius Trim

Marking and cutting radius trim can be tricky, and mistakes can be costly. Here, an expert trim carpenter shares their...


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5 Things to Consider Before Painting a Chalkboard Wall

Chalkboard paint (which is not the same as chalk paint) is fun, versatile and easy to use.